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"Shop-at-home" Hacked Coat Hook

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 23rd Mar 2007 at 4:24 PM - Updated 18th Jan 2014 at 7:19 PM by leefish : fixing images
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"SHOP-AT-HOME" COAT HOOK
Get for free any type of clothings!
by MaryLou & Numenor



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01 FEB 2009 - UPDATED and IMPROVED
  • All restrictions stripped from the menu: now everyone (including pregnant sims, bigfoot, witches, servos) can get clothings for free, plan outfit and change to a different outfit. NOTE: this may lead to some oddities, because there are visual inconsistencies between the Bigfoot body and the human head, or the human clothings and the Servo head, etc. It's up to the player to choose the correctly match the clothings to the sim's head.


    For example, in this screenshot, Rhonda (pregnant) used the Hacked Coat Hook to select a custom Maternity outfit, Servo used it to change to Formal, Randy (not pregnant) changed to Maternity outfit, and Bigfoot changed his everyday outfit to a human one.

  • Unlocked category "Maternity" for buy/plan/change outfit: now you can buy Maternity clothings, plan the Maternity outfit and change to Maternity; the same options are available for the "Naked" outfit, though they are mostly useless (there is not "Naked" clothing to buy ). Surely the most important feature is the ability to select different Maternity outfits:
  • Unlocked category "Naked" for buy/plan/change outfit: while this option is basically useless for "Buy..." and "Plan outfit..." (there are no custom clothings marked as "Naked"), the "Change to... Naked" option may be useful for thos players who use the various "naturist" hacks available on the Net.


02 JULY 2007 - BUG FIX
Now the sims correctly reach the Coat Hook placed on every wall.

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NOTE: this is a hacked object (in the sense that it allows to get results normally not available in a standard game), but it is NOT a global mod or a global hack: it will NOT be unknowingly exported with your lots, and it will NOT affect the sims (except for the new clothings you will "buy" for them) nor any other object existing in your game.

INTRODUCTION
Probably many of you still remember (and use) a very old hacked dresser by Wintermuteai1, that enabled some hidden test menus on the big green dresser from the base game...
Well, we thought that it was time to create an updated version of that dresser; Winter was so kind to let us clone his old dresser (many thanks!), and we were about to create a quick updated copy of it.
But by far you all have probably come to know well the two of us: we are never satisfied So, modification by modification, we ended with a brand new object, with more functions, new menus, new animations and a brand new mesh
Though basically nothing survives of the original Wintermuteai's dresser in this Coat Hook, we still heartly thank him for having created it in the first place, and having given us permission to clone it


IN-GAME USAGE
You will find the "Shop-at-home" Coat Hook in the Buy Mode catalog, subsection Misc/Dressers. Once placed in your lot, you can click on it and get the following options:
  • Get for Free -> Everyday, Formal, Underwear, etc... - This option will open the same selector you get when you buy clothes on the community lots, but all the clothings have a cost of zero. NOTE: the "Casual 2" and "Casual 3" clothing types are useless: buying them is the same as buying normal Everyday clothings.
  • Change to... - Same as any normal dressers: it allows to change your sims' clothings; Seasons players will get also the "Outerwear" option.
  • Plan outfit... - Same as any normal dressers (includes Outerwear for SSN players).


SPECIAL FEATURE: MATERNITY OUTFITS SELECTOR
The Hacked Coat Hook lets you buy/plan/change to different Maternity outfits. The selector will include:
  • all the Maxis maternity outfits (only 1 in the base game, plus a couple more added with the various EPs);
  • all the "default replacement" Maternity clothings (in this case, the replaced Maxis outfits will not appear in the selector, of course);
  • all the custom Maternity clothings correctly categorized as "Maternity". Unfortunately, so far there was no way to change the Maternity outfit, and therefore all the custom outfits around are either "default replacements" or "Everyday" clothings with an added pregnancy morph. The good news is that it's quite easy to re-categorize the Everyday clothings, adding the Maternity flag (you can use the "Scanner" tool of SimPE, or manually edit the Property Set, adding 0x100 to the Category).


GAME REQUIREMENTS and INSTALLATION
The Coat Hook is compatible with any game, from the base-game alone to Mansion & Garden; as for Seasons and its Outerwear, there is not a different version for that: if the Coat Hook detects SSN, it will show the Outerwear options.
To install the Coat Hook, extract the package from the attached rar and put it in the Downloads folder (or use the Q-Xpress). To uninstall, just remove the package from the Downloads.
Seasons owners might find interesting also the "Any-Wear" Coat Hook (you can have BOTH in your game, if you like).


RECOLOURS
The Coat Hook is fully recolourable; you can recolour separately the clothings and the wood panel, but we suggest to recolour both at the same time, because both parts share the same textures.


REDISTRIBUTION POLICY
Please DO NOT CLONE and DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE. Recolours are fully allowed, but don't include the mesh in your packages: provide a link to this thread, instead.
You can include these items in your lots and post the lots on free sites (NO EXCHANGE!!!), but you must credit MaryLou & Numenor and provide a link to this very thread (not just to MTS2).

Type:
      Object Mods: Object Interaction Mods (things that change how sims interact with objects or their environment, like "Multi-owner door" or "sunbathe anywhere")

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Hacked-Coat-Hook_AllGames.rar

Size: 122.8 KB · Downloads: 156,645 · 23rd Mar 2009
122.8 KB 156,645 23rd Mar 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Top Secret Researcher
#51 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 3:45 PM
Thanks so much :-) it helps a lot especially us with seasons EP.

You will find my older and newest creations here
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 5:36 PM
Hi, great work.
I was wondering, if it's possible for you to hack this object, so one can get ALL clothes at once, I mean without choosing. I hate this choosing-stuff, it's so boring and it takes such a long time. Is it possible? If the answer is yes, could you try on this, please? Would be great.

Stana
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 5:37 PM
Hi, great work.
I was wondering, if it's possible for you to hack this object, so one can get ALL clothes at once, I mean without choosing. I hate this choosing-stuff, it's so boring and it takes such a long time. Is it possible? If the answer is yes, could you try on this, please? Would be great, thanx,

Stana.
Test Subject
#54 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 5:41 PM
You are so good to us!! Thanks a bunch for sharing, this is something I always wanted in my game - you are awesome!
Test Subject
#55 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 6:14 PM
that old dresser is still one of my favorite objects, but this is an amazing upgrade!! Thank you!!!
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#56 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 7:17 PM
I love this hack but I have a problem when my sim tryed to "plan outfit" the outerwear did not show up I have a chlothrack created by Christianlov Is there a posebility that they conflict.
Keep up the brilliant work.
Test Subject
#57 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 8:03 PM
I've been using the hacked dresser for years...thank you so much for updating! (especially for seasons! Yay!)

This was a wonderful idea.
Top Secret Researcher
#58 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 8:24 PM
I love it! Thank you, this is great!
Theorist
#59 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 9:19 PM
Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 10:43 PM
Thank you sooooo much!! This looks better - works better - is better! It's brilliant! So much better than "shopping" in game! Every family will use this! THANK YOU!!

Purzion
*Happily Addicted To Sims 4*
Field Researcher
#61 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 10:50 PM
Oh Thank you, thank you, thank you. This will make my seasons outwear situation MUCH better. Love it! :*)

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Field Researcher
#62 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 10:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by skitanita1
I love this hack but I have a problem when my sim tryed to "plan outfit" the outerwear did not show up I have a chlothrack created by Christianlov Is there a posebility that they conflict.
Keep up the brilliant work.


Perhaps this is a stupid question: Did you bought an outerwear before? Or the sim had only his/her default outerwear?
If the sim has only his/her "usually" outerwear the option don't show up.

Please, can you put the link for Christianlov's hack, so I can test in my game?

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Test Subject
#63 Old 24th Mar 2007 at 11:39 PM
this great especially when there is no room for a dresser in a small house
Instructor
#64 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 1:04 AM
Amazing! Just yesterday I realised that the hacked dresser I love so much did not have the "outerwear" option - and today I find you've already come up with the solution! And it looks fantastic! You add so much to our enjoyment of the game - thank you for your wonderful work.
Test Subject
#65 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 1:05 AM
I'm so happy. I think I'm going to hyperventilate.
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 3:16 AM Last edited by theundertakeress : 25th Mar 2007 at 3:29 AM.
My sim won't use this object. It comes up with the graphics for when something is blocking the way. Any help as to why? Thanks :-)

Edit: I just tried it on the lower level of my sim house and it worked. I first had it upstairs, so I guess it only likes one level houses. Anyway, it works :-)
Greatest Dad Ever
#67 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 3:25 AM
I just used this item today and it works perfectly fine , My guess is you put it near something else that is interfering with them using this ...

Thank You MaryLou & Numenor for this wonderful Item !
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 4:03 AM
Thank you!
Scholar
#69 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 4:13 AM
Will this conflict with Christianlov's clothing rack hack?
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 4:29 AM
I can't wait to use this. I love the coat-hook design and would have downloaded it if it was merely a dresser. But not having to go to the store will be great for me as I have begun designing my own clothes and I wanted to go into the game to have my various characters "model" them for screenshots, if you know what I mean, and this will be a big help. Thanks you guys!
Test Subject
#71 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 4:42 AM
Thanks so much. My Sims just don't always have the time to go to a lot to buy clothes. I can't wait to load my game and start using it. Keep up the good work!
Test Subject
#72 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 5:12 AM
This is GREAT!!!! Thank you, it saves me a lot of time!^_^
Instructor
#73 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 5:27 AM
I too have used Cathair's dresser for years and years. The beauty about it is that one did not have to be in front of it at all to get the clothes. I will dl yours and try it out but I really hope that that particular feature could be included in one of your updates. I don't want to sound ungrateful, I am just soooo spoiled. Thank you to you both.
Test Subject
#74 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 5:39 AM
I have been waiting for this exact object forever!!! Thank you a million times

"Don't fix something that ain't broke!"
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