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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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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
"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: 156,164 · 23rd Mar 2009
122.8 KB 156,164 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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Test Subject
#76 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 6:40 AM
I wuv you guys! lol I've wanted something like this for a while...thank you

<3
Test Subject
#77 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 6:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by theundertakeress
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 :-)
I'm having the same problem, but in a single floor home. I do have a foundation, so maybe that's the issue.

Guys, am I missing something? As undertakeress says above, when I try to use this (AWESOME!!!) Coat Rack, my Sims shout me down as if there's something in the way. I turned on the move_objects cheat and put it in the middle of the room, but they still wouldn't use it.

Do I just need to make a wall outside with no foundation? (I'm on base game only, by the way.)
Instructor
#78 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 7:33 AM
This rocks, I used to have one of these for the basegame, but it didn't include outerwear. Thanks!
Scholar
#79 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 11:31 AM
I'm not skitanita1, but I like to help so here's the link;

http://www.modthesims2.com/member/s...ad.php?t=108057

It acts like a normal clothing rack with a few added options (such as summon sims). It updates with every game so yes, it should be able to buy outerwear.
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 12:27 PM
This is really good Numenor and Marylou

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Test Subject
#81 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 12:50 PM
I Could buye outer wear I just couldn´t choose it when I wanted to plan an out fit.
Thank you Annelae for posting alink to christianlovs chlothinrack. I can´t buye outer weare on that either. Maybee it´s something wrong with just my game.
Test Subject
#82 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 1:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necktie
I'm having the same problem, but in a single floor home. I do have a foundation, so maybe that's the issue.

Guys, am I missing something? As undertakeress says above, when I try to use this (AWESOME!!!) Coat Rack, my Sims shout me down as if there's something in the way. I turned on the move_objects cheat and put it in the middle of the room, but they still wouldn't use it.

Do I just need to make a wall outside with no foundation? (I'm on base game only, by the way.)


I'm also having the same problems, I'e not been able to get any Sim to use it yet.
Field Researcher
#83 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 1:54 PM
Many thanks for the Christian's link
I'll test in my game.
For everyone that told to have the problem that sims can't use the coathook : please, can you tell us which EPs and other hacks you have ?

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
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Field Researcher
#84 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 2:02 PM
This is great. It'll save a lot of time.
Field Researcher
#85 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 3:18 PM
This is brilliant, now I don't have to makwe them use the TARDIS everytime they want to get new clothes.
Test Subject
#86 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 4:22 PM
No more load waits just to go shopping? You guys are my heros! Thank you so much for this.
Test Subject
#87 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 4:32 PM
This really cool coat hook won't even show up in my game. Most of the things I download are like that and my question is why? Any answers to why this cool coat hook won't show up?
I own the base game, university, open for business and pets. I only have hacked objects and some customized foods along with a censor patch. I got all of them except for the patch from here (MTS2).
Test Subject
#88 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 4:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryLou
For everyone that told to have the problem that sims can't use the coathook : please, can you tell us which EPs and other hacks you have ?


I just have the base game, and I don't think I have any other hacks at the moment, just clothes, makeup & furniture etc.
Test Subject
#89 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 5:11 PM
just what i was waiting for

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Test Subject
#90 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 6:05 PM Last edited by Terhen : 25th Mar 2007 at 7:51 PM.
I'm having a problem with this one. After I have "bought" a bunch of outerwear for the family and try to "plan outerwear", the outerwear-option isn't there anymore. (It was before, since the family had more than one same aged sims of same sex.)

Earlier I had bought outerwear with this coat hook for another family, closed the game and installed whole game again, I COULD plan outerwear. But right after I have bought outerwear to another family, "plan outerwear"-option disappears again.

I have all expansions, no stuffpacks.

Is this only my game? Or does anybody else have the same problem?

Any possibility to repair this bad?
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 6:29 PM
Thanks so very much. ^^ My computer lags a lot in community lots so this saves me oodles of time.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. =D
Field Researcher
#92 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 7:08 PM
This Is A Wonderful Item. I Like It
Test Subject
#93 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 8:28 PM
Merci! Danke! Efcharisto! Mahalo! Toda! Go raibh maith agat! Domo arigato! Grazie! Xie xie! Spasibo! Gracias! Thank you in every language!

I've been waiting for this update. I've been using Cathair2005's dresser in all my lots, even though it didn't always go with the decor. (It was just too handy an object to be without.) I was waiting for someone to update it with the Seasons Outerwear option. You're wonderful! I am in awe!
The ModFather
retired moderator
#94 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 9:28 PM
Terhen, please do this test: when you see that the "Plan... Outerwear" option is missing, immediately click on a normal Maxis dresser, and check if the option is missing from the Maxis dresser too.

I ask this, because our Coat Hook uses the very same routines as the Maxis dressers, and therefore it should have the same options... I said it should... :P

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#95 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 10:18 PM
thanks so much for this download! i can't wait to use it in my game! i was always a big fan of the dresser, and am glad you 'revamped' it, so i can now use it with seasons!
Test Subject
#96 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 11:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryLou
Many thanks for the Christian's link
I'll test in my game.
For everyone that told to have the problem that sims can't use the coathook : please, can you tell us which EPs and other hacks you have ?
No EPs, and I've only tried to use it in a brand new house. There are no other hacks in the house. I do have the pixelation remover installed and the stack of phone books someone posted here awhile ago that make the telephone stop ringing, though they aren't in this house. Come to think of it, that one doesn't tend to work either.
Lab Assistant
#97 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 2:46 AM
I have a few objects like this already (buy clothes at home/change clothes, blah blah blah), but when I saw what a nice decoration it would also make, I thought "hey, I can always use more".
But that "buy for free" option? Excellent. It definitely sealed the deal, for me. When buying for Sims who weren't supposed to buy clothes for a challenge, I always would just use the "familyfunds" cheat to give them back as much as they spent.
Now this will save me that extra bit of trouble. I can't wait to use this. :D
Forum Resident
#98 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 4:00 AM
Thanks for another great object! I love it how everything you two make is compatible with all game configurations. This is really useful!


Julie =)

"I'm thinking about how if you took the W in answer, and the H in ghost, and the extra A in aardvark, and the T in listen, you could keep saying WHAT but no one would ever hear you because the whole word would be silent." - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Test Subject
#99 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 7:56 AM
Numenor,

I've tested that. In that neighbourhood (which I have tested this object) not even normal maxis dressers have option "Plan... Outerwear" after I have used this Coat Hook. Really weird, I say.

Is there anything I can do?

(I really like this object, this problem just makes me mad.)
Alchemist
#100 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 2:44 PM Last edited by verenaheu : 26th Jul 2007 at 5:45 PM. Reason: is a thanks
I love it! It saves so much space and time! Simoleons not really, because they always have enough of that, don`t they?
Anyway, thats terrific!
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