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-Added Contrast- Default Replacement PJs (the ugly matchy-matchy ones)

by Phaenoh Posted 16th Aug 2007 at 8:02 PM - Updated 10th Sep 2008 at 1:05 AM by Phaenoh
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
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Anyone else hated those solid colored matchy-matchy pjs that take up the majority of the space in the sleepwear catalog for your teens, adults, and elders? Well, good news, I hate them too! I've fixed them to have some contrast between the shirt and the pants, and included a little detail contrast on the shirts' seams. They look SO much better now. The plaid versions also bothered me, so I toned them down. They look more like what I'd wear when I wear plaid pjs. (I'd still never be caught dead in a plaid shirt, but thats my own issue) The pjs are identical through the ages, so here are the adult versions. (The teen and elder pjs share the texture image, so I couldn't make them different if I wanted.)

There are two rars, one is ALL the solid colored ones, male and female, teen through elder, and the other one contains the plaid version.

These are DEFAULT REPLACEMENTS, meaning, when you place them in your downloads folder, they will act as Maxis clothing, completely replacing their counterparts. This includes sims currently wearing them. If you want to remove mine and return to the maxis versions, just delete my package from your downloads folder. Btw, if you want your clothing catalog images to reflect these changes, delete your thumbnails folder: C:\Documents and Settings\(yourname)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Thumbnails. The game will generate new ones. If you want not default versions, check out this thread of mine.



BTW, I've got more default replacements, check them out here !

Enjoy!
-Phaenoh

Additional Credits:
My sincerest thanks to HP who responded to a post in the Modding Discussion board about this topic. Also to Tiggerypum for writing the Unimesh/Milkshape tutorials that I used to fill in the blanks in HP's sleep deprived post. Without them, we'd all still be wearing bland matchy-matchy pjs among other Maxis clothes.

Age: Teen Adult Elder
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Sleepwear
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Default Replacement
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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

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Phaenoh-PJsDefautReplacements.rar

Size: 3.05 MB · Downloads: 8,632 · 16th Aug 2007
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 10:22 PM
I never minded those PJs, but these versions are still an improvement! Thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 10:27 PM
they really do look a lot better like this, great job! thanks!

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#4 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 11:24 PM
I was going for something similar, so everyone would like it, but still enough of a change for me to actually look REAL.

Thanks for your comments, they really make my day!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 12:04 AM
Hellacool replacements. Thank you.

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 12:05 AM
wow what a good change!! I hated maxis one too, now they look good enough to use!!
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#7 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 1:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Liurika
now they look good enough to use!!


totally my point, thanks for letting me know you appreciate them!
Scholar
#8 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 8:25 AM
I agree with TheSilverLining, but these are gorgeous!
Test Subject
#9 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 12:18 PM
Wonderful improvement! Thank you! I just wonder.. do these work for pregnant sims too?
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 4:17 PM
Wonderful! I never let any of my sims use those icky maxis pj's! These are an amazing improvement. Thanks for sharing

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#11 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 6:27 PM
Yes, they will replace the pregnant sim versions as well, since pregnant morphs use the same texture image that normal clothes do.
Test Subject
#12 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 7:00 PM
Yay. Thank you. I always hated it when my pregnant sims would switch from their nice custom PJs to a random set of ugly ones. Now they'll look so much better!
Alchemist
#13 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 7:43 PM
Good idea! Thanks,
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 7:53 PM
the sleeves are called "three quarter lenght sleeves"ive seen some nice outfits with this kind of sleeve. but to be honest all maxis made clothing is pretty bad and a waste, i wish there were a way to delete them.

your pj's are very nicely done and a considerable improvement of the originally made maxis ones. i really like the 2 tone tops different from the bottoms. good idea.
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#15 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 7:57 PM
I know they are 3/4 sleeves, I've seen them in real clothes and they drive me crazy there too. If I get enough of a response, I'll look into lengthening them.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 1:40 AM
These look so much better than the Maxis ones! I'd actually like both the sleeves AND the legs lengthened if you feel like improving them some more!

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 1:46 AM
The color improvement is incredible! My biggest issue was always the length of the pants, I hate those ankle huggers! The sleeves never bothered me much, but the leg length always did. If you fix the legs length and offer it in these great colors I will get much more use out of them!

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#18 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 2:17 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 19th Aug 2007 at 5:01 AM.
Sounds like enough of a call to me! And yeah, I was planning on making the pants longer too. I'll see what I can do!

EDIT: Ok, I tried it, and it worked too, but it makes the shirt hem look REALLY weird. Imagine adding 2 inches to the bottom of the sleeve of the contrast color and stretching the whole sleeve down another 2 inches. Fixing the UV Map and redoing the textures to match is more work than its worth. Sorry guys!
Test Subject
#19 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 7:54 AM
Finally, maxis pj's are so ugly!

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Field Researcher
#20 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 6:02 PM
This is great!! Thank you! :D
Inventor
#21 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 10:14 PM
I have been enlightened! I did not know the blandness of my PJs until you showed me these, Phaenoh! lol!
Thanks much! ^_^
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 10:42 PM
I love these my sims look more well colourful when they put their PJ's on now. Im glad you changed the shades of the striped ones too I never used to use them because they were so ugly but now i'll use them all the time. :D

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#23 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 2:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Joshua Degennaro
Im glad you changed the shades of the striped ones too I never used to use them because they were so ugly but now i'll use them all the time. :D


Well, why have them in your catalog if you aren't going to use them?! Thats exactly the reason I wanted to fix them!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 1st Sep 2007 at 3:45 AM
I love them ^_^
Buut I didn't download the plaid ones, cuz I love my plaid pj's XD they're the only things I ever let my sims wear!
(of course, the guys all got the pants)

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#25 Old 1st Sep 2007 at 4:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Phaenoh
Sounds like enough of a call to me! And yeah, I was planning on making the pants longer too. I'll see what I can do!

EDIT: Ok, I tried it, and it worked too, but it makes the shirt hem look REALLY weird. Imagine adding 2 inches to the bottom of the sleeve of the contrast color and stretching the whole sleeve down another 2 inches. Fixing the UV Map and redoing the textures to match is more work than its worth. Sorry guys!



darn... i really wanted longer versions....what if u did it to the pants only? will that work?
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