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-Shorts for Kids- New Mesh, Includes: Boxers, Swimtrunks, and Tanktop Outfits!

by Phaenoh Posted 17th May 2008 at 7:50 PM - Updated 8th Sep 2008 at 6:37 AM by Phaenoh
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update: Thanks to CatofEvilGenius a recolorer's template has been made available. Ok, recolorers, pick up your coloring tools and get to it!

The lack of a shorts mesh for kids has bugged me for freaking forever. I'm starting to get the hang of this meshing thing so I thought I've give it a try. I used the hidden cmBottomShorts mesh and made a full body mesh based off of it and made 34 textures for my new mesh. Though looking back on it now, this would have been a great mesh for kid's athleticwear too, maybe someone else will use it for that?

The first set is 6 girls tank top and shorts outfits. Summer is starting and I'm sick of seeing all my tom-boy sim girls (who refuse to wear a miniskirts) in a t-shirt and long pants, they must get hot wearing those!

The next set of four is made from a hidden shorts texture for girls pajama bottoms. I think they are kinda ugly, but I didn't make them, Maxis did. I've removed the CC star on them as they are Maxis. The next four (pictured below) are hidden boys boxers. Again I did not make the textures and I've removed the CC star.

The next two sets are a conversion set for the men's silky boxers. I've created both a set with the regular Maxis texture and another with my replacement texture. (It was updated March 9, make sure you redownload it so they match!) Similarly I've also created two sets that are matches for the Maxis swimtrunk texture and my replacement textures of them. All 20 have had the CC star removed. Images shown are my replacement texture matching sets. See below for Maxis matching.

Install Instructions:If you would like the delete button to be disabled in CAS then place the files directly, or make a subfolder, in the following location and put the files there instead of in your Downloads folder. C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 FreeTime\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins (or whichever is your highest expansion pack folder).

Recolor Policy for This Mesh: Yes, you may recolor it! I'd take it as a compliment if you did. However, please do not reupload my mesh anywhere and only post your recolors here at MTS2. You may reuse any of the Maxis conversion textures without asking for my permission, I didn't make them, resizing them really doesn't count as much, so I don't feel that I have any claim over them. However, you may NOT reuse my swimtrunk texture or my plaid boxers texture without first asking for my permission in a PM. I put a lot of hard work into them and I'm not ready to abandon my babies just yet. Also as a recolors note/convience, anything made for this mesh will easily convert to my mesh and vice versa. That mesh is the bottom only version of this one. Thanks!


Polygon Counts:
FaceCount: 1726
VertexCount: 1192

Additional Credits:
Freya and King, my models. They've been away from the cameras for a while now and they were getting kinda antsy.

Age: Child
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Underwear Sleepwear Swimwear
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Age Conversion
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.

Sims 2
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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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#2 Old 18th May 2008 at 4:24 AM
Why would Maxis hide this mesh? The mind boggles. Thanks for this, my boy sims could use some boxers and the girls do need summer shorts.

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#3 Old 18th May 2008 at 4:46 AM
...shorts for girls? i hadnt even thought of it
i wonder why they never put this in the game...silly maxis
thanks for this
long pants and skirts for girls
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Original Poster
#4 Old 18th May 2008 at 10:35 AM
They didn't hide this mesh Cat, they hide a shorts bottom only mesh, they didn't even bother to create a full body one like I've done here. Glad you like it though!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 18th May 2008 at 3:57 PM
Great work, these will come in handy for the kids in the summer!

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 18th May 2008 at 4:29 PM
Finally! I'm not artistic but I surely appreciate you who are.

Me thinks Maxis needs more creative minds like yours...

Thanks! :-D
Mad Poster
#7 Old 18th May 2008 at 5:28 PM
Phaenoh, your cute conversions and repairs of Maxi's junk makes me want to go back into the game and get lots of kids going!! Thanks and please keep up to great work!!
Mad Poster
#8 Old 19th May 2008 at 12:31 AM
Thank you very much!
I remember I downloaded the unlocked MAXIS mesh in the past but deleted it again once I noticed the textures didn't map properly and couldn't make my own.
The outfits you've made look great!

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Test Subject
#9 Old 19th May 2008 at 12:57 AM
nice job!
very thanks!!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 20th May 2008 at 2:23 AM
Brilliant, thanks Phaenoh! Our kids really needed these!
#11 Old 9th May 2015 at 10:21 AM
Love those boxers and trunks!
My boys really need them :D
Test Subject
#12 Old 14th Jun 2015 at 3:05 AM