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Hide Maxis Clothing & Hair in Apartment Life

by Ambular Posted 12th Oct 2008 at 8:34 PM
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These files will hide all the hair, clothes and hats that came with Apartment Life from the game catalog and Bodyshop. They will also prevent those items from being used by new townies, NPC's and randomly generated CAS Sims. Existing Sims should not be affected, and the hidden content can still be found and selected in debug mode.

There is one file each for clothing, hats and non-hat hair. They all work fine for me; please let me know if you experience any problems.

My hiders for Free Time are here; for Bon Voyage, here; Jordi's hiders for the previous EP's and some of the SP's can be found here.

Additional Credits:
Thanks and credit to Jordi for pioneering the hiding of ugly Maxis crap.

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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#2 Old 12th Oct 2008 at 8:41 PM
Thanks for making this set.

I've asked this in the forums before, but didn't get an answer that mades sense to me. How do you prevent townies from using certain clothes? Can you do it without having to hide the clothes?

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#3 Old 12th Oct 2008 at 11:36 PM
Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
Thanks for making this set.

I've asked this in the forums before, but didn't get an answer that mades sense to me. How do you prevent townies from using certain clothes? Can you do it without having to hide the clothes?

There may be a way to do that, but if so, I'm not aware of it. :/ Suggest you do a search for 'property set' in the modding section of the site; if someone has posted that information, that is the likeliest way you'd find it.
#4 Old 13th Oct 2008 at 2:34 AM
thank you! I have been wanting tihs for SOOOOOOO long I downloaded one that hide some of AL clothes but it didnt hide them all and it didnt hide hair and so Im hoping this one does both :-)
#5 Old 19th Oct 2008 at 1:24 PM
Thanks for this! I wanted to hide the duplicate hairs from AL and this saved me time from rummaging throught the property sets.
Test Subject
12th Jan 2009 at 7:46 PM
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#6 Old 17th Jan 2009 at 9:47 PM
Originally Posted by MeredithDerek
A question: How can I make a hider for myself? I have some clothes that I want to keep, so can you make a tutorial?

1. Run the game
2. At the neighborhood screen, type CTRL+Shift+C to open the cheat console
3. Type exactly as follows: boolprop testingCheatsEnabled true
4. Hit Enter
5. Hold down Shift+N while clicking and loading CAS

You will now get a tooltip popup over each item in the CAS catalog when you hover the mouse over the thumbnail. Each one will have a name, something along the lines of 'afbodydresssummer_tropical'.

6. Find the items you want to leave unhidden and write down their names. When finished, close the game.
7. Download my hider file(s) and open in SimPE. In the Resource List pane on the right, you will see the Property Set names for each hidden item.
8. Find the names of the items you wrote down in the file, right-click each one and choose Delete, then save the file.

This should unhide the CAS items you want.
Test Subject
#7 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 5:35 PM Last edited by Shaniah29 : 21st Jul 2009 at 11:51 PM. Reason: bad english
Hi! Thank you for all these hider.
I've re-installed a clean sims 2, with every EP and no downloads, and add only the hider done by Jordi and you for every EP. But some Original Game, Seasons and OFB clothes & hairs are still there.
Could you help me? I don't have found any good answer to my trouble on the social forums or the commentaries of the hider on MTS2.
Forum Resident
#8 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 4:09 PM
Thanks again for this nice mod. Do you think you can make a mode for kitchen and bath? Bravo to you & have a nice day.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 25th Apr 2011 at 11:23 AM
AL's stuff was so annoying - you could really think of how Sims 3 would gonna be. 10 times the same hairstyle - just with different color of the hair ties. Also: Why should I see the witches' hats?
I'm so glad I've found your hider! Finally I'm also rid of the most annoying maxis things.
Thanks for creating and sharing!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 6th May 2015 at 5:42 PM
I know this is an old upload and hasn't been commented on in 4 years, but I thought I'd make a note of this in case anyone's having trouble. I've been putting all the hiders I use in EA Games\The Sims 2 Apartment Life\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins, and they all function properly when put there EXCEPT these. However, I DID get them to work by putting them in my Downloads folder instead (and just to be sure they're in a subfolder starting with "zzz" so they load last.)