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-Questionable Clothes Turned Cozy Coats!- Defaults for Useless Meshes and More

by Phaenoh Posted 18th Dec 2008 at 10:07 PM - Updated 8th Jan 2013 at 8:04 PM 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
It's getting colder out and I STILL hate my outerwear options. My sims are not the type to pull on a puffy parka and walk down the street like some sort of penguin. So what do I do? Go mesh shopping of course! Bodyshop loads and I try to find meshes that don't typically get made into outerwear. I found quite a few in the basegame and a few from the EPs.

I have created Defaults for these outfits. If you download them and install the default package to your downloads folder my versions are what you will see instead. I have also created MoverMods for all of these outfits, since most of them were from Everyday and that won't help the coat shortage any. The Mover package is also included with each Default, but you have to install them in a separate place or you will end up with the CC star on them and make them deletable in game (and corrupt your game in doing so! oh noes!)

You can pick and choose which outfits you want to change and you can also decided whether you want to move them or not, delete any undesirable packages before installing. Maybe you liked what I did to the AL-pointydress by adding tights, but you don't want to move it to Outerwear, then keep only the Default file! Maybe you want to move the HM-daisydress to Outerwear but don't want the tights I added, then keep only the Mover file! So very customizable!



Because you can download and install just the Default files, this does not require Seasons. If you install the Mover mods, to use the clothes you will need Seasons.

Installation Instructions:
Remember the DEFAULT files go in your Downloads and the Movers go here:
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Highest Expansion Pack You Have\TSData\Res\Catalog\Skins


If that doesn’t work, try these other two locations instead. C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Highest Expansion Pack You Have\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins or C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Highest Expansion Pack You Have\TSData\Res\StuffPack

You can put the Mover files in your Downloads folder, but if you do, the delete button will be enabled in CAS and Body Shop. They will also not move the clothing and it will all be treated as custom content. Do NOT delete them in CAS or Body Shop. Doing so may corrupt some of your game files. To remove, delete the files themselves from the folder you put them into.


Enjoy!
-Phae

Additional Credits:
Fawn and Walt for being so good about going over to Daycare today, makes it much easier to do photoshoots without tots crawling all over the set.

Age:
      Teen
      Adult
      Elder
Gender:
      Male
      Female
Clothing Type:
      Outerwear
Clothing Style:
      No Style: None of the below styles
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.

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

Size: 1.73 MB · Downloads: 2,265 · 18th Dec 2008
1.73 MB 2,265 18th Dec 2008
Phaenoh_DEFAULT_uf-HM-JaneOverallBoots.rar

Size: 1.09 MB · Downloads: 1,999 · 18th Dec 2008
1.09 MB 1,999 18th Dec 2008
Phaenoh_DEFAULT_uf-HM-DaisyDressBoots.rar

Size: 756.0 KB · Downloads: 2,054 · 18th Dec 2008
756.0 KB 2,054 18th Dec 2008
Phaenoh_DEFAULT_tf-JumpsuitBoots.rar

Size: 1.33 MB · Downloads: 3,003 · 18th Dec 2008
1.33 MB 3,003 18th Dec 2008
Phaenoh_DEFAULT_ef-SSN-SweaterSkirt.rar

Size: 1.52 MB · Downloads: 2,462 · 18th Dec 2008
1.52 MB 2,462 18th Dec 2008
Phaenoh_DEFAULT_au-MRacer.rar

Size: 427.9 KB · Downloads: 3,095 · 18th Dec 2008
427.9 KB 3,095 18th Dec 2008
Phaenoh_DEFAULT_af-NL-Raver.rar

Size: 781.7 KB · Downloads: 2,292 · 18th Dec 2008
781.7 KB 2,292 18th Dec 2008
Phaenoh_DEFAULT_af-HM-JenniferDrsPumps.rar

Size: 1.54 MB · Downloads: 2,195 · 18th Dec 2008
1.54 MB 2,195 18th Dec 2008
Phaenoh_DEFAULT_af-AL-PointySkirt.rar

Size: 1.46 MB · Downloads: 2,587 · 18th Dec 2008
1.46 MB 2,587 18th Dec 2008
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
#2 Old 18th Dec 2008 at 10:46 PM
anyway you can make these in non-defaults? Love them but sometimes I like to use the crazy clothes
Instructor
#3 Old 18th Dec 2008 at 11:08 PM
*-* these are sooo great!!! thank you sooo much!!! I'll finally have some use for these clothes!!!

hi!
Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Dec 2008 at 11:19 PM
These are awesome! Thank you!

~ttfn~
Inventor
#5 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 12:42 AM
Awesome, I like what you've done to these. The Racer outfits look so cool now, my aliens are gunna be wearing those!!

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Scholar
#6 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 2:35 AM
the teen racing outfit conversion is fricking amazing and i love it! my favorite out of this whole set. thank you madam :P
Test Subject
#7 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 6:14 AM
Great job with those ugly teen jumpsuits. Now they look like something a person would actually wear :3
Test Subject
#8 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 9:11 AM
These are great, no more ugly Maxis clothes!
Test Subject
#9 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 9:54 AM
Thanks for these, because I'm always wondering what the hell EA was thinking.
Scholar
#10 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 11:45 AM
COOL i like these two thing though on the AL dress can you make the socks even(EA is crazy cause who wears socks like that!?)and also are you gonna make more??

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 11:51 AM
I see what you're going for with the rave outfits, but just putting clothes on under what is essentially a dance uniform doesn't work from a fashion standpoint and instead ends up looking silly. The original texture for the top does not make a convincing bodice or bolero jacket without serious retexturing.

For your idea to work and really look good, you need to take into account the original function of the outfit (a dance/rave outfit, in this case), and find real everyday items that look like both the items in the mesh and what you're going for--I'd suggest a bolero/cropped jacket and fashion shorts, with a long warm shirt and tights under, preferably patterned to break up the monotony of solid colours. They'd also need to be textured to imitate sensible cold weather wear fabrics.

Without a retexture of this outfit to both work with the shape of the mesh and look convincingly like fabrics other than spandex, the outfits look thrown together and poorly planned. Simply removing the designs on the original outfit and throwing clothes on underneath doesn't cut it.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 1:44 PM
These are cool.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 3:23 PM
You keep putting an end to the uselessness! I especially love what you did with the stupid teen jumpsuit which I've never once used in my game.

"Gag me with a reticulated spline!! You're not my cup of tea!" - The Nightlife Prima Guide
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Instructor
#14 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 5:32 PM
While for my sims, none of these qualify as winter clothes, thank you for adding stockings to the warm dresses and especially thank you for making that teen jumpsuit actually usable. The raver and racer outfits are unsalvageable (and I would prefer a hider for those), but the rest will be perfect for spring and autumn.
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Original Poster
#15 Old 20th Dec 2008 at 1:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Renatus Valentinus
....Simply removing the designs on the original outfit and throwing clothes on underneath doesn't cut it.
It does for me! You can make your own on that mesh if you'd like. Or, just don't download mine. I had NEVER used that outfit before, and now I wouldn't mind seeing townies walk around in this, there are still some very strange townies out there...

Everybody, thanks for your comments! I enjoy reading your opinions.
Forum Resident
#16 Old 20th Dec 2008 at 6:43 AM
I LOVE what you did with the teen jumpsuit outfits! I always kind of liked the outfit idea but never saw it as practical wear, but you've made it much more sensible! I only wish you would have moved the flame decal up onto the "jacket" half of the black one. Other than that, they are fantastic!
Test Subject
#17 Old 20th Dec 2008 at 7:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Renatus Valentinus
I see what you're going for with the rave outfits, but just putting clothes on under what is essentially a dance uniform doesn't work from a fashion standpoint and instead ends up looking silly. The original texture for the top does not make a convincing bodice or bolero jacket without serious retexturing.

For your idea to work and really look good, you need to take into account the original function of the outfit (a dance/rave outfit, in this case), and find real everyday items that look like both the items in the mesh and what you're going for--I'd suggest a bolero/cropped jacket and fashion shorts, with a long warm shirt and tights under, preferably patterned to break up the monotony of solid colours. They'd also need to be textured to imitate sensible cold weather wear fabrics.

Without a retexture of this outfit to both work with the shape of the mesh and look convincingly like fabrics other than spandex, the outfits look thrown together and poorly planned. Simply removing the designs on the original outfit and throwing clothes on underneath doesn't cut it.


why don't you do it? you seem to know what you're talking about to an extensive amount...
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#18 Old 21st Dec 2008 at 7:14 PM
Guys, chill. I know the rave outfits look kinda strange and I don't care. If you don't like it, don't download it. That's EXACTLY why I separated them all. If you can't or don't want to stretch your imagination with these outfits, then don't get them. For some of us it isn't that far a stretch so we are ok with it. To each their own!
Test Subject
#19 Old 22nd Dec 2008 at 6:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
Guys, chill. I know the rave outfits look kinda strange and I don't care. If you don't like it, don't download it. That's EXACTLY why I separated them all. If you can't or don't want to stretch your imagination with these outfits, then don't get them. For some of us it isn't that far a stretch so we are ok with it. To each their own!


Phaenoh, I don't think Renatus was or is trying to insult you
( Although he/she could have put in more diplomatic terms, considering we don't have the added benefit of facial expressions and/or tones of voice over the internet )

If you look at what Renatus is said and not how he or she said it, It's constitutive criticism; Simply hints, tips, and suggestions about things that you may not have thought that will ultimately make you better in your craft
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#20 Old 22nd Dec 2008 at 8:34 AM
I didn't take it as an insult, I just didn't like how my thread was (and still is) being derailed. Please, no more opinions regarding other peoples' opinions.
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Test Subject
#21 Old 25th Dec 2008 at 8:07 PM
Thank you very much. I love them.
Test Subject
#22 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 1:01 PM
Thanks for all the hard work you do in making Maxis clothes playable Phaenoh. I couldn't imagine playing my game without your default replacements. I use just about all of them. Its very much appreciated.
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