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"Dress Me Correctly" Mod

by MogHughson Posted 6th Feb 2009 at 4:29 PM - Updated 15th Jun 2010 at 11:36 AM by MogHughson : Replacement .rar after server problem
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*Updated 16th August 2009*
Fixed error in school clothes changing - see section below
When I play Sims, their mornings tend to follow a routine which includes trying to squeeze in a shower before going to work (nice to get the hygiene motive high before setting out for the day). I say "squeeze" because it's often the last thing they do before running out the door. So, I noticed that they come out of the shower and 'spin' into their everyday clothes, and then immediately 'spin' again into their work clothes. That's just silly. Also, at bedtime, they get out of the bath, 'spin' into their everyday clothes, walk into the next room and 'spin' again into their pajamas before getting into bed. Again, that's just silly.

So I have designed a global mod that controls which outfit the Sim puts on when they get out of the shower/bath, instead of it always being the Sims everyday outfit. Now when your Sim has finished their shower/bath they will get dressed into an appropriate outfit based on how close they are to starting any of the following 'tasks':-
  • Going to work
    Some jobs have special uniforms, and some the Sim goes wearing their Everyday outfit. Bear this mind if you see your Sim change into Everyday clothes when you are expecting Work clothes. The easy way to tell is if your Sim owns a Dresser; there will be a separate menu option "Dress for Work" if this Sim has a special outfit to wear to work.
  • Going to school
    Private School has a uniform, but for Public School your Sim goes wearing their Everyday outfit. Bear this mind if you see your Sim change into Everyday clothes when you are expecting School clothes.
  • Going to bed
    Bedtime is calculated based off School Start time for Children and Teens and off Work Start Time for Adults and Elders. This means that bedtime moves for Adults and Elders.
If the time is two hours prior to one of these 'tasks' and not yet half way through the time spent doing the 'task' then they will change into the appropriate clothing for that 'task' as they finish their Shower/Bath. Otherwise they will change into everyday clothes.

If by any chance your Sim does end up changing into the wrong outfit, no harm will come to them as they will still change into the correct attire when attending to this 'task'.

Please note that your Sim only changes clothes if they take a shower or a bath - it's not going to direct them to change just because it's two hours before Work/School/Bedtime.



I have done a lot of testing of this mod, with various different job start times crossing various time boundaries, but I shouldn't pretend that this is perfect, so if you do find an issue where you think the Sim is getting dressed into the wrong outfit the following section tells you the information I will need.


Cheers
Mog

Update History
16August2009
  • Fixed a problem where children changed into school uniforms (only apparent when children attend Private School) on Saturday. Thanks to myokichoccy and Sadie79 for reporting this issue.
  • Fixed a problem where children changed into school uniforms on Snow Days. Thanks to Sadie79 for reporting this issue.

Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
All the people responding on the Creator Feedback Forum who helped me in designing this mod.
crumplebottom_marky4444 for the More Snow During Winter mod which made it easier to test behaviour on Snow Days.

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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dress-me-correctly-Mog-20090119.rar | Base Game Compatible Global Mod to change "Get Dressed" behaviour

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 70,042 · 6th Feb 2009
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  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
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Test Subject
#2 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 4:51 PM
Very clever!
You programed this to cover so many possible situations, it must have taken forever. My properly attired Sims thank you. :-)
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#3 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 5:15 PM
I always love the things you come up with. Keep up the good work!
Test Subject
#4 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 5:37 PM
This is perfect. Thanks!

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#5 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 6:09 PM
Very interesting.

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Test Subject
#6 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 6:30 PM
Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 7:16 PM
Great idea, loking forward to trying this out! =D
Test Subject
#8 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 7:25 PM
great idea!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 7:36 PM
You're awesome! Thanks very much!
Test Subject
#10 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 7:48 PM
Wow, I can tell you put tons of hours into this. Nice job
Test Subject
#11 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 8:28 PM
Wow! Thank you SO much! technical detail: this mod make simers happy
Test Subject
#12 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 8:35 PM
Wow, you put a lot of work into this! And, thank you for it! It'll be nice in general, but especially for movie making! Thanks so much!

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Field Researcher
#13 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 8:38 PM
I've been watching this in the feedback forum. I thought to myself, "Is this really that useful?"
I still don't know, but it's an incredibly cool mod and I look forward to seeing it in game.
Awesome idea and work.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 8:57 PM
Fab mod! Thanks for the share!
Field Researcher
#15 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 9:12 PM
wow, all your mods are so great! The "put your homework away" is one of my 5 favorite mods. Is there anyway to make the clothing mod work for toddlers? Like if a toddler has a diaper change or bath between 7AM and 8PM they are dressed in everyday clothes instead of pajamas? Or does it already work on toddlers, and I just can't read carefully enough?
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#16 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 9:22 PM
Nifty idea!

I'm guessing this will work with all EPs since the post doesn't say otherwise?

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#17 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 9:35 PM
Wow, such a wonderful mod. Thank you.

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 10:12 PM
This is amazing! Thank you so much!

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Original Poster
#19 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 10:33 PM Last edited by MogHughson : 6th Feb 2009 at 10:45 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neder
I've been watching this in the feedback forum. I thought to myself, "Is this really that useful?"
Who knows Neder - probably the double spin annoys some people as it did me, but not others. Very much depends on how you play Sims I would say. Made it for me, shared it for anyone else who wants it. It was fun to make too as I like BHAV programming, so I'm already happy even if no-one else finds it useful.

Quote:
Originally Posted by melethana
Is there anyway to make the clothing mod work for toddlers? Like if a toddler has a diaper change or bath between 7AM and 8PM they are dressed in everyday clothes instead of pajamas? Or does it already work on toddlers, and I just can't read carefully enough?
It doesn't work on toddlers due to the fact that they don't take showers/baths themselves and the BHAV I updated was part of the semi-globals for taking showers/baths, but I bet there is an equivalent BHAV for just the actions you mention that could be similarly hacked. It would be simpler than the adult changes too since there would be no work times involved. I will take a look.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
I'm guessing this will work with all EPs since the post doesn't say otherwise?
This is Base Game compatible and everything upwards from there too. The GetDressed BHAV which I changed had not been altered by Maxis since the Base Game which made it easier.

Cheers
Mog
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 11:36 PM
This is so awesome!! I hate when sims take ashower before going to bed and they 'spin' to everyday clothes. It's one of those things that make sims stupid hahah
you made them a little smarter!! Thanks :P
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 12:20 AM
I love you. I hate when they do the double spin thing. Thank you eternally!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 12:28 AM
This is an incredibly awesome idea. Well done!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 1:08 AM
How come this isn't a featured download?
This one is an amazing mod!!!!
Thanks!

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Test Subject
#24 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 1:54 AM
BRILLIANT! This is so cool! Thank you!
Test Subject
#25 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 2:47 AM
This is cool, thanks. I thought it was kinda annoying that sims change into everyday clothes EVERY time they take a shower, even before bed.
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MogHughson also recommends you check the following:

There is another related mod by another Modder which if you don't like this mod, may suit you better. Sims spin into a towel after taking a shower/bath. Find it here.

There is a toddler version of this mod here.