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Medieval NPC Replacements: Commoners

by sunni9676 Posted 26th Mar 2010 at 9:22 PM - Updated 24th Mar 2010 at 5:21 PM by fanseelamb : entered in medieval challenge
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This download is part of the Medieval Creator Challenge

Now you can fill your Medieval/Fantasy neighborhood towns and villages with delightfully dirty commoners. This is a default NPC replacement set of 16 NPCs (a total of 29 characters!). Using this set your NPCs will automatically appear in your game in era appropriate clothing.

NPCs included:

Messenger (Mailman)
Herald (Newspaper Delivery)
Tax Collector (Repoman) [Repogun recolor included]
Midwife (Social Worker)
Ratcatcher (Exterminator)
Grocery Delivery
Guard (Police)
Fire Brigade [Fire Extinguisher recolor included]
Thief (Burglar)

This set has been put into two parts for downloading because the file size exceeded 10mb. Once you remove the folders from the archive put them into your Sims2 -> Downloads folder and your NPC clothing will instantly change. (You can merge all the folders/files into one folder for convenience if desired) If you want to return to the game NPC apparel or use another default set, just remove or delete the Commoners folder.

Each NPC replacement package already includes the necessary mesh required, therefore you do NOT need to download any additional files or meshes for this set to work. However, if you would like your playable characters to wear the included apparel too, download the mesh files from the credits list below. (I selected fairly common meshes that are used in a lot of Medieval clothing recolors, so you may already even have these meshes).


Gara's Boutique for textures and meshes
  • GR_Mod08bodyMESH060201 (Used for AF Maid, Gardener, Driver, Ratcatcher, Grocery Delivery, Messenger, Midwife)
  • GR_Modm01bodyMESH060216 (Used for AM Maid, Butler, Gardener, Driver, Messenger)
Tiggerypum for meshes
  • MESH_tig_metunicpants092005.package (Used for EM Handyman)
  • MESH_tig_amtunicpants.package (Used for AM Ratcatcher, Grocery Delivery)
  • MESH_tig_mttunicpants092005.package (Used for TM Clerk, Herald)
Parsimonious for meshes
  • mesh_k8parsfefrengwon021605.package (Used for EF Nanny, Handyman)
  • mesh_k8parsftfrengown021605.package (Used for TF Clerk, Herald)
SimGrrl for textures
Witcher series textures were remixed for the Guard, Fire Brigade, Tax Collector and Thief

Almight Hat for texture
I *borrowed* some wood from Hats Bug Spray Barrel for use on the Fire Extinguisher; For photo purposes I used her DR Grocery Basket carried by the NPC Grocery Delivery. I highly recommend her Default Replacements for your medieval/historical hood.

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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Size: 9.28 MB · Downloads: 16,557 · 26th Mar 2010
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Size: 9.53 MB · Downloads: 17,153 · 26th Mar 2010
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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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Zombie Socks
#2 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 9:30 PM
Wow! Excellent idea! Thank you!

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Mad Poster
#3 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 9:34 PM
Wow, this is fantastic - although I have TS3 now, I still play with TS2 from time to time and these are definitely going in my neighbourhood there! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 10:20 PM
I LOVE all these replacements coming out now. If only I had a medieval hood...

I basically just like to play uglacies.
#5 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 10:45 PM
Ooooooh . . . out go Royal servants, in come Commoners.
I'm using these in my regular hood for the fun of it since they are so beautiful.

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 10:46 PM
OOooooooh! I like these, particularly the clerks and guards. Question, can you mix and match these with your other set? For example, if I wanted the royal maid but the common midwife could I use one from each set?
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 10:48 PM
Fantastic, Fabulous Work you are doing Sunni! Love your creations. Thanks a million times over.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 11:10 PM
Yes you can mix and match the sets. Just be aware that all NPC replacements require two files - their main package (which states who/what they are) and the apparel file. You can dump all the apparel files from both sets into your main downloads folder or a special apparel folder if you have one. They aren't default and they won't conflict with one another. If you already have the listed meshes your playable characters can wear them too.

As for the NPC main file, you can only have one at a time. So just swap those out. Choose either Medieval_Maid (for the Royal appearance) or Commoner_Maid.

More NPCs coming soon for the later expansions...

Visit these sites for more Medieval downloads: Sunni Designs, Plumb Bob Keep, and The Medieval Smithy.
Test Subject
#9 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 11:07 PM
Yay, ragged NPCs! Thank you! :D
And...sorry 'bout my nitpicky message in your last thread. Seeing the other set was made for royal servants (silly me completely forgot that), my comment was quite inappropriate.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 11:28 PM
I don't even PLAY a Medieval hood, but these are wonderful quality.
Forum Resident
#11 Old 27th Mar 2010 at 1:47 AM

Thank you.
#12 Old 27th Mar 2010 at 8:59 AM
I adore what you've done with NPCs! :
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 27th Mar 2010 at 1:13 PM
oh, you're uber-awesome! I especially like the tax collector, he looks so tax collectorish! And you captured his evil laugh quite good in the pic with the gun.

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Test Subject
#14 Old 27th Mar 2010 at 4:20 PM
Exactly what I was hoping for! Thank you so much.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 27th Mar 2010 at 6:07 PM
Oh my goodness! FINALLY! Thanks for all of the work in getting permission to use meshes that I'm sure this took, not to mention assembling the packages!

Necromancy is Good
#16 Old 27th Mar 2010 at 7:01 PM
This is simply wonderful! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 27th Mar 2010 at 11:39 PM
Awesome job! It looks fantastic! Once I get around to building my medieval 'hood, I will install these over your other set; these seem more 'servanty'.
Test Subject
#18 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 12:51 AM
I dont have a medieval hood, but If i were, I'd pick this. AWESOME!
Test Subject
#19 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 1:55 PM
You Are My Hero.
Test Subject
#20 Old 29th Mar 2010 at 5:20 AM
Love this. Thank you so much
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 30th Mar 2010 at 3:36 AM
Absolutley love your set, thank you. This has been needed since forever.

Q) I am going through and separating the individuals files so that I can mix and match with your royal set and I have come across two files in the part 2 folder called Commoner_Grocer_Male and Commoner_Grocer_Female. As there are already files in there for the Clerks and Grocery Delivery I am stumped to which NPC they belong to.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 30th Mar 2010 at 3:53 AM
shc: Any file that states Commoner (or Medieval for the Royal Servants) are the actual NPC replacement files (mesh). The other files are apparel textures and are listed as such. The Commoner_Grocer is the NPC replacement file for the Grocery Delivery character.

Visit these sites for more Medieval downloads: Sunni Designs, Plumb Bob Keep, and The Medieval Smithy.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 30th Mar 2010 at 10:14 AM
Ahh, I see. thank you for the reply.
Field Researcher
#24 Old 30th Mar 2010 at 9:02 PM
I'm having a problem with the female Commoner maid and the femail mail carrier skins. They show up with the commoner textures, but on the original meshes! I've got two files per NPC type in there, and I went ahead and got GR's mesh just in case that was the problem, but it doesn't fix the problem.

What did I do wrong?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#25 Old 31st Mar 2010 at 12:11 AM
Lerf1950: Id like to know which expansions/stuff packs you have, is your game patched and do you have custom content in your DL folder? You should have just these two files for your Maid: Commoner_Maid & Apparel_Maid, same for messenger.

A test for you is to remove your downloads folder from the main Sims2 folder (just put it on your desktop) and create a new empty dl folder. Add just the commoners folders and start the game. Visit the house where maid/mail chick are not showing up properly and observe. Afterwards, exit without saving and then delete your dl folder, put the old one back. Let me know what happens.

On a side note I have tested these NPCs in multiple games. I have more than one pc too. On one computer I have all the expansions (no stuff packs) and the game is patched. All the NPCs work fine. On the other computer the same exact situation, but the Maid showed up wearing a dance costume and not her maid outfit?! I took out the NPC files and no she just likes wearing that costume, its not my NPCs. So, now I guess I have to default that outfit too? This game is so chaotic sometimes.

Visit these sites for more Medieval downloads: Sunni Designs, Plumb Bob Keep, and The Medieval Smithy.
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