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Rugs - zMOG!! Off Grid!!

by HugeLunatic Posted 17th Apr 2010 at 4:49 AM - Updated 15th Jan 2022 at 10:31 PM by HugeLunatic
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Update!! December 15, 1018
Fixed Instance numbers for the resources so they no longer override original CEP resources added in the CEP by Numenor.

Place all EA rugs on a diagonal or off grid!

So rugs in TS2 sink into the ground when placed, basically leaving them very flat. Most of the actual meshes however are not flat! They sit up off the floor with a nice shape. Especially the stones from Family Fun Stuff (shown below) which are quite useless when flattened!

This mod will make each rug from all EPs and SPs be able to be placed off grid using snapobjectstogrid false, the M&G quartertile placement cheat, or on a diagonal. Rugs will now not sink into the floor when placed. They also will not have odd lighting when placed off grid. There are so many rugs in game so I didn't take a picture of each one, just a select few from different EP/SP.

FT Rug Hider & Catalog Cleanup

I have also taken the FT rug and combined all the sports related ones into the EA Sports Baseball Rug and hiding the other four sports related ones. I figured I might as well do this since this mod will interfere with that hider mod one anyway.


This will conflict with any type of recategorizing or hider mods for rugs, specifially this one by Gwenke33 . This will not directly conflict with the M&G fix by Goggalor at MATY, but you no longer need that fix.

Known Issues:

For any rug recolors from NL, OFB, and maybe SSN, the recolors will be very dark. Those need to be fixed. Any future recolors after placing this mod should be fine. How to fix existing recolors. This method can also be used to fix store rugs, which I will not be sharing.


Installation for this mod is a little different. There are two types of files, one has xxBin.package and one has xxDL.package. The bin one needs to be in the latest EP bin folder to keep the rugs from having the * star. The DL one needs to be loaded after the CEP since it has TXMT resources in it.
  • Place the xxBin.package in C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\LatestEP\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Place the xxDL.package in your downloads folder

There are two packages - Please don't download both!! I have uploaded one file for those with ALL EP/SPs, and one for those missing one or more EP/SPs.

Additional Credits:
*Someone named Lash who's file was missing the BHAVs so that I knew the solution was not there.
*Echo for her rug clone which I have been poring over forever.
*Goggalor at MATY for searching the dusty recesses of the brain trying to remember what was changed in the M&G rug fix. Which I was trying to reverse engineer.

      Fixed: Fixed Maxis Mistakes
      Maxis Content Hiders

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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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 17th Apr 2010 at 4:56 AM
I was just thinking about this.
HugeLunatic, you are made of win!
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#3 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 5:00 AM
Thank you! The flat steppings stones have annoyed me for years.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 5:29 AM
Now I can place rugs anywhere I want to! Thank you x infinity, this has been pissing me off ever since rugs were first introduced. I never understood the weird lighting, but I'm glad you fixed it! Thank you once again!
#5 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 7:35 AM Last edited by Alma70 : 17th Apr 2010 at 7:46 AM. Reason: Adding a question.
I've been wanting this for ages! Thank you so much. =)

Just a question: Since the M&G stuff pack work as a mini ep, should I put the xxBin.package in M&G .../Bins or in Apartment Life .../Bins? I guess it's Apartment Life but I'd like to be sure.
#6 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 7:55 AM
This is a long needed fix! Thank you so much
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#7 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 8:09 AM
HL... I love you so hard right now. I've been waiting for this for AGES.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 8:33 AM
This is a most needed fix from the game. I've been completely annoyed about the rug situation and it never made sense to me. Thanks so much! You are brilliant

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#9 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 8:57 AM
*hugs* :D

I wondered if it was just me having this problem, and it has always bugged me a lot. Thanks a MILLION for fixing it! Downloading it right away!

Oh, MG bin or AL bin? Just wondering here, too...
Forum Resident
#10 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 9:14 AM
I've always loathed how the rugs were so flat (and the annoying lighting on some of them)! This is definitely going straight into my favourites!! Excellent, just excellent! Thank you! :D

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Field Researcher
#11 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 9:35 AM
This is the most awesomest thing EVER.

#12 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 10:42 AM
This is freaky, I was JUST thinking how nice it would be to be able to place rugs out of grid without the weird light issues! This is perfect, thank you!

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 11:12 AM
I cannot think of enough jubilant superlatives to celebrate this happy upload! Thank you so much!

#14 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 12:10 PM
perfect! I was waiting for sooooooooooo long! thanks a lot

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#15 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 12:19 PM

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#16 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 1:09 PM
I'm SO going to download that! It always annoyed me that I couldn't place rugs the way I wanted. Thank you!

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#17 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 1:17 PM
Brilliant!! It's always annoyed me that I can't use maxis rugs wherever I want, now I can, thankyou very much HL!
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#18 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 1:25 PM
*grovels* This has been something I've been waiting for years to have. Absolutely love your work. Thank you so much for this!

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#19 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 2:13 PM
I have all my stuff in my M&G bin folder, and since the M&G has some rugs fixed I would guess it wouldn't behave as it should if it weren't in that folder. So..M&G.
#20 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 2:54 PM
Fantastic! Thanks for the directions on how to change the lighting as well. I might actually now use some of the rugs.
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#21 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:11 PM
#22 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:20 PM
Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
I have all my stuff in my M&G bin folder, and since the M&G has some rugs fixed I would guess it wouldn't behave as it should if it weren't in that folder. So..M&G.

Thanks! =)
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#23 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:57 PM
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#24 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 4:15 PM
Thank you!
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#25 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 4:40 PM
Lunie - we are not worthy......

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