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Maxis Outerwear as.... Outerwear! UPDATE: Fixed Uni Bug

by fanseelamb Posted 3rd Mar 2007 at 10:36 PM - Updated 15th May 2013 at 12:46 AM by fanseelamb : testing 123
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Oh Maxis. You put some nice coats in other EPs, then didn't convert them to Outerwear! So I did. Install them all or pick & choose which EPs you want. You'll need Seasons + the EP in the filename - these mods will not unlock the outfits if you don't have the EP they came from. And they are mods, not clothing recolours - note the tiny filesizes.

Hopefully the pictures are self explanatory. They don't show all the outfits but they show most of them. They're just Maxis clothes, you already know what they look like!

Installation Instructions:
You can put these files in your Downloads folder, but if you do, the delete button will be enabled in Body Shop. Do NOT delete them in Body Shop. Doing so may corrupt some of your game files. To remove the outfits from your Outerwear bin, delete my package files from your Downloads folder. If you don't trust yourself to not delete them in Body Shop, make a subfolder in the following location and put the files there instead of in your Downloads folder. This way the delete button will be disabled.

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 YOUR LATEST EP\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game is not in C:\Program Files)

This issue is a side effect of Maxis enabling the delete button on their own Body Shop downloads, like the soccer clothes. It affects all unlocked clothing made this way and there is currently no other workaround. Big thanks to Cryotank and Jordi for their help finding and resolving the problem.

Jan 4, '08 Update:
Fixed a bug that caused basegame clothes not to show up for Young Adults. Please redownload the "basegame" or "ALL" file if you have Uni. Big thanks to Lord Darcy for his help finding & fixing the issue!

June 25, '07 Update:
H&M Outerwear added. There are 8 for women, 3 for teen girls, and 3 for men.

March 5, '07 Update: Added the University letterman jackets and enabled them for adults. Get the UNI (or ALL) file if you want those. They may not work if you also have Windkeeper's Unlocked University Outfits installed.

Additional Credits:
Huge thanks to the creators of SimPE for making this possible, and to Windkeeper and others who have made similar mods - your work showed me that this type of thing could be done.

ETA: If you're looking for outfits I haven't included, try simsbaby's version at Insimenator. He chose a different selection than I did and has the Holiday Stuff clothes too. I will not be adding any Holiday or Family Fun Stuff items since I don't have those SPs.

ETA 2: Holiday & Family Fun Stuff outerwear now available! Hop on over to knightguy82's thread for Dragons, Kimonos, and Santa Suits, oh my! He's also unlocked the UNI fig leaf outfits for YA through Elders. They're perfect for plantsims.

ETA 3: Apartment Life & Free Time outerwear now available too! Thanks again to knightguy82 for doing those.

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: 803 Bytes · Downloads: 5,999 · 25th Jun 2007
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Size: 5.9 KB · Downloads: 38,812 · 3rd Mar 2007
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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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Demon Sheep
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Original Poster
#176 Old 27th Jul 2010 at 5:37 PM
ikieSimmy203: I'm not sure. Try it and see if it works.
Forum Resident
#177 Old 11th Jan 2011 at 1:53 AM
I have H&M by way of the Best of Business collection, but my latest expansion pack is Seasons. I've placed the files for the base game, NL, and GLS in the "bins" folder for Seasons, and they show up; but when I put the H&M file there, those outfits are not showing up. Any idea where I need to put it so it shows?
Test Subject
#178 Old 24th Jan 2011 at 1:40 AM
Many thanks for this. I've never understood why those wonderful long wool coats were marked for formalwear only(And for some reason, trenchcoats for males seem to be shockingly scant around here).
Forum Resident
#179 Old 5th Apr 2011 at 4:22 PM
This is just what I've been needing! There's so many outfits in Everyday wear that would be suitable for Outerwear, and now thanks to you we can actually use them! Yay!
Lab Assistant
#180 Old 13th Apr 2011 at 8:18 PM
Hey great idea!!!!
Test Subject
#181 Old 2nd Jul 2011 at 1:06 AM
how do you make your own clothes and how do you recolor cars??? nothing i read helps me!!!
Test Subject
#182 Old 18th Jul 2011 at 2:39 PM
Does this remove the clothing from the other catalogues?
Demon Sheep
retired moderator
Original Poster
#183 Old 18th Jul 2011 at 5:55 PM No. This only adds the clothing to the Outerwear category. It's all still available in the Everyday category too.
Test Subject
#184 Old 2nd Aug 2011 at 5:31 PM
You saved me a lot of time! Thank you very much. I'm so glad :D
Test Subject
#185 Old 25th Jan 2014 at 11:25 AM
This sadly seems to break quite a few default replacements. Seems like the the mod confuses the game for reading the meshes and breaks them over all categories.
Test Subject
#186 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 7:45 PM
Thank you ! :)
Meet Me In My Next Life
#187 Old 19th Jan 2015 at 4:32 AM
Perfect Just what we all need more nice "Outerwear" thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#188 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 2:25 PM
Yay for more outerwear!
Had this mod in my game before, but now I installed the sims 2 again and I just need it back in there. :D
#189 Old 5th Apr 2015 at 9:13 AM
Thank you! Is it possible to make this with maxis formal wear?
Test Subject
#190 Old 17th Jun 2016 at 4:30 PM
So I decided to grab this because it was recommended on another mod (The one that also puts the flapper dress and the cloche wearable together) but I was curious about the subfolder bit in the install, can it be named anything or does the subfolder need a specific name?
Test Subject
#192 Old 21st Jan 2022 at 8:12 PM Last edited by Floreska : 24th Jan 2022 at 2:07 PM.
Originally Posted by fanseelamb
divinebovine: They will show up in the Outerwear category and in their original category.

Lily Whyte: I considered disabling them from showing in the original category but chose not to. Some people may still want them in those categories, and there aren't so many that they clutter the bins much. If there's enough demand I *might* make outerwear-only versions ...but it doesn't seem like a very big issue to me.

I would love to grab such version (the outerwar-only). Toddler badge staying in the everyday outfit really annoys me but I haven't find any other mod moving it to outerwear either.
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