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No more clothes changing at doorways

by MogHughson Posted 8th Jun 2010 at 7:05 AM - Updated 15th Jun 2010 at 12:36 PM by MogHughson
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Originally Posted by TheSimsWorldSims
I have been looking everywhere for a mod that stops sims from changing their clothes at all doors. For example, when a sim changes their clothes from their casualwear into their outerwear to go and pick up their newspaper....or whatever the reason they go outside for. I really would love to have it possible for them to only change their clothes at closets or chest of drawers vs. having the unrealistic aspect of them changing at the last minute into their outerwear on the way out of the door, even though I already had an everyday outfit that was warm looking. Why can't my sims not go outside in the rain in their pajamas?
here is a mod that means Sims will no longer change into or out of Outerwear as they go through a door.

Please note that if you use this mod, you are responsible for making sure your Sim doesn't freeze to death because they went outside to play in the snow wearing their underwear!

There are three versions of this mod, to cover various possible preferences on behaviour.
Version A
This version means that no-one, controllable Sims or visitors, ever change clothes when they walk through the door. This does have the side effect that visitors and walk-bys that you invite in, stay in their outerwear if they arrived wearing it (i.e. because it is cold outside). This visitor behaviour may seem a bit odd but at least there is no more clothes changing going on at the door.

Version B
This version means that no controllable Sims ever change clothes when they walk through the door. Visitors that arrive wearing outerwear (i.e. because it is cold outside) will change clothes however. This keeps you in full control of your Sims, and allows visitors to do an appropriate thing since they are not controlled by you.

Version C
This version means that no-one, controllable Sims or visitors, ever change clothes when they walk through the door. It also changes visitors and walk-bys so that they do not wear outerwear even if it is cold outside. They may look a little cold as they wander past but at least there is no more clothes changing going on at the door and your visitors won't be sitting there wearing a coat for the duration of their visit.

Each .rar file has a name including the version letter described above. Inside the .rar file however, all the .package files have the same name thus ensuring that you cannot install more than one in your downloads folder because they will clash with each other.

I don't know of any mods this clashes with. There is always the possibility of course, so the pertinent information for the owner of the other object is here.

Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki.
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
crumplebottom_marky4444 for the More Snow During Winter mod which made it easier to test.

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 Seasons
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no-change-for-outdoor-version-C-Mog-20100519.rar | Version C of the mod

Size: 909 Bytes · Downloads: 2,786 · 8th Jun 2010
909 Bytes 2,786 8th Jun 2010
no-change-for-outdoor-version-B-Mog-20100519.rar | Version B of the mod

Size: 753 Bytes · Downloads: 6,776 · 8th Jun 2010
753 Bytes 6,776 8th Jun 2010
no-change-for-outdoor-version-A-Mog-20100519.rar | Version A of the mod

Size: 746 Bytes · Downloads: 3,252 · 8th Jun 2010
746 Bytes 3,252 8th Jun 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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Test Subject
#26 Old 6th Oct 2011 at 11:27 AM
I absolutely love this. It annoyed me when Spring would come along and the snow would be gone; yet they change into a parka...Looked odd. I hate to ask; but why any chance do you do request? (:
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#27 Old 22nd Oct 2011 at 5:53 PM
Originally Posted by ohdangshel
I absolutely love this. It annoyed me when Spring would come along and the snow would be gone; yet they change into a parka...Looked odd. I hate to ask; but why any chance do you do request? (:
I do - please follow the link in my sig.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#28 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 10:45 PM
If you happen to do request.. could you make one allowing sims not to change into activewear or w/e cuz I hate when I'm filming, I make the sim play backstetball, and suddenly they change and I gotta just say forget filming this part. Dx help?
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 22nd Mar 2012 at 7:16 PM
I never found it as an annoyance, really. HOWEVER... it is a bit unrealistic to do the twirly thing at the last moment. If I can't change my Sims clothing at will in Sims 2, then nobody can, virtual or otherwise!
*evil laughter*
Should make getting the newspaper in winter a bit faster too. Thanks a bunch.
Test Subject
#30 Old 15th May 2012 at 7:32 PM
Great job on this mod BUT is there a way to change it? This would be useful to me if sims would only change when going OUT not coming in.

For example: I play the Riverblossom neighborhood and control the Greenman family. So you know how the layout of that house is. There is a front door, a back door and two side doors. The kitchen and Dining area are two seperate rooms with two tile Arches for doors, along with the bathroom and baby room. The rest of the house is open until you go through a door upstairs that leads to the master bedroom. Now can you imagine how ANNOYING it is during Fall and Winter?

Ahem, it's winter and your sim goes to compost the newspaper. So they go through the front door (change to outwear) and retrieve the newspaper and then turns and enters (changes again) the front door again. Your sim then goes through the side door (changes) and composts the newspaper. Turns again and re-enters (changes) the side door. Now this happens for the side doors and front and back doors. Upstairs is hilarious. When they leave the bedroom they change into there outerwear come down the stairs and change again when they enter the baby room, bathroom, dining room or kitchen.

So it would be TREMENDOUSLY helpful if you could tell me about a mod that does this OR if there is a way to change this mod so it does the above?
Forum Resident
#31 Old 25th Jun 2012 at 1:37 AM
Thanks for this nice mod. I always hated that annoyance of changing clothes back&forth. keep up the good work.
Test Subject
#32 Old 12th Sep 2013 at 8:03 PM
This mod gave the coat rack an actual purpose! I was so excited when that item came with Seasons...only to learn Sims never needed to use it because they always changed magically at the door! I prefer choosing when to change them into their outerwear, and this mod makes it easier. Thanks!
Test Subject
#33 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 10:05 PM
Real good idea, thanks a lot!!!
Test Subject
#34 Old 24th Nov 2014 at 6:53 AM
Just installed Seasons, and this behavior was driving me mad already! thank you so much!
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