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Maxis Match Loading Screen for TS2

by Slamyy Posted 23rd May 2022 at 9:17 PM
4 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
Description
A custom loading screen featuring the original base game logo and an official banner image.

This is made for and tested on 1920x1080 resolution. You will need to try yourself to see how it looks on other resolutions.

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The design is inspired by the Clean UI while the colors are matching the original UI.
The background is an official banner that I've upscaled and edited a little.

You might notice that the bottom row of the squares doesn't have the dark blue outlines on the inside. That is on purpose so that the scrolling text can be seen without being covered.

Options
Pick one:

With Menu
This file has the loading screen AND the background for the first neighborhood selection menu that comes right after the loading screen.
HOWEVER the menu background only works properly with the Clean UI. If you're not using the Clean UI, you should get the "No Menu" version.

No Menu
This file only has the loading screen. You won't see the background in the first neighborhood selection menu.

Installation
You should place the package file in the UI folder of your base game install location. NOT the Downloads folder.

Example path for Ultimate Collection users:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\UI"

Example path for disc users:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\UI"

Type:
      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.
      Defaults: Default Replacement Spawned Objects (like baseballs, dishes, etc)

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

This is a multi-part download:


Pick and download only 1 file.
"With Menu" version only works properly with the Clean UI. If you're not using the Clean UI, you should get the "No Menu" version.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SLAMYY_TS2_LoadingScreen-MM_withMenu.zip | Loading screen AND neighborhood selection menu background

Size: 14.58 MB · Downloads: 286 · 23rd May 2022
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14.58 MB 286 23rd May 2022
SLAMYY_TS2_LoadingScreen-MM_noMenu.zip | Only loading screen

Size: 7.38 MB · Downloads: 170 · 23rd May 2022
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7.38 MB 170 23rd May 2022
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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. You should place the package file in the UI folder of your base game install location. NOT the Downloads folder.

Example path for Ultimate Collection users:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\UI"

Example path for disc users:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\UI"

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Inventor
#2 Old 21st Jun 2022 at 3:16 PM
Thanks! I'm going to try it with Greatcheesecakepersona's loading randomizer (where one can rotate between multiple Custom loading screens).
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#3 Old 26th Jun 2022 at 10:35 PM
Very cool!
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#4 Old 1st Jul 2022 at 3:27 PM
I like it. It preserves the old sims 2 style and goes great with the game. I recently had to redownload my UC game from another source because the EA origin launcher would not recognize my login info and would not let me create a new account. Now I bypass origin completely without ever having to go online.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#5 Old 6th Oct 2022 at 9:36 PM
it's perfect, thank you!