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Title: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 March 31, 15:06:07
I've been de-customizing and updating several Maxis official clothings and objects. (preorders/Exchange stuff)

What's the difference:

  • Objects were updated to Apartment Life, in case update is required.
  • Unrecolorable objects and formerly unrecolorable subset in recolorable objects were made recolorable.
  • Redundant resources like duplicate textures and animation files were removed to reduce the size. Compressed with jfade's compressorizer (http://www.djssims.com/index.php?category=1&subcat=5).
  • Custom star was removed from clothing/hair thumbnails. Instead they bear the corresponding EP/SP icon.
  • Clothings/hairs were categorized into the Maxis clothing bin, so they'll appear right beside similar Maxis stuff.
  • Unused hidden textures were retrieved.
  • Adult clothings were enabled for YAs.
  • Separate MMAT files for objects were integrated into the main 3D file to make one uncluttered package.
  • Object placement settings were adjusted, so that sculptures can be placed on OFB shelves and decorative slots like mantel or low dressers. Small sculptures can serve as centerpieces.
  • Decorative objects will give appropriate Enthusiasm in FT.
  • New decorative slots were created on top of some objects.
  • Minor bugs were fixed, like borked shoe sound on some clothings.

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Maxis_Preorder_EP3_Mascot_Hair.jpg) (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Maxis_Preorder_EP3_Mascot_Outfit.jpg)

Decustomized OFB preorder Chicken Mascot Suit. They bear OFB icon, and will appear grouped with other OFB mascot costumes/hairs.


Below are the first offerings, OFB and FFS preorders. I already uploaded GLS preorders in other thread. Ultimately I'm going to decustomize/update all preorder and Exchange stuff, so check back this thread for future releases.

2008-04-04: Added all 5 BV preorders.
2008-04-05: Added all 3 Celebration Stuff preorders.
2008-04-06: Teen and Elder versions of Celebration Baby Blue Tuxedo were Townified, like original Adult version.
2008-04-08: Added all 5 Teen Style Stuff preorders.
2008-04-11: Added all 6 FreeTime preorders.
2008-04-21: Added 2 Seasons preorders except for SwingSet and Trellis.
Adjusted placement settings for TSS Giraffe sculpture and FT RubberDucky, so that they can be placed on decorative slots like mantel and low dressers.
2008-04-22: Added all H&M preorders and 3 lost outfits. Also added another 3 lost BV outfits based on the same mesh as H&M lost outfits.
2008-04-23: Added all 4 new preorders for Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff.
2008-05-02: Added all 3 Double Deluxe preorders + 100 Million Sold Download outfit. Added link to Deluxe preorder Jukebox updated by Havelock.
2008-05-04: Added all 3 Happy Holiday Stuff preorders.
2008-05-14: Added all 3 Finland Coke Exclusive items in the second post.
2008-05-18: Added all 2 Denmark Faxe Kondi downloads in the second post. Updated previously released skins to remove more duplicate textures. Skin file sizes were reduced by about 40%.
2008-07-05: Added all 5 IKEA Home Stuff preorders. Decorative objects now give appropriate Enthusiasm in FreeTime. Adjusted placement settings for small sculptures. (EP7, SP2, SP3, SP6 and SP7 were updated.)
2008-07-09: IKEA Dresser and TV were updated. MANDAL dresser now comes in two sizes. Fixed wallshadows for dresser and TV. Added "Standalone" version that does not require IKEA pack.
2008-08-01: Added a decorative slot for IKEA STRIND end table. Slightly adjusted slot positions and reduced slot overlapping for both IKEA MANDAL dressers.
2008-08-22: Fixed SNS Raincoat and FFS Dress. (by Argon) Possibly fixed the crashing problem in IKEA NOMINELL Chair that only occurs under a certain condition. (EP5, SP1 and SP8 were updated.)
2008-09-04: Added all 7 AL preorders. Fixed version bit for 4 IKEA objects. Adjusted sort index of TSS preorder outfits. Adult version of TSS GraphicTee was added in AL preorders. Havelock updated Deluxe preorder Jukebox to AL. (EP8, SP6, SP8 and Deluxe were updated.)
2008-09-05: Havelock updated Deluxe preorder Jukebox. Image quality was improved.
2008-09-08: Updated GLS TV and IKEA TV to AL. Elders can watch TV while lounging on sofas. (SP2 & SP8 were updated.)
2008-09-15: Fixed the broken state FX for GLS TV and IKEA TV. Created 3 decorative slots on top of GLS TV. (SP2 & SP8 were updated.)
2008-09-18: Havelock updated Deluxe preorder Jukebox to fix animation. AL version is now separate from FT version.
2008-10-10: Richief updated 2 Seasons preorders to AL. (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/Themes/babylon/images/english/new.gif)

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Down'em ALL in ONE big RAR (Updated 2008-09-15)

MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?ozaht2ydkzb) | MegaUpload (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BIG8LW83)

Contains all files except for Deluxe preorder (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,9030.0.html) (updated by Havelock), some Exchange/Non-US sites stuff (decustomized by Argon) (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg362789.html#msg362789) and Seasons preorders updated by Richief (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg380277.html#msg380277).


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Pre-order Promos


EP3 - Open For Business

  • Lucky Plucky Suit - Categorized into EP3 Mascot bin
  • The Big Chicken by Big Yard Dudes Inc. (Giant Chicken Statue)

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Maxis_Preorder_EP3.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?bmmsixigatk)


EP5 - Seasons (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/Themes/babylon/images/english/new.gif)

  • The Aquasizzler Halter Set
  • Fifi Pioggia Couture Raincoat - Fixed reflection on boots. Requires SNS. (by Argon)
  • The Garden Swing of Bliss and Harmony - Updated to AL. (by Richief)
  • Botanical Garden Enhancer - Uses Plant SemiGlobals. (by Richief)

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_EP5_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?ye4ynwiaexv) (Clothing Only)

SwingSet and Trellis which were updated by Richief is attached in this post (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg380277.html#msg380277).


EP6 - Bon Voyage

  • Brite Nite Camping Lantern - Can be properly placed on OFB shelves.
  • Where in the World? Map - Frame subset was made recolorable.
  • Hot Travels, Cool Visor - Enabled for YAs. Unused grey hair texture for elders was retrieved. Correctly linked to Maxis ponytail hair for Formal/PJs/Undies.
  • Made in the Shade - Enabled for YAs. Unused grey hair texture for elders was retrieved. Requires BV.
  • Hula Happiness Skirt

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_EP6_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?bd5zl2z0y23)


EP7 - FreeTime

  • Prima Ballerina Poster - Gives Music & Dance Enthusiasm in FT.
  • Cinematic Perspective - Updated to Pets.
  • Collector's Classics - Made recolorable, gives Tinker Enthusiasm in FT.
  • Ducks in a Row - Made recolorable, can be placed on decorative slots (mantel, low dressers).
  • Female Exercise Outfit - Requires FT.
  • Male Exercise Outfit

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_EP7_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?gdmjbioxlkn)


EP8 - Apartment Life

  • The GameRockr - Updated to Pets.
  • GlowStation 90XD - Updated to FT/AL. Can be placed on OFB shelves.
  • WallTunes Speaker System - Updated to AL. Fixed the broken state FX.
  • DEZTV - Updated to AL. Fixed broken thumbnail. Restored the broken state FX.
  • Flatronic Supervision - Updated to AL. Restored the broken state FX. TV body subset was made recolorable.
  • Male TS3 Logo Outfit - Enabled bump mapping. Shoe sound fixed. Added Teen version. Unused texture (FT required) was recovered.
  • Female TS3 Logo Outfit - Shoe sound fixed. Teen version of TS3 Logo Outfit and adult version of TSS GraphicTee were added. They require TSS preorder GraphicTee.

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_EP8_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?zdljtwjejj4)

Recovered TS3 male outfit (recolor of FT comfy outfit), teen versions of TS3 logo outfits and adult version of TSS GraphicTee are decustomized regular BodyShop recolors.
Female TS3 Logo Outfit is the adult conversion of TSS preorder GraphicTee outfit. Both textures are now available for teens and adults.

Repair/tinker animation of Flatronic Supervision is a bit off, due to EAxis's short-sightness. You need this global mod to fix it.
Repair Animation Fix for 2-tiled Floor TVs - Sims hold the screwdriver correctly (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,12427.0.html)

All 5 objects have their own unique group.
Thanks to Havelock for doing most of work on AL preorder objects. I only brushed them a bit.


SP1 - Family Fun Stuff

  • Breezy Summer Dress - Fixed creepy flesh colored lace. (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/FFSPreorderDress_Lace.jpg) Requires Uni. (by Argon)

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_SP1DRESS_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?hcmohmldqzm)


SP2 - Glamour Life Stuff

  • The Swanktrovision Home Entertainment System - Updated to AL. Elders can watch TV while lounging on sofas. Adjusted the slot position of broken state FX. 3 decorative slots were created on top.
  • Smustlin' House Party: Greatest Hits (Gold Record Painting) - Made recolorable, gives Music & Dance Enthusiasm in FT.
  • Painting of the Room - Made recolorable.

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_SP2_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?jnza0i1wnyz)

Repair/tinker animation of Luxury TV is a bit off, due to EAxis's short-sightness. You need this global mod to fix it.
Repair Animation Fix for 2-tiled Floor TVs - Sims hold the screwdriver correctly (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,12427.0.html)


SP3 - Happy Holiday Stuff

  • Neon Frostball - Made recolorable.
  • The Rescued Snowman - Made recolorable.
  • 2007: The Year, The Glasses

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_SP3_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?m2zzxmmmidm)


SP4 - Celebration Stuff

  • The Festive Formal Gown by You're Cute Designs - Enabled for Elders as well
  • "It's Way Happening" Tuxedo - Added Teen and Elder versions. Requires Celebration Stuff.
  • The Cascades Chandelier

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_SP4_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?zlnzdvdzzrw)

Teen and Elder versions of blue tuxedo are just regular Bodyshop recolors of CS tuxedo that were decustomized and recategorized into Maxis clothing bin. They share the texture with original adult version. Now Townified like Adult version.


SP5 - H&M Fashion Stuff

  • UniformShirt
  • Corset
  • ButtonedDress
  • JaneOveralls
  • 3 Lost H&M Outfits

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_SP5_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?xn5t4ombzay)

All require H&M.

The 3 lost H&M outfits were originally done by Argon (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,8623.msg238322.html#msg238322). I only tweaked sortidx number a bit to my liking. Many thanks to Argon, who inspired me to start this project in the first place.
I found another 3 lost BV outfits based on the same mesh. File attached below. You can see the screenshot here (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=263640). Requires BV.


SP6 - Teen Style Stuff

  • Louder Please Band Poster - Made recolorable, gives Music & Dance Enthusiasm in FT.
  • Mountain King Snowboard and Stand - Can be properly placed on OFB shelves, gives Sports Enthusiasm in FT.
  • Pennelle by Top Shelf Toys - Can be properly placed on OFB shelves and decorative slots (mantel, low dresser).
  • GraphicTee - Adult version is available in AL preorder female outfit.
  • RippedJeans - Added Adult version. Requires H&M Fashion Stuff.

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_SP6_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?t2sdmdzhdip)

Adult version of RippedJeans is a regular BodyShop recolor of H&M outfit that was decustomized and recategorized into Maxis clothing bin. It shares the texture with the original Teen version.


SP7 -  Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff

  • Glam Guest Towels - made recolorable, can be placed on decorative slots.
  • Miss Handy - made recolorable, can be placed on decorative slots.
  • Bright-Eyed Tiger Sweater
  • Domestic Goddess

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_SP7_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?xghxtt9mzuz)


SP8 - IKEA Home Stuff Pack

  • NOMINELL Chair - Made recolorable. Usable by pets. Immobile groundshadow, footprint and chair sound were fixed. Possibly fixed the crashing problem that only occurs under a certain condition.
  • SKRUVSTA Armchair - Made recolorable. Usable by pets.
  • MANDAL Chest of 6 Drawers - Made recolorable. Comes in 2 sizes. Now functional, with 3 decorative slots enabled on top. Very slightly different hidden texture was recovered as an optional recolor. Fixed wallshadow.
  • STRIND Side Table - Made recolorable. Fixed wallshadow and tabletop sound. Added a decorative slot.
  • BENNO TV Bench on Castors - Made recolorable. Updated to AL. Fixed wonky repair animation, wallshadow and broken state FX. Elders can watch TV while lounging on sofas.

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_SP8_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?xzmwrkdefzy)

All 5 objects now require IKEA Home Stuff.

"Standalone" version that does not require IKEA pack is now available as well. It's not updated to Pets or FT, so DIY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11264.msg317089.html#msg317089).
Download Standalone version (http://www.mediafire.com/?mnjc1yiulzg)

If you want to put them into Bins folder under Program Files\EA GAMES to avoid custom star, you need to put zLdDarcy_IKEAPreorderCEP.package into your Downloads folder to make them recolorable. Not needed if you put IKEA preorders into your Downloads folder.

MANDAL dresser now comes in two sizes. Smaller version requires OFB or later, and pulls textures from the large dresser. Both have 3 decorative slots enabled on top. Thanks to Heli for the information on the bigger mesh.
You have to sell and rebuy objects for them to pick up change.


Deluxe (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/Themes/babylon/images/english/new.gif)

  • Smooth Moves Groove Machine - made recolorable. Updated to AL. Record animation was fixed.

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_DX1_small.jpg)

       Download (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,9030.0.html)

       Deluxe Jukebox was updated by Havelock. NL/Pets/BV/FT/AL versions available. He also made several recolors.
       Thanks Havelock!


Double Deluxe + 100 Million Sold Download Outfit

  • Seriously Swanky Tuxedo - Now formal only.
  • Mermaid Evening Dress - Now formal only.
  • Satin Dress
  • Maximum Maneuvers Collared Shirt - 100 Million Sold Download Outfit. Now everyday only.

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_DX2_ALL_small.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?zommiexwisz)


Title: Maxis-made stuff from Non-US sites
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 March 31, 15:06:40
Maxis-made stuff from Non-US sites


Denmark - Faxe Kondi

  • Faxe Muscle Machine - converted into the recolor of base game exercise machine
  • Faxe Kondi Tracksuit (Adults, Elders and Teens)

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Non-US_Denmark_FaxeKondi.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?wzgdeswwtgn)

       Promotional download for Danish soft drink. Original version is available here (http://ww2.kondi.dk/Default.aspx?ID=156).


Finland - Coke Exclusives

  • Coca-Cola Fridge - Updated to FT. Raised food capacity to 400. Changed sound to quieter one. Removed Live Mode tooltip. Now recolorable.
  • Coca-Cola Pinball: Rise of the De-Carbonator - Updated to Seasons (Thanks Numenor). Now recolorable.
  • Coca-Cola Tee (Adults, Teens and Children)

       (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Non-US_Finland_CokeExclusives.jpg)

       Download from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?mz4wv99gw1m)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing - OFB/FFS Preorders
Post by: bowrain on 2008 March 31, 15:34:54
Thanks a lot for these :D How did you control them so that they can appear beside similiar clothings? ???


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing - OFB/FFS Preorders
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 March 31, 20:47:24
How did you control them so that they can appear beside similiar clothings? ???

You have to edit Collection in 3D ID Referencing File (3IDR) and sortindex in Binary Index (BINX) in outfits and hairs. Enable debug mode in CAS to find out Bin Key for Maxis clothing/hair bin into which you want to put your stuff, edit Collection in 3IDR to match the Bin Key.
Find out Frag Sort Idx in CAS debug mode, and adjust sortindex in BINX accordingly. For example, I edited OFB female chicken hat to appear between Ninja hair (Frag Sort Idx is around 130) and Gorilla hair (Frag Sort Idx is around 190). So I gave it a new Frag Sort Idx around 180 by editing sortindex in BINX. It's more complicated for hairs, as all five hair colors have different Frag Sort Idx numbers.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing - OFB/FFS Preorders
Post by: bowrain on 2008 April 01, 01:46:36
How did you control them so that they can appear beside similiar clothings? ???

You have to edit Collection in 3D ID Referencing File (3IDR) and sortindex in Binary Index (BINX) in outfits and hairs. Enable debug mode in CAS to find out Bin Key for Maxis clothing/hair bin into which you want to put your stuff, edit Collection in 3IDR to match the Bin Key.
Find out Frag Sort Idx in CAS debug mode, and adjust sortindex in BINX accordingly. For example, I edited OFB female chicken hat to appear between Ninja hair (Frag Sort Idx is around 130) and Gorilla hair (Frag Sort Idx is around 190). So I gave it a new Frag Sort Idx around 180 by editing sortindex in BINX. It's more complicated for hairs, as all five hair colors have different Frag Sort Idx numbers.

Thanks for the explanation ;D Gotta try that.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing - OFB/FFS Preorders
Post by: Sleepycat on 2008 April 01, 04:50:07

now if I could get my hands on the wooden swing wich I believe was a pre order gift for seasons not completely sure



you can get that at http://www.nectere.net/smf/index.php?topic=972.0

 :)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing - OFB/FFS Preorders
Post by: Strangel on 2008 April 01, 06:42:36
-hoards, runs to kick out the corresponding previous files and replace them with these-

Brilliant, Darcy!


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-04
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 April 03, 17:02:16
2008-04-04: Added all 5 BV preorders. Link was added in the first post.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing - OFB/FFS Preorders
Post by: Dea on 2008 April 03, 17:54:17
Thank for these I hated the fact that ppl had to pre order to get these items and not everyone has credit cards and such.  Its not like the ppl who pre ordered paid more then anyone else so again thanks now if I could get my hands on the wooden swing wich I believe was a pre order gift for seasons not completely sure

I have all of the preorder bonuses and I have never preordered.  You just have to know where/who to get them from.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-04
Post by: seelindarun on 2008 April 03, 19:37:01
I read above that these were all updated up to Free Time, but they shouldn't all require that EP to function properly, should they?  I know that the TV will have tinkering enabled, so that cannot go in my BV game.  I'm wondering about the clothes, decorative objects, and the BV lamp.  Do they have some sort of enthusiasm linked to them?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-04
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 April 04, 02:20:29
I read above that these were all updated up to Free Time, but they shouldn't all require that EP to function properly, should they?  I know that the TV will have tinkering enabled, so that cannot go in my BV game.  I'm wondering about the clothes, decorative objects, and the BV lamp.  Do they have some sort of enthusiasm linked to them?

Update is done only when it's required, like GLS TV or Coke Fridge. I wrote down the details of update for each object in the first post. If it does not explicitly say "Updated to XX" or "Requires XX", it will work for any EP.

Decorative objects like paintings or sculptures do not require update. They're just made recolorable, which has nothing to do with EP compatibility. Arts and Crafts enthusiasm for painting critique is handled globally, so it has nothing to do with the painting itself.
Decorative objects now give appropriate Enthusiasm in FreeTime when viewed, not just the default Arts & Crafts Enthusiasm. Small sculptures can be placed on the decorative slots like mantels or low dressers, and they work as valid centerpieces. They're still compatible with base game though, unless otherwise specified.

As for BV lamp, I edited only OFB shelf placement value. Not sure if it'll work for pre-OFB game, but by this time nearly everyone has at least one EP or SP newer than OFB.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-11
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 April 11, 11:43:56
2008-04-05: Added all 3 Celebration Stuff preorders.
2008-04-06: Teen and Elder versions of Celebration Baby Blue Tuxedo were Townified, like original Adult version.
2008-04-08: Added all 5 Teen Style Stuff preorders.
2008-04-11: Added all 6 FreeTime preorders.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-11)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 April 11, 20:59:11
Thank you so much for doing this.  Are you going to do the 4 seasons bonus items as well (raincoat, swimsuit, garden trellis, and the swingset)? 


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-11)
Post by: Cerridwen on 2008 April 19, 17:07:01
Oh this is awesome!  The seasons stuff would be a very welcome addition to this as well, if you are so inclined.  :)   


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-11
Post by: stephbass on 2008 April 20, 06:07:04
Thanks forever for these! I didn't know these items even existed, bonus.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-11
Post by: OpiumGirl on 2008 April 21, 04:38:27
Can anyone verify that the Teen Style Objects link is working correctly?  I've tried more than once from Mediafire and the download always stops at 99.9 percent.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-11
Post by: Gwill on 2008 April 21, 07:24:45
Can anyone verify that the Teen Style Objects link is working correctly?  I've tried more than once from Mediafire and the download always stops at 99.9 percent.
It downloads just fine for me.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-11
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 April 21, 15:06:43
2008-04-21: Added 2 Seasons preorders except for SwingSet and Trellis.
Adjusted placement settings for TSS Giraffe sculpture and FT RubberDucky, so that they can be placed on decorative slots like mantel and low dressers.

Swingset is a very complicated object, with 4 different meshes (standalone, left, center, right) and neighbourhood view meshes/textures. So I was unable to update it. I also removed Trellis which produced incomplete recolor packages without neighborhood view version. Get the original version from the link in the main post.


Can anyone verify that the Teen Style Objects link is working correctly?  I've tried more than once from Mediafire and the download always stops at 99.9 percent.

MediaFire link works fine for me. I added MegaUpload link as an alternative.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-21
Post by: OpiumGirl on 2008 April 21, 19:32:39
Thanks for the alternative link...Mediafire just wouldn't finish for me but megaupload is fine.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-21
Post by: moparopie on 2008 April 21, 20:42:45
thank you so much!


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-21)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 April 21, 22:01:25
Thank you so much Lord Darcy - I have a question though - I hate to be a bother, but, could you do the 4 outfits from H&M Fashion Stuff too (the corset, buttoned dress, uniform shirt, & the janeoveralls)?  I did have those 4 outfits with the rest of the H&M clothes (I don't remember who did that), but, I can't find where I got it at and I swore I got it from here. 


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-21
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 April 22, 00:18:51
I hate to be a bother, but, could you do the 4 outfits from H&M Fashion Stuff too (the corset, buttoned dress, uniform shirt, & the janeoveralls)?  I did have those 4 outfits with the rest of the H&M clothes (I don't remember who did that), but, I can't find where I got it at and I swore I got it from here. 

I attached H&M outfits to the main post.
The 3 lost outfits were originally done by Argon (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,8623.msg238322.html#msg238322). I only tweaked sortidx number a bit to my liking.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-21)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 April 22, 06:18:36
Again, thank you so much - I don't think there are enough thank you's.  You're the greatest. 


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-22
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 April 22, 12:04:03
2008-04-22: Added all H&M preorders and 3 lost outfits in the main post. Also added another 3 lost BV outfits based on the same mesh as H&M outfits.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-22
Post by: abelle on 2008 April 22, 18:57:43
Thanks a lot for updating those objects. I have a little problem, though. I very stupidly downloaded and installed some of those objects as bundles, that had to be put somewhere in the gamefiles. I think I got those files from the peasantry as well.

Stupid me just can´t remember wherever I put those files and they must be overriding yours I put in the Download folder, as my GLS TV does not display the FT options.

I know this is not really related and very much my own fault, but I would really appreciate it, if someone has an idea, where one would have put those bundles in the game files, so that I can remove them. Feel free to just point and laugh as well.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-22)
Post by: jsalemi on 2008 April 22, 21:47:31
Get thyself to MTS2, and download the Clean Installer.  Let it scan your Downloads directory, sort on the MD5 number, and duplicate files will be highlighted in pink.  Just delete the one with the older install date, and you good to go.

And while you're at it, use the CI to put your stuff in subdirectories, and ALWAYS use it to install downloaded lots, to keep old or unwanted crap out of your game.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-22
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 April 23, 01:47:04
I very stupidly downloaded and installed some of those objects as bundles, that had to be put somewhere in the gamefiles. I think I got those files from the peasantry as well.

You downloaded this version by Argon:
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,6075.0.html


Stupid me just can´t remember wherever I put those files and they must be overriding yours I put in the Download folder, as my GLS TV does not display the FT options.

C:\-Path to Sims 2-\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

AFAIR, all 3 GLS objects were integrated into one file called GLS.bundle.package in Argon's version. I made a separate package for each object, as some people only want functional objects without more decoratives to clutter up catalog.


Argon's "bundled" version is not really different from mine. In fact, I followed Argon's example in my version, integrating separate MMAT files into the main 3D file as well. You can use Argon's version in Downloads folder just like any other cc. He only suggested the above path so that official EAxis downloads aren't packaged into lots, resulting in bloated Sims2Packs. Plus you can avoid annoying custom star in thumbnails. I'm doing the same thing with my version in my game, putting all my preorder and official downloads in a subfolder under this path:

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 [Your Latest Expansion Pack]\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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

It's really great if you can remember the location you put the files. I hate custom star in official downloads, which should have been included in the game itself if greedy EAxis didn't cut them into separate promos.


Get thyself to MTS2, and download the Clean Installer.  Let it scan your Downloads directory, sort on the MD5 number, and duplicate files will be highlighted in pink.  Just delete the one with the older install date, and you good to go.

Clean Installer will not be of help in this case, as OP put the files not in Downloads folder but in game files folder.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-22)
Post by: jsalemi on 2008 April 23, 01:52:28
Good point -- I forgot about that, because I stopped doing it since I keep my downloads folder synced between my desktop and laptop, and kept missing stuff if I put it in the game folders.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-23
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 April 23, 12:30:48
2008-04-23: Added all 4 new preorders for Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff in the main post.
RubberDucky and DirectorsChair are included in FT set.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-23
Post by: abelle on 2008 April 23, 16:25:42
Thank you for pointing me to the right path. My Downloads folder is nicely organised and maintained, but I just put a note with my backups, that I had installed the bundles in the gamefiles and forgot to write down where exactly.

It was a nice idea to reduce the amount of cc, but I guess I won´t do that anymore, as it is a hassle to update things this way. At least with my bad memory concerning where I actually put files.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-23)
Post by: Alawren on 2008 April 24, 01:18:52
I would also like to add my thanks for doing this. I've downloaded the bonus items elsewhere but really like the fact these can be recolored and don't have that annoying star. Now to delete those and install these instead!


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-23
Post by: rednotdead on 2008 April 24, 08:09:26
Will you be doing the 3 outfits from the double deluxe pre-order bonus and the jukebox from the deluxe?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-23
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 April 24, 11:50:11
Will you be doing the 3 outfits from the double deluxe pre-order bonus and the jukebox from the deluxe?

Geez, I didn't even know Double Deluxe preorders were up in Exclusives! Have some patience.

Havelock already posted a recolourable version of Deluxe preorder Jukebox in Peasantry, along with several recolors. Search for jukebox in Peasantry.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-23)
Post by: Garnet Avi on 2008 April 26, 00:03:51
Has anyone done any of this for the exchange Eaxis items? I know they're kind of boring, but they seem to be in the same vein.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-04-23)
Post by: Gwill on 2008 May 01, 12:50:15
I wish people would shut up about the thank yous-  I'm watching this thread for updates, and don't like getting e-mails just to come here to see some idiot not using the sheep button.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-02
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 May 01, 17:54:07
2008-05-02: Added all 3 Double Deluxe preorders + 100 Million Sold Download outfit in the first post. Also added link to Deluxe preorder Jukebox updated by Havelock.

Has anyone done any of this for the exchange Eaxis items? I know they're kind of boring, but they seem to be in the same vein.

Argon removed useless duplicate resources from some of Exchange objects.
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,6075.0.html
Note that they're from 2006, so some objects may be outdated, like Teddy Bear or SpaceChair. And they're not recolorable. Exchange skins are not included.

4 of 5 Exchange topiaries were updated to Seasons by Havelock.
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,9997.0.html


great work and Thank you  ;D

While I appreciate your thanks, this forum is neither InSim nor MTS2. "Thanks" posts without any meaningful feedback are highly annoying for other people who watch this thread for my update. Just pressing Thanks button is enough. When in Rome, do as Romans do.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-02
Post by: shastakiss on 2008 May 02, 05:23:11
I think the Celebrations blue gown might require that sp now

and *ahem* thank you for all of this *runs*

"Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!"




Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-02
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 May 02, 14:18:25
I think the Celebrations blue gown might require that sp now

No. Unlike Baby Blue Tuxedo, I didn't remove the gown mesh from preorder package. The blue gown mesh is slightly different from the wedding ball gown mesh included in Celebration. It will work standalone without Celebration pack.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-04
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 May 04, 05:05:27
2008-05-04: Added all 3 Happy Holiday Stuff preorders.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_SP3_ALL_small.jpg)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-04)
Post by: Cappuccino on 2008 May 04, 14:03:42
Thanks for all your work, I have a possibly stupid question to make though. ;D

How do I make the custom content asterisk disappear from objects? Do I put the files in the Bins folder of the latest EP or something like that? Or isn't it possible at all?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-04
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 May 04, 15:17:19
How do I make the custom content asterisk disappear from objects? Do I put the files in the Bins folder of the latest EP or something like that?

Yes. Unlike skins, objects always bear Star of Shame when they are placed in Downloads. Same goes for hacks containing OBJD of Maxis objects. To avoid custom star, objects and hacks containing OBJD (like nohumble) should go here.

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 [Your Latest Expansion Pack]\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins *

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

I made several subfolders in Bins and put all preorder objects/hacks to there.

* This location may not work for SP objects later than Celebration for pre-FT games, or even for unpatched FT.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-04)
Post by: Cappuccino on 2008 May 04, 15:24:28
That's what I was hoping to hear, it was pretty annoying to have those show with the star as if they weren't official or something. Thanks again! :)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-14
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 May 14, 12:21:52
2008-05-14: Added all 3 Finland Coke Exclusive items in the second post (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg325186.html#msg325186). (Fridge, Pinball Machine and Tee)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Non-US_Finland_CokeExclusives.jpg)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-18
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 May 17, 17:52:50
2008-05-18: Added Denmark Faxe Kondi downloads in the second post (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg325186.html#msg325186). (Exercise Machine recolor and Tracksuit)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Non-US_Denmark_FaxeKondi.jpg)


Updated previously released skins to remove more duplicate textures. Skin file sizes were reduced by about 40%.

You can get all files in ONE big RAR in the first post. (Except for Deluxe Preorder updated by Havelock)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-18)
Post by: Heli on 2008 July 04, 11:47:01
would you make IKEA bonuses too ?? please  :)
i have all in my game, but the dresser and the dining chair are not working in game. The dining chair work as living chair and the dresser has not some funktionality.
 :-[



Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-18)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 04, 14:11:24
would you make IKEA bonuses too ?? please  :)
I almost finished cleaning up IKEA preorders. Will upload them shortly.

i have all in my game, but the dresser and the dining chair are not working in game. The dining chair work as living chair and the dresser has not some funktionality.
The b0rked dresser issue is discussed here (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,12310.0.html). You can get functional (yet unfinished) version from that thread.
As for preorder dining chair, it works fine in my game. It snaps into the table/desk without problem. Are you sure you don't have something blocking dining chair?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-18)
Post by: Heli on 2008 July 04, 14:36:13
Sim cannot sit  on from one site. One site is ok, another no. Then the chair snap into the desk, the shadow left on the old place. Maybe is it only in my game.
Can you look at this and big thanks.
Yours version of the dresser is perfect. Slots  :-*. It would be fine to have the orginal bigger one too. But with the slots and groundshadow darker.
The strind table has also to light shadow.
One more thanks.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-18)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 04, 15:01:33
Sim cannot sit  on from one site. One site is ok, anather no. Then the chair snap into the desk, the shadow left on the old place. Maybe is it only in my game.

Confirmed the problem with immobile groundshadow. Not sure if I'm able to fix it though, as I've never seen such a thing before.

In my game, Sims can sit on and get out of the Nominell chair from both sides. Which desk/table are you using, and where did you put the desk in the room? Screenshot needed.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-18)
Post by: Havelock on 2008 July 04, 16:24:05
Sim cannot sit  on from one site. One site is ok, anather no. Then the chair snap into the desk, the shadow left on the old place. Maybe is it only in my game.

Confirmed the problem with immobile groundshadow. Not sure if I'm able to fix it though, as I've never seen such a thing before.

In my game, Sims can sit on and get out of the Nominell chair from both sides. Which desk/table are you using, and where did you put the desk in the room? Screenshot needed.

The immobile Shadow could be caused if the Chair has one GMDC for the Chair and another for the Shadow. Some Barstools and one of the wooden Basegame Diningchairs have the same Issue.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-18)
Post by: Heli on 2008 July 04, 17:09:28
Sorry, is the Free Time desk, the sim can not sit on the chair. With the desk from Base Game work ok.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-18)
Post by: Ailias on 2008 July 04, 17:40:13
Where are posted IKEA hidden 3 lamps? I cannot find them now...I should save that rar...


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-05-18)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 04, 22:19:22
Where are posted IKEA hidden 3 lamps? I cannot find them now...I should save that rar...

In this thread, reposted by brave Surelyfunke.
Eat me, MaxoidDrea (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,12304.0.html)


The immobile Shadow could be caused if the Chair has one GMDC for the Chair and another for the Shadow. Some Barstools and one of the wooden Basegame Diningchairs have the same Issue.

I managed to fix immobile shadow. Thanks for letting me know where to look, Havelock. I'd be totally clueless without your help.

Sorry, is the Free Time desk, the sim can not sit on the chair. With the desk from Base Game work ok.

The footprint of Nominell chair was slightly larger than most dining chairs, resulting in blockage when used with certain desks/tables. I fixed it as well.

I'll upload them as soon as I'm done testing.


Title: IKEA Preorders (Updated 2008-09-15)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 05, 12:53:30
2008-07-05: Added all 5 IKEA Home Stuff preorders. Decorative objects now give appropriate Enthusiasm in FreeTime. Adjusted placement settings for small sculptures. (EP7, SP2, SP3, SP6 and SP7 were updated. Go to the first post to get them all in one big RAR.)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/promo_SP8_ALL_small.jpg)

All 5 IKEA preorder objects now require IKEA Home Stuff.

If you want to put IKEA preorders into Bins folder under Program Files\EA GAMES to avoid custom star, you need to put zLdDarcy_IKEAPreorderCEP.package into your Downloads folder to make them recolorable. It's like a mini CEP only for IKEA preorder objects. (Not needed if you put IKEA preorders into your Downloads folder.) It's needed because unfinished meshes for all 5 preorder objects are already included in the IKEA pack itself. If you put IKEA preorders into Bins folder, they would not be able to override the unfinished meshes located in IKEA 3D folder, making them unrecolorable. I couldn't roll IKEA TV Screen Fix into FT functions fix for the same reason.

This is the most fucked-up set of preorders that I had to tackle to this day. >:( Dresser is a non-functional total FUBAR. They managed to b0rk such a simple thing as a dining chair with immobile shadow and too large footprint. Not to mention the wrong repairing animation for TV. Broken wallshadows. No doubt the same idiotic team responsible for Store LolPayShit (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,12303.msg348530.html#msg348530) must have worked on this set as well.

Yours version of the dresser is perfect. Slots  :-*. It would be fine to have the orginal bigger one too. But with the slots and groundshadow darker.

The fucked-up mesh in preorder package and originally intended mesh found in IKEA pack are identical in size and appearance. By "OFB Small Dresser", I meant the OFB-style low dresser with 3 slots on top. I didn't mean another resized smaller mesh. Sorry for the confusion. I was wrong, the mesh in the preorder package itself IS indeed bigger. Will look into salvaging this bigger mesh as a separate dresser.


2008-07-09: IKEA Dresser and TV were updated.

MANDAL dresser now comes in two sizes. Smaller version requires OFB or later, and pulls textures from the large dresser. Both have 3 decorative slots enabled on top. Thanks to Heli for the information on the bigger mesh.
You have to sell and rebuy objects for them to pick up change.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/IKEAMandalDresser.jpg)


Fixed wallshadows for dresser and TV.

"Standalone" version that does not require IKEA pack is now available as well. It's not updated to Pets or FT, so DIY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11264.msg317089.html#msg317089).
Download Standalone version (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg351214.html#msg351214)


2008-08-01: IKEA End Table and both Dressers were updated.

Added a decorative slot for IKEA STRIND end table. Slightly adjusted slot positions and reduced slot overlapping for both IKEA MANDAL dressers.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Maxis_Preorder_SP8_TableEnd.jpg)


2008-08-22: Possibly fixed the crashing problem in NOMINELL Chair that only occurs under a certain condition.
2008-09-04: Fixed version bit for 4 objects.
2008-09-08: Updated Benno TV to AL. Elders can watch TV while lounging on sofas.
2008-09-15: Restored the broken state FX for Benno TV. (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/Themes/babylon/images/english/new.gif)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05)
Post by: bowrain on 2008 July 05, 16:01:04
So, do they require FT now?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05)
Post by: shesim on 2008 July 05, 19:24:39
BEEEHHHHH

Edited by mod to remove font color. Use 'Thanks' button. Read the FAQ and Lurk MOAR.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 05, 20:25:42
So, do they require FT now?

Do you mean newly updated decoratives? No.


FT-only version of IKEA Benno TV is now archived in this post. If you have AL, get the updated AL version attached in the above post.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05)
Post by: knightguy on 2008 July 05, 20:51:13
how do you recolor the Ikea items?  i've tryed an i get the TXMT & MMAT files but no TXTR (texture) files


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05)
Post by: Lion on 2008 July 05, 20:56:04
Dear Darcy, can you make the IKEA preorders not requiring IKEA SP?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05)
Post by: Havelock on 2008 July 06, 17:53:01
For Lord Darcy and other interested People i have made the woodcolors you could buy the Benno TV Stand. You must have the Recolorable TV Lord Darcy posted here to use the recolors.
I used woodtextures EAxis made so they match every other IKEA Stuff Object with the same woodcolors. You could buy a medbrown Stand also but there was no texture so i created one. But i think she is to dark i will upload separate if done correct.
Textures are made complete from scrach so they may be not so technically perfect but i have done my best.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/Havelock/BENNO_white_medbrown.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/Havelock/BENNO_beech_birch.jpg)

I hope you will find them usefull.

Edit: Added New Picture and medwoodrecolor. Matches now same Wood on Ikea Stuff furniture.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05)
Post by: Heli on 2008 July 06, 18:24:13
Quote
The fucked-up mesh in preorder package and originally intended mesh found in IKEA pack are identical in size and appearance. By "OFB Small Dresser", I meant the OFB-style low dresser with 3 slots on top. I didn't mean another resized smaller mesh. Sorry for the confusion.

I have the orginal dresser. I only deleted animation ressource in it. Now it working for me fine. I have all EP´s and Mini packs. But this dresser has no groundshadow ( bug ??)
It is bigger. Sorry, I dont know, how I can attached a screenshot.
It is why I mentioned, I would to have both in game. It is only one in game possible. This one from LDarcy, who has groundshadow and slots. it take the mesh from Ikea Pack or this I have posted. It seems to take the mesh from Bonus package.
Edit: I have deleted the attached file. 


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05)
Post by: Emma on 2008 July 07, 06:14:34
For Lord Darcy and other interested People i have made the woodcolors you could buy the Benno TV Stand. You must have the Recolorable TV Lord Darcy posted here to use the recolors.
I used woodtextures EAxis made so they match every other IKEA Stuff Object with the same woodcolors. You could buy a medbrown Stand also but there was no texture so i created one. But i think she is to dark i will upload separate if done correct.
<snip>

*Emma 'baaas' uncontrollably at Havelock

I really like this TV and now it matches! Yay!


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05)
Post by: Alex on 2008 July 07, 19:00:01
Hey Darcy, out of interest, will you be doing this to the objects and sims avaliable freely on the official The Sims 2 website?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 07, 21:06:25
how do you recolor the Ikea items?  i've tryed an i get the TXMT & MMAT files but no TXTR (texture) files
You have to click Start first in Object Workshop to read all resources from game files, THEN open the object package to produce a new recolor package.

Dear Darcy, can you make the IKEA preorders not requiring IKEA SP?
Usually I don't do multiple versions, but in this case I think I'll make an exception, as this set is so very FUBAR'ed.

I have the orginal dresser. I only deleted animation ressource in it. Now it working for me fine. I have all EP´s and Mini packs. But this dresser has no groundshadow ( bug ??)
It is bigger. Sorry, I dont know, how I can attached a screenshot.
It is why I mentioned, I would to have both in game. It is only one in game possible. This one from LDarcy, who has groundshadow and slots. it take the mesh from Ikea Pack or this I have posted. It seems to take the mesh from Bonus package.
I'm sorry, you were right. The mesh in bonus package IS indeed larger than the one included in IKEA pack. I must have put the unedited package in Bins folder when I was testing, so smaller mesh in IKEA pack must have overriden the larger mesh.
I'll look into salvaging this larger mesh as a separate dresser, with repository technique applied to pull textures from the smaller version.

For Lord Darcy and other interested People i have made the woodcolors you could buy the Benno TV Stand. You must have the Recolorable TV Lord Darcy posted here to use the recolors.
Thanks Havelock for awesome recolors! *baaaaa*

Hey Darcy, out of interest, will you be doing this to the objects and sims avaliable freely on the official The Sims 2 website?
Yes, eventually, though it's a sloooow ongoing process.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05
Post by: Emma on 2008 July 07, 23:00:01
OMG  :o Thank u so much!!!!   :-*   I really appreciate u getting all these goodies from those, well put it this way, we pay 4 the game and these should b put on the EA website free 4 all 2 download, not tucked away like some dirty little secret EA only want a few 2 know about! ???

Uh, yeah.....that'd go down well...... ::)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-05
Post by: Kyna on 2008 July 08, 13:33:41
OMG  :o Thank u so much!!!!   :-*   I really appreciate u getting all these goodies from those, well put it this way, we pay 4 the game and these should b put on the EA website free 4 all 2 download, not tucked away like some dirty little secret EA only want a few 2 know about! ???

EEK!  Where are the Grammar Police when we need them?

Jake, please go and read the FAQ (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,7437.0.html), and pay special attention to the "How NOT to post" section.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 08, 18:39:21
2008-07-09: IKEA Dresser and TV were updated. New version is attached in this post (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg350058.html#msg350058).

MANDAL dresser now comes in two sizes. Smaller version requires OFB or later, and pulls textures from the large dresser. Both have 3 decorative slots enabled on top. Thanks to Heli for the information on the bigger mesh.
You have to sell and rebuy objects for them to pick up change.

Fixed wallshadows for dresser and TV.

"Standalone" version that does not require IKEA pack is now available as well. It's not updated to Pets, FT or AL, so DIY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11264.msg317089.html#msg317089).


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Crow on 2008 July 09, 03:46:47
I can't get the Double Deluxe Bonus items to work.  I download them but when I open the file, it says 0 files.  :(  Please help me I want that 2nd dress, the pink one.  Please.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 09, 11:51:14
I can't get the Double Deluxe Bonus items to work.  I download them but when I open the file, it says 0 files.  :(  Please help me I want that 2nd dress, the pink one.  Please.

Link is OK. Try redownload, or get all-in-one RAR in the first post.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Richief on 2008 July 09, 16:57:57
Thanks Lord Darcy! I tried to update the Tv myself but the animations weren't ok and the Tv was badly placed after tinkering.

One question; where can I find a tutorial to make custom stuff recolourable? I cannot find any in MTS2 or google.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 10, 17:05:24
I tried to update the Tv myself but the animations weren't ok and the Tv was badly placed after tinkering.

Explained here. (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11264.msg334472.html#msg334472) I only discovered this while updating IKEA TV.


where can I find a tutorial to make custom stuff recolourable? I cannot find any in MTS2 or google.

I don't think I've seen a tutorial either. I just worked it out myself looking into CEP.

Basically, you need to add a new block named tsDesignModeEnabled to the GMND, and add new MMATs for all recolorable subsets.
This tutorial (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=229452) will be of help if you don't know how to add a new block to GMND. (Look for the part "8. Editing the Geometric Node".) While this tutorial is about adding tsMaterialsMeshName, it's basically the same process. Instead of String, you have to add new Arrays for all recolorable subsets. Looking into CEP file (_EnableColorOptionsGMND.package) or a clone of another recolorable object will give you an idea.

To make a new MMAT, make a throwaway clone of another object, edit modelName, name, objectGUID and subsetName, extract/add.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Richief on 2008 July 10, 23:01:31
I tried to update the Tv myself but the animations weren't ok and the Tv was badly placed after tinkering.

Explained here. (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11264.msg334472.html#msg334472) I only discovered this while updating IKEA TV.

Thanks! I deleted the Anims from the Tv but didn't changed the BHAV.

where can I find a tutorial to make custom stuff recolourable? I cannot find any in MTS2 or google.

I don't think I've seen a tutorial either. I just worked it out myself looking into CEP.

Basically, you need to add a new block named tsDesignModeEnabled to the GMND, and add new MMATs for all recolorable subsets.
This tutorial (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=229452) will be of help if you don't know how to add a new block to GMND. (Look for the part "8. Editing the Geometric Node".) While this tutorial is about adding tsMaterialsMeshName, it's basically the same process. Instead of String, you have to add new Arrays for all recolorable subsets. Looking into CEP file (_EnableColorOptionsGMND.package) or a clone of another recolorable object will give you an idea.

To make a new MMAT, make a throwaway clone of another object, edit modelName, name, objectGUID and subsetName, extract/add.

Thanks for that too!


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Sukigu on 2008 July 11, 14:36:05
And how can I remove an object's recolorability? I don't care because I don't want any recolor of the pre-order bonuses, it's just because of this ugly line:

(http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/GTNS/uglyline.png)

I tried to delete the tsDesignModeEnabled block but if I do that, the game crashes when entering the seating section of Buy Mode. :-\


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 11, 15:25:31
And how can I remove an object's recolorability? I don't care because I don't want any recolor of the pre-order bonuses, it's just because of this ugly line:

<snip>

The line is there because I made both subsets (fabric and frame) to be recolorable.


I tried to delete the tsDesignModeEnabled block but if I do that, the game crashes when entering the seating section of Buy Mode. :-\

Don't touch GMND. Just deleting MMATs will do.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Emma on 2008 July 11, 18:01:21
Just goes to show you can't please all of the people all of the time, LD ;) There's always one....I wouldn't mind but they didn't even say thanks... ::)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Sukigu on 2008 July 11, 18:45:39
The line is there because I made both subsets (fabric and frame) to be recolorable.
Yes, but it looks misaligned, it's too close to the left (which doesn't happen with default EAxis's objects).
Don't touch GMND. Just deleting MMATs will do.
Thank you, now everything is great! ;)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Richief on 2008 July 11, 21:54:27
I tried to delete the tsDesignModeEnabled block but if I do that, the game crashes when entering the seating section of Buy Mode. :-\

Don't touch GMND. Just deleting MMATs will do.

Really? I deleted the tsDesignModeEnabled for all your fixed objects (because I don't like them to be recolorable except for the Benno Tv and Mandal Dresser) and everything is OK for me, all of the objects are functioning correctly and there's no game crashes, except for the chandelier which still is recolorable.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 11, 23:46:29
It's OK only if you know what you're doing, which clearly isn't the case with OP. Deleting MMATs is a much safer alternative.

The line is there because I made both subsets (fabric and frame) to be recolorable.
Yes, but it looks misaligned, it's too close to the left (which doesn't happen with default EAxis's objects).

I'd like to find out how to remove that line too. But the same happens for all objects with two subsets which were only made recolorable by CEP.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Separator.jpg)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Havelock on 2008 July 12, 06:24:28
Yes, but it looks misaligned, it's too close to the left (which doesn't happen with default EAxis's objects).
EAxis objects have at least one Recolor.

I'd like to find out how to remove that line too. But the same happens for all objects with two subsets which were only made recolorable by CEP.

You could not remove her she is part of the UI. The line appears correct if you have at least one recolor. She is centered between the subsets and has a minimum lenght witch causes the weird look if you have only the original colors and no recolors.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/Havelock/Nominell_recolors.png)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: knightguy on 2008 July 12, 10:04:25
<picture snipped by moderator>

where you get recolors for this chair?  i just have the red color  ???


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 12, 13:06:02
I'd like to find out how to remove that line too. But the same happens for all objects with two subsets which were only made recolorable by CEP.

You could not remove her she is part of the UI. The line appears correct if you have at least one recolor. She is centered between the subsets and has a minimum lenght witch causes the weird look if you have only the original colors and no recolors.

Thanks for the information. Glad I've made no mistake on my part. I did notice that the Deluxe preorder jukebox which you've made recolorable along with several recolors didn't have that ugly misaligned line.
Your recolors look simple and nice. Care to share when you're finished?

ETA: /me baaaaas over the set of actually matching recolors and shakes fist at EAxis's laziness
 :D Thanks!


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Havelock on 2008 July 12, 19:13:53
Your recolors look simple and nice. Care to share when you're finished?

If one like to have them why not. I made the colors you could buy the Nominell (black and green) and the Skruvsta Chair (black and white).
For the Nominell Chair there is a issue with the green recolor if you zoom out you get a small white gap on the seat. Its caused by EAxis way to map him nothing i could do against this.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/Havelock/Chaircolors.png)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Crow on 2008 July 15, 19:43:22
I can't get the Double Deluxe Bonus items to work.  I download them but when I open the file, it says 0 files.  :(  Please help me I want that 2nd dress, the pink one.  Please.

Link is OK. Try redownload, or get all-in-one RAR in the first post.

I tried that but the dress isn't in the mega download and also the link does work but when I install, zero files install.  I even tried the clean pack installer.  I have windows XP if that helps.  I have to use SimMaid or Clean Pack installer for raw files.  Everything else installs fine.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 15, 21:24:31
I tried that but the dress isn't in the mega download
It is. Look for the file tagged with DoubleDX.

and also the link does work but when I install, zero files install.
I don't understand the "install" part. It extracts just fine for me. What do you use to extract RAR file, anyway? I use WinRAR, but 7-zip will work just fine.

I even tried the clean pack installer.
It's just an ordinary RAR file, clean pack installer won't work.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Crow on 2008 July 21, 03:57:44
What do you use to extract RAW files then?  I don't have any problems with other ones with Sim Maid File.  I just get this when I use it:

(http://www.emeraldkeys.net/Stuff/SimFileMaid.jpg)

Thanks!

Also, thanks to the person that recolor the office chair.  I wanted that recolor to black so badly and was too lazy to do it.  Thank you!


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 21, 09:26:00
What do you use to extract RAW files then?  I don't have any problems with other ones with Sim Maid File.  I just get this when I use it:

<snip>

What "RAW files"? They are all standard .package files. And what is this "Sim File Maid" thing that you keep bringing up? I have no idea what it is or does. ::)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/LolPic/pancake_bunny.jpg)

Why don't you get WinRAR or 7-zip like everyone else, instead of resorting to some obscure program? 7-zip is fast and free. I don't know about Mac, but I'm sure there is a widely used archiving utility for Mac users. I have no intention of changing my upload to suit your particular need when there are plenty of excellent archiving utilities available.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: witch on 2008 July 21, 10:50:23
From memory, it's an old program, the file maid decompresses files and puts them in the download folder. It probably wouldn't know about 7zip. I've read somewhere that users just drag a file onto the grass.  ::)

You really don't need it Crow. Just google how to download and use Winrar or 7zip, or both. Take control of your downloads!

ETA: Actually, I thought it was a sims 1 app, it's so old.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Angie on 2008 July 22, 02:34:36
What do you use to extract RAW files then?  I don't have any problems with other ones with Sim Maid File.

Crow, I suggest that you read this very helpful tutorial (http://hideki.modthesims2.com/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Downloading_for_Fracking_Idiots).  This section in particular (http://hideki.modthesims2.com/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Downloading_for_Fracking_Idiots_5) should have the info you're looking for.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-07-09)
Post by: Kazzandra on 2008 July 23, 22:50:43
If you need a download crutch or if you're just lazy like me, you should have the Sims 2 Robofilemaid. (http://www.download.com/Sims-2-RoboFileMaid-3000/3000-7551_4-10489317.html)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 July 31, 16:45:08
2008-08-01: IKEA End Table and both Dressers were updated.

Added a decorative slot for IKEA STRIND end table. Slightly adjusted slot positions and reduced slot overlapping for both IKEA MANDAL dressers.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Maxis_Preorder_SP8_TableEnd.jpg)

Download (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg350058.html#msg350058)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Heli on 2008 August 03, 16:38:40
Is this the right version off files in the last upload for IKEA Stuff ?? I dont have a slot for Strind Table, and the files have an old date.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 August 03, 16:48:43
Is this the right version off files in the last upload for IKEA Stuff ?? I dont have a slot for Strind Table, and the files have an old date.
Exactly which version (IKEA or standalone) in which file?
And did you sell and rebuy end table?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Heli on 2008 August 03, 22:39:20
Is IKEA version. I have redownloaded. The files are from 01.08. 2008 o.k. I put one deco objekt on the top. The second deco can i put on the floor but not on the shelv under.
I have all yours fixes in game. The deco slots for other objects and Stories stuff working very fine. Thank you for this. Can you only look, is this the file,that is working for you.
 
 Edit: I have Ikea bonus Staff in C: / Programme/EA Games/ FreeTime/Data/Res/Cat/Bins/Subfolder


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 August 04, 01:02:56
If you put IKEA preorders in Bins folder, you also have to update IKEA CEP in your Downloads folder. And you have to sell exisiting end tables and re-buy them to pick up the change.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Heli on 2008 August 04, 02:13:34
UPS,
you are right, in my test folder was old IKEA CEP. After update off IKEA CEP the Strind table work perfect.  :-* One more big thanks for all.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01
Post by: Argon on 2008 August 17, 21:40:07
Don't know if you'd be interested in any of this Lord Darcy, but I just found some stuff that I did from April 2007. Finally reminded me to fix that missing reference in the normal afbodyrainslickers too haha.

http://www.mediafire.com/?xpb0luu3ycc

-Amelia (teen female vampire dress from MaxoidMonkey, under Nightlife, missing red dress added)
-Bartholomew (teen male vampire outfit from MaxoidMonkey, under Nightlife)
-Benny (Celebration Stuff preorder suit)
-Bessie (Celebration Stuff preorder gown)
-Billy (OFB chicken suit)
-Elena (Seasons rainslicker preorder, reflection on boots replaced)
-Fiona (valentines day underwear from MaxoidMonkey; has heels)
-George (HHS preorder glasses, fixed for Pets ep?)
-Shelby (FFS preorder; uses University mesh and fixed creepy flesh colored lace)
-Sofia (Seasons preorder swim suit, fixed footstep sounds and there might have been something else)
-Andy Sim's hair (complete family, toddler uses hidden curly texture, on my self sim, shows up under base game)
-Lucas Sim's hair (complete family, shows up under base game)
-Hilary Duff/Jenn Sim's hair (complete family, normal blond texture, shows up under Pets)
-Argon_afbodyrainslicker_fixes (links the floating reflective material definition for the boots on those outfits)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Alex on 2008 August 18, 15:37:08
What is the Lucashair?

And Lord Darcy, I noticed those decustomised website downloads in the OFB pyjamas fix topic. When will you get around to sharing those?  ;)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Argon on 2008 August 19, 08:03:55
The Andy and Lucas sims were from the official Spanish site I think, the lucas hair is a modified version of one from nightlife.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Eleonora on 2008 August 20, 11:42:37
Slight problem I have with the Domestic Goddess outfit from Kitchen&Bath SP, I can't get the outfit to show up in CAS. I know it's there, because it did appear once when I was clicking the randomise button. But it's not there in the bin, not even with debug mode on. Is there a simple way to fix this with SimPE?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Emma on 2008 August 20, 14:24:20
Slight problem I have with the Domestic Goddess outfit from Kitchen&Bath SP, I can't get the outfit to show up in CAS. I know it's there, because it did appear once when I was clicking the randomise button. But it's not there in the bin, not even with debug mode on. Is there a simple way to fix this with SimPE?

Have you tried deleting the CASThumbnails.package in your thumbnails folder?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 August 21, 13:51:14
Don't know if you'd be interested in any of this Lord Darcy, but I just found some stuff that I did from April 2007. Finally reminded me to fix that missing reference in the normal afbodyrainslickers too haha.

-Elena (Seasons rainslicker preorder, reflection on boots replaced)
-George (HHS preorder glasses, fixed for Pets ep?)
-Shelby (FFS preorder; uses University mesh and fixed creepy flesh colored lace)
-Sofia (Seasons preorder swim suit, fixed footstep sounds and there might have been something else)

Thanks for decustomizing exchange stuff. I did wonder what is wrong with that SNS preorder raincoat mesh, but I was unsure about how to fix it. I didn't realize that FFS dress used Uni dress mesh either. Can I include your superior versions for SNS Raincoat and FFS Dress in mine?
As for SNS swimsuit, I think you converted the version of Property Sets to pre-Pets.
ETA: I think I'll leave FFS dress for now, as I'm not sure what "creepy flesh colored lace" means.

Slight problem I have with the Domestic Goddess outfit from Kitchen&Bath SP, I can't get the outfit to show up in CAS. I know it's there, because it did appear once when I was clicking the randomise button. But it's not there in the bin, not even with debug mode on. Is there a simple way to fix this with SimPE?
Which EPs/SPs do you have? It shows up fine for me with all EPs/SPs installed.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01
Post by: Eleonora on 2008 August 21, 15:52:05
Which EPs/SPs do you have? It shows up fine for me with all EPs/SPs installed.

All EPs up to Seasons, FFS, Glamour, H&M and Ikea.
I have yet to try Emma's suggustion, although I doubt it'll work. All other clothes showed up perfectly.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01
Post by: knightguy on 2008 August 21, 17:15:33
Which EPs/SPs do you have? It shows up fine for me with all EPs/SPs installed.

All EPs up to Seasons, FFS, Glamour, H&M and Ikea.
I have yet to try Emma's suggustion, although I doubt it'll work. All other clothes showed up perfectly.

i opened BodyShop an found it here
(http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/72/screenshot018ir8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01
Post by: Havelock on 2008 August 22, 05:35:35
ETA: I think I'll leave FFS dress for now, as I'm not sure what "creepy flesh colored lace" means.

Lord Darcy it means the original Dress has 3 Subsets and 3 Materialdefinitions but the 3IDR has only one Materialdefinition listed wich causes Skintone layered under the alpha Part. Its the same as with the Seasons Female Rockstar Outfit.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 August 22, 11:14:40
Thanks for the explanation, Havelock.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/FFSPreorderDress_Lace.jpg)

Creepy indeed. :D


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01
Post by: Argon on 2008 August 22, 17:41:57
Thanks for decustomizing exchange stuff. I did wonder what is wrong with that SNS preorder raincoat mesh, but I was unsure about how to fix it. I didn't realize that FFS dress used Uni dress mesh either. Can I include your superior versions for SNS Raincoat and FFS Dress in mine?
As for SNS swimsuit, I think you converted the version of Property Sets to pre-Pets.

The mesh is never seen on adult sims since it's a young adult only outfit, that's probably why you never knew. Feel free to include them Lord Darcy  ;D

Oops! I forgot I did that... wait, why did I do that?  ??? Huh, it's been so long I don't remember lol.

Lord Darcy it means the original Dress has 3 Subsets and 3 Materialdefinitions but the 3IDR has only one Materialdefinition listed wich causes Skintone layered under the alpha Part. Its the same as with the Seasons Female Rockstar Outfit.

I think the material definitions themselves were wrong too, I remember having to change the blending mode so it wasn't "ghostly".


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 August 23, 09:07:53
2008-08-22: Fixed SNS Raincoat and FFS Dress (by Argon). Possibly fixed the crashing problem in IKEA NOMINELL Chair that only occurs under a certain condition. (EP5, SP1 and SP8 were updated.)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 August 28, 02:46:17
Thanks Knightguy - I'm getting Apartment Life tomorrow.  Although I'm not installing it until I know it's safe to install.  I hope it doesn't need 3 patches like Freetime did.  That was a mess.   


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Richief on 2008 August 29, 01:54:28
heres the 7 Apartment Life Bonus Items (with pics)

http://www.mediafire.com/?mmivnf9dbex  (Orinagal *As Is*)

http://www.mediafire.com/?ondo0fqmppg (Updated)

Updated TVs for FT, Updated Stereo, Updated Chair for Pets (also a pre-pets version), Lord Darcy will have to make sure the computer is updated  :-\  (Extracted all MMAT's in there packages)


Thanks knightguy, I re-updated TVs so they have proper skill flags and no longer display wonky animations when repaired/tinkered. Thanks Lord Darcy (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11264.msg334472.html#msg334472) for this.

Download (http://www.mediafire.com/?yelbl3r3iy8) (Re-Updated TVs)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 August 30, 06:42:47
I checked that bonus computer (GlowStation) in-game and sure enough it needs updating.  Thought I'd go ahead and mention it.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Menaceman on 2008 August 31, 18:45:31
Thanks once again everyone. I'll be calling back at random intervalls to see when the computer gets updated.
Keep up the great work. I wouldn't have a clue what to do.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 August 31, 19:38:59
I followed Lord Dacry's tutorial on updating computers and I updated that Glow Station computer.  I checked it in-game to see if things were right.  And as far as I know it is.  If anybody wants it, I'll be glad to post it.  Just let me know.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: cow_tools on 2008 August 31, 21:54:04
I followed Lord Dacry's tutorial on updating computers and I updated that Glow Station computer.  I checked it in-game to see if things were right.  And as far as I know it is.  If anybody wants it, I'll be glad to post it.  Just let me know.

I'd be interested in it. 

And thanks to everyone for all their work updating the AL pre-order stuff.  Much appreciated.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 August 31, 22:08:48
Here's the GlowStation computer updated if anybody wants it.  Edit:  If anybody is wondering, the computer works fine and I actually updated it correctly.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 September 01, 00:00:54
Here's the bonus shirt and hoodie without the custom star - it shows up with the base game clothes - for some reason it won't let me upload the rar file here.  Here's the link  http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zjdk6cjhs4a


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: virgali on 2008 September 01, 03:52:45
I'm sorry if this doesn't belong here. Does anybody know where I can find the Sims 2 Store Exclusive clothing? Both original and recolours?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: knightguy on 2008 September 01, 04:02:11
Here's the GlowStation computer updated if anybody wants it. 

how updated is this computer?  :-\  it looks like it missing everything from the TABB? 

I'm sorry if this doesn't belong here. Does anybody know where I can find the Sims 2 Store Exclusive clothing? Both original and recolours?

TS2 Store Stuff (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,12303.0.html)

TS2 Store Clothes (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,12303.msg350876/topicseen.html#msg350876)

fixed links


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 September 01, 04:08:27
I thought I had followed L.D.'s tutorial right - this is the first time I've updated a computer.  I updated a bunch of custom content I had alright.  Since this computer didn't get updated, I thought I'd give it a try.  Someone with experience could fix it if I didn't do something right - it looked/worked ok in the game (I don't have Apartment Life installed yet).


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 September 01, 04:23:20
I was re-reading L.D.'s tutorial on updating computers and it says "Computers are one of those "exceptions" that I mentioned earlier. As of FT, pie menus of computers are handled in semi-global level. No need to fiddle with TTAB and TTAs, as they're now only vestigial. Once updated for FT, I expect that computers will remain compatible with Apartment Life as well".  Here is the link to the tutorial I followed: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=1953068#post1953068 - according to the tutorial, no need to fiddle with TTAB's.  Again, if I did something wrong, point it out. I'm new at updating stuff.  I thought I'd give it a try and save somebody time and update it myself.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: knightguy on 2008 September 01, 04:44:49
good job it works i even tested it in Uni

tho i noticed the Deztv needs tv Screen Fix   it has a blue screen  ::)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 September 01, 05:09:47
Thanks Knightguy - I also tested it in Uni before I uploaded it just to make sure they could write their term paper.  You mean a blue screen on the picture in buy mode or when you add it to your sims house?  I checked it in my daughter's game in one of her houses and I didn't notice a blue screen.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: Andistyr on 2008 September 01, 05:57:09
I also downloaded his re-updated tvs.  I'll look at my game this time and see if I notice a blue sreen on the Deztv.

Edit: I see what you mean.  A light blue screen in the picture in buymode.  I didn't really notice when I downloaded both tvs.  Thanks Knightguy for the fix - ya, shocker it was something EA/Maxis did.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-22)
Post by: virgali on 2008 September 01, 06:14:17
Here's the GlowStation computer updated if anybody wants it. 

how updated is this computer?  :-\  it looks like it missing everything from the TABB? 

I'm sorry if this doesn't belong here. Does anybody know where I can find the Sims 2 Store Exclusive clothing? Both original and recolours?

TS2 Store Stuff (http://"http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,12303.0.html")

TS2 Store Clothes (http://"http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,12303.msg350876/topicseen.html#msg350876")

For some weird reason those links don't work for me  :-\


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-09-04)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 September 04, 10:04:25
2008-09-04: Added all 7 AL preorders. Fixed version bit for 4 IKEA objects. Adjusted sort index of TSS preorder outfits. Adult version of TSS GraphicTee was added in AL preorders. Havelock updated Deluxe preorder Jukebox to AL. (EP8, SP6, SP8 and Deluxe were updated.)

Thanks to Havelock for doing most of work on AL preorder objects.  :) I only brushed them a bit.



Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-09-04)
Post by: Havelock on 2008 September 05, 20:24:28
Another update to the Flowers Jukebox. I have added all color options to the main file, flowers is default color. All colors have now the 0lifo and 1lifo for better grafics no more artifacts everything is clear and as sharp as possible. Please redownload if you like.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-09-04)
Post by: knightguy on 2008 September 06, 00:44:54
Another update to the Flowers Jukebox. I have added all color options to the main file, flowers is default color. All colors have now the 0lifo and 1lifo for better grafics no more artifacts everything is clear and as sharp as possible. Please redownload if you like.

it wont let me download it keeps giving me a error page?  ???


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-09-05)
Post by: witch on 2008 September 06, 00:55:25
Are you using Internet Exploiter? Someone else had a similar issue just a day or two ago with another download. Try FireFox.


Title: GLS Preorders (Updated 2008-09-15)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 September 08, 11:42:19
2008-09-08: Updated GLS TV and IKEA TV to AL. Elders can watch TV while lounging on sofas. (SP2 & SP8 were updated.)

2008-09-15: GLS Luxury TV was updated again. Fixed the broken state FX for GLS TV and IKEA TV. Created 3 decorative slots on top of GLS TV. (SP2 & SP8 were updated.) (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/Themes/babylon/images/english/new.gif)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Maxis_Preorder_SP2_TVDecoSlot.jpg)

(Ship in bottle was unlocked by Havelock, which is posted here (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,12861.0.html).)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-09-15)
Post by: CatOfEvilGenius on 2008 September 16, 05:07:17
What a fantastic set. :)  Maxis makes us pay for this stuff, you fix it, make it much better, and give it away for free.   Great for those who refuse to preorder and wait until Maxis releases patches.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-09-15)
Post by: Ailias on 2008 September 16, 17:15:06
What about adding slots on IKEA TVs?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-09-15)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 September 17, 20:02:02
2008-09-18: Havelock updated Deluxe preorder Jukebox to fix animation. AL version is now separate from FT version.

What about adding slots on IKEA TVs?
2-tiled TV meshes are weird, I can't rely on 3D editor to find out correct coordinates. Right now I'm too burned out to calibrate it by eye. Maybe later.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-09-18)
Post by: Richief on 2008 October 09, 00:06:38
Lord Darcy, I updated and decustumized the Pre-Order Swing Set from SNS. It is updated to AL, feel free to add it to the main thread ;D.

Note: If you don't have AL, download the original version (http://www.nectere.net/smf/index.php?topic=972.0).


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-09-18)
Post by: Richief on 2008 October 10, 00:56:55
I also did the SNS Pre-Order Wall Trellis Flowerbox. It has retrieved "Plant Globals", it used to have "Sculpture Globals" instead.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Timoram on 2008 October 17, 16:05:24
Thanks for this Lord Darcy !

I've noticed a bug ; when I clic on "2007: The Year, The Glasses", it won't affect my Sim, I cannot wear it even if I can clic on it.
And, the Neon Frostball always crash during loading of a lot, the classical message of error appears when loading is complete (but before th black screen before the lot appears), and it crash everytime.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 October 21, 13:51:01
I've noticed a bug ; when I clic on "2007: The Year, The Glasses", it won't affect my Sim, I cannot wear it even if I can clic on it.
Works fine in my game. Note that they're enabled only for Everyday, Formal and Outerwear.
Which EPs do you have? Try Argon's version (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg362789.html#msg362789) instead.

And, the Neon Frostball always crash during loading of a lot, the classical message of error appears when loading is complete (but before th black screen before the lot appears), and it crash everytime.
Can't reproduce the issue, it doesn't cause crash in my game.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Timoram on 2008 October 21, 14:36:49
I've noticed a bug ; when I clic on "2007: The Year, The Glasses", it won't affect my Sim, I cannot wear it even if I can clic on it.
Works fine in my game. Note that they're enabled only for Everyday, Formal and Outerwear.
Which EPs do you have? Try Argon's version (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg362789.html#msg362789) instead.

All EPs and Stuff Packs, include HHS and Store Edition, but I didn't own Deluxe or Double Deluxe.

EDIT : I tryed Argon's version, but it didn't work too. I place it into my latest Bins folder, and I don't place it into a subfolder of it.
But it doesn't matter, we're about to enter in 2009...


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 October 21, 21:34:37
I place it into my latest Bins folder, and I don't place it into a subfolder of it.
That's the problem. Skin files do not work in Bins folder, only objects should go there.
Put it in your Downloads folder.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: JoWe on 2008 October 29, 16:04:17
2008-08-01: IKEA End Table and both Dressers were updated.

Added a decorative slot for IKEA STRIND end table. Slightly adjusted slot positions and reduced slot overlapping for both IKEA MANDAL dressers.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff243/creamgray/The%20Sims%202/Maxis_Preorder_SP8_TableEnd.jpg)

Download (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,11573.msg350058.html#msg350058)

Hi Darcy,

I use the one from the big download on first page. The problem is I can not place any object on the extra slot. They always stand on the floor an go through the table.

Greetz
Jo


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-08-01)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 November 02, 09:30:50
The problem is I can not place any object on the extra slot. They always stand on the floor an go through the table.
Had you bothered to read a couple more posts right under the post you've quoted, you would have noticed that other people already reported the exact same problem, to which I provided the solution. ::)

Also, please don't sign your name in your post. Use the signature instead. Read the FAQ (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,7437.0.html) and lurk MOAR.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Timoram on 2008 November 13, 11:50:27
Great, Lord Darcy ! Thanks a lot for this !

I hope that this question will not annoy you...
How do you decustomized objects ?
 ::)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Richief on 2008 November 13, 22:53:14
It depends on the kind of stuff (clothing or objects). It's basically (for objects) to assign a Group Number, update to any new EP, fix minor bugs, and remove duplicate useless files. Waht do you want to decostumize?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Timoram on 2008 November 14, 09:47:57
It depends on the kind of stuff (clothing or objects). It's basically (for objects) to assign a Group Number, update to any new EP, fix minor bugs, and remove duplicate useless files. What do you want to decostumize?

Some exchange objects from Maxis... All Ford cars, the Fiat Punto, the Alienware computer, the five topiary (or topiaries ? I didn't know the correct spelling - yes, my English is weird) and the objects above :
(http://thesims2.ea.com/sims2_exchange/object/93/293/preview.jpg)(http://thesims2.ea.com/sims2_exchange/object/92/92/preview.jpg)(http://thesims2.ea.com/sims2_exchange/object/32/232/preview.jpg)(http://thesims2.ea.com/sims2_exchange/object/33/233/preview.jpg)(http://thesims2.ea.com/sims2_exchange/object/72/272/preview.jpg)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Blushing Rose on 2008 November 14, 14:48:27
What exactly is the function of the "*_3D.package" files that come with the clothing (such as the FT exercise outfits)?  Since the clothing shows up in CAS when I omit them from the Downloads folder, I assume they're not essential.  Why are they included with the files, and what exactly do they do?

*is still only on her first cup of coffee, and hopes she's not asking something stupid in her caffeine-deprived morning haze...*


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 November 14, 15:44:35
*_3D.package files in EAxian skins contain mesh and textures. In most cases they're essential.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Blushing Rose on 2008 November 14, 16:08:56
*_3D.package files in EAxian skins contain mesh and textures. In most cases they're essential.


 ::) I discovered this to be true (after a second cup of coffee) when I installed the EP5 halter swimsuit and it would not work without the accompanying 3D.package.  I didn't figure you'd stick unnecessary files in the downloads, which I why I was confused as to why the first one I tried was apparently not needed.  No problem--I'll just create a sub-folder and include them all together.  Thanks :)

*is now thinking about a third cup of coffee, and is glad she didn't ask why the thumbnails weren't showing up properly before she thought to delete the caches... :-[ *


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Richief on 2008 November 15, 00:00:14
Some exchange objects from Maxis... All Ford cars, the Fiat Punto, the Alienware computer, the five topiary (or topiaries ? I didn't know the correct spelling - yes, my English is weird) and the objects above :

You can find most of those objects at Peasantry:
- Run With Sissors, Cupid, & Alienware (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,13362.0.html) By Argon
- Tropiaries (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,9997.0.html) By Argon
- There are others but I cannot remember where they are, take a look at Peasantry.

As far as I know there's no decostumized cars, I'll may do them (yesterday I was working on them) and post them here.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Timoram on 2008 November 15, 09:10:45
As far as I know there's no decostumized cars, I'll may do them (yesterday I was working on them) and post them here.

I just remember that EA add on the official site the Burnout Montgomery Hawker (http://thesims2.ea.com/getcoolstuff/downloads/hawker_download.php) with two versions, a low-res and a high-res and four recolors for all versions...
Oh, and good luck ! *Dreaming about a cup of cocoa, many Xmas presents on the floor and snow behind the window, with jazz music and a great novel...*

EDIT : I almost forgot about the ESMOD contest (http://sims2.fr/products.view.asp?id=27&page_id=365) (just click on orange links to downloads those ugly - but Maxis tenues), and some Easter and Valentine bonus on the Exchange, if somebody remember them... They made too bonus stuff ! Why not integrate them in the game without custom asterisk ?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Richief on 2008 November 22, 18:36:28
Lord Darcy, I decostumized two of the Garden & Mansion bonuses, download here (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,13733.msg391591.html#msg391591).


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: nanacake on 2008 December 09, 20:58:04
Has anyone extracted all the objects from here? http://www.diesims2.de/files.list.asp?nav_page=1&category=7&searchstr=
(A login from the main sims2 site works) Everything sadly though is now .exe instead it used to be basic .package a few months ago they have added new things. I'm a bit afraid to know what the .exe does.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Richief on 2008 December 10, 02:11:15
nanacake, those are The Sims 1 items. That's why they are in an exe.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: nanacake on 2008 December 10, 04:52:41
Ahh sorry wrong link
http://www.diesims2.de/files.list.asp?nav_page=1&category=37&searchstr=

So they still have in .zip but there used to be an egg radio and a soccer uniform and other objects. I guess they are lost now.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 December 10, 10:53:49
The soccer uniform set is also available in Exchange (http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/sim_detail.php?asset_id=596219&asset_type=sim&user_id=72683), which EAxis recycled in FT except for face makeup and toddler version.

AFAIR, there was no official EAxis-made objects that was exclusive for German site. Fiat Punto is official, but it's available on several official European EA sites. Other objects like egg radio or plumbob trophy are not EAxis-made, they were made with SimPE. I wouldn't consider them as official. Only those 2 carnival skins for CF and AM are their exclusive official EAxis-made stuff.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: nanacake on 2008 December 10, 18:12:41
Thanks Lord Darcy for clearing it up.  I could sworn they used to have more themed outfits, including a Christmas Story Bunny Outfit but going on the international exchanges my browser did not display properly. Maybe later I switch to another and try to make one big archive of them.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Menaceman on 2008 December 11, 18:51:18
I remember the free rabbit costumes and facepaint from the exchange. I had them in my game but then got sick of them as I didn't use them and so I deleted them.
Darcy, who did make the easter egg radio that was given away on the German site this past Easter (or was it 2007?) as a part of their 'egg hunt' then?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 December 12, 14:49:53
I could sworn they used to have more themed outfits, including a Christmas Story Bunny Outfit
Apart from last year's Advent Calendar, which were entirely fan-made contents, I don't remember anything related to Christmas from German site.

Darcy, who did make the easter egg radio that was given away on the German site this past Easter (or was it 2007?) as a part of their 'egg hunt' then?
I don't know who, but a quick look into the package file revealed that it was indeed made with SimPE.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Richief on 2008 December 24, 20:31:50
Lord Darcy, the M&G set is now complete. Get the Moroccan/Art Deco bench here (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,13733.msg402256.html#msg402256).

The other two items are here (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,13733.msg391591.html#msg391591) (Gnome) and here (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,13733.msg391600.html#msg391600) (Planter).

Edit:
I just checked the bench in-game, it displays wrong shadows. Unfortunately I'm useless with shadows.

Another edit:
Havelock fixed shadows and added missing red texture, thanks Havelock! Removed attachment, download his version here (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,13733.msg402256.html#msg402256).


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: shalunyturns on 2009 January 02, 03:02:16
I've been de-customizing and updating several Maxis official clothings and objects. (preorders/Exchange stuff)

What's the difference:

  • Objects were updated to Apartment Life, in case update is required.
  • Unrecolorable objects and formerly unrecolorable subset in recolorable objects were made recolorable.
  • Redundant resources like duplicate textures and animation files were removed to reduce the size. Compressed with jfade's compressorizer (http://www.djssims.com/index.php?category=1&subcat=5).
  • Custom star was removed from clothing/hair thumbnails. Instead they bear the corresponding EP/SP icon....

How did you do this?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Richief on 2009 January 02, 19:03:33
Take a look here (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,9433.0.html)... There's also some interesting info at the begining of the thread, why don't you read a bit?


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: SharonSims on 2009 January 08, 07:46:33
Thank you Lord Darcy, I've seen you're work around MTS2, there are much more useful stuff here  ;D
I want to change the icon of an item, not made by you actually, it was made by Argon, I want to change the pets icon on one hair he decustomized, can you give me a short guide about just making the hair to be 'included' in... Apartment Life bins? or whatever they called? (sorry for the offtopicness)  :D

Woops, I'm so stupid, Richief just gave a link to a tutorial of some kind, sorry.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10
Post by: mistyk on 2009 January 10, 04:39:37
Thanks Lord Darcy these are great. I am having one issue though, the season's raincoat is showing up funny,the neck and legs are showing as black and the hands are black and grey.
this might be an M&G issue as I do not remember this from before installing M&G
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/kfortiortega/Snapshot.jpg)


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2009 January 10, 05:10:18
Seasons raincoat works fine for me in M&G. Which file did you download?

Are you sure you don't have duplicate files lurking somewhere in your Downloads folder? You're supposed to have only one file (Elena.package), and nothing else. It's now a recolor of Seasons mesh, no longer having its own standalone mesh.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10
Post by: mistyk on 2009 January 10, 16:32:59
Seasons raincoat works fine for me in M&G. Which file did you download?

Are you sure you don't have duplicate files lurking somewhere in your Downloads folder? You're supposed to have only one file (Elena.package), and nothing else. It's now a recolor of Seasons mesh, no longer having its own standalone mesh.

yes I am a complete idiot..I had other elena packages in there, spent the night cleaning out my downloads and found a few (weird they didn't show as duplicates on clean installer) now I have subfolders within subfolders. Thank you for your help


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Hegelian on 2011 February 06, 18:24:13
Okay, so this is an old thread and I guess everyone who wants these things already has them installed and working. Well, maybe not everyone.    ::)

With everything installed and patched through AL except for the holiday stuff pack, I can find almost everything. The camping lantern I cannot find, but I have a custom version with no rock that includes a version that hangs on the wall, so that's not a problem. An AF outfit caused my game to crash when going through the catalog using the clothing tool, but deleting the Shelby package seems to have fixed that. However—

The one item I want that is not appearing in the catalog is the H&M uniform shirt (even after deleting the CAS thumbnails). I had a custom version with its own mesh from MTS2, but with some pants the waistband pokes through the shirt when the sim moves, so I was hoping the pre-order version would not have that problem, but the shirt just does not appear in the catalog—it is for adult men, right? I have removed the MTS2 version, to no effect.

Is there another file in addition to ambody_uniformshirt.package that is required for this to show up? It's one of the few H&M things for men that isn't stupid.   ;D


On a slightly different topic:  Just to be clear, the Maxis objects can go in \TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins, but the recolors of those objects go in Downloads?

Thanks!


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: morriganrant on 2011 February 07, 23:30:10

On a slightly different topic:  Just to be clear, the Maxis objects can go in \TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins, but the recolors of those objects go in Downloads?

Thanks!

I can answer this one, you can put the recolors in with the objects or in downloads. It depends on what you are going for. I put any maxis match recolors in bins with the other objects, and anything else that is non-essential for my game in with everything else so that I can delete it if it it turns out it's not to my fancy after all.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: shastakiss on 2011 February 16, 02:45:58

The one item I want that is not appearing in the catalog is the H&M uniform shirt (even after deleting the CAS thumbnails). I had a custom version with its own mesh from MTS2, but with some pants the waistband pokes through the shirt when the sim moves, so I was hoping the pre-order version would not have that problem, but the shirt just does not appear in the catalog—it is for adult men, right? I have removed the MTS2 version, to no effect.

Is there another file in addition to ambody_uniformshirt.package that is required for this to show up? It's one of the few H&M things for men that isn't stupid.

The H&M uniform shirt incentive is a full body outfit, not a separate. Sounds like you're looking for it in tops.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Bonitinha on 2013 December 11, 13:56:21
I cannot find the IKEA standalone version, link is broken


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: Charity on 2014 January 21, 02:10:13
The link for the Holiday stuff is broken as well.


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: jezzer on 2014 January 21, 16:53:58
Gosh, it's almost like the thread is five years old, or something!


Title: Re: Decustomized and Updated Maxis Official Objects/Clothing (Updated 2008-10-10)
Post by: cwurts on 2016 January 23, 01:35:28
We have to try, Jezzer. It's the only way to bring MATY back from the brink.