View Full Version : Trying to Recolour a Diary - Problem
23rd Dec 2008, 08:37 AM
Hi all, I'm trying to recolour the diary which sims can get from their bookshelf and write in; I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. The problem is I cannot seem to find the Diary in the OW in SimPE. I did a search for it and 'Book - Diary' came up, however I cannot find it in the catalog and cannot find a way to recolour it. It only appears when I search for it.
Perhaps the diary needs a different method to recolour? Can it be recoloured at all? I'm really in a tight spot so any help would me much appreciated.
28th Dec 2008, 11:21 AM
I think that you could make a override for it- just clone the "book - diary" And don't update the GUID. Then it will replace the maxis one. I don't know how to make an additional one though.
28th Dec 2008, 02:54 PM
That is not the correct way to create an override: if you want to change the doors of your home, you don't create an exact replica of the entire house, with different doors, right? :lol:
Jokes apart, we modders should always do our best to keep our mod the least "invasive" possible, avoiding duplicates, whenever possible.
Here is how to proceed (the info are valid for any type of override, but I will take the diary as an example).
Find the "Book - Diary" in OW. Since it's not a buyable object, you must click "Catalog" and then browse the alphabetical list until you find the right entry.
Clone it, with all the cloning options unchecked. Don't save the package.
Edit the resources that you want to change: in this example, the TXTR. It's strongly suggested to use the "Build DXT" function, NOT the normal "Import" one. Remember to Commit.
Now delete all the resources that you have NOT modified, and save the package: your override is ready :)
One last info: it's not possible to create additional diaries, or recolours for the diary, because the game always creates the default one (and only that one) whenever a sim approaches the bookcase.
29th Dec 2008, 08:00 AM
:lol: I guess your right! I didn't know that was how it was done properly. Thanks for correcting me! :)
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