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Featured upload! Rugs - zMOG!! Off Grid!!

by HugeLunatic Posted 17th Apr 2010 at 4:49 AM - Updated 15th Dec 2018 at 12:13 PM by HugeLunatic
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update!! December 15, 1018
Fixed Instance numbers for the resources so they no longer override original CEP resources added in the CEP by Numenor.

Place all EA rugs on a diagonal or off grid!

So rugs in TS2 sink into the ground when placed, basically leaving them very flat. Most of the actual meshes however are not flat! They sit up off the floor with a nice shape. Especially the stones from Family Fun Stuff (shown below) which are quite useless when flattened!

This mod will make each rug from all EPs and SPs be able to be placed off grid using snapobjectstogrid false, the M&G quartertile placement cheat, or on a diagonal. Rugs will now not sink into the floor when placed. They also will not have odd lighting when placed off grid. There are so many rugs in game so I didn't take a picture of each one, just a select few from different EP/SP.

FT Rug Hider & Catalog Cleanup

I have also taken the FT rug and combined all the sports related ones into the EA Sports Baseball Rug and hiding the other four sports related ones. I figured I might as well do this since this mod will interfere with that hider mod one anyway.


This will conflict with any type of recategorizing or hider mods for rugs, specifially this one by Gwenke33 . This will not directly conflict with the M&G fix by Goggalor at MATY, but you no longer need that fix.

Known Issues:

For any rug recolors from NL, OFB, and maybe SSN, the recolors will be very dark. Those need to be fixed. Any future recolors after placing this mod should be fine. How to fix existing recolors. This method can also be used to fix store rugs, which I will not be sharing.


Installation for this mod is a little different. There are two types of files, one has xxBin.package and one has xxDL.package. The bin one needs to be in the latest EP bin folder to keep the rugs from having the * star. The DL one needs to be loaded after the CEP since it has TXMT resources in it.
  • Place the xxBin.package in C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\LatestEP\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Place the xxDL.package in your downloads folder

There are two packages - Please don't download both!! I have uploaded one file for those with ALL EP/SPs, and one for those missing one or more EP/SPs.

Do NOT include with lots!

Additional Credits:
*Someone named Lash who's file was missing the BHAVs so that I knew the solution was not there.
*Echo for her rug clone which I have been poring over forever.
*Goggalor at MATY for searching the dusty recesses of the brain trying to remember what was changed in the M&G rug fix. Which I was trying to reverse engineer.

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HL_RugFix.rar 29.6 KB 9,537 15th Dec 2018
HL_RugFixALL.rar 16.0 KB 29,996 15th Dec 2018
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Installation Location:
This mod has two parts.

*zz_HL_RugFixesDL_ALL.package (or each individual one)

Place in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.

*zz_HL_RugFixesBin_ALL/package (or each individual one)

Place in your C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\LatestEP\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins folder.

Need more information?
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Field Researcher
#176 Old 1st Apr 2017 at 3:35 AM
I see this issue was brought up from another commenter, but I didn't see it addressed: The recolors I've made AFTER installing are still dark. I 'm able to fix them in SimPE, but based on what I read in the description, I shouldn't need to do so.

Test Subject
#177 Old 22nd Nov 2017 at 7:29 PM
Great fix, for some reason I thought it was my graphics card.
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29th Mar 2018 at 2:10 AM
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Lab Assistant
#178 Old 23rd Apr 2018 at 3:06 AM
Test Subject
#179 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 10:47 PM
where do I put the file if I have Ultimate Collection, and not CEP? I don't have a TSData folder
Test Subject
#180 Old 25th Aug 2018 at 5:30 AM
Thanks, this is amazing!
Also, for those with Ultimate Collection, download "HL_RugFixALL.rar" and put the "zz_HL_RugFixesBin_ALL.package" file into C:\Program Files (x86)/ Origin Games/ The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection/ Fun with Pets/ SP9/ TSData /Res/ Catalog/ Bins
And than put the "zz_HL_RugFixesDL_ALL.package" file into your downloads folder
#181 Old 15th Mar 2019 at 12:22 AM
I'm guessing I can't have Phaenoh's Catalog Cleanup Mod V2 with this, right? This is going to be a tough decision if so.... LOL.
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