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No Vampire UI Poses (Default Replacement)

by Rulue Posted 4th Aug 2013 at 3:45 PM - Updated 4th Aug 2013 at 10:39 PM by Rulue
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One thing I always hated about vampires in TS2 was the fact they got silly, wacky poses in their UI portraits. They bugged me, since even though I could get nice default replacements for their skin and eyes(overlay, actually), those silly poses remained the same. And they got in my nerves. So I made a default replacement that makes it so the poses used for normal, regular sims are used for the vampires as well, instead of their wacky "unique" poses. I actually made this mod last year, but couldn't find time to test it then, so I'm just uploading it now.

This "mod"(I am not sure if I can call it a mod, since it is a simple replacement.) changes their portraits in the UI, relationship panels, phone catalogs thumbnails, and wherever their portraits show. However, it does not change the pie menu portrait (with that animation in which the sim opens and close their mouth). They keep their skin and fangs(the smaller fangs depicted in these screenshots are a default replacement by Rockburn, here in MTS.), the only thing that is changed is their portrait pose. Instead of the regular vampire poses, they will now get one of five poses available to regular sims. Everything else remains the same.

The replacement requires the portrait to be regenerated for the changes to apply. Just taking the sim to a mirror and making a small change might do the trick. I tested the mod with only the base game and Nightlife, and also with all EPs up to Apartment Life. It shouldn't conflict with anything, since it is just a replacement .

Additional Credits:
SimPE, the tool used to create the mod/replacement.

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

Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ruluee_vampirereplacementposes.zip 3.7 KB 7,440 4th Aug 2013
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. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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#26 Old 5th Feb 2017 at 12:59 AM
A couple of the poses (the non ridiculously campy/cheesy ones) don't bother me; is there a way I could tweak it so those were not overridden? Either way, thank you for this.
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