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De-uglified Basegame Long Skirt

by sweetdevil Posted 30th Mar 2016 at 11:27 AM - Updated 1st Aug 2016 at 10:59 PM by sweetdevil
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
The basegame long skirt is ugly. Aside from almost every shirt being too short (2001 nostalgia, anyone?), the pattern choices make clothes look ratty. Take this skirt, for example: the cut is weird and wtf is with that rope anyway, it's just hanging around the waist. Plus the patterns make sims look like they're wrapped up in burlap sacks. Enough of that!

What's new
  • This is a default replacement, so it'll replace the original skirt for the ages: Teen, Young Adult-Adult, Elder Females.
  • No more ugly seams or rope!
  • The channel used for the rope is now used for the belt.
  • One new channel added! You can now recolor the hem line (?) on the bottom and middle of the skirt!
  • Small buttons detail added to belt.
  • WA introduces recolors of the skirt only for Egypt (and only for YA-A). I included a version that replaces that one too. You need World Adventures for that one!
  • Skirts recategorized to also show up in Makeover and Outerwear (aside from Everyday, Formal, Career). Also enabled for Random.
  • You can use all skirts at the same time, as they use different resources.

Known issues

1. There is a seam on the right side of the sim, near the arm. This is also in the EA textures, and I couldn't find a way to fix it. It's not too noticeable, and not noticeable at all if you use vertical and/or small patterns.
2. When you select the skirt on teens, the mesh looks all black and like the original skirt. Simply choose a pattern or recolor it yourself and you'll see the four-channel version.
3. Sometimes, on adults if you select the skirt the original mesh will pop up (with the rope and three channels). You can either use and recolor that version, or pick any of the other four recolors (all with four channels). Both versions work.
4. A few CAS thumbnails for the adult version show the original recolors. Haven't found a fix for this, but the outfits themselves work.


If you pick a preset with 4 channels and the 4th channel doesn't show up, wait a bit; it'll show up once all the patterns in that category are loaded.
You may have to delete your cache files for this to show up properly.

(Tedious) Work process

I have a tendency to forget, and maybe someone will find this useful, so here's the work process:


Creators of S3PE, S3OC, CTU.
Poses: spectacledchic, bodacsims, Skylar, Skylar again, yup still Skylar (seriously, it's a pose goldmine)
Tags: #teen, #female, #youngadult, #adult, #skirt, #elder, #random, #edit

Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Outerwear
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Default Replacement Recategorised
Outfit Type: Bottom

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

World Adventures
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sweetdevil_LongSkirtEdit_TAEF.zip | Description: Basegame. 4.01 MB 2,339 30th Mar 2016
sweetdevil_LongSkirtEdit_Cairo.zip | Description: Requires World Adventures (replaces the version of the YA-A skirt used in Al Simhara). 1.74 MB 1,510 30th Mar 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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