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Default replacement for the button-front AF dress from H&M + bonus

by dharden Posted 2nd Feb 2017 at 11:46 PM - Updated 5th Feb 2017 at 3:38 AM by dharden
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
This is a default replacement for afbodybuttoneddress, from the H&M Stuff Pack. Since it replaces an outfit in H&M Stuff, it requires H&M Stuff.

The mesh is by Remi, and has Trapping's low heels swapped onto the Maxis mesh. The mesh is included in the rar file as a separate package. The shoes are recolored by me, and the dress textures are from Anna's less jewelry replacement for H&M outfits. Anna removed the painted-on bracelet from the right wrist, and slightly recolored the brown and gray dresses, and I slightly recolored the caramel one. Since Anna's replacement is a set of texture replacements for a number of H&M outfits, you can use this default along with it. I have also uploaded a non-default version in a separate rar file, which also contains Remi's mesh. Shoe sounds are set correctly, and resources are compressed. The non-default version does not require any EPs or SPs, and is set as Everyday only. I've tweaked the sort indexes for the non-default outfits so they should appear close to Remi's outfits, which means they'll appear near the rear of the AF and YAF Everyday clothes.


The replacement package includes an edited version of Lord Darcy's completer for afbodybuttoneddress_caramel, including whatever he did to make it group with the other two afbodybuttoneddress outfits. I've been using it so long that I'd forgotten Maxis had left one of the dresses incomplete until I saw Remi's mention of the caramel color being hidden. Anyway, I copied it out of my downloads and built the replacement package around it. So, if you have it, just make sure that my package loads after it.
Note:, because of the way the completer is built, software that tries to detect a package's type may get confused. When clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the Files view, the replacement package will show as a hair recolor , while Clean Installer will show the package as "Clothing", with afbodybuttoneddress_caramel as its name.

As noted above, you can use this default with Anna's less jewelry replacement for H&M outfits. However, if you have any other default for afbodybuttoneddress, you should remove it before installing this one.

As a bonus, I've added a retexture; Remi's black recolor combined with the white shoes, bracelet and buttons from this set by nrjsims. (h/t to YanderePlum for reblogging it.) It's Everyday only, and is in a separate rar file, which does not include the mesh.


Additional Credits:
Maxis, for the dress mesh; Trapping, for the shoe mesh; and Remi, for combining the two.
Anna, for the dress textures
nrjsims, for the shoe recolor that gave me a "hook" for doing others, for the PSD file that let me isolate the buttons -- and for not deleting her Box along with her simblr and LJ. Thanks also to YanderePlum, for reblogging nrj's set. (The links work, but you may or may not need the Box workaround to download.)
Lord Darcy, for completing the dress that Maxis left unfinished, in a way that kept it grouped with the others.

Everyone who offered feedback and suggestions in the Creator Feedback forum.

Frank Blumenberg and Tao Yue, for the plugin that lets Paint.NET read PSD files.

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Default Replacement
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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

+ 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
dharden_DEFAULT_afbodybuttoneddress.rar 429.4 KB 127 2nd Feb 2017
CustomRecolors_afbodybuttoneddress-TrappingLowHeels.rar 481.1 KB 115 2nd Feb 2017
Bonus_afbodybuttoneddress-TrappingLowHeels-BlackAndWhite.rar 111.0 KB 112 2nd Feb 2017
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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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