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Natalia Dress recolors - custom and default

by dharden Posted 11th Feb 2017 at 1:40 AM - Updated 8th Mar 2017 at 1:18 PM by dharden : fix typos
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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.
These are recolors for the Natalia dress from the H&M Stuff Pack. They use the afbodynataliadrspumps mesh from H&M Stuff, so H&M Stuff is required. Like the Maxis originals, they are available to adult and young adult females as Everyday. There are three sets, each in its own rar file. Sets 1) and 3) are compressed in SimPE. Set 2) is Compressorized.

A while back, Ghanima Atreides did some retexturing and recoloring of the Natalia dress from H&M, and applied the results to a shoeswapped, no-jewelry mesh. (The pics are gone, but the Box download link works, and the mesh is included.) Simgaroop took three of those textures (black, blue, and pink), applied them to the Maxis mesh, toned the jewelry down a bit, and released them as both CC and a default replacement for afbodynataliadrspumps. (The pic is still there, and the download link for the CC version works. The download link for the default is broken, but Carol_Fagundes has used the CC to re-do the default here, which is how I found out about it. You can see more pics of those outfits at that thread.)

At first, all I meant to do was apply the other three textures (grey, purple, and red) to the Maxis mesh, but after reading some comments about the drawn-on ruffles on the Maxis dresses, I decided to try for a match to the Maxis olive and brown to go along with the near-matching grey. I think I came fairly close, and that they came out looking OK.

Anyway, set 1) takes Ghanima's grey, purple, and red dress textures and applies them to the Maxis mesh. They use Simgaroop's toned-down jewelry, except that I gave the necklace on the grey one the flower that the Maxis grey dress uses, just so there would be some contrast. Since this is the other half of Simgaroop's CC set, I kept to her naming, foldering, and tooltipping style, except for bridging spaces in the filenames, and set the sort indexes so that, if you use both sets, the packages should appear close together.

For set 2), I took the olive and brown recolors I made, along with the grey from set 1), and used them as texture replacements for afbodynataliadrspumps. I kept the toned-down bracelets, but gave the brown dress the same necklace that the brown Maxis dress uses. For the olive, I kept the toned-down beads, but used the flower that the olive Maxis dress uses.

Set 3) has custom versions of the recolors I made for set 2), plus an extra recolor. The sort indexes are set so they should appear close to the other recolors.

Additional Credits:
Maxis, for the mesh.
Ghanima Atreides, for the retextures/recolors of the dress, and for making them easy to isolate.
Simgaroop, for thinking to put those textures back on the Maxis mesh, and for linking to Ghanima's original.
Carol_Fagundes, for re-doing Simgaroop's lost default, which inspired me to do this.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NataliaDress_Ghanima-on-Maxis_pt2.rar | Description: 1) Ghanima's grey, purple, and red Natalia retextures on Maxis mesh 456.3 KB 525 11th Feb 2017
dharden_DEFAULT_afnataliadrspumps.rar | Description: 2) Texture replacement for afbodynataliadrspumps 433.9 KB 377 11th Feb 2017
Custom_recolors_HMNataliaDress.rar | Description: 3) Non-default version of 2), plus extra recolor 433.9 KB 474 11th Feb 2017
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\


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

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Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Default Replacement
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

Tags: #H&M, #dress, #heels, #default, #replacement