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QoF's 2-group mesh as replacement for the OFB AF sleeveless shirt

by dharden Posted 10th May 2017 at 8:15 PM
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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.
A while back, Queen of France took the Maxis mesh for the AF sleeveless shirt from Open for Business (aftopsleevelessshirt), made it a 2-group mesh, and put the shirt texture in a "noblend" subset so the shirt would not be overlapped by bottoms with higher waists. While Nat at theboldandthebeautifulsims used the mesh and some of the textures to make a default replacement, it didn't appear that anyone had made a replacement that would use the Maxis textures on that mesh, so I did. The mesh is included in the rar as a separate file, since actually replacing the 1-group Maxis mesh with a 2-group mesh would have broken recolors of the Maxis mesh.

Click the button to see one way the overlapping can appear.
To see another illustration of the overlapping, check QoF's original thread.

The default package includes replacements for the 3IDRs and Property Sets for aftopsleevelessshirt, and a custom TXMT for the "top" subset. It requires Open for Business, but should be ignored if OFB is not present. Since the "top" subset was using a blank texture, I edited the 3IDRs so they would all use the same TXMT, and "nulled" that TXMT. For the "noblend" subset, which has the shirt texture, I pointed the 3IDRs at the Maxis TXMTs, and therefore at the Maxis textures. This does not do anything other than have the Maxis textures use QoF's mesh. It will not affect existing recolors of aftopsleevelessshirt.

Since the default package uses the Maxis textures, it will pick up any texture replacement for aftopsleevelessshirt that you may have. However, if you have a default for aftopsleevelessshirt which replaces anything other than the textures and TXMTs, you would need to remove it before using this default package.

As a bonus, I've made TF and EF versions of QoF's recolors, using Skell's age-conversion meshes. They pull their textures from QoF's original recolors, so you will need those outfits in order for these to appear. Each age is in a separate rar file, and each rar includes the mesh for that age. These outfits do not require any expansion or stuff packs.

Poly counts: All ages: 1310 faces, 943 vertices

Additional Credits:
Maxis, for the textures and original mesh.
Queen of France, for the replacement mesh.
Skellington, for instructions on "nulling" the TXMT for a subset that uses a blank texture, and for the TF and EF meshes.

The TF and EF meshes are from Skell's completer set for the OFB sleeveless shirt .

I used Nat's default as a base, since it already had 3IDRs and Property Sets that were set up for the 2-group mesh.
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_aftopsleevelessshirt.rar | Description: Requires OFB. Uses Maxis textures for OFB AF sleeveless shirt on mesh by Queen of France. 73.0 KB 281 10th May 2017
dharden_QueenofFrance-OFBshirt2grouprecolors-TF.rar | Description: Bonus content. Does not require OFB. 91.2 KB 172 10th May 2017
dharden_QueenofFrance-OFBshirt2grouprecolors-EF.rar | Description: Bonus content. Does not require OFB. 88.4 KB 164 10th May 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

Need more information?

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Open for Business

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Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Age Conversion Default Replacement
Outfit Type: Top

Tags: #default, #replacement, #OFB, #shirt, #sleeveless