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Buy Mode, Redone!

by BlueSoup Posted 8th Mar 2009 at 11:53 AM - Updated 25th Mar 2014 at 6:22 AM by BlueSoup
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Most people I know don't use a lot of Maxis content, though I know it's making a bit of a comeback now that more and more items are being released to complete the original Maxis "sets", and that there is actually some good Maxis content now in the first place.

But the thing that completely drives me crazy is that nothing is where I'd personally put it. They have Christmas trees in with Plants, which I guess could technically work, but I personally like having all of my Christmas items in one place, so I put it all in the General \ Party category.

Then I moved all the little bathroom deco items and to Plumbing \ Miscellaneous, because that category is underused, and the Deco categories are totally overused.



On and on it went, until eventually I was left with categories that made a lot more sense to me, and I noticed a lot of things that I had never noticed before!

Below is a complete list of all changes.

Make sure to view the Special Instructions for installation, as they DO NOT go with the regular Downloads!



There are separate mods for each EP and SP, so install only those you want, and only if you have the relevant EP/SP. If you do not have it, it will only show a blank picture, the description, but it will not allow you to use the item.

The Sims 2 (Base Game)

• Walk Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Video Game Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Clothing Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Grocery Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Anytime Candles (Lighting \ Tablelamps)
• Ol' Grandfather Clock (Electronics \ Small)
• Flight Away Model Plane (General \ Kids)
• The Monster Under My Bed Painting (General \ Kids)
• Dreams of a Gifted Mind (General \ Kids)
• Waderfall (General \ Kids)
• Kindly Old Bear (General \ Kids)
• Aquabox Aquarium (General \ Pets) --> Will show up even without Pets EP!
• Exotic Non-Screen (Decorative \ Curtains)
• Fruit Bowl (Appliances \ Misc.)

University

• Cornerstone Veritable Vanity (Decorative \ Mirrors)
• Fallorayne Fountain (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• Spaceship Spacious Fountain (Plumbing \ Misc.)

Nightlife

• Sims Must Wash Hands Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Uber Duper Deluxe Curves Ahead Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Children Safety Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Exclaim! Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Llama X-ing Sign (General \ Pets) --> Will show up even without Pets EP!
• The Hott Corp Burning 8-R Series Fire Jet (Appliances \ Misc.)
• The Sorrowful Scions (Decorative \ Plants)
• Feckless Accessories of the Kitchen (Appliances \ Small)
• Bit o' This and That (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Juice on the Wall (Surfaces \ Counters)
• Rackmaster 850 Bowling Ball Rack (Hobbies \ Misc.)
• Club Cube (Lighting \ Floor)
• Florid Font (Plumbing \ Misc.)

Holiday Party Pack (2005)

• A Touch of Autumn Cornucopia (Appliances \ Misc.)
• The Little Frock Tree (General \ Party)
• Kwanzaa Kinara (Lighting \ Tablelamp)
• Chanuka Menorah (General \ Party)
• Jack-o-Hattern Luminous Lawn Ornament (General \ Party)
• Cat-a-Stropic Luminous Lawn Ornament (General \ Party)
• Four Dead Guys Luminous Lawn Ornament (General \ Party)
• Mystery Presents (General \ Party)
• Christmas Tree (General \ Party)
• Berge the Proliferating Reindeer (General \ Party)
• Corporal Filbert (General \ Party)
• Funky the Snowman stereo (General \ Party)
• COPG Garland (General \ Party)
• Snowman Construction Set (all pieces) (General \ Party)
• Sled Track Holiday Wall Lights (x3) (General \ Party)
• Holiday Bow (General \ Party)
• Holiday Wreath (General \ Party)
• Sacred Star (General \ Party)
• The Classic Wreath (General \ Party)
• Holiday Candle Lighting \ Table Lamps)
• Ring a Ding Earthquake Detection Systems (x2) (General \ Party)
• Super Stuffer Mantle Warmers (General \ Party)
• Value Spite Funny Bunny (General \ Kids)
• Share the Bounty Nutcracker (General \ Party)
• Mr. SanBlovian (General \ Party)
• Gingerbread House (General \ Party)
• ValueSpite Funny Bunny Painting (General \ Kids)

Open for Business

• Open/Closed Sign (General \ Misc.)
• The Towel on a Wooden Ring (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• The Towel on a Wooden Rod (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• Super Sign Guy Retail Sign on a Stick (General \ Misc.)
• Super Sign Guy Retail Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Mr. Generic's Sign - The Ceiling Model (General \ Misc.)
• Mr. Generic's Sign - The Floor Model (General \ Misc.)
• The Towel on a Metal Rod (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• The Towel on a Metal Ring (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• Lying in Wait Screen (Decorative \ Curtains)
• Collectible Franky Bear (General \ Kids)
• Nut Uh Cracker (General \ Kids)
• Beary Cute Pedestal (General \ Kids)
• The Lying Fisherman Fountain (Plumbing \ Misc.)

Family Fun Stuff

• Los Pescados of the Wall (General \ Kids)
• Los Pescados of the Wall 2 (General \ Kids)
• Tell Me Tall by Grow Co. (General \ Kids)

Glamour Life Stuff

• Convex Stoneware (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Fountain of Opulence (Plumbing \ Misc.)

Pets

• Leash Raque (General \ Pets)
• Pet Store Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Pet Sculpture Solution (General \ Pets)
• EcoPure Park Sign (General \ Pets)
• Beware of Pet Sign (General \ Pets)
• Mr. Maritime (General \ Pets)
• Aqueduct of the Future (General \ Kids)
• Hydrocyanic Cat No. 7 (General \ Kids)
• Yummers in my Tummers (General \ Pets)
• The House Pets Comic (General \ Pets)

Festive Holiday Stuff (2006)

• Diet Festive Tree (General \ Party)
• Huge Tree Extravaganza (General \ Party)
• Arctic Santa (General \ Party)
• Ski Jump Frosty! (General \ Party)
• Holiday Greetings Cards (General \ Party)
• Festive Krathong From Simporters Inc. (General \ Party)
• Candles von Winterfest (Lighting \ Tablelamps)

Seasons

• Pete's Post Light (Lighting \ Outdoor)
• The Flowy Floater (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• Qylaron Phase Array Atmospheric Forecaster (Electronics \ Misc.)
• The Ornery Rooster (Build \ Architecture)
• EZ120v Lightning Finial (Electronics \ Misc.)
• Stuff Me Silly Scarecrow (Build \ Gardening)
• Lanai Privacy Screen (Decorative \ Curtains)
• Pirate Herald's Tropical Umbrella (Decorative \ Curtains)
• A Less Threatening Rack (Surfaces \ Counters)
• More o' This and That (Appliances \ Small)
• Utensil Silo (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Hole-y Pots Cascading Waterfall (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• Banner for Four Seasons (General \ Misc.)
• King Rainier's Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Chickenfeed Charlie (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Flags of Victory (Bonus) (General \ Kids)
• Backcountry Vanity (Decorative \ Mirrors)
• Wilted Love (Decorative \ Plants)
• Olde Tyme Skillets (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Sizzling Cuisine Mitts (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Rack-o-Plates (Surfaces \ Shelves)
• Spice Trader Starter Kit (Appliances \ Misc.)
• A Not So Lonely Shelf (Surfaces \ Shelves)
• Major's Rooster (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Earthenware Trio (Appliances \ Misc.)

Celebration Stuff

• "Che Bella-a" (General \ Party)
• Unity Sway (General \ Party)
• Party Banner (General \ Party)
• Shades of Celebration (Decorative \ Curtain)

H&M Stuff

• Zecutine's Stand Me Up Mannequins (x2) (Hobbies \ Misc.)
• Psst Over Here Mannequin (Hobbies \ Misc.)
• Zecutine's Stack Em High Display Table (General \ Wardrobe)
• Zecutine's What a Steal Wall Display (General \ Wardrobe)
• Look This Way Fashion Curtain (Decorative \ Curtain)
• Zecutine's Hydro Electric Lunar Cube (Lighting \ Floor)

Bon Voyage

• Over the Range Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Ancient Soakalicious Spring (Plumbing \ Hot Tubs)
• Telling Tori Gate (General \ Misc.)
• Temple of Jumbok IV (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• Over the Range Hotel Sign (General \ Misc.)
• Sim Crossing by Signature Signs (General \ Misc.)
• Serenity Squared by Fountains of Maine (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• Tea Time Table (Hobbies \ Misc.)

Teen Style Stuff

• You're So Vanity (Decorative \ Mirrors)
• Dirty Clothes Pile (General \ Wardrobe)
• Curves Music Manager (Electronics \ Misc.)
• Surfer Racka (Hobbies \ Exercise)
• Anthony Roc Board Hanger (General \ Wardrobe)
• Princess Collection Coat Rack (General \ Wardrobe)

Free Time

• One Man's Junk Car (General \ Cars)
• The Stacks (Hobbies \ Knowledge)
• Reader's Desk Supplies (Hobbies \ Knowledge)
• Writer's Desk Supplies (Hobbies \ Knowledge)
• Administrative Desk Supplies (Hobbies \ Knowledge)
• Workbench Widgets ((Hobbies \ Misc.)
• Necessary Tools (Hobbies \ Creative)
• Crafty Collection ((Hobbies \ Creative)
• Spices and Sundries (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Audio Assortment (Hobbies \ Creative)
• I'll Probably Need Those Later Electronic Gadgets (Electronic \ Misc.)
• Dancing Dreams Mobile (General \ Kids)
• It's Out There (General \ Kids)
• Emergency Escape Sign (General \ Misc.)
• ShoYou Shoji Screen (Decorative \ Curtains)
• Spare Satin Steppers (Hobbies \ Exercise)
• All In A Day's Work Rug (Hobbies \ Creative)
• Lil' Mak Xtreme (General \ Kids)
• Ultra Sporty Trophy Display (Hobbies \ Exercise)
• Double Hockey Sticks (Hobbies \ Exercise)
• Teachers Pet Chalkboard (General \ Kids)
• Butterfly Crawler Wall Decal (General \ Kids)
• Sheep and Sheep (General \ Kids)
• Potential Sculpture (Hobbies \ Creative)
• Standing Pigskin Display (Hobbies \ Exercise)
• Fashionable Feeder Birdhouse (Build \ Gardening) (General \ Pets if you do not have Seasons, download correct version)
• Propelling Me Crazy (General \ Kids)
• Ultra Sporty Helmet Display (Hobbies \ Exercise)

Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff

• Pots Descending from Ceiling (Appliances \ Small)
• Super Sucker Vent (Appliances \ Small)
• Towel Hanger Plus Plus (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• Flavorful Necessities (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Sugar Peppercorn Flour Collection (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Towel Caddy Plus (Plumbing \ Misc.)

Ikea Home Stuff

• Helmer Drawer Unit on Castors (Surfaces \ Misc.)
• Ikea PS Cabinet (Surfaces \ Misc.)
• Lack Wall Shelf (x3) (Surfaces \ Shelves)
• Benno CD Towers (x3) (Surfaces \ Shelves)

Apartment Life - If you don't have M&G Stuff, look for Architecture items in General \ Misc.

• Unreflected Pride Medicine Cabinet (Decorative \ Mirrors)
• Reflective Pride Medicine Cabinet (Decorative \ Mirrors)
• Hey Hey It's The Monkey Bars (General \ Kids)
• Slidenfraude (General \ Kids)
• Centrifun (General \ Kids)
• Super Tower (General \ Kids)
• Fancy Mess (Hobbies \ Misc.)
• Mound of Mystical Matter (Hobbies \ Misc.)
• Pile of Sports Stuff ((Hobbies \ Exercise)
• Pile of Junk (Hobbies \ Misc.)
• Cap'n Green Hair Cereal Boxes (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Ah! There's an Alien in My Soup (General \ Kids)
• PBA Perfect Game Trophy (Hobbies \ Exercise)
• Strength of Humanity Book Ends ((Hobbies \ Knowledge)
• Stack of Books (Hobbies \ Knowledge)
• AquaBox 60 Gallons Aquarium (General \ Pets)
• Gather Around Radiator (Plumbing \ Misc.)
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• Architecture Bohemian Belt (Build \ Architecture)
• Architecture Bohemian Cornice (Build \ Architecture)
• Molded Belts by Triumvirate Designs (Various Pieces) (Build \ Architecture)
• Molded Cornices by Triumvirate Designs (Various Pieces) (Build \ Architecture)
• Outer Corner Molded Belt (Build \ Architecture)
• Outer Molded Cornice (x2) (Build \ Architecture)
• Outer Corner Molded Belt (x2) (Build \ Architecture)
• Vim's Ventilation Vents (Various Pieces) (Build \ Architecture)
• Pipeline Decoratives (x5) (Build \ Architecture)
• Vim's Ventilation Sections (Various Pieces) (Build \ Architecture)
• Fun For The Roof (Various Pieces) (Build \ Architecture)
• Ornate Corbel by Conexian Bohemia (Build \ Architecture)
• Transversal by Joi Structure (Build \ Architecture)
• Roof Sections by Conexian Bohemia (Various Pieces) (Build \ Architecture)
• Backyard Pyramid Pieces (Various Pieces) (Build \ Architecture)
• Dragon on the Roof (Build \ Architecture)
• Aspiring Spire by Architectural Elements (Build \ Architecture)

Mansion & Garden Stuff

• The Epic Fount (Plumbing \ Misc.)
• Super Shed Supplements (Build \ Gardening)
• Air to the Thrown Ceiling Fan (Lighting \ Ceiling Lights)
• Leaf Blower Ceiling Fan (Lighting \ Ceiling Lights)
• The Magnificent Swirling Device Ceiling Fan (Lighting \ Ceiling Lights)
• You Got Sol (x2) (Electronics \ Misc.)
• The Aerodynamo (Electronics \ Misc.)
• Caon's Stuffed Freezer Bunny (General \ Kids)
• Daisy, 1st Prize at the Fair (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Look at My Piggy, Mommy (Appliances \ Misc.)
• Firey Smooth Jade Dragon (General \ Kids)

I hope you enjoy it!

Special Installation 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 all files into My Computer\C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\[latest EP or M&G if you have it]\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins. A subfolder within this folder will work as well.

Do not rename the files as they've got zz's at the beginning of the file to force the game to load these fixes after the game files.

Additional Credits:
Phaenoh for her tutorial, which was a jumping-off point for me. She did a mod like this herself, but I guess it's not quite as picky as I am.

Numenor for the AnyGame Starter, which was essential in testing.

The members of Sims Cave for being my test guinea pigs and generally cool people.

Alternate location for files: http://simscave.mustbedestroyed.org...hp?topic=7354.0



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
zz_BlueSoup_M&GReorg.zip | Mansion & Garden Stuff Redux

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zz_BlueSoup_ALReorg_V2.zip | Apartment Life Redux

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zz_BlueSoup_ALReorg_NoM&G.zip | Apartment Life Redux (for those without Mansion & Garden Stuff)

Size: 3.5 KB · Downloads: 2,906 · 8th Mar 2009
3.5 KB 2,906 8th Mar 2009
zz_BlueSoup_IkeaReorg.zip | Ikea Stuff Redux

Size: 758 Bytes · Downloads: 4,166 · 8th Mar 2009
758 Bytes 4,166 8th Mar 2009
zz_BlueSoup_K&BReorg.zip | Kitchen & Bath Stuff Redux

Size: 703 Bytes · Downloads: 4,260 · 8th Mar 2009
703 Bytes 4,260 8th Mar 2009
zz_BlueSoup_FreeTimeReorg_NoSeasons.zip | Free Time Redux (for those without Seasons)

Size: 2.0 KB · Downloads: 1,932 · 8th Mar 2009
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zz_BlueSoup_FreeTimeReorg.zip | Free Time Redux

Size: 2.0 KB · Downloads: 4,841 · 8th Mar 2009
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zz_BlueSoup_TSSReorg.zip | Teen Style Stuff Redux

Size: 869 Bytes · Downloads: 4,151 · 8th Mar 2009
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zz_BlueSoup_BVReorg.zip | Bon Voyage Redux

Size: 879 Bytes · Downloads: 4,802 · 8th Mar 2009
879 Bytes 4,802 8th Mar 2009
zz_BlueSoup_H&MReorg.zip | H&M Stuff Redux

Size: 895 Bytes · Downloads: 4,323 · 8th Mar 2009
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zz_BlueSoup_CelebrationsReorg.zip | Celebrations Redux

Size: 557 Bytes · Downloads: 4,411 · 8th Mar 2009
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zz_BlueSoup_SeasonsReorg.zip | Seasons Redux

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 5,383 · 8th Mar 2009
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zz_BlueSoup_Holiday2Reorg.zip | Happy Holiday Mini-Pack (2006) Redux

Size: 734 Bytes · Downloads: 3,660 · 8th Mar 2009
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zz_BlueSoup_PetsReorg.zip | Pets Redux

Size: 1,022 Bytes · Downloads: 5,210 · 8th Mar 2009
1,022 Bytes 5,210 8th Mar 2009
zz_BlueSoup_GLSReorg.zip | Glamour Life Stuff Redux

Size: 395 Bytes · Downloads: 4,465 · 8th Mar 2009
395 Bytes 4,465 8th Mar 2009
zz_BlueSoup_FFSReorg.zip | Family Fun Stuff Redux

Size: 395 Bytes · Downloads: 4,510 · 8th Mar 2009
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zz_BlueSoup_OFBReorg.zip | Open For Business Redux

Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 5,559 · 8th Mar 2009
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zz_BlueSoup_Holiday1Reorg.zip | Holiday Party Pack (2005) Redux

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zz_BlueSoup_NLReorg.zip | Nightlife Redux

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zz_BlueSoup_UniReorg.zip | University Redux

Size: 472 Bytes · Downloads: 5,869 · 8th Mar 2009
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zz_BlueSoup_BGReorg.zip | Base Game Redux

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