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Generations: Fixes For "Natural"*Family Portrait & Dream of the Windrunner Paintings

by ThomasRiordan Posted 13th Jul 2011 at 6:28 PM - Updated 13th Jul 2011 at 7:49 PM by ThomasRiordan
40 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
This mod will enable two hidden alternate images for the "Natural" Family Portrait and Dream of the Windrunner paintings that came with Generations.

Hate that goofy looking painting with that family where the father has purple hair? Yeah, me too. Even more annoying is the fact that EA made actual nice looking family portraits for that painting and even included them but you can't use them in game. I've enabled these two alternate images, a normal looking family and a family dressed in bunny suits, for you to enjoy in addition to that ugly purple haired freak painting.

Like the unicorn painting that came with Generations? Yeah, that's a nice piece of fantasy art isn't it. Did you know there's two more textures for that painting that you can't access in the game? Well, there are and now you can enjoy a fairy painting and a painting of some flowers in addition to your unicorn.
I don't know why EA paid someone to make these nice textures and then never bothered to include them in the game but it annoyed me so I enabled them. These modify the OBJD files on both paintings using cmomoney's tutorial to enable the two missing textures in place of the second and third variations of the painting. These will replace the default painting, I did it this way rather than having 2 of basically the same painting taking up space. All I did was add the links to the missing textures everything else remains the same.

Conflicts:

This mod will conflict with any mod that alters paintingGenAwkwardFamilyPhoto.OBJD (ID: 000000000098A744) or paintingGenTeenFantasy.ODJB (ID: 000000000098A743) including EA patches should they actually fix these at some point.

Additional Credits: S3OC S3PE Thanks Inge Jones for explaining to me how to make a default replacement, and to Cmomoney for the tutorial on how to enable these paintings.

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

Sims 3 Generations
Built with Game Version: 1.22.9
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
PTS3_ThomasRiordan_paintingGenTeenFantasyFixed.zip | Fix for Dream of the Windrunner

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 10,461 · 13th Jul 2011
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PTS3_ThomasRiordan_paintingGenAwkwardFamilyPhotoFixed.zip | Fix for the "Natural" Family Portrait

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 10,776 · 13th Jul 2011
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Test Subject
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#26 Old 17th Jul 2011 at 7:14 PM
I'm not offended, after all I did hit the thank button.
But I have always been creeped out by families that all dress the exact same. My sister and I call each other before going to hang out to make sure we're not wearing the same color!
Test Subject
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#27 Old 18th Jul 2011 at 3:53 AM
I love it. Why would EA want to cover up cute bunnies?
Instructor
#28 Old 18th Jul 2011 at 1:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saebra
My sister and I call each other before going to hang out to make sure we're not wearing the same color!


I find that a bit...creepy.
Test Subject
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#29 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 4:44 PM
Not wanting to dress alike is creepy? Am I still on earth? lol
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 7:49 AM
Hm. doesnt work for me. they dont show anywhere in buymode
Test Subject
#31 Old 21st Feb 2012 at 5:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Saebra
I have purple hair, I think you should apologize to those of us who love color. And frankly that family all wearing the exact same thing scare me. Who does that?


I just did a family picture with siblings -- we all wore purple....its a classic with my family for all of us to wear the same color...it is scary - esp when its my family =P <3
Test Subject
#32 Old 10th Mar 2012 at 11:06 AM
does this work with patch 1.32
Field Researcher
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#33 Old 14th Aug 2012 at 10:34 PM
It seems like sometimes EA purposely does things like this just to annoy us.

Thanks for finding these.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Talia19
does this work with patch 1.32


Yes, this works for all patches, you must have the Generations expansion installed though.
Lab Assistant
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#34 Old 13th Sep 2012 at 4:34 PM
Thank you for unlocking for us. Does this work with patch 1.38?
Lab Assistant
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#35 Old 1st Oct 2012 at 4:49 AM
Come on now, did you really have to put "freak" in there? (Especially when adressing The Sims community--come on, like 75% of us are "whatever-colored-haired 'freaks'".. You know? :/ )

Either way. Thanks for the upload, it's silly how EA can spend time to make things and then not actually show them in game. Good find.
Field Researcher
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#36 Old 16th Jan 2013 at 11:03 PM
Has anyone else noticed that 90% of the Generation items have alternate stencils that weren't included? I mean seriously, this is the third Generation override I've downloaded. Makes me wanna go into the Sims programming to see if there are any other unused stencils.
Test Subject
#37 Old 17th Feb 2013 at 5:36 PM
Thank you sooo much for doing this! I had no idea these two paintings had two hidden stencils!
Test Subject
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#38 Old 31st Aug 2015 at 4:08 AM
You know, there's so many of these 'unhider' mods, it makes you wonder why EA bothered making the alternate presets in the first place. Thanks muchly for these lovely additions.
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 9th May 2016 at 7:57 AM
I like that purple haired guy, but I like the other versions of the painting, too. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
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#40 Old 7th Aug 2018 at 3:06 AM
This is great, tysm! You're right, it's absolutely inane and infuriating how these options would be included in the game's files but can't actually be used in game! Thanks again!
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