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Hysterical Paroxysm's Sundress as Maternity REPLACEMENT

by gwillewyn Posted 5th Jul 2007 at 5:17 PM - Updated 11th Jul 2007 at 1:57 PM by gwillewyn
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This is a small package that enables Hysterical Paroxysm's Puff Sleeved Sundresses as maternity replacements. As with normal maxis maternity wear the outfit is picked at random. There are hacks that allow you to choose what outfits pregnant sims wear, but I'm way too lazy to micromanage in that way, so I prefer a nice set of replacements.
This mod does not require any "pregnant sims wear anything" hack, but should be compatible with them.

This is not a stand-alone package; you need to download and install the mesh and recolours from HP. Specifically these files:
CMESH_AF_O_Sundress_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_60sGreenFlowers_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_Black_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_BlueandRed_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_Brown_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_DkBlue_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_Green_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_LtBlue_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_Pink_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_PinkYellowDiamonds_HystericalParoxysm.package

There are 9 Maxis maternity outfits, so I could only use 9 of HP's dresses. To avoid having to make any hard decisions I just went with the first 9 (alphabetically).

Because the outfits are randomly assigned, I didn't get screenshots of all the different recolours; tat would just require too many test pregnancies; go to the original download for previews.

Note! This is a replacement package. You can only have one maternity replacement set installed at a time. This is not compatible with anything else that modifies the default maternity outfit mesh.

Additional Credits:
ALL credit to Hysterical Paroxysm!

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

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HP_maternity_REPLACEMENT.zip

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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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#26 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 8:37 AM
first of all: thank you so much for doing this! i was so sick of the maxis maternity wear, but didn't want to install the hack since i'd rather be able to shop at home.

anyway, i noticed one little issue. i've only had one pregnant sim since installing this, so perhaps it's just this sim, but she is in one color of the dress normally (purple), then when i have her wear the thinking cap her dress color changes (to brown). it doesn't change back, even if i have her take off the cap, unless she takes a shower.

i only have the base game, if this matters.

obviously this isn't a huge issue, just thought i'd let you know!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 10:37 PM
I got the same problem as LightMyLamb. I downloaded ALL of the files and it still showed up with a random purple top and purple shorts but down by her feet it looked like pants and shoes, (i dont know where i went wrong as i am between 9 and 14 yrs old) is there another file i should get? WAIT A MINUTE! Would this: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=237740 be the cause?
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Original Poster
#28 Old 11th Jul 2007 at 1:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TiffanielovestheSims
WAIT A MINUTE! Would this: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=237740 be the cause?


If you have the MESH_tmo-Default-PregMorph_afBodyMaternityShirtPants.package from that thread installed it will conflict. It replaces the same mesh. The others should be compatible.
You can never have more than one replacement set of the same file in the game at any time.

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Test Subject
#29 Old 15th Jul 2007 at 9:52 PM
MTS Rocks!!!Please read this post it is imp!!!
I'm so happy that MTS exists because playing original maxis game is boring so all those stuff i get from here are so cool and useful.But since i don't know where to write if i want somethig i'll do it here and if someone sees this please post it where its right.Do you think it is possible that MTS can create Religions into Sims 2?It would be so lovely to have muslim,budism,hindu etc,i mean that will change the whole games it will be more vary.So let me know if something like this can happen.thanks and sorry for my english!Miuky
Test Subject
#30 Old 15th Jul 2007 at 9:53 PM
Well MTS doesn't need thanks..i mean i thank God that Mts exist...so THANK YOU<THIS IS NOT GREAT THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#31 Old 17th Jul 2007 at 12:47 AM
Sundress
I downloaded this particular mod, the only games i have installed are the base game, Nightlife, Pets, university and that is it, when my pregnant sim took a shower after waking up, she was nothing but a floating head!!! Please tell me how to fix this!!!
Field Researcher
#32 Old 18th Jul 2007 at 4:31 AM
Well first off all THANKYOU for these! (That Maxis stuff was getting very tiresome!)

My only "problem" is that my recently pregnant Sim lady's hair style insists on changing to braided pigtails when she is in her maternity outfit. I have Seasons & tried the Change Apperance/Set Hair Per Outfit option (as her "Workout" hair was pigtails) but even setting all her outfits to the same hair style didn't fix this.

Any ideas?

(Actually, it's not a huge deal. Just kinda odd...)

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#33 Old 18th Jul 2007 at 5:25 AM
jlusk4266, assuming you downloaded HP's dresses and meshes from her thread.... what it sounds like is that you downloaded a custom skin (like for a specialized body type) and did not download the associated meshes to go with it.

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Field Researcher
#34 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 8:31 PM
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! *dances at the thought of NEVER having to see Maxis maternity wear EVER AGAIN*

*big hug*
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Original Poster
#35 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 10:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zirconia Wolf
My only "problem" is that my recently pregnant Sim lady's hair style insists on changing to braided pigtails when she is in her maternity outfit. I have Seasons & tried the Change Apperance/Set Hair Per Outfit option (as her "Workout" hair was pigtails) but even setting all her outfits to the same hair style didn't fix this.


I've had that problem since I installed seasons. it happens with and without this mod, but I have no idea what's causing it.

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Test Subject
#36 Old 21st Aug 2007 at 5:59 PM
I would LOVE this little mod, but...
I downloaded HP's set of sundress recolours from the link in the text above. These are: Black, Brown, DkBlue, Green, LtBlue, Pink, Purple, Red, RoseCampion, White, WhiteFishies. The list is not the same as your list above.
Maybe that's why my pregnant sim seems to wear something like a sundress-shaped veil - I can see the sundress mesh all right (they are also available to buy) but it is transparent so she looks rather naked.
Or did I do something wrong?
Thanks
Test Subject
#37 Old 23rd Aug 2007 at 6:09 PM
Loved it!!!
My sim got pregnant but there is a little problem, She is wearing the dress, but without the texture: her dress has as a texture her skintone. it's so ugly! I would love to post a screenshot of it, but i dont know how... If anyone could tell me how, so that you could understand what's going on!!
Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#38 Old 24th Aug 2007 at 5:53 PM Last edited by Jasini : 25th Aug 2007 at 9:06 PM.
I've tried this, downloading all those dresses from HP, and installing this mod. I haven't played my lots with pregnant Sims yet, and maybe this problem is because the Sims were pregnant before I downloaded it, but the pregnant Sims who show up as visitors/customers on my other Sims' lots are showing up as disembodied heads. (The female ones, that is. The male ones are fine.) Is anyone else having this problem?

(I also had problems with the mod that let your pregnant Sims wear anything, so I got rid of that one a long time ago.)


Never mind, I think I found the problem. :-) (Somehow, only a few of the sundresses made it into the right folder, when I moved the rest of the there, I didn't have any further problems.)
Test Subject
#39 Old 2nd Sep 2007 at 8:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by luizaab
Loved it!!!
My sim got pregnant but there is a little problem, She is wearing the dress, but without the texture: her dress has as a texture her skintone. it's so ugly! I would love to post a screenshot of it, but i dont know how... If anyone could tell me how, so that you could understand what's going on!!
Thank you so much!


Iuizaab, I had exactly the same problem. Now I downloaded HP's collection again and the 3 missing textures mysteriously appeared. I hope to go back to the game and find my Sim properly clothed
Alchemist
#40 Old 8th Sep 2007 at 11:44 PM
Thank you for this! Since installing BV, Squinge's all pregnancy wear any outfit mod probably doesn't work anymore and since he's not round to fix it, this will be a lovely alternative.

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Lab Assistant
#41 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 7:34 PM
Thank you so much! I've been looking for a replacement for squinge's hack since BV came out - these are much prettier than the maxis made outfits!
Field Researcher
#42 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 1:41 PM
Since I installed BV I seem to be having a problem with this one. I definitely have the meshes and textures in game, but my pregnant sim is wearing the the HP texture on the standard Maxis maternity mesh. I do have other hacks in game but they are the same ones I generally had (updated for BV of course) when this mod was working for me. Has anyone else seen this?
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 4th Oct 2007 at 9:23 PM
I am glad to see this and am grateful to you and HP. I really think it's off that they didn't make it to where we could pick and chose which outfits we can wear when pregnant. I'm not really into hacks to begin with and so I never used Squinges pregnancy hack and especially now that he's no longer modding that just reinforces my non desire to use it.

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Lab Assistant
#44 Old 7th Oct 2007 at 6:25 AM Last edited by randomlyyellstuff : 7th Oct 2007 at 6:26 AM. Reason: forgot to mention...
Default hmm...
Quote:
Originally Posted by asiashamecca
Since I installed BV I seem to be having a problem with this one. I definitely have the meshes and textures in game, but my pregnant sim is wearing the the HP texture on the standard Maxis maternity mesh. I do have other hacks in game but they are the same ones I generally had (updated for BV of course) when this mod was working for me. Has anyone else seen this?


I have the same problem. I was just playing for the first time since downloading, and entered a lot with one of my pregnant sims. She was wearing the sundress texture, but over the original Maxis mesh. The only hack I have is the MATY anti-redundancy hack, and I have all of HP's originals - mesh and colours... any ideas as to why this is happening?

Thanks!
Test Subject
#45 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 8:09 PM
I love these.they work when they arent default but when they are its a dress mesh but its like the body color...very odd if you ask me.it looks weird..haha,it kinda looks like she is naked...
i dont have any other default replacements.do you know why this isnt working and how i can fix it?
Test Subject
#46 Old 22nd Oct 2007 at 2:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by randomlyyellstuff
I have the same problem. I was just playing for the first time since downloading, and entered a lot with one of my pregnant sims. She was wearing the sundress texture, but over the original Maxis mesh. The only hack I have is the MATY anti-redundancy hack, and I have all of HP's originals - mesh and colours... any ideas as to why this is happening?

Thanks!


I'm having the same problem as well. =\
Test Subject
#47 Old 26th Oct 2007 at 10:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by randomlyyellstuff
I have the same problem. I was just playing for the first time since downloading, and entered a lot with one of my pregnant sims. She was wearing the sundress texture, but over the original Maxis mesh. The only hack I have is the MATY anti-redundancy hack, and I have all of HP's originals - mesh and colours... any ideas as to why this is happening?

Thanks!


I've got the same problem and it doesn't matter if I remove all my hacks or if they're there. I don't have any other maternity hacks either... :S
Field Researcher
#48 Old 28th Oct 2007 at 2:08 PM
I found this thread over on the InTeen boards :

http://box156.bluehost.com/~aestudi...c.php?f=7&t=609

It's about a missing Young Adult mesh, which was finally determined to be a result of having Bon Voyage & these maternity replacement files. I don't know if InTeen was/was not installed too, as the person who had this problem never reveled that information.

Just thought I would post the link here, in case anyone else finds/has this same problem. (I love these replacement files & hate to have to give them up when I eventually install BV!)

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Scholar
#49 Old 4th Nov 2007 at 8:35 PM
I have the same problem. I had to remove the package because maternity wear looked so horrible. I am hoping and waiting for an update for BV. *holds breath* please please please please please please please...

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Test Subject
#50 Old 15th Nov 2007 at 9:49 AM
Thanks so much!
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