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CC Wrench Icon Overrides

by plasticbox Posted 6th Feb 2016 at 1:37 AM - Updated 15th Feb 2016 at 12:48 PM by plasticbox
74 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
This is a UI texture override that replaces the gigantic wrench icon on CC catalogue swatches that was introduced in 1.15 with a little plus sign, so that one can actually see the swatch colour (but still has an indication it is CC). The icon on the thumbnails is unchanged.


Update 2016-02-07: Okay, so now the thumbnail icon *did* manage to get on my nerves since it's being applied to everything that's loaded from /Mods, even just catalogue edits (like price, category etc .. of which I have a ton). So I made a bunch of additional versions that modify the thumb icon as well (swatch icon is always the same little plus as in the first version) ‒ choose from four different levels of unobtrusiveness:
  • thumb-plus_blue: Small plus sign in a blue circle (same blue as the Maxis wrench)
  • thumb-plus_grey: Small plus sign in a blueish-grey circle
  • thumb-plus_greylt: Small plus sign in a neutral light grey circle
  • thumb-no-icon: No icon at all on the thumbnails




See the additional screenshots for what each version looks like exactly. They are in separate zips ‒ only use one.



Update 2016-02-06: Added another resource that removes the wrench on CAS hair/eye/etc colour swatches as well. Thanks to Emily_HH_19 for the heads-up!





On the screenshot above, the brown colour variant is Maxis, the rest is custom.

If you want to edit these, they are ATI2N compressed images with a rather weird channel order; I used AMDCompress to convert them forth and back which worked fine (they'll just be cyan and purple in BMP form). I think the blue banner on the thumbnail is the resource with the same ID but different group in UI.package (or maybe it's the banner at the top right in the same image; I haven't checked since the banner doesn't bother me). See also this thread for more technical info.

Overrides 0x00B2D882-0x00064DCA-0x09BBBF9DC6153DF9 (Buy/Build catalogue and CAS clothing item swatches) and 0x00B2D882-0x00064DCA-0xD518B5D7A3BBD37F (CAS hair swatches), will conflict with anything that does the same. Be aware there are other UI elements in these files as well, not just the wrench.


AMDCompress, Paint.net, s4pe.

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 4
Built with Game Version: 1.15
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
pbox_cc-wrench-override_thumb-plus_blue.zip | Little plus sign in blue circle on thumbnails

Size: 79.1 KB · Downloads: 2,690 · 7th Feb 2016
79.1 KB 2,690 7th Feb 2016
pbox_cc-wrench-override_thumb-plus_grey.zip | Little plus sign in blue-grey circle on thumbnails

Size: 79.1 KB · Downloads: 1,736 · 7th Feb 2016
79.1 KB 1,736 7th Feb 2016
pbox_cc-wrench-override_thumb-plus_greylt.zip | Little plus sign in light grey circle on thumbnails

Size: 79.0 KB · Downloads: 3,089 · 7th Feb 2016
79.0 KB 3,089 7th Feb 2016
pbox_cc-wrench-override_thumb-no-icon.zip | No icon on thumbnails

Size: 78.8 KB · Downloads: 3,687 · 7th Feb 2016
78.8 KB 3,687 7th Feb 2016
pbox_cc-wrench-override.zip | Blue Maxis wrench on thumbnails

Size: 68.1 KB · Downloads: 4,240 · 6th Feb 2016
68.1 KB 4,240 6th Feb 2016
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Scholar
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#2 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 2:13 AM
God your good! Your always on top of little fixes like this. Your amazing.... Thanks again for fixing our games.....
Test Subject
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#3 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 3:41 AM
Thank you so much! i hated that stupid wrench great job as always love your mods
Scholar
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#4 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 5:09 AM
Hot Damn that was quick! I did not mind it at first but, now it's starting to get very annoying. You really can't see the swatches. Thank you so, so much!!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 5:55 AM
Sim4 is so much better with every mod that you make.
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 6:47 AM
As usual, The Amazing PBox swoops in to save the day with great gusto It's nice being able to distinguish CC from game content, but that wrench is an eyesore. Thank you for the fix!
Deceased
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#7 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 7:30 AM
Nice one!
Instructor
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#8 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 8:54 AM
You rock, thank you so much.
Scholar
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#9 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 12:44 PM
Very nice, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 1:00 PM
Does this work with CC hair too?
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#11 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 1:21 PM
I haven't checked but I wouldn't know why it should not. Check it out and let us know?

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Field Researcher
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#12 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 2:12 PM
It is huge that wrench,thanks for the override.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 4:09 PM
Thank you! I love the icon showing me the custom swatches, but I hated that it covered the color. You're awesome!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 4:13 PM
Bless you plasticbox!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 4:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
I haven't checked but I wouldn't know why it should not. Check it out and let us know?

No, it doesn't work for hairs/eyebrows/eyes.
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#16 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 4:34 PM
Ah, that is interesting. So hairs/eyebrows/etc still have a wrench, yes? If yes then I guess that is what the other file is for (there are two), I can update that later.

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 4:40 PM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
Ah, that is interesting. So hairs/eyebrows/etc still have a wrench, yes? If yes then I guess that is what the other file is for (there are two), I can update that later.

Yes, hairs, facial hair, eyebrows and eyes still have a large swatch wrench, and custom skins I imagine if I had any. Accessories, skin details, hats and makeup are all fine, your mod is working for them. Just seems to be those which have a swatch at the top of the selection, rather than for each individual item.
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6th Feb 2016 at 5:19 PM
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#18 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 5:20 PM Last edited by plasticbox : 6th Feb 2016 at 6:51 PM.
Forgot to tag @Emily_HH_19 (or whoever else has a bunch of CAS CC and wants to check). Update for CC hair etc is in the first post.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 11:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
Forgot to tag @Emily_HH_19 (or whoever else has a bunch of CAS CC and wants to check). Update for CC hair etc is in the first post.

Works perfectly now! Thank you very much!
Top Secret Researcher
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#20 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 12:23 AM
That's good, that wrench is enormous and can't see the CC pattern, I hope EA can change this to the asterisk * like TS2 had when it had CC, great job on your behalf changing it, thanks!
Test Subject
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#21 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 2:42 AM
You are the BEST!! Thank you.
Scholar
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#22 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 3:40 AM
Thank you! That wrench really was huge!
Field Researcher
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#23 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 4:00 AM
Oh my goodness. This was my exact comment when I saw the huge wrenches: "Could they not have just put a tiny dot or star instead, just for those swatches?!"

So thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 4:28 AM
You're the real MVP!
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 6:01 AM
I wasn't a big fan of this "update" so thankyou for doing something that, ya know, works instead. You rock.
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