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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?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 11 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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Lab Assistant
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#26 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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#27 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 6:24 AM
What a good idea! I do actually like having something reminding me which things are CC, but the wrench icon is pretty obtrusive.
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#28 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 8:35 PM
neat!
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#29 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 10:27 PM
Updated with additional versions that override the thumbnail icon as well. See info in first post.

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#30 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 11:17 PM
Is there a way to remove the wrench icons from the swatches??? I saw a mod that did that but it was only for clothes not other sections in CAS and in buy/build mode.
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#31 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 11:20 PM
Huh? Removing the wrench from the swatches is exactly what this mod is doing.

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#32 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 11:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
Huh? Removing the wrench from the swatches is exactly what this mod is doing.

I mean instead of having the + symbol on the swatches have it to where it removes the wrench all together. It only removes the wrench in the thumbnail icon i mean the actual swatch themselves (colors).
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#33 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 11:32 PM
Please go to the thread that is linked in the first post (more technical info etc) for more info if you want to modify it. Should be very simple since all you need to do is export the texture, remove the plus, and convert back + import again.

To find existing other mods please use Discussion > Where Can I Find.

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#34 Old 8th Feb 2016 at 5:18 AM
Thank you for this! Is there a way to turn that blue wrench badge ON rather than off, too? I have lots of CC but the only place little wrenches showed up for me after the recent patch is on thumbnails (which I've now swapped out using one of the mods in this post). I'd love it if the badge showed up on the primary thumbnail too but I can't seem to activate it. Is it perhaps a Windows only thing?
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#35 Old 8th Feb 2016 at 11:56 AM Last edited by plasticbox : 8th Feb 2016 at 12:53 PM.
You mean like in the screenshot with the yellow wood wall? That is "wrench-override.package", the original upload. That one only edits the icons on the swatches, not on the thumbnail.

I'll go add descriptions to the files, I see that this is a little unclear now that I've added more versions.

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#36 Old 8th Feb 2016 at 4:52 PM
Yes, that's what I have installed, but even prior to implementing that mod no blue wrench badges were appearing on my CC, only the white wrenches on swatches. I probably have some other mod installed that's inadvertently disabling the badge.
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#37 Old 8th Feb 2016 at 5:22 PM
Maybe, yes. There is not only the wrench in that file, and older UI mods (where the wrench didn't exist yet) may very well interfere here. Test without CC etc.

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#38 Old 8th Feb 2016 at 5:30 PM
Thanks Soooooo... much. I hated those HUGH wrenches!
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#39 Old 9th Feb 2016 at 3:59 AM
Thank you!!! This is the BEST! The person who came up with putting a big wrench on the swatches should get a wrench up side the head! ;-D
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#40 Old 11th Feb 2016 at 10:44 PM
I <3 you, plasticbox!
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#41 Old 13th Feb 2016 at 9:34 PM
Thank you! I like that they started labelling CC but that gigantic blue wrench is so obnoxious!
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#42 Old 21st Mar 2016 at 5:02 AM
Thank you SO much. You are AAAAWWEEESOOOMME!!!
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#43 Old 25th Mar 2016 at 12:40 PM
Hi! I'm kind of a newbie....to Sims4 anyway I am also tired of that big wrench, and I think this change is awesome! I just have a (newbie) question: Which one of the 5 files should I download? Or should I download all 5? Thank you so much for all your great stuff!
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#44 Old 27th Mar 2016 at 6:54 PM
Look at the screenshots to see what each one looks like, then download the one that you prefer.

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#45 Old 31st Mar 2016 at 8:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
Look at the screenshots to see what each one looks like, then download the one that you prefer.


Thank you
Test Subject
#46 Old 2nd Jun 2016 at 8:09 PM
Please update this to the 6/2/16 Patch! It breaks the UI! I need this back in my life the normal CC wrench icons make me cry ;-;
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#47 Old 3rd Jun 2016 at 2:20 AM
This mod definitely breaks UI buttons and the options menu after the June 2nd patch. Using CC is a pain in the butt without it!
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#48 Old 3rd Jun 2016 at 4:53 AM
Love this mod. Hope you'll be updating it for the new patch, if possible.
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#49 Old 3rd Jun 2016 at 7:30 AM
Just went through the process of elimination with all my cc, and yup, I can confirm that this mod does break the UI with the June 2nd patch.
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