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BodyShop Mechanic [Updated March 14 2009]

by Dr Pixel Posted 9th May 2007 at 12:21 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 9:11 PM by Nysha
134 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
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BodyShop Mechanic v .36B by Dr Pixel

Released March 14, 2009

Bodyshop Mechanic is Copyrighted 2006 - 2009 and is not to be distributed on other sites.

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NEW! Added a Rename/Copy section to make it easy to handle your finished
Bodyshop package files.

NEW! Updated the Remove Projects section.

See the Help Manual for full details.
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Bodyshop Mechanic works with any combination of expansions and stuff-packs.

This program is for Windows users only. No other files are necessary, if you can play The Sims2 game on your Windows computer, it should work for you.

It uses a standard Windows installer, and includes a complete Help manual.

BodyShop Mechanic is a simple program that gives you a little better control of the BodyShop program that comes with the Sims2 game, and lets you easily control many useful user-created Bodyshop enhancements.

It will NOT work with the pre-release version of BodyShop, only with the versions that are installed along with the game itself.

You can:

Choose the size of the BodyShop window (800 x 600 - or - 1024 x 768)

Get BodyShop to re-create it's thumbnails. This is useful if you have some bad thumbnails in BodyShop. This will not fix the bad thumbnails unless you have corrected the problem that caused them - most often this is a missing mesh file, or a flawed mesh edit.

Remove old BodyShop projects that are cluttering up the Projects list.
This will not harm your finished projects, once you have imported them into the game the project files are no longer needed and are wasting space and causing BodyShop to load slowly.

Remove any unwanted project folders - these are also not needed after you have imported them into the game.

Hide The SavedSims and/or the Downloads folders from Bodyshop.

Change the background picture/color used in BodyShop at any time.

For the background picture you can choose any bmp, jpg, or png image you have, of any size. You have the option to tile or resize the image to fill the whole Bodyshop window.

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You can also easily control several user-created Bodyshop add-ons:

You can change the lighting brightness using Wes Howe's enhanced lighting files.

You can change the default "hands on hips" mannequin pose to any one of many available user-created poses. There are instructions included for creating your own pose files if you like.

You can control Windkeeper's Bodyshop Enhancement files. These are the default screen replacements, the mannequin skintone replacements, and the invisible undies for skintone creators.

The help manual has complete instructions and download links for all these files.

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The "Run Bodyshop" button will start Bodyshop with the chosen settings.

You will still be able to change the background while BodyShop is running.

All other features can only be used when BodyShop is not running, and will be disabled while BodyShop is running.

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That's all there is for now, I hope you find it useful.

Dr Pixel
Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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

Sims 2
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BodyshopMechanic.zip

Size: 1.32 MB · Downloads: 19,360 · 10th Mar 2009
1.32 MB 19,360 10th Mar 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Lab Assistant
#101 Old 22nd Mar 2009 at 11:44 AM
I am getting the message that the file is damaged when I try to open the download to install, just so you know
Test Subject
#102 Old 29th Mar 2009 at 10:56 PM
Thx but the link is dead
Test Subject
#103 Old 7th Apr 2009 at 1:07 PM Last edited by massnetwork : 7th Apr 2009 at 1:33 PM. Reason: Various
It says 'cannot find bodyshop.exe'. The problem is that the bodyshop in the programs folder is named 'TS2BodyShop.exe'. Help what can i do? I dont want to rename the file in case it destroys it!

EDIT: i forgot to say that i use a mod to make the once CD installed game to run without a CD if that helps at all?

EDIT2: oops, it didnt break. i just clicked the wrong one of my sims 2 directories

EDIT3: Oops, i didnt realise it DIDNT need a directory, that it can also detect it if it runs
Lab Assistant
#104 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 6:16 PM
I am still not able to open the file, it continues to say the file is invalid or I get the archive is damaged message. Please help. thanks
Scholar
#105 Old 24th May 2009 at 4:12 AM
Thank you SO much!! This is amazing (btw I was 1000th thanker) I'm going to use it right now!!

YES, I is a Nintendork!
I'm not a morning person. or an afternoon person. Acutally, im not an "anytime of the day" person.
Test Subject
#106 Old 30th May 2009 at 6:30 AM
Default Thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gisburne
Thanks for the update on this handy piece of work!

Thanks very much
Test Subject
#107 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 11:13 AM
i click to open it and it says cant find bodyshop.exe . what should i do?
Test Subject
#108 Old 9th Nov 2009 at 12:27 AM
don't worry
Quote:
Originally Posted by peekaboosparkle
i click to open it and it says cant find bodyshop.exe . what should i do?


Mine does that, but the poses, background and all that work fine. (;

WALALLALLALALA BING BANG.
I don't UPLOAD , I download.
Test Subject
#109 Old 10th Jan 2010 at 10:13 PM
Omg please help me!
I made a mistake while installation and I went to the wrong folder.
Everytime I click the top left icon, I can't go back to the right folder so i'm kinda stuck with the wrong one! I tried re-installing but it still stays the same!
Heelp :S
Test Subject
#110 Old 20th Jan 2010 at 8:31 PM
Help i downloaded it on both of my comps and it wont let me pose them diffrently cant even change the backround please help me
Test Subject
#111 Old 2nd Feb 2010 at 4:36 PM
Default Help Please
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordanne.
Mine does that, but the poses, background and all that work fine. (;


I have that problem too, but the drop down menu for the poses is greyed out, and it won't let me change the pose. It'll let me change the background and stuff, but I got it for the poses, ya know?
Test Subject
#112 Old 13th Apr 2010 at 7:30 PM
thanks for this... I cant wait to tinker with it.
Top Secret Researcher
#113 Old 9th May 2010 at 6:59 PM
Thanks for this! Been wanting to get rid of the default Bodyshop background for ages!

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
Test Subject
#114 Old 11th May 2010 at 3:40 AM
if someone still face "Can't find BodyShop.exe" error - try setting up the program manually. in C:\Program Files\Bodyshop Mechanic (default installation) open file "BodyShopMechanic.ini". look for a lines "Selected Pack = Mansions and Gardens" (the title in your program main window) and "RunBodyshop = g:\Game\Sims\MGS\CSBin\TS2BodyShop.exe" (put the complete way to the very last of your addons, in my case it's Mansions and Gardens). save the file, and fire up the program. it should work fine now.
Field Researcher
#115 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 1:39 PM
It's perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1My problem is now solved THANK U!!!
Test Subject
#116 Old 22nd Jun 2010 at 12:31 AM
I tried doing the above manual fix for my bodyshop... but the ini file doesn't have the "Selected Pack=...." this is what my ini files shows. My latest expansion was Freetime and I have all the other expansions except for BonVoyage. I only have the TeenStyle and Celebrations Stuff Packs.
If anyone knows of a fix for this, I'd be really grateful. I've used bodyshop mechanic since I got my first game... and it sucks not being able to use it any more.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#117 Old 9th May 2011 at 7:23 AM
I can't get the poses to show in bodyshop
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#118 Old 27th Jul 2011 at 1:57 PM
Fab program, it's working fine for me apart from not changing the background colour, but I suspect that's because I already had a replacement background installed. I'm going to have a hunt around now for more poses and stuff to play with. Thanks once again!
Test Subject
#119 Old 16th Nov 2012 at 1:41 AM
I'm having a problem with this file.I can download the file but when I click on it to upload I get an error message. Am I the only one with this problem?
Lab Assistant
#120 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 9:55 AM
I know this is an old topic and an old file. But, I can't get this to even start installing, as it seems to have a virus or something else, denying access to the exe file?
Tried running it anyways, got the following message, see picture:


Translated, it says: There was no way of reaching the designated unit, adress or file. Maybe you don't have the proper rights to use this object.

That is very strange, since I have always been logged in on my computer as Administrator.
Same thing happened with CEP 9, which I also downloaded from here. But, I found a manual installation, and took care that problem.
I use Windows XP, service pack 3 as OS.

Could it be, that there is something wrong with some files from MTS2?
I have no clue on this, and I would like to be enlightened on this problem, if someone could find it in their hearts to help me out?
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#121 Old 3rd May 2013 at 10:56 AM
This is amazing! Dr Pixel, you're a GENIUS!! Thank you so much for this program!
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#122 Old 23rd May 2013 at 5:17 AM
I am using this today after download and it is working for me fantastic. I have all EP/SP and even one Collections. I have been using BodyShop for long time and yes I had repeated troubles with it after every install of new EP over years trying to find where the good one was. Was point in past I even used a download version. But now I use one that came with game. I had to try and open them up one at a time till I found a BodyShop that worked (in the past). What I am saying with to many words is - in instructions here he says look for what it says when you play game. But mine does not say. I tell you, right click your Body Shop Icon that you use to open Body Shop and select "Show In Folder." Look at that folder what EP it is in and that is the one you choose. Do not mess up some girl in past post she messed up and it would not give her chance to choose again ever. Maybe not even after uninstall and reinstall I do not know so do not make that mistake. It will ask you what EP your BodyShop is in. KNOW IT BEFORE YOU START INSTALLATION!
Test Subject
#123 Old 9th Nov 2013 at 7:11 AM
Problem
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Pixel
The files must be put into:

.....My Documents\EA Games\The Sims2 \Config\ folder

NOT in the Config\ folder that is in C:Program Files\... etc.

In other words, the Config\ folder that is in the same place your Saved Sims\ and Projects\ folder are found.

Although they may work on their own in other folders, the program only looks in that folder for them.


Uh... I'm having trouble. I can't get it to work for Mansion and Gardens.

I like trains.
Lab Assistant
#124 Old 24th Jan 2014 at 9:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by drwho
Uh... I'm having trouble. I can't get it to work for Mansion and Gardens.


On page 4 of this topic, it says:

if someone still face "Can't find BodyShop.exe" error - try setting up the program manually. in C:\Program Files\Bodyshop Mechanic (default installation) open file "BodyShopMechanic.ini". look for a lines "Selected Pack = Mansions and Gardens" (the title in your program main window) and "RunBodyshop = g:\Game\Sims\MGS\CSBin\TS2BodyShop.exe" (put the complete way to the very last of your addons, in my case it's Mansions and Gardens). save the file, and fire up the program. it should work fine now.

Try that, and perhaps you can make it work with Mansion & Gardens?!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#125 Old 7th Mar 2014 at 8:06 AM
Thanks
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