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Hide all Maxis clothing & hair (update 8 June '07)

by jordi Posted 5th Apr 2006 at 6:41 PM - Updated 10th Aug 2007 at 1:07 PM by jordi : H&M Hider added
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This mod hides *all* the default Maxis clothing & hair (+hats) from the game from the catalog. Included are the base game and the expansion packs.
I have not included the X-mas outfits (use this mod).

Just place the files into your Downloads or SavedSims folder. If you want them back, just remove the package.

You will still be able to use all these clothes and hairstyles in debugging mode of CAS, but not normally or when buying clothes. Also, townies should no longer be able to pick hairstyles & clothes from hidden sets — this means that if you hide everything except the FFS outfits, all townies will only wear FFS clothes. If you hide /everything/, this backfires: townies will select clothes from all sets again. But your Sims still won't see them when buying clothes, and they won't show up in CAS
Townies /will/ use custom hair & hats, as long as they're properly binned.

These mods will also hide all Maxis clothing and hair from Bodyshop.

HideClothesXP0 hides the base game clothes,
HideHairXP0 hides base game hair,
XP1 hides University clothes + hair,
XP2 hides Nightlife clothes + hair,
XP3 hides Open for Business clothes + hair (including the mascot outfits),
SP1 hides Family Fun Stuff clothes + hair, and
SP2 hides Glamour Life Stuff clothes + hair.
XP4 hides Pets clothes + hair
XP5 hides Seasons clothes + hair,
SP4 hides Celebrations! clothes + hair
SP5 hides the H&M Fashion stuff (just clothes, there's no hair in this pack)

Please note
This mod will not fully work if you use any clothing unhiders or other mods which enable hidden clothes. I suggest you remove all other clothing mods if you still see Maxis clothes.
Also, because of how the game works, you should get all mods for your expansion packs, or unexpected results may occur: later expansions actually /enable/ a lot of clothing, so if you do not get all files you will still see some of these clothes or hair.
Tags: #clothing, #clothes, #hide, #hider, #cas, #bodyshop

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HideClothesSP5.zip

Size: 6.3 KB · Downloads: 5,761 · 8th Jun 2007
6.3 KB 5,761 8th Jun 2007
HideHairSP4.zip

Size: 3.6 KB · Downloads: 6,119 · 4th May 2007
3.6 KB 6,119 4th May 2007
HideHairXP5.zip

Size: 22.9 KB · Downloads: 7,154 · 4th May 2007
22.9 KB 7,154 4th May 2007
HideClothesSP4.zip

Size: 5.0 KB · Downloads: 5,742 · 4th May 2007
5.0 KB 5,742 4th May 2007
HideClothesXP5.zip

Size: 8.3 KB · Downloads: 6,927 · 4th May 2007
8.3 KB 6,927 4th May 2007
HideHairXP4.zip

Size: 903 Bytes · Downloads: 7,311 · 2nd Dec 2006
903 Bytes 7,311 2nd Dec 2006
HideHairXP3.zip

Size: 21.9 KB · Downloads: 7,908 · 2nd Dec 2006
21.9 KB 7,908 2nd Dec 2006
HideHairXP2.zip

Size: 8.7 KB · Downloads: 7,827 · 2nd Dec 2006
8.7 KB 7,827 2nd Dec 2006
HideHairXP1.zip

Size: 149.0 KB · Downloads: 7,636 · 2nd Dec 2006
149.0 KB 7,636 2nd Dec 2006
HideHairSP2.zip

Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 6,493 · 2nd Dec 2006
1.1 KB 6,493 2nd Dec 2006
HideHairSP1.zip

Size: 8.9 KB · Downloads: 6,831 · 2nd Dec 2006
8.9 KB 6,831 2nd Dec 2006
HideClothesXP4.zip

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 7,179 · 2nd Dec 2006
1.2 KB 7,179 2nd Dec 2006
HideClothesXP3.zip

Size: 16.1 KB · Downloads: 8,034 · 2nd Dec 2006
16.1 KB 8,034 2nd Dec 2006
HideClothesXP2.zip

Size: 6.9 KB · Downloads: 8,150 · 2nd Dec 2006
6.9 KB 8,150 2nd Dec 2006
HideClothesXP1.zip

Size: 19.7 KB · Downloads: 7,734 · 2nd Dec 2006
19.7 KB 7,734 2nd Dec 2006
HideClothesSP2.zip

Size: 2.0 KB · Downloads: 6,721 · 2nd Dec 2006
2.0 KB 6,721 2nd Dec 2006
HideClothesSP1.zip

Size: 2.8 KB · Downloads: 7,088 · 2nd Dec 2006
2.8 KB 7,088 2nd Dec 2006
HideHairXP0.zip

Size: 142.0 KB · Downloads: 11,260 · 27th Apr 2006
142.0 KB 11,260 27th Apr 2006
HideClothesXP0.zip

Size: 45.8 KB · Downloads: 12,103 · 27th Apr 2006
45.8 KB 12,103 27th Apr 2006
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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
#2 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 6:56 PM
Very interesting, although I think a mod that provokes Townies to use Custom Clothing rather than to deny them the use of original TS2 clothing might be more useful. I like your idea, though.
Instructor
Original Poster
#3 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 7:08 PM
Oh, definitely. I don't plan on using these mods myself at all, I've upped them since I got a few requests ^.^

Unfortunately I have no clue how to override the selection methods for townies, I would love to see them in my downloaded outfits as well.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 8:35 PM
Yeah! Thanks.

>but probably isn't too useful for most.

Not 24/7 useful but when it comes time to clean up the downloads folder(s), oh yes. Now I will see just the clothing I care about instead of 10,000 pieces. OK, just the custom and a few odds and ends. That's great too.

By supplying four parts you have also made it possible to see just what clothes came with what expansion pack.

... Linux rules and Windows drools.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 8:48 PM
I can actually see how this would be VERY useful to some.
Anyone who has themed neighborhoods (like Futuristic or Medieval) could use this to make sure that at least a majority of the townies and such wear similar clothing. It always looks odd to me to have some guy in a polo shirt and jeans walk into my tavern.

On a possibly similar note, I am still searching for a mod/tutorial that would let me change the default clothing of many of the worker NPCs (Maids, gardners, paperboy, ect.)

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 9:01 PM
oh, thank you. i have hated maxis clothes since i got the game. i always wanted to delete some of them - i should say: all of them. and now....... they WILL disappear.

and i also agree with valasia, that it is so annoying to see townies in MY neighbourhoods wearing maxis clothes instead of my downloaded pretty custom clothing.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 9:05 PM Last edited by FredDoolie : 6th Apr 2006 at 7:29 AM. Reason: sometimes I have blond moments
[dances around the room with joy]

Works like a champ! 99% of the stuff is gone now. Yes the game loads slower but when I delete something now it doesn't take a million years to respond. Cleaning up my downloads is going to be fun. Before it was a big pain.

To expand a bit on Valasia's point: My neighborhoods are also "themed" but my themes are the stuff I really like. From this point forward my random neighbors are going to be dressed in clothing that *I* picked out for my game; not Maxis' picks.

... Linux rules and Windows drools.
Test Subject
#8 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 9:26 PM
I agree I wish Townies would wear custom clothes! They always dress so boring!

I don't know if I'll use this since my game takes forever to load already - but it is a great idea. I hate the Maxis clothes!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 10:07 PM
10 or 15 seconds extra is a tiny price to pay to get rid of all that junk. Once the game is loaded the CAS section flies! It use to be when I deleted something it took maybe 30 seconds to "recover and update" after EACH DELETE. Now it's down to about 5 seconds. Not as fast as Bodyshop but no big deal. I use to use CAS to check out new downloads, write down what I didn't like and then use BS to do the delete since BS was way faster. That way took way too much time. Now I can all the modeling and deleting right in CAS.
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Momentary Digression: Check things out in CAS before you delete them. The graphics in BS are *WAY* sharper but CAS allows you to see the clothing (hair/eyes...) on a living moving model. I've had many items that looked so-so in BS but were GREAT in CAS once I saw them move around. Wish CAS wasn't so %%&& blurry though! Guess it's because I only have an onboard 32Meg GForce4MX.
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Anyway....this is a great mod. Thanks.

... Linux rules and Windows drools.
Test Subject
#10 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 10:13 PM
Default NPC Outfit Replacer
To Valasia: I suggest using the recent program by SimWardrobe. Go to http://www.simwardrobe.com/ and then to "Sims2 Programs." It's called the Sims 2 NPC Replacer and works beautifully in my Victorian neighborhood.
Test Subject
#11 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 1:25 AM
any chance of maybe supplying a tutorial on how to hide maxis clothes/hair? I don't want -all- of them hidden, but there are a few hairstyles and outfits that I hate seeing townies use and would love to get rid of just those few.
Test Subject
#12 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 2:01 AM
yes, definitely useful for those of us who play themed neighborhoods. thanks
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 2:02 AM
I could see where this would be useful...mostly I just wish someone could create a program to make Townies dress better....HELLO Asian hairstyle + strapless pink shirt + dark green zipper skirt = badness :yech:


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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 2:19 AM
This is a very useful mod. I did not notice any slowness in loading. What I did notice is an amazing speed up in loading saved sims from the sim bin in cas. It used to take ages to load and now it is almost instant and it is quicker to go through them.
And now when I get to the end of the clothes I use, it is the end.

Is a mod to delete the maxis saved sims possible? I for one have never used them.

Thanks for this mod and for sharing it.
Instructor
Original Poster
#15 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 6:43 AM
Meska: to hide clothing or hair, the 'flags' entry in the Property Set needs to be increased with 1. If the current value is 0x00000000 turn it into 0x00000001, if it is 0x00000008 make it 0x00000009 and 0x0000000A becomes 0x0000000B.

Default clothes and hairstyles are listed in <game or xp>\TS data\Res\Catalog\Skins\Skins.package

To unhide, decrease the value with one.

If you open these mods in SimPE you'll see that they only contain the property sets for the clothes, I used a hex editor to find/replace the flags values.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 6:48 AM
Thank you soooooo much! I will never be using the Maxis created clothes again since I have all of the much nicer clothes from MTS2!!!! :nod:
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 7:17 AM
Gee, Jordi, you thought this mod was a waste of time and wouldn't be used. <grin>

Does that flags entry property set thing work on those space-wasting useless ugly Maxis sims in the bin? The Maxis house parts can stay but all else must go!


... Joint the Anti Maxis Default Sim Parts Jihad!

... Linux rules and Windows drools.
Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 12:45 PM
Waaaah!! This is REALLY awesome!! Many, many thanks from me! I hate this stupid n ugly maxis clothes. And, it's a perfect solution for my medieval neighborhood!!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 1:29 PM
I totally agree, as I hated Maxis clothes from the start and always wondered if it was possible to delete them (as in the Sims 1).
I sure gonna use this. Thanks alot
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 2:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jordi
Meska: to hide clothing or hair, the 'flags' entry in the Property Set needs to be increased with 1. If the current value is 0x00000000 turn it into 0x00000001, if it is 0x00000008 make it 0x00000009 and 0x0000000A becomes 0x0000000B.

Default clothes and hairstyles are listed in <game or xp>\TS data\Res\Catalog\Skins\Skins.package

To unhide, decrease the value with one.

If you open these mods in SimPE you'll see that they only contain the property sets for the clothes, I used a hex editor to find/replace the flags values.


thanks. I'll give it a try.
Test Subject
#21 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 2:21 PM
Dear jordi,

I kind of like most of the hair styles. Can you do a separate hack that is just for the clothes and another that is just for the hair?

Thanks.



Sealion

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Field Researcher
#22 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 7:39 PM
Thanks! Wonderful mod! I probably won't use it all the time, but for Themes it will be great. When I was doing my Medieval stuff it was so annoying to have the townies walking around in modern clothes!

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Lab Assistant
#23 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 8:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sealion
Dear jordi,

I kind of like most of the hair styles. Can you do a separate hack that is just for the clothes and another that is just for the hair?

Thanks.



Sealion


I agree; I love the hairstyles--like the plaits and ponytails. Hate all cornrows though, and the mumsy styles. And I like the new clothing for little girls with OFB. But the rest I hate!! This would be great to get rid of the horrid styles, if it could be sorted that way. It's an excellent idea and I would have snapped it up in a flash pre-OFB. I hate all the other new clothes, I just adore those little tops! If there was any way I could get rid of all the clothes but still keep the children's tops...
Test Subject
#24 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 8:44 PM
To Jersey Princess

Wouldn't it be easier to export the files for the kids' clothing using Bodyshop, and reimporting them back into the game without editing any files? That way, they're still read as custom content, and once you install this mod then (theoretically), the shirts should still appear. =)
Test Subject
#25 Old 7th Apr 2006 at 4:09 PM
My friend always uses the worst Maxis content on her sims, yay!

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