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Empty CAS screen *updated*

by windkeeper Posted 1st Jun 2006 at 9:23 PM - Updated 19th Nov 2006 at 10:34 PM by windkeeper
125 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Please read carefully as this is not a custom CAS screen. The files below will hide objects in CAS. Extract into your Downloads folder, remove to uninstall. Read instructions below, don't just donwload all the files. No expansion pack required.


round podium
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wind_CASinvisibleroundpodium.package - makes round rotating podium invisible. The podium still functions as it should, you can rotate your sim the usual way.


CAS objects - select one of three files below
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wind_CASinvisibleobjects.package - *updated* removes most of the default objects from CAS screen, leaves only rotating podium and mirror. I removed hanging lights as well in this updated version.

wind_CASinvisibleobjects_nomirror.package - removes all objects, including mirror. Leaves only rotating podium.

wind_CASinvisibleobjects_differentmirror.package - removes most objects, leaves rotating podium and mirror. Replaces mirror with different metal frame type.


mirror frame recolors - select one of two files below
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wind_CASmirrorrecolor_black.package - black mirror frame.
wind_CASmirrorrecolor_wood.package - wood mirror frame.


family screen objects
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wind_CASinvisibleobjects_familypart.package - removes all objects from second half of CAS screen, the family screen.


These should make creating custom CAS screens easier . Please test it thoroughly.

Do not upload these files to any other site, link to this thread instead.

Tip: When creating and using new CAS screen you don't have to replace the original one. Leave the original where it should be and place custom CAS!.package file into your Downloads folder instead. It will work just fine.

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
wind_CASinvisibleobjects_differentmirror.zip

Size: 118.3 KB · Downloads: 13,437 · 2nd Jun 2006
118.3 KB 13,437 2nd Jun 2006
wind_CASinvisibleobjects_familypart.zip

Size: 509 Bytes · Downloads: 29,869 · 2nd Jun 2006
509 Bytes 29,869 2nd Jun 2006
wind_CASmirrorrecolor_wood.zip

Size: 118.8 KB · Downloads: 8,924 · 2nd Jun 2006
118.8 KB 8,924 2nd Jun 2006
wind_CASmirrorrecolor_black.zip

Size: 95.0 KB · Downloads: 10,119 · 2nd Jun 2006
95.0 KB 10,119 2nd Jun 2006
wind_CASinvisibleobjects_nomirror.zip

Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 23,759 · 2nd Jun 2006
1.1 KB 23,759 2nd Jun 2006
wind_CASinvisibleobjects.zip

Size: 26.3 KB · Downloads: 29,870 · 1st Jun 2006
26.3 KB 29,870 1st Jun 2006
wind_CASinvisibleroundpodium.zip

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 30,070 · 1st Jun 2006
1.2 KB 30,070 1st Jun 2006
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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Test Subject
#2 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 9:27 PM
thanks
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 9:32 PM
i like it! very good!

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Instructor
#4 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 9:44 PM
The ugly and almost utterly imobile CAS contents have irked me for a long time. Though I've been able to design CAS screens around them, I'd thought it would be nice to be able to remove them altogether.

Thanks for putting this together.

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Field Researcher
#5 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 10:02 PM
Wow thank you! I have always hated that CAS! screen.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 10:28 PM
This is so great. Thank you.

The new things everyone comes up with just amazes me. :clap: Things you never thought of to want and then you see it and "POOF" You see it and decide you just can't live without it.


Thanx So Much,
TickleYu
Field Researcher
#7 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 11:48 PM
yay!! no more bothersome paintings that sometimes gets in the way of a good preview pic! thanks for this!!

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#8 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 11:55 PM
Ohhhhhh, wowwwww. I can't tell you how much I'd been hoping for something like this. I've been kinda slow to even bother making a nice CAS (or even downloading any) because that stupid couch and the pics and stuff were so difficult to deal with.

Just curious - would it be possible to remove the mirror as well, and any/all of the parts from the second screen with the backdrop? I kind of like the idea of being able to do a mirrored wall or a custom mirror behind the sim rather than the default one, and that backdrop and the antique camera and stuff kinda bug me too - ideally I'd like the whole darn thing as blank as possible... Still, certainly not complaining, just curious if that's also a possiblity.

Thank you so much, windkeeper - for creating this, and for sharing it with all of us.

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Original Poster
#9 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 12:07 AM
Yes, it should be possible. Requires lots of testing, I will add stuff here once I have more.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 2:15 AM
thanks so much for this, windkeeper...
im definently going to make that pool party CAS! iv always wanted but couldnt acheive because of those hideous painting and such! :baloons:
Test Subject
#11 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 3:34 AM
Thank you SOOOO much! Now perople aren't limited to making the CAS and working around the paintings! That podium was kinda ugly too. Thank you soo much!
Test Subject
#12 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 5:38 AM
It's perfect, thank you
Can you plz tell me how did you hide menu (toolbar) ?
Test Subject
#13 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 6:44 AM
Thats great. No more annoyances. Thanks.

Oh, loloka, you press F10

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 9:43 AM
Does this make loading the CAS screen faster?
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 12:16 PM
Woot! Thanks, windkeeper. I needed this real bad...

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Field Researcher
#16 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 1:24 PM
wow!!! i've always wanted to change the default plain mirror...and now you've made it possible! this is awesome! *wipes off drool*

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Original Poster
#17 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 3:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lolocka
It's perfect, thank you
Can you plz tell me how did you hide menu (toolbar) ?
If you make a screenshot using game camera (by pressing 'C'), it removes the toolbar, makes a screenshot and places it in Storytelling folder. Though its not as big as the straight forward PrintScreen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SIMpleMan
Oh, loloka, you press F10
F10 doesn't work in CAS screen, it does in regular game.

Quote:
Originally Posted by conage
Does this make loading the CAS screen faster?
Good question. It might, but I couldn't really tell on my computer.
Test Subject
#18 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 4:53 PM
ty ty ty ty ty ty iwanted this for ages GREAT WORK

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Instructor
#19 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 6:11 PM
That's just brilliant! I experimented with that for my cold anger CAS, but I didn't think about NOT including the files in a CAS...
And thank you as well for the mirror options! *runs to play with CAS screens*

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 7:54 PM
Oh yay- I was just making a CAS screen and when I realized that all of the paintings and backdrops and stuff are connected, I gave up. But now, I can make my torture hole CAS screen again! Yay!

Out of commision because my computer is a complete piece of crap.
Test Subject
#21 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 8:16 PM Last edited by simsgal2003 : 4th Jun 2006 at 8:43 PM.
Its simply great Windkeeper thank you so much...just a question...If i make a CAS screen using your file without objects, do I link back to your files here or is it just that we dont share your files...but just share my CAS. I want to make sure I dont offend. Thanks again
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#22 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 11:11 PM
Oh, windkeeper, if you were within range, I would kiss you. Updated with completely blank stuff, YAY! I have been wanting this for SO LONG and you've done it, and you rule, and exclamation points of joy!!!! Thank you!!!

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#23 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 11:38 PM
THANK YOU!!! I was meaning to do something like this, but I never got around to it!
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Original Poster
#24 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 1:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsgal2003
Its simply great Windkeeper thank you so much...just a question...If i make a CAS screen using your file without objects, do I link back to your files here or is it just that we dont share your files...but just share my CAS. I want to make sure I dont offend. Thanks again

Umm, not sure I understand the second part of your question, but here goes. If you share your CAS that you made with this hack, people who download your CAS will need to have this hack installed as well. Otherwise all the paintings etc will still be visible in their game. You should link to this thread, ask them to download the hack, and also tell people which version of the hack did you use, as there are several versions of some files here.
Test Subject
#25 Old 7th Jun 2006 at 11:35 PM
Thank you so much Windkeeper, this is brillant. I finally have my CAS with a glass wall in the background, it makes everything look so bright and airy. And the replacement mirror suits my cas so well. Thank you thank you thank you.


Thank you!
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