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Making Useless Maxis Meshes Useful - Replacement Pack for AMBodyDisco (Defaults & Non-Defaults Added!)

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 28th Sep 2006 at 3:04 PM - Updated 2nd Jul 2013 at 8:00 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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Right, well, when I got Open for Business, I loved the shape of this body mesh, but I was utterly perplexed by the ridiculous scarf-thing, the random ring, and the weird and entirely useless textures Maxis used for them. So, in the interests of making them actually usable, I did a replacement pack.

Default replacement version (for OfB): I have done a new mesh which will replace the default, removing the stupid scarf and the ring. In order to get them to go away entirely (as there were still shadows left on the textures even with those mesh parts removed) I had to do default replacement textures, and in doing so, I thought I'd make some much more simple, understated, useful recolours. These will ENTIRELY replace the five Maxis outfits already in your catalogue and will not have a * on them (they'll be in with the Maxis clothing) and only work for adults. The mesh will also work for any other recolours you may have, though if they left on the scarf shadow and ring shadow on their texture, it may look a little odd. You may have to clear out the contents of your My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Thumbnails folder (delete all the .package files within - they just regenerate so this is perfectly safe) for the new textures and mesh to show up properly on the thumbnails, but they should work regardless on your sims. The default replacement version requires Open For Business!

Remember that if you do recolours based on my new mesh, you'll need to direct downloaders to my mesh to make sure your creation looks the same in their game as it does in yours. These recolours, being default replacements, will -not- pack with sim uploads, so if you want to share a sim wearing one of these outfits, you'll need to link downloaders to get this pack separately (or in their game the sim will be wearing one of the ugly originals).

Updated! Non-Default version added (base game): At the request of the fantastical fanseepants, I have added a non-default version. This version does NOT require any expansion packs (they should be perfectly base game compatible), and the recolours are done separately, showing up under custom outfits with my name in the tooltip as normal. The recolours work for adults, young adults, and elders. My recolours that are done as non-defaults will package with full sim uploads - please follow my terms of use if you do so.

2161 polygons, 1635 vertices (lower than the original by a few). Has a fat morph - not Maxis dumpy "I'm pregnant with a throw pillow" fat but more just a normal, non-slim body that contrasts nicely with the extra-slim body shape of this mesh.

Thanks to:
  • Tiggerypum, for teaching me almost everything I know about meshing.
  • Wes_h, for the Unimesh plugins for Milkshape, used in the creation of this mesh.
  • Dr Pixel, for all kinds of various bits of useful meshing info that have helped me along the way.
  • Everyone who has contributed to the creation and development of SimPE.
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.
Tags: #open, #for, #business, #stupid, #scarf, #adult, #male

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable Default Replacement
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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

Size: 1.44 MB · Downloads: 9,359 · 28th Sep 2006
1.44 MB 9,359 28th Sep 2006

Size: 1.31 MB · Downloads: 15,355 · 28th Sep 2006
1.31 MB 15,355 28th Sep 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 3:09 PM
What a great idea Thanks for making this!

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#3 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 3:24 PM
These are so much better than the Maxis ones. I always kind of liked it except for the scarf, so none of my sims ever wore it. Now they might actually get use out of it! Thanks HP :D
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#4 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 3:21 PM
Yay, HP! They're so sharp looking. Sexy, even. Thanks Those maxis ones are just horrid looking. I'm so glad you did these.

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#5 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 3:39 PM Last edited by pickpock : 28th Sep 2006 at 4:44 PM.
Thank you so much Whenever one of my sims grew up and changed clothes into what I call the "scarf-barf" outfit, I immediatly arranged for a shopping trip, or just made them go in their underwear
Strangely I seem to get one of those outfits much more often then is plausible, so a *very* heartfelt thank you for making my sims lives (and my life) run more smoothly :D

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#6 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 4:30 PM
Wow, what can I say? You made a miracle! They're absolutely gorgeous! And the textures are great, simple and wearable. Maxis's one are just.. blah.
Thank you so much, this totally deserves to be featured
#7 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 4:30 PM
Wow great idea, I love replacements of maxis' stuff, specially when they're this good
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#8 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 4:34 PM
It's about time those Maxis meshes get updated! Thanks, HP! *huggles*

Mad Poster
#9 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 4:46 PM
They look so good! Thank you. Acually I never noticed the scarf and the ring, only the bright trousers were really annoying.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 5:36 PM
excellent! i agree, the mesh was actually a really good one but because of the crappy texture i never used it, i shall use it plenty now though! thanks

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#11 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 5:59 PM
I also loved the mesh, but hated how stereo typically gay they looked.. Great job! They're so handsome!
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#12 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 6:09 PM
They look AWESOME, HP!! You sure took those outfits from whacky to stylin' fast. :D

Except... um... one of my sims *is* whacky and likes the scarf. The others, not so much. Is it... um... at all possible ...to make these non-default?

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#13 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 6:16 PM
I never even thought about having this mesh any other way. Now that I've looked at them, I to find that the ring and scarf are annoying. But thankfully you've taken care of it. And for that, I thank you and rated your upload with 5 stars

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#14 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 6:35 PM
So much better than the original mesh. What were they thinking with that scarf? Thanks for making a decent mesh spectacular HP! :D

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#15 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 6:55 PM
These look fabulous, and much more street friendly!

Thanx for doing this!

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#16 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 7:08 PM Last edited by HystericalParoxysm : 28th Sep 2006 at 8:02 PM.
Well, I wasn't gonna do 'em non-default, but since fanseepants wants 'em, of course I will.

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#17 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 7:14 PM
They looked so bad before that I never even noticed the ring LOL... I took one look at the scarf and patterns and moved on, so none of my Sims ever even got to try them on... now they'll have something new to wear! Thanks so much :D

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#18 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 7:51 PM
There's also an annoying scarf in NL (with the snakeskin jacket)... hint hint.

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#19 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 7:54 PM
I hated the scarf also,yours is fantastic, thanks!

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#20 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 7:54 PM
Default wow!
it's so true! i always loved that mesh but never dressed my guys in it because the maxis textures were so dumb! what an AWESOME idea, thanks so much!
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#21 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 8:01 PM
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
Well, I wasn't gonna do 'em non-default, but since fanseepants wants 'em, of course I will.

Yippeeee, zomg!!!

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#22 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 8:02 PM
Non-default mesh and recolours added. Have fun, fanseepants.

alexpilgrim - That's on my list too, along with that stupid raverboy outfit with the purse, and a couple other utterly awful things Maxis did to perfectly good meshes.

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#23 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 8:13 PM
Ohh, this is SO much better! *bleh* What WAS Maxis thinking with those "accessories"?? Ugh. Those were just fantastically hideous. *shivvvers*
This is lovely- THANK YOU!!!

#24 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 8:17 PM
I'm extracting and adapting the original maxis textures for this. :P
I'd miss those ugly disco outfits if I never saw them again.

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#25 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 8:23 PM
gwillewyn, just get the non-default version that I just added. Then you can have both.

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