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Replacements for "Ideal Plantsim" - universal father of spawned plantbabies

by Sammy79 Posted 1st May 2007 at 7:24 PM - Updated 7th Sep 2009 at 4:51 PM by Sadie79
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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.
Ever wondered why all your spawned plantsims turn out ugly? It's because of this guy! (Picture taken by ppinkstaff at InSim)

Now SimPE has been updated for Seasons I've decided to make a replacement. I used nothing more than face overrides and a change/tweaking of the nose, but after trying it out in-game I could already see the difference in the little sprouts I extracted the thumbnail so you can see what you're getting, but bear in mind I also use skin replacements, so if you find him in your game he may look a little different. I've still used the Elven face, but he looks a lot better than he did before.

ETA: Since the second replacement I made may have got lost in the comments somewhere; if you want this guy instead...

...hop over to this post to grab him.


Additional Credits:
Xylune at InSim for retrieving the tutorial on replacing Pollination Technicians from wherever (s)he found it
terrakosmos for the face overrides
The makers of SimPE for making any of this possible

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 Seasons
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: 78.9 KB · Downloads: 11,122 · 1st May 2007
78.9 KB 11,122 1st May 2007
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
#26 Old 3rd May 2007 at 1:27 AM
Hey, Sadie79 -

Yeah, I will definitely use this guy! Thanks so much!


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#27 Old 4th May 2007 at 7:37 AM
I've only played with the Plant sims that came in the game, but I certainly don't like the look of the guy in the first picture! I'll take my chances with your much yummier creation - Thank you!
6th May 2007 at 3:48 AM
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#28 Old 11th May 2007 at 12:58 AM
thank you

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#29 Old 13th May 2007 at 2:16 AM
so cool! thank you so much! even starting out with a pretty mother, after a few generations plantsims just got downright ugly! Cant they ever make a "pretty" sire for things like this?
#30 Old 13th May 2007 at 4:48 PM
This guy is Great, But How DO you do it yourelf?
I can't find the tutorial ANNYWHERE! :S

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Test Subject
#31 Old 27th May 2007 at 1:04 AM
Yay ! So that's why all my plantsims have looked hideaous Darn maxis for making such an ugly person for them to be spawned off of! You rock!
<- You

Currently insanse.... And I hope I stay that way~
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#32 Old 29th May 2007 at 4:31 AM
Originally Posted by PETCHY14
This guy is Great, But How DO you do it yourelf?
I can't find the tutorial ANNYWHERE! :S

This is the tutorial I followed, posted by Xylune @Insim:
You should have the latest version of SimPE installed from SimPE requires .NET 1.1 to work.

1. Go into Create-A-Sim debug mode. If you don't know how, go here:

2. Create your alien using the alien genetics. Making a replacement PT with a different skin color like lavender would require changing the default alien skin which is beyond the scope of this tutorial.

3. Once created, enter a neighborhood and place the alien on a small empty lot. Exit the game.

4. Open the package file of your newly created alien. It is found in the Characters folder of your neighborhood and is named something like N00X_User00XXX.package. Sort by Date Modified to make it easier to find.

5. Under Filetypes, select Facial Structure. Under Packed Files, right-click on the Facial Structure file and Extract it somewhere where you can easily find it.

6. Under Filetypes, select jpg/tga/png Image. Under Packed Files, extract both the images to the same place where you can easily find them. You may then close out of the package file by closing SimPE.

7. Open SimPE, click on File--> New to create a new package file. You can leave it on Long Index and click OK. Click on File--> Add..., browse to where you extracted the files, and add the files ending in .xml. There should be three in total, two for the jpegs and one for Facial Structure.

8. You should now see the three files listed under Packed Files. Below that, make sure the tab is on Packed File. In the Group box, change the ID to 0x7F45284D which is the Group ID for Pollination Technician. Click on change all listed to the right of the box, then make sure the three files all have this Group ID.

9. Click on File--> Save, and name the package file whatever you want. Close SimPE because you are done.

10. Place the newly created package file into your Downloads folder, and Pollination Technician should now be replaced.

Take that and apply it instead to your Plantsim, and replace the group ID above with 0x7F56568B

Hope that makes sense

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#33 Old 29th May 2007 at 11:23 AM
Thank you!

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Test Subject
#34 Old 12th Jun 2007 at 4:50 PM
this is so awesome! but umm... is there any way to download this as a .zip file because I can't download .rar files -- i must not have the program i need or something.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#35 Old 21st Jun 2007 at 3:44 AM
If you need something to open RARs there's a free program here:

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Field Researcher
#36 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 4:06 PM
Thanks for this! I was just wondering why Rose Greenman's spawns were weird looking .. and then I remembered this thread.

Thanks for improving the looks of our plant sim babies!
Test Subject
#37 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 1:28 PM
thanks! my 2 plantbabies (so far) grew up to look exactly like the guy in your first post minus the elf ears, i just couldn't understand it as their mother was pretty. downloading now!!
Field Researcher
#38 Old 15th Aug 2007 at 8:02 AM
I read your above post about how to change things, but it didn't answer the question that I have.

I have Default Eye Replacements in the game. Whenever any Sim is created, the default eyes override the Maxis eyes and all is well. The 2 exceptions I have are the Plant Sims and one alien replacement that used original eyes instead of alien ones. The problem happens with the newborns. Some are born with the original Maxis eyes instead of using the replacements that I installed. Looking at the Ideal Plant Sim and the alien father in question, I assume that it is because they are using the original Maxis eyes.

How can I change your Plant Sim so that the replacement eyes are used instead of Maxis ones? If I go into body shop, it is just a matter of clicking on the eye color again and it will switch to the proper eyes. I just don't know what to do after that. Do I have to go through all that extracting routine that you have above? Or can I just change something about the eye info numbers in SimPE to correct the Sim?

Thank you for taking time to answer this. You made an awesome looking replacement Ideal Plant Sim.

Running: Sims2, Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons, BV, FT & AL. Patched.
Test Subject
#39 Old 16th Aug 2007 at 1:09 PM
Well yeah, that plantsim is really cute! Is there any way to see him in game too, like communicate and stuff? Or could you make a whole new thread with him as a Sim to download? I really like him :D
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 6:35 AM
perfect! thank-you sooooooo much! i just hope it works! :P

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#41 Old 10th Sep 2007 at 10:48 PM
Whoops - sorry guys, been disconnected for over a month (also been away for the summer). Anyway...

@magicmoon: The plantsims use their own eyes, which ones they are depend on what skin you're using for the plantsims. All I did was replace the facial structure, in the same way others have replaced the PT - I haven't touched the eyes. If you summon him in-game with Insim, you'll get the original (see first pic of thread). I don't know if that answers your question or if I misinterpreted...? Glad you like him/them anyway

@reaalgirl112: As I said above, it's just the facial structure I replaced so we can get pretty sprouts If you want the actual sim it can be arranged - which one though? I've got two up here

Thanks for your comments guys :D

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Test Subject
#42 Old 11th Sep 2007 at 3:51 PM
First one! Oh god, I'd be so ecstatic if you'd make him as a downloadable sim!
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#43 Old 11th Sep 2007 at 4:03 PM Last edited by Sadie79 : 11th Sep 2007 at 8:16 PM. Reason: Uploaded sim
LOL Okay, I'll extract him - he's using default replacement eyes and skin, just be aware of that when you download him

ETA: Well, given how strict the rules are for uploading sims here, I'd sooner put him up in this thread. Here he is, enjoy!

The author of the hairstyle I used would rather I link you to the mesh instead of including it - go here to get it Clothing used by Elfmaid was found here but is included. As stated before, everything else is default replacement, so he might look a bit different in your game.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Ideal Plantsim.rar (1.61 MB, 55 downloads)

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Test Subject
#44 Old 3rd Nov 2007 at 9:52 AM
Oh thank you!!! I was so scared to even have plant babies till now!! I mean can you blame me? They turned out so flippin ugly!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#45 Old 7th Nov 2007 at 7:45 PM
Given how my first two (including the packaged Daisy) turned out, no I can't blame you Glad you like the alternatives

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Lab Assistant
#46 Old 10th Nov 2007 at 4:14 AM
It's...just so beautiful...

Sorry. I get emotional when I see something like this. THANKS SO MUCH!
Field Researcher
#47 Old 14th Nov 2007 at 7:15 AM Last edited by whitesiren : 14th Nov 2007 at 7:52 AM.
Yay! I love your replacement! (I like the first of yours personally, but thanks for making two!)
I've only recently been allowing my sims to "live" out their lives, (aging and such) but I've always wanted to have plantsims babies, so now it's great! Yay! Pretty plantsims! Thanks so much!

I wonder why the guy there doesn't have the plantsim skin, but is the spawning factor...

Oh! Do I have to delete any plantsims I've made, since they draw form this guy? Like what about the Greenman family?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#48 Old 16th Nov 2007 at 9:44 PM
Whoops, missed that one didn't I? Never mind, replied to your PM instead For anyone else wondering, these are just like the CAS face replacements or PTs - no existing sprouts will be affected, corrupted etc. This just affects the new ones

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Test Subject
#49 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 5:02 AM
nice idea, but somehow it messed up my plantsims. ever since i installed it, all plantsims constantly have object errors, and i end up having to delete them. i tried deleting the file in my download folder, and it didn't change. after i did that, my new plantsim babies were breathtaking but can't exist for more than a second without having an object error. i'm trying reinstalling your file and see if that works. anyone had the same problem?
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