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CF Seasons Dress - Alpha Flowers Fix

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 19th Jul 2007 at 12:43 PM - Updated 16th Nov 2008 at 9:20 PM by CatOfEvilGenius
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[size=4][color=indigo][b]What This Does:[/header1]

This very small file is not really a hack... all it does is fix the problem with the one cute little puff-sleeved dress for girls that came with Seasons. There was a problem with the linking of the material definitions, so instead of cutting out the alpha for the flowers on the sash and sandals, it would make those parts the same colour as the sim's skin - which looked really weird. This was due to, well, a mistake on Maxis's part, but this will fix it.

This file will not change any recolours you have made or downloaded for this outfit - only the 5 Maxis originals. Any new recolours you make after installing this file should have proper alpha flowers, and will not require this file for your recolours to work with proper alpha flowers for other people.

I'm not sure if it'll fix the flowers on any girls in your game currently wearing the outfit, so if you find the flowers are still skin-coloured after installing, change your girl's clothes into something else and then back into the dress.


Thanks to Quaxi and everyone who has contributed to the development of SimPE. Thanks also to Nouk for pointing me in the right direction for the original files to default-replace. And as always, a huge thanks to the rest of the MTS2 staff, especially Delphy, for giving me a place to learn how to do interesting stuff for pixel dollies.

Age: Child
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Default Replacement Maxis Fixed
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 Seasons
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 922 Bytes · Downloads: 7,669 · 19th Jul 2007
922 Bytes 7,669 19th Jul 2007
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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#2 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 12:47 PM Last edited by JLonier : 19th Jul 2007 at 12:55 PM.
Yay for HP-ness (I did hyphenate)! Thank you! Looks soo much better!

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#3 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 12:46 PM
Thanks, HP! :D
Didn't actually notice the problem though. I love these dresses...
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#4 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 12:56 PM
I never noticed. But now I see it and I'm glad you made this fix! Thank you.
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#5 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 1:00 PM
Never noticed it but if it fixes a problem in my game with that dress i'll download.

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#6 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 1:51 PM Last edited by JLonier : 19th Jul 2007 at 3:36 PM. Reason: is a thanks
Thanks, this is really useful.

#7 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 3:26 PM
Finally, I was hoping somebody would fix this! That irritated the heck out of me.

Thank you!

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#8 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 5:48 PM
I've had Seasons from the day it was released and didn't even know this dress existed. My Sims haven't been having many girls and I've not been making any fresh families.
I've just gone and checked it in BodyShop and it looks messy. Thank you for this fix.

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#9 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 7:51 PM
Thanks so much, HP

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#10 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 8:49 PM
That made me nuts, I'm glad you figured out how to fix it - I knew I could fix it in recolors, but errors like that make me twitch :P

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#11 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 12:02 AM
What WOULD we do without you, HP? Thanks for this.

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#12 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 3:46 AM
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#13 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 8:23 AM
I hadn't even noticed, but now that I know about it, it will bother me, so I have to download this now. LOL!
#14 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 4:55 PM
I´m glad you found out and fixed it. Very thankful thanks!
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#15 Old 21st Jul 2007 at 10:00 PM
Thanks! You're awesome! :O)
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#16 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 8:23 PM
Hadn't noticed the problem till I saw this, but it's gonna drive me insane from now on...*downloads* Thanks!
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#17 Old 29th Jul 2007 at 1:51 AM
If I make recolours of this dress after I've installed this fix, will Body Shop include your file in the upload? I'm just wondering if I need to remove it from my Downloads before making recolours in Body Shop. I post on the Exchange, so I didn't want to step on any toes...
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#18 Old 29th Jul 2007 at 9:59 AM
fakepeeps7 - You would want to put my file in before making your recolours, and no, it won't include my file. What it will do is use the settings that I have told it to use for the originals, so your recolours will also be fixed. You could then remove my file from your downloads and your recolours would still be fixed - just not the originals. Go ahead and make your recolours and they'll work fine for anyone who has Seasons, fixed flower and all... but consider posting your work here if you've been doing some nice stuff. You'll get much better exposure than the Exchange. Try using our Creator Feedback Forum to post some pics up first and get some input.

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#19 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 7:50 PM
Thank you so much!! I tried to make a dress using the mesh and then it just ended up looking awful because of that glitch!
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#20 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:51 AM
Thanks, HP, for fixing a problem that should have never happened to begin with! ;o)
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 13th Nov 2007 at 3:08 AM
What a big improvement! I always knew there was something wrong with them... Thanks so much! :D

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25th Jan 2008 at 4:22 PM Last edited by GrayDragonfly : 25th Jan 2008 at 7:07 PM.
This message has been deleted by GrayDragonfly. Reason: Figured out issue on own!
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#22 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 11:26 AM
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#23 Old 18th Jul 2014 at 6:20 AM
Thank you for those wonderful shoes that match the dress my little Sims will enjoy these.