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Phaenoh's Great Clothing Migration Catalog Edit (outdated)

by Phaenoh Posted 1st Aug 2007 at 4:55 PM - Updated 15th Oct 2008 at 8:20 PM by Phaenoh
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This mod is no longer being updated. It has been completely overhauled and is now available here.

Update: Fixed a rare compatibility issue involving the base game clothes. If you have noticed anything weird with the base game clothes (about half of what was moved using this mod) please re-download the base game file. (Don't forget, each rar has DIFFERENT things in it, you need to download EACH one for EACH EP you have! They DON"T overlap!) - Aug. 28, 2007


After learning how to completely move Maxis clothing from one category to another, I went crazy and did it for ALL clothing that was bugging me because it didn't belong in that category.

This is what I use for MY game now. I will not be doing another version of it. However, I figured I could at least share with you all. For your convenience I have subdivided this mod into MANY TINY LITTLE PIECES. This was done for you, in case you didn't like were some clothes ended up. Please download each .rar files for each expansion that you have. If you download things that you don't have, the clothes will not show up magically, sorry. Yes, I know there isn't a Pets version, but that's because Pets did not add any new clothes. Or at least ones that I thought should be moved. Each .rar contains clothes divided by age and gender. That way, if you think a women's dress should have stayed in formal, then you can removed the file labeled afEPnameCatalogEdit.package and still reap the benefits of having your toddler clothing from that EP recategorized. I didn't go as far as making each article of clothing individual, because thats just a little extreme, don't you think?

I included screenshots of your toddler's clothing selection for pjs and outwear, cuz everybody likes to look at tot clothes.



Now, on to the nitty-gritty:

This game mod will clash with any other mod that does the same thing. The ones that I know about happen to be my Athleticwear Mod (don't worry, that one is included in this pack anyways) and prolly fanseelamb's Outerwear Mod. One exception. fanseelamb has a version that includes the OFB costumes in outerwear. I didn't touch those customs (except the toddler bear outfits) so you can do what you want with those. If you find that you don't like what I did to your catalog, remove what you didn't like. If you hated all of it, may I suggest the two links above as alternatives?

Installation Instructions:
Make a subfolder in the following location and put the files there instead of in your Downloads folder. C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Seasons\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins (or whichever is your highest expansion pack folder).

You can put these files in your Downloads folder, but if you do, the delete button will be enabled in CAS and Body Shop. They will also not move the clothing and it will all be treated as custom content. Do NOT delete them in CAS or Body Shop. Doing so may corrupt some of your game files. To remove, delete the files themselves from the folder you put them into.

Enjoy!
-Phaenoh


Additional Credits:
To fanseelamb for doing the Outerwear version that I based my Athleticwear version off of, and explaining to me a few of the reasons why it wouldn't work at first and explained how to make the file size smaller.

fanseelamb is sensei

Type:
      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.
      Maxis Content Recategorizers

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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
Phaenoh-SeasonsClothingCatalogEdit.rar

Size: 7.4 KB · Downloads: 1,671 · 1st Aug 2007
7.4 KB 1,671 1st Aug 2007
Phaenoh-OFBClothingCatalogEdit.rar

Size: 1.4 KB · Downloads: 1,429 · 1st Aug 2007
1.4 KB 1,429 1st Aug 2007
Phaenoh-NightlifeClothingCatalogEdit.rar

Size: 2.4 KB · Downloads: 1,505 · 1st Aug 2007
2.4 KB 1,505 1st Aug 2007
Phaenoh-UniversityClothingCatalogEdit.rar

Size: 802 Bytes · Downloads: 1,458 · 1st Aug 2007
802 Bytes 1,458 1st Aug 2007
Phaenoh-BaseGameClothingCatalogEdit.rar

Size: 12.7 KB · Downloads: 1,815 · 1st Aug 2007
12.7 KB 1,815 1st Aug 2007
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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 1st Aug 2007 at 6:29 PM
This may just be me, but I'm afraid I don't understand what the mod -does- to the clothes. Does it move them to another category or removes them from view completely?

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Original Poster
#3 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 6:38 PM
It moves them to another category. Sorry if this wasn't clear.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 7:15 PM
Oooo, this is great! I hate when toddlers run around all day in pjs.
I'll be downloading this as soon as they're back up - Thank you!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 12:45 AM
This is excellent, thank you! But just to clarify-- if I don't download your Seasons edit file, am I still able to use your other ones with fanseelamb's Outerwear mod since they aren't affecting the same clothes?

Sorry if this is a silly question.
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Original Poster
#6 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 1:12 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 2nd Aug 2007 at 1:19 AM.
No, they are more than likely affecting the same clothes. I catagorized the clothes by which expansion pack they came out with. I'd be willing to bet that fanseelamb and I overlapped.

Actually, you bring up a valid point. I don't know what happens if you don't have Seasons. I know in the base game one I've moved some clothes to outerwear.

EDIT: I've changed the compatibility now, I'm pretty darn sure you need seasons. Otherwise, your 'outwear' clothes will just be missing from your catalog. Or it might do something worse, I dunno. If anyone wants to test that theory, because they don't want to see all their coats at all, be my guest. But don't say I didn't warn you. If this doesn't do anything but make them disappear, then I would strongly suggest to everyone in this situation to still download it and only use the toddler edits. See the pictures. Your pjs would look like whats above (and all of those would be missing from everyday) and you wouldn't have any of the clothes in the outwear picture at all. (Goodbye animal suits!)
Test Subject
#7 Old 11th Aug 2007 at 7:52 AM
Hey, I like those mods and now I will try yours. But in the end everyone has own ideas what to put where. So do you know if there is a tutorial somewhere how to move/hide/show maxis clothes? I would like to do my own version.
But anyway, thanks!
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Original Poster
#8 Old 11th Aug 2007 at 6:38 PM
The tutorial I found most helpful was how to unlock the hidden clothing. You have to extrapolate on it a bit, but its the same process. Instead of changing a clothings 'flags' you change the category number.

Have a linky --> http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=38392
Test Subject
#9 Old 11th Aug 2007 at 6:56 PM
Thanks a lot, Phaenoh, I will try it!
Test Subject
#10 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 5:32 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 17th Aug 2007 at 5:50 AM. Reason: off topic
Thats cool!
Forum Resident
#11 Old 25th Aug 2007 at 10:00 PM
Thank you Phenoh. I'm going to try it soon!
Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Aug 2007 at 1:03 PM
Thank you soo much! I had pass a lot of time to change the categorie with bodyshop... I'm to maniac! lol
And you find a solution. You are wonderfull!

Kiss
Field Researcher
#13 Old 10th Sep 2007 at 2:42 AM
Quote:
You can put these files in your Downloads folder, but if you do, the delete button will be enabled in CAS and Body Shop. They will also not move the clothing and it will all be treated as custom content.


Could you explain what you mean by "not move the clothing"? Do you mean that it doesn't move it to the new category? But then that doesn't make sense.

FYI, you forgot to delete the .bak files from the Base game upload.

Running: Sims2, Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons, BV, FT & AL. Patched.
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Original Poster
#14 Old 10th Sep 2007 at 4:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by magicmoon
Could you explain what you mean by "not move the clothing"? Do you mean that it doesn't move it to the new category? But then that doesn't make sense. FYI, you forgot to delete the .bak files from the Base game upload.
If you place it in your downloads folder instead of the Bins folder, it won't remove the clothing from the old category, just add it to the new one. And yeah, about the .bak, sometimes I forget about it. You don't need it, just delete it.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 8:58 AM
Does one of these banish the icky little tuxedos to formal-wear? It's strange that the game will only acknowledge formal and swimwear for toddlers once you change something to those catogories in simpe. Clearly they were programed to exist anyway.
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Original Poster
#16 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 6:37 PM
No, I didn't move those, I was thinking about it, but there is no way to change a toddlers outfit to formal (without using boolProp) yet. I was working on modding the changing table to include that, but I've yet to have much success with it. When I get that working, I will release a version that addresses the toddler formal outfits.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 12:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
If you place it in your downloads folder instead of the Bins folder, it won't remove the clothing from the old category, just add it to the new one. And yeah, about the .bak, sometimes I forget about it. You don't need it, just delete it.


I put it in the Bins folder, yet some of the items that have been 'moved' are showing up in both categories. The toddler clothes seemed to have moved properly, but, there is a little girl's dress/coat with boots that is now showing up in the outdoor category, but yet Maxis assigned it as an everyday dress when a toddler aged.

Were some items just supposed to appear in both categories?

Running: Sims2, Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons, BV, FT & AL. Patched.
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Original Poster
#18 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 1:18 AM
Is it in your highest EP bins folder? Does the outfit you mentioned actually show up in the catalog in both places, or just when a toddler ages it picks one of the things that should be moved?
Scholar
#19 Old 9th Oct 2007 at 4:00 AM
Thank you so much!! :D

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Field Researcher
#20 Old 29th Oct 2007 at 2:38 PM
Firstly, thanks for these mods!

Secondly, I understand the whole "conflicting" deal with other clothing-mover mods, but am I okay to use ones for Family Fun, Glamor Life & HM Fashions (also from MTS2) as your mods don't seem to "cover" those SPs?

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Original Poster
#21 Old 29th Oct 2007 at 5:22 PM
right, I don't have any of the stuff packs, so i didn't include them here! As long as the only clothes those mods move are actually from the stuff packs and they didn't add in any 'bonus' ones from eps then you will be fine. technically, these types of mods don't really 'conflict' with each other anyways. having more than one won't make your computer explode or anything. the only thing that will happen if one clothes is assigned to two different places through these types of mods, its anyone's guess which category that article of clothing will actually show up in.
Test Subject
#22 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 10:09 AM
Yey! I got Seasons a week ago and have just installed this mod. It works great! I love the moved athletic wear, and was ecstatic to see more than one mesh avaliable in the girl's formal wear category. :D
Field Researcher
#23 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 1:30 AM
alright! im excited! i just got seasons installed yesterday so im happy i can get my stuff orginzied better
Field Researcher
#24 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 8:52 PM
Thank you so much, I've never understood what EA is thinking with putting certian clothes in certian catagories. This makes much more sense!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 5:46 AM
::bows to your greatness:: Maxis should pay you to clean up their mistakes!
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