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-Softening the Stripes- Toddler Default Replacements (Now Without Shoes Too!)

by Phaenoh Posted 25th Aug 2007 at 4:30 PM - Updated 10th Sep 2008 at 1:04 AM by Phaenoh
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update: I've added a version without the shoes! In my catalog, these outfits are pjs, so wearing shoes to bed was a little weird. I've left the old version up in case you really dig the sneakers or if these are still everyday outfits for you. Enjoy! (I've also updated my other toddler outfits so go check out that thread for more sneaker-less onesies!)

I've always disliked the silly toddler black and colored striped outfits. Now that I've learned how to make default replacements, I decided to take care of this irritant. I've changed each of the black stripes to a darker shade of the other color. It's similar to the original, but enough of a change to make me happy. Perhaps they will make you happy too.

These are DEFAULT REPLACEMENTS, meaning, when you place them in your downloads folder, they will act as Maxis clothing, completely replacing their counterparts. This includes sims currently wearing them. If you want to remove mine and return to the maxis versions, just delete my package from your downloads folder. Btw, if you want your clothing catalog images to reflect these changes, delete your thumbnails folder: C:\Documents and Settings\(yourname)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Thumbnails. The game will generate new ones. If you want not default versions, check out this thread of mine.

I now have a set out that brightens up all the other toddler outfits just a little bit (makes them look brand new instead of one too many times through the washer). Check them out here.

BTW, I've got more default replacements, check them out here !


Additional Credits:
My thanks to HP for explaining the process of creating Default Replacement Clothes, and to my model, Fawn, for knowing which outfits to smile for and which to not!

Clothing Type:
Clothing Style:
      No Style: None of the below styles
Other Type:
      Not Applicable
Maxis Flags:
      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.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 354.6 KB · Downloads: 2,758 · 9th Dec 2007
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Size: 304.3 KB · Downloads: 3,843 · 25th Aug 2007
304.3 KB 3,843 25th 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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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 26th Aug 2007 at 1:15 AM
Thanks this makes a great difference.
#3 Old 26th Aug 2007 at 5:51 PM
Yay! Now my toddlers won't look like little jail birds! ^_^ Thank you very much.
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Original Poster
#4 Old 27th Aug 2007 at 3:44 AM
Very welcome everyone!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 9:01 AM
YAY thank you thank you THANK YOU! I hated the other ones they were just ugly somehow and now they look so nice. :D

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 10:04 AM
These look so much better! I don't know what maxis was thinking with those dark colors.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 10:44 PM
These are so much better! Thank you so much!
#8 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 12:12 AM
Wow, thats alot nicer on the eyes and they look alot cuter now. Thanks

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Test Subject
#9 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 3:30 AM
Thank you so much for this!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 1st Sep 2007 at 2:58 AM
This is a great improvement. Thank you for doing this.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 4th Sep 2007 at 7:45 PM
Wow they do look better that the original. Thanks. I've tried do some changes and it's too technical for me. So hats off to people like you who have. Nice work.
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#12 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 8:08 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now my toddlers won't have to look like wasps anymore! :D
27th Nov 2007 at 6:53 AM
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Original Poster
#13 Old 27th Nov 2007 at 7:07 AM
Thank YOU for commenting! I get overly excited when I see I have new replies...
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 24th Jan 2008 at 1:43 AM
Thank you! These are really cute. I noticed when I opened them in SimPE & looked at the texture file that there's a pink one. How can I get it to show up?
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Original Poster
#15 Old 24th Jan 2008 at 2:13 AM
Use body shop to make a new one and copy and paste the texture. Maxis never completed that outfit. I just put it in there in case they ever came back to finish it (yeah right!)
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 24th Jan 2008 at 3:44 AM
Ah ok. I always wondered why the image showed up in my sims.packgage (I forgot what number it was) but the property set for it never showed up in the Skins package. BTW, I love you're work.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 11:28 PM
Yeah, these dark ones always reminded me of the Addams Family. Pugsley. >>

And it's gone, baby, gone.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 9th Apr 2008 at 4:11 PM
Didn't really think much about these, mostly because I just avoided them, but these look better and I definately like no shoes.
Forum Resident
#19 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 3:16 PM Last edited by IrishGrace : 24th Apr 2008 at 3:21 PM.
Thank you for making the ones without shoes... I have one of the mods that rearranges the catalog which put all of these into PJs and I couldn't use them anymore because of the shoes... this is great!

ETA: Just realized that it's *your* catalog rearrangement mod I have :p

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#20 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 4:22 PM
Originally Posted by IrishGrace
ETA: Just realized that it's *your* catalog rearrangement mod I have :p
lol, yeah, I take care of my own. Glad you like them!
Field Researcher
#21 Old 5th May 2008 at 4:35 AM
Wow, thank you! I just found your replacements project, and it look like I'm actually going to use Maxis content now. lol

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Test Subject
23rd Nov 2008 at 5:45 PM
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#22 Old 7th Mar 2009 at 7:16 AM
You have some serious skillz :D
Test Subject
#23 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 6:10 AM
There's a positive cosmic force abouts! Thank you very much for these!
#24 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 3:51 AM
i wasn't feelin' the black stripes. Thanks for fixing that.

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