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-Fighting the Fade- Toddler Default Replacements (Now Without Shoes Too!)

by Phaenoh Posted 27th Aug 2007 at 4:31 PM - Updated 10th Sep 2008 at 1:02 AM by Phaenoh
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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.
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Update: I've added a version without the shoes! In my catalog, all 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!)

Hurray! My 20th Post!

The toddler onesies always seemed so faded to me, so, since I learned how to make default replacements, I decided to take care of that. I boosted the contrast by +25% in each of the outfits, this makes things a little brighter and all the different lines stand out more. Personally, I always thought the original versions looked like they had gone through the washing machine too many times, but since sims don't wash their clothes, it didn't make sense to me. 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 also have a set out that deals with those silly striped toddler outfits. You can find that set 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 not to!

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.

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Size: 770.2 KB · Downloads: 2,902 · 9th Dec 2007
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Size: 684.6 KB · Downloads: 3,379 · 27th Aug 2007
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 7:54 PM
I never thought about it before but these look much better than those old faded ones. Thanks!
#3 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 9:08 PM
The difference is just noticeable enough to make a difference. Great job!
#4 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 9:14 PM
Brilliant! And I mean that literally. Thank you for sharing these with us.

Lab Assistant
#5 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 9:22 PM
Thanks, I agree on that one!

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Original Poster
#6 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 9:38 PM
welcome welcomes!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 8:17 PM
Thanks, I had not really thought about it either but these are wonderful.

Sometimes the things you think you want the most turn out be those you need the least.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 10:30 PM
Now they look more colourful. Thanks for this. :D:D

You had eyes to see.
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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 4:38 AM
This is one of those things that never bothered me... until I saw your replacements, then I had to have them. Very nice.

(Also, I love the way the toddlers are grinning in the 'after' shots.)
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Original Poster
#10 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 5:14 AM
Originally Posted by falln_angel
(Also, I love the way the toddlers are grinning in the 'after' shots.)

I was wondering who the first person to mention that would be!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 1:56 PM
Much cuter! Thanks, Phaenoh. My toddlers will be a lot happier in their brighter outfits.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 11:33 PM
Fawn is a very clever toddler--and obviously has great taste! I like that these now look "new," instead of like garage-sale bargains.

"Don't harsh my melon." -- Alexis Denisof
#13 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 7:50 AM
I'd never really noticed this before, but they really do look a bunch cheerier don't they? Love it, thanks!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 6th Feb 2008 at 9:27 AM
I've been searching for something like this
thanks for sharing

she just laid there motionless as if she no longer could breathe as if her life as just ended

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 9th Apr 2008 at 4:07 PM
Brighter is good. Thanks for making these. I especially like the no shoes part, because I can't imagine toddlers needing shoes for bed.
Test Subject
23rd Nov 2008 at 7:26 AM
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Test Subject
#16 Old 17th Jan 2009 at 2:25 PM
I always just thought Maxis was stupid and did the footie jammies all wrong. I mean, where the hell do you get one-piece baby jammies that *don't* also cover the feet as part of the outfit? They have this weird soft soft rubber bumpy pad sewn where the "soles" of the shoes would be. No need for shoes at all, the outfit covered the feet.

But, wow, I didn't realise the jammies were that faded!
#17 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 3:51 AM
Brighter = happier!

By the time you read this you've already read it. ;)
Test Subject
#18 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 3:10 PM
Much nicer! Love your work - thanks for sharing!