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-Sports Bra for Grandma- Old Swimsuits Recycled as Undies, Default Replacements

by Phaenoh Posted 24th Sep 2007 at 12:24 AM - Updated 16th Oct 2008 at 4:45 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.
Update: FreeTime did something wonky the blue suit, it put them back in the swim category. Thanks to CarmeeKitty, I found out that this outfit is the career outfit for level 1, the 'Fish Chummer'. To counteract this, I have made decustomized copies of these outfit, and removed my defaults from them. The one labeled 'FreeTime' has only the blue outfit decustomized, the third .rar has them all decustomized and left the original swimsuits intact. If you download the third .rar (the one I'm currently advocating and supporting) then you do not need to download any other mover files. It's easier! Sorry for any inconvenience.

I don't think I need to say anything about Maxis only giving us three undies for grandma, and them all being the same relatively ugly style. To remedy this problem, I took three of grandma's ugly swimsuits and recycled them into undies. The install is a bit complicated, so listen closely. First, you can have some pics:

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.

Install Instructions:
Inside the .rar are 2 folders. You don't need the folders but I gave them helpful names to remind you where to put things. The two files need to go in different places!! One of the files goes in your regular downloads folder. This one changes the outfit. It will make the swimsuit look like the picture. The other file moves the outfit into the underwear section. You need to put the file here:

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Bon Voyage\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins (or whichever is your highest expansion pack folder).

You can put this file in your Downloads folder, but if you do, the delete button will be enabled in CAS and Body Shop. Do NOT delete them in CAS or Body Shop. Doing so may corrupt some of your game files. To remove the outfits from your Underwear bin, delete these package files from where you installed them to.


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Additional Credits:
To May (my model), she fainted when I told her I wanted to do underwear shots next. She is getting over her modesty, but its a sad thing to see such a proper lady fall. I feel bad about it.

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: 97.1 KB · Downloads: 731 · 16th Oct 2008
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Size: 236.0 KB · Downloads: 1,035 · 15th Mar 2008
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Size: 113.3 KB · Downloads: 1,764 · 24th Sep 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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#2 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 7:15 PM
i completly love everything you make and have downlaoded it all. its all so wonderfull and mixis-ey which is what i like
thank you!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 7:18 PM
I really like these skins. Though is there any chance of you releasing them not as defaults but as regular costum content? Cos I kinda like the original swimsuits too.
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#4 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 8:09 PM
Originally Posted by TheSilverLining
I really like these skins. Though is there any chance of you releasing them not as defaults but as regular costum content? Cos I kinda like the original swimsuits too.
Someone else asked that a month or two back. My answer is still the same. No, I'm not going to make a second version, however, YOU can do it yourself! Download my versions and install (atleast the one that goes in the downloads folder). Then open up bodyshop and export my versions. This will create a CC copy. Import it back into your game (without editing it) and you will have it! Then go and delete my default version and you are back to having maxis stuff with mine as regular CC. Enjoy!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 8:19 PM
Great idea, Phaenoh! Thank you!! :D

Quick question though: does this replace the elders' undies or their swimsuits?
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#6 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 8:47 PM
Assuming you put both files in the correct place it will steal the three elder swimsuits from swimwear, hack them up into underwear, and then deposit them safely again in the underwear category. You will end up with 6 Underwears and I think 8 Swimwears when everything is all said and done. As opposed to 3 and 12(?).
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 8:48 PM
Great one Phaenoh! Thanks a million!

You had eyes to see.
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Field Researcher
#8 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 8:49 PM
Oh, okay, thanks.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 10:47 PM
I Love You I Love You I Love You!!!!
Test Subject
#10 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 2:14 AM
^^ Hello! I love your default replacements, they're all wonderful. I use almost all of them in my game. I was wondering though - does the putting clothes into C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Bon Voyage\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins work on everything or just things specially for it? I don't want to break my game, but it would be cool to get the clothes to just show up randomly in townies.
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#11 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 2:50 AM
The files that go in the bins folder just mess with your clothing catalog. They don't do anything else. If you put regular CC in there, they will not show up. There are separate files, and the only things that are supposed to go into the Bins folder (that I know of) are Property Sets and the like (if you don't use SimPE you will have no idea what I'm talking about, basically it is a file that says for this outfit go grab this mesh and that texture, its only part of the outfit). The actual textures and meshes still have to go in your downloads folder.
Test Subject
#12 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 7:23 PM
I love all your default replacements and have most of them in my game. I just grabbed these today and was checking through to make sure everything is showing up right. I put the folders in the correct places, but for some reason, the pink and yellow are showing up properly in the underwear section but the blue one is still in swimwear. I'm not sure what would cause that. The only thing different than what you have up there is that I put the file in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Free Time\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins since Free Time is my most recent expansion. I wouldn't think that to make a difference though. Sorry for such a long post. I just wondered if you have any ideas why the blue is in the swimwear section. Thanks!
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#13 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 11:44 PM
Not sure what to tell you, I just checked mine and it works fine for me (though I'm not using the exact same mod I gave out, mine is combined with all the rest I've made). Do you have any other clothing catalog mods? FreeTime folder should be fine, I haven't moved mine yet, but if anything it should work better being in a more up to date folder.

Ok, I just moved it and got the same problem you did. Maybe one of the new career's (oceanography) uses it as work clothes? If thats the case we are in trouble, otherwise I'll make a mod up to move it. Try putting the package in a BV, in theory that shouldn't change anything, but give it a shot.
Test Subject
#14 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 12:07 AM
I put it in BV and it didn't work. So, since it's only one outfit and quite simple, I just exported it in Body Shop and put it back in as undies. Thanks though for checking it for me!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 9:49 PM
Ooh, pretty.

And it's gone, baby, gone.
#16 Old 26th Mar 2008 at 1:16 PM
Thanks so much for this!...I love your work and appreciate you sharing them here. Thank you. Also, it's adorable the way you include your models "reactions" in your posts; they make me smile.

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Field Researcher
#17 Old 9th Apr 2008 at 3:45 PM
I cannot imagine anyone wearing these as swimwear, but that's just me. My elder ladies are few and far between. I have Lauren and Joan. My sister has Marisa and Lindsey. They are matriarcs of big families. Lauren has three sons, twenty grandchildren, and so far nineteen great-grandkids, but twelve of her grandkids aren't married yet. Joan has three children (two sons, one daughter), twenty-one grandkids, and sixteen great-grandkids, though fifteen aren't married yet, they got stopped up in college by a young lady who is betrothed to a young man (he just became a teen, but don't worry, they're just friends right now).
I love the stuff you do. I am only just now downloading them, but that is because I have been worrying about my sisters reactions to replacements. She freaked out when she saw the adult ladies PJ replacement (kind of what happened, not a dislike just surprise), but she got over it so I think I'm okay. Besides my sims wear these things too, and some of them they will be wearing more, because now I like them.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 26th Sep 2008 at 1:53 PM
I love that you're de-uglifying eAxis stuff. Keep up the great work!

God loved the birds and created trees. Man loved the birds and created cages -Jaques Duvall
Test Subject
#19 Old 24th Nov 2011 at 5:40 PM
Well, since it's the last of your default replacements that I'm dowloading (I've already downloaded the rest of them!) then I'll say this for all your uploads - they're wonderful! =D I love your style much better than what we got in the base game >< Why are the originals so ugly? ;;

I also wanted to say that surprisingly, I didn't need to put anything in the .bin folder to make the new undies move into the undies section O.O Same for other downloads which required this... I put everything in the downloads folder and they work perfectly =3 I guess my computer is special then? XD

Anyway, thank you so much for making my sims' wardrobe look prettier *-*
26th Feb 2012 at 2:45 PM
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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 5th May 2012 at 3:15 AM
I just ignore the 'it does not go in the downloads folder, it goes in' part whenever I download them. Maybe it's 'cuz I'm lazy? I'm just like Usagi (Sailor Moon/Serena/Bunny in Japanese) back to topic: THANK YOU so much!!!
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#21 Old 5th May 2012 at 6:39 PM
If you put them in your downloads folder opposed to where I've instructed them, your moved Maxis clothes will have a CC Star on them and they will have the Delete button enabled. If you click the delete button, there is a good chance you will corrupt your game.