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-Insane Swimsuits- Women's Swimsuits Default Replacements

by Phaenoh Posted 29th Sep 2007 at 4:52 AM - Updated 10th Sep 2008 at 1:38 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.
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Dear lord there are a lot of women's swimsuits. The title 'Insane' is referring to my own state of mind at the completion of this project; the swimsuits themselves are actually quite tame. These are the last swimsuit default replacements I will ever have to do (I did a Men's Set and a Children's Set already)! HURRAY I"M DONE!

Each different style/cut of swimsuit is in its own little package, so you don't have to replace all the swimsuits, just the ones you don't like. I wasn't originally going to do all of them, but then I overheard/read some people commenting on how they avoided some of them like the plague, so I did them all. Sorry that the pictures are kinda tiny, you try cramming 38 swimsuits into 8 pictures. That means I'll just have to give a detailed description of what is different, for those who have trouble seeing.

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.

Double Clasp Suits: These were the ones that looked like a one-piece from the front and a two-piece from the back. They were the ones that prompted me to do the women's suits in the first place. I HATED THEM. They received a standard one-piece cut, with a circle cutout in the back. Black edging lines were added and the colors changed and a spiffy gradient was also added. These guys took forever, lots of headaches, they aren't 'perfect' but I NEVER WANT TO REVISIT THEM EVER. Hope you like them, I at least think they are better than the originals, and at this point (insane, remember?) thats good enough for me.



Flower Suits: Not much of a change, just added a touch of a different color through the suit, much more hip and fresh and ready for BV.



String Bikinis (Pictured below in thumbnails): Hated the colors, cut was interesting. The brown became black, and the burgundy became red.


Suits: These were just ugly colors. I gave them new colors and then still thought they were a little lackluster, so they got white edging added to them.



Wave Tankinis: These I liked just the way they were, but for those who didn't like the original tankini cut, I shorten them to be bikinis instead.


If that isn't enough then, I've got ONE MORE SURPRISE for you.
YA suits! I didn't change them at all, but the included a package will add these YA suits (assuming you have Uni) into your Adult Women's Swimwear bin. Remember, that package DOES NOT go into your downloads folder!

Place them directly, or 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 Bon Voyage\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins (or whichever is your highest expansion pack folder).

Enjoy!
-Phaenoh

P.S. I love reading comments, leave me a couple?

Additional Credits:
To everyone who helped me figure out what was going screwy with one of my packages over in a help thread, still never was able to include the bumpmap, but it doesn't look too bad with the original. Thanks again guys!

And to Sephira, my teen model, she was able to find some time in her busy schedule to help me model. Thank you!

Age: Teen Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Swimwear
Clothing Style: No Style
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.

Sims 2
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Phaenoh-YAswimsuitsAFenabled.rar

Size: 521 Bytes · Downloads: 4,359 · 29th Sep 2007
521 Bytes 4,359 29th Sep 2007
Phaenoh-afWaveTankiniDefaultReplacements.rar

Size: 296.6 KB · Downloads: 5,398 · 29th Sep 2007
296.6 KB 5,398 29th Sep 2007
Phaenoh-afSwimsuitDefaultReplacements.rar

Size: 214.6 KB · Downloads: 5,762 · 29th Sep 2007
214.6 KB 5,762 29th Sep 2007
Phaenoh-afStingBinkiniDefaultReplacements.rar

Size: 101.5 KB · Downloads: 5,542 · 29th Sep 2007
101.5 KB 5,542 29th Sep 2007
Phaenoh-afFlowerSwimsuitDefaultReplacements.rar

Size: 214.1 KB · Downloads: 5,406 · 29th Sep 2007
214.1 KB 5,406 29th Sep 2007
Phaenoh-afDoubleClaspSwimsuitDefaultReplacements.rar

Size: 295.7 KB · Downloads: 6,394 · 29th Sep 2007
295.7 KB 6,394 29th 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 30th Sep 2007 at 9:44 PM
OMFG you read my mind. I was just thinking that I would like some of the swimsuits replaced, but not all. Def taking the flowers, both sets of one-pieces (wow the colours are nice), and tankinis. I appreciate what you did with the strappy string bikinis and I'm glad you left the other bikinis alone because I like those ones. I don't have Uni, so no YAs for me.
AWESOME

I basically just like to play uglacies.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 12:36 AM
Thank you, Phaenoh, for separating each type. I don't have much of a problem with most of the female Maxis swimsuits, but I loved the "suit" replacements you made, with the trim and the nicer colors, so I just downloaded that. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 4:13 AM
Wow, these are all fantastic. Thank you SO much! I HATED the double-clasp ones, I KNOW that style doesn't look that bad in real life. I like the tankinis the way they are (though what you did with them was nice, especially taking that hideous purple-rainbow one and making it grey) but I did take everything else.

THANKYOU!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#5 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 5:39 AM
I've never actually seen the doubleclasp style in real life, so I wouldn't know. I'm much more familar with the cut that I gave them instead, very swimteam race like. I liked the tankinis the way they were too, and i didn't even mind that purple rainbow one that much, but that was one of the ones that I heard people complaining about, so i had to change it somehow. I tried just shortening it, but that didn't actually work, so i borrowed a texture from one of the others and made it black and white.

Thanks for the comments everyone, they really make my day!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:07 AM
Thank you! I cant wait to try these out. So much better than maxis style aka ugly style.

You had eyes to see.
Need help with that rusty tool? x-x
Test Subject
#7 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 4:09 PM
I've downloaded both of the suit packages - they badly needed work done to them and I think you've done a fantastic job. Can't wait to see them in game. Not sure whether I want to change the tanks, but what I love about your work is it's so easy to change my mind and take your changes back out! That's almost as important as the changes themselves! Great work. I have almost all of your stuff in my game and it makes a huge difference.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 4:59 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! i have all your defaults and they make my game so much more liveable!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 6:26 PM
Thank you so much for these! I was just thinking about replacing the swimsuits...I have all your other replacement packages and they're just wonderful!

Now all we need is decent replacement bras for teen girls...and adult women too, I guess...
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#10 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 7:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jersey Princess
Now all we need is decent replacement bras for teen girls...and adult women too, I guess...
HUSH!!!!!! DON"T SPOIL THE SURPRISES!!! ;-)
Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 7:43 PM
Thank you for this! Much needed improvements! And thank you for splitting them up
Test Subject
#12 Old 3rd Oct 2007 at 4:51 AM
I really love your default replacements, I have nearly all of them in my game now! Very much appreciated. I just wanted to say though, deleting my thumbnails folder doesn't refresh the maxis icons for me, I don't know why.. but ctrl+right click on the thumbnail in the game works fine, and is much less of a hassle to those of us who only need to refresh a few of the thumbnails at a time. Thank you again for your hard work in making our clothes look so much better! (by the way, I'd love to see what you could come up with for athletic wear)
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#13 Old 4th Oct 2007 at 12:45 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 2nd Feb 2008 at 1:27 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenbean
but ctrl+right click on the thumbnail in the game works fine, and is much less of a hassle to those of us who only need to refresh a few of the thumbnails at a time.
Good tip!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenbean
(by the way, I'd love to see what you could come up with for athletic wear)
Sorry, Athleticwear is fine the way it is, however, I have a game mod that moves some clothes to that category so you have more to choose from, and I'll be doing another one of those sets here soon as well. Have a linky --> http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=241850

Edit: I did end up fixing them. Check it out here --> http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=271327
Scholar
#14 Old 5th Oct 2007 at 11:15 AM Last edited by Annelae : 5th Oct 2007 at 11:16 AM. Reason: changed to a Thanks post
Quote:
Originally Posted by swampcandy
OMFG you read my mind. I was just thinking that I would like some of the swimsuits replaced, but not all. Def taking the flowers, both sets of one-pieces (wow the colours are nice), and tankinis. I appreciate what you did with the strappy string bikinis and I'm glad you left the other bikinis alone because I like those ones. I don't have Uni, so no YAs for me.
AWESOME


That's exactly what my case is. I like the flower ones though. I have a bad fashion sense (or lack thereof)
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Original Poster
#15 Old 5th Oct 2007 at 7:06 PM
If liking the flowers means bad fashion sense, then I'm in trouble too. They didn't get changed much cuz I liked them 'mostly' the way they were. I just added a bit more color to them! Long live tye-dye?
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 9th Oct 2007 at 1:55 PM
Thank you for this! Much much better than Maxis' swimsuits! I've never used the double-clasp ones before, now I will.

Best regards,
Capricce
Field Researcher
#17 Old 9th Oct 2007 at 10:47 PM
This is so unfair... How come this one skipped my attention too??? Never mind.
*Gazes at replacements* They are such a remedy for the eyes after watching ugly Maxis textures. Thanks so much Phaenoh
Field Researcher
#18 Old 11th Oct 2007 at 8:43 PM
Three cheers for Phaenoh!!! Thank you! :D
Instructor
#19 Old 15th Oct 2007 at 9:03 PM
OMG thank you so much for these! I really like every single one of your default replacements! I don't really like to dload seperate clothing I prefer replacements and it's pretty rare that people do that with clothing! So your work is very highly appreciated! *hugs*
#20 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 1:01 AM
Wow you are super duper dedicated
Field Researcher
#21 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 5:17 AM
Oh my gosh....you are amazing. I've hated some of those swimsuits for so long. You are a sim goddess; in what way should I worship you? Insence burning and chants? Llama sacrifices?

Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#22 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 5:50 AM
I'm actually quite partial to large things that burn quickly with alot of show. Sparks and showers sing my praises best. lol, thanks for the comment! ...Come to think of it, alot of people have been calling for my elevation to sim goddess status. There is one other thing that I like almost as much as reading comments, its seeing my 'fan' club grow in number, if you like my work, add me to your favorite creator lists everybody!
Field Researcher
#23 Old 22nd Oct 2007 at 3:51 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Mar 2008 at 1:22 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
I'm actually quite partial to large things that burn quickly with alot of show. Sparks and showers sing my praises best. lol, thanks for the comment! ...Come to think of it, alot of people have been calling for my elevation to sim goddess status. There is one other thing that I like almost as much as reading comments, its seeing my 'fan' club grow in number, if you like my work, add me to your favorite creator lists everybody!


I will set off fireworks in your honor one night every week. And I will also certianly add you to my favority creator list.
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#24 Old 22nd Oct 2007 at 4:48 AM
FIREWORKS!!!!! WHAT NIGHT? WHICH DIRECTION SHALL I FACE TO SEE THEM???....wait, apparently im a sim-goddess so the correct answer would be 'down'. lol.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 6:55 PM
Well....so maybe I dont really have the means for fireworks....do sparklers work? I know its quite a step down, I hope I have not incured thy wrath.
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