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-Celebrating WHITE!- Default Replacements for Almost All Celebrations Outfits

by Phaenoh Posted 19th Jan 2008 at 4:48 AM - Updated 8th Sep 2008 at 5:50 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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Update: I've just added a Mesh replacement package for the toddler dress. I hated how puffy it was in the front, making my tots look like preteens. The toddler dresses picture didn't get updated, but I did add in this picture for you to see the change.

The toddler replacement mesh:

The Celebrations Stuff Pack loaded our Formal catagory with loads of great new outfits, the trouble was, Maxis forgot what color white was. Normally this isn't that big a problem, but if the only thing you are focusing on is WEDDING DRESSES, then seriously, come ON! Sixty-nine outfits are affected by these replacement sets. The only outfits that escape some minor change were the dark blue and dark purple bridesmaid dresses. They didn't have any white, and they weren't a faded color of what they should have been.

All of the changes are relatively subtle differences, but when you get the sim out into the light, it makes all the difference. The whites are all a bit brighter, the pinks are pinker, the greens are greenier, you get the picture. Formal wear should never be FADED! Also, there were alot of outfits that were listed as 'ivory', or 'antique' or what not. I took those (since they looked just like their faded white siblings) and turned them into a gold/beige color. Originally it was much more faded and gray, but then I decided to make it match the 'bamboo' (gold) color of the bridesmaid dresses.

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.

The packages are separated based on cut, so if you like what I did to the Short Dresses but don't like the A-Line change, then keep the short and throw out the A-line. Only one picture is shown of the Ball Dress (the ones with colors in the back). This is because they all received the same whitening treatment, and the only difference between the dresses is in the back at the color panel (which I didn't change). I've also not shown the Adult version of the Bridesmaid dresses, they are the same color as the Elder and Teen Versions, and they are actually identical to the Teen versions. The Tuxedos for Elders, Teens, Children, and Toddlers are not shown as they are also virtually identical to the Adult versions. The only change those received was making the white shirt and cuffs whiter, and the entire suit for the white suit of course.

Now, I didn't bother with arrows this time, I'm assuming you guys to be smart enough to know that the Maxis outfit is on the left and my changed version is directly to the right of it. If you get confused, the brighter one what you will have in your catalog if you download my replacement sets. (They go in your downloads folder, just like all the other CC you download.)

If you don't happen to have Celebrations, then these outfits will not show up for you, but I did a pretty decent job of showing off ALL the clothes that come with it, so if you like what you see, you might think about getting Celebrations.


P.S. This is my biggest Default Set yet, can I get some Big replies to go with it?

Additional Credits:
Mara and her niece Tonya the flowergirl, for inviting us to her wedding, asking my entire family to be bridesmaids, and to use the photos in this set. Kalimos and his brood looked lovely as the best men, but their photos were not chosen, who wants to look at five ages of the same Tux?

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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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:
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Test Subject
#2 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 10:24 PM
Very nice... I haven't used most of maxis content since I started downloading cc stuff. It will be nice to have some that actually look good now. Celebrations stuff was ok except for the "faded" look.
Great Job!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 10:34 PM
Yay! Prettier Maxis dresses! I too loved Celebration Stuff, but the maxis colors for the dresses were awful! You're are much prettier! Thanks again
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 1:43 AM
I thought I was the only one who had thought the same thing about Celebration Stuff dresses.

Very good job!

So then I said to the gentlemen:
"Prognosticate? I thought you said promisitate."
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 1:54 AM
Thank you for sharing. I like the styles of these dresses, but thought the colors were terrible. You made them beautiful! Thanks!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#6 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 2:20 AM
Thanks for commenting everyone!
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 2:33 AM
This is so great I so hated those dingy drab dresses in Celebrations. I never understood using dingy gray as a colour in wedding gowns. Their off white was more like a dress found in the second hand that had been worn by five different buyers without washing it.
Thank You for making all these outfits just pop up and take the colours that they should of been in the first place.
I say over and over EA needs to fire their whole team and hire better ones here in the community. When Maxis owned the game Sims 1 was very colorful.
Thanks again.
Test Subject
#8 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 4:07 AM
Thanks, Phaenoh. This is like my first post here . . . ever . . . but I thought I would pop in to say I do really enjoy and appreciate your excellent work!

Test Subject
#9 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 4:16 AM
These are lovely. When I got celebration, I was kind of disappointed. Basically, all the dresses are the same, just added a tiny little color and they called it a different dress.

What you've done are just lovely. Thank you very much.

Smile the world smiles with you...
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Original Poster
#10 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 6:45 AM
good to hear everybody, I was afraid I was going a bit TOO colorful! glad to know i'm still ok.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 9:57 AM
I was really disappointed after receiving celebration pack that most of the dresses instead of white were grey and colours looked just... blah! Now I'm actually going to USE these outfits thank to you
#12 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 3:33 PM
Thank you Phaenoh, I love what you did with the Celebrationclothing, thanks to all your hard work these outfits will now be usefull in my game.
#13 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 6:20 PM
*Goes to eBay*
*Gets game quite cheep*
*Arrives in about 4 working days*
*Installs it*
*Before starting gamer, Installs these files*
*Grins at Brightness, Then breaks jaw...*

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Forum Resident
#14 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 10:00 PM
You just saved the Celebration stuff package!
Thank you very much!!

"If you suspect you won't like the answer, then don't make the question"
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 11:09 PM
Thank you! I'm so glad that you are willing to share your wonderful ideas with us: without you, I don't think I'd ever use any of these!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 21st Jan 2008 at 1:39 AM
Oh nice! I too was disappointed at the "wedding" gowns...I mean, the gray and blue dresses are pretty, but they're not wedding gowns Nice job
Test Subject
#17 Old 21st Jan 2008 at 9:50 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Mar 2008 at 12:31 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
These are amazing. They are all so much better than the originals! Great work! I love your replacements!

Forum Resident
#18 Old 22nd Jan 2008 at 6:31 PM
Dammit! Do you want me to go broke from buying yet another stuff pack? These look so nice and much prettier than their Maxis counterparts. Wonderful job as always! But you already knew that. ;]
Test Subject
#19 Old 22nd Jan 2008 at 7:09 PM
I just wanted to mention that I consider your default replacements practically essential to playing my game, and I really look forward to using these at my next sim wedding. Guess I better go plan one!

Thank you.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 22nd Jan 2008 at 8:30 PM
Thanks so much for brightening up those really quite sad-looking Celebrations clothes! I never understood what they wanted me to do with all of those grey dresses.
Test Subject
#21 Old 22nd Jan 2008 at 9:09 PM
Yes! I haven't got this pack yet because I heard so many bad things about the non matching greys. Now I can get it and have it in my game along side all of your other defaults without it looking bad!
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#22 Old 22nd Jan 2008 at 10:27 PM
Thanks for commenting everyone!
#23 Old 23rd Jan 2008 at 7:03 PM
This as amazing!!! I was so going to do this myself but non defualts (dunno how to do defualts lol) but i didnt really want loads of "copies" so I'm so so so glad you've made defaults. Definatly a lifesaver, especially as I'm cutting down on my CC. :D

~R.I.P Tibbs. You will be truely missed~

Lab Assistant
#24 Old 24th Jan 2008 at 11:45 PM
Yew can never be too colourful. XD These colours are wonderful! *downloads*

You had eyes to see.
Need help with that rusty tool? x-x
#25 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:20 PM
I recently picked Celebrations up very cheap, $7.99. Even at that price I thought it was a total waste of money. I haven't used any of it.
Thanks for making this stuff usable!
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