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-Reworking the Maxis Workout Clothes- Default Replacements

by Phaenoh Posted 2nd Feb 2008 at 1:02 AM - Updated 7th Sep 2011 at 7:59 PM 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 included the black tracksuit in my default package now. You won't notice a difference unless you have someone high up in the athletic career track though. The 'new' color scheme for it is black (surprise!) and white, just like the others. Go check out this thread to add it to your catalog options - May 30, 2008

I've been stuck in a rut, I can't seem to get ahead in any of my projects so I spent the entire afternoon working on these. I wanted to be able to say I FINISHED something. (Its finished when I can present it to you) Originally I had decided against making replacements for these outfits, but then I realized I still dread having to pick them out for my sims, so that needed to change. I like the Men's Athletic outfit, so I didn't touch it, I honestly couldn't figure out a way to improve it. The ladies outfits, on the other hand, were the worst stuff ever. I could never figure out a good way of fixing them but I finally decided not to let that stop me, halfway through making the coloring template it dawned on me. This new color scheme is applied on the teen, adults, and elders outfits.

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 outfits that May and Arthur are modeling are also in my Athletic wear category, thanks to one of my Catalog Edit mods. (Everything Version, Athletic Only Version) These outfits are available for both Adults and Elders. Their color scheme has been bugging me to make them when I try to fall asleep, so I partly did them so I can hopefully get to sleep faster, so need it right now too... Anyways, they are called 'Sweats' and the shoes also got fixed. Jeez they were ugly.

The last set of outfits that got changed were the Teen 'Hip Sweats'. Sephira and I had some strong words over this change. My argument was that I didn't want her wearing something that shows her midriff. Her argument was 'You are ruining my life'. After a couple of slammed doors, she finally went and put on a longer undershirt. I approve, I hope you do too. You will also notice that she has stopped being so obsessive with her shoes and gave up wearing the ugly ones.


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Additional Credits:
Sephira will get over it. And if she doesn't that's too bad for her. No bare midriffs in my house!

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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Test Subject
#2 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 1:50 AM
Just what I needed-- I hate the atheltic outfits! :P

Nice work!

YoU wIlL gIvE mE cOoKiEs.

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#3 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 1:55 AM
no wonder your my favorite creator! yoiu fix stuff i didnt even know i hated! you rock! thanks!
Demon Sheep
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#4 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:25 AM
Oooh oooh yay! I normally avoid default replacements, but those female tracksuits, they hurt my eyes. Your versions are so much nicer than the Maxis ones. Thank you!
Forum Resident
#5 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:20 AM
Yesss! I swear, those female gym suits...hideous. I have no idea what Maxis was thinking when they made those! These are great, thanks so much! :D

I feel pity for poor Sephira. =p
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:32 AM
I still have all of your defaults and I will continue downloading them all too. Thank you again and again!
#7 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:53 AM
I can't tell you how exciting it is that someone's fixed all of these!!! I've been wanting the teens to have a longer shirt basically since the game came out. Who goes running in something like that? Thank you!
Test Subject
#8 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:55 AM
Thanks very much! I'm another one who doesn't generally use default replacements, but the female workout clothes are so awful, these will be great. I really like the elder ones too, the defaults aren't quite as hideous as the adult defaults, but they look way better with different coloured tops (and normal-looking shoes).
Test Subject
#9 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 3:22 AM
Woo! Did you get the "butt tattoo" thingie off the teen sweats?
Test Subject
#10 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 3:26 AM
Thanks so much for fixing the uglies! I've always hated the female gym suits.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 3:27 AM
Thank goodness! Those bare midriffs have been a low-level irritation for a long, long time.
Test Subject
#12 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 4:07 AM
thank you Phaenoh. your defaults make my sims very, very happy. and they make me not freak out whenever townies walk by.
Test Subject
#13 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 4:33 AM
Thank you so veryveryvery much! You've made my day!
Test Subject
#14 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 4:38 AM
Could you make non-default ones?
Test Subject
#15 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 5:42 AM
Epic win! ^_^
Field Researcher
#16 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 5:55 AM
woopy! now i can dye more stuff black! which btw is what i did to all the defaults i download, lol. thanks

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Original Poster
#17 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 6:08 AM
Thanks for commenting everyone! Really makes my day, and thanks moderators for the Star, that doubly makes my day!!

Originally Posted by DaggerJinx
Could you make non-default ones?
DaggerJinx, check out this thread of mine....
Mad Poster
#18 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 6:38 AM
finally! that yellow-teal one was killing me. XD Thanks!

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#19 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 7:44 AM
Wow how amazing this is that you re-did all of these. For they bothered me that I never had them wear them, now they can.
Thanks for making them now appear as they should and thanks for all the hard work you put into this set.
#20 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 8:52 AM
This is brilliant-excellent-faboulus-grandiose-gorgeous-magnificent!! Thank you!

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#21 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 9:59 AM
Omg thank you sooo much! My sims no longer have to look hideous while working out. *celebrates*
Test Subject
#22 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 11:10 AM
This is BRILLIANT! I truly hate EAxis' workout clothes, so thank you for this!
Field Researcher
#23 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 11:38 AM
Thank you! I love your default replacements and clothes migrations. They really help me enjoy maxis clothing so I don't have to clutter up my computer with cuter CC. I hope you get out of the rut you've been stuck in and stay far, far away from it. Keep sharing your wonderful creations with us!
Field Researcher
#24 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 11:34 AM
wow thank you! those maxis FA outfits were r.e.a.l.l.y. bad.... thanks a lot! :]

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#25 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 12:01 PM
They all look very nice. Thanks a lot!
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