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-Finally Done- Default Replacements for Family Fun Stuff

by Phaenoh Posted 10th Feb 2008 at 4:26 AM - Updated 8th Sep 2008 at 5:43 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 added a .rar that removes the nightie hats from the everyday bin.

Ok, this took WAY longer than it should have. There were just way too many outfits that all needed major changes to them. I had it mostly done a week or two ago, then loaded it in my game and was not happy with the results of the Hawaiian outfits at all, so those had to be completely reworked. That was really disheartening, so I kinda kept putting it off. Doesn't matter, I'm done now. All of the stuff packs have been fixed, make sure you go get the others if you missed them, and I can go back to the other EPs while I continue to put off doing more BaseGame clothes. (There is just so much to do! I rarely get a sense of accomplishment when I'm working with the BaseGame clothes!)

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.

First on the fix list was those silly slippers that came (and ruined) our lovely new kids PJs. This had only a mesh fix, I liked the textures a lot. My favorite part about this fix is that I was extra super careful when I was mesh editing that any existing recolors you might have of this pj will still look just as wonderful as they did before. I slowly pulled down individual vertexes on the pant legs so the textures won't stretch. You won't find a better replacement mesh ANYWHERE.

If you want the hats that match these pajamas to be removed from your everyday bin and only show up for sleepwear, then download the CatalogEdit rar. That file goes in your Bins folder, 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 these files 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 Sleepwear bin, delete the package file from where you installed them.

Next up, those Mermaid outfits. They are still just as useless as the Dragon outfits (which didn't get touched) but now Freya doesn't mind wearing it as much. Originally, I wasn't going to change them, but she took me aside and explained that she felt really self-conscience when she was playing dress up and for a girl her age, thats the last thing she needs. (Sephira was flabbergasted that Freya asked me to fix a skin-showing outfit that wasn't on the list, usually, Sephira has them forced on her.)

The girl's Nightgowns and Princess Dresses were next. The nightgowns were all awful faded colors and I didn't like that the collar was so high up, they all got brightened and the collar got lowered a tinsy bit. The Princess dresses were all awful colors too (EAxis is good at that, right?) They got fixed.

Next up is these cute little toddler dresses that don't match anything. I loved them to pieces, but I'm tired of dressing Fawn in dresses, why not skirts instead? The toddler outfits that match the Hawaiian family outfits also got the same treatment. These 3 outfits are in Miscellaneous.rar. Hawaiian ones are in Hawaiian.rar

The entire large collection of Hawaiian outfits needed help. (See VERY large picture below). Though the patterns were the same on each outfit, almost none of them actually 'matched'. I went through and made sure that all the reds were the same red, all the oranges were the same orange, and changed all the blue and purple to blue and white. Then I made sure that everyone had matching pants or skirts or undershirts. Everything Must Match. Or, at least look good together. I hope I got that. Then I had to fix that one-shoulder dress. It reminded me too much of Tarzan and Jane. It became a nice tube-top dress instead. Inside the one rar you will find that each color is separate, in case you hate what I did to the blue and find you can still live with those green pants of Arthur's and the asymmetric dress. Can't have one without the other, sorry.

There are a few other things that I've included that I didn't picture very well. There were three skirts for girls that were included and they had 'magic' sandals. The shoes physically can not stay on. There is a strap missing on one side, I added it back, but not through a mesh replacement, it was a very minor fix and trying to build a strap out of a foot is not how I'd like to spend my weekend. Unless you are taking pictures of your new pedicure, you will never notice the difference. Available in Miscellaneous.rar The other is the shorts Sephira is wearing in the Hawaiian pictures. Originally, they have an awful stripe of color running down both sides at the seams, I took those out. Now the entire pair of shorts is the same color, no stripes. Available in Miscellaneous.rar


P.S. Was it worth it?

Additional Credits:
Eaxis, for giving us 10 different combinations of age and gender, and then only allowing 8 in a family. Makes taking pictures in CAS kinda tricky...

That CAS screen is an updated version of mine, go check it out!

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:
  • 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\
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  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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Test Subject
#2 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 2:39 AM
YAY!!! You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome!!!!! you got rid of the bear feet!!! YAY!!!

...o yeah yay first comment!!!...

anyway... U R AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 2:38 AM
Phaenoh, you are amazing! Don't have FFS installed, but I'm grateful nonetheless.
Test Subject
#4 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 2:47 AM
Fantastic job! Thank you for making these sooooo much better.
Not actually evil.
#5 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 4:15 AM
Hurray for colorful colors and non-sleazy little girl dresses! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 4:21 AM Last edited by valasia : 11th Feb 2008 at 8:26 AM.
I actually liked the idea of the big slippers, since I used to have a pair of cat feet ones when I was a kid, but I found after having FFS for a while that I never actually used those pjs.

Maybe this fix will help.

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 4:41 AM
OMG! OMG! THANK YOU!!!! I hated those stupid slippers more than anything else maxis has thown at us!

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Field Researcher
#8 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 4:41 AM
Excellent work. Clothing that I concidered unusable is now usable. I particually like the PJ changes and the recolours of the Night Gowns.

Now I am interested to see what other changes you have made.

Thanks so much
Test Subject
#9 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 5:30 AM
You have read my mind. I love you so very much. *HUG*
Coffee, anyone?
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#10 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 5:38 AM
Hallelujah! What was EAxis thinking when they did this? Big gnarly feet on those poor kids jammies. Thank you for cleaning up their messes.

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Field Researcher
#11 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 5:53 AM
I never thought anyone else was annoyed about the one-strap sandals, thank you so much for fixing them! I sorta like the big slippers, but I will use the pajamas more now that they have been fixed. The "little mermaid" outfits always remind me of "jail-bait" Ariel.

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#12 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 6:02 AM
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 8:39 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Mar 2008 at 12:25 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Great work, Phaenoh! I especially hated those slippers! Now I can get rid of them once and for all (unless I want them back, but I don't see that happening!)

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 11:16 AM
I for one love the slippers. I get a bit uncomfortable when I think about the fact that they wear them in bed, but I really like the look. I do love the recolors of the nightgowns and the changes to the mermaid outfit. I have never used it, because I thought it looked weird having a girl walk around with barely any clothes on. It also looks more like a normal skirt so they could wear their dress up clothes to school.

Thank for all the hard work you've put into this. It looks great.

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 11:56 AM
Thanks for getting rid of those awful slippers.
#16 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 1:57 PM
Nice job, Phaenoh.
I'm really happy to see the slippers gone, they are truly annoying.
Space Pony
#17 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 2:07 PM
I actually loved the slippers, I had them when I was a kid too.

But I absolutely ADORE what you did with all the other stuff, thanks!



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Original Poster
#18 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 2:42 PM Last edited by Phaenoh : 11th Feb 2008 at 7:21 PM.
Originally Posted by Cassandra_107
I never thought anyone else was annoyed about the one-strap sandals, thank you so much for fixing them!
I'm surprised I wasn't the only one! Wow!

About the slippers, yeah, everyone either loves them or hates them, no inbetweeners here! Thanks for commenting everyone!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 3:25 PM
I love the brightened colors of the gowns.
I actually uninstalled Family Fun Stuff some time ago but this makes me think of installing it again.

If nothing can go wrong, something will.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 3:41 PM
YIPPEE! *jumps around excitedy, while almost losing laptop to the floor*
I can't tell you how happy I am that you did this! I hated those slippers, and always felt sad that I was missing out on the pj's by not wanting the feet that come with them. Also happy about the non-lolita mermaid dress ...
Great job - it was definitely worth it!

*skuttles off to find more by Phaenoh*
Field Researcher
#21 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 5:03 PM
i LOVE the princess dress recolors! they're very pretty. and the toddler watermelon outfits. definitely my favorites. i really appreciate all the effort you put into these, and making them defaults... <3 <3 <3
Field Researcher
#22 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 5:51 PM
I cannot thank you ENOUGH for these. All of your default replacements are fantastic, and I have to say these are my favorites. Thank you for making these clothes usable!
Test Subject
#23 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 6:33 PM
Omg Phaenoh, I love you! This is so awesome. Thank you. *does an odd ritual dance around Phaenoh*

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She's done now.
Test Subject
#24 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 6:54 PM
Hi Phaenoh! The colors look fantastic!
The only thing that I am disappointed with is the…what shall I call them? I’m not much into fashion names. Um, tank/thing that resembles a bandanna tops for Teen girls. Talk about the need to be modest! Ugh. I was deeply disgruntled with those the moment I installed Family Fun Stuff. There isn’t any way to make them more “covering,” by any chance, is there?

Thank you again for making these!

~Sorrowful Mouse~

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#25 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 7:30 PM
Originally Posted by Chisagi
I actually uninstalled Family Fun Stuff some time ago but this makes me think of installing it again.
Thats a shame, you paid for it, why not use it! (cuz EAxis made it ugly, sad day...)
Originally Posted by becaskenette
*skuttles off to find more by Phaenoh*
I've got a lot of fixes out there, glad to have a new follower!
Originally Posted by Braelinn
*does an odd ritual dance around Phaenoh*
We need more of this around here...
Originally Posted by Sorrowful Mouse
The only thing that I am disappointed with is the tank/thing that resembles a bandanna tops for Teen girls. Talk about the need to be modest! Ugh. There isn’t any way to make them more “covering,” by any chance, is there?
A form fitting undershirt just wouldn't look right and changing the mesh is too much of a hassle. I've seen this style a lot on beaches as a cover for the top of a bathing suit. It's not really meant to be worn as normal everyday wear. Sorry I can't fix it for you!

Thanks for commenting everyone! Love hearing from you!
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