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Artsier Artists: Default Replacement Turtleneck Mesh + Unlocker Mod

by fanseelamb Posted 27th Feb 2008 at 3:17 AM - Updated 6th Sep 2008 at 9:20 PM by fanseelamb : editing search parameters
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Here's a little default-replacement mesh to make the Artist career turtlenecks a bit more ....figure flattering. The changes are subtle, but I think they make a world of difference. I flared and lengthened the pants a bit, reduced the crease, slimmed the thighs, lengthened the sleeves, and pulled down the sweater just a tad. And it has a working fat morph, of course. Stick it in your Downloads folder to install - remove it from your Downloads folder to uninstall. The recolours pictured can be downloaded here.

Because this mesh affects hidden career outfits, I also made a little unlocker mod to make those career outfits show up in Bodyshop & CAS. The mod unlocks the turtlenecks for both genders, ya/adult/elder - but the default-replacement only affects the ya/adult male mesh.

Installation Instructions:
You can put the unlocker mod in your Downloads folder, but if you do, the delete button will be enabled in Body Shop. Do NOT delete the Maxis clothes from Body Shop. Doing so may corrupt your game files. To hide the clothes again, delete my package file from your Downloads folder. If you want to be extra safe, make a subfolder in the following location and put the file there instead of in your Downloads folder. This way the delete button will be disabled.

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 YOUR LATEST EP\TSData\Res\Catalog\Skins

(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game is not in C:\Program Files)

Polygon Counts are exactly the same as the Maxis mesh. I just moved some stuff around.

Additional Credits:
Extra special thanks to Tiggerypum for helping when the fat morph asploded (don't worry it's all fixed now!) ....and for her tutorials of course. And as always, thanks to HystericalParoxysm, Wes_h, The SimPE & Milkshape teams, Delphy, decorgal, everyone at MTS2, and Rufus Wainwright's lederhosen.

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 University
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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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 3:19 AM
holy snappers! that's a whole bundle of better!
they actually have a butt now! and a cute one i might add. XD
#3 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 5:03 AM
Thank you so much! That shape has always bothered me.

Bites and Kisses
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 6:45 AM
Thank you very much fanseelamb. Your creation looks much better than before.
Very excellent job.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 10:35 AM
wonderful! now are artists can look sexy!!!

You're lying to Sam like he's your wife. Which kinda makes me your mistress.
Field Researcher
#6 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 1:41 PM
This is very-very needed! Nice, cute and sexy! Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#7 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 1:43 PM
These look great ^___^ I hate the original pants... Where did you download the hair on the model on the left? Or is it from an expansion/stuff pack and I'm just blind because I can't spot it?

Avatar by Allavatars

She's done now.
Admin of Randomness
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#8 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 5:45 PM
Wow, that was sure a dumpy looking pair of pants before you got to them! Looks great! And you're meshing (so proud)

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Demon Sheep
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Original Poster
#9 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 5:49 PM
Eeee thanks Tiggy! And everyone else! I'm glad you like.

Braelinn: The hair on the left is a recolour of a mesh by Kavar. You can find it (and a link to the mesh) on my profile page in the Rufus Wainwright thread. The other hair is also available on my profile page in case anyone's wondering.
Test Subject
#10 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 9:10 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 29th Feb 2008 at 9:51 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Originally Posted by fanseelamb
Braelinn: The hair on the left is a recolour of a mesh by Kavar. You can find it (and a link to the mesh) on my profile page in the Rufus Wainwright thread. The other hair is also available on my profile page in case anyone's wondering.

Oh, brilliant!

And this fix is super exciting! I was just lamenting this career outfit (among others!)!! Oh, Maxis *g*

Your models are too cute, btw
Test Subject
#11 Old 28th Feb 2008 at 1:00 AM
omg, i'd thank you a million times if i could!
I've never liked the old mesh, but i liked the outfit!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 28th Feb 2008 at 6:39 AM
These are much better!!! I've always hated Maxis pants!!! You rock!!!! As usual... =)

... And music is my aeroplane.
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 29th Feb 2008 at 7:19 AM
This is so great how the pants look!!
Thanks for fixing all the ugly clothes that EA gives us.
You are a wonderful artist with a creative talent.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 26th May 2008 at 1:11 PM
gawd, that brownhaired simguy (in the middle on the first pic) is so cuuuuute <33