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-Conversion Content- Swimsuits for Elders, Teens, and Children

by Phaenoh Posted 9th Mar 2008 at 8:34 AM - Updated 8th Jan 2013 at 7:52 PM by Phaenoh
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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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Why are there only two (ugly!) swimsuits for our Elder men? Are the elders not important enough in our simcieties to have better swimsuits? Well, now that I've figured out how to get rid of that custom content 'Star of Shame' that does not rightfully belong on Maxis clothing conversions and how to use the repository technique on clothing I took care of the elder's lack of swimsuits for you. Then I tackled the teens and kids as well.

Listen up, this takes some explaining. These swimsuits are not your standard downloads (how often is my stuff standard anyways?) They draw their texture from the basegame adult swimsuits. Since they do not actually contain a copy of that texture, if you happen to have a replacement for them, like mine, then they will draw that texture instead too. The elders received all six of the (normally) awful two colored banded suits, the teens had five of them but were missing the blue one. The kids didn't have that mesh so I didn't make it for them, sorry. I made the speedos for teens and elders with this method, and created a (mostly) normal CC version for the kids. The kid's packages just have the custom content star removed, the uv maps on kids and adults isn't the same so its not possible to just reference the image instead. The last .rar is for if you have University, I've made a set for teens using the young adult university swim trunks. If you don't have University, I have no idea what texture it will pull if they even show up, though I do know it won't be the one you wanted. I really wouldn't suggest trying it if you don't have UNI. If you want standard CC versions of the elder or teen trunks, check out this thread of mine and if you want the speedos, it was an earlier project of mine that you can get here.

Just to recap, since I didn't take pictures of everything. What you get:
Elders: 6 swimtrunks, 5 speedos (both sets on elder body)
Teens: 1 (missing) swimtrunk, 5 speedos, 4 UNI swimtrunks
Kids: 5 speedos
By the way, each swimsuit is separate inside the .rar, so you can pick an choose your ages.

Install instructions: 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 FreeTime\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 Swimwear bin, delete the package file from where you installed them.

If, for nothing else, download the speedos so you have the teen and elder meshes available to you in Bodyshop. (I don't need/expect credit for anything you make from them, the mesh is all Maxis, I just put a different Maxis texture on it.)


P.S. Leave me a note? I'm interested to see which package is the most downloaded here, just how popular are speedos really?

Additional Credits:
To Kalimos, for letting Arthur and Striker try on his swim trunks.

Age: Child Teen Elder
Gender: Male
Clothing Type: Swimwear
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Age Conversion
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\
  • 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 9th Mar 2008 at 8:04 PM
Ohhhhh! Lovley Thank you hon :D
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 8:24 PM
What a great idea! We now have broaden choices, thank you so much
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 8:28 PM
AAAAhhhhhh, wonderful.

I basically just like to play uglacies.
Test Subject
#5 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 9:16 PM
And I had thought you died XD Just kidding, but thanks sooo much! I really hate those Elder THINGS. I tried to get some custom ones, but they all gave him a fit, adult body, which I really dislike.

When you're old, you get saggy! >D
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#6 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 9:49 PM
Originally Posted by Sesshroku
And I had thought you died XD
Nope, its called 'Final Projects Week' also know as 'Hell Week'. Art school gets a bit demanding around now, but at least I get two weeks off for Spring Break due to have no Final Exams.

Glad you like it, and thanks for commenting everyone!
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 11:28 PM
Thanks so much for these. I think whoever designed the elder clothes for Maxis should be sentenced to wear them, except the courts might decide that was cruel and unusual punishment. :-)

I've made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims1ModsByCorylea.html
10th Mar 2008 at 12:44 AM
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#8 Old 10th Mar 2008 at 12:48 AM
AH HA! there you are! ive been looking for a recent post by you for a few days now...incase i had missed it...then when i realized there wasnt one...i was sad...


what happens if we have default meshes? i have windkeepers boardshorts meshes and also the ones that make speedos board shorts to...will this still work?
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#9 Old 10th Mar 2008 at 1:35 AM
Meshes that replace the original 2 elder ugly shorts? As long as they have the same UV map it will work fine. If not, dunno. The speedos are referencing the naked male bodies, unless you have a replacement mesh that changes those into boardshorts (which I VERY much doubt), you get speedos.
#10 Old 10th Mar 2008 at 5:03 PM
Thanks Phaenoh, once again, for taking care of Maxis flaws & missing things. The elders really needed some variety.
Just to note, I HATE speedos. With a passion. But, I download yours, because not all my Sims share my tastes & sometimes want to wear things that I hate with a passion, lol.
#11 Old 17th Mar 2008 at 4:04 PM
here is another one that do not enjoy speedos (learning a lot of english here ) but i will be very happy to get my poor old boys something else to go swim in.

i must confess i also agree with Sesshroku, old get saggy and i hate that custom generally does elder clothes for "fit" bodies...

it is sad the way maxis considers elder as not important enough to get more than 2 ! swim outfits, and top it of with same colour at that!

thank you very much phae, good of you to share. i am grateful let me tell you
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 20th Mar 2008 at 1:41 AM
Thanks for all of these! It's nice to see the Adults and Elders getting some new items.

And the speedos are good. I think younger guys wear them to show off to the girls, but not many married or older men do or else their wives would get mad.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 8:35 PM
yay! i downloaded these too, and im wondering... i have windkeepers default shorts, so does that mean my elders will have that texture? i wont be turning on the game for a while... gotta update the laptop.

and yes! im so glad you gave us more swim trunks. i dislike those swimtrunks with the elders with hot bods in perfect shape. bleh. old people are old. no used getting around it.

and the teen shorts are smexi XD
Test Subject
#14 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 10:56 PM
now this...is awesome. u rock, phaenoh
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 29th Nov 2008 at 7:31 AM
...Those speedos look MUCH better on the kids than the adults.

Everyone has a weakness, everyone dies, and everyone passes out after getting hit with a steel bat.
Test Subject
#16 Old 11th Apr 2009 at 12:42 AM
i laughed when i saw the custom speedo in the pic that says UNI required :D

aero87 :bunny:
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 24th Sep 2009 at 3:05 PM
So. I just gotta say, I am so glad someone does this. You and HP are sent from the sim-gods to make the Maxis clothing bearable and wearable. I don't understand why Maxis thinks that female teen and adults need to dress like tramps and all elders dress like they buy all their clothing from the Haband catalog. If it weren't for the both of you and the lady from the all about style website elders wouldn't have decent clothing.

Oh and for the record, I use the speedo more often than the shorts because they are so ugly. But now I'll use the shorts more often because they actually are wearable now.
Test Subject
#18 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 4:51 PM
Much, much better! Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#19 Old 7th Jun 2012 at 8:34 PM
Thanks! those swimtrunks for elders bugged me! Thanks again!