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Career Outfit Clones for Athleticwear Category

by Phaenoh Posted 30th May 2008 at 6:57 PM - Updated 8th Sep 2008 at 5:39 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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Moving career outfits from Everyday and placing them in Athleticwear tends to break the career, not exactly what everyone wants. We want to be able to use the sporty outfits for work and for workouts. The best way I've come up will being able to have both is create a tiny clone of the outfit (tiny because it doesn't contain its own texture, repository action is sweet!) The real outfit remains safely hidden in Everyday so your simmies can go to work in it and these new clones reside only in Athletic. This is meant to work in conjunction with my Clothing Mod V2 but will work just fine without it.

I'm providing the two hidden basegame black sports outfits for teens, adults, and elders of both genders, and also all the new FreeTime outfits for all ages and both genders. From what I can tell the old FreeTime patch hid all these outfits and there was a big to-do about it. This will help you out if that happened to you. You will get brand new versions of all the outfits. Because of how these are made though, you need FreeTime to get the FreeTime outfits, otherwise they won't display correctly, no cheaty stuff here. If you like what I did to the BaseGame outfits they have been recently included in my Athleticwear default replacements. Otherwise the outfit will just be solid black with white details.

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 Sleepwear bin, delete the package file from where you installed them.


Additional Credits:
eh, I'm sick and can barely make coherent sentences. I credit me for being able to think enough to be able to upload.

Clothing Type:
Clothing Style:
      No Style: None of the below styles
Other Type:
      Not Applicable
Maxis Flags:
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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Size: 17.8 KB · Downloads: 3,292 · 30th May 2008
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Size: 12.6 KB · Downloads: 4,060 · 30th May 2008
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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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#2 Old 31st May 2008 at 4:36 AM
Wow, that was speedy! Thanks.

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#3 Old 31st May 2008 at 1:58 PM
Many thanks, it's very useful ! *pushes thanks button and downloads*

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#4 Old 31st May 2008 at 2:43 PM
Useful addition ! Thank you Phae and get well soon.

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#5 Old 31st May 2008 at 11:18 PM
Sweet! Thanks! This is a useful mod.

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#6 Old 5th Jun 2008 at 1:46 AM
This will be useful! THANK U very much

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#7 Old 5th Jun 2008 at 10:51 AM
Execellent addition to your clothing mod. Thanks so much!

(Cleared out my Downloads folder after installing FreeTime - Time to download all of your amazing default replacements and catalogue edits again. I didn't realise that you've done so much now! It's going to take a while!)
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#8 Old 29th Jun 2008 at 5:22 PM
Thanks Phae, this is great, but I can't get it to work. I've got K&B stuff, so do I need to put the files in that bins folder instead of Freetime?
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#9 Old 29th Jun 2008 at 9:09 PM
From what I've found there isn't a certain way that works 100% of the time. Try putting it in bin in your latest EPs or SPs, or try the Stuff Pack folder in FreeTime. If that still doesn't work you can put it in downloads, but remember never to delete it from inside the game.
Test Subject
#10 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 10:00 PM
Thank you Phaenoh.
Should I be putting this in the skins folder with your Clothing Catalog Mod instead of bins now I have AL?
#11 Old 4th Apr 2009 at 5:40 PM
I have AL as well as M&G and it works if put in the Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 ApartmentLife\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins, but only if NOT put in a subfolder there. I guess the game loads subfolders before it does the rest of the files in the folder.
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#12 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 7:32 PM
Thank You
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#13 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 11:40 AM Last edited by emodarkwolf : 1st Sep 2016 at 6:35 PM.
Love the additional credits xD
It's been years but I hope you're better

EDIT: After trying on different locations I finally got them all to appear. Except those sporty dresses we can see in the 3rd image. Any reason why they shouldn't appear? I put in Mansion & Garden folder, in the Bins and without being in a subfolder. I have all expansion and stuff packs except for Teen Stuff.