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All Adult/Y.A. Clothes made available for Young Adults, Adults, and Elders! (TS2 - AL)

by Sim-Wolf Posted 4th Jun 2008 at 8:49 PM - Updated 15th May 2009 at 5:42 PM by Sim-Wolf
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After having all my Adult Sims grow up to Elders, I found that there was just not enough clothes for these new Elder Sims to wear. I also found that my Sims’ distinct clothes could not be worn by them any longer. So that’s why I set to work making this mod!

Basically this mod makes all the Young Adult, and Adult outfits, tops, and bottoms for all categories available for Young Adults, Adults, and Elders. All the University clothing will show up for both Adults and Elders (as well as still being useable by Y.A.) And all the Adult clothing from the Base Game as well as all the Expansion Packs and Stuff Packs made available for Young Adults and Elders to wear as well. The Sims 2 Store and Custom Maxis Outfits are also made available for the three age groups with this mod.

As you may know some of the elder clothing is the same as the adult clothing although the body shape is different. (And the game also sees it as different clothes). This mod makes all adult clothing show up for Elders, and any of the matching elder clothing (which has a different body shape) is hidden from the game. I have however left all the matching elder Tops and Bottoms un-hidden as using an Adult Top with an Elder Bottom or vice versa... Well they just don't go. But sometimes you may still want to use an elder-only bottom, but want to use it with an adult/elder matching top. But if my mod hid the elder version of the top, using the adult version of the top would again make the Sim look silly. So to make more combos available I have left the matching tops and bottoms un-hidden. The Elder clothes I have hidden will still be useable, and will still show up in your Sims’ dressers if they have already bought them. They will just not show up in Create-A-Sim or when buying clothes at stores. They can be used in Create-A-Sim using the boolProp cheat however, and they will also be available when setting an Elder’s uniform in a business.

Ok. So that big long explanation is over and done with. But first I need to make sure you know that I am aware that there are various University clothes unlocking mods, but I like to make my mod "complete" and having all EPs and SPs included except Uni would be silly. But one advantage to my mod is it unlocks the Uni Clothes for Elders where as ones I've used before have not. I'm also aware of the Clothing Equality mod at MATY. However that has not been updated since OFB, so I thought I'd make my own version. But I really need to make sure you know this! I did not just collect these mods in and add them to my bigger mod. I started from scratch extracting from the skins folder, and editing them, etc. etc. I would like to credit those mods however as I could compare my mods with them to see why certain clothing was not showing up. The mods I compared with were SimsBaby's "More University Clothing for Adults" mod from MTS2 and Motoki's "Clothing Equality" mod from MATY.

Now back to business. You only need to download the files which edit the clothes for EPs and SPs. So say you have The Base Game, Seasons, and FFS. You only need to download "The Sims 2 Clothing for Y.A. to Elders", "Seasons Clothing for Y.A. to Elders", and ""Family Fun Stuff Clothing for Y.A. to Elders". In fact you don't need to download them all. You may only want to unlock the Seasons clothing. So just download the Seasons file.

If you own all EPs and SPs and want all clothes to be available for Y.A. to Elders, download the "All Expansion and Stuff Pack Clothing for Y.A. to Elders". I also fixed the Free Time outfits which disappeared from the catalogue. They should now all be showing up in CAS and in clothes racks, etc.

So the EPs and SPs clothes which are made available for Y.A., Adults, and Elders in this mod are...
- The Sims 2 (Base Game)
- University
- Nightlife
- Open for Business
- Family Fun Stuff
- Glamour Life Stuff
- Seasons
- Celebration Stuff
- H&M Fashion Stuff
- Bon Voyage
- Free Time
- Kitchen and Bath Interior Design Stuff
- Apartment Life
- The Sims 2 Store (Original, Spooky, Asian and Art Noveaulicious)
- Custom Maxis Clothes
There was no need to include Pets, Festive Holiday Stuff, Teen Style, or IKEA Home, or Mansion and Garden Stuff in the package as they did not bring adult clothes or the elders already had all the same clothes.

Some outfits are included in more than one EP or SP. For example, a lot of the University outfits were only available for Young Adults, but then duplicated with Nightlife to be available for Adults too. The same thing happened in Apartment Life. It included Adult outfits from Kitchen and Bath and Free Time, but only available for Elders. To avoid confusion, I have just unlocked them all. So you will come across some of the same outfits. It also means people with only certain EPs can have all their outfits unlocked for Elders too.

I have recategorized a few, but not a lot of outfits. I have made some NPC uniforms available for Young Adults and Elders, but they do not show up in CAS, but they can be chosen as a uniform in a Sim-Owned Business. The two kilts from the everyday category, I have added to the formal category too as I live in Scotland and kilts are worn to special occasions such as weddings, parties, etc. quite a lot. I have also unlocked a couple of Hidden career outfits as well as recategorizing the athletic-looking everyday outfits for both male and female. to appear in athletic as well as staying in everyday and I also unlocked the black tracksuit for both male and female and made it appear in athletic also. These can also be chosen for both Young Adults and Elders too. I have now also made the NPC Landlord outfits available for Everyday, for use of all three age groups.

If you need any help or would like to ask me something about my mod, then please send me a PM or an email. Also if you notice a certain item of clothing which I have missed and not made available for all Young Adults, Adults, and Elders, I would appeciate you notifying me of that too. I love the feeling of "completeness". I intend to keep updating this mod every time a new Expansion or Stuff Pack is released and it will hopefully not take as long as this has. The base game was so boring to edit

Oh and one very important warning. Most if not all the maxis clothes will have a delete icon appearing for them as if they were CC. DO NOT delete any of the official clothes. It will corrupt your game and you will end up having to reinstall everything and possibly lose all your saved games. So just keep your mouse away from the delete icon and everything will be fine.
So good luck with this new mod. If you find any problems remember to PM me telling me about it. (That includes corrupt compressed folders.

Conflictions
Well, I thought I'd wrote this, but I can't find it above. Anyway, this mod will conflict with all mods which edit the same clothing. You'll have to either have one mod or the other, or edit one of the mods yourself to make them compatible. I know that this mod conflicts with Fanseelamb's Outerwear mod and Phaenoh's Great Clothing Migration mod. You'll have to choose between them though, sorry. However, I had a quite a few PMs about Fanseelamb's Outerwear mod as well as Knightguy's outerwear mod, so I made a combo mod with my mod and their mods combined. So you can have the outfits show up for elders and appear in outerwear. See post #51 in the comments section for the download.

UPDATE 16/07/08: I created two additional parts of the mod for official clothes which were not included in any of the Expansions or Stuff Packs. These were The Sims 2 Store clothes and Custom Maxis clothes. When I say “Custom Maxis” I mean clothes which could be downloaded as a Pre-Order Bonus or from the official site from MaxoidMonkey. To make sure this mod loads after the files where the actual clothing is installed in your downloads folder, please keep the “z” at the start of the file names. Also make sure you do not have the mod in a sub-folder unless you know where the actual clothing is installed.
Because I couldn't add any more screenshots to this post, I uploaded the extra screens to Photobucket. You can see them by clicking the links below.
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/...Mods/Store1.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/...Mods/Store2.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/...Mods/Maxis1.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/...Mods/Maxis2.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/...Mods/Maxis3.jpg

UPDATE 15/05/09:
Uploaded a new version of the mod which doesn't hide matching elder clothes. (Look for the Don't Hide Elder Matches version in the downloads section.) Also uploaded a new version of the Sims 2 Store clothes part of the mod so that it now makes Spooky, Asian, and Art Noveaulicious adult outfits show up for elders.

Additional Credits: SimPE for creating such a handy tool.

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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All TS2 Clothes for YA to Elders (Don't Hide Elder Matches).zip

Size: 54.6 KB · Downloads: 12,465 · 15th May 2009
54.6 KB 12,465 15th May 2009
Sim-Wolf - All Expansion and Stuff Pack Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 66.0 KB · Downloads: 10,308 · 15th May 2009
66.0 KB 10,308 15th May 2009
Sim-Wolf - The Sims 2 Store Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 3.6 KB · Downloads: 3,533 · 15th May 2009
3.6 KB 3,533 15th May 2009
Sim-Wolf - Apartment Life Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 6.5 KB · Downloads: 5,739 · 3rd Sep 2008
6.5 KB 5,739 3rd Sep 2008
Sim-Wolf - Custom Maxis Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 5,396 · 16th Jul 2008
1.9 KB 5,396 16th Jul 2008
Sim-Wolf - Kitchen and Bath Clothes Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 1.4 KB · Downloads: 4,280 · 17th Jun 2008
1.4 KB 4,280 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - Free Time Clothes for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 2.8 KB · Downloads: 5,640 · 17th Jun 2008
2.8 KB 5,640 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - Bon Voyage Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 2.7 KB · Downloads: 5,592 · 17th Jun 2008
2.7 KB 5,592 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - H&M Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 3.7 KB · Downloads: 5,062 · 17th Jun 2008
3.7 KB 5,062 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - Celebration Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 4,648 · 17th Jun 2008
1.2 KB 4,648 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - Seasons Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 6,897 · 17th Jun 2008
1.7 KB 6,897 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - Glamour Life Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 2.0 KB · Downloads: 5,127 · 17th Jun 2008
2.0 KB 5,127 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - Family Fun Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 721 Bytes · Downloads: 4,798 · 17th Jun 2008
721 Bytes 4,798 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - Open for Business Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 6,755 · 17th Jun 2008
3.8 KB 6,755 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - Nightlife Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 5.4 KB · Downloads: 8,508 · 17th Jun 2008
5.4 KB 8,508 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - University Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 5.6 KB · Downloads: 9,056 · 17th Jun 2008
5.6 KB 9,056 17th Jun 2008
Sim-Wolf - The Sims 2 Clothing for Y.A. to Elders.zip

Size: 23.3 KB · Downloads: 12,880 · 17th Jun 2008
23.3 KB 12,880 17th Jun 2008
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Test Subject
#2 Old 11th Jun 2008 at 8:49 PM
Oh this is fantastic! Thank you so much for this, as it'll bring much needed variety for my elder sims :D
Test Subject
#3 Old 11th Jun 2008 at 8:55 PM
oh men good job! i was finding a lot of clothes =D
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 11th Jun 2008 at 10:31 PM
oh, that is great! this will save exactly 20,9 mb for me. That's the amount of maxis adult cloths recategorized for elders I have downloaded so far one by one. now I get everything for everyone for the price of almost nothing (measured in disk space)! yay, thank you! I believe you that amount of work was a bit boring.
Test Subject
#5 Old 11th Jun 2008 at 10:42 PM
i wish i could thank you more than once. it's always a pain to find clothing for elders, but this is awesome!
Test Subject
#6 Old 11th Jun 2008 at 10:44 PM
thank you! i hated having such limited elder choices!
Mad Poster
#7 Old 11th Jun 2008 at 11:40 PM
Oh, this is great! Thank you so much for sharing. Never noticed the rainbow shirt before in game, and I must say I like it quite a lot.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 12:42 AM
Lovely, thank you so much!!
Is their a way to download them without removing the already existing elder clothes?
Instructor
#9 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 7:51 AM
Wow! Such a small file to do so much! Thank you, this sounds absolutley fantastic
Field Researcher
#10 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 8:57 AM
This is brilliant! I've been waiting for something like this for a while. Now I don't need to wait anymore xD

By the way, I think the word you're thinking of instead of "wrecked" is "corrupt"

One question, so the delete icons don't show up, can we put the files into C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\"latest EP"\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins instead of the downloads folder?

Thanks so much! ^^

Edit: How is it this isn't a featured download? :O
Test Subject
#11 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 9:13 AM
Very useful, thank you!
Scholar
#12 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 2:54 PM
Yay I Love This Hack I Had Been Useing The Clothing Equality Hack For A While But Hated That It Had None Of The Newer Outfit's So Thank You A Ton!!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 4:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by inuyasha_babe
This is brilliant! I've been waiting for something like this for a while. Now I don't need to wait anymore xD

By the way, I think the word you're thinking of instead of "wrecked" is "corrupt"

One question, so the delete icons don't show up, can we put the files into C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\"latest EP"\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins instead of the downloads folder?

Thanks so much! ^^

Edit: How is it this isn't a featured download? :O


Hmm, that's quite a good question. I know most (if not all) clothing mods have a side affect of making the delete icon show up, but I don't have a clue about putting it in the actual programs folder. However, I think it would be safe to stick with putting it in the downloads folder, as putting it in the programs folder would probably cause a disaster. (I've never tried it). I've also heard that the delete icon was caused by the Pets EP, but I'm not sure. But if I was you, I'd keep the mod in the downloads folder.
And yeah, that's the word "corrupt". Completely missed it. lol.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 4:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jojoryan
Lovely, thank you so much!!
Is their a way to download them without removing the already existing elder clothes?

Hey, jojoryan. My mod only hides the elder clothes which share the same textures as the adult clothes but just have a different body shape. All the clothes which are Elder-Only such as Mortimor Goth's Red Bow-tie outfit, are not hidden, and can still be chosen in CAS and bought from Clothing Racks.

However, if you also want all the Elder matching clothes to show up too, just let me know either by replying to this post or sending me a PM, and I'll just remove all the Elder files out of my package, and I'll upload another version for people who want the elder matching clothes still available.

Oh by the way, I have already included a version for the base game which doesn't hide elder matching clothes. (The "Don't Hide Elder Matches" one). I made that for people who can't stand the custom content sign in CAS Debug mode. So its really only the EP and SP clothes which hide the elder matching outfits. (And there's not much matching outfits in EPs or SPs).

Sorry if I've confused you. :S
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 5:26 PM
This is way cool!...now, if only we could use this for custom content without taking days in SimPe...wow. But you are great for doing this. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 5:32 PM
Omg. OMG! Thankyou!
I do have all eps and all sp on my other pc but recentley i am lap top!
I CANNOT NOT DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I WANT TO THANKYOU! THANKYOU! THANKYOU!

How did you do this? I thought each file would be like an hour long to download, but like, they were only one second! THANKYOU SO MUCH! U ROCK!
Theorist
#17 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 8:01 PM
awesome thanks you!!
Forum Resident
#18 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 11:54 PM
Outstanding!

Thank you.
Test Subject
#19 Old 13th Jun 2008 at 2:09 PM
Amazing! I hated how adults who had remained fit throughout their lives suddenly went so saggy and such when they became elders! Thanks very much!

And someone asked the question about putting the files in the Bins folder.. I've done that and they still work fine.. with the "Delete" button disabled. Well, they work ok in Body Shop right now, I'm loading up my game shortly and will see how things hold up then.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 13th Jun 2008 at 3:15 PM
Sim-Wolf

I told you people would love this mod! I bow down to you for all your hard work. Excellent!! Love it Love it!
Field Researcher
#21 Old 14th Jun 2008 at 8:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Sim-Wolf
Hmm, that's quite a good question. I know most (if not all) clothing mods have a side affect of making the delete icon show up, but I don't have a clue about putting it in the actual programs folder. However, I think it would be safe to stick with putting it in the downloads folder, as putting it in the programs folder would probably cause a disaster. (I've never tried it). I've also heard that the delete icon was caused by the Pets EP, but I'm not sure. But if I was you, I'd keep the mod in the downloads folder.

Alright. What I'll do is I'll back up all my neighbourhoods, downloads, saved sims, etc. and I'll test it in my Bins folder. I'll let you know how things pane out afterwards
Quote:
And yeah, that's the word "corrupt". Completely missed it. lol.

Lol. The funny this is you used it in the following paragraph xD
Quote:
Originally Posted by xox_loey
And someone asked the question about putting the files in the Bins folder.. I've done that and they still work fine.. with the "Delete" button disabled. Well, they work ok in Body Shop right now, I'm loading up my game shortly and will see how things hold up then.

As I suspected, the downloads do work fine. I'll test it myself and if they work out alright, others will be able to put them in their Bins folders as well.

Once again, thanks for this wonderful download! :D
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 14th Jun 2008 at 11:14 AM
Thank you so much for spending so much time on doing these, I have only used the 'university clothing' one, as I have always wanted the unversity clothes for 'adults', and thanks to you I now have them all and the 'KB' is so low, it's awesome.
I have deleted lots of clothes now due to your wonderful work on this and I am so happy, thank you so much.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 14th Jun 2008 at 3:38 PM
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Originally Posted by topaz777
Thank you so much for spending so much time on doing these, I have only used the 'university clothing' one, as I have always wanted the unversity clothes for 'adults', and thanks to you I now have them all and the 'KB' is so low, it's awesome.
I have deleted lots of clothes now due to your wonderful work on this and I am so happy, thank you so much.

Hehe. I'm glad to help I was also able to make some of the Uni PJs, Undies, Athleticwear, and Swimwear available for teens. But its a bit different to this. I only realised that those certain clothes shared the same mesh as the basic PJs, Undies, Athleticwear, and Swimwear from the base game, so I was able to "recolour" the teen versions with the University textures. Of course, they show up as Custom Content though. (I have them up for download at my fansite if you're interested. www.freewebs.com/sim-wolfdownloads
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#24 Old 14th Jun 2008 at 3:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by inuyasha_babe
Alright. What I'll do is I'll back up all my neighbourhoods, downloads, saved sims, etc. and I'll test it in my Bins folder. I'll let you know how things pane out afterwards

Lol. The funny this is you used it in the following paragraph xD

As I suspected, the downloads do work fine. I'll test it myself and if they work out alright, others will be able to put them in their Bins folders as well.

Once again, thanks for this wonderful download! :D

Hmmm. I never had a clue about the Bins folder. I never even knew what it was for. But I think you might be onto something. I wonder putting the base game version of my mod in the base game's Bins folder will stop the CC sign showing in Debug Mode? I know how to fix that problem, but it will take a while.

And yeah. I noticed that too. I think I never knew I was looking for the word "corrupt" when I was trying to think of the word instead of "wrecked". lol.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 14th Jun 2008 at 6:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sim-Wolf
Hmmm. I never had a clue about the Bins folder. I never even knew what it was for. But I think you might be onto something. I wonder putting the base game version of my mod in the base game's Bins folder will stop the CC sign showing in Debug Mode? I know how to fix that problem, but it will take a while.

I'm starting to become a regular poster in this thread

I had no idea what it was at first either. But a lot of the mods I'd downloaded by Phaenoh had been specifically asked to be placed in the Bins folder. I still don't know what it's for but I'm guessing it's something to do with replacing Maxis defaults or similar...

As for putting the base game version in your base game folder if you already EPs, I don't know if it'll work or not. I think, for the sake of saving your game from excruciating pain and suffering, I'd avoid doing so. Unless you just have the base game installed, it should be okay. But I think I read somewhere that you should ALWAYS put files [that have been expressed to be specifically put] in your Bins folder located in the folder of your latest EP (not SP, EP). I don't know if it'll corrupt your game but I think it might be harmful. Sorry if I've confused you. I've sort of confused myself...

Okay, onto the fun stuff. The file I downloaded was "The Sims 2 Clothing for Y.A. to Elders (V1)" and I tested it in my Bins folder. So far everything is A-OK. All of the adult/young adult clothes appear for the elders and some NPC clothing also appears for all three ages. The are no delete and CC icons. Yay!

The only thing is the elders are missing some of their original pjs and underwear I don't know if there might be some conflict with other mods I have which do basically the same thing as this does. I realised I left them in my downloads folder AFTER I started up my game. I'll delete them now and try again.

But so far, things are looking good!
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