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The Sims Store Formal Clothing as Formal Clothing!

by Richi3frog Posted 3rd Jul 2008 at 9:10 PM - Updated 12th Jan 2009 at 1:19 AM by Richi3frog
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The new clothing from The Sims Store looks great! I specially like the baroque dress and egyptian dress. But these new clothing was put on everyday! I changed the category so now it only shows as formal.

Important Note:
These packages do not contain the clothing! If you want the clothing buy it at The Sims Store.

Changes for Adult Female Clothing:
Baroque dress - Moves to formal only.
Precolumbian dress - Moves to formal only-
Cleopatra/Egyptain dress - Moves to formal only.
Metro Maven - Moves to formal and everyday-.
Tribal/Mayan dress - Moves to formal and everyday.

Changes for Teen Female Clothing:
Pottery dress - Moves to formal only.

I'll add more as I buy more.

Installation:
1. Make sure you have bought these items from The Sims Store.
2. Download .zip file, or files.
3. Unzip file, or files.
4. Save the .package file in the following directory:
C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 Latest EP\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

Example:
C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 FreeTime\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

If this doesn't work try:
C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 Latest EP\TSData\Res\Catalog\Skins

Additional Credits:
Maxis - for the great clothing at The Sims Store!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
tfbodydressperupottery.zip

Size: 585 Bytes · Downloads: 2,737 · 6th Jul 2008
Download
585 Bytes 2,737 6th Jul 2008
afbodymetro.zip

Size: 540 Bytes · Downloads: 2,938 · 4th Jul 2008
Download
540 Bytes 2,938 4th Jul 2008
afbodydresstribal.rar

Size: 546 Bytes · Downloads: 2,834 · 4th Jul 2008
Download
546 Bytes 2,834 4th Jul 2008
afbodydressprecolumbian.rar

Size: 541 Bytes · Downloads: 2,885 · 4th Jul 2008
Download
541 Bytes 2,885 4th Jul 2008
afbodydressegypt.rar

Size: 545 Bytes · Downloads: 2,928 · 4th Jul 2008
Download
545 Bytes 2,928 4th Jul 2008
afbodydressbaroque.rar

Size: 552 Bytes · Downloads: 3,351 · 4th Jul 2008
Download
552 Bytes 3,351 4th Jul 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Test Subject
#2 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 5:14 PM
Hey where did u get the blue, pink, and yellow dresses with the gloves?!? those are so CUTE! (reply back plz) and thx for this this will be GREAT lol srry for caps

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#3 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 5:19 PM
They made you pay and yet they didn't even categorize it right...
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#4 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 5:22 PM
Maxis just doesn't care at all. They could do it right, but they just don't bother. Maddening. Thanks for the fix.

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#5 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 5:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by feerthetime
Hey where did u get the blue, pink, and yellow dresses with the gloves?!? those are so CUTE! (reply back plz) and thx for this this will be GREAT lol srry for caps


I'm pretty sure they are from The Sims Store. Read the installation rules for a like to that website. <3
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#6 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 6:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
Maxis just doesn't care at all. They could do it right, but they just don't bother. Maddening. Thanks for the fix.


YES... Unless I just missed it (entirely possible) an actual collections file for their rather costly new collections would have been nice too. ;-)
Instructor
#7 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 6:12 PM Last edited by Mellisenda : 4th Jul 2008 at 9:19 PM.
Actually, that dress set (blue, pink, and yellow mermaid style with long gloves) was one of the Pre-order Bonuses for The Sims 2 Double Deluxe game, as was the short black satin one next to it. The long blue strapless gown next to the black one was a pre-order bonus for the Celebration Stuff Pack. Those three dresses are not available from The Sims 2 Store since the Pre-order Bonus items are free bonus downloads from EA only available for pre-ordering their games from certain retailers prior to their releases. For example:

http://thesims2.ea.com/getcoolstuff...eType=DDMERMAID

Richi3frog, nice job on the recategorization.

Melissa
Field Researcher
#8 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 6:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mellisenda
That dress set (blue, pink, and yellow with gloves) was actually one of the bonus downloads from The Sims 2 Double Deluxe game, not The Sims 2 Store. Nice job on the recategorization.


As near as I can see, that's what the Sim 2 Store is Mellisenda. They have downloads of objects, hair etc. from all the expansion packs and allow you to buy just what you want. They have some exclusive sets too.
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Original Poster
#9 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 9:53 PM
Mellisenda is right, the blue, pink, and yellow dress with gloves is a pre-order bonus from The Sims 2 Double Deluxe, also the black satin dress. And the other blue dress was from The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff.

I just modified the files so they don't show the custom content star and showed Celebration Stuff badge.

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Test Subject
#10 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 11:54 PM
I want those dresses!
Test Subject
#11 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 1:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richi3frog
I just modified the files so they don't show the custom content star and showed Celebration Stuff badge.


Great work,
How do you modify the files so the custom content star isn't there I want to do that to all my pre-orders.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 5:23 AM
Jeez! The Sims Store is a huge rip off and they can't even categorize the clothing right. It takes a Sim fan to do an EA job yet again. I've seen all of those pre-order exclusive items being distributed on some free site, too..
Test Subject
#13 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 6:20 AM
The Sims Store is really ridiculous. They're truly milking this for what it's worth.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 8:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mellisenda
Actually, that dress set (blue, pink, and yellow mermaid style with long gloves) was one of the Pre-order Bonuses for The Sims 2 Double Deluxe game, as was the short black satin one next to it. The long blue strapless gown next to the black one was a pre-order bonus for the Celebration Stuff Pack. Those three dresses are not available from The Sims 2 Store since the Pre-order Bonus items are free bonus downloads from EA only available for pre-ordering their games from certain retailers prior to their releases. For example:

http://thesims2.ea.com/getcoolstuff...eType=DDMERMAID


Oh, I see <3. Thanks for clearing it up for me!
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#15 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 1:27 PM
Thankyou for this, Richi3frog!

Everyone, please keep your comments to technical or thanks, instead of debating the ethics or quality of the EA Store. If you wish to debate or discuss that, there are threads over on the Sims2Community site for that.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 7:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDFrankFan
Great work,
How do you modify the files so the custom content star isn't there I want to do that to all my pre-orders.


I'll post a tutorial on that in a few minutes, maybe an hour or two.

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Original Poster
#17 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 8:42 PM
Here is the tutorial. Have fun decostumizing you custom content clothing!
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip Decostumizing_Custom_Content.zip (68.3 KB, 50 downloads)

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Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Jul 2008 at 1:57 AM
Thanks so much, Richi3frog!!
Instructor
#19 Old 6th Jul 2008 at 10:18 AM
Have followed your link and ended up in an EA site with "Buy now" for old game items.
What does it mean? Now you have to buy EVERY game item separatedly?
Is MTS2 going to support recolors and adjustments of pay items, just because they are from official site?
Do you know how much every item costs?
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Jul 2008 at 11:48 AM
Be aware, Simmers international that you can only buy items from the Store if you live in the US or Canada. How useless is that?

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Instructor
#21 Old 6th Jul 2008 at 4:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by riever49
Be aware, Simmers international that you can only buy items from the Store if you live in the US or Canada. How useless is that?


>.< i can't have them.... anyway, thanks for this mod, i hate when formals show as everyday, i'd never use formals as everyday... if i could have these dresses i would so download this. i'm sure that people that have those dresses find this mod very useful^^

hi!
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#22 Old 7th Jul 2008 at 12:54 PM
the dresses are really beautiful... but if i even could get them, i wouldn´t spend so much money for it i think...
Test Subject
#23 Old 12th Jul 2008 at 2:35 AM
xptl297 i dont think we will have to purchase items for the EP thats why we pay so much money for the interactions and stuff but for those who didnt like certain eps they can download items they really wanted on the site.
Test Subject
#24 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 8:29 AM
I have 4 different colored afdressbaroque. Do I need to catagorize these myself because there are 4 colors? Or does your one file make all recolors catagorize as you have stated above when it is put in the bin file?
Thanks,
Twink

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Original Poster
#25 Old 23rd Jul 2008 at 12:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by twink
I have 4 different colored afdressbaroque. Do I need to catagorize these myself because there are 4 colors? Or does your one file make all recolors catagorize as you have stated above when it is put in the bin file?
Thanks,
Twink


The file ''afbodydressbaroque'' recategorizes the four colors of the baroque dress.

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