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Toddler Bob Fix

by fanseelamb Posted 15th Jul 2008 at 9:57 PM - Updated 29th Aug 2008 at 6:13 PM by fanseelamb : editing search parameters
43 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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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Did you ever notice how the red Maxis toddler bob has really cute messy fringe while all the other colours have harsh straight bangs? I did. It's annoying. Wanna know why it's like that? Maxis linked the black, brown, and blonde hairs to the wrong textures.

So here's a tiny mod to fix that. Stick it in your downloads folder and enjoy the newfound cuteness.

Hair Style:
      Natural Colours
Maxis Flags:
      Default Replacements
      Fixed Maxis Content
Bin Type:

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
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Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 10,680 · 16th Jul 2008
1.1 KB 10,680 16th 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 15th Jul 2008 at 10:10 PM
Wow. I never noticed that. Thanks!
Test Subject
#3 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 10:14 PM
Thank you for the fix! Those are the sweetest looking toddlers.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 10:24 PM
I always just thought that redheads had thinner hair, and therefore less bangs. In other words, I thought that was done on purpose!
Not actually evil.
#5 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 10:30 PM
Typical of Maxis, isn't it? Thank you for fixing. Sims2 gives me such joy, but how much better it could be if it weren't so full of bugs. I swear, a significant percentage of MTS2 server space is taken up by fixes the community shouldn't have had to make.

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Test Subject
#6 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 10:37 PM
This is awesome. I really did hate the old bob. Yuck it looked so old-fashioned.
Test Subject
#7 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 10:46 PM
I noticed that so long ago! I never really gave it too much importance, but, how can they be so...??? They could have fixed it a long time ago xD
But there you are, fixing what Maxis left behind xD Thank you!!
#8 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 11:20 PM
I never really noticed it before but they do look better now. Thanks

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 12:31 AM
Aww thats always annoyed me and ive searched for this for ages.
Thanks :D
Field Researcher
#10 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 12:39 AM
Thank you so much!! Now I'll most likely keep that hair style on my babies instead of changing them in the mirror!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 2:32 AM
So adorable. My toddlers thank you!
#12 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 5:30 AM
wonderful!!! thank you!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 8:13 AM
Very cute but it would've been better if you had a fix for the red hair (so it's like the Maxis originals) as an option as well. I like the Maxis originals, because it's what my hair was like when I was around that age, but the redheads were left out. I'm not going to download this but well done on the hard work
Field Researcher
#14 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 8:22 AM
So much cuter. Thanks.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 12:49 PM
I never noticed this, probably because my game lacks a lot of red heads, regretabley so. I love the wispy bang look! I will actualy use this hair style now! Thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 5:14 PM Last edited by Daisie : 16th Jul 2008 at 5:20 PM.

Originally Posted by fakepeeps7
I always just thought that redheads had thinner hair, and therefore less bangs. In other words, I thought that was done on purpose!
Redheads actually have the thickest hair, on average. [/funfact]
Mad Poster
#17 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 5:50 PM
I never noticed this either since I don't think I've ever had a redheaded baby - :O. It is just beyond belief how many lazy and stupid errors Maxi/EA makes and never corrects! Thank you for this really cute fix!!.
#18 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 6:19 PM
Adorable! Thanks :D
Field Researcher
#19 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 7:11 PM
Wow thanks fansee,And imagine Maxis screwing someting up lol.Downloading.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 17th Jul 2008 at 7:08 AM
Thanks you SO much for fixing this! Now my toddlers are going to look so much cuter.

Love The Sims Always
Test Subject
#21 Old 17th Jul 2008 at 10:27 PM
I have a question, why didn't you make it a default rather than a mod? Those are two different things right? Just a question...don't get offended, I appreciate whatever fixes anyone does to make the game more enjoyable for everyone. I was just curious.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 17th Jul 2008 at 10:43 PM
I had never noticed the difference, though the sharp edge on the fringe had always bothered me. Thanks for the fix!

Also, I love in your side-by-side picture that you made the O in Original the red circle and slash. Very clever. ^_^

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Original Poster
#23 Old 17th Jul 2008 at 11:07 PM
Aw, thanks for the comments everyone! You guys are sweet. And funny.

emoarian19: It is basically a default-replacement. Default/mod.... same difference in this case. It just doesn't contain any textures, so "mod" is the word that sprang to mind.

inuyasha_babe: Huh. I didn't even think of that. Probably because, in my opinion, the messy fringe is way cuter than the straight bangs. Making a "fix" that works the other way around would be simple enough. But I don't know if I'll do it.
Field Researcher
#24 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 1:03 AM
Ohmygosh I love you! Such a subtle change makes the toddlers a lot cuter! I always hated that hair on toddlers (except for the redheads of course) and now it looks so much better! Thank you!
Test Subject
#25 Old 23rd Jul 2008 at 10:01 AM
I just realized that a couple of days ago! And I was like, hmmm, that's weird. Cool that you fixed it.
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