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Testers Wanted: Better-looking Pollination Tech

by L-J Posted 12th Dec 2004 at 8:58 AM - Updated 14th Oct 2008 at 8:24 PM by Christy1077
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Tired of your alien offspring looking like roadkill with that damn Pollination Tech's ugly genes? Want *attractive* alien kids? Then look no further! I whipped up this small mod to replace the Pollination Tech's facial DNA with more slender, elven features, including the pointy ears that are shown on some of the other pre-made aliens. In addition, he has a new jpeg file to boast these changes.

This was originally made for my own personal use, because I prefer my alien kids sans giant eyes and squished noses, but if anyone else wants abduction offspring that don't look like roadkill then you can grab my mod below.

Please note that this is the *beta* forum, so constructive criticism is welcome.

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

Sims 2
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Improved_Pollination_Tech.rar

Size: 87.6 KB · Downloads: 13,952 · 12th Dec 2004
87.6 KB 13,952 12th Dec 2004
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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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#2 Old 12th Dec 2004 at 9:00 AM
Btw, I wasn't sure if this really qualified as a hack, so I posted it here in the general beta forum instead.
Test Subject
#3 Old 12th Dec 2004 at 11:20 AM
A screenshot would be handy?
Instructor
#4 Old 12th Dec 2004 at 11:35 AM
Okay I extracted his portrait from L-J's package file.

I like the pointy ears, I always give my aliens pointy ears. His nose is a bit large though, I wonder what the female counterpart in his DNA looks like.

So it looks like he is basically just facial structure with no other data? What id do we set it to so it overwrites the original Pollination Tech's facial structure?
Screenshots
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 12th Dec 2004 at 12:13 PM Last edited by L-J : 12th Dec 2004 at 3:13 PM.
No, he has age data, a 3D ID Referencing File etc., but AFAIK the only bit I needed to edit was the facial data, so that and the jpegs were all that I included in my package, since nothing else needed to be overwritten.

Unfortunately I can't recall the id off-hand, because TS2 and SimPE are on my other computer, but I'll look it up later when I have the oppurtunity.

EDIT: The group id is 0x7F45284D. I assume that's what you meant, right?
Field Researcher
#6 Old 12th Dec 2004 at 2:31 PM
So....How do I replace Pollination Tech with him?

[Edit] Ok, nevermind. Stupid me. *slams head on wall* Thankyou very much! [/Edit]
Instructor
#7 Old 12th Dec 2004 at 10:12 PM
Yes that's what I meant thanks. I'll have to see if I can make my own and get it to work.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 14th Dec 2004 at 1:13 AM Last edited by DarkFate : 14th Dec 2004 at 1:21 AM.
Ok you want constructive critcism genius.

Added: Reading that it doesn,t read write and could be taken wrong I meant genius in a good way

Admin Note: Since your post was so new (less than two minutes).. Next time please just edit your post to add your new thought, or change the whole thing.
DarkFate.
Test Subject
#9 Old 14th Dec 2004 at 4:21 AM
hmm... is it possible to make a version with a changeble skin color--say if I want little lavender aliens?

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 15th Dec 2004 at 9:40 AM
Default It is gorgeous!
I added him in my game, and the alien baby girl my sim had after, is just sooo cute! Thanks alot!

I can hurt a demon!! That's right. I'm back. And I'm a BLOODY ANIMAL!

Spike in Doomed
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 15th Dec 2004 at 4:22 PM
No problem. Anything I can do to help.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 16th Dec 2004 at 8:50 AM
Ah yes, the Aliens are now part Vulcan
Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Dec 2004 at 11:58 PM
How do you replace pollination tech.? I want to replace him with this handsome alien I made. Where is the pt's file?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 22nd Dec 2004 at 10:29 AM
It's in objects.package. Do a group filter using the group GUID in my package to find his data. To replace his facial DNA, simply extract the face of one of your own sims or a sim in bodyshop, then dump it in a new package and change the ids of the file to match those of the pollination tech.

Of course, a bit of knowledge of SimPE beforehand might help...
Test Subject
#15 Old 22nd Dec 2004 at 4:57 PM
Thank you. When I'm done, all my new aliens would look so cute.
Test Subject
#16 Old 22nd Dec 2004 at 5:40 PM Last edited by Atlanteay : 26th Dec 2004 at 8:26 PM.
Here is my new pollination and the alien kids he and another sim had. Thanks for telling me how to do it L-J Can we have two pollinations?
Screenshots
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 30th Dec 2004 at 9:46 AM
Oh, that is something I had never thought about before, but it's just great! And I was wondering why my alien kids were so weird looking, I thought it was just my luck... Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#18 Old 1st Jan 2005 at 6:35 PM
Anyone know the instance for the grim reaper? I would like to change him.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 1st Jan 2005 at 6:46 PM
hey, atlanteay could you make a downloadable version of your Pollination Tech? It's awesome.
Test Subject
#20 Old 1st Jan 2005 at 7:04 PM
Sure here it is.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip newpollinationtechnician.zip (91.4 KB, 1799 downloads)
File Type: rar newpollinationtechnician.rar (77.7 KB, 1260 downloads)
Test Subject
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5th Jan 2005 at 1:38 AM Last edited by Herculiea : 9th Jan 2005 at 3:06 AM.
Pollination Tech's
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Test Subject
#21 Old 8th Jan 2005 at 7:42 PM
You could see him when your sims had an alien child and look up the alien child's family tree and you'll see the new pollination tech.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 8th Jan 2005 at 7:54 PM
So do we download it and put it in downloads or do we have to change all the stuff....?? I'm a lil confused
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 8th Jan 2005 at 7:56 PM
You can change stuff if you want to. If you just want to use my pollination tech, just dump the .package file in your downloads folder.
Field Researcher
#24 Old 8th Jan 2005 at 8:00 PM
and here I was wonder why my alien children looked so ugly. Thanks. They have as good a chance of being good looking like their other parent
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 8th Jan 2005 at 8:07 PM
ok thanks.... This will be great
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