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DEFAULT - Grandpa Needs More Clothes! PART 3: better shorts (UPDATE_1/17/2012)

by CatOfEvilGenius Posted 12th Jun 2009 at 6:13 PM - Updated 18th Jan 2012 at 2:18 AM by CatOfEvilGenius : added more ingame shots
6 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
UPDATE 1/17/2012 - mesh update, nicer legs, please redownload mesh


This replaces the Maxis shorts separates for elder men.

* default replacement mesh: fits under 3d untucked shirts
* default replacement textures: nicer shoes, no silly knee socks
* new colors: black, brown, grey
* six untucked recolors

yellow and blue striped shirts by me
red untuckable tank by me

dark red shirt by t2suggas
grey untuckable tank by me
grey untuckabe tee by me and fanseelamb

You can see all shorts and default replacement changes in the thumbnails.

Thanks to the makers of SimPE, MilkShape, plugins (wes_h and demon), LithUnwrap, and GIMP, for great tools. Thanks to Maxis for source textures.

Polygon Counts:
824 (same as Maxis original)

Additional Credits:
skin: Idolatry of Flesh by HP (faces changed by me)
eyes: Keen Eyes by Phaenoh
eyebrows: dragonmandy's brows made into defaults by me

Age: Elder
Gender: Male
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable Untuckables
Maxis Flags: Default Replacement
Outfit Type: Bottom

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
em btm shorts - DEFAULT MESH TXTR Jan17_2012.7z | updated, nicer legs

Size: 745.6 KB · Downloads: 2,349 · 18th Jan 2012
745.6 KB 2,349 18th Jan 2012
em btm shorts - 6

Size: 427.7 KB · Downloads: 2,818 · 12th Jun 2009
427.7 KB 2,818 12th Jun 2009
em btm shorts - tucked brown and

Size: 82.6 KB · Downloads: 2,615 · 12th Jun 2009
82.6 KB 2,615 12th Jun 2009
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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 14th Jun 2009 at 4:27 AM
Thank you for another wonderful works
Your "better mesh" series are amazingly useful. Magic!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 6:50 PM
Thank you so much! I love your work. Please keep it up.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 18th Jan 2012 at 5:46 PM
Thanks for the nice update on this mesh. I just downloaded these a few days ago and really like them.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 25th May 2012 at 12:39 PM
Wonderful! You're still at it!
Test Subject
#6 Old 2nd Jul 2016 at 12:24 AM
Anything that helps elders look more up-to-date is greatly appreciated!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th Nov 2016 at 11:11 PM
Thank you!