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Testers Wanted: Mirror CAS Screen EP Required

by TickleYu Posted 26th May 2005 at 1:38 AM - Updated 1st Jul 2005 at 2:06 AM by TickleYu : Experimenting new way to install the CAS
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This is my first upload so be gentle. lol

I want to try my hand at creating sims clothing and hair styles and thought I would first try to create a CAS screen to see how easy or hard it was.

Thanx to MikeInside's CAS Modding Tutorial, that I found here at Mod The Sims 2 and also to Pistachio AKA Kate at Parsimonious who figured out if you have the expansion pack you have to replace the file in 2 places. Thank you both very much.

You have to have the expansion pack to use this CAS screen. There are no custom content so there is no shopping list to go hunt. Basically it is made of the wall length mirror so that you can get different angles of your sims without having to turn them around while creating them. I added the water fountain for a great animation effect that looks really great!!!!!

I love the hair styles part the best. Being able to see the back is too cool. especially with some of the really neat mesh's that everyone is creating, you can see how the longer styles look.

Below are the instructions to get your new CAS screen operational:

UPDATE JUNE 30TH-After some testing and having others test it for me also, Thanx to Veronasky the installation of the CAS is really so much simpler then we made it out to be........ SIMPLY DOWNLOAD THE CAS TO YOUR DOWNLOAD FOLDER, No crashes, No Fuss, No Muss & It Works Great!!!!

Thank You, Thank You Thank You Veronasky!!!!!!!


Start up your game and go to make a sim. It should work and you will have a mirror room too.

It works great in my game. Let me know if you experience any problems.
You must have the expansion pack because of the content that I used comes from University.

ENJOY!! :howdy:
Tickleyu (Teresa)

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
CAS!.zip

Size: 661.0 KB · Downloads: 2,414 · 26th May 2005
661.0 KB 2,414 26th May 2005
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
#2 Old 26th May 2005 at 2:04 AM Last edited by sketched86 : 26th May 2005 at 2:08 AM.
sweet, i'll test it out for ya .

oh! when you were talking about the YACAS!.package thing, what do you want us to do with that one? You said the same thing as you did above that. Do we need to change it? Please clarify
Field Researcher
#3 Old 26th May 2005 at 2:59 AM
Great Job! I Love It Thank You Tickle!
Guest
#4 Old 26th May 2005 at 3:40 AM
To be honest T I'm not sure what you did ... bit what ever it looks good and just makes me wish I could play my sims2 ... you go girl
Faster kill pussycat
#5 Old 26th May 2005 at 4:10 AM
she changed the back gound where you make your sims at. If you have not played sims2 you woul dnot know I guess.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 26th May 2005 at 4:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sketched86
sweet, i'll test it out for ya .

oh! when you were talking about the YACAS!.package thing, what do you want us to do with that one? You said the same thing as you did above that. Do we need to change it? Please clarify



Hi,
Sorry if it was misleading, the YACAS ONE, LEAVE IT AS IT IS. What that is is the university CAS screen. The screen you go to create a young adult. I haven't tried to change it. (maybe I will play with that a bit next).

In the University file you see a Yacas.package AND you will see a CAS!.package. it is the CAS!.PACKAGE you want to rename to backup.CAS!.package and then put the CAS!.Package from this download in its old place.

Let me know if it worked for you. (Don't forget to change it in both places though that I explained in the orignal post).

Thanx,
TickleYu (Teresa)
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 27th May 2005 at 6:18 AM
Very nice and wonderful, thanks. :D
Test Subject
#8 Old 29th May 2005 at 3:57 PM
works great! looks awesome...really lets you see your sims from every angle...cool...thnx
Field Researcher
#9 Old 3rd Jun 2005 at 11:05 PM
very good work, this is something different, hope it works, testing right away...
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 11th Jun 2005 at 1:29 AM
Awesome! Just installed it. I'll go try it out right now! I'm sure it'll work though. Good job!
Test Subject
#11 Old 13th Jun 2005 at 11:56 AM
Hi, i in winzip, when i'm going to extract it, WinZIP can't find the file! So, i relly want that cas so pleas tell me how to make it work!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 13th Jun 2005 at 2:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nemi Montoya
Hi, i in winzip, when i'm going to extract it, WinZIP can't find the file! So, i relly want that cas so pleas tell me how to make it work!




I am on satelite connection and when there is a surge in my power, my WinRAR tells me there was no file. I just wait a bit and try again and it usually works. But if you would like you can Private Message me with your email address, I will email you the file.


I am glad there haven't been a lot of problems with it. I have been using it in my game for a while now with no problems.

THANX EVERYONE!!! :loco:

TickleYu (Teresa)
Guest
#13 Old 18th Jun 2005 at 7:56 PM
This is a beautiful cas screen. The best one I have seen so far. Downloading it now, cant wait to see it in game. Oh by the way. This is my first post. GO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 18th Jun 2005 at 8:48 PM
This looks great! i'm downloading it now. Thank you for all of the information on how to get it to show in game. for me, simply putting it in the downloads folder makes it work, but this is great info for those who can only make it work this way.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 4:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by veronasky
This looks great! i'm downloading it now. Thank you for all of the information on how to get it to show in game. for me, simply putting it in the downloads folder makes it work, but this is great info for those who can only make it work this way.




That is really great and good to know. :idea: A lot less headaches for sure!!!! Thank you for letting everyone know that. I am not sure if I should add that to the instructions as an option?? Of course who ever reads the thread will know, but I myself am sometimes guilty of not reading through a thread before I go download crazy

TickleYu (Teresa)
Test Subject
#16 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 2:07 AM
Great! The mirror wall is awesome. Definitely the best one.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 7:48 PM
Workz Great i love it great job make some more this one is soooo awesome -Taylor-
Instructor
#18 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 8:12 PM
Love it! I've been wanting to change my CAS screen for a while, and would have chosen this one if the EP wasn't required...

But tell me, why is the EP required?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#19 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 11:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockonashleesimpson
Workz Great i love it great job make some more this one is soooo awesome -Taylor-


Taylor,

I found a sim website last night that had some really fantastic things on it, I am going to write (email) the owner and ask if they minded if I used their stuff to make a CAS screen and of course give them the credit. If they write back and give me the go ahead, I just may make a new CAS screen along with the download packages that I used very soon.
I am glad you like this one!! :elephant:
(TickleYu) Teresa
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 22nd Jun 2005 at 11:34 PM
This is very nice! I've grown tired of the standard CAS. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#21 Old 23rd Jun 2005 at 2:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marvine
Love it! I've been wanting to change my CAS screen for a while, and would have chosen this one if the EP wasn't required...

But tell me, why is the EP required?



Marvine,

Thank you. The reason that it is EP required is that I used things out of the University Expansion to make the Mirror CAS Screen. The mirror comes with the EP and I have just made it into a wall. I am not positive about the water fountain, The water fountain adds animation into the screen which is a nice touch. I do know for sure that the mirror wall is EP. :valentine
Instructor
#22 Old 24th Jun 2005 at 10:18 AM
Okay, I thought it was Peter_halland's totalmirror... And the water fountain is definitely not in the original game.

Thanks for replying!
Test Subject
#23 Old 25th Jun 2005 at 11:00 AM
I download you CAS screen and installed it in the proper file but it doesn't work because when I want to create a family, the game stop.
So if you could try to tell me where does the problem come from, it would be nice

Thanx

PS: Sorry if my english is faulty but I'm french
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#24 Old 25th Jun 2005 at 1:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by labetterave
I download you CAS screen and installed it in the proper file but it doesn't work because when I want to create a family, the game stop.
So if you could try to tell me where does the problem come from, it would be nice

Thanx

PS: Sorry if my english is faulty but I'm french



HI, Sorry you are having troubles. :confused: Do you have University Installed? If you don't then that could be the cause of it. If you do have University, have you installed this CAS screen to both places mentioned in the directions? Did you back up your original screen? If not there is a thread here at modthesims2 that has the original CAS screen so you can restore your original one.

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=57974


I have heard several times now not only in this thread but looking at others, that you may just simply need to put this into your download folder for it to work.

So I would give that a try. :gidea: *change your CAS screen back to the original and then just place it in your download folder*.

I hope that helps and the problem is solved.

TickleYu (Teresa)
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 3rd Jul 2005 at 5:11 AM
Sorry for my bad english, Bablefish helps me *lol!

This is a very good work. :clap: Unfortunately it does not function correctly in my game. :soul: That is however because of which is too weak my diagram map. Purchase, when i have a new PC, shortly this Cas again in the game. :howdy:

With dear greetings from Switzerland.

Greets, Ysabella
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