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The Sims 3 Recategorizer (UPDATE Late Night!)

by Sims MX Posted 15th Dec 2009 at 8:21 PM - Updated 13th Mar 2013 at 4:53 AM by Sims MX : Updated files.
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The Sims 3 Recategorizer

This mod is outdated, an up-tp-date version can be obtained from Simlogical.

Have you wondered: why are Fountains under the Miscellaneous Décor category instead of Miscellaneous Plumbing? Or why are three dining chairs under Miscellaneous Comfort instead of Dining Chairs? For the picky ones, Sims MX has a fix!

This mod will recategorize base game, World Adventures, Ambitions, High-End Loft Stuff and Store items into proper categories. Below is a summary.

What It Does?:

Rearranges the Catalog
  • Fountains were moved to the Miscellaneous Plumbing sorting category.
  • Office chairs were moved to the Dining Chairs sorting category.
  • Partitions were removed from the Living Room Sort and added them to the Accents sub-sort in the Bathroom Room Sort.
  • Pedestal Sinks were removed from the Kitchen Room Sort.
  • Table and Floor Lamps were removed from the Kitchen Room Sort.
  • Candles and Torches were removed from Nursery Room Sort (won't somebody please think of the children?!).
  • Double Beds were removed from the the Nursery Room Sort.
  • Kids-related bookcases, dressers, surfaces, chairs, and beds were moved to the Furniture sorting category.
  • Kids-related paintings, shelves, and sculptures were moved to the Miscellaneous Kids sorting category.
  • China Cabinets were moved to the Cabinets sorting category.
  • Shelfs were moved to the Displays sorting category.
  • Several Store items were properly categorized, for example: Stäncké wall clock is no longer in the Fences category.
  • Store Sculptures and Statues were moved to the new Sculptures sorting category.
  • Bars, Bubble Bars, and Professional Bars were removed from the Miscellaneous Surfaces sorting category.
  • Buffet Tables were removed from the Dining Tables sorting category.
  • Parking Spaces, Bike Racks and Garage Doors were moved to the Miscellaneous Vehicles sorting category.
  • Gobo Lights and Ducts that were cluttering the Miscellaneous Debug sorting category were moved to the Parties and Miscellaneous Décor sub-categories respectively.
Unlocks Hidden Stuff
  • Permanent tents and public picnic blanket can be found in the Miscellaneous Debug sub-category.
  • Aspiration and Career rewards such as the Collection Helper, The Fox, Teleporter, Firefighter's Coat, Firefighter of the Year Trophy and Moodlet Manager can be bought from the Debug category.
  • Special items (Thief's Coin, Mummy Snacks, Pemmican, Tear of Horus, etc.) sold by the Special Merchant can be bought from the Tomb Objects sorting category.
  • 14 Ambitions sculptures, 5 music boxes and one dining chair that were hidden can now be bought from the Buy Mode catalog (without the buydebug cheat).
  • Hidden stencils for several Store items (from the following sets: Storybook, Interior Castle, It's Game Time!, Championship Dreams, Animals Abound, Mischief Makers’ Bedrooms and the Commanding Shoji Screen) were unlocked. (Thanks to Clara from MATY).
  • The Parking Space for Food Trucks was unlocked. It can be found in the Miscellaneous Vehicles sorting category.
  • Shells, trash chutes, and wall mailboxes can be bought from the Miscellaneous Debug sub-category.
  • An electric guitar, director's chair, hot tub, tv, trailer and car that were hidden can now be bought from Buy Mode catalog (without the buydebug cheat).
Fixes Placement Flags
  • Placement flags for several basegame and Riverview items were fixed.
  • Store umbrellas (Shades of Grass and The Sun Shade 3000) now require a slot in order to be placed.
Fixes Other Stuff:
  • Topic ratings for TVs, Stereos, Firepits, etc. were fixed.
  • A decorative column from World Adventures is now a functional column.
  • Pastorial Reflections is now a fully functional mirror.

File Names:


Notes:
Prices weren't modified, they are EAxis original's.

Changelog:
v1.0 (12/13/09): Released.
v1.1 (12/15/09): Added Storybook, Explorer's Loot and Regal Living set, made other fixes.
v1.2 (02/07/10): Added Gothique, Chinese New Year, Riverview, New Orleans and Sims Celebration sets, made other fixes.
v1.3 (02/28/10): Added HELS recategorizer.
v1.4 (03/06/10): Added Faire Folk Life & Club Vaindenburger recategorizers.
v1.5 (03/13/10): Recategorizes clothing. Added Wild Wears recategorizer. No longer available.
v1.6 (06/13/10): Recategorizes Happy Valentines! set. Base game, World Adventures and Explorer's Loot files were modified to include items in the new Sculptures sorting category. Clothing recategorizers are no longer available.
v1.7 (06/14/10): Added Island Villa, Championship Dreams, It's Game Time!, Hacienda Luxury and Faire Folk Outdoors recategorizers.
v1.8 (06/26/10): Added Ambitions recategorizer. World Adventures and base game files were updated for Ambitions.
v1.9 (08/07/10): Added latest Store sets; updated base game, World Adventures and Ambitions files; added unlocked stencils; fixed placement flags; reduced file size.
v2.0 (08/10/10): Added more store sets (I forgot); made other fixes (see above).
v2.1 (10/02/10): Added Late Night recategorizer.

Additional Credits: S3OC & S3PE creators and developers.
Phaenoh for creating a mod like this one for The Sims 2.
Clara (from MATY) for her unlocked stencils and for letting me include them here.
Anach.



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
recategorized_ep3.zip | Recategorizes Late Night items only.

Size: 33.6 KB · Downloads: 4,469 · 3rd Nov 2010
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 15th Dec 2009 at 8:52 PM
This is great. I always thought it was dumb how a lot of the objects (especially store objects) were categorized. Thanks a lot.
Test Subject
#3 Old 15th Dec 2009 at 9:00 PM
Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 15th Dec 2009 at 9:02 PM
Thanks so much for this. Was hard to make a kids room when I had to click on different tabs to find everything. O(^o^)O
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 15th Dec 2009 at 9:06 PM
Thankyou for this. My Wife and I were discussing the annoyances over various categories and have been going through our installed mods to fix these issues, but I must say it didnt cross my mind to do the entire official line of content too, great work!

I have a question for you. Does one need the base game package and world adventures if one has WA installed, or does the WA version cover the base game too?
Mad Poster
#6 Old 15th Dec 2009 at 9:49 PM
Nice to see this available now. Does the Stancke set include the clock I mentioned in the PM to you?

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Test Subject
#7 Old 15th Dec 2009 at 10:02 PM
Much appreciated, the silly categorizing bugged me :P
Instructor
Original Poster
#8 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 1:22 AM
Thanks everyone.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anach
I have a question for you. Does one need the base game package and world adventures if one has WA installed, or does the WA version cover the base game too?


Both packages are needed. Base game package only fixes base game items, World Adventures package only fixes World Adventures items.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Nice to see this available now. Does the Stancke set include the clock I mentioned in the PM to you?


It didn't, but now it has. Redownload please.
Instructor
Original Poster
#9 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 1:28 AM
UPDATE (12/15/2009)
  • New Store sets were added.
  • Minor fixes were made, example: Hutch Bathroom sculpture only shows in the Bathroom Room Sort; World Adventures décor show up in the Lawn Décor sub-category in the Outside Room Sort; other minor fixes.
  • Stäncké wall clock is no longer shown under Fences
  • Partitions were removed from the Living Room Sort and added them to the Accents sub-category in the Bathroom Room Sort.

Please redownload and replace old-files. All files were modified.
Test Subject
#10 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 1:37 AM
Many thanks for this Much appreciated!
Test Subject
#11 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 2:08 AM
Thank you


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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 2:27 AM
You should put what each download contains so people know that they need to download both for Sims 3 items (base game) and WA items. And maybe explain this as you have here. I was confused until I read the comment here.
Instructor
Original Poster
#13 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 3:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missa
You should put what each download contains so people know that they need to download both for Sims 3 items (base game) and WA items. And maybe explain this as you have here. I was confused until I read the comment here.


I did included that information, look:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sims MX
  • recategorized_0.package: Recategorizes base game items. Requires latest patch (1.7 or latest).
  • recategorized_EP1.package: Recategorizes World Adventures items, unlocks Maxis Lost & Found gargoyle. Requires World Adventures.
Test Subject
#14 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 4:12 AM
Quick question...

If I don't have all of the store sets, can I go ahead and download/install all of these anyway, so they'll take effect when I do get those sets? I'm worried that it will cause game crashes if the items aren't there for it to mess with.
Instructor
Original Poster
#15 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 4:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellgamatic
Quick question...

If I don't have all of the store sets, can I go ahead and download/install all of these anyway, so they'll take effect when I do get those sets? I'm worried that it will cause game crashes if the items aren't there for it to mess with.


If you install them and you don't have the set, you'll see a black thumbnail instead of the object's thumbnail. If you click that black thumbnail your game will crash. As long as you don't click them you will be safe , be careful though!
Test Subject
#16 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 7:05 AM
OK, this basically means Christmas has come early for me. Thankyou. So. Much.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 8:29 AM
This is great. Thanks! Hope to see the further recategorization of personal and family inventories, camera, bookshelf. That would save my life. Many many thanks!
Forum Resident
#18 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 9:24 AM
Default Wonderful!!!
Thank you so much and how did you do it?
Can recatagorizing clothing be done the same way? Not a request that you do it. But I would really like doing the clothing if you can teach me how!

Thanks again.

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Lab Assistant
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Field Researcher
#19 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 3:53 PM
Wow the work involved, thanks!
Instructor
Original Poster
#20 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 8:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winterhart
Thank you so much and how did you do it?
Can recatagorizing clothing be done the same way? Not a request that you do it. But I would really like doing the clothing if you can teach me how!

Thanks again.


It is possible to recategorize clothing, I have recategorized some hairstyles from the Store (a tiara that didn't show up in formal for example), it is a different procedure. If you want I can explain it to you, send me a PM.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 11:11 PM
Thanks for fixing these, especially the store objects. They were in the most stupid places
Field Researcher
#22 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 12:29 AM
Great, thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#23 Old 19th Dec 2009 at 7:18 PM
I think I love you. My OCD tendencies thank you. A lot.
Mad Poster
#24 Old 19th Dec 2009 at 10:54 PM
Have you only corrected the catagories when viewing by room sort? I ask because when viewing chairs by function sort they still show in the incorrect catagories and the Hands > Sands now doesn't show at all, not in the fences catagory (yay!) but not in the small electronics with the other clocks either (boo).

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Instructor
Original Poster
#25 Old 20th Dec 2009 at 4:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Have you only corrected the catagories when viewing by room sort? I ask because when viewing chairs by function sort they still show in the incorrect catagories and the Hands > Sands now doesn't show at all, not in the fences catagory (yay!) but not in the small electronics with the other clocks either (boo).


Office chairs should show be in Dining Chairs and not Miscellaneous Comfort, where are yours showing? This mod will fix both Room and Function Sort.

The Modern Minimalist clock works for me. I checked the files in my Mods\Packages folder and they are the same files uploaded here. Try redownloading this mod and reinstalling it. Do you have the latest patch? I haven't tested this with the latest patch (the one that adds Shop Mode & CAW). Further problems post here, I'll try to update and fix this mod.
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