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Picked upload! -Reworking the Maxis Workout Clothes- Default Replacements

by Phaenoh Posted 2nd Feb 2008 at 1:02 AM - Updated 7th Sep 2011 at 8:59 PM by Phaenoh
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update: I've included the black tracksuit in my default package now. You won't notice a difference unless you have someone high up in the athletic career track though. The 'new' color scheme for it is black (surprise!) and white, just like the others. Go check out this thread to add it to your catalog options - May 30, 2008

I've been stuck in a rut, I can't seem to get ahead in any of my projects so I spent the entire afternoon working on these. I wanted to be able to say I FINISHED something. (Its finished when I can present it to you) Originally I had decided against making replacements for these outfits, but then I realized I still dread having to pick them out for my sims, so that needed to change. I like the Men's Athletic outfit, so I didn't touch it, I honestly couldn't figure out a way to improve it. The ladies outfits, on the other hand, were the worst stuff ever. I could never figure out a good way of fixing them but I finally decided not to let that stop me, halfway through making the coloring template it dawned on me. This new color scheme is applied on the teen, adults, and elders outfits.

These are DEFAULT REPLACEMENTS, meaning, when you place them in your downloads folder, they will act as Maxis clothing, completely replacing their counterparts. This includes sims currently wearing them. If you want to remove mine and return to the maxis versions, just delete my package from your downloads folder. Btw, if you want your clothing catalog images to reflect these changes, delete your thumbnails folder: C:\Documents and Settings\(yourname)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Thumbnails. The game will generate new ones. If you want not default versions, check out this thread of mine.

The outfits that May and Arthur are modeling are also in my Athletic wear category, thanks to one of my Catalog Edit mods. (Everything Version, Athletic Only Version) These outfits are available for both Adults and Elders. Their color scheme has been bugging me to make them when I try to fall asleep, so I partly did them so I can hopefully get to sleep faster, so need it right now too... Anyways, they are called 'Sweats' and the shoes also got fixed. Jeez they were ugly.

The last set of outfits that got changed were the Teen 'Hip Sweats'. Sephira and I had some strong words over this change. My argument was that I didn't want her wearing something that shows her midriff. Her argument was 'You are ruining my life'. After a couple of slammed doors, she finally went and put on a longer undershirt. I approve, I hope you do too. You will also notice that she has stopped being so obsessive with her shoes and gave up wearing the ugly ones.


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Additional Credits:
Sephira will get over it. And if she doesn't that's too bad for her. No bare midriffs in my house!

Age: Teen Adult Elder
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Athletic
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Default Replacement
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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

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#26 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 12:41 PM
I really like these, particularly the adult female ones :D

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#27 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 12:45 PM
Thank you very much for these! Now my sims can actually wear those default outfits instead of always buying custom ones!

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#28 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 1:41 PM
Oh yes! Words can not describe how much I detest the yellow and turquoise tracksuit.

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#29 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:02 PM
Lol, this is fun. The only one I could really stand using was the yellow and turquoise one, and sometimes the gray one, but everyone else seems to hate the turquoise one the most!

Thanks for leaving comments everyone!
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:16 PM
These are so so much better! Thank you very much. I like the longer top on the teen girl especially. And no more fugly colour combinations on my ladies.
#31 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:11 PM
Thank you so much!!!!!!
I really really like to stay away from too much CC, so I have been stuck using these horrible Maxis things.
Your default replacements are the best, you have a great eye for finding exactly what is wrong with the original and making it better.
Special thanks for covering the midriff on the teen version, and the new shoes. Sorry Sephira, lol. :D
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:25 PM
These are so much better than what Maxis made. Thanks so much.

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#33 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:41 PM Last edited by cameranutz2 : 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:42 PM. Reason: edit
Tons and tons better! Downloading now :D
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#34 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 3:06 PM
I don't have to dread having someone brought home from work with my Sims and using the household athletic equipment any longer! Thank you SO much!
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#35 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 5:07 PM
Thank you very much Phaenoh! I'm not used to downloading athletic outfits but these are very useful for replacing the horrible Maxis ones! (especially the turquoise and mustard one...LOL)

Sorry I can't take requests anymore!
And I will probably never convert my creations for TS2 to TS3.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 6:25 PM
Oh man! This is (IMO) your best work yet!!! Those AF outfits were killing me! Thanks so much!

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#37 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 6:45 PM
Thanks so much for making these! I have absolutely hated the Maxis versions of all this athletic wear, but it's actually hard to find CC athletic wear that's not scandalously small. (Heck, I've found custom athletic wear that came with four inch heels. What?!) XD These are perfect!
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 6:51 PM
Thank you, this is brilliant!

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Test Subject
#39 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 7:17 PM
I never comment XD ever, but these? These deserve a comment because I have been desperate for default replacements for the athletic outfits forever! These are freaking awesome, Thank you!
Test Subject
#40 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 9:04 PM
[I rarely comment either laurie ]

Gah, thank you for fixing these! I always hated the color combos - the marigold and turquoise one killed me! It's funny that you say it's the only one you liked. Haha! The sneakers are much better too.

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks...and now I'll have to check out your other downloads since it seems you've been up to some good fixes.

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#41 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 9:32 PM
Originally Posted by papersky
...and now I'll have to check out your other downloads since it seems you've been up to some good fixes.
Ahah! A fan in the making!

Thanks for the comments everyone!
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 10:29 PM
Oh, these are a VAST improvement of the originals. They were so ugly (except the teen ones. Those are kinda cute). Thank you!
Test Subject
#43 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 12:15 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Mar 2008 at 12:29 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Oh my oh my!
You act so like my mother!
All the time tries to cover my midriff yelling "you 'll catch a cold, dress up!".
And you even throw away Seph's cool shoes... How could you??
This is called oppression!
Poor Sephira...

By the way, the adult and elder replacements are excellent
Test Subject
#44 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 12:16 AM
This is a great replacement. I might actually put my girls into the tracksuits now!
Field Researcher
#45 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 12:33 AM
I really like these, they looks so much better then maxis versions, I might even start using them

Thank you for making and shearing them!

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Field Researcher
#46 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 1:15 AM
Yay! :D

i loved the replacements! i downloaded the adult ones, and the old people ones without a second thought.

now it was the teen ones i had to think about...

but then i realized that midrift is a bit rediuclous. i mean it looks cute on the sims, cause they look like babries, but not in real life.

the only thing that almost made me not download them (wasnt the middrift) but rather the shoes.
i kinda like em... i think its because i have a pair of brown puma shoes that looks smiliar to those XD;;

i downloaded em anyway
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 2:40 AM
Thanks so much! I just came on here looking for some new workout clothes for my females and here they are.


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Lab Assistant
#48 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 6:35 AM
What about Teen/Adult Male work out clothing?
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#49 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 6:52 AM
Originally Posted by aceman67
What about Teen/Adult Male work out clothing?
Couldn't figure out how to improve it, what do you think is wrong with it?

Thanks for commenting everyone!!!
Test Subject
#50 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 12:32 PM
they are so much nicer than the original in the games. I love them.... Thank you so much.

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