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Picked upload! BodyShop Mechanic [Updated March 14 2009]

by Dr Pixel Posted 9th May 2007 at 12:21 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 9:11 PM by Nysha
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BodyShop Mechanic v .36B by Dr Pixel

Released March 14, 2009

Bodyshop Mechanic is Copyrighted 2006 - 2009 and is not to be distributed on other sites.

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NEW! Added a Rename/Copy section to make it easy to handle your finished
Bodyshop package files.

NEW! Updated the Remove Projects section.

See the Help Manual for full details.
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Bodyshop Mechanic works with any combination of expansions and stuff-packs.

This program is for Windows users only. No other files are necessary, if you can play The Sims2 game on your Windows computer, it should work for you.

It uses a standard Windows installer, and includes a complete Help manual.

BodyShop Mechanic is a simple program that gives you a little better control of the BodyShop program that comes with the Sims2 game, and lets you easily control many useful user-created Bodyshop enhancements.

It will NOT work with the pre-release version of BodyShop, only with the versions that are installed along with the game itself.

You can:

Choose the size of the BodyShop window (800 x 600 - or - 1024 x 768)

Get BodyShop to re-create it's thumbnails. This is useful if you have some bad thumbnails in BodyShop. This will not fix the bad thumbnails unless you have corrected the problem that caused them - most often this is a missing mesh file, or a flawed mesh edit.

Remove old BodyShop projects that are cluttering up the Projects list.
This will not harm your finished projects, once you have imported them into the game the project files are no longer needed and are wasting space and causing BodyShop to load slowly.

Remove any unwanted project folders - these are also not needed after you have imported them into the game.

Hide The SavedSims and/or the Downloads folders from Bodyshop.

Change the background picture/color used in BodyShop at any time.

For the background picture you can choose any bmp, jpg, or png image you have, of any size. You have the option to tile or resize the image to fill the whole Bodyshop window.

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You can also easily control several user-created Bodyshop add-ons:

You can change the lighting brightness using Wes Howe's enhanced lighting files.

You can change the default "hands on hips" mannequin pose to any one of many available user-created poses. There are instructions included for creating your own pose files if you like.

You can control Windkeeper's Bodyshop Enhancement files. These are the default screen replacements, the mannequin skintone replacements, and the invisible undies for skintone creators.

The help manual has complete instructions and download links for all these files.

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The "Run Bodyshop" button will start Bodyshop with the chosen settings.

You will still be able to change the background while BodyShop is running.

All other features can only be used when BodyShop is not running, and will be disabled while BodyShop is running.

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That's all there is for now, I hope you find it useful.

Dr Pixel
Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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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Size: 1.32 MB · Downloads: 19,075 · 10th Mar 2009
1.32 MB 19,075 10th Mar 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. To install, unzip and run the installer program that is in the .zip file.

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#126 Old 26th Oct 2014 at 6:35 AM
Can't do without this program!
Test Subject
#127 Old 14th Nov 2014 at 10:41 PM
It Doesn't Work
Test Subject
#128 Old 16th Feb 2015 at 9:31 AM
This is really helpful!

If you're having trouble getting this to work with The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, here's what I did:

When you open it up you'll get a popup saying the program can't find your Sims 2 installation folder and you have to direct it manually. Hit OK and navigate to where you installed The Sims 2. I used the default path which is C - Program Files - Origin Games - The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection. Make sure you click on the folder Fun With Pets! Hit OK. Another popup will ask you to select the expansion name you see when you start your game. If you did the first part correctly you should see 4 names: EP4, SP1, SP9, and Support. Click on SP9 and hit OK. The program should open up and work just fine! You can adjust whatever and hit Run Bodyshop and enjoy!
Test Subject
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#129 Old 8th Jan 2016 at 10:48 AM
It's working fine for me. 👌
Lab Assistant
#130 Old 18th Apr 2016 at 7:08 PM
It says it can't find Sims 2 Body Shop and when I try to change the picture it crashes. Btw, that "setup" at the left is not working, I accidentally ENTERED to the Fun with Pets folder (I guess the thing was only click it right?) and now I can't get back to change the settings ..
Test Subject
#131 Old 14th Aug 2016 at 9:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hammyx
It says it can't find Sims 2 Body Shop and when I try to change the picture it crashes. Btw, that "setup" at the left is not working, I accidentally ENTERED to the Fun with Pets folder (I guess the thing was only click it right?) and now I can't get back to change the settings ..


I did the same thing you did with the "setup"art that you did, and the program won't let me go back to fix it. I tried uninstalling the program and reinstalling it, but it kept the same settings! I am beyond frustrated.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#132 Old 15th Apr 2017 at 1:40 AM
Wow, I've never seen this before. Thank you!
Test Subject
#133 Old 1st Jun 2017 at 6:56 AM
Default Fix installation issue/ error finding BodyShop.exe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hammyx
It says it can't find Sims 2 Body Shop and when I try to change the picture it crashes. Btw, that "setup" at the left is not working, I accidentally ENTERED to the Fun with Pets folder (I guess the thing was only click it right?) and now I can't get back to change the settings ..


I had the same problem and found a fix. This trick will fix the "Can't find BodyShop.exe" and/or the setup setting error in the software. The error occurred when a user selected a wrong folder path after starting the software. You can't just uninstall. Follow these steps to reset to default.

1. Un-installed the software
2. Re-installed the software, but this time rename the installation default folder to something else. This allow the setting to reset. (So instead of BodyShop Mechanic folder, change to BodyShop Mechanic2 or whatever).
3. Start software.
3. Select the right folder path. "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES" This will list all your installed games.
4. If you see a list of all your expansion packs, your on the right path. Select an expansion pack
5. Click Run bodyshop. (keep trying different expansion pack if the body shop does not load.)

**keep in mind this software only allow you to load one pose at a time. You need to close bodyshop every times you load a new pose. The advantage of this software is that it'll list all you poses, and allow background changes. It's does not make poses. You need to download additional poses online and then added it to C:\Users\whatever user name you've created on installing window\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Config. The same goes for lighting. you need to add the poses, lighting in order to see more in the drop box.

You can also create your own poses but that's more complicated. Just search for tutorial online.

~Ann
Lab Assistant
#134 Old 2nd Jun 2018 at 4:23 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by alsinia
I had the same problem and found a fix. This trick will fix the "Can't find BodyShop.exe" and/or the setup setting error in the software. The error occurred when a user selected a wrong folder path after starting the software. You can't just uninstall. Follow these steps to reset to default.

1. Un-installed the software
2. Re-installed the software, but this time rename the installation default folder to something else. This allow the setting to reset. (So instead of BodyShop Mechanic folder, change to BodyShop Mechanic2 or whatever).
3. Start software.
3. Select the right folder path. "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES" This will list all your installed games.
4. If you see a list of all your expansion packs, your on the right path. Select an expansion pack
5. Click Run bodyshop. (keep trying different expansion pack if the body shop does not load.)

**keep in mind this software only allow you to load one pose at a time. You need to close bodyshop every times you load a new pose. The advantage of this software is that it'll list all you poses, and allow background changes. It's does not make poses. You need to download additional poses online and then added it to C:\Users\whatever user name you've created on installing window\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Config. The same goes for lighting. you need to add the poses, lighting in order to see more in the drop box.

You can also create your own poses but that's more complicated. Just search for tutorial online.

~Ann


Thank you for sharing your fix! It worked perfectly for me.
Field Researcher
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#135 Old 24th Jun 2020 at 3:05 AM
Awesome piece of software, loves it!
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