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Phaenoh's Great Clothing Migration V2 -UPDATED 9/10-

by Phaenoh Posted 5th Apr 2008 at 3:55 AM - Updated 19th Jul 2011 at 6:06 PM by Phaenoh
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Updates:The Apartment Life Version is here! I've done my usual rearranging. Sorry for the long wait, I was out of the country! - Sept. 10, 2008

I've hidden all the FreeTime career athletic looking outfits in the everyday catagory. These outfits need to remain in everyday so the career that they belong to will work properly. These outfits are also hidden in the athletic category. It is not possible for the same outfit to be hidden in one category and shown in another. I will have a work around for your 'lost' clothes here. -May 30, 2008

I've rearranged a lot of the hair, please redownload if you see fit. I've also added in Kitchen and Bath Stuff too. I've also renamed all the files to start with zz_Phaenoh... since that was required for many people to get it to work correctly. This also means that it will NOT overwrite the old files. Please delete them from your install location. Since the new ones are named lower in the alphabet that the old ones the game will use the new ones instead, but its worthless to keep the old files around. -Apr.26, 2008

Note: If you want to learn how to do this yourself, I've written a tutorial!

I’ve since come out with many tiny Catalog Edit Mods (I've linked to them all in case you prefer them in bits and pieces or just are curious what an outfit is) and I was tired of sifting through them all in my Bins folder so I have combined them all. This is version 2 of my Great Clothing Migration. The new features include Catalog Edit Mods for all of the Stuff Packs and FreeTime. (Pets not included because I didn’t find anything in the wrong category for them.) PLEASE do not just blindly pick the download that is labeled FreeTime thinking you will get everything below it, YOU WILL NOT! Each file contains different clothes being moved to different categories based on which Expansion Pack they were introduced with. You still need to download each file for each expansion pack you have to ‘completely and properly’ clean up your clothing catalog. Also, after you are done downloading and installing this, go through your Bins folder and delete any other Catalog Edits of mine, You Don't Need Them Anymore! FREEDOM!

Here is a pic of what will be in your Adult Ladies Outerwear Category if you download and install properly all the files given here. (Your mileage may vary based on your own EPs and SPs.)

As I’ve had a few PMs and comments saying they didn’t want to download this without knowing exactly what it is, I will attempt to outline which clothes in each .rar get moved to where. (Am I serious?!?!? WHY?!?! :: grumbles :: because I love you guys…) MANY (if not most) I’ve made Default Replacements for. Some of them don’t make much sense without also getting the replacement. I’ve linked to them for your convience.

Base Game: Moved the Adult Sweatsuits from Everyday to Athleticwear. Removed the Teen, Adult and Elder Tracksuits from Everyday leaving them only in Athleticwear. Moved the Men’s Couture Jackets to Outerwear. Moved the HipHop Athletic suits from Everyday to Athleticwear. Men’s LooseOpenCoatPants, OpenCoatJeans, and OpenSportCoatLongPants got moved to Outerwear. BabyNewYear is now Undies (will probably produce interesting results during the New Year’s Party, though I don’t care) Ladies’ Hooded Jumpers are moved to Athleticwear. Teen’s ArmWrap Dresses are in Formal only now. Teen’s Hip Sweats are also only in Athleticwear. Teen Athletic Jerseys are in Athleticwear. Teen FormalDress is only Formal. Girl’s JacketDressFlares are in Outerwear. Teen’s HoodedSweatshirtBoardShorts are now also in Athleticwear. Teen’s SloppySuits have been placed in Formal and Everyday. Teen’s Trench Coat is now in Everyday and Outerwear. Elders’s LongLoose Dresses are in Everyday and Formal. Elder Sweatsuits have been moved to Athleticwear. 3 Ugly Elder Swimsuits have been removed from this mod due to being work clothes, see the link for the fix. Toddler’s OpenCoatDress is in Outerwear, and the fancy pretty SundressSleeves is in Formal (yes I know that means you can’t change into it, I’m still working on hacking the changing table for it though, sit tight). Toddler JacketPants are in Outerwear. Toddler Holiday outfits are in PJs only. All the other Toddler outfits (stripes and solids) based on that mesh are also only in PJs. Holiday hats have been moved to outerwear. The European Santa coats are only in outerwear. The crown is now only in formal. Baseball caps have been added to athletic. Ladies beenie hat has been added to outerwear and men's been hat has been moved to outerwear. The fargo hats have all moved to only outerwear. The men's fedora has been added to outerwear and formal too. (377 outfits and hair)

University: Added Adult PJs Night Slips and Shirtless Pants to the Young Adult Category. Removed the 2 Solid Colored PJs all together. Added almost all the Adult Bikinis to the Young Adult. Added the remaining Swim Trunks and Speedos to Young Adult. Added Men’s Briefs to YA. Added all the new PJs and Swimsuits for Young Adults to the Adult Category. Gave Men’s Preppy Outfit to Adults. Did some more stuff to make the above Base Game Moves compatible for Young Adults. Male bandanna has been removed from formal. (69 outfits and hair)

Nightlife: Moves Belted Coats from Women’s Everyday to Outerwear. Removes the Asymmetrical Dress from Everyday leaving it only in Formal. Makes the Red Vampire Dress visible in catalog in both Formal and Everyday. Removes the Short Ruffle Dress from Formal leaving it only in Everyday. Moves men’s Jacket from Everyday to Outerwear. Moves men’s Leather Pea Coat from Everyday to Outerwear. Removes Sequins Contest Dress from Everyday leaving only Formal. Removes Red Cami Contest Dress from Formal leaving only Everyday. Moves toddler Hooded Sweater from Everyday to Outerwear. Moves toddler tuxedo to (boys only) Formal. Men's swoop hair is not formal. Toddler animal hats have been moved to outerwear only. (57 outfits and hair)

Open for Business: Moves elder men’s Open Shirt from Everyday to Outerwear. Moves all the toddler ‘animal suits’ and matching hats from wherever they were to only Outerwear. Ball caps have been added to athletic. (115 outfits and hair)

Family Fun: Removes the Princess Dresses from Everyday leaving them in Formal. Removes the inner tube snorkel outfits from Everyday leaving them only in Swim. Removes the Nightcap Hair from all categories except PJs. Crowns and tiara hairs are now only in formal. (52 outfits and hair)

Glamour Life: Removes the Fur Coats from Everyday leaving them only in Outerwear. Removes the new PJs from the Young Adult age. Moves the wedding veil hair to formal only. (17 outfits and hair)

Celebrations: Moves all the toddler Formalwear from Everyday to Formal. Moves all the wedding veil hairs and the flower hairs to formal only. (47 outfits and hair)

Seasons: Removes all the outerwear that was doubling in the Everyday category leaving them only in Outerwear. Removes the snow hats from everyday. Fixes the male toddler hats binning problem. (221 outfits and hair)

HM Fashion: Shuffles many of the adult dresses around from Formal and Everyday. Two Dresses with Boots became Outerwear. Moves the Wool Dresses to Outerwear. Moves the men’s Pea Coat and Price Blazer to Outerwear from Everyday. (27 outfits)

Bon Voyage: Frond hairs have been relegated to only everyday and outerwear. (20 hairs)

Teen Style: Removes guy’s tracksuits from Everyday leaving them only in Athletic. Adds the yoga outfits to PJs. Visors have been added to athletic. (20 outfits and hair)

Free Time: Hides all the ballerina unitards and tutus, sporty and exercise-y clothes, and the soccer outfits in Everyday and Athletic. Flamenco hat is added to formal. (69 outfits)

Kitchen and Bath: Removes the towel turban and sleep eye mask hairs from everyday leaving them only in sleep and undies. (35 hairs)

Apartment Life: All witch outfits and hats are now in everyday, formal, and outerwear! All tennis outfits and jogging suits have been banished to only athleticwear along with the stadium bodypaint men's outfits. I also stole the tennis dress out of grandma's closet because that short a dress wasn't tasteful on a lady of her age. The ladies 'lil black' dress is now only in formal and so is the teen's shortprint dress. I also added the af bowblouse to formal and the em blazersweaters and blazernecks. The men's cordjacket was removed from formal leaving it only in everyday. The ladies halfjacket was moved to outerwear as was the men's bucklecoat and the men's sidezipjacket. All the fedora hats and the paperboy caps have also been added to outerwear. (252 outfits and hairs)

There you go. Now you know.

This game mod will clash with any other mod that does the same thing. It is meant to REPLACE all the little tiny ones in your Bins folder that I have released. Delete them if you download this! You don't need them anymore! The other mods that I know about that will clash happen to be my Athleticwear Mod, my first version of this mod, prolly fanseelamb's Outerwear Mod, and any ‘Maxis Hider ’ mods you have. One exception. fanseelamb has a version that includes the OFB costumes in outerwear. I didn't touch those customs (except the toddler bear outfits) so you can do what you want with those. If you find that you don't like what I did to your catalog, remove what you didn't like. If you hated all of it, may I suggest the other links as alternatives?

Installation Instructions:
In order for the clothes from most recent EP or SP to actually move you can place all the files here C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Highest Expansion Pack You Have\TSData\Res\Catalog\Skins instead of the usually Bins or StuffPack folder. If that doesn’t work, try these other two locations instead. C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Highest Expansion Pack You Have\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins or C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Highest Expansion Pack You Have\TSData\Res\StuffPack

You can put these files in your Downloads folder, but if you do, the delete button will be enabled in CAS and Body Shop. They will also not move the clothing and it will all be treated as custom content. Do NOT delete them in CAS or Body Shop. Doing so may corrupt some of your game files. To remove, delete the files themselves from the folder you put them into.

Compatibility: If you do not have Seasons, all of the clothes that have been moved to Outerwear will be missing from your Catalog entirely. I tested it, it won't crash your game, you just can't get at the clothes. This might not be a bad thing in some cases (toddler animal suits?). Read through what I've listed is in each and decide for yourself if it is worth it.


Additional Credits:
Photoshop, Simpe, and a couple pieces of good ol' loose leaf paper!

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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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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Field Researcher
#176 Old 23rd Sep 2011 at 4:30 AM
Very nice work, but it looks like you missed the teen female witch outfits.

On my site I have dozens more Sims 2 mods. These mods come with no support so use them at your own risk.
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#177 Old 23rd Sep 2011 at 2:15 PM
How did I miss them? Where are they, and where were they supposed to go?
Lab Assistant
#178 Old 8th Dec 2011 at 10:58 AM
Okay, I have a question. I downloaded your soccer uniform hider and now I see that you included the soccer uniform in this your soccer uniform hider still usable? I hope so, cuz I really *hate* those hideous things.

Thanks, btw, for this amazing mod!
Test Subject
#179 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 11:24 PM
I've got your buy catalog mod, will this conflict with it? Or does it just include the mod?
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#180 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 11:36 PM
That mod and this mod are completely separate, they have nothing to do with each other and will not conflict. I use both myself.
Test Subject
#181 Old 6th Jan 2014 at 3:53 AM
Hi there! Can I ask where that UI is from with the shrinked buttons? The Maxis one only shows 9 pieces of clothing at a time, which is not very convenient with all those custom content we have.

Very nice job you did there by the way, rearranging all those clothes! I imagine it took you a lot of time.
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#182 Old 6th Jan 2014 at 2:17 PM
Sorry, that's just a photoshop job, it would be awesome if the UI actually did that though.
Test Subject
#183 Old 29th Jan 2014 at 2:52 PM
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
Sorry, that's just a photoshop job, it would be awesome if the UI actually did that though.

Oh, well, too bad ;(
We all need more UI mods.. :D
Thank you anyways, though!
Lab Assistant
#184 Old 8th Jun 2014 at 10:55 PM
This was most needed, especially the hair recategorising!
Lab Assistant
#185 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 11:31 AM
I read it all and it all seems in the right place except I'd prefer those fur coats from Glamour to stay in Everyday (and also in Outwear).. How can I do it?
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#186 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 4:27 PM
Originally Posted by emodarkwolf
I read it all and it all seems in the right place except I'd prefer those fur coats from Glamour to stay in Everyday (and also in Outwear).. How can I do it?
You'll need to open up this package in SimPE and change the Category line in the fur coats to be 1007 (Everyday + Outwear number). For more info about this, see my tutorial:
Lab Assistant
#187 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 5:06 PM Last edited by emodarkwolf : 1st Sep 2016 at 8:00 PM.
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
You'll need to open up this package in SimPE and change the Category line in the fur coats to be 1007 (Everyday + Outwear number). For more info about this, see my tutorial:

Wow, quick reply! Thank you, I'll try that
I'm also having trouble putting the download in the correct folder. I'm trying now the StuffPack, the others didn't work for all the clothes (some H&M clothes appeared in outwear but base game and glamour didn't, for example). I'm also putting it in Mansion & Garden folder, is this the correct one? I have all expansions and stuff packs except Teen Stuff. :s

EDIT: I tried in the 3 folders at the same time and nope, not everything appears! I guess the only place left to try is in the downloads folder... Or should I try in the AL folder (I didn't know the order the expansions came out but I searched and it seems the last expansion was AL and the last stuff pack was M&G)? I'm really confused why this isn't working properly.

EDIT 2: It works in the downloads folder (as well with your Career Outfit Clones for Athleticwear mod)! Although I don't like the possibility of me misclicking, deleting a base game outfit and then corrupt my game D:
I'll try to change the Glamour coats. Although just the thought of opening SimPE makes me wanna die, it takes literally hours to load and be ready to edit whatever it is
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#188 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 12:41 AM
MG/skins is where I have mine, and one reason it isn't working could be because Windows made itself a quick reference copy of your game so it will load faster. It took me forever before I figured out why a package I swear I had changed and saved didn't work any different. Do a search for the package name itself and if any copies show up that aren't in the place you wanted it, delete them.
Lab Assistant
#189 Old 7th Nov 2017 at 9:55 PM
Ok, so... I love this mod, it puts everything in its place but.. There was some queen sims that I wanted to have the crown in the everyday category xD
How do I change it back to everyday? Is there a way to do this without SimPE? Because although I've modified some things with SimPE a couple of times, it doesn't work that well anymore in my computer... And I can't get any help from the official website since it seems to be kinda dead and no longer supported :\
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#190 Old 8th Nov 2017 at 3:13 PM
Unfortunately, you'll need SimPE, but if you can wrangle it to start up and load the package, it is actually quite easy to fix. You find the lines that have the crowns listed (there will be 4 for the hair colors and an additional 4 per extra age) then right click 'Delete' and then hit Save. I know some of the features have been hinky in SimPE since the devs left, but that function still works exactly right.
#191 Old 18th Nov 2018 at 1:07 AM
Love this as much as your Catalog Cleanup Mod! Thank you

One issue, the veils are appearing in Everyday and Formal instead of just Formal, just thought I'd let you know.

I have no conflicts or anything else installed at the moment.
Lab Assistant
#192 Old 30th Dec 2018 at 5:42 AM
This'll save me from skipping past winter gear in everyday, at least, thanks! I may pick some more files if anything else bugs me, too.
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