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Fix for Empty State of H&M Clothing Racks - No longer revert to base game wooden rack - Updated 2008/08/31, Rolled into New AL fix

by Lord Darcy Posted 13th May 2008 at 5:49 PM - Updated 24th Jul 2011 at 8:09 AM by Lord Darcy : AL Compatibility
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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2008-08-31: This fix was rolled into Stuff Pack Objects Fix Collection for Apartment Life in Apartment Life. If you have AL, remove this fix and get the new AL fix.

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If you've ever used two H&M clothing racks in OFB clothing store, you might have noticed that something is wrong with them.

Since OFB, clothing racks have "empty state" mesh. In OFB business lots, clothing racks have limited capacity (10 items for cheap racks, 15 for expensive racks). When they're out of stock, they change to "empty state" mesh. Empty state mesh has only racks without clothing part. When restocked, they revert to the normal state mesh.

Take a look at the screenshot below.



The two H&M clothing racks are cloned from the base game wooden clothing rack. Unlike base game racks, however, H&M racks don't have "empty state" mesh, because lazy EAxis never takes care to extend EP specific features to stuff packs. So when out of stock, they change to empty state of base game wooden rack. Also, EAxis borked the mesh name for Ladies' rack, so it will revert to wrong texture when restocked.




I made a new, proper empty state mesh for 2 H&M clothing racks. They share the same empty state mesh, as rack part is identical in both racks. With this fix installed, H&M racks will no longer revert to base game wooden clothing rack when out of stock in OFB business.
It also fixes a glitch in H&M clothing rack for Ladies, so that it reverts to the correct recolor when restocked.


This is a completely inexcusable mistake, as H&M pack is built on OFB engine, not base game engine. Every single object from this pack is intended for clothing stores, and yet they failed to supply basic OFB features like empty state mesh. Which shows that there is absolutely NO quality control going on inside EAxis.

If your latest EP is either BV or FT, get my other fix for H&M clothing booth here:
BV clothing booth interactions (Change/Plan Outfits) enabled for H&M clothing booth

Restocker's outfit featured in screenshot is available here:
Unlocked BV Hidden Outfits - 3 Cropped Jacket and Skirts


Installation:

Place in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.
(Or in a subfolder of Downloads folder.)


Additional Credits:

wes_h for UniMesh plugins
Everyone who contributed to the development of SimPE

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 + 1 SPs
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LdDarcy_SP5HMClothingRackEmptyStateFix.zip

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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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 17th May 2008 at 2:41 AM
First DL and thanks! Awesome job catching and fixing this little EAxis blunder. I swear, Lord Darcy, you are better at fixing TS2 than EA! Rock ON!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 17th May 2008 at 2:44 AM
I noticed this a while back, and it bugged the heck out of me. I even wanted to bring it to your attention. I'm so glad that you were able to fix this. :D
Not actually evil.
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#4 Old 17th May 2008 at 2:54 AM
The bug list just goes on and on, doesn't it? Thank you so much, you and other bug fixers make the game so much more enjoyable and playable.
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 17th May 2008 at 6:15 AM
I didn't notice this, but it is definitely much needed! Thank you
Test Subject
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#6 Old 17th May 2008 at 7:13 AM
Thank you very much!There are a lot of bugs in the game but you always make fixes for them.
Alchemist
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#7 Old 17th May 2008 at 8:06 AM
By now you are in "the Zone" when you are doing sims stuff, aren´t you? Thanks,
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 17th May 2008 at 10:59 AM
I wasn't aware of this, because I don't have an OFB style 'owned' H&M business (yet), but I'm definitely downloading this fix!

I would've been rather disappointed if one of my sims built themselves a H&M just to find it glitched. lol

Thanks for this.
Theorist
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#9 Old 17th May 2008 at 11:38 AM
Thanks for this I didn't even know about this bug.
Test Subject
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#10 Old 17th May 2008 at 3:59 PM
Thank you LD, all of your fixes rock! Down with borks, cheers to Lord Darcy! :D
Mad Poster
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#11 Old 17th May 2008 at 4:00 PM
Thanks again, LD, you should just create Sims 3 yourself and bypass EA altogether. Obviously the don't know what the $(*& they're doing! Thanks to infinity!!
Demon Sheep
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#12 Old 17th May 2008 at 7:51 PM
WTH indeed. I've never seen this particular glitch in my game either, and now I'll never have to thanks to your fix. What a silly error on EA's part. Thanks for fixing it, Lord Darcy!!!
Test Subject
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#13 Old 17th May 2008 at 9:05 PM
Hurrah! I've been thinking that it must have been something I downloaded that was causing the funny restocking. Silly EA! Thanks a million, Lord Darcy.
Top Secret Researcher
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#14 Old 18th May 2008 at 12:50 PM
that was always annoying me! thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 18th May 2008 at 11:26 PM
This is one of those fixes I didn't even know I needed until I saw it. Now that I have H&M, I was going to make a business out of the new clothing store items. I would have been slapping myself silly wondering what was wrong with my game!
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 26th Aug 2008 at 4:29 AM
EA should make sure they have all the errors fixed BEFORE publishing a game!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 31st Aug 2008 at 12:53 PM
2008-08-31: This fix was rolled into Stuff Pack Objects Fix Collection for Apartment Life in Apartment Life. If you have AL, remove this fix and get the new AL fix.

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#18 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 6:31 AM
Marvelous!

Thank you.
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#19 Old 18th Jul 2014 at 6:06 PM
Thank you ! :)