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"Dress Me Correctly" Mod

by MogHughson Posted 6th Feb 2009 at 5:29 PM - Updated 15th Jun 2010 at 11:36 AM by MogHughson : Replacement .rar after server problem
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*Updated 16th August 2009*
Fixed error in school clothes changing - see section below
When I play Sims, their mornings tend to follow a routine which includes trying to squeeze in a shower before going to work (nice to get the hygiene motive high before setting out for the day). I say "squeeze" because it's often the last thing they do before running out the door. So, I noticed that they come out of the shower and 'spin' into their everyday clothes, and then immediately 'spin' again into their work clothes. That's just silly. Also, at bedtime, they get out of the bath, 'spin' into their everyday clothes, walk into the next room and 'spin' again into their pajamas before getting into bed. Again, that's just silly.

So I have designed a global mod that controls which outfit the Sim puts on when they get out of the shower/bath, instead of it always being the Sims everyday outfit. Now when your Sim has finished their shower/bath they will get dressed into an appropriate outfit based on how close they are to starting any of the following 'tasks':-
  • Going to work
    Some jobs have special uniforms, and some the Sim goes wearing their Everyday outfit. Bear this mind if you see your Sim change into Everyday clothes when you are expecting Work clothes. The easy way to tell is if your Sim owns a Dresser; there will be a separate menu option "Dress for Work" if this Sim has a special outfit to wear to work.
  • Going to school
    Private School has a uniform, but for Public School your Sim goes wearing their Everyday outfit. Bear this mind if you see your Sim change into Everyday clothes when you are expecting School clothes.
  • Going to bed
    Bedtime is calculated based off School Start time for Children and Teens and off Work Start Time for Adults and Elders. This means that bedtime moves for Adults and Elders.
If the time is two hours prior to one of these 'tasks' and not yet half way through the time spent doing the 'task' then they will change into the appropriate clothing for that 'task' as they finish their Shower/Bath. Otherwise they will change into everyday clothes.

If by any chance your Sim does end up changing into the wrong outfit, no harm will come to them as they will still change into the correct attire when attending to this 'task'.

Please note that your Sim only changes clothes if they take a shower or a bath - it's not going to direct them to change just because it's two hours before Work/School/Bedtime.



I have done a lot of testing of this mod, with various different job start times crossing various time boundaries, but I shouldn't pretend that this is perfect, so if you do find an issue where you think the Sim is getting dressed into the wrong outfit the following section tells you the information I will need.


Cheers
Mog

Update History
16August2009
  • Fixed a problem where children changed into school uniforms (only apparent when children attend Private School) on Saturday. Thanks to myokichoccy and Sadie79 for reporting this issue.
  • Fixed a problem where children changed into school uniforms on Snow Days. Thanks to Sadie79 for reporting this issue.

Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
All the people responding on the Creator Feedback Forum who helped me in designing this mod.
crumplebottom_marky4444 for the More Snow During Winter mod which made it easier to test behaviour on Snow Days.

Type:
      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.

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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dress-me-correctly-Mog-20090119.rar | Base Game Compatible Global Mod to change "Get Dressed" behaviour

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 78,606 · 6th Feb 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. 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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Miss BHAVing
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#101 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 11:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mysteryhouse
this mod works in Manssion and Garden too but sometimes you need to ask them to make the bed in order to dress up if not they go out to get the mail in night/sleep time outfits lolz
This mod will have no effect on changing clothes at any time that is not straight after a bath or shower. If your Sims change clothes when they make the bed that is not something this mod is doing. Equally this mod does not force a change of clothes when you go outside - if you send your Sims out to get the mail when they were wearing their PJs they would stay in those PJs with or without this mod - the only time Sims change clothes to go outside is if you have Seasons EP and it is Winter. This mod doesn't change that behaviour either.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
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21st Mar 2010 at 6:07 PM
This message has been deleted by MogHughson. Reason: already said this
Lab Assistant
#102 Old 31st Mar 2010 at 12:42 AM
This has always been one of my favorite mods. Love it!
Test Subject
#103 Old 8th May 2010 at 1:59 PM
Thanks for the download :-D
I only have a question: Do you need to put it in the download folder or another one?
Miss BHAVing
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#104 Old 10th May 2010 at 1:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxblackcatxx
I only have a question: Do you need to put it in the download folder or another one?
Downloads folder.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#105 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 1:15 AM
How does this mod work? when I click on the dresser there is not dress me correctly option.
Miss BHAVing
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#106 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 11:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annalovely17
How does this mod work? when I click on the dresser there is not dress me correctly option.
It just happens - i.e. it's a global mod, one that does not require user interaction to do what it does. Have another read of the thread text with that piece of information in mind and see if it makes more sense now?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Lab Assistant
#107 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 2:49 PM
I really love this mod and downloaded it awhile ago but there is just one thing I would like to mention:

When I had my sim on vacation (with Bon Voyage), after she had a shower in the morning she still changed into her work clothes. This is a bit annoying since I had to direct her to her wardrobe to change into her everyday clothes. It's not that big a hassle for me but I just thought I'd tell you in case other people notice it and it annoys them somehow.

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Miss BHAVing
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#108 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 9:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emsylee
When I had my sim on vacation (with Bon Voyage), after she had a shower in the morning she still changed into her work clothes.
Thanks for the report, I will look into fixing it - should be able to tell in the code that the sim is on vacation.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#109 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 12:09 PM
So can I use this to make my Sims go to work in their Everyday clothes?
Miss BHAVing
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#110 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by PeterFoster111
So can I use this to make my Sims go to work in their Everyday clothes?
No, it doesn't change what your Sims wear to work. It just means that if it is close to time to go to work when the Sim comes out of the shower/bath, they will change immediately into their clothes for work and not first into their everyday clothes.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#111 Old 4th Feb 2011 at 9:17 AM
thank you!
Test Subject
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#112 Old 18th Apr 2011 at 4:35 AM
Thanks you it's good
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#113 Old 7th Jun 2011 at 11:57 PM
excellent! i've been searching for a mod like this for a while :3
Lab Assistant
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#114 Old 8th Jul 2011 at 9:40 PM
dont work
Miss BHAVing
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#115 Old 9th Jul 2011 at 8:40 PM Last edited by MogHughson : 10th Jul 2011 at 12:47 PM.
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Originally Posted by TOMTOM123Han
dont work
Please provide me with some details of how it doesn't work so that I can fix it

If you are still having problems with other custom content not showing up (you posted as such in one of my other threads) I suspect the same problem is what you are seeing here. Have you got the job noticeboards to show up yet? If not, I suggest sorting that one first since at least you have something you can see when you've been successful - then come back to this one once you know you have correctly enabled Custom content.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
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3rd Sep 2011 at 9:21 PM Last edited by porkchops : 4th Sep 2011 at 7:11 PM.
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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#116 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 4:36 AM
So cool Thanks!
Test Subject
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#117 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 4:31 AM
This is really cool! Thanks!
Mad Poster
#118 Old 27th May 2013 at 5:43 PM
I know you haven't been on in awhile and may not see this, but if you do, you're still modding, and still taking requests, I'd love to see a version of this mod that works on residential lots only. I often put showers on community lots, so I can keep sims there for extended periods and it's a little disconcerting to see community lots becoming pajama parties in the evening. LOL

Love your mods, by the way! Many are on my "must have" list!
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#119 Old 27th Mar 2017 at 7:01 PM
Thank you
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MogHughson also recommends you check the following:

There is another related mod by another Modder which if you don't like this mod, may suit you better. Sims spin into a towel after taking a shower/bath. Find it here.

There is a toddler version of this mod here.