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Shop for Clothes - Updated for Patch 1.38 - 1.63/1.67

by ani_ Posted 19th Jul 2010 at 11:41 PM - Updated 8th Nov 2014 at 9:11 AM by ani_ : Forgot to mention a bug.
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Please note. I no longer support these mods. Instead all my mods can now be found at Nraas.

No changes needed for 1.67

Please note that this mod is currently obsolete. If you have ITF I suggest ditching this and using this mod instead


20.10.2013: No changes needed for 1.63

Please note: I do not plan on getting ITF on release date, I might get it later or might not. ITF comes with clothe shopping so I might update this later with newer code but I don't promise anything.


21.06.2013: No changes needed for 1.55

24.02.2013: No changes needed for 1.50
No changes needed for 1.42
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- updated for SHT
- Works for 1.33, no modification was needed.

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Because the automatic calculation for outfits wasn't working 100%, I removed it and replaced it with a pop-up that comes after you are done shopping. In the pop-up you can put the price you want to pay for the outfits.

The pop-up will appear even if you cancel CAS. I don't think it's a big deal, but I'll try to fix it when I have time.
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- Updated for Generations
- Removed the older versions because they won't be compatible any more fater Generation patch


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Fixed the issue of the age resetting.

Going to CAS was the reason why the age got resetted. Sometimes going to CAS added a random number of days to your Sims life, sometimes it removed a random number of days from their life. So to fix this issue, I did what EA does when using the dresser, and that is saving the number of days to the next birthday before going to CAS, and restoring it back to the Sim after returning from CAS.

I added a tiny animation to the end of shopping. The Sim will now do the view animation and get a styling related thought bubble. I added the animation so the code wouldn't run through too early. The code to restore the Sim's age to what it was before going to CAS is run after the animation. So during the animation, your Sim's age will be wrong, but it's restored after the animation stops. And please note that I don't update the UI when restoring the age, so if you are in the panel that shows the age, and you want to see your sim's real age after shopping, you need to update the UI manually, and by that I mean just click another tab and return to the tab with the age bar.


File name: ani_ShopForClothes_LN.rar

File name: ani_ShopForClothes_v2.rar

- Fixed bugs where the number of outfits you paid for, was not the actual number of outfit bought.
- Removed the restriction that you have to be on the lot to buy clothes, you can now select the interaction straight from any lot and the sim will walk to the object. Suggest for outfit interaction, still has this restriction.
- If you can't afford to pay, the amount is added to your next household bill. So you can now shop beyond your means. Please note thou that this functionality has not been play tested, I have only tested it in my test hood.

- I added the rabbit hole lot owning rule, you can read about it in here.

Modifying outfit cost:
- open the mod in S3PE.
- Select the xml named ShoppingConfig
- Replace the default 200 with what ever you want the price/outfit to be.

- none to my knowledge. But if you get any, please report them, and please try to reproduce the bug more than one time before reporting. I can't fix stuff I can't reproduce.

*****End of 30.07.2010 update*****
File name: ani_ShopForClothes.rar

Note 1: You need Ambition for this mod to work, as I use the clothing rack that came with Ambition, as well as Ambition codes.

In TS2, one of the things I really liked doing, was having a poor Sim save up money so they could buy a nice outfit instead of that hideous thing they grew up into during their last birthday. I like TS3 and think it has a lot of game-play improvements compared to TS2, but unfortunately it's not perfect and in some cases, I would say we took a step backwards, instead of forward. Having all clothes available for all Sims all the time, is just one of those things I don't like. So to fix this issue, I made this mod.

What this mod does:
1. It removes the "Plan Outfit" interaction from all drawers.
2. It adds two new interactions into the clothing rack statue and those are
- Shop for Clothes: sends the active Sim to CAS (drawer mode)

- Suggest Outfit: Opens a Pie menu picker, with all the Sims on the lot, and the selected Sim will then go to CAS (drawer mode).

- The base price for an outfit is 200§, just like it was in TS2.

- If the lot is owned by another Sim the money the shopper spent, will be added to the lot owner household.

- If you are the lot owner, you get your clothing for free.
- There are no animations to this interaction, but the Sim who is shopping, will walk to the clothing rack before they go to CAS.

What this mod doesn't do:
- This mod does not increase the amount of outfits for each category, it's still the original three.

What is a new outfit
- Changing the top, bottom or shoes makes the outfit a new outfit.
- Adding a new outfit into your outfit category is a new outfit.

What is not a new outfit
- Changing just the colour or patterns of a particular piece of outfit, is not a new outfit
- Changing accessories is not a new outfit
- Making a copy of the original outfit and filling all available category slots with it is not a new outfit.
- Removing an outfit from the outfit category is not a new outfit.

- This mod is compatible with Awesome but you don't need it to run this
- This mod will conflict with other mods if they have modified the CAS codes. But so far none of the mods I'm using, conflict with this.

- No money animations. Even thou money is removed from the customer, you don't see the money animation or hear the sound. This is due to the money being removed from the Sim in the event that is fired when the game exists CAS, and I guess it's too early for the animations to be fired at that stage.
- There is no penalty for not having enough money to buy the outfits, as your family fund cannot go below zero. But I'm planning on making it so that if you can't afford the clothes you brought, the money is added to your next bill.

Version II:
Fix all/any bugs that are found.

Additional Credits:
Kolipoki for his object modding tutorial
Twallan for giving me the info how to access the even when CAS is exited. Without him, paying for the items would have been a separate interaction.
Tags: #Shopping


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Test Subject
#76 Old 2nd Feb 2013 at 11:49 PM
Default Cant shop on community lots :(
Originally Posted by alexpilgrim
Sorry, I had to delete my previous post because it was plain stupidity on my part... it wasn't working for me on a community lot because my Sim didn't have a dresser at home...

It works fine, and the owner of the community lot where the clothe-racks are placed gets the money my Sim has spent on his new clothes.

Hi ALex,

I cannot buy clothes on community lots using the rack, although I can do using a rack at home.
I want to be able to shop for clothes on community lots too. Pls let me know how u solved the issue. I already have a dresser at home and I dont have WA.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#77 Old 19th Feb 2013 at 7:46 AM
Originally Posted by anitakar
Hi ALex,

I cannot buy clothes on community lots using the rack, although I can do using a rack at home.
I want to be able to shop for clothes on community lots too. Pls let me know how u solved the issue. I already have a dresser at home and I dont have WA.

I really don't understand why you wouldn't be able to use this on a community lot, that's where I have it. Try updating your game and using the newest version.
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 15th Mar 2013 at 8:11 PM
This isn't working, I clicked on the clothes rack and no option to buy comes up, however my sims can't go into CAS via the dresser.
P.S I haven't tried it at home, but there would be no point in using this mod if I had to shop at home.

My game is updated 1.50 and I believe I'm using the newer version.

I'm using:

I already tried: but that one didn't even remove the option to plan outfit from dresser.
Test Subject
#79 Old 30th Mar 2013 at 2:54 PM
This problem have never bothered me that much, but now that I think about it, this mod adds SO MUCH realism to the game! Thank you!
Mad Poster
#80 Old 7th Apr 2013 at 10:55 AM
I'm kind of curious why this mod would require HELS & WA to be installed? I can completely understand why AMB would be required though.

Anyway, clothes shopping is just one of those features that enhances the game-play and makes the overall game feel more in-depth. So I do thank you for taking the time to create this mod, and allowing the players to use a said feature that EA seems to fail to implement.
Test Subject
#81 Old 12th Apr 2013 at 2:48 AM
I have the same problem, i can shop at home but not on lots. Of course it could be any number of reasons, i have several mods installs so there could be a conflict. I wonder if it might be affected by registers on the lot. Either way, its still a cool mod. I can get over little glitches. Thank you for creating it. A shop online option on the computer would be awesome too. Thanks!!!!
Test Subject
#82 Old 12th Apr 2013 at 3:21 AM
I think it has to be a salon lot to work cause i originally place to rack on a hangout ;lot cause i built a little plaza with three little shops and it didn't work but then i click on a rack that's in my salon and it worked.
Test Subject
#83 Old 10th Jul 2013 at 8:53 PM
Which one do I download for the newest update.
Test Subject
#84 Old 19th Aug 2013 at 4:36 PM
My game is updated to latest patch 1.55, after installing this mod, I no longer get the "Plan Outfit" option when I click on dresser drawer. I only get Change outfit as an option or put on graduation robe as an option. When I removed the mod, the plan outfit option appeared. Is there any way you can fix this? Thank you!
#85 Old 16th Nov 2013 at 4:37 PM
I'll have to download this and test it out. But I think from what I read is that your Mod, to me, is better implemented than EA's version in ITF. Those mannequin clothing pedestals are a nice idea but disappointing.

If you were to update this Mod using ITF, the link below are my pet peeves. Otherwise when I feel like playing TS3 again (because it crashed on me so I'm taking a break from it) I'll try your Mod...should be fun. Unlike EA's version. But that's just my opinion.

If interested, I've made a topic about my experience at TS3 forums here:
#86 Old 31st Dec 2013 at 6:58 AM
Now to make a clothing store. Thanks Ani!
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 22nd Jan 2014 at 5:50 AM
Originally Posted by anitakar
Hi ALex,

I cannot buy clothes on community lots using the rack, although I can do using a rack at home.
I want to be able to shop for clothes on community lots too. Pls let me know how u solved the issue. I already have a dresser at home and I dont have WA.

Have you downloaded any mods using the dresser? That happened to me and it made the mod not work for me also. I would remove any mod concerning the dresser or the "shop for clothes" option, and try again. Hope it helps!
Test Subject
#88 Old 5th Feb 2014 at 4:46 PM Last edited by butterflyprincesssimsfan : 5th Feb 2014 at 4:52 PM. Reason: added when it crashed
I love this but since downloading and installing my game crashes not right away its during game play after the town loads. I have all the games including itf and game version is 1.66 does this not work anymore?
Test Subject
#89 Old 12th Feb 2014 at 4:26 AM
Ani your mod are so great, fixing EA's half a**ed attempt at OFB objects, making them actually work well. I hope you do get ITF and figure a way to make the clothing pedestal better.
Test Subject
#90 Old 9th Mar 2014 at 4:48 PM
It doesn't work for me patch 1.67 all games installed. It takes away the plan outfit and doesn't crash out or anything but when clicking the rack it doesn't come up with the buy clothes option. Hopefully this will work soon I would love to make a clothing bouquet.
#91 Old 15th Apr 2014 at 3:42 AM
Well, very nice for running a own shop.
Test Subject
#92 Old 14th Jun 2014 at 4:35 PM
love this :P thankyou
Test Subject
#93 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 8:56 PM
thank you
Test Subject
#94 Old 2nd Apr 2017 at 3:40 PM
Thanks and for anyone that can't use this mod on a community lot you have to set the lot to "allow visitors" there may be other things you can set it to but this is one way I found.
Test Subject
#95 Old 30th Aug 2022 at 9:06 PM
For those that said the option "buy clothes" doesn't appears, you have to put the object, save, quit the neighborhood and re-enter. Anyways, this mod is great but make your Sim randomly younger as soon as you click the check button at the CUS.
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