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UI Text Fonts Fix for AL/MG

by DanTheMann15 Posted 2nd Sep 2015 at 1:15 PM - Updated 18th Jun 2016 at 6:22 AM by DanTheMann15
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I am back with another Global Mod that contains more fixes to the User Interface of
The Sims 2: Apartment Life and The Sims 2: Mansion & Garden Stuff.

If you guys remember my Live UI "Needs" Font size fix for The Sims 2 AL/MG
you should know already what this mod does, and this mod expands upon what the older one does, by alot.

If you look at these images, take a good look at the text, this mod makes a big difference in the text sizes
as this mod restores the nice large fonts that were present in The Sims 2 Basegame all the way up to FreeTime.

Additionally this mod fixes another big messup, when you have to name your witch cat,
notice that without the mod, you would see both gender symbols clipping each-other, it seems as EA was soo lazy that
they just left it at this, so i had to create a new image to fit where those gender symbols would be, and code the UI Data to fix it,

i also fixed the tiptext to "Spectral Cat" instead of "Baby Boy" because, i don't know why EA would classify a magic cat as a baby sim.

This .gif will show you the difference between the original dialog and my fixed dialog.

Now here's a short list of all the effects this mod does.

1: Fixes the tiny text in multiple locations in the sims 2 user interface. (this includes several dialogs too.)
2: Fixes a bug on which the 2nd position of spring was using the wrong image from the pet's point of view.
3: Fixed the tiptext so that it says "Spectral Cat" when you hover your cursor over the spectral cat icon.
4: Replaces the gender icons on the "Name your witch cat" dialog with the spectral cat icon.

Special Note: this mod Includes the Live UI "Needs" font size fix.

Because this mod includes the Live UI "Needs" Font size fix for The Sims 2 AL/MG, i recommend that you delete it before installing this mod.
Compatibility Information:

If you do not have The Sims 2: Apartment Life Expansion Pack or The Sims 2: Mansion & Garden Stuff Pack
then you do not need this mod at all, because the fonts were all fine before Apartment Life.

You do not need both Apartment Life and Mansion & Garden Stuff, this mod will work fine if you have either one of them.

This mod should work on The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection.

The Sims 2: Store Edition is NOT supported, i don't know if this mod will work on store edition, use at your own risk.
Installation and Uninstallation:

To Install: Place the package Into either:
Your Downloads Folder ---OR--- <installdir>\The Sims 2 <Basegame>\TSData\Res\UI

To Uninstall: Delete the mod from the folder you installed it in.

Conflicts: None.
Type of Mod: Global.
Compressed: Yes.
Latest Version: 1.1 - Released: November 21, 2015

Release Notes:
v1.1 Now corrects the "Customize Clothing" and "Customize Novel" dialogs from: The Sims 2 FreeTime!

Acknowledgements: I would like to thank Dorsal Axe for bringing forward more small text problems in the sims 2 apartment life user interface.

Tools Used: SimPE v0.73.44-QA, The Compressorizer, Windows 7's Microsoft Paint, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.
Tags: #fix, #fonts, #apartment, #life, #mansion, #and, #garden, #big, #text, #global, #mod, #bugfix, #ui

      Fixed: Fixed Maxis Mistakes
      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.

Apartment Life + 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Version: 1.1

Size: 15.9 KB · Downloads: 22,396 · 22nd Nov 2015
15.9 KB 22,396 22nd Nov 2015
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Test Subject
#26 Old 22nd Jun 2021 at 2:27 PM
Oh, so I'm not going crazy after all...I thought the text in UC was way smaller than I remember! Thank you so much for this
Test Subject
#27 Old 18th Aug 2021 at 11:34 PM
I installed the mod but the 'Game Options' font is still small. I first installed it in Downloads and then in the UI folder but both of them didn't work and the Game Options font is still smaller than it should be. I don't know whether it worked but that text is still small, or if I installed it wrong, but I think I installed it correctly.
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#28 Old 26th Jan 2022 at 10:17 PM
Hey guys, i'm just letting you know that the Game Options font being small is acknowledged.

i am attempting to work on a fix for it, but please be patient as it'll take some time.
the small font was introduced with Bon Voyage (EP6), so depending on compatibility i may need to make a version specific to EP6.

thanks for letting me know about this issue.
Test Subject
#29 Old 13th Mar 2022 at 8:48 PM
Thank you. My eyesight's pretty bad already and I thought I was going nuts. This helps .
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