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CC Wrench Icon Overrides

by plasticbox Posted 6th Feb 2016 at 1:37 AM - Updated 15th Feb 2016 at 12:48 PM by plasticbox
74 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
This is a UI texture override that replaces the gigantic wrench icon on CC catalogue swatches that was introduced in 1.15 with a little plus sign, so that one can actually see the swatch colour (but still has an indication it is CC). The icon on the thumbnails is unchanged.

Update 2016-02-07: Okay, so now the thumbnail icon *did* manage to get on my nerves since it's being applied to everything that's loaded from /Mods, even just catalogue edits (like price, category etc .. of which I have a ton). So I made a bunch of additional versions that modify the thumb icon as well (swatch icon is always the same little plus as in the first version) ‒ choose from four different levels of unobtrusiveness:
  • thumb-plus_blue: Small plus sign in a blue circle (same blue as the Maxis wrench)
  • thumb-plus_grey: Small plus sign in a blueish-grey circle
  • thumb-plus_greylt: Small plus sign in a neutral light grey circle
  • thumb-no-icon: No icon at all on the thumbnails

See the additional screenshots for what each version looks like exactly. They are in separate zips ‒ only use one.

Update 2016-02-06: Added another resource that removes the wrench on CAS hair/eye/etc colour swatches as well. Thanks to Emily_HH_19 for the heads-up!

On the screenshot above, the brown colour variant is Maxis, the rest is custom.

If you want to edit these, they are ATI2N compressed images with a rather weird channel order; I used AMDCompress to convert them forth and back which worked fine (they'll just be cyan and purple in BMP form). I think the blue banner on the thumbnail is the resource with the same ID but different group in UI.package (or maybe it's the banner at the top right in the same image; I haven't checked since the banner doesn't bother me). See also this thread for more technical info.

Overrides 0x00B2D882-0x00064DCA-0x09BBBF9DC6153DF9 (Buy/Build catalogue and CAS clothing item swatches) and 0x00B2D882-0x00064DCA-0xD518B5D7A3BBD37F (CAS hair swatches), will conflict with anything that does the same. Be aware there are other UI elements in these files as well, not just the wrench.

AMDCompress,, s4pe.

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.15
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Little plus sign in blue circle on thumbnails

Size: 79.1 KB · Downloads: 2,675 · 7th Feb 2016
79.1 KB 2,675 7th Feb 2016 | Little plus sign in blue-grey circle on thumbnails

Size: 79.1 KB · Downloads: 1,723 · 7th Feb 2016
79.1 KB 1,723 7th Feb 2016 | Little plus sign in light grey circle on thumbnails

Size: 79.0 KB · Downloads: 3,076 · 7th Feb 2016
79.0 KB 3,076 7th Feb 2016 | No icon on thumbnails

Size: 78.8 KB · Downloads: 3,676 · 7th Feb 2016
78.8 KB 3,676 7th Feb 2016 | Blue Maxis wrench on thumbnails

Size: 68.1 KB · Downloads: 4,229 · 6th Feb 2016
68.1 KB 4,229 6th Feb 2016
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Test Subject
#51 Old 3rd Jun 2016 at 9:19 AM
This is a great Mod! Cannot wait till you bring out the new version after the June 2nd patch broke it. Definitely one of my must haves.
Test Subject
#52 Old 3rd Jun 2016 at 5:11 PM
Yeah, this mod is causing a bizarre distortion with the UI as a result of yesterday's (June 2nd) patch. I pulled this mod and the problem was fixed. Hope it gets updated soon.
Test Subject
#53 Old 4th Jun 2016 at 2:46 AM
After the recent patch, the UI in CAS is messed up and I figured out it had to do with this mod. I have the little grey plus version and love it. I cannot use it anymore because of a conflict between this and the new patch. Are you in the process of finding a fix for this? I would love to continue to use it since it is so nice. Thanks
Test Subject
#54 Old 4th Jun 2016 at 5:59 AM
The latest patch broke this mod. Will it be fixed?
Test Subject
#55 Old 6th Jun 2016 at 3:06 AM
My UI was broken and couldn't figure out why until I pulled this. Hope you can update it. Thanks.
Test Subject
#56 Old 11th Jun 2016 at 12:18 PM
Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
Test Subject
#57 Old 13th Jun 2016 at 7:09 PM
Please update this Mod, I need it. Thank you ^^
Test Subject
#58 Old 15th Jun 2016 at 7:45 AM
I'm very much looking forward to this being updated. This is by far my favorite mod!
Test Subject
#59 Old 27th Jun 2016 at 5:43 AM
I can confirm that this does not work with the latest patch. It screws up my ui.
#60 Old 28th Jun 2016 at 1:12 AM
Hi Plasticbox, i hope you can find time to update this mod. I have been MIA for a few months and as i have some time off work thought i would play. I really miss this mod but i have noticed you seem to be MIA too. LOL Real Life always gets in the way of fun stuff. Hope all is well with you.
Test Subject
1st Jul 2016 at 2:01 PM
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Test Subject
#61 Old 31st Jul 2016 at 1:01 AM
Hi Plasticbox. I hope SO much that you will update this mod soon. <3 I hate the icon on CC. :P
It breaks the buttons ingame now sadly.

If you're not gonna update it, but thinks it should, then I'd be happy to do it for you if you tell me how. xD

Xo Xo
#62 Old 19th Oct 2016 at 12:18 AM
This mod is still broken as of October 2016. A new mod has come forward to help out until this one gets fixed. Let us know Plasticbox, when you have it fixed please? The new mod is found here:
Thanks to Morgaloth68 for stepping into the breach on this one. Those wrenches are a pain! :D
Test Subject
#63 Old 17th Dec 2016 at 4:27 PM
December 2016, this mod doesn't work in my game. Especially in the menu's game where all the icons seems broken :'(. It's so sad, the idea was great...
Test Subject
#64 Old 25th Feb 2017 at 7:26 PM
Which zip do I download? I have read the instructions over and over. Do I download only one zip that has the unobtrusiveness that I like? Or do I download two: The main and the other one?
Test Subject
#65 Old 10th May 2017 at 7:27 AM
Shame. I miss this mod. I really liked it.

"The call isn't out there at all! It's inside me!" - Moana
Test Subject
#66 Old 22nd May 2017 at 10:56 AM
It looks so amazing. I'm so sad I had no chance to even use it, and I still hope it will be updated.
#67 Old 3rd Jun 2017 at 4:09 AM
the parenthood patch broke ALL wrench overrides. T_T I was pretty mad.
Test Subject
#68 Old 1st Aug 2018 at 4:15 PM
This mod is broken again with the latest update.
Test Subject
#69 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 9:24 PM
Hi. I was looking for a replacement for the AOM mod that hides the wrench & I found yours. This might be even better b/c I like that it still indicates the cc. Just in a more subtle manner. Thanks for sharing this.
Test Subject
#70 Old 30th Aug 2018 at 1:29 AM
This makes it so much easier to view swatches. Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 15th Jul 2019 at 8:20 PM
I wish someone would update this. I loved how small the little icon is. Other mods like it have such a large icon.
Test Subject
#72 Old 6th Sep 2019 at 10:36 PM
no one will update this or create another one?
this year appeared another one CC Wrench Icon created by Xhallie Heyo but it seems that the download page is gone too
for what i noticed in the game the CC by Xhallie is not working with the new patch for the sims 5th anniversary
#73 Old 19th Oct 2019 at 3:56 AM
Originally Posted by babyv004
no one will update this or create another one?
this year appeared another one CC Wrench Icon created by Xhallie Heyo but it seems that the download page is gone too
for what i noticed in the game the CC by Xhallie is not working with the new patch for the sims 5th anniversary

OrangeMittens has created one.

Its almost at the bottom of the page. I have been using this since PlasticBox went MIA with real life or under another name that no one knows about....
Test Subject
#74 Old 18th Nov 2019 at 7:35 PM
Great idea!
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