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Custom Scrolling Text for Ultimate Collection, and Base Game Text for UC + EP/SPs

by BkajnlConcepts Posted 11th Mar 2020 at 10:12 PM - Updated 5th Oct 2020 at 5:08 PM by BkajnlConcepts
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Hello everyone!
After a somewhat long hiatus, I checked back on my first mod post on MTS, where I made the Base Game loading screen for Expansion Packs, and found a comment saying what if I could get the loading screen scrolling text from the Base Game for the Expansions? (Sorry mate, it took me 3 months to notice your comment.)
Well, I did that, and then I did one better. I've more or less stopped celebrating owning the game, as I now celebrate owning the Ultimate Collection instead. So, in the spirit of Maxis, I made some custom scrolling text for use with the Ultimate Collection.
(UPDATE: Ultimate Collection is overrated. Spend a stupid amount of money on all the disc copies, like I just did. UC Scrolling Text works just as well on disc copies. (You don't even need the UC or all the disc copies if you'd like!))
Download only one file, and install it as normal (Downloads or Bins folder.)

Enjoy!

Quote:
Custom Ultimate Collection Text
Stowing Augmentations
(Can be roughly changed with synonyms to "Packing Expansions, which is the main point of the UC)

Aggrandizing the Field of View
(Increasing the Resolution, with the 2014 re-release of the game we would be running it on better hardware)

Reticulating Splines One More Last Time
(Taken from M&G Stuff "Reticulating Splines One Last Time")

Denying Access Online
(thesims2.com doesn't exist anymore)

Communicating the Location of Bella Goth
(We found her eventually)

Prosperity Formulae = 2004 + Reticulating Splines
(Who doesn't love The Sims 2, and reticulating splines?)

Elucidating Simlish Lexicon
(Translating Simlish, we can sorta understand some things now? I just felt like adding this one)

Translating Content Across Time And Space
(Moving Stuff Across Time and Space, don't forget about the Stuff Packs!)

Rewriting Merriment Code
(Rewriting Game Code, we have a great modding community for TS2, although not really editing the game's code)

No More Spines to Reticulate
(UC is the peak of TS2, we have no more EPs or SPs to reticulate now)

As I don't speak anything other than English, the Custom Ultimate Collection text is in English only. If you use it on another language game, English will show up. I don't think your game will blow up if you use the Base Game text on EPs or SPs, but it was designed with the English US Ultimate Collection in mind. The Base Game text should be in other languages as I copied what EA had.

Mod Conflicts
Any mod that edits UIText.package will conflict with this one. Run the HCDU because it's really hard to figure these things out. DanTheMann15's AL and M&G Stuff Text Fixes will not conflict, that's for sure.



CC Showcased:
My Base Game Loading Screen, uploaded to MTS, linked above.
thesammy58's Widescreen Loading Screen
My UC Loading Screen with the Clean UI mod, I made it myself and used thesammy58's UC Logo , I won't be uploading this.


Additional Credits:
djtechno95 for the idea 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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 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
UltimateCollectionScrollingText.zip

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 460 · 11th Mar 2020
2.2 KB 460 11th Mar 2020
BaseGameScrollingTextForExpansions.zip

Size: 62.0 KB · Downloads: 272 · 11th Mar 2020
62.0 KB 272 11th Mar 2020
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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#2 Old 20th Mar 2020 at 6:27 AM
Love it! After ten years I'm a bit tired of M&G's text. Question...Can this be renamed safely? I know things like Live.package can't or they wont work. I already have a UIText replacement (thesammy58's HD loading screen) that affects loading screen resolution. I would like to have both if possible.

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#3 Old 26th Mar 2020 at 10:34 AM
You can only use one or the other, unfortunately. I could only get mine to work if it was called UIText.package, and I imagine thesammy58's would do the same. I didn't realise his also had one, are you getting confused with UI.package?

Hello? Nice to meet you. I'm a rather small Sims 2 modder that well, mods (And seems to post a lot on the forums with seemingly with a lot of posts. Or maybe just around 60 but who cares idk how to count well actually I do but that's a story for myself.)

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#4 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 11:51 AM
Thank you!
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#5 Old 9th Apr 2020 at 10:06 PM
Hm. Perhaps I did get confused. Thank you for clarifying, though! I tend to rename all of my mods with the creator at the front to keep things organized so it's good to know which it's bad to rename.

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#6 Old 26th Jul 2020 at 8:54 PM
Thanks. This is exactly what I needed.