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Buyable Potions and Bottle Defaults

by PineappleForest Posted 23rd Feb 2022 at 7:21 PM - Updated 20th Apr 2022 at 6:43 PM by PineappleForest
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Hi,
here are my default replacements for Gypsy potions.
These will replace mesh, texture and TXMTs for:

Love Potion,
Vampire Cure (Vamprocillin) - NightLife EP,
* this will also replace ReNuYu bottle, unless you install my default for it
Werewolf Cure (Lycanthropic) - Pets EP
Plantism Cure (Plantophic) - Seasons EP - Modern or vintage look, pick one file.

there's also a replacement for
ReNuYu Porta-Chug aka New You potion
Important:
This default is a clone, so if you use mods that make ReNuYu potion buyable, this is not compatible with those! .
I've included a buyable ReNuYu default.
you can choose if you'd like the ReNuYu located in Buymode/Appliances/Misc OR Buymode/General/Misc. It costs 128 S.
There are two bottle shapes. Please note: You need to pick ONE ReNuYu default file.


I've also included a set of tiny mods that make each Gypsy potion buyable
- these are fully compatible with my bottle defaults, but of course can be used without it.

There are a few options to choose from. Pick only ONE file for each potion!
Catalogue location: Buymode/Appliances/Misc OR Buymode/General/Misc.
Price: 128 S or 350 S

For any of you who'd like to use Gypsy potions only to decorate public lots, there's that option, too.
Potions will only show in Catalogue for Public Lots, at a price 128 S.


Polycount:
New gypsy potions are 360 poly each (was 190)
New You potion: Flask 391, Bottle 332


* More about conflicts with OBJD defaults (mods that change catalogue location of an object):
- this type of mod only requires OBJD resource, so it should be really tiny. Around ~1KB for a single item.
I know there are mods of this type around, that contain everything: mesh, texture, text lists.
If you have a mod like that, and the file is too large for what it is, it contains unnecessary stuff,
and it may conflict with mesh/texture defaults for that object.

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.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Mod_BuyableGypsyPotions.zip | can be used with or without Gypsy bottle defaults

Size: 12.3 KB · Downloads: 605 · 23rd Feb 2022
12.3 KB 605 23rd Feb 2022
ReNuYuPotion_Default_BuyableOption.zip

Size: 300.1 KB · Downloads: 617 · 23rd Feb 2022
300.1 KB 617 23rd Feb 2022
GypsyPotions_BottleDefaults.zip

Size: 222.9 KB · Downloads: 774 · 23rd Feb 2022
222.9 KB 774 23rd Feb 2022
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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\
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Test Subject
#2 Old 24th Feb 2022 at 9:32 PM
These look awesome, which one do I get if I just want the replacements but not the buyable option? Also how do you choose between the different bottle styles?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#3 Old 24th Feb 2022 at 10:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatastrophicNoodle
These look awesome, which one do I get if I just want the replacements but not the buyable option? Also how do you choose between the different bottle styles?

Just skip the Buyable Gypsy Potions mod and get the defaults.
Once you open the archive, you should find it easy to pick the right package, file names are descriptive.
There are preview pictures included.
Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Apr 2022 at 10:45 AM
How do you make a default replacement for ReNuYu Porta-Chug. No matter what I do it either remains its old shape or The vampire cure overrides it and turns it violet. You say your default solves the problem. How?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 19th Apr 2022 at 1:56 PM
@simmester
Renuyu potion is incomplete, it borrows stuff from vampire cure.
To fix this I had to create a complete clone, with all resources (same GUID, but custom CRES name).
Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Apr 2022 at 6:38 PM
This is what you have wrote in the description of the mod:

here are my default replacements for Gypsy potions.
These will replace mesh, texture and TXMTs for:

Love Potion,
Vampire Cure (Vamprocillin) - NightLife EP,
* this will also replace ReNuYu bottle, unless you install my default for it
Werewolf Cure (Lycanthropic) - Pets EP
Plantism Cure (Plantophic) - Seasons EP - Modern or vintage look, pick one file.

What you are writing are that if you install "Vampire cure violet flask" AND you ReNuYu default file then Vampire cure will be violet and ReNuYu will be teal. But that is NOT true. ReNuYu default file doesn't even change it when it is only that which is in the download files.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 20th Apr 2022 at 12:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simmester
What you are writing are that if you install "Vampire cure violet flask" AND you ReNuYu default file then Vampire cure will be violet and ReNuYu will be teal. But that is NOT true. ReNuYu default file doesn't even change it when it is only that which is in the download files.


These defaults work for me and many other people. I have no idea why these don't work in your game.
I can only suggest three things:

1. Make sure you place the default files directly in your Downloads folder.
2. Check if you really don't have any mods that make multiple objects buyable, because these could contain bottle files.
3. Delete cache files before running the game
Test Subject
#8 Old 20th Apr 2022 at 8:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
These defaults work for me and many other people. I have no idea why these don't work in your game.
I can only suggest three things:

1. Make sure you place the default files directly in your Downloads folder.
2. Check if you really don't have any mods that make multiple objects buyable, because these could contain bottle files.
3. Delete cache files before running the game


Here is the troubles I have found:

1 All bottles except for werewolf cure are in their old image in the catalog
2. If you use both the Default file AND the buyable mode file of ReNuYu. Then it wouldn't show up in the Catalog

I also have a question:

How do you delete Cache files?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 20th Apr 2022 at 12:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simmester
2. If you use both the Default file AND the buyable mode file of ReNuYu. Then it wouldn't show up in the Catalog

I'm not sure which "Default file" you have in mind?
There isn't a separate buyable mod for ReNuYu. You have to choose one default file for it, a buyable bottle, or not buyable.

So did you manage to replace the bottles, but you still see the old pictures / thumbnails? You can refresh the thumbnails manually.
Click on a thumbnail picture with right mouse key & Ctrl key.

Here's a tutorial on how to delete cache and cigen file.
It's best to clean it up as often as possible - if those files get corrupted you can experience various issues, like the game not starting up.
https://modthesims.info/wiki.php?ti...ete_Cache_Files
There's also an option to delete thumbnails but I do not recommend it, game will have to recreate all the thumbnail pictures.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#10 Old 30th Jul 2022 at 2:40 PM
Thank you for your great job! Can you also do Witchbegone-E, Magically Spiced Sugar and Enchanted Essence of Cur Tails (original)? I was looking for them, they are nowhere to be found
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 5th Aug 2022 at 11:44 AM
@goryczka2
I've shared mesh/texture defaults for witch potions here, and OBJ mods here
Test Subject
#12 Old 8th Aug 2022 at 12:15 PM
Thank you so much, i'm happy


Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
@goryczka2
I've shared mesh/texture defaults for witch potions here, and OBJ mods here