View Full Version : Problem with recolouring Maxis Sunflowers (in a vase)
24th Apr 2009, 08:42 PM
I made some recolours for the Sunflowers and tested them in game.They worked fine but there also appeared a meshlike version of the sunflowers in the buy catalog (next to the recolours I made) so I took out my recolours and started my game again but the meshlike version of the sunflowers are still there.I can even place it.Is it safe to delete these in game?, because I don't know how else to get rid of it.And more important what did I do wrong?.I'll post a pic of my problem on photobucket.Here is the link:http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd298/suefemme/sims%202/
Hope anyone know how to fix this :(
24th Apr 2009, 11:56 PM
First try deleting the thumbnail file.
EA Games\The Sims 2\Thumbnails
The game will regenerate this file the next time you start it up. It does not refresh the file each time you start, so if you have a 'bad' thumbnail from something you fixed it will continue to show in the catalog -- even though the actual item no longer looks anything like that funky first-time thumbnail.
25th Apr 2009, 03:38 PM
Okay I did not know that so I'll give it a try.Thanks for your reply
25th Apr 2009, 03:57 PM
Tried it and it did't work.I can't delete the thing in game eighter.I thought I could but I must have been too sleepy last night.I don't know what to try next.I have a back up but it's atleast a week old and I've been playing alot so I'm not that keen to place it back.Any suggestions anyone?.
25th Apr 2009, 05:00 PM
Save your game and back it up. Then delete the sunflowers directly from the download folder. If the 'bad' sunflowers were in game, they should default back to original sunflowers with no real harm done.
If that is not the case, things might be starting to become corrupt. Reload your back up, move the sims out of the house and make them a new place (after deleting sun flowers from DL folder.) Corruption tends to get worse & then suddenly crash.
25th Apr 2009, 05:30 PM
I already removed the recolours out of my download folder.I was testing them on a empty lot in a custom neighberhood I use just for looking at and testing my new recolours,when I saw the meshlike object I removed my recolours but the object still appears in the buy catalog.I'll use my backup from last week and see what happens.I apriciate your help.I recolour Maxis objects all the time and this has never happened.I'm having a bad week :cry:
25th Apr 2009, 05:55 PM
I placed back my back up of last week (before I made the Sunflower recolour) and my buy catalog still shows the duplicate mesh so I guess I have done something really stupid that corrupted the original Maxis Sunflowers.I think I'll just have to reinstall all my games to fix this.
25th Apr 2009, 09:55 PM
Okay so I was panicking a little but everything is solved now.I pulled out my whole download folder and everything was fine in the buy catalog so there was one bad file still in there I just did't find it before.Found it now so thanks for your help.I'm off playing again :D
25th Apr 2009, 10:39 PM
Glad it worked out. Have fun!
26th Apr 2009, 08:17 PM
Ohhh WAIT!!! Don't quit this thread yet - please!
Please tell me where to find the blasted PlantHouseSunflower mesh? It's something I've wanted to mess with for a LONG time, but I can't find the blasted mesh file.
(PS - Yes I'm mildly proficient at SimPE)
27th Apr 2009, 02:31 AM
It's under Decorative/Plants in SimPE. :)
27th Apr 2009, 07:00 PM
Thanks Dee, but that doesn't help me. :cry:
All I want to do (for now...) is change it's price. So, all I need is the obj file - to extract and change.
When I open the Base Game "object.package", and scroll through all the object IDs I can't for the life of me find a planthousesunflower. Where is it?
I've repriced just about everything in the catalog, I just can't find this item! :rolleyes:
28th Apr 2009, 01:27 AM
Could it have been overridden by some custom content?
That's the only thing I can think of if you can't find it, sorry!
28th Apr 2009, 02:44 PM
If your editing the actual object.package for your game I hope your not sharing houses? Cause this will give an incorrect value for the lot.
But have you tried using object workshop to clone to find the actual name? The cres name is plantHouseSunFlower but the OBJD is vase-sunflowers.
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