View Full Version : My genetics DO work in subfolders
20th May 2005, 06:03 PM
I have no idea where to post this, so I figured this might be a good place. In cse I'm wrong I'm sorry.
When I test a new object, I normally take all my downloads out of my sims2 folder. Today I was lazy and just put the genetics in a subfolder, so they wouldn't show up, but they did.
All the hair and eyes still worked, so did makeup and the heads of the skintones.
I'm not sure if it's just my game that allows this, since it let's me keep non-bodyshop downloads pretty much everywhere inside the sims2 folder.
I'd like to know if anybody else has ever put genetics in subfolders and they still showed up in game.
20th May 2005, 08:33 PM
What level did you put your genetics downloads? In a subfolder in Downloads or in a folder in the same level as Downloads?
20th May 2005, 09:26 PM
They are in a subfolder of downloads.
I also noticed that, even though they work on sims already in game and CAS, they won't show up in the mirrors and the only skins that don't work are dark ones.
21st May 2005, 01:48 AM
This is correct. They will show up for SIms that already have that genetic assigned - but you won't be able to apply it to a new Sim. Hmmmm BUT there may be a way to kind of do it.
Get a new genetic
Stick it in Downloads
Go into BS
Create a Sim using that genetic and save it
Move your genetic into your desired subfolder
Now everytime you wish to use that genetic on a new Sim - simply clone the Sim and it will grab the genetic anyway.
It would be a pain in the *beeeep* to do all your stuff though thats for sure lol. And I don't know if saved sims have tooltips do they?? duh?
21st May 2005, 03:16 AM
Sounds like you would have to choose between making ur downloads folder look neat and pretty and just simple convienence, personally, even though I love organisation I would keep everything at the top level
21st May 2005, 08:34 AM
So, if I wasn't planing on having any new sims I could leave them in subfolders, but would have to take them out when there was a new one.
Nah, that's to much work.
I wasn't planning on leaving them in subfolders anyway, since the skins didn't work right and I don't want to sift through a couple of thousand files just to find them.
21st May 2005, 10:25 AM
Well the reason I keep my genetics and clothing in subfolders, even though most of the time they are also copied to top level for convenience is so that I can work out what everything is if I want to start deleting stuff. And if I start getting claustrophobic I can wipe out all the loose files and get the skins out again later when I am feeling in the mood for tweaking my sims again.
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