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"Loading" Maternity Outfits

by Kestin Posted 12th Jun 2018 at 5:42 AM - Updated 14th Jun 2018 at 9:57 PM by Kestin
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
When I saw this product on ThinkGeek years and years ago, my desire to ever be pregnant -- as measured on a scale from 1 to 10 -- briefly jumped from negative 100 to negative 99. To this day, that's still the only time such a thing has happened. So when I saw the themes I could catch up on for stickers, I eventually landed on this as my "Maternity and Beyond" contribution.

...Then I worried that uploading only one outfit was so 2008, so I made two more.

All of these are simple designs on a recolor of sga_girl's textures (with permission), which are in turn recolors of HP's sleepwear mesh. The mesh is not included and easily available at its original location. The graphics on the shirts get a bit stretched in the third trimester, as shown in the attached images, but as there is no way to have separate texture files for each stage of maternity, I did my best.



The first is an estimation of the former ThinkGeek shirt, adjusted for the fact that Sim clothes are actually smaller than human clothes and the full text wouldn't fit on one line. The second is based on this design. Lastly, since I didn't find a third design I liked that was sufficiently different from the first two, I made a simpler one with just words on it. Sims players can probably guess what it says. Or just check the credits, where I've linked to each of the Simlish fonts I used.

All three are enabled for Everyday and Maternity, and are available for YA and Adult (though I think you'll need this mod if you want pregnant young adults). They aren't default replacements, so you'll need a way to plan maternity outfits, such as this coat hook.

Additional Credits:
sga_girl's Simple comfy casuals for ladies
HystericalParoxysm's Comfy Sleepwear Mesh
Bloxel font by Franzilla (Loading Bar shirt)
Simlish Deja Vu Sans font by gazifu (Loading Circle shirt)
FreePlay font by JacobKOrtiz (Reticulating Splines shirt)
The Sims 2 Body Shop
Paint Shop Pro 7
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
LoadingMaternityOutfits.rar 107.8 KB 200 12th Jun 2018
Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Maternity
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

Tags: #maternity, #geeky, #loading, #reticulating, #splines, #themeMaB, #catchup2018