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Picked upload! Dresden Dolls Vintage Lace Dress

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 26th Mar 2006 at 9:12 AM - Updated 2nd Jul 2013 at 7:48 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
As a big fan of the Dresden Dolls, I love Amanda's style, and the dress on the front page of their official site especially caught my eye.

The custom clothing mesh for this recolour is included in the rar file. The mesh for this dress is by Lanfaer from simsaction.de, which no longer exists. Therefore, I've included the mesh in the rar file, which is allowed by Lanfaer (as stated in the included readme file).

There is a bit of unavoidable blurring/distortion toward the bottom of the dress due to the way the mesh is mapped. I've tried to minimize this as much as possible, and I don't find it that noticeable once you're playing a sim with it in the game.

This will show up under Everyday and Formal.

Updated: If you use bump maps and have already downloaded this dress and had problems, please re-download: I have fixed a problem with the bump mapping. My apologies... my graphics card doesn't display them and it's easy to forget.

Apparently this and several other custom meshes may display oddly in the game and Body Shop with recent expansion/stuff packs (looks like a bright light is shining on the entire body, but not the head) - I do not see this problem myself and it appears to have been unrelated to the bump maps (as fixing them didn't fix it) so I'm at a loss. Only one user has reported this, so they'll probably work fine for most people, though.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
DresdenDollsDress.rar 1.61 MB 4,032 1st Jun 2006
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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: 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\


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

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37 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 34 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 5:53 PM
Hi! This is an awesome dress. Good job!

Lab Assistant
#3 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 6:13 PM
I LOVE the Dresden Dolls and I love this dress! Thank you so much for making it. Good Job.

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Forum Resident
#4 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 6:18 PM
that is an awesome dress!

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Test Subject
#5 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 7:06 PM
How awesome! The Dresden Dolls are one of my favorite duos. Their style is fantastic.

Thanks for this!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 7:29 PM
Wow this is really cool - it must have taken you ages! Good job!!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 10:26 PM
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY YOU FINALLY UPLOADED AN AMANDA DRESS!!! See, this is why I love you Hysterical... *smooches*
Test Subject
#8 Old 27th Mar 2006 at 1:52 PM
i love the dresden dolls too!*_*
nice job

sorry for my english, i know- its bad
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 27th Mar 2006 at 2:03 PM
Love the dress!!

I've heard of the Dresden Dolls before, but never any of their actual music. But now I've been to thier website...Brechtian Punk Cabaret?!! Soooo going to listen to them now ^_^
Test Subject
#10 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 5:45 AM
Love the dress, now I need to find the dresden doll sims :D
Test Subject
#11 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 7:07 AM
I love you. I have been waiting for something Dresden Dolls to come up. Someone needs to make Bryan.... and their makeup.... just them. *squeels* Oh... golly I'm about to piss myself with excitment. NEW CD END OF APRIL. Yes... yes. So excited.
Test Subject
#12 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 6:30 PM
I just adore the dresden dolls, I love this dress, thanks so much
Field Researcher
#13 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 5:29 PM
Thanks for sharing I love it

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 29th Apr 2006 at 1:27 AM
nice work
thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#15 Old 29th Apr 2006 at 5:19 AM
Faaabulous! ^__________^
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 5th May 2006 at 10:47 AM
Thanks for two things- For the dress, which is lovely, and for luring me to the Dresden dolls site, where i found some of their songs that i promptly fell in love with. :D
Test Subject
#17 Old 7th May 2006 at 3:16 PM
It's beautiful and unique!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 20th May 2006 at 4:10 PM
Amazing job. As you can tell, I love the Dresden Dolls. I wish someone would just go and make Amanda. I would but I suck at making sims.

Lab Assistant
#19 Old 26th May 2006 at 7:52 PM
I've actually never heard of the Dresden Dolls...but this dress is amazing! I'm using it on my Legacy sim and she looks absolutely gorgeous in it! ^^ Thanks so much for making such a beautiful dress!
Test Subject
#20 Old 28th May 2006 at 1:59 AM
Cute! Nice job.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 4:04 AM Last edited by musiquefille : 3rd Jun 2006 at 7:48 AM. Reason: added link
This is beautiful, I downloaded it immediately, thank you! I just wanted to let you know that I've sent in two fully made sims of Amanda and Brian. In my sims game, I gave her that dress as her formal outfit. I hope they are accepted soon When they are let me know what you think.

Edit: posted! http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=1242942#post1242942
Forum Resident
#22 Old 15th Jun 2006 at 1:22 PM
I love this dress. It looks gorgeous, especially on your sparklies Sim. *wishes she had her*
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 15th Jun 2006 at 8:45 PM
I love this dress to pieces, you did a very lovely job on it. But I too am having the display problems, with the body shining brighter than the head.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 5th Jul 2006 at 11:16 PM
I'm having the same display problem, which is really too bad since I love the dress.

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The above sentence is not english. I only understand english. Thank you.
Test Subject
#25 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 2:34 AM
Yea, I'm having the same, problemo, the head/face skin comes out a different shade than the rest of the body, but otherwise beautiful!
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Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal
Clothing Style: No Style Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit