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Featured upload! Making Useless Maxis Meshes Useful - Replacement Pack for AMBodyDisco (Defaults & Non-Defaults Added!)

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 28th Sep 2006 at 3:04 PM - Updated 2nd Jul 2013 at 8:00 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Right, well, when I got Open for Business, I loved the shape of this body mesh, but I was utterly perplexed by the ridiculous scarf-thing, the random ring, and the weird and entirely useless textures Maxis used for them. So, in the interests of making them actually usable, I did a replacement pack.

Default replacement version (for OfB): I have done a new mesh which will replace the default, removing the stupid scarf and the ring. In order to get them to go away entirely (as there were still shadows left on the textures even with those mesh parts removed) I had to do default replacement textures, and in doing so, I thought I'd make some much more simple, understated, useful recolours. These will ENTIRELY replace the five Maxis outfits already in your catalogue and will not have a * on them (they'll be in with the Maxis clothing) and only work for adults. The mesh will also work for any other recolours you may have, though if they left on the scarf shadow and ring shadow on their texture, it may look a little odd. You may have to clear out the contents of your My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Thumbnails folder (delete all the .package files within - they just regenerate so this is perfectly safe) for the new textures and mesh to show up properly on the thumbnails, but they should work regardless on your sims. The default replacement version requires Open For Business!

Remember that if you do recolours based on my new mesh, you'll need to direct downloaders to my mesh to make sure your creation looks the same in their game as it does in yours. These recolours, being default replacements, will -not- pack with sim uploads, so if you want to share a sim wearing one of these outfits, you'll need to link downloaders to get this pack separately (or in their game the sim will be wearing one of the ugly originals).

Updated! Non-Default version added (base game): At the request of the fantastical fanseepants, I have added a non-default version. This version does NOT require any expansion packs (they should be perfectly base game compatible), and the recolours are done separately, showing up under custom outfits with my name in the tooltip as normal. The recolours work for adults, young adults, and elders. My recolours that are done as non-defaults will package with full sim uploads - please follow my terms of use if you do so.

2161 polygons, 1635 vertices (lower than the original by a few). Has a fat morph - not Maxis dumpy "I'm pregnant with a throw pillow" fat but more just a normal, non-slim body that contrasts nicely with the extra-slim body shape of this mesh.

Thanks to:
  • Tiggerypum, for teaching me almost everything I know about meshing.
  • Wes_h, for the Unimesh plugins for Milkshape, used in the creation of this mesh.
  • Dr Pixel, for all kinds of various bits of useful meshing info that have helped me along the way.
  • Everyone who has contributed to the creation and development of SimPE.
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.
Tags: #open, #for, #business, #stupid, #scarf, #adult, #male

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable Default Replacement
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AMBodyDisco_DefaultReplacementPack.rar 1.31 MB 13,024 28th Sep 2006
AMBodyDisco-NonDefaultPack.rar 1.44 MB 8,790 28th Sep 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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\

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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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