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More standard Pet names

by jordi Posted 2nd Dec 2006 at 5:54 PM - Updated 10th Aug 2007 at 2:38 PM by jordi
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This file changes the default list of names for pets and strays. My source is a series of lists by one Ellis Combs.

There are over a thousand names for both male and female Pets, hopefully this will avoid some of the repetition of names.

To install, just unzip anywhere in My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\ or a subfolder.

Existing pets and strays should not be affected, but any new pets should now get the new names.

Note that if you start a new neighbourhood, you will still get all the default Pets: this is because TS2 imports them from the default neighbourhood always. To get around this, use the instructions given here to create a 100% clean neighbourhood.

This file has been tested with TS2+Pets as well as TS2+everything and works with all of them without any problems whatsoever.

Installation instructions
This file MUST be called "Live.package" for it to work.
If you are also using my "Altered default NPC and townie names" (TS2BetterNames) mod, get "Pets and Townie Names.zip", and replace the existing live.package with this new one. If you only want better Pet names just get "Pets Names.zip".

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Pets and Townie Names.zip 30.4 KB 5,717 10th Dec 2006
Pets Names.zip 17.1 KB 2,443 10th Dec 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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