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Featured upload! Marriage: Last Name Chooser [FIXED 2008-10-26]

by Marhis Posted 11th Mar 2007 at 3:28 PM - Updated 16th Mar 2009 at 12:41 PM by Marhis : Reuploaded BV-FT version
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is intended as a further developement of J.M. Pescado's marriage-traditional hack.

When two sims get married/joined, the "marriagee" always get the same last name than the active sim (the "marriager"), who did the proposition.

JMP did a mod which changes this fixed rule, so in opposite-gender marriages the female gets the male's last name, and in same-gender joined unions they retain their original last name instead.

With my mod you may choose what to do in single marriages, indipendently by gender and selectability of sim spouses.
Just after the marriage, a dialog will pop up: you may choose to make no change (both sims will retain their last names), have them both the marriagee (shown in dialog's icon), or marriager one ("other sim").

This mod should work in base game as well as in any combination of EPs, Pets and Seasons included; if you notice any glitch, expecially in dialog strings (even if in other dialogs, not marriage-related) please let me know.

Additional Credits:
Many thanks to J.M. Pescado; studying his mod was essential for me being able to even think of make this.
Plus, I know he hates being thanked, and I couldn't resist ;D.
A HUGE thanks pile to linolino (for his BV update and Spanish/Portuguese translation), SimSanta1992 (for French and German translations) and Lord Darcy (for Korean translation, compression and general overlook to this mod).
Last but not least, jfade for Compressorizer and general awesomeness.

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FIXED 2008-10-26
At last, I've installed AL and I was able to understand what's wrong with this hack; witchery really scrambled last names a lot.
The AL updated hack is now fixed: I've tested it in pretty much every combination and it seems ok. Please let me know if I overlooked something, thanks for the patience!

Fixed BV-FT version too: the first time I uploaded the wrong file ; please redownload.

UPDATE 2008-10-16
  • Shrinked filesize I stupidly forgot to do in first package (jfade's Compressorizer rulez!!111)
  • Addeeded updates to FT and AL
  • Included translations:
    • French (by SimSanta1992)
    • German (by SimSanta1992)
    • Spanish (by linolino)
    • Portuguese (by linolino)
    • Korean (by Lord Darcy)
    • Italian (by stupid me)

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In short:
  • marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog.zip -- base game, NL, Uni, OfB, Pets, Seasons
  • marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog-BV-FT.rar -- Bon Voyage, Free Time (fixed 2008-10-26)
  • marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog-AL.rar -- Apartment Life (fixed 2008-10-26)

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
marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog.zip 46.8 KB 121,352 11th Mar 2007
marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog-AL.rar 54.3 KB 38,042 26th Oct 2008
marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog-BV-FT.rar 54.3 KB 21,204 26th Oct 2008
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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\

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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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