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Picked upload! XCAS core mod: more tattoo locations, edit naked outfit, slider hack, body hair, more - update 5/23/16 Steam version added.

by CmarNYC Posted 15th Feb 2011 at 5:58 PM - Updated 23rd May 2016 at 3:53 PM by CmarNYC : Steam support added
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The 1.69.43 (the second patch of patch 1.69 released around 1/12/16) Basics and Full versions are now available.

The 1.38 version of the skintone panel mod is compatible with 1.38 to 1.69.43 and does not need to be updated.

A 1.67 Steam-compatible version is added. (This is the latest version on Steam.)


The first and second 1.69 and all other previous versions, now including Steam versions 1.50 - 1.66, are still available from the XCAS obsolete versions site: https://sites.google.com/site/cmarxcas/ - Please note the new address!

Have you thought that the game tattoo locations are a bit... limited? Do you have custom sliders or want to increase slider range? Would you like some of your sims to wear a ring or earring when naked? Or do you have custom accessories that you'd like your sim to wear in the shower without having to give them the 'Never Naked' trait? XCAS can do that, plus a few more things.

** This is a CORE mod. It is not compatible with AwesomeMod or any other CORE mod except (probably) Consort's Weight and Fitness Integration. It IS compatible with the NRaas mods. **

Core vs non-core versions:

Twallan liked this idea so much that he's made it into an extension of NRaas Master Controller, a VERY useful non-core mod that adds new menus and functions for sims and objects in the game. This extension adds the new tattoo locations to the MasterController Basic/Tattoo function. This means those who prefer to use AwesomeMod or Extended Game Core as a core mod can do so and have the added tattoo locations too!

Here's the link for MasterController and the tattoo extension addon: http://nraas.wikispaces.com/MasterController

So a huge thanks goes to Twallan for doing this - not to mention taking the pressure off me to try making this non-core!

And before you ask, cmar_XCAS_corefullxx.package and the Master Controller tattoo extension are NOT compatible. Use only one. XCAS and Master Controller without the tattoo extension ARE compatible.

Now back to our regularly scheduled mod description:

What it is:

XCAS is a CORE mod designed to be limited to CAS functions. While it does less than more extensive core mods, it's also less likely to have side effects. It is not compatible with any other core mod that replaces UI.dll, like AwesomeMod or Extended Game Core. However, there are some packages included that can be used without the core mod component.

What it does:

Core mod packages-- download and use only ONE of these, cmar_XCASfull1.xx.zip OR cmar_XCASbasics1.xx.zip.

XCAS basics:
-- Increases the number of facial sliders the game can use from 20 to 75
-- Optionally, increases the facial slider range by 2 times, 3 times, or 4 times
-- Enables the facial hair/beard panel for females (New with patch version 1.39)
-- Enables the body hair panel for females and teens
-- Enables the tattoo panel for teens
-- Optionally, you can edit the naked outfit in the dresser "Plan Outfit" game function and in CAS* (See the Known Issues section)

XCAS full version:
-- All of the above plus:
-- Adds many more tattoo locations

'Extras' packages that can be used with or without the core mod--

-- Optionally, expands the skin tone picker panel
-- Optionally, increases the body slider range by 2 times. (Fat/thin, fit, and breast size)
-- A package that enables a few base game accessories for the naked outfit
-- A package that lets you tattoo naked (With the sim naked, not you. :D) ** This package will also make sims naked in the body hair panel.

Added tattoo locations:
  • Full body
  • Full face
  • Forehead
  • Cheek
  • Throat
  • Upper breast
  • Ribs/side of chest
  • Hip
  • Lower belly
  • Back of hand
  • Palm
  • Back of shoulder
  • Lower low back (tramp stamp)
  • Butt cheek
  • Thigh - front
  • Thigh - back
  • Calf - front
  • Calf - back
  • Outer ankle
  • Foot
  • Pubic (1.22 version and up, optional)
  • Nipple (1.22 version and up, optional)

Installation:

This mod now comes in two flavors: the original, full version and Basic. I realize there are many people who want the slider hacks and the ability to edit the naked outfit but aren't very interested in more tattoo locations, and XCAS Basics is for them. The Full version still has all the extra tattoos.

Please read the Readme files included in each zip file - they will tell you which packages to install to tailor the mod to your taste. Don't just throw every package in the zip into your game - some of them are different versions of the same feature, giving you choices about how you want the mod to work. Note that you can use the 'Extras' packages without the core mod.

Otherwise, install like any other packages. The core package either has to go in the Documents mods location or you need to have d3dx9_31.dll properly installed.

You MUST use a version of the core package that's made for the patch version of your base game. If you don't know the patch version of your game, start the Sims 3 Game Launcher and hover your mouse over the little icons at the bottom left of the Launcher screen. Your base game version is the first three digits of the number you see when hovering over the first icon in the row - for example 1.33. When a new patch comes out, please be patient and I will update the mod.

Delete your cache packages from 'Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3' when installing.

Removal:

Remove the XCAS packages and/or the extras. If you remove the core component and leave the locations package, the sims should keep their non-game located tattoos until you edit them.

Again, delete cache files after uninstalling.

Known Issues and Compatibility:

The core component is not compatible with any other core mod, like AwesomeMod, Extended Game Core, or aWT's slider mods. It does appear to be compatible with Consort's Weight and Fitness Integration mod.

With Supernatural there seems to be a glitch in which ALL male body hair gets set to werewolf hair if you have cmar_XCAS_BodyHairforTeens_basegame.package installed. I have no clue why this should happen since those are simple default replacements, but I recommend using this teen body hair mod instead which does not cause this: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=486582 As of 1.39 patch version I've withdrawn my EA teen body hair package since it seems to have some kind of glitch.

When you edit the Naked outfit in CAS, please be aware that leaving the Clothing section while in the naked outfit and then returning can cause other changes (skin, hair, face, etc.) to be lost as soon as you change clothing categories. Note that as of 1.42 the trick of going into tattoos or body hair before returning to clothing no longer works.

The package that expands the skin tone picker and the range of the body sliders is not compatible with any other mod that affects the CAS basics screen - the screen defining the age, gender, skin tone, and fat/thin/fit/breast sliders.

Troubleshooting:

If your game crashes on startup, most likely you have your mods/packages folder in the old Program Files location. I strongly encourage you to look up the help on this site for package installation and switch to the new Documents location. It'll make everything easier.

If you get an error message on startup saying "It looks like you have installed an unofficial game modification that does not match your current version of the sims 3", you may have the wrong version of XCAS for your game patch version. Or you may have another mod that doesn't match your game patch version.

If the mod is installed correctly but doesn't work or has strange effects, you may have another core mod installed and there's a conflict, or you're running it with the wrong patch version. Also make sure you don't have both XCASfull and XCASbasics installed - they will conflict with each other.

To check for conflicts, I highly recommend Delphy's Dashboard: http://www.modthesims.info/d/387006

** If you need to report a problem - please, please, PLEASE tell me more than 'It doesn't work'. Post exactly what's happening, what functions are working and not working, any error messages, where and how you have your custom content set up, and what other game mods you have - not clothes or hair or sliders or decorations, but what mods you have that change the way the game plays. It may also be helpful if you post your operating system and what expansion/stuff packs you have and whether you've checked for conflicts with Delphy's Dashboard. **

How long will it take to update for a patch????

Well, that depends. Ideally a new version will be out the next day, but if EA has added significant new features or changes to CAS tattoo or clothing and/or the Plan Outfit and Stylist options it will take longer as I have to update and test my code. Also I'm not always aware that a new patch has come out (despite doing a lot of modding, I don't play the game every day) so it's not a bad idea to post in the thread to tell me. However, if there are five posts above yours telling me, it's really not necessary to add another one.

*********** Previous Versions of XCAS: ************

All previous versions of XCAS and Extras have been moved to a new location: XCAS Obsolete Versions page

Translations:

The labels are translated into German, Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, and Danish. If you'd like to give me more translations for the tattoo locations above and for Naked or Nude, please post them and I'll add them to the package when I update.

Additional Credits: S3PE by Peter Jones - an incredibly versatile and helpful tool
Postal by Echo - still my choice for exploring game packages
BailaBaila99 for "Core Modding! (For complete and total nincompoops, like me!)" without which I'd still be wondering how the heck to do this
Elmar2000 for converting the Ambitions tattoos for teens
Everyone in the CAS Parts forum for feedback, suggestions, and being guinea pigs
Elmar2000, Anubis360, Silverfox, Maaay, Impatient Cow, PuffyAmi, and Mother Sim for translations.

Change Log:
  • 6/21/2011: Update for patch 1.22. Two new locations added for tattooed naughty parts, which must be enabled with tuning. (See Readme.) The Tattoo Locations package must be replaced for the new locations.
  • 6/11/2011: Body hair screens enabled for teens and women.
  • 7/27-28/2011: Update for patch 1.24. Split into 'Basics' and 'Full' versions. Options for slider range x3 added.
  • 10/19/2011: Update for patch 1.26. Skintone Panel and Body Slider mods updated for compatibility.
  • 12/16/2011: Update for patch 1.29. Edit Naked outfit in CAS added. Note that Edit Naked in CAS may cause failure to save changes if you leave the sim in the naked outfit while changing basics or appearance.
  • 3/4/2012: Update for patch 1.31. Number of sliders limit raised from 60 to 75.
  • 3/11/2012: Update for patch 1.32.
  • 3/18/2012: Overhaul of mod description, removal of obsolete versions to another location, extras split out for user convenience.
  • 3/18/2012: Update for patch 1.33.
  • 5/27/2012: cmar_XCAS_TattoosForTeens_Showtime.zip uploaded, enabling Showtime tattoos for teens.
  • 5/29/2012: cmar_XCAS_TattoosForTeens_LateNight.zip uploaded, enabling LateNight tattoos for teens.
  • 6/7/2012: Update for patch 1.34. Packages enabling Showtime and LateNight tattoos for teens have been rolled into the XCAS coremod downloads and removed from here, but can still be downloaded separately from the previous versions website linked below.
  • 7/10/2012: Update for patch 1.36. Naming of the core package changed from cmar_XCAS_core.package for both versions to cmar_XCAS_coreBasicsxx.package and cmar_XCAS_coreFullxx.package where xx is the patch number.
  • 9/1/2012: Update for patch 1.38. The skintone panel mods are also updated and should be replaced.
  • 9/28/2012: Update for patch 1.39. Facial hair/beard panel enabled for females. Package enabling Supernatural tattoos for teens added.
  • 10/31-11/1/2012: Update for patch 1.42. Maximum number of sliders is now tunable.
  • 1/12/2013: Update for patch 1.47.
  • 2/20/2013: Update for patch 1.50.
  • 6/20/2013: Update for patch 1.55.
  • 9/5/2013: Update for patch 1.57, added packages enabling University Life and Island Paradise tattoos for teens.
  • 10/18/2013: Update for patch 1.63, added packages enabling University Life and Island Paradise tattoos for teens.
  • 1/16/2014: Update for patch 1.66, added package enabling Into the Future tattoos for teens.
  • 1/25/2014: Update for patch 1.67.
  • 11/17/2015: Update for patch 1.69.

Upload 3/10/2015:
Added cmar_EABodyHairforTeens - enables EA adult body hairs for teens and in Martial Arts, Career, SkinnyDipping, Outerwear, and Maternity clothing categories.

** 11/17/2015 : cmar_XCASbasics1.69.zip and cmar_XCASfull1.69.zip - compatible with patch 1.69 which came out November 2015 **
  • XCAS full version has all the features described above. XCASbasics has everything except the added tattoo locations. Use only one!
  • If you already have a recent version (1.22 or later), all you need to replace is the core package (either Basics or Full) for the core mod.
  • Don't forget to remove the old version of the core when updating.
  • The 1.38 skintone panel packages do NOT need to be updated for 1.69. (SkinTonePanel expands the skintone pick panel only. SkinTonePanel_BodySliders also expands the range of the fat/thin, muscle, and breast size sliders.)
  • Clear caches when installing or uninstalling!
  • Be aware that leaving the Clothing section while in the naked outfit and then returning can cause other changes (skin, hair, face, etc.) to be lost. You can use naked clothing if you need to adjust sliders with the sim nude. Snaitf's True Nudists or my Nouveau Nudists, both available on SexySims2.com, are a good choice.
  • In the Stylist screen the Outerwear button falls too low and partially on the Naked outfit button. Both are still usable. I haven't yet found a cause or solution for this.

Changes with 1.69:
  • None.

Changes with 1.69.42:
  • None.

Changes with 1.69.43:
  • None.

Please note that I only updated the versioning for 1.69, 1.69.42, and 1.69.43 since there are (supposedly) no changes to the game code. If users report problems I'll go through the process of a complete new version.
Tags: #core, #tattoos, #nude, #sliders

Type: CAS Mods

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

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.19, 1.22
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
cmar_NakedAccessories.zip | Description: Base game accessories enabled for the Nude outfit 11.6 KB 72,275 18th Mar 2012
cmar_TattooNude.zip | Description: Makes sims appear nude in the Tattoo and Body Hair screens 11.3 KB 65,723 18th Mar 2012
cmar_SkinTonePanel1.38.zip | Description: Skintone Panel expansion - improves appearance and scrolling of skintone picker panel 23.7 KB 60,380 2nd Sep 2012
cmar_SkinTonePanel_BodySliders1.38.zip | Description: Skintone Panel and Body Sliders expansion - improves appearance and scrolling of skintone picker panel, doubles range of fat/thin, muscle, and breast size sliders 23.7 KB 66,717 2nd Sep 2012
cmar_EABodyHairforTeens.zip | Description: Enables EA adult body hairs for teens and in MartialArts, Career, SkinnyDipping, Outerwear, and Maternity clothing categories. 8.1 KB 14,867 10th Mar 2015
cmar_XCASbasics1.69.43.zip | Description: XCAS core mod for Origin disc or download, Basics version: Increased number of sliders, optional increased slider range, optional edit nude outfit, body hair and tattoos for teens, body hair and facial hair for females 1.06 MB 17,478 16th Jan 2016
cmar_XCASfull1.69.43.zip | Description: XCAS core mod for Origin disc or download, Full version: all the features of the Basics version plus many added tattoo locations 1.12 MB 22,895 16th Jan 2016
cmar_XCASbasicsSteam1.67.zip | Description: XCAS core mod for Steam, Basics version: Increased number of sliders, optional increased slider range, optional edit nude outfit, body hair and tattoos for teens, body hair and facial hair for females 1.06 MB 9,306 23rd May 2016
cmar_XCASfullSteam1.67.zip | Description: XCAS core mod for Steam, Full version: all the features of the Basics version plus many added tattoo locations 1.12 MB 13,115 23rd May 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 15th Feb 2011 at 9:10 PM
I really just want the additional tattoo locations, but I'm not willing to give up Awesome Mod for it. Is there any way to separate out that part of it and make it compatible with AM?
Forum Resident
#3 Old 15th Feb 2011 at 9:56 PM
I love the added tattoo locations but I love Awesome Mod more. D:

Life is moving too fast, I don't have the energy to keep up.
Ms. Byte
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#4 Old 15th Feb 2011 at 10:49 PM Last edited by CmarNYC : 15th Feb 2011 at 11:12 PM.
To everyone who doesn't want to give up AwesomeMod - it MAY be possible to make the tattoo locations a non-core mod, but it easily may not be and I have too many other projects to work on it in the immediate future. You could ask Pescado about compatibility with XCAS - the only core component I've worked with is UI.dll, and if Awesome doesn't depend on interoperability between UI.dll and the other components that contain the bulk of his changes - if all he's changed in UI.dll is self-contained stuff like the slider limits - then it should be possible to use them together by removing UI.dll from his packages. I may test this myself if I'm sure I can uninstall Awesome without nuking my game.

The same should be true of Extended Game Core - one person said it combined with XCAS well; another one or two said there were problems. I haven't tested yet, partly because EGC made my game unable to save.

** Edit: Non-core may be coming after all. I'll post any developments.
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 1:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortyBoo
I really just want the additional tattoo locations, but I'm not willing to give up Awesome Mod for it. Is there any way to separate out that part of it and make it compatible with AM?
Ditto
I know it's lame to ask for the tatoos to be seperated from core part but I've been using AM since its release and will never let it go either. I really hope the UI.dll idea works out BTW you did an amazing job for these tattoos placements, it's totally fabulous and was highly needed!

What you can do to test with the Awesome mod in is to create a test hood with only one save that way when you remove AM you'll just have to delete the save.
Test Subject
#6 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 1:13 AM
Is this compatible with NRASS industries master controller? I'm pretty sure it isn't but figured I'd ask to be sure! Thanks!
Ms. Byte
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#7 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 1:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azreal77
Is this compatible with NRASS industries master controller? I'm pretty sure it isn't but figured I'd ask to be sure! Thanks!


Yes, it's fully compatible with Master Controller, with the exception that editing the naked outfit with the Stylist option doesn't save changes. In fact, I used MC to do a lot of my testing.

@MiniMimi: Thanks - when I get time I'll try that!
Test Subject
#8 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 2:12 AM
I think the teen tattoo wouldnt be core and it would be nice for rebelious teen type characters. Also I would like to see a location more like a tramp stamp.
Test Subject
#9 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 4:15 AM
Great that you've managed to create a mod for more tattoo locations (and allowing teens to get them as well). Now if it would only work with EGC. When I tried it out it started up fine, but when I go to my sim family there were about 25 images of one sim (not in the family) on the left hand side of the screen and I was unable to select any other family members besides the one who was already selected. If you manage to make a non-core version of the tattoo location mod I hope you can include teen tattoos with it.
Test Subject
#10 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 10:04 AM
Hi, I installed the mod and it doesn't seem to work. For instance, whenever I click one on 'lower lower back' or 'back of shoulder', the tattoo remains in the upper back area. Also, if I place a tattoo on 'lower lower back', it replaces the tattoo on the upper back area. In short, the tattoos are still slotted to be placed in the original EA positions. I hope you can help with this issue. Thanks in advanced!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 10:13 AM
This tool is fantastic. I love it. THANK YOU TO MUCH.
Ms. Byte
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#12 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 1:48 PM
Wow, thanks everyone! It was fun (and hard work) to get this mod going, and I'm glad people like it.

For everyone wanting a non-core version that's compatible with AwesomeMod and EGC - good news, Twallan has added the XCAS more tattoo locations to the NRaas Master Controller as an optional add-on! Link: http://www.the-isz.com/nraas/index.php?topic=309.0

Just keep in mind that the MC tattoo extension is NOT compatible with XCAS, but IS compatible with AwesomeMod and EGC - MC without the tattoo extension IS fully compatible with XCAS.

@mooglefly: What you're seeing suggests that either the core mod itself isn't working, or more likely that you haven't installed the TattooLocations package. Are you getting the popup when you start the game that warns you "Mod Scripts Found" and lists cmar_XCAS_core.package?

@Redd: Yeah, at least one other person had that issue with ECG during testing. Try the NRaas non-core version.

@Mark9: Yes, this will duplicate AWT's slider limit mod, and depending on which options packages you install it can also do the slider range changes.
Rogue Redeemer
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#13 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 2:09 PM
Oh Yes!! And a non-core version too, YES! *runs off to give all the hot dudes tattoos from head to toe, literally*

Thanks for the brilliant work, this is just too awesome.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 5:39 PM
Can anyone confirm if the extras works with the mod to enable non-default skintones? For ages I've been looking for a increase in slider range hack that works with the non-default skin mod...my pc freezes up every time I use Awesomemod So I really need another option, it'd be awesome if this mod works with the skin mod.

Anyway, it looks awesome, thanks for this fantastic mod!
Ms. Byte
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#15 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 6:09 PM
@Bellgirl: Non-default skins don't have to be enabled, but with the default CAS basics screen it's clumsy to see them - you have to click the skin tone picker and then use your mouse wheel to scroll through the skin tones. All the 'extras' packages for the skin tone panel do is make a separate panel that makes it easier. And of course the version with both the skin tone panel and the slider range mod will increase the range of your body sliders.
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