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Light Background for Game Entry Main Menu

by mrcnlbyrk Posted 24th Jul 2017 at 4:00 PM - Updated 30th Aug 2017 at 10:15 PM by mrcnlbyrk
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
When I found the texture of the game entry main menu, I had got an idea to replace it with a new background. After I ran game and tested it, I liked the new background very much.

Informations:
Will conflict with mods that affect the game entry main menu.
Source is ATLAS_GameEntryMainMenu_00, in DeltaBuild0.package.
Now in Gray UI!

Additional Credits:

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Light Background for Game Entry Main Menu.zip 414.5 KB 876 24th Jul 2017
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 4:02 PM
I had this exact same idea, but didn't do anything with it. The default background is just so awful, so I think this is definitely an improvement.
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 4:04 PM
I've been thinking about how I would redesign the entire menu from the ground up, and obviously there will need to be some sort of minimalist background.
Test Subject
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#4 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 6:14 PM
Hi i liked the mod i wanted a mod with the screen that the world wanted you to put the pictures of sims 4 this would be cool
Forum Resident
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#5 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 9:43 PM
Very nice! Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 25th Jul 2017 at 4:51 AM
Thank you for this! I am, also, not overly fond of the background when you pick a world to play in. :/ It's a rather...ho-hum background. Nice but there's something about it that looks off when seen behind the blue menu; however, with your mod, it fits! It's Minimalistic and gorgeous. So, thank you for saving us all. Ha, ha!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 27th Jul 2017 at 10:57 PM
Thank you for fixing this game breaking bug.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 28th Jul 2017 at 7:50 PM
I love what you done with the main screen. It looks really fresh compared to the one that originally shipped with the game. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 11:37 AM
How can I go about combining this mod with "Gray UI" if you don't mind me asking?
Test Subject
#10 Old 25th Aug 2017 at 10:48 PM
Hi mrcnlbyrk!
I received your PM. You must have PMs disabled because I cannot respond to it

Anyway here is my response:
I don't think both mods can work at the same time. They are overriding the same thing. The only way to display your background (http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/the...es/bg-light.jpg) with my 'gray ui' is to extract and edit the same file in my mod. Then either upload only the updated file as a new mod (same way you did this mod, but remember about mod priorities) or I can release new full package of my mod with mentioned background included. Let me know, I already created new version with your background, but if you want to upload a new mod I won't release it. Your idea, your choice.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 26th Aug 2017 at 3:27 PM
Thanks everyone for your nice comments. You're all welcome.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simasaurus09
How can I go about combining this mod with "Gray UI" if you don't mind me asking?

I hope you received my PM about that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Helren
Hi mrcnlbyrk!
I received your PM. You must have PMs disabled because I cannot respond to it

Anyway here is my response:
I don't think both mods can work at the same time. They are overriding the same thing. The only way to display your background (http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/the...es/bg-light.jpg) with my 'gray ui' is to extract and edit the same file in my mod. Then either upload only the updated file as a new mod (same way you did this mod, but remember about mod priorities) or I can release new full package of my mod with mentioned background included. Let me know, I already created new version with your background, but if you want to upload a new mod I won't release it. Your idea, your choice.

I'm sorry about that. However, I think I've enabled private messages. I've checked. I may be wrong either. I don't know too much about these options.
It's not problem for me if you're going to upload.
I've added you to my buddy list so you might send PM.
Test Subject
#12 Old 28th Aug 2017 at 5:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrcnlbyrk
Thanks everyone for your nice comments. You're all welcome.


I hope you received my PM about that.


I too tried to respond back. It's been working fine for me. Thank you so much for throwing it together!