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Picked upload! -Reworking the Maxis Workout Clothes- Default Replacements

by Phaenoh Posted 2nd Feb 2008 at 12:02 AM - Updated 7th Sep 2011 at 7:59 PM by Phaenoh
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update: I've included the black tracksuit in my default package now. You won't notice a difference unless you have someone high up in the athletic career track though. The 'new' color scheme for it is black (surprise!) and white, just like the others. Go check out this thread to add it to your catalog options - May 30, 2008

I've been stuck in a rut, I can't seem to get ahead in any of my projects so I spent the entire afternoon working on these. I wanted to be able to say I FINISHED something. (Its finished when I can present it to you) Originally I had decided against making replacements for these outfits, but then I realized I still dread having to pick them out for my sims, so that needed to change. I like the Men's Athletic outfit, so I didn't touch it, I honestly couldn't figure out a way to improve it. The ladies outfits, on the other hand, were the worst stuff ever. I could never figure out a good way of fixing them but I finally decided not to let that stop me, halfway through making the coloring template it dawned on me. This new color scheme is applied on the teen, adults, and elders outfits.

These are DEFAULT REPLACEMENTS, meaning, when you place them in your downloads folder, they will act as Maxis clothing, completely replacing their counterparts. This includes sims currently wearing them. If you want to remove mine and return to the maxis versions, just delete my package from your downloads folder. Btw, if you want your clothing catalog images to reflect these changes, delete your thumbnails folder: C:\Documents and Settings\(yourname)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Thumbnails. The game will generate new ones. If you want not default versions, check out this thread of mine.

The outfits that May and Arthur are modeling are also in my Athletic wear category, thanks to one of my Catalog Edit mods. (Everything Version, Athletic Only Version) These outfits are available for both Adults and Elders. Their color scheme has been bugging me to make them when I try to fall asleep, so I partly did them so I can hopefully get to sleep faster, so need it right now too... Anyways, they are called 'Sweats' and the shoes also got fixed. Jeez they were ugly.

The last set of outfits that got changed were the Teen 'Hip Sweats'. Sephira and I had some strong words over this change. My argument was that I didn't want her wearing something that shows her midriff. Her argument was 'You are ruining my life'. After a couple of slammed doors, she finally went and put on a longer undershirt. I approve, I hope you do too. You will also notice that she has stopped being so obsessive with her shoes and gave up wearing the ugly ones.


P.S. Leave me a note, k?

Additional Credits:
Sephira will get over it. And if she doesn't that's too bad for her. No bare midriffs in my house!

Age: Teen Adult Elder
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Athletic
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: 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.

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Test Subject
#76 Old 20th Mar 2008 at 5:45 PM
Thank, thank, thank you!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Field Researcher
#77 Old 27th Mar 2008 at 2:26 AM
Thanks especially for your little tut! I'm going to run off and save copies of a few clothes right away. I love the defaults, but a few maxis ones are nice too.
Test Subject
#78 Old 6th Apr 2008 at 12:46 AM
These look so much better then the Maxis outfits. Thanks!

Lab Assistant
#79 Old 6th Apr 2008 at 1:55 AM
Thank you so much. I always hated all the default maxis workout clothes. The turquoise and mustard yellow one, the pink one, the red one hurt my eyes, and the grey one looked dirty. Thanks.
As for the teen ones, you sound like my mother, except I want my teen sims to be covered up, they are involved enough already. Haha.
I think you should make a default replacement mesh for the male workouts, they look thick like you would sweat a lot in them and it makes even the fittest sim look obese.

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Field Researcher
#80 Old 12th Apr 2008 at 1:54 AM
I do use the teen work out outfits for my teens, because I can't stand the other ones, but the bare middrift did bother me a lot. Thank you for doing something about that.
Test Subject
#81 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 7:11 AM
Thanks for fixing the teen female athletic wear, that bare midriff really bugged me. The other outfits look nicer too. Good job! ^_^
Field Researcher
#82 Old 5th May 2008 at 4:21 AM
Thank you! I never thought that these meshes could look good with any textue, but you did it!

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Forum Resident
#83 Old 9th Jun 2008 at 9:26 AM
Thanks for making these. They are definately an improvement.
#84 Old 1st Aug 2008 at 5:49 AM
I dont like the maxis ones either,thanks.
Test Subject
#85 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 8:10 PM
So nice! I can actually use the default female athletic wear without being blinded by horrible colors. Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#86 Old 19th Oct 2008 at 10:34 PM
I love these! Thank you so much for replacing the fugly Maxis clothes!
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 18th Nov 2008 at 5:41 PM
Great improvement form the Maxis ones
Thank you!

Test Subject
#88 Old 20th Nov 2008 at 10:25 PM
This is a great default replacement. Thank you!
Test Subject
23rd Nov 2008 at 5:53 AM
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Test Subject
#89 Old 22nd Feb 2009 at 1:28 PM
I love these ones way more than the originals, they look much more lively and the color doesn't look boring like the original because of how overdone it is.
Test Subject
#90 Old 7th Mar 2009 at 5:01 AM
Thankyou so much. That yellow/aqua one made my eyes bleed.
Field Researcher
#91 Old 19th Mar 2009 at 12:45 PM
Wow, nice work!

I'll say this here because these bugged me a lot, but all of your default replacements make the Maxis clothing so much more useable. Thank you for all of your hard work, and for sharing!

*offers you a virtual cookie*

"Are you mad?"
Test Subject
#92 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 3:56 AM
Love-love-love!!! Chmaff!!!
Field Researcher
#93 Old 12th Apr 2009 at 2:54 AM
Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!! I think if the fashion police existed, They would have just about executed maxis for the maxis workout outfits! ONce again thanks and great work And a note to Saphira; Darling, Those old shoes just aren't your - or anyone elses - colour. lol


Shady, Bruno, Nouk, Fanseelamb and JB: You all help to break my downloads folder. You're all so brilliant, so I wanted to say thanks.
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much." - Oscar Wilde
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 15th Nov 2009 at 9:24 PM
I'm so simishhappy about ALL of your default replacements! Your refurbish stuff is much more cooler than the original. So much clearer, colorful, and with more style. Awesome work! Thank you, Phaenoh!

Lab Assistant
#95 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 8:50 PM
Very nice, thank you for fixing these!

Looks much nicer now, you can't see the teenager's midriff's anymore, much more modest.
Test Subject
#96 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 1:21 AM
Hear is your note, dear:
you are uh-may-zing.
and i <333 you
in a completely non-stalker way

Test Subject
#97 Old 1st Apr 2010 at 6:05 PM
Has every single typed word on this place been translated into Old-time medieval speak? ARG SOMEONE CHANGED MY SIGNATURE!!! I'm so confused!!! And I love ye catalog edit.* I downloaded it multiple times before, but mine abacus crashed... yeah. re-downloading now. =D
*I got to this page linked from the catalog edit. forgot what I was replying to. Sorry. This is good too. =D
Test Subject
#98 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 3:27 PM
supersuper great! Those ugly clothes has annoyed me for years! ty!!
Test Subject
#99 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 2:45 AM
Love them! You are so funny Thanks.
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