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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
111 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
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

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Lab Assistant
#101 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 5:56 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! The Maxis defaults, as usual, are hideous. You Rock!

They must have taken my marbles away. :(
Test Subject
#102 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 11:54 AM
i love them! but do you think you could do the set as non default replacements to?
Test Subject
#103 Old 19th Mar 2011 at 12:57 PM
Amazing work!! Thank you!!
Test Subject
#104 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 10:07 AM
The Sims 2 creators outdone themselves on their characters and everyday clothes for SOME genders and Ages...But when they came to the athletic outfits,they really messed everything up...:\ I am glad u posted this 8D
Test Subject
#105 Old 19th Feb 2012 at 10:58 PM
Please do Adult Male as well. I hate those.
Top Secret Researcher
#106 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 8:12 AM
I love these defaults. I think I'll use all of them. Nice idea on the Teen ones in particular, now I'm tempted to change shoes and put longer undershirts on my 'Cat' ones.
Test Subject
#107 Old 2nd Sep 2012 at 12:47 PM
Thanks alot for this use it loads !!! :D
Test Subject
2nd Sep 2012 at 12:48 PM
This message has been deleted by sugarshoes57. Reason: Put it twice :P
Test Subject
#108 Old 20th Dec 2013 at 6:05 PM
Thankyou so much! My teen girls will be covered when working out now! :')
Test Subject
#109 Old 28th Jan 2014 at 9:33 PM
thank you i was so tired of those boring colors you have added life to the outfits yay!!
Test Subject
#110 Old 20th Feb 2015 at 3:42 PM
excellently awesome, thank you very much!! :)
Test Subject
#111 Old 11th Jun 2015 at 3:48 AM
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