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Pretty much everything Maxis item in TS2 has been converted or separated at some point, but it bugs me that most of them are not repositoried to the EPs/SPs I have and thus wasting space. Also, a lot of the converted meshes also have different textures, when I'd prefer them in the originals. Cocomama did a big texture referencing project for a bunch of files, but I've always wanted it for a lot of other things. So... here goes! If you replace any of the original conversions with these, you will reduce the space they take up by 50%-90%.



IMPORTANT NOTE: If you put these in your download folder, the delete button will be enabled in bodyshop/CAS. When I have tested this myself it only deleted my packages and not the game's core files, but you probably shouldn't do that just be safe. To make sure you don't accidentally delete them, save them to: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 FreeTime\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins or C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Highest Expansion Pack You Have\TSData\Res\Catalog\Skins. I have my game protected using Miros's method and you should too!

OTHER NOTES:

  • The EP/SPs for which they're labelled are required unless otherwise noted.

  • Default texture replacements for the original Maxis outfits, like this, will work just fine, and your new clothes will take on the new texture. They also work fine with hiders.

  • Default mesh replacements will conflict unless the default maker used the 3D Referencing method. If you have all the Maxis outfits replaced with completely different ones, this set probably won't be of much use to you.

  • The separate tops will probably still work with similar mesh replacements (like a shoeswap) where the top keeps the same shape.

  • All clothes are pinned to the EP/SPs, meaning they'll show up with those clothes and icons in the catalog.

  • All meshes are included, so I've only included content from creators who allow mesh sharing.

  • All clothes are townified (except special costumes) meaning they'll show up on townies, sims will age into them, and they'll pop up automatically in CAS/bodyshop.

  • All colors for each outfit are bundled together, meaning if you delete one, you delete them all.

H&M FULLBODY




  • PriceBlazerLucas for CU/TM/EM by Dustfinger, Enjin, and me

  • EthnicBlouseCapris for EF by Dustfinger

  • CottonPeacoat for EM by Dustfinger

  • JosieTopJeans for EF by Dustfinger

  • All H&M AF dresses for TF by Dustfinger (the Graphic dress didn't fit into my pretty square there, but is included)


JENNIFER_DRESS

The Jennifer dress was the only one I didn't have, so I converted it to complete the set! (I axed that stupid bangle though)

(mirror)

H&M SEPARATES

HM-SEPARATES


  • JosieSweater top for AF by Lvstndhrt, mesh edited by me to allow texture repository

  • ChiqJeans and StarJeans for TF/EF by Dustfinger (everyday, active, outerwear)

  • SandraJacket top for AF/TF by Bunhead and Trapping (everyday, outerwear, active)

  • BerlinTankTop for AF by Amaryll and since I wanted it for TF, I converted that too (everyday, swim, undies, pjs, active)

  • UniformShirt with Tie top for AM by Dustfinger, mesh edited by me to allow repository (everyday, formal)

  • LucaShirt for AM by Dustfinger, mesh edited by me (everyday, formal)

  • PoloShirts for TM-EM by Dustfinger, mesh edited by me (everyday)

  • StanZipHoodie top for AM by Migamoo, mesh edited by me to get rid of bottom overlap (everyday, active, outerwear)

  • SliqJeans for TM/EM by Migamoo and Dustfinger (everyday, active, outerwear)

  • UniformShirt for AM by Dustfinger, mesh edited by me (everyday, formal)

  • ForgeShirt top by Dustfinger, mesh edited by me (everyday, formal, PJs)

  • MadrasShirt for AM by Dustfinger, mesh edited by me (everyday)

EDIT 8/11/2016: Male separates have been revamped with pregnant morphs and elder/teen conversions. I've removed them from this download as you can now find better ones here.

DOWNLOAD H&M SEPARATES REPOSITORY
(mirror)

If you don't have H&M (or have the original outfits defaulted away) and would like the tanktop and Jessica dress for TF without slaving, you can grab them here.

KITCHEN & BATH

KB

  • Open Bathrobe for AM by Cloudlessnights

  • Camisole for TF/EF by Migamoo and Cocomama

  • KitchenApron for EF by Dustfinger

DOWNLOAD K&B REPOSITORY
(mirror)

UNIVERSITY
UNI.jpg

  • NeoHippie top for AM/TM by Amaryll and Pinketamine (everyday)

  • Letterman jacket top for AM by Jaccirocker (everyday, outerwear, active)

  • Letterman jacket top for CU/AF/TF/TM by me (everyday, outerwear, active)

  • UrbanPrimitive for TF by Dustfinger

DOWNLOAD UNIVERSITY REPOSITORY
(mirror)

NIGHTLIFE
NL.jpg

  • Greaser jackets for CU-EM by me

  • Greaser jackets for TF-EF by Trapping

DOWNLOAD NIGHTLIFE REPOSITORY
(mirror)

Comments

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sphynxed
Mar. 21st, 2014 03:09 am (UTC)
Be still, my beating heart!

I've literally been wishing for something like this for years and I am so excited to see you turn this all out--everything you release is so polished, and I know I'll be beyond satisfied with everything when I get back to my game to check it all out. "Part 1" gets me pretty excited, too, as I can only imagine the wonders coming in succeeding parts.

Thank you for your impeccable work!
silvainsims
Mar. 21st, 2014 08:19 am (UTC)
The first NL link goes to the UNI ones instead. Not the mirror link, thankfully, but I thought you might want to know...

Anyway, this is really awesome.
skellington7d
Mar. 21st, 2014 09:24 am (UTC)
Dangit, I always do that! Thanks for letting me know, and I'm glad other people find this useful! :D
sushigal007
Mar. 21st, 2014 10:09 am (UTC)
Ooooh, thank you!
krolowa_francji
Mar. 21st, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
*whistles*
Thank you, a project like this was badly needed! Collecting all the conversions will take a lot of time, but I'm sure plenty of people will be grateful. :D
shastakiss
Mar. 22nd, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
SKELL!!! This is the coolest thing *-* My favorite kind of download is a smart download and this one is Einstein level! Thank you very much!
delonariel
Mar. 23rd, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, this must have been a huge project! I'm cleaning out my entire game at the moment and I can't wait to put these in a clean and empty downloads folder. <3 *throws roses*
sophie10
Apr. 4th, 2014 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this! It's a shame they don't take on mesh replacement defaults though. Do I need to put the meshes in with the bundle files?
skellington7d
Apr. 4th, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
I kept most of the meshes separate in case people want to share them with recolors. I've included all the ones that you need, so you can delete all the original files except for the non-Maxis recolors that you want to keep.

The exception is the fixed meshes for the Dustfinger H&M tops, which I did include inside the bundles. It's not difficult to split those up if needed though.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 8th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
So what is this exactly? Just a back up?
skellington7d
Apr. 8th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC)
I edited the files to pull their textures from the ones that are already in the game rather than having tons of duplicate textures and bumpmaps, reducing the file size by 90%. For example, all of the H&M outfits in this post only add up to about 4.25 mb, which is less than like one custom hair retexture or like three of the original outfits.
florealecat
Apr. 14th, 2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
Is there a reason why the files wouldn't be showing up? I've double-checked the location but none of the alterations show up in Body Shop.
skellington7d
Apr. 14th, 2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
Are you looking for them in the right place? These will show up among the Maxis clothes in the back of the catalog rather than with custom clothes at the front. You also have to remove the original files so that they don't conflict. Hope you can figure it out!
florealecat
Apr. 15th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
Yes, thank you! Also they showed up once I moved the files to my downloads folder.
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samethana
Apr. 28th, 2014 07:20 am (UTC)
Hey Skell, thank you so much for all of your hard work on this, you've saved me a lot of time and headaches with this one :)
One little question though... Can I bundle the meshes in with their recolors? I just like to keep my bin folder as neat as possible :)
skellington7d
Apr. 28th, 2014 07:36 am (UTC)
Yep, that'll work fine! A few of them (the dustfinger tops) are already bundled together like that. :)
samethana
Apr. 28th, 2014 08:55 am (UTC)
Thanks :) I figured as much but thought I'd check just in case :)

Also, I've been trying this myself a while ago but I ran into some problems, I referenced TF files to the AF files, but then the texture doesn't show. This mainly happens with Dustfingers' files. I checked the textures first and they were the exact same size so I'm not sure what the problem is. I've been able to do it succesfully with other files so I' guessing it's some kind of mesh problem or something like that. The files I'm talking about are the conversions of store outfits. (AF-TF or TF-AF.

Anyway, long story short, do you know what the problem might be?
skellington7d
Apr. 28th, 2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
I have a tutorial on it here: http://whattheskell.tumblr.com/post/76101832799/tutorial-3-slaving-to-maxis-textures

The store files should be similar (except you have to open up the packages) and have simple texture names like afbodygrecianglam-blue. I would guess it's a naming issue since if it was a mapping issue there would be some sort of messed up texture on the meshes.
morkmork
May. 24th, 2014 02:38 pm (UTC)
I'm late to the party, but I just wanted you to know that I love you, skell. Thanks!
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