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31  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: Brazilian Carnival outfits on: January 24, 2014, 03:22:26 am
 Sad That's pretty weird . I started a new Sims 2 game , generating all new everything. I added those two meshes and those two textures I uploaded and nothing else and they showed up for me. I took the pics I posted in CAS right then as well. I never use bodyshop. Hopefully someone else can try them and see if they work for them and post back. They should show up in everyday , don't know about anything else , didn't check. They are fullbody clothing ( not top and bottom) for female adult.
32  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: Brazilian Carnival outfits on: January 12, 2014, 01:36:15 am
I snagged some outfits like that from AAS a few years back. I'm pretty sure I got them from their Yahoo group where they moved items they no longer had room for at the main site.  The link for the All About Style yahoo group is here . I went to log in to Yahoo to doublecheck and make sure , but I haven't logged in for years and they wanted to send a message to my phone to confirm , which they said could cost me money. So, that ain't happening.  Cheesy I also have a few other Carnivalish outfits from somewhere else that I got years ago , I'll edit and add info if I can figure out where I snagged them from.

ETA After poking around I found these

They came from Biene at which is toast. I used the wayback machine to get to here I actually managed to snag one of the outfits and a mesh from that by right clicking and saving on the gibberish text , but no go on the other one. Anyway , I uploaded two textures and two meshes  ( that was all I stuck in my dl folder so I wouldn't have to wait for 15 gigs to load  Cheesy) for you here I'm not sure if both meshes are needed , or just one....and I'm too lazy to find out  Cheesy I looked at the Graveyard and didn't see any of that (Biene's stuff I uploaded)there. If you can't find the AAS stuff just give me a shout and I'll try to send it your way.
33  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: Need Help With Customs on: January 02, 2014, 09:30:35 pm
"Crosses fingers hoping patching works for you" I'm playing on Windows 7 and all my games are downloads from Origin , I'm not crazy about that but the price was right. Combo packs of base and IP, Gen and WA and singles of LN and AMB all at 60% off , so I have 6 games ( counting base) for $47.96 total. I patched to 1.57 and haven't updated ( or been bugged to) to 1.63. I log in to Origin to start playing for now , although I imagine there is a way around that if I choose to look for one. There is an option to update the patch , but I just ignore it. I also don't log in for the social features or whatever they call that junk. Ya, I really want to post to facebook that my sim went to a party.

Did you get that framework from MTS yet? Once you have that you can use package files and just put them in there.The things I have had to install as Sims3packs , I just click on them in my folder and then Origin starts up and I add them to the game that way. If you still aren't having any luck we'll try to figure out what's up.  Hang in there!
34  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: Need Help With Customs on: January 02, 2014, 01:58:13 pm
I started playing Sims 3 just over 2 months ago , so a novice myself , but I'll try to be of help if I can. The framework setup that Theraven referred to is available here . Just plop that , sfter you extract it , in your Sims 3 folder in the MyDoc>Electronic Arts>Sims 3 path.  Going to blather for a sec, I still play Sims 2 on the same comp as I play Sims 3 on and have an EA Games folder for 2 and an Electronics Arts folder for 3 in my docs. I'm playing on Windows 7 , I have no idea what your OS is so hopefully this still pertains to you.

Sims 3 mods are about what patch level your at. If it's a mod that pertains to a certain interaction that came with an EP , then you also need that EP. Otherwise it's about the patch level , not the EP's. CC ( clothing, hair, furniture etc), unless it's based on an EA mesh from a specific EP, should all be fine. Unfortunately , we don't have much overlap on what we have ( I have base , LN , GEN, AMB, WA and Island Paradise), but that shouldn't really matter.  So just to give a quick example , you could download a mod that altered weather , since you have Seasons, I couldn't since I don't.

I was literally in the middle of installing patch 1.57 when I read on MTS that the next patch ( and still newest came out). It's patch 1.63 , so that's what you'll need. I have no faith in EA ( or Origin) to do anything correctly so the less they touch my game , the better. I downloaded the suoerpatcher here and installed it manually , rather than going thru the launcher update. Piece of cake ( other than it's a gig plus dl , so pack a lunch if you just have generic high speed as I do).

I haven't had any of the problems you've had so far , but I'll try to make some guesses as to helping. In Sims 2 I always deleted the groups.cache and accessory.cache prior to playing every time. In Sims 3 your game will generate 5 caches that can safely be deleted ( they will regenerate) just like the Sims 2 ones I mentioned. Unfortunately , I just deleted mine for Sims 3 ( getting ready to play in a few)  and can't give you their exact names . They will be in your Sims 3 folder ( in my docs) and they are loose ( not subfoldered) packages just as the Sims 2 ones are. I know one is Simcompositorcache and one is Socialcache . Anyway , you should see 5 loose cache files in your The Sims 3 folder , just delete them. You will also see folders called DCCache , IGACache and , possibly, WorldCaches... don't mess with those at this point.

I use Twallan's Master controller and love it , as a matter of fact if it wasn't for Twallan's mods I probably would have bagged Sims 3 entirely within a week. His mods are what make that game ( somewhat) playable to me. Make sure you have the 1.63 version of MC to match your patch status.

You can put cc/mods into Sims 3 in several ways. Worlds, lots and Sims have to be put in in Sims3pack format , as they contain more than one item. Anything else can be put into the game in package format , which I much prefer ( again, the less EA , the better). Items you download will be in either package or Sims3pack form. Packages will go in your Packages folder , inside the Mods folder ( which you'll get from that framework download at MTS I linked to). On my OS I can folder and subfolder that crap to my hearts content , just like I did in Sims 2. For example , I have a folder in packages called CAS stuff , in that I have a subfolder for Female hair , In that I have a subfolder for Newsea etc.

Converting Sims3packs to package files ( as long as they aren't World's , lots or sims) is easy. Just use this , you can use it for multiple items at once. At some point, you'll want to merge your package files to speed up game/CAS loading etc, I'll be glad to help with that also, when and if you need it. Here is a pretty valuable tool that enables you to look at what is in your game CC/mod wise and see if their are any problems , it's a little bit CleanInstallerish. It will highlight cc that confllicts with other cc, show if cc is corrupt ( a fairly common problem in 3 mostly regarding clothes/shoes etc that aren't properly age categorized and can cause some minor havoc) and other problems.

So, hopefully you can get patched to 1.63 , delete your caches and make sure you have the right version of MC to match your patch. If that works please let me know. If it doesn't , then give me some links to dl's that aren't working for you and I'll see if I can help. I haven't installed any Sims at all yet. I've installed 3 non EA worlds, 5 lots and about 5 gigs of cc/mods with no trouble though. I quit my day job in October and have no intention of doing anything remotely useful until late Spring/early Summer , so got lots of time to help and glad to if I can. Good luck!
35  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: sims 2 have two black tiles inside rooms on: December 29, 2013, 12:20:12 am
I remember reading about this at MTS lately , sounds like driver updates messed it up for some people. Discussion is here . I think there were several threads on that over there , so if that link doesn't help I'd cruise the archives in the Sims 2 game help section , that''s where I found that one. Good luck!
36  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: Custom Content Question? on: December 05, 2013, 07:30:06 pm
It depends on what type of cc you're talking about. As far as game mods go , it's about the patch level that you are at . If the mod concerns an EP specific behavior , obviously you'll need that EP (Like mermaid mods for IP) , otherwise the patch is the deciding factor. The current patch is 1.63 . I'm on 1.57 myself , some mods for 1.63 will work for me , some won't. I can also use some mods that were never updated to 1.57 ( or 1.63) , it just depends. Reading the downloaders comments is well worth the time if you're in doubt.

As far as standard cc , most CAS stuff ( if not almost all) is base game compatible. Clothing , makeup , shoes etc. Buy and build mode stuff varies , if something is based on an EA mesh , then you'll need the EP or SP that mesh came with. For example , DJ booths and the photo booth came with Showtime , so for anything involving those you'd need that EP.

I've found that most of the better creators will state if you need a certain EP for something to work /show up. Just like in Sims 2 , make a backup before trying new cc ( especially mods) and keep your new cc segregated so you can easily find it and get rid of it if need be.
37  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: Employees faces change to face one when assigning uniform? on: September 22, 2013, 09:01:41 pm
This is a hot topic recently ( and going back 6+ years)  , this thread has some possible solutions nothing seemed to work for everyone , but some things worked for different people. I run a ton of businesses , but never assign uniforms. I don't hire any playables at businesses , so the townies just have to wear their work stuff as everyday. Most of them just wear regular everyday stuff for casual retail businesses , but there are a few perma dressed nurses , burger flippers etc running around my hood.  Cheesy

ETA @ TheRaven assigning uniforms is an EA function available for a business owner and possibly , manager... not positive on that though. This is purely EA borkage , that (some) players with cc free games still experience. above link messed up somehow , try this
38  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: More Visitors Allowed Mod on: September 22, 2013, 08:45:08 pm
Hidden skills
Build/Buy enabler

Unfortunately , you didn't state what EP's you have , always a really helpful bit of info when looking for any cc , particularly hacks/mods. There are several versions of the build/buy enabler posted at MTS by cathair2005 ( depending on EP) and there is an updated one for Bon Voyage buried in the comments sections of one of those threads. I have all EP's and play on M and G and still use the Pets one , most players with later EP's use the BV one , but it conflicted with something for me , it's been awhile I don't recall what.

The invite more party visitors sounds very Squingeish to me ( his stuff is right here at INSIM , with a very few more" adult" mods at ISA). A big part of how many party goers , or customers at a business or anything of that nature is just based on your computer specs ( by default). It's EA trying to figure out how many sims your system can handle in a given place , at a given time. When I played on an old ME comp , I'd get maybe 4-7 sims counting NPC's and my own sims at a community lot. I switched to Vista and got in the 7-10 range. When I broke down and bought a gaming comp a few years ago I started to get 15-20 sims on the EA pre made comm. lots. Big diff.

Always happy to help with WCIF's , particularly hacks/mods as I use so many (over 360 megs in my main game  Cheesy) and have also read about many I don't use. I"ll try to help with cc, but most of the time all I can do is go , " Oh , yeah, I have that hair" , or "I've seen that sofa somewhere , was it 4ESF or maybe Simcredible , no it could be Holy Simoly or the old Reflex Sims forum" Ya , pretty useless at that stuff. Good luck and glad you're enjoying simming again.
39  Simmers' Paradise / Content Creation & Recoloring Help / Re: WCIF: BlooM's Bigger Pregnancy Belly Undies Mesh on: September 21, 2013, 12:04:53 pm
Not at all sure that this is what you're looking for , but if you go to ISA , Bloom's base , adults , there is a post on page 2 for bigger pregnancy belly. No link , as ISA is an adult site.
40  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: WCIF: Missing content from BBB's blog! on: September 12, 2013, 02:29:35 pm
Not to rain on any parades , but I doubt any response will be forthcoming. There is this ( and many similar threads on Sims 2 fansites at the time) , with lots of drama and uncertainty involved. Mail Order Bride hasn't been updated in three years. I did poke around at ISA and found the Kenny sim you're looking for . It's in the community downloads> Sims 2 adult sims > hunks> on page 4 , dl link works , I checked. Didn't take the time to see if the other one was there. No direct link provided as ISA is an adult site.
41  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: WCIF Tazmanoregon (MTS) zoo animals? on: May 31, 2013, 06:55:36 pm
They are right where I posted them for you last time  Cheesy I checked my mediafire link , it still works.
42  A Safe Haven / Forum Games / Re: Last letter of a song on: May 20, 2013, 10:18:35 pm
Pictures Of Matchstick Men-- Status Quo
43  A Safe Haven / Forum Games / Re: Last letter of a song on: May 20, 2013, 02:48:34 pm
Radar Love- Golden Earring
44  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Discussion / Re: Is this a VBT? on: April 06, 2013, 10:19:59 pm
I'm not sure about the deletion part and certainly don't want you to have any problems with your game , however , there is this mod by Mootilda which will allow you to add additional shopping districts , downtowns etc. I use it as part of Meetme2theriver's cleaned hood templates , works great. If you can't get an answer that leaves you feeling completely worry free , this is a good option. Good luck and happy simming!
45  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Misses / Re: teen mini skirt on: March 28, 2013, 05:01:45 am
Very cute ( and short!)  Grin Thank you , much appreciated!
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