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Author Topic: Clothing creators please read: quick fix for the thumbnail issue with Pets  (Read 16411 times)
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« on: November 04, 2006, 05:13:14 pm »

Permission is granted to copy and translate this on any site.
 
If you make a translation of the tutorial please contact Beosboxboy or Marvine
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Edit 4 December 2006: In reviewing Sims created with Body Shop from The Sims 2: Pets Expansion Pack it has been demonstrated that the customised face mesh of the character file (i.e., ########_########.package) suffers the same error as clothing and other items made with Body Shop. In those instances as this error has occured the Maxis default (un-customised) face is used. To restore the customised face mesh use the method described in the first post of this thread to restore the customised face to the downloaded Sim.
 
See this tutorial in French by Marvine here: http://www.insimenator.org/showthread.php?t=28655.
Lire ce tutoriel en français ici: http://www.insimenator.org/showthread.php?t=28655
 
See this tutorial in Italian by Sims2cri here: http://www.insimenator.org/showthread.php?t=28468.
Leggere questa tutorial in italiano qui: http://www.insimenator.org/showthread.php?t=28468.
 
See this tutorial in German by Engelchen here: http://foxtrot502.server4you.de/sims2/wbb2/thread.php?threadid=4794.
Diesen Tutorial auf Deutsch lesen hier: http://foxtrot502.server4you.de/sims2/wbb2/thread.php?threadid=4794.
 
See this tutorial (Solución para los problemas de compatibilidad con LS2 Mascotas) in Spanish by FJPerez here: http://www.insimenator.org/showthread.php?t=29827
 
WHAT THIS PROCESS FIXES:
 

 

 
Some people among whom Numenor, Dr Pixel, Beosboxboy and myself have spent the last two days trying to figure out a fix for the thumbnails issue with Pets made clothing for people not having the EP installed.
After fruitless attempts on my own and testing different workable but not so easy fixes by Dr Pixel and Numenor, it finally clicked in when sharing thoughts with Yakov and I found a quick and easy method, even if you don't have much experience of SimPE (a huge thank you to Beosboxboy for the thorough testing and the pretty pics Cheesy):
 
- Open your recolour in SimPE
- select the property set line in the top right panel
 

 
- select the "parts = ........" line in the bottom left panel
 

 
- click "add" in the bottom right panel, this will duplicate the line to the bottom of the list
 

 
- this last line being selected
 

 
- type "outfit" instead of "parts" in the right panel - no other edit needed, the number is the right one
 

 
- click "commit" and save.
 

 
You'll have to delete your thumbnails before starting the game so the changes can properly apply to the items that were already installed.
 

 
 

Note: The thumbnails are the files located in one of the following directories   C:\Documents and Settings\YourWindowsScreenNameHere\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Thumbnails - *Windows 2000 & Windows XP

   or

   C:\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Thumbnails - *Windows 98 & Windows ME

   or

   Home/EA Games/The Sims 2/Thumbnails - MacOS X

   * or what ever hard drive is your main Windows driveThis fixed all the files I tested, tops and full body outfits by Innocent, JayAngel, Engelchen and Cocosims (yay!!)
Now I didn't get to test this with the EP, there shouldn't be any issue but better safe than sorry... So it would be great if anybody with the EP installed gave it a try Smiley
 
EDIT: This fix has been shown to work with clothing, hair, and skin tones in installs of The Sims 2 with Nightlife EP, Open for Business EP, and Glamour Life Stuff installed.
 
This fix is useful for already made content, but Numenor added a "Legacy Bodyshop" option to his BaseGameStarter here , that allows to use the base game Bodyshop to create fully compatible clothing no matter which EPs are installed. Smiley
 
EDIT 5 November 2006 22:36 (GMT -5:00): This was mentioned by MaryLou at MTS2
Quote from: MaryLou
These problems there are partially when you creat a COMPLETE SIM too.
 
When you create a sim with Bodyshop and then you export him to share, in the Sims2Pack created by Bodyshop there are all the files the sim needs to work, this files are extract from BS so more of them have the new format code too.

So it bears reminding us all that using the Pets EP Body Shop will likely package the Sim in the Sim2Pack with misbehaving files; so please make especial effort to warn your downloaders that the Pets EP will be required for those Sims! There is a banner that I made available here for this purpose.


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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 05:22:24 pm »

this is great info ju, thanks for sharing it with us all Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 06:52:57 pm »

Thank you Ju!
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2006, 06:55:59 pm »

yayaya Ju *smoochies*
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2006, 07:05:17 pm »

Thanks. Great stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2006, 07:12:40 pm »

This is great, thank you so much Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2006, 07:23:44 pm »

I am moving this to the general modding section so it can be of benefit to the most people.
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2006, 08:36:05 pm »

I folllowed the above directions and it fixed the problems I was having with the latest Peggy Sims donation hair AND a Peggy Sims dress that was behaving especially badly.

It did not fix my other invisible download problem but I consider this real progress. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I have TS2, Uni and NL.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2006, 09:51:22 pm »

Okay y'all, I've updated Rockslide in this thread with the "fix".  Please let me know if it corrected the problem.

Since I have Pets, I wasn't experiencing the problem, so I don't really have a way to check it.

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2006, 12:44:13 pm »

Thank you for spending your time to make this fix.Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2006, 12:49:55 pm »

Thank you!!! I was going crazy trying to firgure out what the bejeees was going on.  Now I have to decide -- install pets now or fix manually.
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2006, 03:32:20 pm »

Yay you!  Thank you very much for this - I may even reinstall Pets :cheers:
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2006, 04:59:58 pm »

Marvine thank you for the detailed explanation on how to fix this! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2006, 11:23:48 am »

Great work Marvine!!!

I don't want to be nitpicky, so please don't take this as anything other then a suggestion, but shouldn't the 6th picture show 'outfit' in the Name:-field and not 'parts' as it says on the image now before commiting?

It says so int the text but some do rely on images more in guides.

Just a suggestion so those not so adept at doing this kind of thing don't misunderstand.
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2006, 05:14:27 pm »

image corrected Stimy - thank you for being obsessive!  I haven't had much sleep the past week so I missed that entirely!
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