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Featured upload! Marriage: Last Name Chooser [FIXED 2008-10-26]

by Marhis Posted 11th Mar 2007 at 3:28 PM - Updated 16th Mar 2009 at 12:41 PM by Marhis : Reuploaded BV-FT version
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is intended as a further developement of J.M. Pescado's marriage-traditional hack.

When two sims get married/joined, the "marriagee" always get the same last name than the active sim (the "marriager"), who did the proposition.

JMP did a mod which changes this fixed rule, so in opposite-gender marriages the female gets the male's last name, and in same-gender joined unions they retain their original last name instead.

With my mod you may choose what to do in single marriages, indipendently by gender and selectability of sim spouses.
Just after the marriage, a dialog will pop up: you may choose to make no change (both sims will retain their last names), have them both the marriagee (shown in dialog's icon), or marriager one ("other sim").

This mod should work in base game as well as in any combination of EPs, Pets and Seasons included; if you notice any glitch, expecially in dialog strings (even if in other dialogs, not marriage-related) please let me know.

Additional Credits:
Many thanks to J.M. Pescado; studying his mod was essential for me being able to even think of make this.
Plus, I know he hates being thanked, and I couldn't resist ;D.
A HUGE thanks pile to linolino (for his BV update and Spanish/Portuguese translation), SimSanta1992 (for French and German translations) and Lord Darcy (for Korean translation, compression and general overlook to this mod).
Last but not least, jfade for Compressorizer and general awesomeness.

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FIXED 2008-10-26
At last, I've installed AL and I was able to understand what's wrong with this hack; witchery really scrambled last names a lot.
The AL updated hack is now fixed: I've tested it in pretty much every combination and it seems ok. Please let me know if I overlooked something, thanks for the patience!

Fixed BV-FT version too: the first time I uploaded the wrong file ; please redownload.

UPDATE 2008-10-16
  • Shrinked filesize I stupidly forgot to do in first package (jfade's Compressorizer rulez!!111)
  • Addeeded updates to FT and AL
  • Included translations:
    • French (by SimSanta1992)
    • German (by SimSanta1992)
    • Spanish (by linolino)
    • Portuguese (by linolino)
    • Korean (by Lord Darcy)
    • Italian (by stupid me)

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In short:
  • marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog.zip -- base game, NL, Uni, OfB, Pets, Seasons
  • marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog-BV-FT.rar -- Bon Voyage, Free Time (fixed 2008-10-26)
  • marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog-AL.rar -- Apartment Life (fixed 2008-10-26)
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog.zip 46.8 KB 123,104 11th Mar 2007
marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog-AL.rar 54.3 KB 41,031 26th Oct 2008
marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog-BV-FT.rar 54.3 KB 22,505 26th Oct 2008
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Lab Assistant
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#276 Old 10th Nov 2013 at 4:57 AM
nice hack! should've seen this before i married off most of my sims. still got some unmarried ones so thanks!...
Lab Assistant
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#277 Old 7th Feb 2014 at 9:31 PM
cool
Test Subject
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#278 Old 27th Feb 2014 at 8:18 PM
Thank you!
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#279 Old 22nd Apr 2014 at 10:32 AM
Good job... Great contribution... Thanks.
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#280 Old 24th Jun 2014 at 4:58 PM
Author, I want to translate this mod in Russian language. (I think it will be very usefull)
How can I translate this mod?
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#281 Old 5th Jul 2014 at 6:56 PM
Thank you ! :)
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#282 Old 19th Jul 2014 at 6:11 AM
Thank you so much for this! For some reason, I'll remember for a while to make sure it's the proper Sim asking to be met at the alter, and then one day I'll completely forget and screw up the last name. :)
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#283 Old 1st Aug 2014 at 7:11 PM
This mod is a must-have for me since I keep having the wife do the wedding and end up with the last name of her instead of the husband! Thank you!
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#284 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 2:20 PM
Awesome. Thank u
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#285 Old 19th Aug 2014 at 3:57 PM
If you have the Ultimate Collection, which files do you need?
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#286 Old 19th Nov 2014 at 3:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Samachan
If you have the Ultimate Collection, which files do you need?


Probably Apartment Life. I have Ultimate Collection and I'm about to try out the Apartment life version of this mod. Hopefully my game won't explode
Test Subject
#287 Old 1st Jan 2015 at 11:05 PM
Does this cause any issues with the simbiology two jeffs gay marriage mod?
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#288 Old 21st Feb 2015 at 12:49 AM
I truly appreciate this addition to my game.
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#289 Old 10th Apr 2015 at 3:00 AM
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Originally Posted by toshibecca
Probably Apartment Life. I have Ultimate Collection and I'm about to try out the Apartment life version of this mod. Hopefully my game won't explode


*did* your game explode? XD
Scholar
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#290 Old 8th May 2015 at 6:02 PM
This mod is so essential for me!
Now i don't need to move the sim in first :D
Test Subject
#291 Old 2nd Jun 2015 at 10:51 PM
Can this be made for The Sims 4? Please?
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#292 Old 16th Jun 2015 at 1:17 PM
Thank-you!
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#293 Old 9th Jul 2015 at 10:17 AM
What happens to the children when the parents retain their last names? The mother? The father? Or do we get to choose? Also, if you would translate it to Portuguese (Portugal Portuguese) the translation is "No change: Não muda", "Sim in icon: Sim no ícone", "Other sim: Outro Sim"
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#294 Old 28th Aug 2015 at 2:47 PM
Thank you!! :)
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#295 Old 22nd Jan 2017 at 6:05 PM
I use this all the time!
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#296 Old 15th Apr 2017 at 3:33 PM
Thanks
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#297 Old 26th Feb 2018 at 12:06 AM
omg i Always wanted this ever since i started playing sims 2
i'll download it ASAP
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