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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)

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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 121,806 11th Mar 2007
marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog-AL.rar 54.3 KB 38,776 26th Oct 2008
marhis-marriage-lastnamedialog-BV-FT.rar 54.3 KB 21,537 26th Oct 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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
#2 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 3:34 PM
thanks thats very good
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 3:40 PM
Very usefull! Thanks!

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 3:48 PM
This is a great mod, thanks!

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Test Subject
#5 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 3:49 PM
Wow, useful. Thanks!
Test Subject
#6 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 3:52 PM
Awesome!

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Test Subject
#7 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 3:56 PM
Thank you, this will be useful. I usually go for double-barreled surnames using SimPE, but triple-barreled is a bit ridiculous, so this'll come in handy xD
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:03 PM
That's such a great idea. How do you guys manage stuff like that? Just curious.
Greatest Dad Ever
#9 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:05 PM
This is great ... Although I have a lesbian couple that I just married and was wondering if you could adapt this to make a hyphenated last name ..Meaning combining both last names into one like cheryl smith-jones ?? or if there is a way to do it in SimPE maybe ?
Scholar
#10 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:12 PM
I could have used this mod many times ago....thanks for sharing this great idea and for all your hard work on this!
Test Subject
#11 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:16 PM
Ooooh thank youuuuuu!
I've wanted somthing like this for so long! <3
Test Subject
#12 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:46 PM
Great mod. But what about the kids?
Mad Poster
#13 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:48 PM
Easier than sim PE to change names , thank you

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Mad Poster
#14 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:50 PM
Oh this is just great! Many thanks for making this. Do you think you could make a hack that men won't get to wear the big 20 karat diamond ring on engagement? it looks so silly on them.
The Anti-Social Extrovert
#15 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 5:00 PM
Very very useful, thanks for the work!...i agree with patul...simPE frightens me :D

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Test Subject
#16 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 5:17 PM
But whichever Sim is the one who "makes the call to the arch" - in other words, whoever is highlighted when you click the arch and invoke "get married/joined" - that's the Sim whose last name is taken.

So just be careful who you're currently playing when you click the arch.

Why did we need a hack for this?
Test Subject
#17 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 5:23 PM
Great idea, I like being able to have sims keep their original last name when they get married, was getting tired of going into SimPE and having to change them manually.
Thanks.
Scholar
#18 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 5:23 PM
Thank you. I've always wondered why people feel the need to change their name when getting married.

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Inventor
#19 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 5:26 PM
This is great, I'd always hate it when my sims get married and they get her last name...always seemed weird to me! Thanks!!

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Greatest Dad Ever
#20 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 5:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pookele
But whichever Sim is the one who "makes the call to the arch" - in other words, whoever is highlighted when you click the arch and invoke "get married/joined" - that's the Sim whose last name is taken.

So just be careful who you're currently playing when you click the arch.

Why did we need a hack for this?



This mod allows YOU to chose which last name is taken if any at all ....Some people like to keep the last name of the other sims as to have two different last names but be married this actually still goes on a lot today in the "real" world ...And still other times people often use a joint last name IE
smith-jones ....Im hoping there is someway to make the later statement possible but i like having a choice of not having to automatically have the last name as the person who did the proposing ! That is why we NEED this hack !
Field Researcher
#21 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 5:37 PM
Well I love it. My wife plays the game more than I do and I had my first marriage the other day and was confused when the guy had the girl's last name. This will help out with that. Many many thanks.

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Instructor
#22 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 5:38 PM
Thanks, I hate that someone has to loose their last name when they get married, it makes marriage look like a passage of property to me. All my sims whose name starts with a B will use this :D
Field Researcher
#23 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 6:09 PM
Very cool, thanks I love the option not to change any names!
Forum Resident
#24 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 6:10 PM
Thank goodness! I really wanted something like this thanks!
Test Subject
#25 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 6:17 PM
Great mod, something Maxis should have done from the very start, thanks.

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