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HP's Taking Totally Bitchin' Pics Collection - UPDATED 07 Feb 08

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 20th Mar 2007 at 3:34 PM - Updated 23rd Jul 2009 at 1:09 AM by HystericalParoxysm
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I created this collection for my own use, as I was sick of going to 15 different places in the catalog for items I use all the time. It is a residential and community collection so all of the items will be usable in both places. The collection has a custom icon with a cheerfully smiling female sim, and will have the float text 'HP's Bitchin Pics Stuff' - yes, I know the text in the screenshot is different... I edited it using the collection creator at DJS Sims after taking the pic and I'm not loading the game again just to fix that.

None of the items listed here are included. This is JUST a collection file for your convenience. If you don't download everything I link to, the collection will still work, you just won't be able to use anything you didn't download - it just won't show up in the collection... I -highly- recommend absolutely everything listed here. This is intended to be a great introductory set for people who are taking beginners at taking pics or making movies.

I have all expansions, and all these items work for me with no conflicts - your mileage may vary. There is at least one item requiring each expansion included, so to use the whole thing, you'll need all EPs, and probably Pets specifically for the collection itself to work (as it is residential and community both).

PLEASE read the descriptions and info on each of the places I link to as many of these items are quirky and you need to know how to use each one (and if you need expansions for them). Don't ask me unless they're my items, please - individual creators support their own content.

Every item I have listed here is free and currently available.

Collection will be updated - check back for updates!

Yes, I am a pose hack and picture stuff addict - I collect EVERYTHING that might possibly be useful to picture takers and people wanting more poses. So if you know of something new that's come out or something I've missed, please let me know - whereever it is! However, I will only be including free, freely-available items in this collection (no pay, gift, or hoarded items, please). I'll update the title and post text when there are updates.

Updated 27 Mar 07 - Added Decorgal's talk overlay hack and JohnBrehaut1's More Unique OMSPs.

Updated 07 Feb 08 - Added Aikea Guinea's paintings, several new boxes from Decorgal and Jaydee, John's new OMSPs, Callum's animation painting, and Babbye's reflective walls. Also added into the collection carpets matching my walls that were already included (already linked).

Please redownload and replace the original file. Make sure to grab the new items when you do!

Custom Items: (You need to download these separately!)

Poses and Animations:

By Aikea Guinea:
By Decorgal:
By Jaydee:
By Jixs:
By Others:

OMSPs (One More Slot Packages) - (to allow placement of objects where you would not normally be able to place them):
By Eric:
By Jgwhiteus
By Me:
By Others:
Maxis Items: (Included in the collection for convenience and less catalog hunting)
  • Magisplay Tray - You should get pfish's invisible recolour for it.
  • Cheapest floor mirror - To change hair and makeup.
  • Cheapest ceiling light - For, err, ceiling lighting...
  • Shining Knight Standing Lamp - Wrought iron candle stand from University - my favourite light for pics as it has a beautiful warm golden glow.
  • Nightlife Rave/Disco Lights - For interesting light beam effects.

You should also...
  • Check out my not-really-finished tutorial on Taking Totally Bitchin' Pics
  • Especially note this page, which explains how to use the One More Slot Packages and Magisplay Tray to pose sims on surfaces.
  • See the Pictures, Movies, Stories, and Poses page on the Content List, which has some more items you'll probably be interested in, especially Squinge's pose/animation hacks, which can't go in collections as they're pie menu options on sims.

How to install...
Extract the .package file from the rar and move the .package into your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Collections folder - this file does NOT go in Downloads!

Thanks to:
Everyone whose items are included in this collection!

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Size: 3.9 KB · Downloads: 6,704 · 20th Mar 2007
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Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons

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