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Basegame Default Replacement for EF TopFrontButton - Make your Granny smile!

by CatherineTCJD Posted 27th Jan 2011 at 8:30 PM - Updated 21st Jun 2011 at 3:51 AM by CatherineTCJD
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
I really, really don't like these base game front-button blouse/top for elder females. UGH!
If you do like them - skip this item and and go get the missing Maxis color I found here: 'Twas Lost, Now Found.


So, I replaced them with something waaay better! CatOfEvilGenius made these fresh, pretty Scalloped-edge Tanks. With her permission, I have made some of her tanks into default replacements* and 'moved' the catalog placement of the rest. All the artwork is CatOfEvilGenius'; I only messed around a bit in SimPE. Please see her post for more pictures and information on her blouses: Elegant Tanks for Grandma.
*Default Replacements replace the existing Maxis object with a different one - one of your choice.

There are 6 base game blouses (+ the L&F Lavender I found - which you don't want if you're getting these defaults! ) Cat made 12 Scalloped Tank blouses in her set. I wanted to use ALL of them - and have them all together in one section of my catalog (cake + eat = ) So, I defaulted 6 of them over the front-button shirts - keeping the colors as similar to the originals as I could. And, to keep the Tanks together in my catalog, I made "mover" edits for the other 6 scalloped tanks. If you want all the tanks together in your catalog: be sure you have the textures from Cat, then get my "Mover" file. They are all decustomised for Basegame, and will appear toward the end of your 'Tops' section in Everyday Wear. There will not be a CC star. The below picture shows what was defaulted and what was moved.


You need Cat's efTopKey_MESH for these to work in your game. Get it here.
You also need her textures for the moved tanks: black, blue, green, orange, red, and white. They can be downloaded from the same page as the mesh, and are found in the efTopKey recolors scallop file. However, you DO NOT need the following textures; please delete them after extracting her file (they are included with my default file): cream, leaf, sky, wine, lavender, and yellow.

Usage Policy: With respect to the tank-top textures, please abide by CatOfEvilGenius' usage policy.
Do NOT use my Lost and Found Lavender blouse with these defaults - it will be splinched* in your game.
(*Half lavender and half cream - because the L&F Lavender blouse uses the original mesh, which this default replaces.)

Additional Credits:
CatOfEvilGenius!!! Besides teaching me how to do this - it's her blouse! Thank you Cat!
Skin and hair are by HP, here on MTS.



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
EF_TopKeySc-CatOfEvilGenius_CatelogMOVER-CGT.rar | Catelog placement edit - DON'T FORGET to get Cat's recolors, these won't show up without them!!!

Size: 772 Bytes · Downloads: 477 · 27th Jan 2011
772 Bytes 477 27th Jan 2011
DefRep_EF_TopFrontButtonToCatsKeyScallop-CGT.rar | Replace Maxis' dowdy blouses with fresh, scallopy goodness!

Size: 554.4 KB · Downloads: 850 · 27th Jan 2011
554.4 KB 850 27th Jan 2011

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Meshes needed
This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:

Elegant Tanktops for Grandma (lace, scallop edge, Hawaii print) by CatOfEvilGenius
 
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Age: Elder
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Default Replacement
Outfit Type: Top

Tags: #default, #elder, #top, #female, #tank, #replacement, #granny