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GLS Retro Dress for Kids

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 23rd Sep 2006 at 12:55 PM - Updated 28th Apr 2009 at 7:13 PM by HystericalParoxysm : Removing old TOU
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I'd had the thought before I saw it requested, and once I saw a request for it I decided I had to do it, as I know how incredibly weird the original is from converting it to adult already, and I knew anyone else would just screw it up (or at least not be as careful and meticulous as me).

So... despite the fact it was probably the hardest mesh project I've ever had to do and it had me quite literally in tears, I finished the darn thing. I have plans to do it for toddlers too but I make no guarantees as this conversion sucked hard.

It is not identical to the teen or adult versions, but is as close to it as I could get while still creating a very child-like body. There is no trace of breasts left on the mesh or textures, and I have pulled up the top a little and made the lace straight-across for a more modest neckline. I also went ahead and changed the shoes to mary janes, as I felt the shoes that came with the original dress were too mature for a little girl, and I can't stand child conversions that leave in things like hips, boobs, and grown-up shoes. I think it has translated well, retaining the look and feel of the original while being age-appropriate for a child.

Compatability (MUST READ!): This mesh does NOT require Glamour Life Stuff (couldn't have made it require it if I'd wanted to due to how custom body meshes work). There are 4th bone assignments still in the mesh meaning it may display strangely for people without Nightlife or later EPs. Based on the info given by base game testers for the adult version (which also has 4th bone assignments) I'm marking this as base-game compatible. Please let me know what EPs you have, if any, if you have any issues.

2191 polys, 1620 vertices. It does have a fat morph (which, due to the shape of the skirt, I really only made slightly chubbier, otherwise it just looked dumpy, but there is one, and it is different from normal) but no bump maps. There are two tiny imperfections: a little sparkle where the neck and head come together, and another little sparkle behind the bow on the waist. They really aren't that noticeable - tiny single-pixel sparkles, really.

The three recolours pictured are included (Maxis originals). Available in everyday and formal.

Thanks to:
  • Tiggerypum!!! HUUUUGE thanks. Massive thanks! She helped me fix most of a stupid gap I was experiencing that had me in tears. Click on her name linked there and go hit "thanks" on a bunch of her uploads. Go on, go!
  • Wes_h, for the Unimesh plugins for Milkshape, used in the creation of this mesh.
  • Dr Pixel, for all kinds of various bits of useful meshing info that have helped me along the way.
  • daysies, for being spiffy and cute, and for her kindness to llamas everywhere.
  • Everyone who has contributed to the creation and development of SimPE.
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.

Age: Child
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal
Clothing Style: No Style Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Age Conversion
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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
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GLSRetroDressForKids.rar

Size: 579.1 KB · Downloads: 42,353 · 23rd Sep 2006
579.1 KB 42,353 23rd Sep 2006
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 12:58 PM
Great job, hp... it really turned out great. Thank you very much.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 1:00 PM
I love this one HP!!! I wish skinners (?) will do tons of recolours ..

Ooooh, my signature was too old, but I don't have anything to write now...
Miss Bona Fiscalia
#4 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 1:07 PM
Purty, purty, HP. So adorable Thanks! And Yay, Tiggerypum! *goes to hit "thanks" on a bunch of her uploads* heh

"Morning, Starbuck, what do you hear?"
"Nothin' but the rain."

Scholar
#5 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 1:09 PM
WOW! You finally did it, HP! Thank you so much for filling my request (well,it was your idea, too) And I cant wait to see it on toddlers (if you do. If you dont its totally fine)

You rock! Thanks It turned out more than great

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Field Researcher
#6 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 1:10 PM
Cute!!!Thank you!!!

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Sarcastic Evil Muppet
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#7 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 1:15 PM
You have a lifetime humpage subscription for this! I know how hard you worked on it and it turned out beautiful. Hopefully after a break you'll feel up to doing a toddler version :D
Scholar
#8 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 1:18 PM
YES it's finished, and it's adorable! I'm glad it all worked out! Amazingly cute!

Please visit WickedNoukFamily Forum for my creations.
Can't take requests, I'm completely swamped with unfinished projects! :O
Forum Resident
#9 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 1:19 PM
Amazing Hp, you are one very talented creator

Please dont request anything to be made, but I dont mind suggestions/ideas. :)
Field Researcher
#10 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 1:30 PM
That is so cute! Thank you so very much :D
Field Researcher
#11 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 1:41 PM
Great work! Well done
Test Subject
#12 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 2:23 PM
Thank you its so cool !
Inventor
#13 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 3:06 PM
Very adorable and I appreciate all your hard work, it shows.

*♥.¸Here we go again .♥*
Instructor
#14 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 3:12 PM
Aww! So cute *pinches kids cheeks* Downloading now!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 4:08 PM
Awww, this is so sweet. It looks like a first party dress!
Instructor
#16 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 4:32 PM
Beautiful work! Congratulations!
Mad Poster
#17 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 5:02 PM
It looks fantastic!!! Thank you. I have two sims just the right age for this.
Corrosively Delightful
retired moderator
#18 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 5:04 PM
Yay! More *cute* things for my simmie children! They are beautiful and something I'd put real life kids in. Love the shoe choice! Thank you for your hard work and sticking to it to make it perfect. The hard work shows. Thank you! *also goes to thank tiggerypum*

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Scholar
#19 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 5:30 PM
VERY, very nice. Thanks!!
The Quiet One
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#20 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 5:58 PM
it's incredibly cute and sassy for our little girls! i like the way you took the time to remove the shadows of boobs because i see a lot of skinners make that mistake when they're using the same texture on younger age groups. wonderful job!

DDO
Moderator of Please Read the Help FAQs
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#21 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 6:03 PM
I love the Maryjanes! This turned out great HP. And to second what kitty said, toddler version please :D

Please do not PM me with Game or Site Help questions. Post them in the appropriate section after going through the FAQs.

"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." ~ Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 6:01 PM
This is SO cute! And yes, you're right, having a child with breasts is not good. Or grown-up shoes. Anime does enough of that. ^_~
Top Secret Researcher
#23 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 7:06 PM
Extremely cute and chic dress for our little ones, thanks !

You will find my older and newest creations here
Forum Resident
#24 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 8:12 PM
I don't know why we don't just put up a "HP's Uploads" slot on the Featured board. Everything you create is worthy of an award or ten. This, of course, is no exception. I feel your pain on being a perfectionist- if you want something done, not just right, but the best way, you've really got to do it yourself. And the Best Way you have found, hon.
Thank you for your standards, your generosity, your tears, and all of your contributions. You're a hero to the Sims2 world.

Always,
Emma
Demon Sheep
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#25 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 9:44 PM
Grown-up shoes and other "mature" stuff on little girls irk me too, HP. Thanks for taking the time to do it right! It's adorable. :D
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