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Hysterical Paroxysm's Sundress as Maternity REPLACEMENT

by gwillewyn Posted 5th Jul 2007 at 5:17 PM - Updated 11th Jul 2007 at 1:57 PM by gwillewyn
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This is a small package that enables Hysterical Paroxysm's Puff Sleeved Sundresses as maternity replacements. As with normal maxis maternity wear the outfit is picked at random. There are hacks that allow you to choose what outfits pregnant sims wear, but I'm way too lazy to micromanage in that way, so I prefer a nice set of replacements.
This mod does not require any "pregnant sims wear anything" hack, but should be compatible with them.

This is not a stand-alone package; you need to download and install the mesh and recolours from HP. Specifically these files:
CMESH_AF_O_Sundress_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_60sGreenFlowers_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_Black_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_BlueandRed_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_Brown_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_DkBlue_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_Green_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_LtBlue_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_Pink_HystericalParoxysm.package
CR_AF_O_Sundress_PinkYellowDiamonds_HystericalParoxysm.package

There are 9 Maxis maternity outfits, so I could only use 9 of HP's dresses. To avoid having to make any hard decisions I just went with the first 9 (alphabetically).

Because the outfits are randomly assigned, I didn't get screenshots of all the different recolours; tat would just require too many test pregnancies; go to the original download for previews.

Note! This is a replacement package. You can only have one maternity replacement set installed at a time. This is not compatible with anything else that modifies the default maternity outfit mesh.

Additional Credits:
ALL credit to Hysterical Paroxysm!

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

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HP_maternity_REPLACEMENT.zip

Size: 5.4 KB · Downloads: 33,129 · 5th Jul 2007
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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\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#2 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 5:37 PM
It still amuses me how surprised the sims look when they get pregnant, haha ^_^ This is a really cool idea. The maxis maternity clothes are so hideous, thanks!

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#3 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 6:35 PM
Brilliant! Wonderous! Thank you

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#4 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 6:58 PM
this is really nice. but i was wondering is there a way so that only a couple of the outfits replace the maxis ones so that there is some maxis ones in there to?

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#5 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 7:03 PM
I love this, thanks!! I've always thought the maxis maternity outfits are hideous. :P
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 7:51 PM
Wonderful idea. I loathe the default maternity wear, and HP's dress looks so much more like what I see actual pregnant women wear.
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#7 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 7:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kool4ya91
this is really nice. but i was wondering is there a way so that only a couple of the outfits replace the maxis ones so that there is some maxis ones in there to?


Not with a mesh replacement, sorry. Not in any way I know of at least. It's all or nothing I'm afraid.

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Test Subject
#8 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 10:12 PM
thank, I was getting annoyed with the maxis ones X_X they're horrible...
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#9 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 10:32 PM
Thank you! Those dresses are much cuter than the Maxis outfits.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 12:45 AM
Yay!!! I HATE the Maxis Maternity wear. These are adorable and work much better. Thank you
Test Subject
#11 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 12:46 AM
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Those Maxis ones are ridiculously ugly.

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Test Subject
#12 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 7:30 AM
Thank you so much. I love these. :D
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 12:38 PM
Gorgeous! Thank you for ridding us of those hideous Maxis Maternity clothes!!!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 1:01 PM
what a great idea! thanks :D

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Scholar
#15 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 3:09 PM
Thank you SO much! These will look sooooo much better than thsoe fugly maxis ones
Field Researcher
#16 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 9:55 PM
I have to download the original mesh and recolors for this to work, which means that those will be available to non-pregnant Sims as well as the defaults being replaced. What happens if I am in CAS, see a pattern I don't like and delete it, and it turns out that this was one of the outfits that you converted to default? Does it mess up everything or does that outfit revert to the Maxis original that you overwrote?

I ask because I made that mistake with the replaceable swimtrunks. After I deleted one, all those wearing the replacements were just heads without bodies.

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#17 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 2:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by magicmoon
What happens if I am in CAS, see a pattern I don't like and delete it, and it turns out that this was one of the outfits that you converted to default?

I haven't tested it, but I assume bad things would happen. I'm pretty sure it won't revert to the maxis default. If you're lucky you'll get the odd white with blue and red text missing-texture-pattern, but it might crash the game. I suggest marking Hysterical Paroxysm's files (the ones listed in my first post) as read only; that way you can't delete them from CAS.

If you do have problems, removing the mod will revert everything to normal maxis behaviour; even in sims who are already pregnant.

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 5:44 PM
Thanks so much for these, I'm about sick to DEATH of maxis wear. :D

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Test Subject
#19 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 2:27 AM Last edited by lightmylamb : 8th Jul 2007 at 2:28 AM. Reason: Forgot something.
I would really like to use this download, but everytime I try, the mesh isn't working. I get the dress, but it's on the mesh for the maxis maternity wear, so there are pants. The non-default replacement one works fine though. I was just wondering if you knew where I went wrong. I downloaded all the files. Thank you.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 7:10 AM
Did you get all the files listed in the first post? This is working like a charm for me. My pregnant Sims are already wearing the new fashions and they look fabulous!

I'll mark all my default stuff as read-only. Hopefully I'll prevent a future screw-up.

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Test Subject
#21 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 7:26 AM
Uh yeah, I got the downloads from the original, everything in the files, then the one from this page.
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#22 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 11:22 AM
lightmylamb > You don't have any other maternity replacements installed, do you? I can't think of any other way this shouldn't work, especially if the textures work.

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Lab Assistant
#23 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 10:03 PM
Perfect! Thank you.
Test Subject
#24 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 3:51 AM
I don't think I have any other maternity replacements installed, as whenever my sims get pregnant, they get the ugly maxis ones. Well, darn anyway, I'll try again if I ever figure out what I did wrong. Thank you.
Test Subject
#25 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 6:54 AM
Thank you! :D

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