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Recolors you won`t regret: 3 great retro outfits from 3 useless basegame meshes

by midnight_radiowave Posted 7th Jan 2013 at 7:35 PM - Updated 8th Jan 2013 at 11:49 AM by midnight_radiowave
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Yes, I am back and ironically, I bring you the basegame recolors, again. This time, though, they come out of pure necessity. My personal opinion is that maxis meshes, even among the other, are by far the best. I just think that the creators are handling them badly - thus the amount of dull outfits.
Now I have four expansion packs installed and believe me - there is still not much to choose from!
Thats how I realized I should make every outfit in the game work - including unlocked meshes and just plain awful clothes.
I should make them work by recoloring default clothes so they will become useful, so I will not skip them in Bodyshop and can save myself a little time from searching good clothing meshes online. So I can have a little set of decent clothes based on default game wardrobe I can always choose from and coordinate. So I just can relax and play the game. I think you got the idea.
I began by recoloring these three outfits based on unlocked career meshes. All of them are whole outfit type (body).The first one is based on mail carrier unlocked outfit. The second one is based on unlocked labcoat. The third one is based on tight leather rocker outfit.
I noticed that many people, including me, like to play the game with little retro flavour and there is not enough clothes with such style. So I remade these prosaic default outfits into lovely and elegant vintage menswear. The changes to textures are subtle but present and they work very good! Mail carrier outfit remake is called bag-outfit_remake.package. This whole outfit now has cute (and totally recolorable!) vest on top of shirt. Bag and belt are recolored together. There are three rgb channels total plus alfa for the vest. Remake of labcoat called labcoat_remake.package (clever, yep?). I added new details for this texture such as beautiful pockets that made it into quite decent coat. It has three recolorable rgb channels plus alfa on the necktie (also recolorable, making it four). Third recolor, the recolor of black leather rocker outfit is called tight_leather_remake.package (now thats kinky name for a movie?). I worked on this one the most, deleting the leather shine, turning the brutal leather pants and vest into some kind of suit with turtleneck underneath. It has three rgb channels to recolor. For details please look pictures below.
All of the new outfits under everyday category. As far as I know, these don`t require meshes since they are based on built-in meshes. At least, they work this way for me. If I don`t understand something, please correct me and report the mistakes!
I hope you enjoy the basic charm of these clothes as much as I do.

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Male
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Recategorised
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 3
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tight_leather_mesh.zip

Size: 233.2 KB · Downloads: 5,109 · 8th Jan 2013
233.2 KB 5,109 8th Jan 2013
labcoat_mesh.zip

Size: 226.7 KB · Downloads: 5,445 · 8th Jan 2013
226.7 KB 5,445 8th Jan 2013
bag_outfit_mesh.zip

Size: 238.9 KB · Downloads: 5,617 · 8th Jan 2013
238.9 KB 5,617 8th Jan 2013
tight_leather_remake.zip

Size: 970.2 KB · Downloads: 6,714 · 7th Jan 2013
970.2 KB 6,714 7th Jan 2013
labcoat_remake.zip

Size: 1,008.7 KB · Downloads: 7,421 · 7th Jan 2013
1,008.7 KB 7,421 7th Jan 2013
bag_outfit_remake.zip

Size: 1.55 MB · Downloads: 8,045 · 7th Jan 2013
1.55 MB 8,045 7th Jan 2013
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Lab Assistant
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#26 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 2:30 AM
Love the Bag one
Field Researcher
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#27 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 4:41 AM
What a clever use of meshes already in the game, but practically useless in their original state. I hope to see more of this in the future
Lab Assistant
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#28 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 7:40 AM
I can see my Gen I Legacy dad in that last outfit. These are great, thanks for uploading! I'm going to put it on him and report how well it works. ;]
Test Subject
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#29 Old 10th Jan 2013 at 5:39 AM
I love these! Thank you so much. :3
Lab Assistant
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#30 Old 10th Jan 2013 at 1:32 PM
this is fantastic, thank you so much! i'd be interested to see what else you'll do - the possibilities are really quite endless... i dont think i've seen retexturing of this quality before, thanks again!
Instructor
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#31 Old 10th Jan 2013 at 2:01 PM
I was just thinking the bag would make a good laptop/tablet case on the university campus coming up .
Thanks very much for these "new" outfits!
Test Subject
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#32 Old 10th Jan 2013 at 8:03 PM
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Originally Posted by dangmal
this is fantastic, thank you so much! i'd be interested to see what else you'll do - the possibilities are really quite endless... i dont think i've seen retexturing of this quality before, thanks again!


Thank you! There is also another high quality download coming, the classic shorts for men.
By 'coming' I mean coming really soon - it is in moderation already!
Stay tuned!
Test Subject
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#33 Old 16th Jan 2013 at 8:22 PM
awesome!!! always good to replace their crap with user created gold like this! Thank you so much
Instructor
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#34 Old 18th Jan 2013 at 10:49 AM
The bag! OMG THE BAG!!! OMG OMG *Bounces off to mods folder* THANK YOU!!!! <3
Test Subject
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#35 Old 18th Jan 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by AngieMFAK77
The bag! OMG THE BAG!!! OMG OMG *Bounces off to mods folder* THANK YOU!!!! <3


Thank you too! I wanted to upload more recolors but ModTheSims uploading function was turned off. In case you want to see what I wanted to post, visit: midnightradiowave.tumblr.com.
If you dream about stylish male furcoats, look without hesitation - I have what you need.
Test Subject
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#36 Old 31st Jan 2013 at 4:53 PM
Very cool! I like it!
Forum Resident
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#37 Old 2nd Feb 2013 at 7:43 AM
Just a suggestion here, I really like what you have done, but I'm slightly puzzled as to why you haven't flagged them as valid for random? Not that it's an issue, but personally I think they are good, and wouldn't mind seeing my townies wearing them, so have changed the flag.
Lab Assistant
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#38 Old 3rd Feb 2013 at 9:22 PM
Not bad. Not bad at all! I like it.
Space Pony
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#39 Old 2nd Mar 2013 at 9:47 AM
Thank you very much! The bag one is very similar to an outfit worn by my favorite character on Criminal Minds.

Thank you for uploading the meshes as well. I've never tampered with clothing meshes before, but I may look at this and play around just for fun.

So far I've messed with object meshes, but I'm not good with the UVmapping and texturing part at all.

Thus I have more appreciation for how much work goes in to making things like this.

Kudos!
Lab Assistant
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#40 Old 2nd May 2013 at 2:31 AM
These are amazing, do you have any others planned?
Test Subject
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#41 Old 5th Dec 2013 at 5:48 AM
WOW! I can't believe you made these look this good! Amazing!
Test Subject
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#42 Old 7th Aug 2014 at 4:43 PM
the red one with the bag kinda remindes me of Fiyaro from Wicked XD! great job!
Test Subject
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#43 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 7:13 AM
These are all so beautiful, particularly the last one- gives off a Bob Dylan vibe to me which I love. Thank you!
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#44 Old 19th Oct 2019 at 8:20 AM
Thank you! :)
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