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De-uglified Basegame Sundress

by sweetdevil Posted 1st Jan 2017 at 12:57 PM
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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.
To start off 2017 with a bang, here goes another project off the list!

I've been meaning to de-uglify the basegame sundress for ages: the awkward rope below the bust (which is not EA's first...), the ugly colors, the seam in the back...URGH, I dreaded the moment when my pregnant Sims would inevitably change into it! So, I reused my edited textures from the long skirt on this dress!

Changes overview

1. New textures.
2. One channel added.
3. New presets.
4. Enabled for more categories.
5. New CAS thumbnails (if you pick that version).


This is a default replacement for Teen-Elder females! Due to how EA set up the textures (all ages reference the YA/AF textures), it is not possible to replace the textures for only one age group. This edit also includes new presets, 4 for each age group (some only had 2 or 3, I think).

There are two versions to download (pick only one!):
1. With new CAS thumbnails for the catalog and each preset.
2. Without new CAS thumbnails: you will have to delete the CASThumbnails file in My Documents \ Thumbnails for the game to generate and display correct ones.

The dresses are now enabled for:
- Teen and Elder: Everyday, Formal, Sleep, Career, Random
- YA/A regular: Everyday, Formal, Career, Makeover, Maternity, Random
- YA/A sleep*: Sleep, Makeover, Maternity, Random

* EA made a separate version of the dress for Sleepwear only (probably to use that sheep pattern, lol).


Clicking on the dress in the catalog will return a white & gold 3-channel version, but if you select a preset, or select a preset then recolor it, everything will show up properly.

The dress will show up with a modified bumpmap on Sims who are already wearing it (basically some lines in the front where the new hem line is). Take them into CAS and recolor the dress to get rid of this New Sims should also spawn with one of the recolors if it's a regular outfit, though they may spawn with the wrong white & gold version for their pregnancy outfit (haven't tested).


Hair: beaverhausenx, Bring Me Victory, HP, prettyladybabies
Skin: 'Primer' by Kurasoberina
Poses: Elexis, noelyely
Accessories are from the basegame and EPs.

Additional Credits:
S3OC, S3PE, Texture Tweaker, Photoshop

Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Sleepwear
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Maternity
Maxis Flags: Default Replacement
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sweetdevil_BGSundressEdit_TYAEF.zip | Description: Without custom CAS thumbnails (see description). 671.1 KB 936 1st Jan 2017
sweetdevil_BGSundressEditCASThumbs_TYAEF.zip | Description: With custom CAS thumbnails. 2.72 MB 1,678 1st Jan 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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