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Maxis Plants Fixes

by Voeille Posted 5th Jul 2017 at 1:18 PM
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Maxis folks were a bit lazy with seasons, werenít they? Instead of making all the plants seasonal (at least to a reasonable extent), they made flowers covered by snow. Not sure how they though itís a good idea, but well, time to fix it. Maybe someone has done it before, but I havenít seen it, and well, if it does exist, an alternative version doesnít hurt anyone.

  • I edited the textures so plants donít have flowers when theyíre covered by snow. Meshes arenít changed, behaviour isnít changed either, so the look doesnít depend on the season itself, but on the snow level, just like Maxis shrubs have always been. I also altered the colour so leaves look dry instead of fresh and green.
  • I also removed shine from two MG plants as they looked weird, kind of like they were plastic.

Seasons are required. Edits for base game, BV, and MG plants are in separate files, so you can pick the ones you have required EPs for (if you have all of them, grab the file with all in the name).

Anything that replaces swx05 and swx06 textures for shrubs, and also material files for MG plants.

Known bugs:
None, as itís only a texture replacement.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
plantFixesALL.rar | Description: If you have all the required EPs, download this one. 1.26 MB 1,663 5th Jul 2017
plantFixesBG.rar | Description: For base game + Seasons. 521.7 KB 142 5th Jul 2017
plantFixesBV.rar | Description: For Bon Voyage + Seasons. 375.0 KB 125 5th Jul 2017
plantFixesMG.rar | Description: For Mansions and Gardens + Seasons. 394.4 KB 147 5th Jul 2017
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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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Seasons Bon Voyage + 1 SPs

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Type: Fixed

Tags: #plants, #shrubs, #maxis, #fix, #seasonal, #snow