Hello, hello! It’s me again. Have you missed me? Of course not, I’ve recently been posting like crazy, but I have too much free time and I guess that’s the result (and the fact that I write chapters like a crazy person). And no, it’s not an early bonus. So what is it?
Today I’ve been thinking about my bonus and how frustrated I got because some of the stuff I downloaded and needed wasn’t available for teens. I also thought about how AmyQueen in her last chapter needed her character to wear a bra and jeans at the same time. And I thought about how I had a solution. And then I realized that not everyone probably knows as much as I do, so I decided I’d share it just in case.
Have you ever come across a hair that you were frustrated of because it wasn’t unlocked for the naked category and your pretty Sim was taking a shower in those freaking EA pigtails? Or maybe you wanted your Sim to wear a bra and panties as their everyday clothing? Then this may be just for you.
I will show you this thing with 4 different types of CC – a hair, a clothing, an accessory and a make-up.
You will need:
- s3pe – without it the magic is not available to you
- Sims 3 Pack Multi Extracter (because of this amazing tool I have everything in my game – except houses, downloaded Sims, patterns and Store – in packages and it made my CC easy to manage and easy to list hence my huge CC list is not difficult to get a hold of. I just have a folder in my Downloads folder called CC and there I save every piece of CC from TSR and let the tool make its magic, I copy the name of the CC to the new package file and it goes to the right folder in my Packages) required only if your CC is a sims3pack and not a package
Let’s begin with a hair.
When you download s3pe it automatically is a preferred program to open your packages, so double click on a package (once you converted it if it’s a sims3pack) to open.
It will look like this.
Then find a tag called CASP. It’s practically always on top.
On the bottom you wil have a button called Grid. Click on it.
A new window will pop up. You are interested either in a clothing category or age category. Let’s look at the AgeGender first.
So click on AgeGender, then on Age and there you have it. This hair is available for young adults, adults and elders, all of which have the same face size. Don’t try to make it available for other age groups, because it will look weird. But if your hair is not available for teens for example, here is where you can set the value to true and there you have it.
Now let’s scroll down to the clothing category.
And here the possibilities are almost endless. It depends on what bothers you. Now, some categories you’d better not touch for obvious reasons, but you know, have some fun. For example you may not want other people in town to use your hair – so set valid for random to false.
When you’re done click on commit, then click on the ‘X’ and then this pops up:
And then click ‘yes’ and you’re done. That’s how I do this, although you can probably just simply save, haha.
And let’s move on to a clothing.
So when it comes to the clothing you do everything the same way, but some restrictions have to be mentioned. Do not recategorize teen clothing for adults or adult clothing for teens since they have different bodies and you will have a mutant Sim. And on  there is an outerwear category. I’ve found that on some older clothing this is called Unknown12, just so you know.
Let’s move on to the accessory.
As you can see, this is a bag that’s for some reason available only for YA-Elder and I wanted it for a teen for my bonus, so I fixed it. 😀
As you can see this lipstick is not available for teens, which you can fix as well. For make-up I use nose masks and eyelashes that I always need and I’ve found that they are not all available for outerwear, which I had to fix and now it’s a pleasure to run my game as I have it fixed. This used to make for some funny situations.
There should be a nosemask here and as I set the make up for every clothing category, my game gave the Sim pie all over the face. You can also end up with some stage make-up, so if you use nose masks like me, it will definitely come in handy for you.
And that’s all, y’all! Hopefully, you can make use of this little tutorial. See you for the bonus tomorrow!