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Dress toddlers correctly too!

by MogHughson Posted 16th Mar 2009 at 11:12 PM - Updated 15th Jun 2010 at 12:37 PM by MogHughson
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*Updated 22nd March 2009*
Fix for baby problems - please follow instructions - see section below

As a follow-on from my "Dress me correctly" mod, here is a toddler change clothes mod as wished for by...
Quote:
Originally Posted by melethana
Is there anyway to make the clothing mod work for toddlers? Like if a toddler has a diaper change or bath between 7AM and 8PM they are dressed in everyday clothes instead of pajamas?


In the game, the same way as a child or adult gets changed for bed, so a toddler is also changed into pajamas prior to being put into their crib. This may end up with two changes if a diaper change takes place just before the toddlers is put into the crib.

In the game, you change a toddler's diaper or bathe a toddler, they will be redressed in whatever they were previously wearing prior to that action. This mod will alter that clothing change to be time based.

If it is after 7am the toddler will be dressed in everyday clothes.
If it is before 7am or after 8pm the toddler will be dressed in PJs.

Although the idea was spawned from the "Dress me correctly" Mod, this package is completely separate and independent from that Mod. You do not require one to use the other, but equally you can have both without problems. This allows you to mix and match this Mod with your favourite adult dressing mods.

This package has an effect when you bathe a toddler in a bath - it should work for all custom content baths as well, as this is a global peice of code.

This package has an effect when you are changing a toddler's diaper on the Base game provided Sanitation Station Baby Changing Table, the Freetime EP provided Good Times Changing Table or if you don't even use a changing table!


If there are any custom content baby changing tables out there, it will not affect them since the code is not global for these objects (Why Maxis, why?)

I give permission for any other modders who have made a custom content baby changing table to copy the BHAV from this package if they want this behaviour, so long as it is provided for download on a free site and has a link back to this thread. It would also be useful (although not necessary) to know if anyone does to this so if the code changes I can let you know.

I do not currently know of any hacks that this mod might conflict with, but of course there is always the possibility. For the benefit of other modders, the details are below.



Cheers
Mog

Update History
16Mar2009
With apologies to those who were quick to download this, Numenor has reminded me that there is another place where diapers are changed and that is without using a changing table at all. This update includes those diaper changes in the package as well.
22Mar2009
Fixed a problem where the Changing Table interactions were affecting babies when they shouldn't have been (mistake on my part). Babies who had their diapers changed between 8pm and 7am were left naked and then after the game was saved would be reloaded in a dark shadowy state. This was caused by the game believing that the baby was wearing pajamas which it didn't have. For any user that now has a "shadow baby" due to this issue, please follow these steps to put things right.
  1. Change the baby's diaper between 7am and 8pm using the broken version of the mod to allow the game to know the baby is back into everyday clothes (instead of its non-existent pajamas).
  2. Save the household and go back to the neighbourhood view.
  3. Re-enter the household and the baby should now be back to normal with no shadowy effect and a diaper on.
  4. If all is well, replace the broken version of the mod with the new version and your baby will remain in everyday clothes after a diaper change at any time.

Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
melethana for the original idea.
Numenor for the non-table diaper change reminder and pointer to the BHAV to change - doubt I'd ever have found it otherwise
za1susi and InsamePsychoRabbit for reporting the problems with babies - my apologies to you all, my testing was sorely lacking in this regard.

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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dress-my-toddler-correctly-Mog-20090315.rar | Base Game compatible mod for dressing toddlers based on time of day

Size: 596 Bytes · Downloads: 20,431 · 16th Mar 2009
596 Bytes 20,431 16th Mar 2009
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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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Forum Resident
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#2 Old 16th Mar 2009 at 11:19 PM
Another fantastic addition to my Game, Mog! Thank you!
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 16th Mar 2009 at 11:37 PM
Wonderful! I was starting to wonder why I bothered choosing everyday wear for my toddlers since they seem to live permanently in their sleepwear.
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 12:03 AM Last edited by melethana : 17th Mar 2009 at 12:40 AM.
::jumps up and down clapping and squealing like a little school girl::
You are awesome! Now I can start downloading custom everyday clothes for my toddlers. Would you believe that I have NO everyday CC toddler clothes? Like Menaceman44, I just didn't see the point.
I'm so glad you did the FreeTime changing table too, as I use that one in over half my houses (all the others have the base game changing table)
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 1:11 AM
You read my mind! I was trying to make a similar hack but with not much success; thank you, now I may simply use your mod.

I was so sick to have everybody manually sent to change the toddler in everyday instead of let it out of the crib and stop.
Instructor
#6 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 2:06 AM
I would love to have that particular hack just for toddlers. My adults also change into towels and I would like to keep it that way. Do I need the "dress me correctly" for the toddler one to work?
Miss BHAVing
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#7 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 2:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by motherspet
I would love to have that particular hack just for toddlers. My adults also change into towels and I would like to keep it that way. Do I need the "dress me correctly" for the toddler one to work?
This hack is deliberately kept completely separate from the adult one. This package only applies to toddlers and can be used regardless of your preference for adult dressing - as I know there are several (am gradually collecting them up in my other thread as related links). I will update the main thread to say so too.

Cheers
Mog
Instructor
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#8 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 2:29 AM
Awesome! It always bugged me that toddlers were dressed back into their pajamas after having a bath during the day! Thanks for this.
Test Subject
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#9 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 5:36 AM
This is absolutely FANTASTIC. I never buy clothing for my toddlers cause they end up never using them so it has been a waste. I have always thought it was a shame as there are some really cute toddler clothes.

Now I my toddlers can be dressed in cute clothing without having to be taken to the changing table multiple times a day.
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 9:24 AM
Great idea ! Thanks for sharing
Test Subject
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#11 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 11:58 AM
This is really cool, finally my toddler will wear somthing other than PJ's. Thanks
Inventor
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#12 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 3:38 PM
Ohh, this is such a great idea, thank you so much!!
Forum Resident
#13 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 5:47 PM
thank yo so much. i was always annoyed because of this.
The ModFather
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#14 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 8:10 PM
Excellent! Excellent! In my entire simming life, I probably changed the toddlers' outfits to Everyday only a couple of times; but I've changed tons of diapers! With this mod my toddlers won't be dressed in pijamas all day long, like before
Instructor
#15 Old 18th Mar 2009 at 1:51 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MogHughson
This hack is deliberately kept completely separate from the adult one. This package only applies to toddlers and can be used regardless of your preference for adult dressing - as I know there are several (am gradually collecting them up in my other thread as related links). I will update the main thread to say so too.

Cheers
Mog

Thank you Mog, you are a genius. If our modfather Numenor replies to a thread, then it is something special. I am soooooooooo happy.
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 18th Mar 2009 at 3:36 AM
A fantastic good job. Love it. Thank you very much.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 18th Mar 2009 at 4:48 AM
Great job Thanks
Top Secret Researcher
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#18 Old 18th Mar 2009 at 9:01 AM
soooo damn useful! thanks a lot!
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 18th Mar 2009 at 3:57 PM
This is so awesome! I hate that toddlers live in pajamas, so it will be nice to see them dressed without having to make a special effort. Thank you!
Test Subject
#20 Old 21st Mar 2009 at 5:19 AM
This hack works fine for toddlers but there is a problem with infants in my game. After a diaperchange on the changingtable infants are always staying naked.
Test Subject
#21 Old 21st Mar 2009 at 5:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by za1susi
This hack works fine for toddlers but there is a problem with infants in my game. After a diaper change on the changing table infants are always staying naked.


That's exactly the problem I'm having. Also, if I save, exit, and re-load a lot in which this has happened, the shadows on the baby get all messed up and it appears to be totally black. When I deleted the hack it fixed that problem, so it definitely has to do with this hack.
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Miss BHAVing
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#22 Old 21st Mar 2009 at 11:27 PM Last edited by MogHughson : 22nd Mar 2009 at 5:48 PM. Reason: Baby problem now fixed
Default Baby problem now fixed
Quote:
Originally Posted by za1susi
This hack works fine for toddlers but there is a problem with infants in my game. After a diaperchange on the changingtable infants are always staying naked.


Thanks to toza1susi and InsamePsychoRabbit for reporting this problem. The mod was not supposed to have any effect on babies at all - I had tried to code checks to ensure that any non-toddlers used the previous behvaiour. I must have missed one. I will take a look and report back soon.

Cheers
Mog

EDIT: This issue is now fixed. There are also explicit instructions of what to do to get your shadowy baby back to normal again. This involves using the broken version of the mod so don't over-write it with the new one until you have followed the instructions at the end of the thread.
Test Subject
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#23 Old 24th Mar 2009 at 5:00 PM
thank you so very much!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 7th Apr 2009 at 3:04 AM
I really love your "Dress Me Correctly" mods! They're so much better than having them run around in outfits out-of-character for the time. Although they don't take into account the weird schedules of the college students, in every other way they're perfect. Thanks so much for thinking of the tots too. I'm not so good with them, and always forget to "dress them correctly". lol
Field Researcher
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#25 Old 2nd May 2009 at 12:16 AM
great idea. now my toddlers won't live in their PJ's.
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