Tutorial: How to Clone a Base Game Compatible Posebox

This is NOT a tutorial on how to make Sims 2 poseboxes in general! It is a tutorial on how to clone poseboxes correctly!

If you want to learn how to make poses and poseboxes, there’s a great one by Digital Angels here.

Just as it is possible to make a base-game compatible object even if you have all Sims 2 EPs and SPs installed, it is possible to make a base-game compatible posebox even if you have all EPs and SPs installed. To do this, you need to change some settings in SimPE (just as when you make objects) – before you clone your posebox.

This will NOT affect any poseboxes you already have in your game! The SimPE settings have to be changed before the posebox is created to have any effect, so if the posebox in question wasn’t cloned properly to begin with, there is nothing to be done.

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Tutorial: How to edit a Sims 2 custom career or major for all languages

If you like me play TS2 in a language other than English, and have downloaded a custom career or major, you may have had this happen: Instead of getting the custom descriptions and chance cards you’d expect, you instead get the descriptions and chance cards of one of the base game careers/majors, like Athletics. This doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with the download, just that it doesn’t have any descriptions and chance cards in your language, so it’s falling back on the ones from the career/major it was cloned from.

Using SimPE, there’s an easy way to make all languages use the same descriptions and chance cards. This tutorial will explain how.

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