XCAS core mod: more tattoo locations, edit naked outfit, slider hack, body hair, more - update 11/17/15 for patch 1.69
The 1.69 Basics and Full versions are now available.
The 1.38 version of the skintone panel mod is compatible with 1.38 to 1.69 and does not need to be updated.
The 1.67 and all other previous versions are still available from the XCAS obsolete versions site: http://www.timelinefiction.net/S3XCAS/
Have you thought that the game tattoo locations are a bit... limited? Do you have custom sliders or want to increase slider range? Would you like some of your sims to wear a ring or earring when naked? Or do you have custom accessories that you'd like your sim to wear in the shower without having to give them the 'Never Naked' trait? XCAS can do that, plus a few more things.
** This is a CORE mod. It is not compatible with AwesomeMod or any other CORE mod except (probably) Consort's Weight and Fitness Integration. It IS compatible with the NRaas mods. **
Core vs non-core versions:
Twallan liked this idea so much that he's made it into an extension of NRaas Master Controller, a VERY useful non-core mod that adds new menus and functions for sims and objects in the game. This extension adds the new tattoo locations to the MasterController Basic/Tattoo function. This means those who prefer to use AwesomeMod or Extended Game Core as a core mod can do so and have the added tattoo locations too!
Here's the link for MasterController and the tattoo extension addon: http://nraas.wikispaces.com/MasterController
So a huge thanks goes to Twallan for doing this - not to mention taking the pressure off me to try making this non-core!
And before you ask, cmar_XCAS_corefullxx.package and the Master Controller tattoo extension are NOT compatible. Use only one. XCAS and Master Controller without the tattoo extension ARE compatible.
Now back to our regularly scheduled mod description:
What it is:
XCAS is a CORE mod designed to be limited to CAS functions. While it does less than more extensive core mods, it's also less likely to have side effects. It is not compatible with any other core mod that replaces UI.dll, like AwesomeMod or Extended Game Core. However, there are some packages included that can be used without the core mod component.
What it does:
Core mod packages-- download and use only ONE of these, cmar_XCASfull1.xx.zip OR cmar_XCASbasics1.xx.zip.
-- Increases the number of facial sliders the game can use from 20 to 75
-- Optionally, increases the facial slider range by 2 times, 3 times, or 4 times
-- Enables the facial hair/beard panel for females (New with patch version 1.39)
-- Enables the body hair panel for females and teens
-- Enables the tattoo panel for teens
-- Optionally, you can edit the naked outfit in the dresser "Plan Outfit" game function and in CAS* (See the Known Issues section)
XCAS full version:
-- All of the above plus:
-- Adds many more tattoo locations
'Extras' packages that can be used with or without the core mod--
-- Optionally, expands the skin tone picker panel
-- Optionally, increases the body slider range by 2 times. (Fat/thin, fit, and breast size)
-- A package that enables a few base game accessories for the naked outfit
-- A package that lets you tattoo naked (With the sim naked, not you. :D) ** This package will also make sims naked in the body hair panel.
Added tattoo locations:
This mod now comes in two flavors: the original, full version and Basic. I realize there are many people who want the slider hacks and the ability to edit the naked outfit but aren't very interested in more tattoo locations, and XCAS Basics is for them. The Full version still has all the extra tattoos.
Please read the Readme files included in each zip file - they will tell you which packages to install to tailor the mod to your taste. Don't just throw every package in the zip into your game - some of them are different versions of the same feature, giving you choices about how you want the mod to work. Note that you can use the 'Extras' packages without the core mod.
Otherwise, install like any other packages. The core package either has to go in the Documents mods location or you need to have d3dx9_31.dll properly installed.
You MUST use a version of the core package that's made for the patch version of your base game. If you don't know the patch version of your game, start the Sims 3 Game Launcher and hover your mouse over the little icons at the bottom left of the Launcher screen. Your base game version is the first three digits of the number you see when hovering over the first icon in the row - for example 1.33. When a new patch comes out, please be patient and I will update the mod.
Delete your cache packages from 'Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3' when installing.
Remove the XCAS packages and/or the extras. If you remove the core component and leave the locations package, the sims should keep their non-game located tattoos until you edit them.
Again, delete cache files after uninstalling.
Known Issues and Compatibility:
The core component is not compatible with any other core mod, like AwesomeMod, Extended Game Core, or aWT's slider mods. It does appear to be compatible with Consort's Weight and Fitness Integration mod.
With Supernatural there seems to be a glitch in which ALL male body hair gets set to werewolf hair if you have cmar_XCAS_BodyHairforTeens_basegame.package installed. I have no clue why this should happen since those are simple default replacements, but I recommend using this teen body hair mod instead which does not cause this: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=486582 As of 1.39 patch version I've withdrawn my EA teen body hair package since it seems to have some kind of glitch.
When you edit the Naked outfit in CAS, please be aware that leaving the Clothing section while in the naked outfit and then returning can cause other changes (skin, hair, face, etc.) to be lost as soon as you change clothing categories. Note that as of 1.42 the trick of going into tattoos or body hair before returning to clothing no longer works.
The package that expands the skin tone picker and the range of the body sliders is not compatible with any other mod that affects the CAS basics screen - the screen defining the age, gender, skin tone, and fat/thin/fit/breast sliders.
If your game crashes on startup, most likely you have your mods/packages folder in the old Program Files location. I strongly encourage you to look up the help on this site for package installation and switch to the new Documents location. It'll make everything easier.
If you get an error message on startup saying "It looks like you have installed an unofficial game modification that does not match your current version of the sims 3", you may have the wrong version of XCAS for your game patch version. Or you may have another mod that doesn't match your game patch version.
If the mod is installed correctly but doesn't work or has strange effects, you may have another core mod installed and there's a conflict, or you're running it with the wrong patch version. Also make sure you don't have both XCASfull and XCASbasics installed - they will conflict with each other.
To check for conflicts, I highly recommend Delphy's Dashboard: http://www.modthesims.info/d/387006
** If you need to report a problem - please, please, PLEASE tell me more than 'It doesn't work'. Post exactly what's happening, what functions are working and not working, any error messages, where and how you have your custom content set up, and what other game mods you have - not clothes or hair or sliders or decorations, but what mods you have that change the way the game plays. It may also be helpful if you post your operating system and what expansion/stuff packs you have and whether you've checked for conflicts with Delphy's Dashboard. **
How long will it take to update for a patch????
Well, that depends. Ideally a new version will be out the next day, but if EA has added significant new features or changes to CAS tattoo or clothing and/or the Plan Outfit and Stylist options it will take longer as I have to update and test my code. Also I'm not always aware that a new patch has come out (despite doing a lot of modding, I don't play the game every day) so it's not a bad idea to post in the thread to tell me. However, if there are five posts above yours telling me, it's really not necessary to add another one.
*********** Previous Versions of XCAS: ************
All previous versions of XCAS and Extras have been moved to a new location: XCAS Obsolete Versions page
The labels are translated into German, Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, and Danish. If you'd like to give me more translations for the tattoo locations above and for Naked or Nude, please post them and I'll add them to the package when I update.
S3PE by Peter Jones - an incredibly versatile and helpful tool
Postal by Echo - still my choice for exploring game packages
BailaBaila99 for "Core Modding! (For complete and total nincompoops, like me!)" without which I'd still be wondering how the heck to do this
Elmar2000 for converting the Ambitions tattoos for teens
Everyone in the CAS Parts forum for feedback, suggestions, and being guinea pigs
Elmar2000, Anubis360, Silverfox, Maaay, Impatient Cow, PuffyAmi, and Mother Sim for translations.
Added cmar_EABodyHairforTeens - enables EA adult body hairs for teens and in Martial Arts, Career, SkinnyDipping, Outerwear, and Maternity clothing categories.
** 11/17/2015 : cmar_XCASbasics1.69.zip and cmar_XCASfull1.69.zip - compatible with patch 1.69 which came out November 2015 **
Changes with 1.69:
Please note that I only updated the versioning for 1.69 since there are (supposedly) no changes to the game code. If users report problems I'll go through the process of a complete new version.
oh wow, fantastic! I'm definitely switching from awesomemod for this! great job
He~ey! This works great! :D
I really just want the additional tattoo locations, but I'm not willing to give up Awesome Mod for it. Is there any way to separate out that part of it and make it compatible with AM?
Ah man *pout* not compatible with Awesome Mod!? How depressing... but thank you for the mod all the same.
I love the added tattoo locations but I love Awesome Mod more. D:
To everyone who doesn't want to give up AwesomeMod - it MAY be possible to make the tattoo locations a non-core mod, but it easily may not be and I have too many other projects to work on it in the immediate future. You could ask Pescado about compatibility with XCAS - the only core component I've worked with is UI.dll, and if Awesome doesn't depend on interoperability between UI.dll and the other components that contain the bulk of his changes - if all he's changed in UI.dll is self-contained stuff like the slider limits - then it should be possible to use them together by removing UI.dll from his packages. I may test this myself if I'm sure I can uninstall Awesome without nuking my game.
The same should be true of Extended Game Core - one person said it combined with XCAS well; another one or two said there were problems. I haven't tested yet, partly because EGC made my game unable to save.
** Edit: Non-core may be coming after all. I'll post any developments.
Wow this is amazing! Since I don't have awesome mod I'm definitely downloading this. Thank you!!
This is wonderful!!! THANK YOU
I know it's lame to ask for the tatoos to be seperated from core part but I've been using AM since its release and will never let it go either. I really hope the UI.dll idea works out BTW you did an amazing job for these tattoos placements, it's totally fabulous and was highly needed!
What you can do to test with the Awesome mod in is to create a test hood with only one save that way when you remove AM you'll just have to delete the save.
Is this compatible with NRASS industries master controller? I'm pretty sure it isn't but figured I'd ask to be sure! Thanks!
Yes, it's fully compatible with Master Controller, with the exception that editing the naked outfit with the Stylist option doesn't save changes. In fact, I used MC to do a lot of my testing.
@MiniMimi: Thanks - when I get time I'll try that!
F'ing AWESOME! love the full body AND face option!!! thank you so much, been wanting the teen tattoo option since ambitions came out!
I think the teen tattoo wouldnt be core and it would be nice for rebelious teen type characters. Also I would like to see a location more like a tramp stamp.
Hmm i'm also tempted to switch from awesomemod. Interesting upload
Great that you've managed to create a mod for more tattoo locations (and allowing teens to get them as well). Now if it would only work with EGC. When I tried it out it started up fine, but when I go to my sim family there were about 25 images of one sim (not in the family) on the left hand side of the screen and I was unable to select any other family members besides the one who was already selected. If you manage to make a non-core version of the tattoo location mod I hope you can include teen tattoos with it.
is it has the same function as AWT Slider hack?
hi, this is compatible whit NRaas Mods?
Hi, I installed the mod and it doesn't seem to work. For instance, whenever I click one on 'lower lower back' or 'back of shoulder', the tattoo remains in the upper back area. Also, if I place a tattoo on 'lower lower back', it replaces the tattoo on the upper back area. In short, the tattoos are still slotted to be placed in the original EA positions. I hope you can help with this issue. Thanks in advanced!
This tool is fantastic. I love it. THANK YOU TO MUCH.
Thank you VERY VERY much !!! Finally the tattoos can be placed in more realistic areas.
I never used Awesomemod, so it's perfect for me just the way it is .
Wow, thanks everyone! It was fun (and hard work) to get this mod going, and I'm glad people like it.
For everyone wanting a non-core version that's compatible with AwesomeMod and EGC - good news, Twallan has added the XCAS more tattoo locations to the NRaas Master Controller as an optional add-on! Link: http://www.the-isz.com/nraas/index.php?topic=309.0
Just keep in mind that the MC tattoo extension is NOT compatible with XCAS, but IS compatible with AwesomeMod and EGC - MC without the tattoo extension IS fully compatible with XCAS.
@mooglefly: What you're seeing suggests that either the core mod itself isn't working, or more likely that you haven't installed the TattooLocations package. Are you getting the popup when you start the game that warns you "Mod Scripts Found" and lists cmar_XCAS_core.package?
@Redd: Yeah, at least one other person had that issue with ECG during testing. Try the NRaas non-core version.
@Mark9: Yes, this will duplicate AWT's slider limit mod, and depending on which options packages you install it can also do the slider range changes.
Oh Yes!! And a non-core version too, YES! *runs off to give all the hot dudes tattoos from head to toe, literally*
Thanks for the brilliant work, this is just too awesome.
Can anyone confirm if the extras works with the mod to enable non-default skintones? For ages I've been looking for a increase in slider range hack that works with the non-default skin mod...my pc freezes up every time I use Awesomemod So I really need another option, it'd be awesome if this mod works with the skin mod.
Anyway, it looks awesome, thanks for this fantastic mod!
These new tatoo locations are so cool! And I love the fact that it also increases the number of sliders, because that was the only reason why I used a core mod before. Thank you so much!
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