Re-Categorizing Clothing with SimPE
I have recategorized just about everything in my catalog - yes, everything. It's been a long time since I did clothes though... I think I started out doing it all in SimPE, but then I found the Wardrobe Wrangler, and switched to that. I moved all my jewelry and accessories to their own specific places (like: all nail polishes are in the left-pinky-finger category, gloves in the right, etc. Oi!) I also found when doing the hairs, that I could re-arrange them by EP - I recatted all the short hair to M&G, all the African to Uni, all "updos" to Celebration, etc...
But... that's not really answering your q. and I don't have the UC - sorry. I suggest getting the Wardrobe Wrangler Good Luck!
Catherine- I didn't know you could do all that with re-categorizing. I might have to attempt something similar! I love organizing!
Also, if anyone has any insights on my original problem, feel free to chime in
I think I maybe used WW only on CC. *blushes* Sorry 'bout that. The game files were changed/moved with SimPE; and... are stored in the TSData\Res\Catalog\Skins file.
Like I said, it's been a long time since I did clothes (my post below Phae's tutorial says 2008,) But, I know a few objects - like the TeenStuff Goth bed - can only be moved if you change the file found in the "Override" folders? Maybe clothes are like that too?
I'll have to dig through my notes and see if I can find anything that could help you out. Good Luck!
I probably didn't explain it well, but I am extracting the files too (just like in the tutorial) and then fiddling with the new package file. No worries about the Wardrobe Wrangler suggestion, but your clarification does make me feel a little bit better about not understanding how to use it to modify Maxis stuff!
Thanks for taking the time to help me! I'll try poking around the Overrides folder (after making a backup!) and see if anything takes. I feel like I must be doing something silly/wrong because so many things I read say that re-categorizing is easy.
EDIT: I figured it out! Catherine, thanks so much for pointing me in the direction of the overrides folder! I put the my edited package file there and everything (even those pesky toddler bear suits) was moved to the place I chose