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Post Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:57 pm
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For those of you who just cannot live with "ugly sims" (and you know who you are . . . lol)

I found this tutorial that may be of interest:

" how to change genetics after home plastic surgery "


Edit: 2/8/2006: Gave this topic a meaningful subject. -- Greg
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:15 am
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Oh! Good stuff!

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:32 pm
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I wasn't aware that after they had plastic surgery they passed on their "ugly" genes. sheesh!

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:48 pm
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Yup. Apparently the children inherit the genes in the first instance of Facial Structure, while the appearance of a character who has had plastic surgery is the second instance.

To summarize the technique of fixing this:
    1. Open the character file in SimPE.
    2. Export 2nd instance of the Facial Structure to a .simpe file. (Do not edit or rename this file.)
    3. Select the 1st instance and replace it with the file you just exported.
    4. Save the character to save the beauty.

I've updated several sims and the procedure goes rather quickly once you've got it figured out. I have not yet had any of the modified characters produce offspring, however.

For the ultimate test, one might create a very distintictive sim couple, let them have a baby, do the surgery so they look quite different, have another baby, overwrite their genetic files as above, and have a third baby. That should produce children that verify the whole thing.

I just might give this a try in Bonnyview Shores.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:29 am
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Hey, thanks for sharing, Carrot! I may have to use that in the end!! I don't have SimPE, is it a very huge program?

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Sheba
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:07 pm
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Lady Dors wrote:
Hey, thanks for sharing, Carrot! I may have to use that in the end!! I don't have SimPE, is it a very huge program?


Not really Hon . . . SimPE is roughly a 2.3 MB download and you can find it Here

You will also need the Microsoft .NET Framework (required by SimPE) and you can find it Here

And finally, for re-colours you'll want the CEP (Color Options Enabler) and that can be found Here (direct download)

Hope This Helps! =)

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:49 pm
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Greg wrote:
Yup. Apparently the children inherit the genes in the first instance of Facial Structure, while the appearance of a character who has had plastic surgery is the second instance.

To summarize the technique of fixing this:
    1. Open the character file in SimPE.
    2. Export 2nd instance of the Facial Structure to a .simpe file. (Do not edit or rename this file.)
    3. Select the 1st instance and replace it with the file you just exported.
    4. Save the character to save the beauty.

I've updated several sims and the procedure goes rather quickly once you've got it figured out. I have not yet had any of the modified characters produce offspring, however.

For the ultimate test, one might create a very distintictive sim couple, let them have a baby, do the surgery so they look quite different, have another baby, overwrite their genetic files as above, and have a third baby. That should produce children that verify the whole thing.

I just might give this a try in Bonnyview Shores.


Um, Greg, you know how you are with babies... You'll be playing them for real!

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Re:Speaking of Ugly Sims . . .
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:17 am
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Part of my brain really wants to do this but I've been keeping it sedated with Civilization II and Body Shop. smile

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:28 am
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I was searching for this topic and found it difficult to find so I changed the topic to something meaningful and moved it to the Tutorials section.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:17 am
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So far, I'm having pretty good luck prettying up the Maxis NPCs by just changing their hair and makeup, so I haven't needed this yet. But I'm sure I'll come across one or more so ugly that they really need plastic surgery!

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