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Pideli
2nd Sep 2017, 12:44 AM
Is it possible to edit the photos taken with the old camera from the artist career? That would be really cool, and really suit my needs :)
I mean editing it outside of the game, like you can do for normal snapshot, and then it shows up like that in the game.

lordtyger9
2nd Sep 2017, 1:23 AM
Is it possible to edit the photos taken with the old camera from the artist career? That would be really cool, and really suit my needs :)
I mean editing it outside of the game, like you can do for normal snapshot, and then it shows up like that in the game.

I would try and see if it works. Just make sure that you keep the originals as a back up. Then make a copy, do your editing and then put the edited copy where the original was, making sure to keep the file name and the format unchanged. Then reload the game and look.

Peni Griffin
2nd Sep 2017, 1:35 AM
Sure you can. They're just .jpgs, nothing special about them. Any .jpeg you name with the proper protocol can appear in your albums.

Pideli
3rd Sep 2017, 8:16 PM
So where are they actually located? :) I haven't found them anywhere.

Again, I'm talking about the old camera photos. Not sure if you misunderstood me or not since you didn't tell me where to find them. It's not in the storytelling-folder at least! I've looked. :P

Lili975
3rd Sep 2017, 8:51 PM
You need SimPE, as far as I know.
You also need to use this cheat code in your game: boolProp ShowLotPackageFilename true
Thanks to it, when you hover over a lot in nhood view, you will see that lot's name.

By lot name, I mean this:
https://s26.postimg.org/3zkb8ihux/Purrint19134.jpg

Once you have that, open your lot. in my example: Documents/...The Sims 2/Neighborhoods/N001/Lots/N001_Lot18.package
Open with/... SimPE. Make sure to untick "always use this app to open this extension" or whatever it says!

Anyway, once you've opened it, find Texture Image (TXTR) on the left, all photographs and paintings will be stored there. Right click on the picture and "Export..." to save the picture somewhere, either just so you can restore it in case it somehow gets lost, or because you want to replace/edit it.

In this example, there's only a photo booth picture in this household:

https://s26.postimg.org/4y0oasv6x/Purrint19137.jpg

Peni Griffin
3rd Sep 2017, 8:59 PM
Oh, now that's a very useful thing to know! We should be able to retrieve paintings that have reverted to the yellow color study and photobooth photos that are flashing blue, this way. Ooh, I wonder if I can go to a backup copy of the GSUberhood and get all Rhett's kid's "Still Life" paintings back....not that I ever intend to play that family again...

Lili975
3rd Sep 2017, 9:11 PM
I hear you, Peni, now every time I finish a rotation, I go and make copies of new paintings and photographs. I haven't had any orange abstracts lately, but I'm ready if it happens.

Hopefully you'll be able to find savegames that still have the original pictures!

Peni Griffin
3rd Sep 2017, 9:14 PM
It won't be any trouble finding the games, as they're all on my hard drive. The problem is, to get the correct lot number, as they were all created while Rhett was moving from apartment to apartment. Can you get the lot names of individual apartments with this cheat? I should load my game and experiment.

Lili975
3rd Sep 2017, 9:44 PM
No idea about apartment lots. I just checked too and it seems only the last occupied apartment in the list has its name displayed?

But you can also open all the lots in the lots folder just to check. After a while, you also notice patterns, such as empty lots being lighter packages.

Rosebine
3rd Sep 2017, 10:09 PM
Oh wow..what a useful tip!
I think I'll add this cheat to my userstartup..whatchoo think? :)

Pideli
4th Sep 2017, 2:52 PM
@Lili975 Wow, thank you so much!! That so cool! And super helpful :) Didn't think it was possible.