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Cat Ribbon Collar

by Charity Posted 2nd Dec 2017 at 9:06 PM - Updated 4th Dec 2017 at 11:09 AM by Charity
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
I first got this idea from seeing Crisps and Kerosene's Flowercat collar. I was excited by the idea of making a collar with a custom mesh and I immediately set out to make a bell collar and a ribbon collar. Sadly, the bell collar is suffering from currently unfixable distortion problems, but I finally got the ribbon collar ready to use.



It's for adult and elder cats and comes in 9 colours - red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange, blue, white and black. It won't overwrite the Maxis collars.

It stays on even when you're sleeping.



It clips a bit with long furred cats as the fur goes through it. It also stretches weirdly on cats with fat necks, but it's not too noticeable (well, in my opinion).

Being molested by a toddler? Collar will stay on.



Thanks and credits to:

Crisps and Kerosene for the Flowercat collar that was the first thing I poked around to see how she made the mesh and for forum help.
Paleoanth and Wes_h for their recolourable pet collars and recolouring tutorial.
Deedee for her tutorial on how to make a custom mesh work and her spiky cat and dog collars, that I got the correct bone assignments from. Also for answering questions when I messed stuff up.
Violette for the original ribbon collars for sims, that I used the mesh from.
Aileena for asking Violette's permission to use her mesh, as I don't speak Russian.
simmer22 for figuring out what I needed to fix to stop the collar sticking out when the cat turned its head.

It even stays out of the way while you're licking your arse. XD



Requires Pets.

Polygon Counts:
collar = 1684
buckle = 2
Tags: #cat, #collar, #ribbon, #accessories, #pets

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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ribboncatcollar.rar 218.1 KB 2,161 2nd Dec 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 2nd Dec 2017 at 10:14 PM
Adorable! Nice to have some variety to the maxis collars, because really, how many cats do you know that wear a collar like that all the time? This is at least something you might see a cat wearing I've long wanted an invisible one but read stuff that said it was impossible, so I'm very excited to see you pull off a whole new shape. Maybe there's hope after all
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 2nd Dec 2017 at 10:22 PM
This is adorable.
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 2nd Dec 2017 at 10:46 PM
Oh, I love this! Thank you :)
Instructor
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#5 Old 2nd Dec 2017 at 11:05 PM
Oh it's so pretty!
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 2nd Dec 2017 at 11:47 PM
The cuteness!! Sounds like it was a serious job of work. They're so sweet! ^_^
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 3rd Dec 2017 at 12:56 AM
This is so cute!
Turquoise Dragon
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#8 Old 3rd Dec 2017 at 1:39 AM
these are adorable! :)
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 3rd Dec 2017 at 1:56 AM
I didn't think I needed cat collar recolors until this. Thanks!
Instructor
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#10 Old 3rd Dec 2017 at 6:56 AM
I absolutely adore this! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Scholar
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#11 Old 3rd Dec 2017 at 9:31 AM
This is so cute... Damnit, there goes my rule for no pets in my current neighborhood D:
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 3rd Dec 2017 at 11:55 AM
I actually gasped when I saw this! How have we never had anything like it before? squee, squee, squee. Thank you, Charity
Instructor
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#13 Old 3rd Dec 2017 at 12:44 PM
Oh my goodness! This makes me think about my cat who passed away 3 years ago. I had a purple bow color for her which made her look so cute. Thanks for making this.
Mad Poster
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#14 Old 3rd Dec 2017 at 2:22 PM
These are so cute, thank you for making and sharing them! :-)
Alchemist
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#15 Old 4th Dec 2017 at 7:16 AM
Wow! I never use the cat collars, but I might actually use this.

When you say clipping due to long hair, that actually sounds like a feature to me - I've always hated the way the collars sit weirdly on top of the hair. In real life that wouldn't happen (it makes sense with a ribbon, though, which is why I like this item!)
Test Subject
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#16 Old 4th Dec 2017 at 9:38 PM
Thanks! I may use it once or twice, but my niece is going to hit the roof when she sees it and want to put ribbons on EVERY cat.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 5th Dec 2017 at 5:41 PM
This is such a cute one! Really lovely
Test Subject
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#18 Old 6th Dec 2017 at 11:35 PM
This is lovely, thank you so much!! Would it be possible to make one for dogs as well? ^w^
Mad Poster
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#19 Old 7th Dec 2017 at 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Bubbel97
This is lovely, thank you so much!! Would it be possible to make one for dogs as well? ^w^


I considered dogs, but the bigger the neck on the animal the more stretched and distorted the collar becomes. Also, I couldn't quite imagine a massive Alsatian wearing one of these. XD
Forum Resident
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#20 Old 8th Dec 2017 at 1:59 PM
Thank you! I love it
Field Researcher
#21 Old 9th Dec 2017 at 6:27 PM
I love cats, and I love these ribbons Thank you
Field Researcher
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#22 Old 18th Dec 2017 at 12:10 AM
This is a really sweet addition to my game - thank you so much for making it!
Field Researcher
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#23 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 1:41 PM
This is so adorable! My cats in game look so cute wearing it thank you so much
Mad Poster
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#24 Old 28th Feb 2018 at 5:30 AM
I love them, Charity! My sim cats are going to host a fashion show