I started a project about a year ago to make maternity (and child) enabled clothing racks that sold clothing that was differently priced than the standard racks in game. I always enjoyed these mods by Squinge and Motoki, as I always enjoyed taking my sims to buy maternity clothing. I also always found it annoying that they built in game stores that were “cheap” and “expensive” and yet all prices were actually the same (in an unowned store) and the default starting prices were the same in owned ones. I basically completed it, with the buy part working just fine, when I got a bit overwhelmed by life and put it aside for a time. I recently came back to it, decided to expand on it with more options, including mannequins. Or rather, clothing racks that look like mannequins.
These racks have cheap, standard, and expensive versions, that are all maternity enabled as well as child enabled. Noticeably pregnant sims can try on, as well as have clothing shown to them, as well as buy all categories of clothing. Same with children. Noticeably pregnant sims can only try on, or have suggested clothing that is maternity, instead of everyday (although the other categories remain the same.)
The prices in the catalog are as follows: 1000 for the cheap racks, 2000 for standard, and 3000 for expensive. Remember that owners for an owned shop will receive discounts on it so it will be below that slightly in game.
I also reuvmapped the in game value rack with dresses as it had a few issues (one dress bled over into another dress), and made a single custom recolor of it. Otherwise, it comes with the default recolors the original rack had. I did make it have two subsets. For those that recolor, one is a txmt only recolor. The rack itself.
The mannequins, no matter how hard I tried, could only have their dress recolored, so I gave up and just made 3 standard recolors, red, green, and blue, plus an animated one that changes slowly between all the recolors. The mannequin shows up backwards in the catalog, as I had to reposition it.
The children float when paying for the items in an unowned shop, but that is a cash register issue, not a rack issue. I am working on a custom cash register as well 🙂
I believe it only requires OFB and Seasons to work. I tested it in a UC AGS with those plus M&G and it worked fine.
Yes you can have all three styles of racks in the same store, and they will all work fine. 🙂
I do suggest going through your CAS before running it the first time, especially if you have a slower computer or a lot of content, or it may bog it down a bit.
The mannequins have custom browsing animations (various idles from base game) as shifting clothing around on a rack didn’t make much sense with a mannequin.
If you don’t have H&M, you will need either custom maternity clothing marked as maternity or Motoki’s mod to unlock the hidden clothing in order to have anything show up. I have included some maternity clothing to download for those who don’t have any located here. They use the base game maternity mesh. (female only) Wardrobe Wrangler can also be used to mark items as maternity, if you have outfits you want to show up there.
I have a tutorial that explains more, and shows you how to adjust pricing for both these types of racks, and the global mods following, if you so wish. It is found here.
The poly counts are as follows:
Mannequins 1st state: faces, 2913, vertices 1915
2nd state Faces 4830 vertices 1986
Racks 1st state: Faces 1336 vertices 916 (EA mesh)
2nd state: faces 619 vertices 862
Mannequins and recolors are found here. Clothing Racks and recolors are found here. They can be found in Buy Mode Catalog, in community sort under shopping/miscellaneous for 1000 for the cheap rack and mannequin, 2000 for the standard rack and mannequin, and 3000 for the expensive rack and mannequin respectively.
I have six global mods to choose from.
First of all, I combined Squinge’s (compared to make sure it still works in Apartment Life as it was written for EP 5 (Seasons)) and Motoki’s with the bcons for all the ingame racks so that you can change the prices accordingly as you wish. I preset them so that the value racks clothing starts at 115 with mark up at owned stores, expensive racks at 345 with mark up at owned stores, and H&M stay the same with 230 markup at owned stores. I have two varieties of this one. EP8BuyMaternityClothingbasegameracks has Squinge’s, Motoki’s and the base game rack bcons. EP8BuyMaternityClothingallracks has all of the above plus the H&M clothing racks’ bcons as well. These require OFB and Seasons. All thanks to Squinge and Motoki for their parts of the mods as I take no credit for those parts just including them for ease of use for those who want them as an all in one package.
In case you don’t want all of it, or have it and just want to add to it, I added two varieties of the base game racks, one with maternity, with a z in front of it, so that it works with Squinge’s so the price changes will take effect, and one without, so only the racks are affected. There are also variations including the H&M racks.
zBuyClothingRacksMaternity and zBuyClothingRacksMaternityBase are the two that work with Squinge’s mod if you already have it. The base one is the one that leaves off the H&M racks. These require OFB and Seasons.
BuyClothingRacks and BuyClothingRacksBase are JUST the bcons for the in game racks, Seasons and OFB required. The base game ones are for those without H&M. All these do is change the prices of the in game racks in owned stores (plus there is a bcon you can use to change the prices of individual types of clothing in unowned stores).
Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂