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Featured upload! Rugs - zMOG!! Off Grid!!

by HugeLunatic Posted 17th Apr 2010 at 5:49 AM - Updated 24th Apr 2014 at 2:32 AM by HugeLunatic
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Place all EA rugs on a diagonal or off grid!

So rugs in TS2 sink into the ground when placed, basically leaving them very flat. Most of the actual meshes however are not flat! They sit up off the floor with a nice shape. Especially the stones from Family Fun Stuff (shown below) which are quite useless when flattened!

This mod will make each rug from all EPs and SPs be able to be placed off grid using snapobjectstogrid false, the M&G quartertile placement cheat, or on a diagonal. Rugs will now not sink into the floor when placed. They also will not have odd lighting when placed off grid. There are so many rugs in game so I didn't take a picture of each one, just a select few from different EP/SP.

FT Rug Hider & Catalog Cleanup

I have also taken the FT rug and combined all the sports related ones into the EA Sports Baseball Rug and hiding the other four sports related ones. I figured I might as well do this since this mod will interfere with that hider mod one anyway.


This will conflict with any type of recategorizing or hider mods for rugs, specifially this one by Gwenke33 . This will not directly conflict with the M&G fix by Goggalor at MATY, but you no longer need that fix.

Known Issues:

For any rug recolors from NL, OFB, and maybe SSN, the recolors will be very dark. Those need to be fixed. Any future recolors after placing this mod should be fine. How to fix existing recolors. This method can also be used to fix store rugs, which I will not be sharing.


Installation for this mod is a little different. There are two types of files, one has xxBin.package and one has xxDL.package. The bin one needs to be in the latest EP bin folder to keep the rugs from having the * star. The DL one needs to be loaded after the CEP since it has TXMT resources in it.
  • Place the xxBin.package in C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\LatestEP\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Place the xxDL.package in your downloads folder

There are two packages - Please don't download both!! I have uploaded one file for those with ALL EP/SPs, and one for those missing one or more EP/SPs.

Do NOT include with lots!

Additional Credits:
*Someone named Lash who's file was missing the BHAVs so that I knew the solution was not there.
*Echo for her rug clone which I have been poring over forever.
*Goggalor at MATY for searching the dusty recesses of the brain trying to remember what was changed in the M&G rug fix. Which I was trying to reverse engineer.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HL_RugFix.rar 29.6 KB 8,665 17th Apr 2010
HL_RugFixALL.rar 15.9 KB 24,614 17th Apr 2010
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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. Installation Location:
This mod has two parts.

*zz_HL_RugFixesDL_ALL.package (or each individual one)

Place in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.

*zz_HL_RugFixesBin_ALL/package (or each individual one)

Place in your C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\LatestEP\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins folder.

Need more information?
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Field Researcher
#51 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 10:24 AM
Yes,yes! This is FANTASTIC! I always wanted to place rugs in different kind of poses and finally it's possible without the weird lookout! Thank you!!
Mad Poster
#52 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 10:38 AM
I am adding my warm thanks to all the previous ones ! Your fixing of these carpets was so absolutely needed ! Tanks a ton for sharing it with us
#53 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 1:36 PM
Thanks so much!

Now I need to go look for a tutorial for dummies about how to find the rugs recolors in SimPE so I can follow your tutorial. *goes off to google*

So be it. Move. ~Jason Bourne
Test Subject
#54 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 2:53 PM
Best fix ever. The sinking and placement issues always bugged me, thank you for fixing them!
Mad Poster
#55 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 5:16 PM
I haven't played Sims 2 since owning Sims 3 yet I still have it installed and could NOT pass by downloading this. I may never load my Sims 2 game again but it just goes to show how much of a 'must have' download this is.

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#56 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 6:05 PM
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#57 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 6:39 PM
HL, I bow in humble amazement. These are wonderful!

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Lab Assistant
#58 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 7:23 PM
WOW you are so my favorite moder ever! Thanks so much for this it must have been very hard to do! Thanks so much for this Excellent work, Cant wait to see what you'll mod next!
#59 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 8:41 PM
Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
You no longer need the M&G fix by goggalor at MATY.

Thank you for speedy response.

(lumbers off to remove mg-fix and install HL-fix)
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 10:03 PM
You're the best! Thanks!! <3
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 10:47 PM
Thank you!

This has been bothering me for AGES.
Forum Resident
#62 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 5:10 AM
Such a great mod. Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#63 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 7:47 AM
Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 4:08 PM
Thankyou very much! This has been one of my biggest pet peeves ever.
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 4:14 PM
Same as alot of peeps here, I thought that lighting thing was my game/computer... so thanks for that info and even more so for this entire fix. I sooo freakin appreciate this!
#66 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 7:21 PM Last edited by Alma70 : 19th Apr 2010 at 7:25 PM. Reason: Edit for clarification
Unfortunately, I have to report a problem. The FT Rug Hider & Catalog Cleanup works a little too well since only one of the rugs (the baseball rug) shows up at all - the others are no where to be seen. =/ Not that I use them much but someone else might miss them.

PS. I removed all my other mods before I checked so it can't be any conflict's with them that would cause this to happen.
#67 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 8:23 PM
::nab:: -- I`ll give this a try.

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#68 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 9:27 PM
Alma70 - The other FT sports rugs are now recolors of the baseball one instead of appearing individually in the catalog.

The resources appear to be correct in both files and as shown in the first attached screenshot all recolors show up under the baseball rug.

Please double check the baseball rug and look for the recolors. If they do not show as recolors please let me know which file you downloaded - either the all in one or individual one.
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 11:17 PM
Amazing! Thank you so much for this!
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 11:39 PM
i love you.
Test Subject
#71 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 12:28 AM
Huh!!! Are you kidding me? OMG! I can finally use those rugs! Why can't EA do this? You are a genius! Genius! Genius! Genius! And Thank u! thank u! thank u! :D
Lab Assistant
#72 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 4:01 AM
HugeLunatic, you have made so many wonderful things for our game in which I know I would be lost without. This mod is no exception! Many thanks for all of your hard work and sharing them with us!!
#73 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 7:16 AM
Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
Alma70 - The other FT sports rugs are now recolors of the baseball one instead of appearing individually in the catalog.

Please double check the baseball rug and look for the recolors. If they do not show as recolors please let me know which file you downloaded - either the all in one or individual one.

I'm sorry that I wasn't clear enough. What I meant was that they don't show up as recolors to the baseball rug. I downloaded the RugFixAll since I have all Ep's and Sp's.
I've already double checked so that I didn't download the wrong one by mistake or put them in the wrong place. As far as I can tell I followed your instructions as I should. It seems like I'm the only one with this problem...=/
#74 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 9:05 AM
I have 'rugfix all' and I have the sports rugs as recolours. Is CEP needed perhaps? (dont make fun of me )
#75 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 9:16 AM
Originally Posted by gulhare
I have 'rugfix all' and I have the sports rugs as recolours. Is CEP needed perhaps? (dont make fun of me )

Was that a respons to my problem? In case it was: yes, I already have CEP so that can't be the problem.
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