The folks at Mod the Sims 2 have posted more details about the .package (DBPF) files used in The Sims 2, The Sims Online and SimCity 4. All the different file types that have been found for The Sims 2 are posted there, along with their Type ID. The information is most likely based on information found from the files that come with the Body Shop, so it's quite possibly incomplete. It's just for reference now, although the information can be included in a program that edits the files, like DatGen
. Currently, both DarkMatter, creator of DatGen which was originally made for SimCity 4, and Delphy from Mod The Sims 2 are working on upgrading DatGen to make it work with The Sims 2. For the Type IDs and the corresponding file types, see this newspost
Somewhat older but on a related matter, JudHudson from The Sims Workshop
found some tricks in the Body Shop files a while back. If you haven't already done so, read the "The Buried Secrets of TS2
" article for more.
Written at 01:37 2004n Sunday, 29 August 2004 by ChEeTaH