PIR - Pack Icon Remover (works in BB and CAS)

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PIR is the Pack Icon Remover for The Sims 4
Of course, as well as my other uploads, this had to have a weird forgettable name no one really cares about (but imho this one sounds pretty nice to me)

You may think "why would I need THIS mod so much tell me plx" and I'm here to answer !
Basically you'll benefit from downloading this file, unpacking it and then putting the .package file in your Mods folder if:
You have a few packs and the items with icons don't match the rest, because most of the stuff is from the base game and therefore has no icons
You have all the packs (just like I do) and the icons make the catalog very cluttered
You have a lot of CC and it has no icon except for the wrench, but since you're here I'm assuming you also have the wrench remover
You don't care what the packs are and you just want to play
You like making your game packed with mods that may improve your experience
You think that all the stuff packs' icons are already indistinguishable when they're in the catalog and their resolution is 16x16, so you already stopped caring

Or maybe there's another reason that I don't know, but at this point I'm pretty sure every single player fits into one of these categories
So while you're so far let me explain what this mod does:

  1. I found some resources in the game's files which determine what the pack icons are in the thumbnails
  2. I extracted them
  3. Then erased the contents of these images
  4. And finally added them into an override package file, so that everyone can enjoy this mod

 

  • This mod requires no additional packs to work, because all of the icons are stored in the base game's files


All in all - It's not a necessity, but if you download it you lose nothing and the game looks tidier

There's a small problem with the filter: because of the way the game works (or maybe I'm just not smart enough to fix it), filtering by pack looks the same as without the mod, but there's blank space instead of the icons. And this space doesn't just disappear, there's a gap between the buttons and the names of the packs, but that's just a minor visual bug, so it doesn't cause any harm

Conflicts
If you find any mod that changes the pack icons (but only from CAS, BB or filters), then they won't work, but the rest is safe to use

More information about modified resources:
This mod will conflict with any Mods which override DST Image resources (Group 00000000, various instances, appear in ClientDeltaBuild6, ClientDeltaBuild7 and ClientDeltaBuild8 .package files in The Sims 4 > Data > Client (not in Documents)). These resources have two versions: 1.1kB and 4.1kB both of which are needed for this mod to work. The resources with pack icons are the only resources modified by this mod, the rest can be safely modified without any conflicts.

 


First Uploaded: 5 September, 2018
Last Updated: 31 May, 2020

Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract: Use 7zip (recommended), WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (OS X) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s). OS X also has a built-in utility for that (just rightclick).

3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder:

  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?

  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.