Hi ya All,
If you don't like the default pictures in CAS / the Sim Bin of your custom made Sims, here is a tutorial of how to change the pics in CAS and make them look cool and YOUR way !! :D
*** For this to work, you have to close down the Sims 3 Game first !!! After you have changed the pictures, you can start up the game again ***
First you need to download a program and install it on your computer.
This program is called "Postal", you can look into & edit single package files with this (and also Sim-files, I found out).
You can download Postal here: Download Postal
After download and install, go to the: My documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saved Sims - directory and open the file you want the picture changed in CAS.
Right click on the file and select "Open with"
Look up the postal program on your computer and make it the default program to open Sim-files with (so you can double click on a Sim-file to open it in the future; do to this exercise)
And click OK
And the Sim-file will open
Select PNG, like in the picture below
And you will see the default CAS picture of the Sim.
Now select Import PNG
And select a picture on your computer (PNG-file with size 512*512 pixels), to change the default picture
Select the picture and it will be imported in the Sim-file.
THAN CLICK COMMIT (IMPORTANT !!)
Than to the same for the 2nd PNG in the Sim-File
Than click Save as
Select "All Files" in the list, otherwise the Sim-files will not be visable
Go to the Saved Sims directory again and select the Sim-file you wanted to change
And overwrite the file "OK"
And the next time you open CAS, the default picture will be changed.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me !!