Hi there, for anyone who wants to make their own custom and unique club icons I thought I'd help you out and make a tutorial. I have tried to make this tutorial easy enough that even someone who has never tried to make custom content or anything before could easily figure out how to customize their club with their own icons. If I've left anything out or you hit snags, feel free to ask me!
First off, you will need three things:
Zerbu's more club icons (Download here:)
And Sims 4 Studio (Download here: )
An image editor that can handle transparency (I personally use GIMP, but you can use whatever program you'd like).
Once you download both things (And install S4S), extract the package file from the zip, and place it in an easy to access location like your desktop.
Open up S4S, and click on the "My Projects' button on in the upper right hand side.
A box will open and allow you to go to the location you extracted your file. Look for "Zerbu - More Club Icons.package" and open it in the studio.
You will see this:
Click through the items in the list on the left that are labeled "DST Image" and find an icon you want to replace with your own. Each icon has three separate files that will make it appear properly in club windows and activities, you will need to replace them all. As you find each image to go with your icon set, hit the green "Export" button on the right.
(All image locations in the list for the icon I'm replacing on the left, and the export button on the right).
Now, find an image that you like and would want to use as a club icon. I'm making a club called the jazz hands, and using the icon from this sign as my club icon:
However, it doesn't work all that well in its current state, so first, crop off anything you don't need from your image.
The next step is optional, but advised. Make your icon fit nicely by erasing any sharp edges. You can do this for all or just the 3D image (The one with gold already in the texture). But I strongly advise it for at least the 3D image.
Once I cleaned up my icon, I got this:
Next, make sure your image is completely square (For example, make sure it's 100xx100, if it's not, adjust the cropping or re-size it to fit)
Now that we have a clean icon to work with, open your first file of the three. I'm starting with the large non 3D icon.
The first icon is/should be 128x128. Re-size your icon to match those dimensions and paste it in over the icon. Open your layers menu and delete the layer with the old icon on it and save. Don't close your original icon file, as you'll be needing it again in a minute.
Next, go to the small icon. Which should be 40x40. Make a new image file, copy your old image onto it. Crop the image to make sure it's a snug box again, and then re-size it to 40x40. Copy this in ontop of the old icon, then delete the layer the icon is on.
Next is the 3D icon. Now, if you kept the old icon open you should still have the 128x128 icon open. copy this image to a new file and re-size it image to 100x100. You can make it a little bit bigger or smaller if you'd like, I just personally found this size to work best for me.
Now, when it comes to this one if you are worried about fit, drag your icon into the clear jewel/bubble and make sure it fits inside of the edges of the jewel, Like this:
If it does, your icon will fit in game.
Once you confirm it fits well in the bubble, drag it on top of the old icon and try to square it up as best you can.
After that, take the eraser tool and erase the old icon underneath, as you'll need the rest of this layer intact to make the icon work correctly.
It should look like this when it's done:
Once it's all saved and ready, you should have three new icons:
Now, go find the icons on the list again, and instead of hitting export, hit import and replace the original DST images with your new ones (make sure NOT to mess up the file sizes!)
Once all of the icons are imported, hit save and close S4S.
Find the file, right click and copy it.
Go to: C:\Users\(Your username)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods and paste the package file into this location.
After that, all of the icons should be present in your club window.
And they'll function well in their little bubbles!
Sorry for the length of this, hope it helps and happy simming!
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