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Habi Makeover Beta install v2.00beta16

The app allows you to work with items from downloaded SPP Lite Habitat files. You can also save your items into an inventory folder on your computer and you can send your latest creation to your profile page on the Habi Makeover Community site.

New installation method

⚠ If you get a blue warning window saying "Windows protected your PC" stopping an unrecognized app from starting, click "More info" and "Run anyway". Apps that you get directly from this site are safe, even though they don't contain publisher information.

To install or update, right-click and save the appropriate one of the following files, then manually install it by double-clicking the file where you saved it:

* The "no Flash" versions are missing pictures for clothing temporarily, but you can still click on the "no picture available" space to add those items. The Pet Salon is currently unavailable to those who do not have Flash.

† The shared Adobe AIR runtime is not currently available for download, but AIR is bundled with the Windows versions. If you don't have it on your Mac, it should again be available for download in the second half of January, 2021.

‡ This version contains a Pet Salon with no preview image. Hopefully, this will be replaced soon by a fully functional one. See the "Enable Flash" below to use Flash Player in HMO past January 11, 2021. - Once the program has been installed, you can delete the installer that you downloaded.

Enable Flash

This allows you to use Flash for HMO on Windows past the End of Life date. Please contact Neil if you are using a Mac.

  1. Download this zip file and open it:
  2. In this folder, double click on "install" or "install.bat"
  3. Try Habi Makeover. If it was successful, you should be able to see the clothing in the Add Items tab. The Pet Salon is not fully functional. The preview image is invisible, but you can click OK to add the changed pet to your habitat.
  4. Once it works, you can delete the zip file. There will be another version once I solve the Pet Salon preview problem.

Important notes

IMPORTANT: If you haven't updated since August, 2016, you must uninstall the old Beta version. Sorry for the inconvenience. On Windows, go to "Add or delete programs" and uninstall the old Habi Makeover Beta before installing this new one. You won't lose any information.

New features in 2.00beta16

New features in 2.00beta15

New features in 2.00beta14

New features in 2.00beta11

New features in 2.00beta10

New features in 2.00beta09

New features in 2.00beta07

New features in 2.00beta06

New features in 2.00beta05

New features in 2.00beta04

New features in 2.00beta02

New features in 2.00beta01

New features in 1.08beta06

Installation notes

You will receive a warning similar to the following:

The installer warns that you should only install from sources that you trust. As long as you have downloaded or installed from, you should feel confident that the program is perfectly safe for your computer.

At some point, you may also receive a warning from any firewall program that you have. In my computer, I use ZoneAlarm, so I got one like this:

The program needs to access the Internet (both sending and receiving) in order to work properly, so you should allow this access. It needs these permissions in order to verify your user number and PIN, to send finished habitats to the website, and to access the item name lookup function. It also needs to be able to start SPP Lite and you may get a warning about that.

If you are getting an error message saying "Installer file is damaged" try turning off your anti-virus program temporarily. If the problem is not solved by that, follow the steps on the following page: What to do if you are getting a "File is damaged" error.