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Medieval Food Recolors Part 1

by sunni9676 Posted 11th Oct 2010 at 9:21 PM
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Here are some default replacement recolors of 8 game meals in an effort to make them look more 'period' without going to the trouble of re-meshing. They aren't perfect because the game uses horrible mapping on some of the ingredients. Normally I use custom foods, but I don't control all my Sims every minute and they always go strait for the mac & cheese or tv dinner when I'm not looking. So, my goal was to get rid of all modern colors. Milk cartons, jars and cans were made to look ceramic or terracotta, while boxes got a woven rafia texture and bags became jute or burlap sackcloth. All meals have a new, wooden cutting board. Several meals received new names and some had their raw and cooked appearance changed.

Meals include:
  • Cereal (Now called 'Puffed Rice' with blackberries)
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Mac & Cheese (Now called 'Kasha' [specifically buckwheat])
  • Omelette
  • Pancakes
  • Lunch Meat Sandwich (Now called 'Salami Sandwich' on whole grain bread)
  • Spaghetti
  • TV Dinner (Now called 'Roasted Fowl', Comes with broccoli pilaf and carrots in a <disposable?!> terracotta tray)

Remember these are default replacements which means putting them in your Sims2->Downloads folder will automatically change your foods. To use the original foods, remove/delete these files.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 11th Oct 2010 at 9:30 PM


YOU, my Dear, are a genius!!! Thank you so much for this! Did you see my request to Hat? I was just asking her a couple days ago if she had or could do these!!!

Did you by chance happen to fix the pickle jar? I think it was with the hamburger? No matter...This is a HUGE step in the right direction!!!!!!!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

XOXOXO
G-Knee

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#3 Old 11th Oct 2010 at 9:44 PM
I want these for my regular game too.

Wonderful!
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#4 Old 11th Oct 2010 at 10:11 PM
That TV dinner one is so great!! Now my prisoners and my military sims have meals that will work for them! YAY!
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 11th Oct 2010 at 10:25 PM
I really like your recolours; the natural look is so much better for these foods
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 11th Oct 2010 at 10:46 PM
Is fantastic, congratulations.
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#7 Old 11th Oct 2010 at 11:03 PM
These are really great! Thanks so much for doing these, they are perfect for my Victorian 'hood. And it all looks so realistic, just looking at that salami sandwich makes me hungry!! =)
Bowties are cool.
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#8 Old 11th Oct 2010 at 11:42 PM
These look absolutely yummy! Especially the salami sammich *noms*
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 12:02 AM
Sunni, once again you have outdone yourself. Thank you so much for these wonderful replacements!
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#10 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 12:38 AM
Superb job as always my friend! Another great addition to my growing medieval collection!

The food looks so great, I am reminded I need to have lunch or is it dinner now?

Thanks for this. I look forward to Part II.
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#11 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 12:38 AM
Wow, these are wonderful! I'm beginning to think you are capable of replacing just about everything. Thanks so much.
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#12 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 1:11 AM
jbeach34 - I did see your request to Hat after I had already recolored the tv dinner. I had intended to recolor only that meal because I have one Sim that really likes them!
But after seeing your post, I thought I should look at the other foods and see what could be improved. So, your post was an inspiration to do more. And yes, that pickle jar is gonna change with the next set.

Everyone Else - Thanks for your comments, I truly appreciate the positive encouragement. This is quite a fun project, but it does make me hungry!

Now to work on Part 2....

Visit these sites for more Medieval downloads: Sunni Designs, Plumb Bob Keep, and The Medieval Smithy.
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#13 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 2:00 AM
This is also good for those Iron Curtain-era sims. Waiting long hours in line for food in plain brown wrappers.
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#14 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 2:16 AM
This is incredible! Thank you so much! I only play medieval themed hoods so this is great.
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#15 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 3:12 AM
This is so perfect for my 18th century village. Thank you!
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#16 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 12:10 PM
What Daisy Kingston said, this is great for my game, too! Wonderful work!
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#17 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 2:01 PM
These are gorgeous not only for medieval neighbourhoods!
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#18 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 6:09 PM
More great work, Sunni! Thank you for your creativity and diligence.

I really appreciate the TV Dinner replacement - that's a lark! The game default was really out of place in Gwyrch.
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#19 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 11:39 PM
I think everything but the Kasha and Puffed Rice will be going into my modern 'hood! They're such a nice change, and look great.
Instructor
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#20 Old 13th Oct 2010 at 5:29 AM
I was just thinking that these needed to be replaced just the other day and here it is. Between you and Hat my game is absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much Sunni
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#21 Old 13th Oct 2010 at 11:53 AM
They look really nice, even in non period hoods.
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#22 Old 13th Oct 2010 at 12:56 PM
I don't have a medieval 'hood but I'm still taking the Salami Sandwich default 'cause it just looks nicer and it's something I'd eat. Thanks.
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#23 Old 13th Oct 2010 at 7:20 PM
These look delicious!
I don't play period neighbourhoods at all, but I'll definitly be using these. They look so much yummier than the maxis ones, and a lot more like the stuff I like to eat myself.
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#24 Old 14th Oct 2010 at 2:31 AM
The sandwiches look fantastic! I'm so glad to get rid of the day-glo orange of the original grilled cheese, and it's great to have a meat with a name for the other XD
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#25 Old 14th Oct 2010 at 4:04 AM
OH SUNNI!!! YOU ARE A SWEET HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you soooooo much!!!! And I'm glad that I could inspire you to help us all out! I just wish I could give back like you do! I just don't feel worthy!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

XOXOXO
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