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Phone Recolours pt 3

by Reyn Posted 11th Nov 2005 at 4:41 PM - Updated 19th Jan 2009 at 6:43 PM by -Maylin-
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

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This should be the last of the phones for a while, unless I do a recolour for a specific furnishing set. This set includes - Black, White, and the dark shades of red, blue, green and purple.

Think these came out pretty nice, and hope you all enjoy! There are vivid and pastel recolours on this site as well - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=102858 and http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=102751

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

Sims 2
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Size: 120.5 KB · Downloads: 8,533 · 11th Nov 2005
120.5 KB 8,533 11th Nov 2005

Size: 112.1 KB · Downloads: 12,855 · 11th Nov 2005
112.1 KB 12,855 11th Nov 2005
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.

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#2 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 4:58 PM
pretty, i'll download them us soon as the downloads start working again

learn from your parents mistakes - use birth control!
Test Subject
#3 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 5:37 PM
ohh yay, i hate the color of the phone they gave us. thanks so much!!
Test Subject
#4 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 5:55 PM
Wonderful work! Thank you.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 6:12 PM
thank you for doing these. been sick of the boring original colour

"By perseverance, the snail reached The Ark"- Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 6:52 PM
Wonderful! I am sooooo sick of the original color. I had recolors of the phone before I got nightlife, but I think they must have come from houses that I downloaded b/c I have no idea where they came from. Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#7 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 7:02 PM
Default Thanks so much
Thanks, I needed these.

#8 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 7:53 PM
Yay! You got the handsets colored! I had recolours, but the handsets were still that ugly beige, and so the recolours never worked w/ the decor.

Do you think you could do a silver/grey recolour? To go in all our sleek, modern homes.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 10:36 PM
Thanks! Not everyone has beige telephones Maxis Anyway, thanks!

@idtaminger: It requires the CEP< which enables handset recolours through, after entering live mode, carefully trying to select it and colour! tada!

MTS2 rocks my socks!

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Original Poster
#10 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 11:13 PM
I can try and do some metallics - gold, copper and silver - but not sure if I can make them look metallic, think that takes bump mapping, so it might not come out right.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 12th Nov 2005 at 12:02 AM
I've now D/L-ed all your recolors and now my sims'll have a whole rainbow of phones with which to decorate their homes! :D

Lilaviel: the avid downloader

"Life Drawing: An Excuse to See Naked People"
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 12th Nov 2005 at 1:31 AM
Originally Posted by natalie4tkd
thank you for doing these. been sick of the boring original colour

Lab Assistant
#13 Old 6th Dec 2005 at 6:31 AM
They Don't Show Up In My Game!!!

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#14 Old 2nd May 2008 at 5:59 PM
In fact, I use the black or the red recolor in every house of my sims, it makes it so much easier to find the thing! Thanks!
Test Subject
#15 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 8:40 PM Last edited by miserydoll12 : 2nd Aug 2010 at 2:16 AM.
I can never get phone recolors to show up in my game, and for the life of me, cannot figure out why.

I have the latest CEP, is there something else I need?

P.S. I've tried using the little "key" design tool, but it won't even let me select the phone AT ALL. Not the handset part, and not the base. I really need some help with this.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 23rd Nov 2010 at 1:04 AM
I get the same problem. Also have latest CEP installed. Phones stubbornly say they are not designable when the key design tool is used.
Original Poster
#17 Old 2nd Dec 2010 at 1:08 PM
Last time I played sims 2 and bothered with phones, you had to place them, then run the game in live mode a moment to be able to recolour the handset. But the base should be recolourable as is.

I'll have to check them on my laptop and I'll try and remember to do that later today or this week.
Test Subject
#18 Old 12th Nov 2011 at 9:26 PM
awesome sauce!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 7th Oct 2014 at 10:20 PM
thanks for making these recolors :)
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 24th Feb 2019 at 9:12 PM
I cannot get these to show up in my game