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Default Replacement - "Frost de Fleur Bud Vase" + CEP Extra

by dharden Posted 27th Oct 2015 at 12:58 AM - Updated 28th Oct 2015 at 6:22 PM by dharden
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
This is a mesh replacement for the "Frost de Fleur Bud Vase" from the base game. It uses the mesh that Michelle made for the first part of her base game plant recolors. You can go to that thread to see a picture comparing recolors of the original Frost de Fleur Bud Vase to recolors of the replacement.

When making the mesh, Michelle used the flowers from the Frost de Fleur, but slaved the vase to the vase used by the Sunflowers. So, when adding (or making) recolors for this default replacement, use recolors for the Sunflowers for the vase and recolors for the Frost de Fleur for the flowers.

Making the replacement work while keeping the vase and flowers recolorable required a CEP Extra, so there are three files in the rar, but only the one labeled "DEFAULT" goes in the Downloads folder.
Install instructions for the CEP Extra files:
dharden_CEP-Extra_FrostdeFleur_DR-ProgamFiles.package must be placed in C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\zCEP-EXTRA

dharden_CEP-Extra_FrostdeFleur_DR-Documents.package must be placed in \Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\zCEP-EXTRA

Notes: If you used a compilation to install The Sims 2, the compilation's full name (e.g., "The Sims 2 Double Deluxe") will probably be used in both Documents and Program Files. In Program Files, the base-game folder should be located under that folder, and be named "Base". Once you find that, the path to the "zCEP-EXTRA" folder should be the same. Also, 64-bit versions of Windows use "Program Files (x86)" for 32-bit programs, while 32-bit versions only have "Program Files".

Because the vase subset in the replacement mesh is slaved to the vase for the Sunflowers, existing vase recolors for the Frost de Fleur Bud Vase will not work once this default replacement is installed.



Additional Credits:
Maxis, for the original object.
Michelle for the replacement mesh.

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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dharden-Michelle_DEFAULT_FrostdeFleur.rar

Size: 11.1 KB · Downloads: 209 · 27th Oct 2015
11.1 KB 209 27th Oct 2015
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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
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Inventor
THANKS POST
#2 Old 9th Nov 2015 at 9:53 PM
Thank you for this sweet little replacement! I use this vase a lot, but the color has always annoyed me as it looks a little dirty!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#3 Old 8th Mar 2016 at 10:31 PM
Thank You