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Bookworm's Delight Bookcase in MALM + CEP Extra

by dharden Posted 10th Jan 2019 at 3:46 AM - Updated 11th Jan 2019 at 1:22 AM by dharden
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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.

This is a set of recolors of the Bookworm's Delight bookcase from FreeTime, in MALM colors. I've been using bumblebee560's AL Wood recolors, and finally decided to get off my tail and do a MALM set using the Craftmeister Booknook textures from Michelle's MALM recolors of the base game bookcases. Resources are compressed in SimPE.

The Bookworm's Delight is the Dahlen bookcase from University with some knick-knacks mixed in with the books. The knick-knacks are meshed and textured as part of the frame subset, so while the wood texturing is the same, the Bookworm's Delight can't be repositoried to the Craftmeister Booknook, because the Craftmeister textures don't have texturing for the knick-knacks.

While the frame for the Bookworm's Delight has to be recolored separately, the books can be repositoried because they use the same base-game texture that the Craftmeister and Dahlen use. So, as a bonus, I've included a CEP-Extra that slaves the books for the Bookworm's Delight to the Craftmeister Booknook. This will use any book recolors for the Craftmeister Booknook that you may have. If you use the FreeTime version of Michelle's Buyable Bookshelf of Education, and would prefer to use her book recolors for the Bookworm's Delight, I've also included a CEP-Extra which slaves the books to it. You can only use one of these files.

Whichever file you choose must be placed in \Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\zCEP-EXTRA . 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 Documents.

Catalog info:
Name: Bookworm's Delight
Found in: Buy Mode > Hobbies > Knowledge
Price: §800
Requires: FreeTime

Additional Credits:
Maxis, for the original bookcase, and for the MALM textures.
Michelle, for the Craftmeister recolors.

Style: Not Applicable
Room: Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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 Free Time
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dharden_CEP-Extra_BookwormsDelightToMichelle-BBoE-FT.rar | Slaves the books to Michelle's Buyable Bookcase of Education

Size: 29.8 KB · Downloads: 610 · 10th Jan 2019
29.8 KB 610 10th Jan 2019
dharden_CEP-Extra_BookwormsDelightToBGCheapBookcase.rar | Slaves the books to the Craftmeister Booknook

Size: 31.3 KB · Downloads: 717 · 10th Jan 2019
31.3 KB 717 10th Jan 2019

Size: 275.6 KB · Downloads: 1,071 · 10th Jan 2019
275.6 KB 1,071 10th Jan 2019
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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 Jan 2019 at 1:31 AM
Always good to have Ikea colours for maxis items, thank you.
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#3 Old 9th Jun 2020 at 6:59 AM
dharden_CEP-Extra_BookwormsDelightToMichelle-BBoE-FT.rar and also as the other bookcase lights blue in my game, altough i did everything so as by the other one too. Choosed only one and put in the Documents/CEP Folder.
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#4 Old 9th Jun 2020 at 11:16 AM
@kaligi, make sure that you've installed the FreeTime version of Michelle's bookcase, and at least some of her book recolors. Otherwise, the Bookworm's Delight bookcase won't be able to find textures for the books, and that part of the object will light up blue.
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#5 Old 9th Jun 2020 at 8:25 PM
Originally Posted by dharden
@kaligi, make sure that you've installed the FreeTime version of Michelle's bookcase, and at least some of her book recolors. Otherwise, the Bookworm's Delight bookcase won't be able to find textures for the books, and that part of the object will light up blue.

Thank you sooo much for the help.