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AL Bohemian Bedskirt & Drape Recolor Override

by HugeLunatic Posted 30th May 2009 at 7:10 PM - Updated 26th Jun 2012 at 4:22 PM by HugeLunatic
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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 strictly an override for the default colors of the bed drape and skirt only!!

The textures that came with this bed are quite unattractive, or at least I think so. They are also not recolorable separately from the bed frame, due to the limitations of having just two recolorable subsets on any object.

So I created a global override, that will replace the textures for the bedskirt and drape. Each frame color has a different fabric color, and each one can be customized by YOU! I chose to just create the fabric override vs replacing the entire mesh because overall file size will be smaller this way. And by using a transparent image you accomplish the same thing as removing it altogether.

This also overrides the skirt on my daybed and single bed since they are pulling this texture from this bed.

Fabric Color - Frame Color:
  • White Satin - Dark Frame
  • Medium Linen - Medium Frame
  • Light Cream - Light Frame

Now if you don't like my textures/colors you can create your own and just replace the textures in this one. I also provided a layered .psd file with the UVMap, displacement layer for the folds, plus a shadow layer to add shadows to the folds. If you more adept at Photoshop, obviously you only need the UVMap. The map is 512x256, but you can easily double that texture (1024x512) for better quality and still use the build DXT options, SimPE will just build you a larger MipMap. And let me tell you, that top valance needs help. The mapping is so tiny.

I would like to thank amythestfenix for letting me know that full transparency will make the skirt and drape disappear. To have this just import a png that is completely transparent. By making it transparent, this will allow you to use your favorite bedskirt and/or canopy instead.

Place this in the C:\Users\*userAccount*\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\zCEP-EXTRA so that it will be read after the extra for the bohemian bed.

Style: Antique Contemporary
Room: Bedroom
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
z_HL_bohemianBedSkirtGLOBAL.rar 205.1 KB 3,629 30th May 2009
bohemianBedDisplacemnt.rar 642.7 KB 3,270 30th May 2009
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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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place this in the C:\Users\*userAccount*\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\zCEP-EXTRA so that it will be read after the extra for the bohemian bed.

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