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Castaway Colours for the Minifridge

by aelflaed Posted 24th Jun 2009 at 10:08 AM - Updated 5th Aug 2009 at 2:02 AM by aelflaed
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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.

My shipwrecked sims need something to keep their food in. Fullsized fridges just dominate their grass hut, so I was going to use the minifridge - but could only find it in modern, glossy veneer finishes. They have an outdoor cellar, but sometimes you just don't want to go out into the monsoon.

I asked around but couldn't find any suitable recolours, and in the end I made some.

These are recolours of the ""MMM" Mini Fridge", so you need Uni for these to show.

The mesh is surprisingly complex. Certain bits are pulled from odd places; the same texture will be used with high definition in one spot but horribly stretched in another, so it wasn't easy. The insides are not strongly patterned for this reason, but I did colour them to blend with the outside. I'm slowly getting better at PaintshopPro. Someone told me recolouring was easy. Phew! Not this batch. It took a lot of trial and error to get these good enough.

The backs of the fridges are also textured to match. (See screenshot below)

These recolours match the Tiki counters - "CocoCounter from Nothing Atoll", which came with Seasons. You can use them without Seasons, but you won't have the matching counters of course.

As well as the three basic counter combinations, I made one fridge using the dirty state of the yellow wicker - for those shipwrecked sims who never clean up after themselves. I'm not sure you'd want to eat anything out of that fridge though.

In the end, this is the selection I came up with. Not absolutely perfect, but they do match my counters and don't look out-of-place in the hut.

Textures are all borrowed from Maxis. I'm including a recolouring map in case someone else wants a go.


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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AE-TikiFridges Final.rar | Description: Four tiki recolours for the minifridge 287.1 KB 4,772 24th Jun 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 in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\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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