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Colorful Pictures Pack - 78 variations

by Lamare Posted 19th Apr 2014 at 4:19 PM - Updated 21st Apr 2014 at 8:49 PM by Lamare : added separate files
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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.
Colorful abstract stylized pictures, a bit cartoony-looking to match the game. 3 objects, 78 variations in complete set. Mostly in warm colors, from splashy and bright to calm and peaceful. I've tried to make the choice wide: something for kids, something geometrical, something floral, etc. Textures compiled of free patterns from Colorlovers (see the credits below for complete list and links).

These are recolors of game objects - compositions are from base game and the other two from University life - so they have the same polygon counts as the original EA objects.

Set contents
Object namepricecategorynumber of variationsrecolourable channelsfile format
Colorful Square Paintings100decor - paintings and posters501 - framepackage & sims3pack
Colorful Horizontal Pics200decor - paintings and posters14 + 11 - back side (or entire surface in recolorable variation)package & sims3pack
Colorful Pic Compositions300decor - paintings and posters142 - frame and matpackage & sims3pack

See attached pictures to get the idea.

Game requirements
Although 2 of 3 objects were cloned from University life, I've made my recolors base game compatible. Built with patch 1.66, should work fine if you have the same or higher. Also tested on patch 1.63 by my friends and seem to work fine too. Unfortunately, can't guarantee anything about earlier patches, the sims 3 is tricky in this matter.

No need in "moveobjects"
Easy placing close to other decor or lightings, ignoring stairs and fence (which is never really interferes) without cheats. Because it's annoying sometimes how the game reacts on a painting under a balustrade, for example. Though use consideration and keep the distance reasonable

Bonus
Horizontal painting has fully recolorable variation. Find plaid preset and apply any desired pattern to it to make your own painting.
Known weirdness about it. Since I just took off an overlay (top layer) of painting to let you to recolor it in Create-A-Style, you may notice that pattern will cover not only front but all the object including back side (normally back side is something like wood or paper). Not quite an issue, because nobody sees back side when painting is hanging on a wall, but I thought I'd say.

Credits
Here's the list of original patterns.


Additional Credits:
Creators of TSR Workshop, Photoshop, PhotoScape. MTS for hosting my creations. Special thanks to Dara_Savelly for testing, advice and moral support in "why-don't-that-stupid-icons-work" moments. Ameowls - for testing.

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 3

This is a multi-part download:


For the whole set download "Colorful_Pictures_Pack.rar". If you want only one or two objects, download separate files for them by names.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Colorful_Pictures_Pack.rar | Description: ALL 3 objects 5.38 MB 8,595 19th Apr 2014
Colorful_Horizontal_Pics.rar | Description: only Horizontal pics 2.26 MB 2,210 19th Apr 2014
Colorful_Pic_Compositions.rar | Description: only Compositions 591.5 KB 1,873 19th Apr 2014
Colorful_Square_Pics.rar | Description: only Square pics 2.74 MB 1,839 19th Apr 2014
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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