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Piano in 16 Custom Woods

by Liz Posted 16th Jul 2017 at 11:59 PM - Updated 17th Jul 2017 at 4:51 AM by Liz
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
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.

Considering how many sims desperately yearn their little hearts out for a piano to never, ever stop playing, I hope this collection will help make it a little easier to find a good match for your sims' houses.

A little while ago I came up with a "Custom Wood Collection", a batch of 16 shades of wood to start recolouring a bunch of Maxis items, from counters to beds and all sorts, base game and up. But then I saw the magnitude of that project reaching out into practically infinity, and I ran away and hid. But thanks to the twin powers of A) the current performing arts theme here at MTS and B) a continuing dizziness attributable to this monster flu, I decided that the base game Chimeway & Daughters Saloon Piano (Hobbies / Creativity / 3500) would make a great candidate for kicking off these custom woods... And then I slightly regretted that choice, because this piano has some of the most awkward mapping... But I finally reached a texture arrangement that I'm happy with -- and I hope you will be too!

PS: I continue to struggle against a need to call #15 "That. Is. Mahogany!"

Additional Credits:
Numenor, Quaxi, RGiles, and everyone who contributed to CEP and SimPE!

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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liz_cwc_piano.rar | Description: Base game piano in 16 custom wood shades 677.0 KB 2,537 16th Jul 2017
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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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Test Subject
#2 Old 17th Jul 2017 at 2:54 AM
Your color choices are beautiful, subtle, quite wonderful. These are going right into my game!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 17th Jul 2017 at 9:04 AM
I love the colors Thank you.
Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Jul 2017 at 7:49 PM
Thank you so much, my god. The base piano comes in one color. WHY?! I can never match it with the rest of the decor in any of my houses. Until now. :D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 18th Jul 2017 at 11:49 PM
@Lintu1995 Haha! I know those feels. Hope these come in handy! @Justpetro and @lach61, thank you both so much! ♥
Test Subject
#6 Old 31st Jul 2017 at 11:14 AM
This is great! The Maxis color just looks horribly wrong in most decors
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 1st Sep 2017 at 12:59 AM
Thanks for the beautiful new colors-I got the monster flu 3 days after getting back from vacation-I know what you went thru!! I'm still getting dizzy-haha
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 12th Sep 2017 at 6:43 AM
This is simple, yet fantastic. Thanks! I can use the piano in more houses now.
Test Subject
#9 Old 17th Sep 2017 at 10:19 PM