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(New Version Available) Widescreen Loading Background

by thesammy58 Posted 24th Aug 2013 at 8:21 PM - Updated 20th May 2021 at 1:20 AM by thesammy58 : Updated installation instructions
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This mod is obsolete!
A newer, improved version can be found here.

This mod gets rid of the old, and brings in the new! New loading screen, that is. Now you can have a pretty and colorful background to look at as your game loads! It's appealing to the eye and comes in two colors.

Please see the Install Instructions! This mod does not go into your Downloads folder!

You can choose from...

The pretty, colorful background.


The blue background, made to match the loading box.

Not sure which theme to choose? I recommend the blue one! It looks great, and matches the loading box.

Be sure to see the images in their full size!

Please only choose ONE colored background. Either the normal or blue one. Also, this mod will conflict with any other mods that change the loading background. In other words, choose just [B]ONE background.

If your screen resolution is set to 800x600 or lower than you won't see this mod's effect. Make sure your resolution is at least 1024x768!
I haven't tested resolutions above 1600x900, but the background should still look great.
You may post a link to this mod on other sites, but please do not re-upload this.
This mod is to stay free so everyone may use it!

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Maxis for the background.

This download has custom installation instructions!

In addition to the normal installation instructions, this download also has a custom instruction, as follows:

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. Open your file explorer to the correct path as shown below.


4. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Apartment Life\TSData\Res\UI

5. Place the .package file here. You're all set!


4. Navigate to your LATEST Expansion Pack installation folder, not Stuff Pack. Latest = most recently released Expansion Pack.

The directory should look like this:

C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 (latest Expansion Pack)\TSData\Res\UI\

5. Place the .package file here. You're all set!

Need more information?

Please read to ensure correct installation of this item!

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
TheSammy58_Widescreen_Loading_BLUE.rar | Blue-tinted background made to match the loading box.

Size: 599.6 KB · Downloads: 1,207 · 24th Aug 2013
599.6 KB 1,207 24th Aug 2013
TheSammy58_Widescreen_Loading_NORMAL.rar | Normal background with no blue tint.

Size: 605.7 KB · Downloads: 1,481 · 24th Aug 2013
605.7 KB 1,481 24th Aug 2013

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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Type: Global Mods Defaults

Tags: #Loading, #Screen, #Load, #Loading Screen, #Background, #Widescreen, #HD, #16:9, #16x900, #Backdrop, #TheSammy58

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