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Community Lot Speaker Recolors

by iCad Posted 27th Dec 2014 at 1:15 PM - Updated 27th Dec 2014 at 1:27 PM by iCad
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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 was the result of the discussion forum thread about TS2 hacks/CC that people would like to see. It was mentioned that people wanted different colors of the station-specific speakers that can be placed on community lots, so that there are color options for each one. Since this was something that's been on my to-do list for a while anyway, I thought I'd take up the project.

And what a project. For whatever reason, not all of the speakers are recolorable. The "Indie Wave" one from Freetime and the ones from Bon Voyage are not recolorable. There are also three -- the Heavy Metal, New Age, and Jam Band ones -- that I chose not to recolor. The Heavy Metal one looks like an amplifier and different colors don't look all that great on it. The other two are metallic and differently-shaped, so I chose not to do them.

So, that leaves 10 of them. I recolored each of them in two versions. One version is the 12 of my wood colors that I use for furniture. These have a subtle wood-like grain. The other version is 18 of Poppet's "Lonesome" colors, which have a speckly finish. (Except for the Classical and Oldies one, which have a grain. Why? Because they do.) So, you can potentially have 30 color options for each you can potentially acquire 300 new files here. They're small, though, so even if you choose to download and keep them all, they won't do too much damage to your Downloads folder.

They all look pretty much the same, with just a few minor differences in shape/detail, so here are the wood colors on one of them:

And here are the Lonesome colors:

I've uploaded the files for each speaker separately, so you can pick the ones you want/use in your game. Some of them are basegame, but some require an EP, which is noted in each file's description. Inside each zip there's a folder for the wood colors and a folder for the Lonesome colors, so if you don't want both, only extract what you want. There are also copies of the images above in each zip for your reference when weeding out colors. The files are all compressed and clearly named.

The usuals: Photoshop CS2, SimPE, The Compressorizer
Stargate Atlantis, which I watched while making the files for these, which was a long, VERY boring, and extremely repetitive job. The Atlantis crew kept me entertained so I didn't go stark raving bonkers and subsequently decide to stab my eyeballs out with a spork.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date | Basegame

Size: 1.90 MB · Downloads: 851 · 27th Dec 2014
1.90 MB 851 27th Dec 2014 | Requires Open For Business

Size: 1.90 MB · Downloads: 833 · 27th Dec 2014
1.90 MB 833 27th Dec 2014 | Basegame

Size: 1.90 MB · Downloads: 805 · 27th Dec 2014
1.90 MB 805 27th Dec 2014
iCad_CommunitySpeakersRC_R& | Basegame

Size: 1.90 MB · Downloads: 835 · 27th Dec 2014
1.90 MB 835 27th Dec 2014 | Basegame

Size: 1.90 MB · Downloads: 900 · 27th Dec 2014
1.90 MB 900 27th Dec 2014 | Requires Nightlife

Size: 1.91 MB · Downloads: 829 · 27th Dec 2014
1.91 MB 829 27th Dec 2014 | Requires Open For Business

Size: 1.77 MB · Downloads: 837 · 27th Dec 2014
1.77 MB 837 27th Dec 2014 | Basegame

Size: 1.90 MB · Downloads: 867 · 27th Dec 2014
1.90 MB 867 27th Dec 2014 | Requires Pets

Size: 1.77 MB · Downloads: 849 · 27th Dec 2014
1.77 MB 849 27th Dec 2014 | Requires Nightlife

Size: 1.91 MB · Downloads: 928 · 27th Dec 2014
1.91 MB 928 27th Dec 2014

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Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Living
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Tags: #maxis recolor, #icad wood, #poppet, #community lot