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Maxis "Lost & Found" #3: Five Studio Lamps *UPD 08feb08*

by Numenor Posted 27th Dec 2004 at 9:25 PM - Updated 9th Oct 2008 at 2:31 PM by -Maylin-
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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.

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UPDATED 08 FEB 2008: added four more lamps

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I always feel a little weird when editing very old threads like this one... -

As per request by Aramis, I've decided to extract all the other Studio lamps (they are five in total). Of course, I'm aware that other users have already extracted them, but of course mine are somewhat different...
Here are the other Studio Lamps posted at MTS2:
  • "2 Studio Lamps" by Targa: these are full clones and therefore are much bigger (in file size) than mine and contain duplicated resources; and of course they are only 2...
  • "Maxis based modern wall lights" by Ailias: this is a full clone for the Umbrella lamp only.
  • "Maxis Studio Lamps" by Psyckotic: this is a collection, not actual objects; Aramis reported it not to work with BV. However, the collections are perfectly compatible with my lamps: if you install my lamps, using Psyckotik's collection will pick from the catalog my improved lamps, not the standard ones.
  • "229 ingame Maxis objects in collection files" by Frillen: these are collections, too; they contain 229 objects, so if you are interested only in the Studio Lamps it might be hard to find them These collections, too, are compatible with my lamps.

Compared to the lamps above, my lamps have the following added features:
  • They are compatible with any game, including BV.
  • They are neither collections nor full clones: they're "partial clones", meaning that the package contains only the resources really needed, without duplicating anything already existing in game.
  • They are fully recolourable, with the added bonus that they are all enslaved together: just create one recolour and it will apply to all the lamps at once!

I've kept the very same package name as the old Umbrella lamp, in order to make it overwrite the older file; therefore, even if the package name mentions only the Umbrella lamp, don't worry: it contains all the five lamps

All the five lamps can be found in the Buy Mode catalog, in section Lighting -> Misc

(Original post follows)

While browsing the many packages nested into TS2 system folders, I found this Floor Lamp that Maxis forgot to include in the catalog.
This lamp is fully functional, its catalog descriptions are multilingual and everything is perfect... except it doesn't appear in the catalog!

Luckily I've found it, because it's a really beautiful lamp... It reminds me the Studios in TS1 Superstar! :mrpantha:

Instructions: just unpack into your download folder; you'll find the Umbrella Studio Lamp in the catalog, section Floor Lamps Lighting -> Misc.


Style: Modern
Room: Living Study
Maxis Flags: Unlocked

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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Size: 552.1 KB · Downloads: 37,615 · 27th Dec 2004
552.1 KB 37,615 27th Dec 2004
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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 the zip, rar, or 7z file

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/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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#76 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 12:46 AM
Too Cool!!!!
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#77 Old 28th Nov 2015 at 5:23 PM
I know you've long left, but thank you for the extra lamps. It has been quite a while since I came back to this download. Thank you for all you've done, actually.
#78 Old 20th Dec 2020 at 8:16 PM
Thank you
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