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The "CEP" - Color Enable Package v. 9.2.0 - 15 MAY 2009

by Numenor Posted 27th Sep 2005 at 2:46 AM - Updated 27th Apr 2020 at 1:30 PM by HugeLunatic : adding supercollection instructions
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The "CEP" - Color Enable Package v. 9.2.0 - 15 May 2009
Available for Windows and MacOS X users

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
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>>> THIS IS THE FINAL RELEASE <<<
and probably the last one, except for possible bugfixes and small additions

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MANUAL INSTALL for ULTIMATE COLLECTION



MANUAL INSTALL for MAC Super Collection


credits: lordtyger
a) _EnableColorOptionsGMND.package:
Place the file "_EnableColorOptionsGMND.package" into your Sims Downloads folder:
~/Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads

b) _EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package:
Open the Applications folder, then RIGHT CLICK The Sims 2, and select "Show package contents"
Navigate then to Contents/Home/TSData/Res/Sims3D/
Place the file "_EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package" in that folder.

c) "Extra" folder:
Open it and you will find 2 subfolders, "MyDocuments" and "ProgramFiles".

c1) Open the "MyDocuments" folder and move the entire "zCEP-EXTRA" subfolder, along with the several files contained in it to:
Applications folder-->TheSims2-->"Show package contents"-->Contents/
c2) Open the "ProgramFiles" folder and move the entire "zCEP-EXTRA" subfolder, along with the several files contained in to:
Applications folder-->TheSims2-->"Show package contents"-->Contents/Home/TSData/Res/CATALOG


MANUAL INSTALL for MAC Super Collection 64bit


credits: lordtyger
a) _EnableColorOptionsGMND.package:
Place the file "_EnableColorOptionsGMND.package" into your Sims Downloads folder:
~/Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads

b) _EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package:
Open the Applications folder, then RIGHT CLICK The Sims 2, and select "Show package contents"
Navigate then to Contents/Home/TSData/Res/Sims3D/
Place the file "_EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package" in that folder.

c) "Extra" folder:
Open it and you will find 2 subfolders, "MyDocuments" and "ProgramFiles".

c1) Open the "MyDocuments" folder and move the entire "zCEP-EXTRA" subfolder, along with the several files contained in it to:
Applications folder-->TheSims2-->"Show package contents"-->Contents/
c2) Open the "ProgramFiles" folder and move the entire "zCEP-EXTRA" subfolder, along with the several files contained in to:
Applications folder-->TheSims2-->"Show package contents"-->Contents/Home/TSData/Res/CATALOG CEP works fine as far as I can tell, once it is installed using these instructions


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THE CEP v.9 WORKS IN ANY GAME, FROM THE BASE-GAME TO MANSION & GARDEN


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THE CEP HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CLOTHINGS, SKINS, HAIR,
ACCESSORIES AND SUCH. IT AFFECTS ONLY *MAXIS OBJECTS*

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CEP9_Logo


The CEP v9 enables colour options for Maxis objects shipped with:
The Sims 2 (base game) - University - Nightlife - Open for Business - Family Fun Stuff
Glamour Life - Pets - Seasons - Bon Voyage - FreeTime - Apartment Life
(plus almost all the objects from the Stuff Packs up to M&G).
It can safely be used by *ALL* users, with *ANY* game configuration


LATEST NEWS
15 May 2009 - CEP v. 9.2.0 released (final update to Apartment Life + More 'stuff pack' objects)


(Read details on Post #4)


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Read the CEP Licence Agreement on Post #2

Read the CEP Frequently Asked Questions on Post #3

Read the CEP News & Details on Post #4

If you want to be sure not to miss a CEP update, subscribe to the CEP Updates Notification Thread

If you like this enhancement for your Sims2 game, consider to make a DONATION to either Numenor Moddings or ModTheSims2
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CEP COMPONENTS

Starting from CEP v.8.0, both the Installer and the Manual Installation zip contain all the CEP resources:
  • CEP core files: these are required for the CEP to work.
  • "CEP EXTRA" components: these are fixes and additional features that are not required, but their installation is strongly suggested; read details about the CEP EXTRA in the Documentation installed along with the CEP.
  • CEP Documentation: it's optional, but it's very interesting; it includes the FAQ, a detailed list of the CEP EXTRA and a full list of all the objects that come with the game.
  • CEP Icon Set: optional; it's mainly aimed to webmasters (to put them in the download web pages or in the local CEP Info page) and CEP enthusiasts.

INSTALLATION and USAGE

The CEP can be installed automatically (Windows users only), or manually (Mac users, and anyone who wants to have total control on what happens on their computers )

  • Automatic installation (Windows users only) - Download the file "CEP_Windows-AutoInstaller.zip" and unpack it on your desktop. Double-click on the installer (CEP_Setup.exe) and follow the instructions.
    You have to choose which "CEP EXTRA" components you want to install, select the path where to install the Documentation and choose what parts of the Documentation you want to install (any older CEP version will be automatically uninstalled).To uninstall, use the "Add/Remove Program" applet, in the Windows control panel, or the icon in the Start menu.
  • Manual Installation (Windows and MacOS X Users) - Download the file "CEP_Windows+MAC_Manual-Installation.zip"; unpack the zip on a temporary folder. Open the temporary folder, and you'll find all the needed files, along with detailed instructions (for Win and Mac) that will guide you in the manual installation.
    To uninstall, remove all the CEP files from your system, following the instruction provided in the same text file you used for the installation.


CREDITS and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

By now, the CEP is updated and supported by me (Numenor) alone. Nevertheless, many persons deserve our personal thanks and credits for their help:
  • RGILES and QUAXI for having invented and created with me the first CEP, that still "survives" into the current CEP. Very special thanks to QUAXI for his valuable tool SimPE and for his great kindness and patience
  • MaryLou for the help in testing the CEP, for fixing the UV-map of the Toilet Stall and for the CEP Icon sets v. 6, 7 and 8.
  • SimplyStella for the CEP Icon sets v. 3/4/5.
  • Rentechd for the CEP Icon sets v. 1/2.
  • IgnorantBliss for the countless hours spent on updating the CEP List
  • Havelock for many fixes included in CEP9 (Bohemian set, security gates, Club counters, Closet doors).
  • And last but not least, thank you very much to all the CEP users, and in particular to Lord Darcy, for their help reporting bugs, discovering Maxis faults, suggesting modifications and asking for more recolourable objects.
Tags: #CEP, #color, #enable, #package, #recolours

Operating System:
      Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc
      Linux: Various flavours of Linux, may need Mono or Wine
      Mac OS X: OS X, may need Mono
Utility Type:
      Save Editors: Tools for modifying savegames, lots, neighbourhood packages etc.
      CC Managers: Tools for installing and managing custom content, custom music, custom paintings etc.
Plugin Type:
      Not Applicable: Standalone tools

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CEP_Windows+MAC_Manual-Installation.zip | CEP 9.2.0 (compatible with all Sims2 games up to M&G)

Size: 3.32 MB · Downloads: 163,209 · 30th Apr 2009
3.32 MB 163,209 30th Apr 2009
CEP_Windows-AutoInstaller.zip | CEP 9.2.0 (compatible with all Sims2 games up to M&G)

Size: 3.25 MB · Downloads: 873,663 · 25th Mar 2009
3.25 MB 873,663 25th Mar 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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
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Field Researcher
#151 Old 31st Oct 2008 at 11:55 AM
Yet another great fix, Havelock!

Before:


After:
Screenshots

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Check out my Journal for updates on past creations.
Recent Updates: Pie Menu Text Strings Fix | Teen Style Stuff Computer and Stereo Fix | IKEA Home Stuff Objects Fix
The ModFather
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#152 Old 31st Oct 2008 at 4:36 PM
You both are great, in finding and fixing the many graphic glitches of the game! I never noticed that problem with the trim! It's the same as the corner commercial counter, right? the problem already fixed by Havelock.
How odd that the linear commercial counters don't suffer for the same bug... You confirm this, right?

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Field Researcher
#153 Old 31st Oct 2008 at 5:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
How odd that the linear commercial counters don't suffer for the same bug... You confirm this, right?
Both linear commercial counter and matching espresso machine are OK.

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Check out my Journal for updates on past creations.
Recent Updates: Pie Menu Text Strings Fix | Teen Style Stuff Computer and Stereo Fix | IKEA Home Stuff Objects Fix
Lab Assistant
#154 Old 31st Oct 2008 at 6:08 PM Last edited by Numenor : 9th Nov 2008 at 2:17 AM. Reason: Fix now included in CEP 9.1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
You both are great, in finding and fixing the many graphic glitches of the game! I never noticed that problem with the trim! It's the same as the corner commercial counter, right? the problem already fixed by Havelock.
How odd that the linear commercial counters don't suffer for the same bug... You confirm this, right?


The mesher at EA made the trim on the commercial counters part of the finish but on the commercial counter corner part of the top. I wish i would know why.

Edit: Numenor here are two wallmask fixes. One is for the build in dressers and the other for the onetile securitydoor. Both where to small so you got a small gap between the frame and the wall.
Field Researcher
#155 Old 31st Oct 2008 at 10:04 PM
Im running anygame with uni/nightlife/ofb and I cannot get the bathroom stall recolors to show up. This didnt seem to be a problem with my older CEP. All other recolors seem to be showing up fine. Any thoughts?
The ModFather
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#156 Old 1st Nov 2008 at 5:05 PM
Havelock - Thanks again, good finding!
I will try shooting a couple of screenshot of glitch, similar to the "before/after" screenshots by Lord Darcy.

Sunni9676 - Please check that:
  • when you run the CEP installer you see the "Toilet Stall" option in the Extras list, and that the option is checked;
  • you should then have a file named "CEP-EXTRA_ToiletStall.package" in both these folders:
    • (Program Files)\EA Games\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\zCEP-EXTRA
    • (Documents)\EA Games\The Sims 2\zCEP-EXTRA
    Can you see them?

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#157 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 12:52 AM
Thank you very much for all your hard work. It is greatly appreciated. I love playing the Sims2 and don't know what I would do without all your hard work to fix the game. Thank you again.

Sincerely,
RayB.
The ModFather
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#158 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 2:09 AM Last edited by Numenor : 10th Nov 2008 at 3:20 AM.
Default Update
NEWS and UPDATES to the CEP packages



09 NOV 2008 - CEP v.9.1 (More FIXES and EXTRAS)
NOTE: this is an early update that contains only few objects from AL: a new update, containing all the remaining objects from AL and IKEA, and with the updated documentation, will be posted in the near future.


[Click on the thumbnails to enlarge]
  • EXTRA - Bohemian Architectural Set - Fixed and improved (by Havelock): the bug affecting CEP 9.0, that messed up the textures of the Bohemian set, has been fixed; the diagonals for the belt and corniche have been extracted and added to the set (automatic placement on diagonal walls).
  • EXTRA - Club counters - Improved (by Havelock): the same problem affecting the corner of the commercial 'Club' counter (top border of the wrong colour, fixed in CEP 9.0) affected also the residential counters and islands; now the entire 'Club' set can have the top border matching the finish.
  • EXTRA - Bohemian double bed - 'Lost' drapes: this CEP-Extra restores the ability to recolour the upper and lower drapes of the Bohemian bed along with the frame (Maxis originally meant the drapes to be recolourable, but then decided to give them a fixed colour); the Extra provides matching drapes for all the 3 Maxis frame colours.
  • EXTRA - Witches lamps - Fixed + 'lost' colours: This Extra fixes the lit/unlit state for several Witches lamps; for the evil floor lamp, 2 'lost' colours have been restored.
  • FIX - Good Witch Throne - 'Lost' colours: the Throne has been made recolourable, and 2 'lost' recolours have been restored.
  • FIX - 'Security' gates and 2-tile Closets - Fixed wallmasks (by Havelock): fixed the 1-tile Security gate, the 2-tile diagonal Security gate and the 2-tile dressing closets that didn't cut the right hole in the wall.
  • FIX - Witch Cauldron - Recolourable: the witch cauldron is now recolourable (only the metal pot, NOT the boiling liquid).
IMPORTANT - All the Witches objects can only be recoloured in game using the Design tool (because these objects don't appear in catalog.

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Thanks a million to Havelock for the many fixes he created for this CEP, and to Lord Darcy for having found so many Maxis bugs to fix

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
The ModFather
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#159 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 2:19 AM Last edited by Numenor : 10th Nov 2008 at 3:21 AM.
INSTALLATION NOTE:
The installer should automatically search your Downloads and delete the (now outdated) fixes posted by Havelock earlier in this thread. However, it's strongly adviced to manually check if those files have been actually deleted (if not, delete them yourself).


SPECIAL NOTE FOR THE BOHEMIAN BEDS
After installing the CEP, you might notice that some (or all) the bohemian beds show flashing-blue drapes; this is because those beds did NOT have drapes matching the frame until the CEP was installed.
You just have to pick the design tool, click on them and select again the same colour already selected (you have to click on both icons already marked with a green border). This way, the drapes will get the right colour and you won't pay a simoleon for it

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#160 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 9:21 PM Last edited by Havelock : 14th Mar 2009 at 10:14 PM.
Numenor many thanks for new CEP. I have fixed the CEP-EXTRA_ArchitectureBohemianSet to make the diagonals shiftable like the other pieces of the set because it was not possible, also fixed diagonal lods to be in the correct place.

See screenshot for what happened with old lods.

The ModFather
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#161 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 10:40 PM
"Shiftable"? You mean moving it up and down on the wall like the paintings? I'd never thought of that! I only modified the diagonal so to snap automatically on the diagonal walls: I hope I didn't break an already implemented "shifting" feature...

I got the attached package, I will include it in the next update. As usual, thank you very much for your help

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#162 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 11:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
"Shiftable"? You mean moving it up and down on the wall like the paintings? I'd never thought of that! I only modified the diagonal so to snap automatically on the diagonal walls: I hope I didn't break an already implemented "shifting" feature...

I got the attached package, I will include it in the next update. As usual, thank you very much for your help


Nothing got broken only the diagonals missed the feature.
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space, bark!
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#163 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 1:27 AM
Quote:
EXTRA - Bohemian double bed - 'Lost' drapes: this CEP-Extra restores the upper and lower drapes of the Bohemian bed

Numenor, does this imply that the drapes were not visible at all for some people? They have always been visible for me.
The ModFather
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#164 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 3:25 AM
You're right, I didn't explain it correctly (I always post important stuff late in the night, you know... ).

The drapes were originally meant as recolourable along with the frame, but then Maxis gave them only one fixed colour. I restored the 'lost' link between drapes and frame, and extracted one 'lost' texture for the drapes (a third texture has been creted by me, so to ensure that every frame had their matching drapes).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space, bark!
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#165 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 3:41 AM
Ahh, thankyou for the clarification!

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Test Subject
#166 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 7:21 PM Last edited by Barbie : 10th Nov 2008 at 7:39 PM.
Hallo @Numenor thanks for the Update.
Sorry, some things aren't recorable, The foodstand from AL and some lights from Ikea -Home Acc. aren't recorable.

Can you help me, please?

Sorry for my english.
The ModFather
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#167 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 7:47 PM
As said, this is an early release; most of the AL objects, and all the Ikea ones are still missing. I'll add them in the nex update.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
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10th Nov 2008 at 8:57 PM Last edited by Barbie : 10th Nov 2008 at 9:06 PM.
This message has been deleted by simsample. Reason: Yes, Numenor will add all items that need to be added when he gets time. :)
Lab Assistant
#168 Old 11th Nov 2008 at 5:53 AM
Thank you very very much Numenor. You are the best.
(Grazie Molto Molto Numenor. Siete il la cosa migliore.)
Test Subject
#169 Old 11th Nov 2008 at 5:48 PM
Thank you very much @Numenor



Greetings !
Barbie
Lab Assistant
#170 Old 12th Nov 2008 at 5:31 AM
Yay! I finally got this to work! I guess auto install did not work on my laptop...
Lab Assistant
#171 Old 12th Nov 2008 at 10:55 PM
Many blessings to my hero Numenor! I recolored the bohemian bed drapes, but the recolor doesn't show up in my Anygame catalog. The recolored bedframe shows, but has the original colored drapes... I've attached the package in case you'd like to have a looky-loo...
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar hwALOldeBedburgRC.rar (341.7 KB, 11 downloads)
The ModFather
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#172 Old 13th Nov 2008 at 12:35 AM
Groovilicious - Read my post #375 from the AGS thread.
Your recolour is technically correct (and visually gorgeous!)

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#173 Old 13th Nov 2008 at 8:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Groovilicious - Read my post #375 from the AGS thread.
Your recolour is technically correct (and visually gorgeous!)


Got it! I ran my *full* game yesterday and the recolored 'fabric' portion showed up (glad you liked it by the way ). I promise to do my best to remember the Extras aren't in my Anygame for a reason! *smooches*
Test Subject
#174 Old 14th Nov 2008 at 3:56 PM
I am still having "teddy bear placed in home locking up game" issues. This is on a clean install, no EP's, no downloads other than the CEP. I don't have any EP's, so I can't test with them .It's npt really that big of a deal, I just disable the teddy option, but I thought you might like to know!
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