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*Recolourable* Ford Mustang GT

by Numenor Posted 15th Apr 2007 at 11:12 PM
117 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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*RECOLOURABLE* FORD MUSTANG GT
(Improved and Fixed version of the Maxis car)


IMPORTANT: GAME COMPATIBILITY
  1. If you have NIGHTLIFE (and optionally any other EP): you just need to download the package attached below.
  2. If you don't have Nightlife, but you have a newer EP (from OFB to SSN): you must download the package below *plus* the additional "Car Kit" available at the Exchange (LINK).
  3. If you have only the base game (optionally with UNI): this car won't work for you.


ORIGINAL MAXIS Vs. THIS IMPROVED VERSION
(Click on the thumb to see larger animated screenshots)
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  1. This Mustang is recolourable (exterior and interior, separately)
  2. The recolours are visible in Neighborhood View, too
  3. The original Maxis car has a bug with the front light (see screenshot) that appears if you DON'T have Pets (the original lights use a texture from Pets). This bug is FIXED in this version.

INSTALLATION
Download the mesh, and optionally the recolours, attached to this post; unpack the files to your Downloads folder. If needed, download also the additional "Car Kit" from the Exchange (it's a Sims2pack) and install it as usual.

NOTE: This recolourable version of the Mustang has the same filename and the same GUIDs as the original one, so that it will overwrite the Maxis one, if you already have installed it.

IN GAME USAGE
You don't need me to explain how to use a car

REDISTRIBUTION POLICY
DO NOT CLONE - DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE (not even in lots): if needed, include the Maxis car in your lots, and suggest your downloaders to install this modified version separately.
RECOLOURS ALLOWED: you can post your recolours anywhere, but don't include the mes; provide a link to this thread, instead.

CREDITS and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Credits to Maxis for the original Mustang: it's a great car! Credits to Numenor (that's me ) for enabling the colour option, creating the black and yellow recolours, and fixing the bug of the front lights. Oh! And for the fantastic animated screenshots, too!

Polygon Counts:
Ask Maxis The mesh is theirs, not mine

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 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Recolourable_FordMustangGT_Recolour_Yellow.rar

Size: 86.4 KB · Downloads: 32,328 · 15th Apr 2007
86.4 KB 32,328 15th Apr 2007
Recolourable_FordMustangGT_Recolour_Black.rar

Size: 78.9 KB · Downloads: 42,790 · 15th Apr 2007
78.9 KB 42,790 15th Apr 2007
Recolourable_FordMustangGT_mesh.rar

Size: 579.7 KB · Downloads: 54,109 · 15th Apr 2007
579.7 KB 54,109 15th Apr 2007
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
#26 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 5:10 AM
Just to update:

The car works fine with Nighlife, the only glitch is that the headlights are dim at night. I have SIMs 2 Original, Uni, NL and OFB


Say "Keep your neighborhood User Friendly ^^
Mad Poster
#27 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 5:46 AM
Thank you for this! This is neat! Any chance for a blue recolor and a white, silver and/or gray recolor? Just wondered because it's such a nice car and deserves more colors.
Instructor
#28 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 7:22 AM
Nice work man! that's awesome :D
Knitting fiend
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#29 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 8:26 AM
Thank you.

"Evil genius is still genius." Asura NPC GW2
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#30 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 9:01 AM
I was lucky I did not get it from EA site - your remake is much better.
Maxis cannot create no-bugs and recolorable things, shame on them! :D

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Forum Resident
#31 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 10:02 AM
Beautiful! Thanks for cracking this open for us

Subtle In Spades
Test Subject
#32 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 10:16 AM
I kept trying to get the official Sims site to email me my username that I forgot and after it says it has been emailed, it never comes to my mailbox!

I don't know what's going on, but I thought I wouldn't get to download the car! Now with your upload, I am finally able to! Thank you!
Test Subject
#33 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 10:32 AM
Thank you very much! You made my day!
Great job!
Test Subject
#34 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 11:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bunnylita
I just downloaded this and haven't played my game yet so I didn't know about the problems. I should've known though. Maxis never gives something for free without bugs. Thanks for the fix!


And even when you have to pay for it, it still has bugs.

Numenor, you are fantastic. I also didn't know there was a bug.
Thanks for fixing it.
Instructor
#35 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 11:13 AM
I liked the car but I hated the fact there were no recolours, now I'm completely happy, thank you!
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#36 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 11:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikesim2004
Numenor...I had NL before but I had to get rid of it and now I have a bunch of cool NL cars that I cant use....Is it possible to get some kind of code from the Mustang or default NL cars and implement it somewhere for the use of custom made ones?

At first glance, I'd say no; but I *have* Nightlife, and even though I can apparently deactivate it using the BaseGameStarter, I still have the doubt that some resources from nightlife are used, in my game, when needed.
So, please, tell me: does the Mustang work fine for you, without nightlife? Which EP do you have?
Does the Mustang allow your sims to Take a ride, Install alarm, Go to work, Go to community lot, Enter car (with additional Turn on/off lights an Turn on/off stereo)?

Quote:
Originally Posted by phantomgremlock
Just to update:
The car works fine with Nighlife, the only glitch is that the headlights are dim at night. I have SIMs 2 Original, Uni, NL and OFB

I've fixed the bug by including in the package the very same texture (from Pets) that the car required; so, I'm not responsible of the darkness of the lights... Do you use the Radiance? From the screenshot, I'd say yes, but I'm not sure...

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.
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Scholar
#37 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 12:45 PM
What Maxis will do without you ? I wonder Numenor. Thank you !!! :D

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Field Researcher
#38 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 2:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
I've fixed the bug by including in the package the very same texture (from Pets) that the car required; so, I'm not responsible of the darkness of the lights... Do you use the Radiance? From the screenshot, I'd say yes, but I'm not sure...


Good point, I do have radiance. I'll remove it and check it again. Thanks

Say "Keep your neighborhood User Friendly ^^
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 2:54 PM
Thank you so much!!! You're a genius Numenor!!
#40 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 4:27 PM
Maxis made this car :O, is it a lost and found??, anyhoo nice bug fix and recolours.

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Test Subject
#41 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 4:50 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is awesome.

I have one question -- does this mean that if i don't have nightlife but i do have ofb, pets, and seasons, and i download the maxis car kit, i can download ANY car from MTS2? if i do, will it show up and work?
Field Researcher
#42 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 7:59 PM
I removed the radiance, it made the headlights dim, thanks again Numenor

Say "Keep your neighborhood User Friendly ^^
Forum Resident
#44 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 9:33 PM
Many thanks!...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mihura
What Maxis will do without you ? I wonder Numenor. Thank you !!! :D


I totally agree - it really is time they gave you some shares or something!...

Many thanks Numenor, you're a pure 'Genius' (and I don't use that word very often) - good on ya Sir!. :D

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Test Subject
#45 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 11:24 PM
Thanks! I was disappointed that the Maxis Mustang only came in one color? Think you could do in blue with white racing stripes?
Test Subject
#46 Old 16th Apr 2007 at 11:34 PM
I'm glad you made recolors. I like to have objects in various color options for my game. I was wondering... since i have Pets and am apparently not affected by the lights bug (haven't checked yet), will downloading only the recolors do? Or do i also need your mesh?
Top Secret Researcher
#47 Old 17th Apr 2007 at 1:14 AM
I had downloaded their car two days ago and installed in into a folder by itself and yesterday I downloaded your fantastic car and it did not overwrite the one from EA. Just thought I would let you know, I also see they have the same name on the files so not sure why it did not.
Thanks again for your creative and talented fix for us.
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#48 Old 17th Apr 2007 at 1:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by annabbanana543
Tdoes this mean that if i don't have nightlife but i do have ofb, pets, and seasons, and i download the maxis car kit, i can download ANY car from MTS2? if i do, will it show up and work?

No, the other cars won't work. The Mustang contains all the files it needs to work, while the vast majority of custom cars use the files included in Nightlife (so that if don't have NL, the cars don't work).


Quote:
Originally Posted by sodaspiller411
since i have Pets and am apparently not affected by the lights bug (haven't checked yet), will downloading only the recolors do? Or do i also need your mesh?
The title of the thread says "*Recolourable* Mustang" The light fix is a small addition, but the main focus is on enabling the colour options. The Maxis car doesn't accept recolours: delete it and replace it with mine.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Gizmo7680
I had downloaded their car two days ago and installed in into a folder by itself and yesterday I downloaded your fantastic car and it did not overwrite the one from EA. Just thought I would let you know, I also see they have the same name on the files so not sure why it did not.

Of course, you are supposed to install my car in the very same folder where you installed the Maxis one, so to overwrite it.
If you want to install my car in a different folder, then you must delete manually the Maxis one, otherwise you will have problems.

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
#49 Old 17th Apr 2007 at 11:19 PM
I tried recoloring it, but all I get is an empty package.

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