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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: 32,330 · 15th Apr 2007
86.4 KB 32,330 15th Apr 2007
Recolourable_FordMustangGT_Recolour_Black.rar

Size: 78.9 KB · Downloads: 42,793 · 15th Apr 2007
78.9 KB 42,793 15th Apr 2007
Recolourable_FordMustangGT_mesh.rar

Size: 579.7 KB · Downloads: 54,111 · 15th Apr 2007
579.7 KB 54,111 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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 17th Apr 2007 at 11:53 PM
Awesome work! I was wishing I could recolor this wonderful creation
Forum Resident
#52 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 4:37 AM
Thanksn Numenor for this awesome download.
Forum Resident
#53 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 4:37 AM
Thanks, Numenor for this awesome download.
Lab Assistant
#54 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 6:11 AM
Thank you so much!!! :D

Love is the Greatest Power!!! :)
Field Researcher
#55 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 9:04 AM Last edited by CtfG : 18th Apr 2007 at 9:17 AM.
Thanks for implementing the recolor option! I got the car this morning and wanted to do a recolor, but all I received was an empty package file *laughs*. You saved me a lot of time and research!

Edit: Just read your remark about same filename and GUID. I don't think the filename is that important, Numenor. I renamed Maxis' Fiat Punto from 7b2389etcetera to "FiatPunto_by_Maxis" while your car kept the original name, and it still works great with your modified Punto and all recolors. Just for info.

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The ModFather
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Original Poster
#56 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 4:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissSimGameFan
I tried recoloring it, but all I get is an empty package.
I have University and Open For Buisness.


First, be sure that you do NOT have the Maxis Mustang nested somewhere in your Downloads. Then (in case you haven't done, yet) start Object Workshop and click "Open..." (NOT "Start"). Browse to my package, containing the *recolourable* Mustang and load it. then choose "Recolour" and proceed as usual.

The recolourable Mustang contains all the needed files to create a recolour: SimPE doesn't have to get files from the EPs nor from the CEP.

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.
Top Secret Researcher
#57 Old 19th Apr 2007 at 5:23 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
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 did install it in the same folder as the one from EA that is why I posted it to let you know that your car did not overwrite the one from EA.
I guess I did explain it that good.
So now both cars were installed in the same folder and the one you posted did not over write theirs and I see they have the same name but your file is larger.
Thanks again, I love the recolors.
Forum Resident
#58 Old 19th Apr 2007 at 11:24 AM
I am sure that Ford paid quite a few $$$ to EA (Maxis does not exist anymore) for this model to be included in the game. EA did a lousy job which you corrected beautifully, Who should get at least a part of the $$$?

Well, no, I am not that naive. But I think you should at least notify Ford of the whole mess so the next time they have the same idea they'll cut out the middleman (i.e., EA) and come directly to the person who can do the job properly.
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 19th Apr 2007 at 2:36 PM
wau nice..* thank you

*Make some noise people* *SchranZ and t3cHno*
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#60 Old 19th Apr 2007 at 10:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gizmo7680
I did install it in the same folder as the one from EA that is why I posted it to let you know that your car did not overwrite the one from EA.
I guess I did explain it that good.
So now both cars were installed in the same folder and the one you posted did not over write theirs and I see they have the same name but your file is larger.
Thanks again, I love the recolors.


There must be something you are overlooking...
It's absolutely impossible that you can have two files, with the very same name, located in the very same folder. Windows (or any other operating system) won't allow that.

At first I thought that you had installed the Maxis car with the Maxis installer (so that the Maxis car is named "66bf5b17569d47a4af55a024241d588f_0001.package"). But you say that the two files have the same name...

In any case, I tried to make my car overwrite the Maxis one. If this doesn't happen, for whatever reason, then you are requested to manually delete the Maxis car (if you are not sure, delete both cars, and then reinstall mine).

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
#61 Old 20th Apr 2007 at 3:42 AM
Can you please see if you can make any car work if you dont have NL please??????
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 20th Apr 2007 at 4:18 PM
I must thank you for this also, I have spent the last week in EA "My Stuff" hell, trying to get them to fix their car. I noticed that their car messed up all the cars so I contacted them and tried to get them to fix it, instead, I got advice on how to reinstall, get new drivers, etc, etc, blah, blah. I guess if people have a problem with the game that a generic answer won't solve, you won't get an actual solution.

Once the can is open - The worms are free!
Instructor
#63 Old 20th Apr 2007 at 4:38 PM
MaxoidSam has stated that they are fixing the car and will upload it soon.

Melissa
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 5:35 AM
Cool! And now I know who to send bugs to rather than bugging (sorry) tech support people who can only jump through the hoops provided by their management. Also, sorry for stomping on this thread.

Once the can is open - The worms are free!
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#65 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 3:20 PM Last edited by Numenor : 21st Apr 2007 at 3:37 PM.
bbc100 - I can't create a car that works without NL just like I can't create a dog without Pets...

Ethyrdude - Just out of curiosity: exactly what you mean with "their car messed up all the cars"? And my car doesn't give the same problems, right? I ask because, of course, my car was cloned from Maxis'; and therefore it might have "inherited" problems that I was unaware of.


EDIT:
I've finished reading MaxoidSam's blog right now, and he says (among the other things) about the lights bug:
This bug is an indicator of how challenging it is to work on a game that adds new gameplay via expansion packs. The more new packs you add, the more installation combinations you have to test, and the more chances for things to go wrong.

Well, don't tell us modders! At least, you have created the EPs, while we have to guess, each time, what is changed and what might not work any more... .

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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Test Subject
#66 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 8:51 AM
If I have the "Car kit" from the exchange, can I use other cars that are available here for download? I only have the OFB expansion.

BTW Thanks for the recolors. They look great. And that bug with the lights was annoying me but you fixed it. Hooray!
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#67 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 2:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnazEsim
If I have the "Car kit" from the exchange, can I use other cars that are available here for download? I only have the OFB expansion.


From what I've read around, no, the other cars won't work without NL, even if you have the "Car Kit" (which actually is a kit containing only the garage parts needed for the car to be *placed* on the lot, not to be *used* as a drivable car).

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
#68 Old 26th Apr 2007 at 11:30 PM
I only have OFB as well

1. I downloaded another random car from MTS2 to see if it would work. Answer is no, it doesn't appear in the catalog. So my sims have a choice of 1 car in various colours and no variation in price. fortune sims all want to buy one of course....

2. The car is functional - sims can use it to drive to work, get the car alarm fitted, turn on stero and lights. Haven't tried woohoo or drive to community lot yet.
Test Subject
#69 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 7:33 PM
Big Thanks & a Request.....
Numenor, I love your various creations, but especially this fix, b/c the Mustang is my favorite car!!

Can I make a request, though?? I was wondering, if you could make this car and recolors without the racing stripes??
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#70 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 3:10 AM
I'm not very good at creating new textures; but if there is someone here that would like to fulfil your request, he's more than welcome!!! :D

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
#71 Old 5th May 2007 at 12:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScienceJen
Can I make a request, though?? I was wondering, if you could make this car and recolors without the racing stripes??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
....... but if there is someone here that would like to fulfil your request, he's more than welcome!!! :D


I have made this for you, ten recolours without the racing strapes.
The upload is already in the moderation queue.
In any case, if you can't wait for the approval you can find them at my site.
(look at my signature for the link)

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
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Theorist
#72 Old 7th May 2007 at 8:20 PM Last edited by Sophie-David : 7th May 2007 at 8:28 PM. Reason: Missing file: the green recolour
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryLou
I have made this for you, ten recolours without the racing strapes.
The upload is already in the moderation queue.
In any case, if you can't wait for the approval you can find them at my site.
(look at my signature for the link)
Ooh, MaryLou's recolours are gorgeous, you can find them in her "Outdoor - Garden" section. Thank you MaryLou and Numenor!

Whoops - I just noticed that the green recolour is missing or not correctly linked at your site, MaryLou. All the other colours download fine.
Field Researcher
#73 Old 11th May 2007 at 10:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophie-David

Whoops - I just noticed that the green recolour is missing or not correctly linked at your site, MaryLou. All the other colours download fine.


Thanks to report !
Now it works fine

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
MaryLou's Sims 2 World - MaryLou Sims 2 Forum (Italiano)
Theorist
#74 Old 11th May 2007 at 7:23 PM
Thank you MaryLou - wonderful!
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