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*Recolourable* Ford Mustang GT

by Numenor Posted 15th Apr 2007 at 11:12 PM
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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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Inventor
#76 Old 12th May 2007 at 3:59 PM
Bless you sir - I had just started to recolour when the package was empty - and I was contemplatig figuring how to make it recolourable and now I don't have to - Yay!

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Field Researcher
#77 Old 13th May 2007 at 4:54 AM
Thanks so much for the recolors of the mustang, I needed this! I think the only other problem I have is that, when I first used the Mustang on a community lot, something weird happened. The first stop at a comm. lot was fine, but when I went to the second lot, my sim suddenly appeared in a taxi cab instead of her mustang. but get this, when she went home, she was driving a mustang (not riding in the taxi) when she got home. It didn't make sense. Luckily, this only happened once.

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Lab Assistant
#78 Old 15th May 2007 at 11:27 PM
I've got a problem trying to put these cars in a car showroom. I've got base +OFB only and I have the turntables (they came with OFB). I can click to buy a car in buy mode with wholesale on, but can't place the cars on the turntables. I get "must be placed on driveway". I'll look around and see if I'm doing something stupid, but at the moment it looks to me like the cars are NOT fully functional.

I couldn't get two sims to sit in it at once never mind woohoo, but again, I may be doing something stupid.
Instructor
#79 Old 18th May 2007 at 10:18 AM
Well done Numernor, very nice recolours and good work fixing a few glitches.

Retired...

kind of.
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 18th May 2007 at 2:49 PM
update on car lot - I can sell mustangs using wholesale mode and moveobjects to place the cars. I just can't use the turntable. Looks like the bit of code enabling the turntable is in NL somewhere. That would be a nice extra feature for the mustang - or maybe it should be a separate mod request because people with NL don't need it.

Haven't tried the sit in the car / woohoo again yet.
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#81 Old 19th May 2007 at 1:50 AM
I had no problems with sitting two sims in the car and kissing/woohooing.

As for the rotating car display, you are right... In a NL+OFB game, where I have other cars, I succeeded in placing the mustang on the display by picking another car, putting it on the display, then removing it and putting the mustang on.
But without NL, there are no other cars to pick, and I couldn't place the mustang on the display.
I'll try and look in the code to see if I can fix 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
#82 Old 20th May 2007 at 11:29 AM Last edited by cwykes : 20th May 2007 at 11:57 AM. Reason: new facts
thanks a lot - I know you don't do requests.

I tried and failed again to get 2 sims to sit in the car at once. Re-reading the blurb about the car - it says "It seats four, but there's only room for one."
I can continue to live without car woohoo - I'm just glad to have the Mustang in more than one colour, but the current situation isn't tidy. The "ask to join" option shouldn't be there if you can't use it without visitors getting stuck!

I can use the car to visit community lots though. That worked fine yesterday.
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 10th Jun 2007 at 6:59 AM
This maybe a dumb suggestion, but is it possible to make other cars that work in non-NL games by altering the mustang mesh but keeping the other stuff the same??
I wouldn't know cos I can't create stuff to save myself...
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 8:04 AM
I've been wondering the same thing. You could post in hack requests and ask.... I don't think it's numenor's kind of thing.
Test Subject
#85 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 5:07 PM
Nice recolour
Is it possible to install NL cars and use them in Sims 2 + Seasons? Because he mustang works Also I know you dont do requests but coud you just put police ligts on the top? Pleeease.

Thanks, Wil
Test Subject
#86 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 5:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwykes
thanks a lot - I know you don't do requests.

I tried and failed again to get 2 sims to sit in the car at once. Re-reading the blurb about the car - it says "It seats four, but there's only room for one."
I can continue to live without car woohoo - I'm just glad to have the Mustang in more than one colour, but the current situation isn't tidy. The "ask to join" option shouldn't be there if you can't use it without visitors getting stuck!

On my Maxis non recolourable car (Before I got this better one) I could do woohoo in it to my hearts content... Ah, those were the days. Anyway, I haven't tried woohoo with these so Ill get back to you...

Will
Test Subject
#87 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 2:32 AM
Ahhhmmm, Can you send this out as a .zip file? I just get a load of code when I attempt download it (The .Rar File)... (on my browser not my computer)

Anyway Yeah...
I realise I have done three posts in a row so don't bother telling me. Lol

Will .

Do it Or else!!
The ModFather
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#88 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 9:38 AM
Villhelm, ok, I won't tell you that you shouldn't post three times in a row I will only suggest to use that little "EDIT" button you see on the bottom-right corner of your posts... :D

Now, on to your questions:

1) NL cars without NL.
I know that the Mustang works even without NL, but Maxis carefully prevented the code in the Mustang from working with other cars. Creating a hack that would let people use *all* the NL cars without having NL would definitely displease the Maxis guys, because after all, NL's main feature is the ability of driving cars...

2) Woohoo.
If you can do that in the original Mustang, you should be able to do that on the recolourable version; I didn't change anything in the behaviour code. Please report your findings on this subject: I have difficulties testing this car because I *do* have NL and even the BaseGameStarter can't "remove" one single EP.

3) ZIP. The answer is no, sorry. If you get "odd code" when you left-click on the link, try and right-click, and choose "Save object as..."

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
#89 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 12:05 PM
It would be good to hear from others withouth NL to confirm what I'm reporting. I can't put two people in the car at once never mind woohoo. The option "join" comes up, but the second sim can't do it and non playables get stuck.

However the sim can bring a friend home in the car just fine!
Test Subject
#90 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 2:32 PM
I downloaded the .rar.txt file... but it doesn't work in my downloads folder.

By the way i'm using a Mac, and this problem usuay fixes it self if the .rar is in a .zip Folder. (Hint Hint) Yeah, a new mac too...

Wil
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#91 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 9:42 PM
".rar.txt"? Where is it, there are only plain .rar files here... And of course you can't just pur a .rar into the downloads, you have to extract the package from the .rar archive.

Read HERE, especially the paragraph "If you are on a Mac".

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
#92 Old 28th Jul 2007 at 3:52 AM
Oh Thanks, My Mac kept downloading the file as .rar.txt So i just changed the file name.. I already had stuffit

Panic Over

Will
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 8:55 AM
Noticed another problem yesterday - or rather had my nose rubbed in it by the Burbs! She wants a car! Obsessively! At first it was just any old car, but now 3 of 4 want slots are for cars! Now daughter Lucy and husband John want a car too! They are broke of course and can' afford a Focus never mind a Mustang. With NL, there are cheap cars in the catalogue and the wants relate to those, but without NL they are not available. Any chance of a half-price second-hand version of the mustang or the focus to go in the catalog?
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#94 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 9:52 AM
My Mustang is not a new car, is a replacement of the Maxis one; I can't create a second Mustang with a lower price, nor a different car, without losing the original one.

You can do it by yourself, anyway: it's easy!

Open the package with SimPE, select the Object Data, select the Raw Data tab and switch to Decimal view. Then scroll up until you see the "Price" field: replace the original price (7250) with any price you want.


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
#95 Old 31st Jul 2007 at 12:28 PM
That's not as hard as I thought!! - thanks for the pics I think I'll live with it rather than start modding though. At least it's noted here that adding the mustang may give you ALL the car wants relate to the full set of NL cars.
Test Subject
#96 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 9:14 PM Last edited by SimBud : 8th Aug 2007 at 2:02 AM. Reason: Additional Information
Really not sure what's going on. Just dropping by to get a file lost in a recent computer reconfiguration and I'm having the same problem with the file as villhelm this time. I don't understand why WinZIP is not handling the .rar format this time since it did the first time and I have the same version loaded again, but I can live without recolors. I can install video card drivers but I can't figure this out. Perhaps it is the WinZIP configuration I have. If I do figure it out eventually I'll post the follow-up. Anyway.... nice work as usual, Don Numenor.

edit: The really crazy thing is, I had this zipfile burned on a CD ( I thought it might be a little newer than when I burned the folder to disk, but it was on there). So when I find it and use winzip, it extracted with no problem.
So, I got the file saved, I have it in game, I'm a happy simmer, but I still can't figure out why the download wouldn't extract when I tried the link today. Just following up. Not sure what this all means though, whether it's my machine or the link. Have a good day, and thanks again for the cool wheels!!
Lab Assistant
#97 Old 9th Aug 2007 at 2:35 AM
Looks pretty good!

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Instructor
#98 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 3:11 AM
Really nice! I hope you could make an improved version of that other Ford car in the exchange.

Anybody who can make a Yoon Eun Hye Sim?
Test Subject
#99 Old 23rd Sep 2007 at 4:55 AM
Thanks for the awesome work Numenor!
by the way, do you have the mesh for Focus as well?
Test Subject
#100 Old 12th Oct 2007 at 6:39 AM
How did you extract the mesh? I want to make some recolors of the Ford Focus but I can't open it with SimPE.

I read that you aren't good with texturing but how does one recolor the cars without changing the color of the interior or the lights?

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