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Phone Recolour Set

by Reyn Posted 10th Nov 2005 at 7:54 PM - Updated 19th Jan 2009 at 6:41 PM by -Maylin-
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts
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.

This is my first upload, hopefully this is done right. Here goes.

This is a set of recolours for the maxis phones. There is no colour on the phone, and I haven't figured out why yet, so if anyone knows why, please let me know. Otherwise, I'll keep trying to figure it out and when I do, post a new version.

These are pastels, I'll likely do a more vibrant set another day, its just I couldn't take that boring beige base any longer.

Enjoy and comment please!

--Thanks to some so wonderfully helpful, I now know why the phones do not change colour. So, here are the instructions.

1. Place phone.
2. With the design tool, choose the handset ( if you need to, have a sim use the phone. )
3. Pick colour desired.

With this option, you can mix and match if you want. And now that I know why things weren't working, I will definately be doing more recolours of phones (and other things, but I'm still mastering image placements and such.

      Living: Living Room
      Dining: Dining Room
      Study: Study/Office
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 138.9 KB · Downloads: 3,230 · 10th Nov 2005
138.9 KB 3,230 10th Nov 2005

Size: 129.4 KB · Downloads: 5,228 · 10th Nov 2005
129.4 KB 5,228 10th Nov 2005
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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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16 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 7:56 PM
Thank you!! im tired of that plain white ^_^
Test Subject
10th Nov 2005 at 7:58 PM
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Test Subject
#3 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 8:15 PM
I was getting really tired of the plain phone too. Thanks so much for the recolor! :D
Original Poster
#4 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 8:24 PM
Glad everyone likes it. As I said, I'm going to try and figure out why the phone didn't recolour with the base. I'd prefer them to match.
Test Subject
#5 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 8:38 PM
Finally some new phone colors YAYYYYYYYYYY
Thanx Chula or Chulo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Original Poster
#6 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 8:41 PM
If I remember my spanish, it would be Chula.
#7 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 8:46 PM
someone did do this ages ago and had a way of recolouring the handset too
trouble is i can't remember who did it
i lost a lot of my downloads a while back and that was one of them
thanks for this, cos those beige ones....yuk
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 9:06 PM
Go go into buy mode and click on the design tool . Then click on phone not the base. It should then let you pick what color you want your phone to be.
Original Poster
#9 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 11:47 PM
Oh - okay! The recolours are there then. I recoloured the whole file.

I'll get a new image and then edit for the instructions!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 11:58 PM
Wow, why haven't I seen anything like this before? Great idea!

Lilaviel: the avid downloader

"Life Drawing: An Excuse to See Naked People"
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 25th Nov 2005 at 6:07 AM
Thank you, thank you. It baffles me that the original phone comes in one boring color. This fixes the problem quite well.
Test Subject
#12 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 7:30 AM
Thankyou! i got really tired of the boring old color... Your rock!!! i love it!... *downloads* Totally awsome.

Hush baby don't talk too much, just wanna feel your touch...
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 5th Dec 2005 at 7:47 PM
I'm having problems... why don't the appear in my game?

:*†*: þðñkÿ :*†*:
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 21st Jan 2006 at 5:47 AM
ooh, cool. thankyou!

When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit...
#15 Old 24th Jan 2006 at 8:46 PM
thankies...i totally love it ... woohooo!! i cant believe they only come in that beige with the game but hey its cool that you have fixed the ickieness out of the game :D
Test Subject
#16 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 4:34 PM
Nice recolors Reyn. Thanks.