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Collection for the Christmas Holiday Party Pack by Maxis - Updated 11-22-05

by simdebster Posted 20th Nov 2005 at 12:04 PM - Updated 16th Dec 2008 at 2:37 PM by -Maylin-
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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.

If you have not bought the Holiday Party Pack from Maxis, then turn around and leave this thread immediately. This download does not contain the holiday objects.

I created a Collection for the Christmas Holiday Party Pack by Maxis. It has a gift icon. A screenshot is included below (the screenshot is a bit glitzy, but I wanted to show that it was for the holiday items. I think that I got my point across :santa. Everything should be in it except for the Halloween items; you can add these if you want.

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Update:
11-22-05 An outdoor tree that I missed has been added to the collection object. I also changed the sort order so that the outdoor trees come immediately after the decorations but before the doors and windows in the collection. I hated having to scroll past all the floors and walls to get to the trees each time. See the screenshot below.

This is not a critical update. You can add the tree to your existing collection yourself. The only reason to redownload would be because you want the new sort order.

Also, I did not want to delete the original zip file and lose the download count. So make sure that you download the zip file that begins with the word UPDATE.
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Put this in your Collections folder. This is only the Collection, not the objects themselves.

Note: I first posted this collection with the Golden Christmas Forest set shown in the screenshot, but decided that it really needed its own thread. If you downloaded it from that thread, it is not necessary to download from here because it is the same file. If you have not visited the Golden Christmas Forest threads in a while, then you should visit them again because there have been additions to the sets. If you have not visited the Golden Christmas Forest threads yet, here are the links:
Golden Christmas Forest Dining set
Golden Christmas Forest Bed, Bath & Beyond set

I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, whichever holiday you celebrate!

Enjoy!

Style:
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Maxis Flags:
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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
UPDATE_dber_Collection-MaxisHolidayPartyPack05.zip

Size: 9.1 KB · Downloads: 9,182 · 22nd Nov 2005
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9.1 KB 9,182 22nd Nov 2005
dber_Collection-MaxisHolidayPartyPack05.zip

Size: 9.0 KB · Downloads: 8,971 · 20th Nov 2005
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9.0 KB 8,971 20th Nov 2005
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
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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Test Subject
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Test Subject
#2 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 12:11 PM Last edited by MsEvil2 : 12th Nov 2011 at 11:37 PM.
Thank you so much! But its not the game, is it?
(Just making sure)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 12:12 PM
No. As my text above states, this is only the Collection not the Objects themselves. You still need to go out and buy the pack.

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
The ModFather
retired moderator
#4 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 12:28 PM
9 downloads and still no Thank you's? That's unfair! This is extremely useful! Finally I don't have to browse the whole catalog to spot the new items :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
Original Poster
#5 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 12:33 PM
Thank you Numenor. I was beginning to think no one was getting the whole idea of the collection. Yes, I got very tired of hunting all of the objects. I could not believe Maxis did not give us one.

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Test Subject
#6 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 12:33 PM
Yay! Wonderful! <3
Field Researcher
#7 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 12:47 PM
Well, I give two thank you's! One here and one up @ the link. Received my preordered HP'05 a few days ago and had a bit of difficulty finding everything. This will help quite a bit!

Like a flea circus at a dog show!
Test Subject
#8 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 12:51 PM
?????????

♣ -LittleBird- ♣
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 1:28 PM
Thank you so much, it's really great of you to post the collection so that I don't have to dig around and make one for myself. I really appreciate your work and thoughtfullness. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 1:28 PM
-LittleBird-: Did you want to say something? Ask something? Just confused? What???????

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 1:30 PM
Thank you simnut94. You have a great Thanksgiving, as well!

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Tentacle Of Righteousness
#12 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 1:33 PM
Thank You Simdebster for the collection. i have the new pack, and i also was amazed that maxis didn't offer the collection. BTW i love the kitty cat's eyes in your avatar.
We have oooh...like 25 cats that live outside(not ours) but they all come see us every morning as well as 2 ducks..lol

Alt 255
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned
to a dead channel.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 1:39 PM Last edited by simdebster : 20th Nov 2005 at 2:25 PM. Reason: 25 cats
Thank you wintermuteai1. That little kitty is such a sweetheart. I love her a bunch. Her eyes have gone more golden in color as she has gotten older. I cannot seem to get any good pictures of her anymore because every time that I get the camera out, she walks over to smell it! Animals, you gotta love them!

I had to come back to add this because of the 25 cats (and 2 ducks). That picture in my mind just cracks me up! Do you feed them all? I know they are not yours, but you cannot let them go hungry.

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Scholar
#14 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 3:11 PM
Thank you! This is so useful.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 3:20 PM
Personally, I think it's unfair that Maxis has to let you buy the content pack (I guess thats how they get they're money) but it is sorta like a expansion so I guess putting a price on it would be right; I'd get it if they sold it in stores. I'd get it from the internet but I don't know how to. Do you need like a credt card or something. I might just go buy the retail version and own the game twice! Talk about desperet you know!?
:banana:
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 3:31 PM
Mikesim2004: It's not unfair. There are a ton of quality holiday objects in this pack. You can order it from the EA Store online and yes, you will need a credit card to pay. I am not sure whether they are selling it in stores, but you can get more information from the official site. The price really is not as high as an expansion pack, so it is reasonably priced. I certainly would not buy the game again just to get it, though. So check out other options out there.

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Test Subject
#17 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 3:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simdebster
No. As my text above states, this is only the Collection not the Objects themselves. You still need to go out and buy the pack.

So, why have you uploaded "the collection"?!?!? what was the point? I mean, thanz for the dining set, its pretty cool, but what else do you get? Seems kinda pointless... :rant:

omg, i was walking along and there was this moose and he was eating some cranberry sauce, so he was like, Hey, im not a monkey woooo but then there was a monkey but it was a racoon and it breathed fire and it fell down the well and um... sorry, fell asleep on the keyboard there
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
#18 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 3:37 PM
Whats pointless is your last post Rather_cheesy. You obviously haven't read the download description or understand the concept of a collection or indeed read any of the other posts here.

How about you go away and think what you just did?

Regards,
Delphy

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#19 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 3:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delphy
Whats pointless is your last post Rather_cheesy. You obviously haven't read the download description or understand the concept of a collection or indeed read any of the other posts here.

How about you go away and think what you just did?

Regards,
Delphy


Sorry! i did read it, but it came across as the collection, with everything in, sorry that i misunderstood and all but i dont see the point in uploading a collection...?

omg, i was walking along and there was this moose and he was eating some cranberry sauce, so he was like, Hey, im not a monkey woooo but then there was a monkey but it was a racoon and it breathed fire and it fell down the well and um... sorry, fell asleep on the keyboard there
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 3:40 PM
Rather cheesy: If you had bought the pack, you would understand better. The items were scattered throughout the categories and throughout both buy and build mode items. The Point is that it was difficult trying to find them, therefore, a collection was needed to have them conveniently all in one place.

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Stupid people are stupid
#21 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 3:42 PM
I think this is great. I can't understand why MAXIS didn't include this. Thanks.
Test Subject
#22 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 3:44 PM
fair enough, and your right, maxis should have made 1. Save every1 some time, lol

omg, i was walking along and there was this moose and he was eating some cranberry sauce, so he was like, Hey, im not a monkey woooo but then there was a monkey but it was a racoon and it breathed fire and it fell down the well and um... sorry, fell asleep on the keyboard there
Test Subject
#23 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 3:55 PM
I was kind of amazed and disappointed that Maxis didn't do this.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 4:04 PM
Hitch: Me too! I must have scrolled through my collections at least two or three times looking for it and thinking I somehow missed it. It was probably the last thing on the developers list to do (probably waiting for all objects to be done first) and then they ran out of time.

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 4:08 PM
simdebster thanks for the maxis party pk you had put together from maxis,but i wanted to ask you if the gift box suppose to have something in it. I noticed when i clicked on the gift box icon nothing appeared, and a message popped up saying if i wanted to add something to the collections folder i needed to go into the buy mode. Perhaps i may need to download the others files from your previous thread.
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