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Expensive Telescope Recolor

by GuildMaster Posted 28th Jan 2006 at 3:44 AM - Updated 1st Dec 2008 at 9:48 PM by -Maylin-
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 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.

The Farscope E3 GuildMaster Edition:

This is my first uploadable anything that I have made, so I hope somebody likes it. Of course I signed my work in simlish so it fit in game.

This is a recolor of the Farscope E3 Telescope. There's not much to the recolor other than inverting the colors and adding a chrome trim effect.

Since I couldn't get the CEP plugin for SimPE to make a usable file I had to clone the whole thing. The original E3 and the new version will appear as seperate entries in the catalog. I suppose this could be a good thing incase I decide to change the mesh later. (haven't had any luck with making meshes work though).

I'm all for suggestions for object recolors if you don't mind them being seperate enties in the catalog, that is until I remember how to make in the same entry or bother to look up the tutorial again.

***Edit*** :sorry:
I just realized during more testing that when you install this version, the original will not show up. It is still there in the catalog but, it won't show for placement when you choose it. If this isn't a problem for you then feel free to download. If you know how to fix this problem then PM me with the fix and I will update the file, til then I will have to try figuring it out in trial and error.

***EDIT YET AGAIN***

I fixed the overwriting problem, now you can choose between the new and the old versions.
They still don't share the same place in the catalog but, I think that is a sacrifice that can be made for such a cool new item.

***ANOTHER EDIT***
I thought it would be nice to have a comparison pic to show the differences between the new and the old.

****UPDATE****

I managed to fix the buy mode listing problem, it seems that my installation of SimPE won't do recolors even with the wizard... so I used omengoddess' computer to fix the file. Now there is only the one telescope listed in the buy catalog with the recolors in the same listing.(yay for me).

***NOTE***
If you downloaded the original file you can redownload this file and it will overwrite the old one.
If this is you then you need this one from the list below--> GuildMaster-ExpensiveTelescope.rar


I also made a few new recolors with the new file I made.
New recolors will be uploaded in the posts below.

new red telescope files are here


**** The farstarE3 file is all of the recolors in one***
Style:
      Modern
      Sci-Fi: Science Fiction
Room:
      Outdoor
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.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Farstar-E3.rar

Size: 78.3 KB · Downloads: 4,095 · 29th Jan 2006
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78.3 KB 4,095 29th Jan 2006
GuildMaster-ExpensiveTelescope.rar

Size: 11.4 KB · Downloads: 3,543 · 29th Jan 2006
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11.4 KB 3,543 29th Jan 2006
GuildMaster-E3-RedRecolor.rar

Size: 10.9 KB · Downloads: 2,516 · 29th Jan 2006
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10.9 KB 2,516 29th Jan 2006
GuildMaster-E3-Recolorpink.rar

Size: 10.6 KB · Downloads: 2,277 · 29th Jan 2006
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10.6 KB 2,277 29th Jan 2006
GuildMaster-E3-RecolorbnegCHR.rar

Size: 12.2 KB · Downloads: 2,745 · 29th Jan 2006
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12.2 KB 2,745 29th Jan 2006
GuildMaster-E3-Recolorbneg.rar

Size: 9.9 KB · Downloads: 2,752 · 29th Jan 2006
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9.9 KB 2,752 29th Jan 2006
GuildMaster-E3-Recolorblue.rar

Size: 11.5 KB · Downloads: 2,601 · 29th Jan 2006
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11.5 KB 2,601 29th Jan 2006
GuildMaster-E3-RecolorbGold.rar

Size: 11.4 KB · Downloads: 2,998 · 29th Jan 2006
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11.4 KB 2,998 29th Jan 2006
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2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
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19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts
Field Researcher
#2 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 3:59 AM
Genius! Thank you! I was getting tired of white...

Ginny

I'll be the one to protect you from your enemies and all your demons. I'll be the one to protect you from a will to survive and a voice of reason.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 4:07 AM
I guess that was part of the reason I made it. Now I guess I'll have to do a few other colors, before this one gets tiring.
Forum Resident
#4 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 4:16 AM
I needed it in black, thank you!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 4:28 AM
wow it looks great! thanx a lot ^_^
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 4:42 AM
I guess I got lucky... The cheap telescope isn't as easy to recolor. The tex map makes no sense.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 4:48 AM
It's great. Thanks for the black! :*)

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Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 10:40 AM
I was thinking about doing other colors but, I need to figure out how to get the recolors to go under the same catalog entry. SimPE Wizards won't even touch half the stuff I want to recolor so I have to do it the hard way.

I'll keep working on it, any suggestions that might help are welcome.
Instructor
#9 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 3:22 PM
How about a black and pink one? hehe
I LOVE the black! Its so nice to have a variety to select from!!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#10 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 3:57 AM
I will keep that in mind... I still have to figure out how to get the recolors to go into the same entry in the catalog. I'm already working on new color ideas though.

My Philosophies and other useless info.

Pain is mind over matter, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
The true path to knowledge, is to first admit that you know nothing.
Instructor
#11 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 3:32 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so sweet to spoil me! I LOVE the pink. These colors look really good in game too btw. Thank you SO much!!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 9:19 PM
Dude! You made a lot more! They're all wonderful.

Ginny

I'll be the one to protect you from your enemies and all your demons. I'll be the one to protect you from a will to survive and a voice of reason.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 9:45 PM
The recolors were easy... Figuring out why SimPE doesn't work completely on my system is another story. It's a good thing that I have access to another computer that SimPE works correctly on.

I'm open for new recolor ideas, this one was something I haven't seen anyone do a recolor for.

My Philosophies and other useless info.

Pain is mind over matter, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
The true path to knowledge, is to first admit that you know nothing.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 12:05 AM
Can you do black with red trim?

Ginny

I'll be the one to protect you from your enemies and all your demons. I'll be the one to protect you from a will to survive and a voice of reason.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#15 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 4:19 AM Last edited by GuildMaster : 30th Jan 2006 at 6:44 AM. Reason: UPDATE
I'll give it a shot...

***EDIT***UPDATE***
Well I gave it a shot and this is what I got. Amazing what one small square can change in a tex map.
***NOTE***
"CHR" in the file names are the darker colors.
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar GuildMaster-BlknRedCHR-FarstarE3.rar (11.8 KB, 59 downloads)
File Type: rar GuildMaster-E3Reds.rar (46.1 KB, 94 downloads)
File Type: rar GuildMaster-RednBlkCHR-FarstarE3.rar (11.8 KB, 58 downloads)
File Type: rar GuildMaster-RednBlk-FarstarE3.rar (12.0 KB, 60 downloads)
File Type: rar GuildMaster-WhtRednBlk-FarstarE3.rar (12.1 KB, 63 downloads)

My Philosophies and other useless info.

Pain is mind over matter, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
The true path to knowledge, is to first admit that you know nothing.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 11:25 PM
Holy crap! Those are fabulous! Thank you so much. You're good at this; I'm not.. makes me wanna cry... Haha.

Ginny

I'll be the one to protect you from your enemies and all your demons. I'll be the one to protect you from a will to survive and a voice of reason.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 31st Jan 2006 at 5:54 AM
I have this thing with colors... for some odd reason I can just make them work together. I have also seen some actual telescopes with most of these color patterns. I don't think I have seen one in pink though.

My Philosophies and other useless info.

Pain is mind over matter, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
The true path to knowledge, is to first admit that you know nothing.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 31st Jan 2006 at 10:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuildMaster
I have this thing with colors... for some odd reason I can just make them work together.


That's great. I wish I could do stuff with that, but I seem to be talented in other areas... As for telescopes, I can't say I've seen many along the lines of these.

And I love your signature. It's something my father says occasionally.

Ginny

I'll be the one to protect you from your enemies and all your demons. I'll be the one to protect you from a will to survive and a voice of reason.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 1st Apr 2006 at 6:33 PM
Looks kind of easy to, But its still great! :wave:
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 11th Feb 2007 at 1:14 AM Last edited by floopyboo : 11th Feb 2007 at 1:17 PM. Reason: Updatery goodness. yay!
Thankyou. I've been searching all morning for something a little steampunky for my victorian sims & these recolours look fabulous.


Also, before I get carried away, I have used your telescope recolours in the observatory I am about to upload. If you would like me to not include them as part of the upload, please let me know(by pm as I'm notorious at not cehcking back on threads I'v replied to) & I'll edit my upload accordingly.

Thankyou so much once again. These recolours are gorgeous & add immensely to the look & feel of my hood.