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229 ingame Maxis objects in collection files

by frillen Posted 14th Feb 2006 at 3:56 AM - Updated 16th Dec 2008 at 2:50 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.

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Bon Voyage EP Info:
It seems like Bon Voyage has some new coding which makes it impossible for non-buyable to be in collection files, so these collection files won't work if you got Bon Voyage installed - Sorry!
I'll update this post if I find another way to make these work with Bon Voyage!

Pets & Seasons EP Info:
It seems like the Pets & Seasons EP somehow affects the use of these collections so they don't work when selected from buy-mode, but they seem to work when selected from build-mode
(Thanks go to aelflaed for providing the Seasons info)

This is zip-file with 7 collection files containing a total of 229 ingame Maxis objects. (I've sorted them for easier finding)
since they are collection files the actual objects aren't in them so you don't have to put anything in your downloads folder.
The zip file should be extracted to ..My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Collections

Most of the objects are useless and have no interaction, but some do.
You can use them for story-writing or just to make your houses look more realistic.

Some of the objects can't be picked up or deleted once they are placed unless you put them on a counter, table etc. then you can delete the table and the object will be deleted aswell.
(these objects are in a collection file for themselves so you'll be able to tell them apart)

Some objects have a strange orientation, but I decided to include them anyway.

I've included thumbnail pictures of all collection except for 1 since it contains the weather files and they don not have thumbnail pictures.
I've also included a picture of the collection folders so you know what to look for in your collections.

NOTE: Even thoug they are listed as Maxis Recolors they are not, I had to choose a category since this site haven't got an option for collection files only.
Allthough a few of the objects are from University & Nightlife I believe that the collection files will work anyway since they do not really hold objects, but only references to objects.
Furthermore they won't add more than a few kb to your uploaded house and they won't create a warning sign if they're in an uploaded lot on the EA Exchange.

I've tested these objects thoroughly in the game, but you never know, so use them at own risk!

Have fun with them and let me hear what you think of it!

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
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Size: 19.6 KB · Downloads: 33,898 · 14th Feb 2006
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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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#2 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 4:07 AM
These are actually useful to me! (Especially the gravestones) Thank you very much for these!
#3 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 4:08 AM
Hi! Am I the first to post? If so - I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the items! ^_^
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#4 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 4:11 AM
Ooh this is awesome! Thank you for categorizing everything. This will be great for stories -- or for decorating in general. Looks like alot of work!

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#5 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 4:19 AM
thanks for making these collection files. one thing we really lack are collection files, especially for huge sets. i hate spending hours just trying to find one thing.

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#6 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 4:22 AM
Rock on! Thanks!
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#7 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 4:23 AM
Wonderful work on this- thank you very much. Its the little things that make the game so much more fun.

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#8 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 4:45 AM
These are great! Especially for the realistic clutter look that my sims houses seem to lack! Thank you so much!
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#9 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 2:27 PM
Wow, I can't imagine all of the time, sweat, and tears this took to put together.

Thank you so much for doing this. It will come in very handy for stories, movies, and everything, like you say. Just know, this MUCH appreciated!

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#10 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 2:45 PM
This is awesome!Thank you so much for sharing!

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#11 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 2:57 PM
Awesome! Now I can start TRYING to organize my Downloads and SavedSims folders. It looks like a atom bomb went off in there.

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#12 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 3:14 PM

Very thanks!
#13 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 3:23 PM
you are the best!
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#14 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 3:36 PM
and wow they r sooo many
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#15 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 4:54 PM
WOAH!!!! Cool, thanx!!
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#16 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 5:10 PM
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#17 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 5:11 PM
I applaud you and your hard work. I thought I had most of the items but I see there is a lot I am missing! Thank you for extracting and making the collections very much appreciated =)

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#18 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 5:12 PM
This is great!! Now I can have more clutter lying around the house!! Thank you so much!!

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#19 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 5:23 PM
This is great thank you for your hard work!
#20 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 6:02 PM
:hi: ...thanks ...U BIG !
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#21 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 9:59 PM
Hey Frillen!

This is so great! Thank you for working so hard to put this together!
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#22 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 11:24 PM
wow thanks a lot folks
I'm amazed about all these wonderful comments, they make all the hard work worth it :bigwave:

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#23 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 11:39 PM
This is awesome! At first I wasn't going to download it but seeing these items are actually already in the game I am going to try this. A thousand Thanks for sharing this with all of us! :clap:

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#24 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 11:56 PM
The perfect clutter collection.... A+

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#25 Old 15th Feb 2006 at 1:39 AM
Oooooo, you have Aspiration Failure objects! I've never really seen most of them in my game XD This is so nice, and I love that I don't really have to add stuff to my downloads folder itself. A hug for you!
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