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Moi's recolours for Numenor's Maxis "Lost & Found" #4: The Matte Sphere

by niol Posted 16th Feb 2006 at 10:18 AM - Updated 3rd Jul 2007 at 3:43 PM by niol : more 2 +
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
Finally, I really put my heart to learn some recolouring skills as I need some recolours so badly... :bandit:

Credits and thanks list:
1. Big bunches of thanks to Numenor for his making these spheres recolourable and his instructions, trouble-shooting, and his permission to allow me to clone or recolour them including the his recolours.:bandit:
2. Many thanks to IgnorantBliss for her tips and trouble-shooting...
3. Big thanks to wes_h for his allowing me to mess around his custom-designed one.
4. Thanks to Rgiles' translucent glass texture recolour, I've learnt more on recolouring.
5. Bigs thanks to JWoods for his tutorials.
6. Thanks to Maxis for its at least leaving this sphere mesh and textures in the game to e discovered and reused.

B. Copyright Issues:
B1. Feel free to modify the parts I've done... (you can only claim credits for what you've done on it, yet no need to mention me unless you feel like so.).
B2. These textures and these recolours I made are banned to be for any direct or indirect commercial or trading usage.)
B3. No permission is necessary for redistribution of these textures and these recolours I made with proper instruction like this page unless stated.

The second recolours I've made are for Numenor's Maxis "Lost & Found" #4: The Matte Sphere set's wall-boundries. I've not seen one recolour set for them linked to the mesh thread yet, and I like them a lot and you may have already known that from the lots I've built and shred so far.

For some reasons, I've input the original mesh thread link, but they're not connected, :confused:...
All the recolours here need the following mesh "SphereMatte_MESH_UPD-07feb06.rar" from
Miscellaneous - Maxis "Lost & Found" #4: The Matte Sphere *OPEN CONTEST*
sorry for the confusion coz I'm also confused what happened with the linking system. I'd another one working but not this one... Sorry, I accidentally deleted ome uploads wile clearing up pix.:P

Anyway, in this recolour set, some of them're monotonous with the following RGB definitions.
Black-white gradient for the stand subset: (released first...)

Some textural recolours for bothe the stand and sphere subsets:

A slightly reddishly glow-in-dark yellow translucent sphere recolour.

A recolour of Numenor's Animated ElectricGlow recolour:

**NEW** (18th Feb, 06)
a pale-greenish stand recolour with a slight glow-in-dark:

**NEW** (19th Feb, 06)
a bluish animated sphere I've been played around with is done.

**NEW** (22nd Feb, 06)
2 more glassy spheres... :moose:

**NEW** (1st Mar, 06)
a highly reflective silvery recolour for boththe sphere and the stand... ^-^

**NEW** (1st Sept, 06)
1. smoky spheres
2. neighbourhood water spheres
3. vibrating spheres (animated)[ File Updated for seasons due to the breakage of the caustic in EP5-Seasons.]
finally fixed for EP5, but the fixed version requires a an additional mod to run, either Moi_shaderPool_EP5SSeu-EP3OFB-Gunmod.rar or Moi_shaderPool_EP0toEP4-EP3OFB-Gunmod.rar (dependent on which highest game version one is running), downloadable here

The original one Numenor_WallWindow_Seamless_Recolour-MoiWavy001set.rar will work for any game version lower than EP5SS.

So, if you find these colours useful, welscome to dl them. But, please not to post any thank post unless there's a problem or that is to show how they can be used. Should you feel like to thank, click the "thank" button instead. Thanks for your patience to read through this.

Copyright for some of the textures:
I took the photo and edit them to fit into the recolours. Anyone is welcome to re-use the texture as long as they're freely accessed and the person(s) who re-use(s) the texture do not claim the texture as their property or copyright. No need to credit me back for the texture.

Hopefully, pretty soon, I'll finish some other recolours and post them here... ^_^

1. combine Cthru-R255G000B000-r002 and Espark-RY2 wit the moveobjects cheat, and you'll see yet another animated combo-rerecolour...!

Note: I switched it from Maxis recolour to New mesh recolour, so it can link to the in-game version of the Matte Sphere. But, you may still need CEP.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 16th Feb 2006 at 11:55 AM
soo beautiful.......
The ModFather
retired moderator
#3 Old 16th Feb 2006 at 11:57 AM
Here they are, finally!
The recolours for the "sphere" are really beautiful and suggestive; the ones for the "stand" subset show how much you are fond of Black&White Lol!

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.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#4 Old 16th Feb 2006 at 12:17 PM
Thanks for your nice comment...

Yes, after fixing the naming problem, I dared myself to post them out despite my fear and worries...
Yes, i surely like the black-white gradient coz it's the sharpest one to me... And, I'm making these for the lots I'm building...:D
Thanks again for your helps...
Test Subject
#5 Old 18th Feb 2006 at 6:44 AM
Nice, a definante download!

"Love me now, Dance with me tonight, Tomorrow I may be gone......"
#6 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 8:01 AM
nice,what are they for,,,lol

Wanna see me whiz?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#7 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 8:16 AM Last edited by niol : 20th Feb 2006 at 8:32 AM.

Thanks for the nice coment.

Originally Posted by Casey_210
nice,what are they for,,,lol

They're for decorative purposes, yet not functional to the sims. Hopefully, I can make it so in the future. I'm just mad about it... :valentine !
Zombie Socks
#8 Old 16th Feb 2009 at 10:05 PM
It's very nice! Unfortunatly, even after reading your post it's very unclear as to which file contains what and requires what. Perhaps you could try simplifying it?

Nintendork Island | Please call me WWW!| Despite what avatar says, loves all of mts <3
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#9 Old 5th Jun 2009 at 5:47 AM

I've to admit that's kinda messy coz I was adding new sets along the timeline and this or that.

I'll see if I can come up a better organisation of the thread.

Field Researcher
#10 Old 5th Sep 2011 at 3:23 PM
Not sure if I need all the files or not - love these - have all expansions, and 4 stuff packs (Ikea, M&G, FF< and TS). So, what do I download, to get all and not have duplicates? LOVE the way they look!