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Recoloured Stone Fireplaces

by SteelLlama Posted 23rd Mar 2006 at 2:05 AM - Updated 23rd Mar 2006 at 8:03 AM by SteelLlama
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 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.

Here's a set of fireplaces that've had the outside recoloured to match four of the stone walls that are in the game. They're a tiny bit darker than the walls because of how the texturing appears to work.

How it works:
Buy and place the cheap fireplace (Casbah Casuals Fireplace by 40 Thieves). Once you have it placed, click on the swatch tool and then click on any part of the red brick on the fireplace. Choose the colour of your choice. Repeat until all the pieces are the colour you chose.


Make sure you have the fireplace where you want it before changing the colour. If you move it after colouring it it will revert back to that ugly red brick colour, costing you time (and money if a sim is on the lot).


Put the right package in the archive for the dark brown fireplace.

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
Tan Fireplace.rar

Size: 68.5 KB · Downloads: 4,207 · 23rd Mar 2006
68.5 KB 4,207 23rd Mar 2006
Gray Fireplace.rar

Size: 83.7 KB · Downloads: 4,511 · 23rd Mar 2006
83.7 KB 4,511 23rd Mar 2006
Dark Brown Fireplace.rar

Size: 88.3 KB · Downloads: 4,270 · 23rd Mar 2006
88.3 KB 4,270 23rd Mar 2006
Brown Fireplace.rar

Size: 78.4 KB · Downloads: 4,296 · 23rd Mar 2006
78.4 KB 4,296 23rd Mar 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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9 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts
Forum Resident
#2 Old 23rd Mar 2006 at 2:12 AM
Thank you so much. Maxis matches like this make decorating much easier - not to mention prettier!

Julie =)

"I'm thinking about how if you took the W in answer, and the H in ghost, and the extra A in aardvark, and the T in listen, you could keep saying WHAT but no one would ever hear you because the whole word would be silent." - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Forum Resident
#3 Old 23rd Mar 2006 at 3:18 AM
Fireplace recolors are just what I need! Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 23rd Mar 2006 at 5:07 AM
This is great! Just what i needed. I have been getting very frustrated with building a stone house with NO brick on it and having to have a brick fireplace.
Test Subject
#5 Old 23rd Mar 2006 at 6:21 AM
There is one little problem. The Dark Brown and Gray Stone archives both have the same file, SLFireplace3.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 23rd Mar 2006 at 8:12 AM
Thanks everyone.

The dark brown archive is fixed now, so you'll need to download it again for that shade.
Test Subject
#7 Old 23rd Mar 2006 at 8:50 AM
very excelent, needed this just yesterday!
#8 Old 23rd Mar 2006 at 9:36 AM
Really useful, thank you for sharing x
#9 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 5:03 AM
Looks nice...thanks

Wanna see me whiz?
Test Subject
#10 Old 22nd Sep 2006 at 8:17 AM
This is great. Glad I found these.
I do have one question though. I'm not quite understanding what you mean by putting package in the archive? What is the right package and what is the archive. Thanks.