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Mailbox default color replacement

by windkeeper Posted 25th Apr 2006 at 4:17 AM - Updated 16th Dec 2008 at 3:32 PM by -Maylin-
25 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks 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.

These are not simply recolors of a mailbox, each of these files will actually replace default white mailbox color in the game. You can only install and use one color replacement at a time.

To install copy the file into your Downloads folder. To remove simply delete the file. The package only changes the default color of the mailbox, nothing else. No expansion packs required. All the metal parts are shiny and reflective, except for the one that comes with the aged wood.

I also included matching regular mailbox recolors ( Those you can extract all at once into your Downloads and use at any time to change the color of the mailbox. They will not interfere with color replacement files. CEP required.

Do not to upload these files to any other site. You are welcome to use them in lots submitted to MTS2 or TSR. You can also get matching mailbox covers by me at TSR. Those come with a small shelf for sims to place the mail on.
Style: Retro
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.

Sims 2
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Size: 378.8 KB · Downloads: 7,482 · 25th Apr 2006
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Size: 62.8 KB · Downloads: 2,768 · 25th Apr 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 4:20 AM
Thank you very much for these.
Test Subject
#3 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 4:28 AM
great job thanx! Keep up the great work!!!
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 4:32 AM
I don't usually comment on objects but this one definatly deserves it! Awesome job here.

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#5 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 5:38 AM
These are gorgeous thank you so much.

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 5:49 AM
Perfect colors for my rich sims! I don't know which color I want yet so I'm going to dowload all of them and then install one later, after I make up my mind! Thanx!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 6:48 AM
Thank you for sharing your work. Very hard to pick, I went with the aged wood. They're all so nice.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 7:12 AM
great idea, thank you for these, looks great
Field Researcher
#9 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 12:24 PM
yay, always wanted darker ones of these :D
Thanks windkeeper :D

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Field Researcher
#10 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 12:41 PM
Thanks for putting these here. They are really nice.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 4:35 PM
Great work! *grabs the Dark one for all her elf & medieval sims, and the recolours for her goths and mermaids* Thanks!

"Are you mad?"
Field Researcher
#12 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 5:00 PM
Oh, brilliant
I've been using the one with the shelf for a while, but sometimes I forget to do it, so this'll be an easy way to get a nicer colour. =P
Forum Resident
#13 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 6:30 PM
Yay! Black boxes for all my sims!! Whooo!! Thanks Windkeeper!!

I...will never be a memory.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 25th Apr 2006 at 10:16 PM
Lovely windkeeper!!! Thanks!!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 19th Jun 2006 at 10:51 AM
Thank you
Test Subject
#16 Old 2nd Jul 2006 at 1:52 PM
THANKS A LOT, i really am SICK of the boring color it haves now, THAAANKS xD
Test Subject
#17 Old 25th Jul 2006 at 1:51 AM
Thanks, this should solve the stupid mailbox bug I've been having. Finally I can get a new mailbox since my sims wont get the mail from their current box.
Test Subject
#18 Old 27th Jun 2007 at 4:13 AM
This is awesome, I love it. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#19 Old 1st Mar 2008 at 2:50 PM
Works not with Free Time ..
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 1:18 AM
i used this and now i cant pay all bills =(
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 22nd Aug 2008 at 4:52 AM
Thank you so much, I was infinitely tired of looking at the white mailbox. :/
Test Subject
#22 Old 13th Oct 2008 at 5:46 PM
Does it work with AL?
#23 Old 3rd Feb 2011 at 1:50 PM
With M&G stuff, you can actually recolor the mailbox
Field Researcher
#24 Old 13th Jul 2012 at 2:26 AM
This is such a small thing, but it's still wonderful. When I reinstalled after my last monster crash, I came back to get your aged mailboxes back in my game - thank you for these!
Test Subject
#25 Old 23rd Jul 2014 at 9:24 AM
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