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Maxis Drum Kit Improvement (GLOBAL MOD version)

by Khaibit Posted 24th Nov 2006 at 9:14 AM - Updated 28th Nov 2006 at 8:59 AM by Khaibit : added Terminal's link
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(*GLOBAL MOD* Version. There is also a Custom Version HERE)

Terminal pointed out that the Maxoids just mirrored the front of the bass drum on the back so this can be frustrating when recoloring the drums, especial when the front displays text. So I created a correction to get his wonderful recolor to work which is used in my screenshots available here. Thank you very much, also for translating me And also I'd like to thank two fantastic guys who helped me patiently: credits and thanks a million to extraordinary Numenor *runs, jumps and hugs again tempestuously* and Atavera! You rock! And you let our Simmies rock too :D

The correction comes in two ways for you to choose, either as a package which directly corrects the Maxis mesh (override, so fully working without hacks and removable just with deleting the package again) or as an additional drum set which is fully functional when Atavera’s Custom Instruments Hack V4.0 is installed.
You can either install the Global-Mod or the CUSTOM drum kit from HERE, double-installation is prevented because the files will replace each other.

Why the choice? Because CC creators can decide if they want to create recolors for the one or another version (Maxis vs. correction) and downloader can decide if they want to choose in game between 2 texturing methods (with installing "CUSTOM_drumkit_fix.rar") or just using the fixed one (with installing "GLOBAL-MOD_drumkit_fix.rar"). This fix borrows the Maxis drum kit textures (also from your downloads- folder) so only recolors of the Maxis drumkit are required for the correction to work.

Of course Uni is required to use the drums (EP ready, tested with Numenor’s BaseGameStarter)
Changed with UVMapper Pro and SimPE (0.60 and 0.61QA) only.

Redistribution Policy:
More than one correction isn’t necessary so it's FORBIDDEN to clone this correction.

It's ALLOWED and APPRECIATED, of course: to create Maxis recolors designed to fit the correction, that’s what it’s good for. Post your recolors for sure on any site (including paysites, lots, exchange, whatever, do what you want, they are yours),
BUT you can't include the one or other correction-mesh/package in your recolor, just point out the possibility to get the Maxis default drum kit corrected (and you'd like to let your recolor be displayed like this, your intention as recolor-creator is important for your choice, nothing else) so let the downloader choose which version of the correction to get! So instead provide a link to this thread or the other one (which will be updated if required). No credits required if you don’t want to give credits but link to this thread if you want your recolor to be displayed the way I offer to you.

Feedback and thanks are very much appreciated so enjoy and rock :D

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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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
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16 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 24th Nov 2006 at 9:41 AM
I've never paid that much close attention to the drums, but they do look a lot better now. Thank you!
#3 Old 24th Nov 2006 at 1:06 PM
Just out of curiosity, how is this mapped? Does the back of the big drum use the same texture as the top of the others, or does it have its own?

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#4 Old 24th Nov 2006 at 2:19 PM
Same with me, I've never paid that much attention but man, are you right! Thanks for the replacements, Maxis ain't thinkin' now a days...

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Original Poster
#5 Old 24th Nov 2006 at 2:32 PM
First of all: thanks for thanking, I'm glad you appreciate the correction!

Gwillewyn, the back of the bass drum has to use the same texture as the top of the other ones because this is the only possibility to keep the Maxis texture (the default colors) and to keep the recolors working for the default, the global-mod and the custom solution. For an 'all inclusive improvement' (a really cool drum kit :D) a new mesh made by cloning Atavera's drumset would make more sense.

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Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 10:06 AM
It's the small details that count - thank you! Looks so much better.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 2:56 PM
OK, am I the only one getting this problem? Every time I try to download this, WinRAR gives me the "invalid or corrupt authenticity information" error message. This is the only download this is happening on, too.
Original Poster
#8 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 5:07 PM
for me it worked fine but anyway, I removed the "authenticity information" from the RAR.

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Even the joker can be deadly serious...
Wichtig ist, was hinten raus kommt!
Entscheidend daran ist, wie?
Field Researcher
#9 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 7:17 PM
OK, will do.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 27th Nov 2006 at 11:46 AM
cool cool

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Forum Resident
#11 Old 3rd Dec 2006 at 12:44 AM
Thanks!, I can now take better pictures of my Band(s) - I always used to avoid that picture angle because of that naff mirror effect!...

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 3rd Dec 2006 at 1:02 AM
Awsome! I hated the drum because of that stupid mistake. Now it won't bother me, Thanks so very much!

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#13 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 4:51 AM
yeah very well done! helps tons
Mad Poster
#14 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 6:39 PM
Test Subject
#15 Old 15th Apr 2007 at 3:37 AM
It doesn't work on season
Test Subject
#16 Old 18th Dec 2008 at 11:27 PM

Test Subject
#17 Old 22nd Jun 2016 at 6:45 PM
I downloaded and installed this mod after recoloring the Maxis drum set, hoping that it would show up correctly. For some reason, even when I made sure that the global version was in my downloads folder, the change wasn't made and I'm not sure why. I have The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, so perhaps I'm running the game with an expansion pack or two that this mod isn't compatible with? It wouldn't be so bad if I was only able to do recolors with the Wizards of SimPE, as I'm currently having some issues with SimPE that don't allow me to recolor the advanced way, which would include custom objects, which is why I can't download the custom version of this mod. Has anyone had this problem before?