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White & Beige 'Nocturnal Imagination Reciever' (Dream Catcher)

by perdita_x_dream Posted 27th May 2007 at 3:26 PM - Updated 2nd Jun 2007 at 11:54 AM by perdita_x_dream
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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.


I just realized that if you put a Nocturnal Imagination Reciever next to a sim's bed, the sim actually sleeps better, as in gets the energy bar filled quicker! It's like a hacked object, just that it's original ;P Perhaps I'm the slowest person in the world to figure this out now, but however I felt that the crazy colours didn't suit me so I made a more sober recolor for this fun object. It's game tested and works, you can find it in Decorative > Paintings.

The picture with two 'recievers' shows my recolor compared to the original.

Perhaps you can have some use for this too
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#2 Old 1st Jun 2007 at 5:34 PM
I agree about the bold coloring. I never used the object because it never coordinated with anything I had in my game (especially the bedding) So this is really a great find for me. Thanks so much for taking the time out to recolor it and share it here with everyone. I'll definatly be using this from now on. Thanks!!

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#3 Old 1st Jun 2007 at 5:53 PM
If it helps any, I never bothered to use it for the reason that I just never got around it. =P So you're not the only one to find it out!

Can you make some more recolours of this? I'd love to see more colour schemes, as well as some gothy ones. <3 Thank you for making this one, too!

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#4 Old 1st Jun 2007 at 6:33 PM Last edited by rebecah : 1st Jun 2007 at 6:51 PM.
I didn't even realize maxis had made a dreamcatcher til 2 days ago. I also didn't know this would increase their energy faster. Thanks so much for the info. I love your recolors. Thanks so much for sharing.
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#5 Old 1st Jun 2007 at 7:02 PM
I knew it'd raise energy but I just didnt like its colours. thanks for the recolor!! I will be using it more often!

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#6 Old 1st Jun 2007 at 10:27 PM
wow I didn't know thet [ashamed] thanks for reco and information! <3
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#7 Old 1st Jun 2007 at 10:36 PM
Looks great, thanks.

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#8 Old 2nd Jun 2007 at 12:30 AM
wow, i actually have a dreamcatcher in my bedroom! yay~
thank you ^^
#9 Old 2nd Jun 2007 at 12:51 AM
Didn't the dreamcatcher come with Seasons though?

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#10 Old 2nd Jun 2007 at 4:27 AM
Unless it's a secret object I've never seen before, this isn't a Base Game item. What EP is it from?
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#11 Old 2nd Jun 2007 at 2:44 PM
I thought the bed was working much better with Seasons! I like to place it over the window in the bedroom instead of just on the wall. Thanks.
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#12 Old 2nd Jun 2007 at 4:24 PM
I did not know they slept better with the dream catcher, and add me to the chorus of people that *HATED* the colors! Thanks so much for this -- it's beautiful!!

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#13 Old 3rd Jun 2007 at 4:30 AM
Thanks for the nice recolour! I always liked the dreamcatcher, but never used it. I had NO idea it had any practical use. I'll definitely use it now!
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#14 Old 3rd Jun 2007 at 10:37 PM
This is great, I've been wanting something like this for a long time. I never liked the crazy colors of the original one, either.

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#15 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 5:10 AM
I love this new color, thanks so much and I have one in one of my sims room and was thinking they just really slept well, because I did notice they were up earlier than usual but hadnt connected the dream catcher to it. Thats awesome. thanks.
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#16 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 5:06 PM
Hey, I didn't know that about the energy part either! Why am I just finding this out?

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#17 Old 27th Jun 2007 at 10:18 PM
I didn't realize the energy part, but the dream catcher costs $50. The very next day it has appreciated in value to $1260 (unpatched Seasons version). I've got rich sims who made their fortune trading in "Nocturnal Imagination Receivers". :P

And thanks for the recolor, it's great. I was really tired of the turquoise and purple. If you care to do anymore recolors, I'm sure a lot of people will be interested.
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#18 Old 1st Jul 2007 at 3:45 PM
Yeah, I noticed that too one time too, I get the feeling that it's because it collects the sims dreams and it gets more worth stuffed with dreams ;P

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#19 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 5:01 PM
Uhm, I have a rater stupid question... Could anyone tell me how to make this work in my game? I can't for the life of me figure it out, and I really would love to have this recolor.
#20 Old 23rd Mar 2015 at 3:55 AM
Thank you! I love the recolor! Please, please, please do more of them! :)