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Parsimonious Solar Bug Nursery in Green, Black, and Silver

by Cidira Posted 7th Jun 2007 at 3:34 PM - Updated 5th Nov 2008 at 4:51 PM by akatonbo : fixing pics and updating info
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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.
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The moment I saw the Solar Bug Nursery set, by Kate at Parsimonious, I knew I wanted recolors for my alien babies. Lucky for me that I know how to do them myself now, isn't it?

Here are most of the objects from the original set recolored in slick black, space-age silver, and radioactive green.

Inside each zip you'll find recolors for the crib and crib bedding (really just the bottom of the crib), changing table, high chair, toy box, training potty, and end table (the only item of the set not found in Misc/Children -- it's in Surfaces/End Tables, of course).

I skipped the tentacle lights (which are already a fantastic shade of alien green), the two toys (though I might yet go back and see how the xylophone looks), and the mirror (just didn't feel like it).

There's a texture seam on the front of the crib, which is almost invisible with Kate's original patterns, but slightly more noticeable with a solid color. From actual playing distance you'll barely see it. Kate has fixed the texture seam, because she is awesome! If you've already got the meshes in your game you may need to redownload them, since the fix is new as of summer 2008. I'll take some new pics eventually too, since it's visible in the ones I have up now.

All objects are marked on the original set page at Parsimonious as being base-game compatible, and should also be compatible with later EPs configurations. (I had everything up through Seasons when these were made.) All meshes needed are on the same page of the site. The parts of the set that I did not recolor are also highly recommended, and most are pictured in my screenshots.


DON'T claim my work is yours (that includes uploading it with lots and not giving credit to everyone who contributed to making it), charge people money for it, or break any of Parsimonious's usage policies.

DO enjoy it in your game, and let me know if anything is wonky.
Tags: #alien

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Solar Bug

Size: 19.4 KB · Downloads: 6,259 · 7th Jun 2007
19.4 KB 6,259 7th Jun 2007
Solar Bug

Size: 18.7 KB · Downloads: 6,506 · 7th Jun 2007
18.7 KB 6,506 7th Jun 2007
Solar Bug

Size: 16.9 KB · Downloads: 6,762 · 7th Jun 2007
16.9 KB 6,762 7th Jun 2007
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#2 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 12:35 AM
That mesh is awesome, and nice recolours as well.


kind of.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 3:46 AM
I really like the green recolour! Sometimes less is more, now the brilliance of the meshes came out! Well done!

Ps.: And I think the Xylophone doesn't need a recolour, so you're right leaving it as it is.
Forum Resident
#4 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 8:21 AM
great recolors!it would be perfect for my alien and rave sims,cause i love neon colors!thanx
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 9:33 AM
very nice, just stuck it on the wiki
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 12:41 PM
Seeing as Parsimonious is down, i dont see how this could be of any use.
Test Subject
#7 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 7:19 PM
Originally Posted by simathome
Seeing as Parsimonious is down, i dont see how this could be of any use.

Worked for me just now.

Nice recolours

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Original Poster
#8 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 11:26 PM
Originally Posted by simathome
Seeing as Parsimonious is down, i dont see how this could be of any use.

The site was up when I uploaded my recolors, and it is up now. Try a little patience before you call someone's work useless, hm?
Test Subject
#9 Old 10th Jun 2007 at 5:33 AM
Parsimonious is having some technical difficulties right now ; Sometimes it's up, sometimes it down but don't despair! It will be back to normal soon. If you can manage to get it, there's a notice on the front page in the News section/

The recolors are superb! Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 10th Jun 2007 at 5:57 AM
oOoOooOooo *.* so shiny and pretty hehe.
thank you so much! not just for the beyond aweome recolors but for pointing out this set to me in the first place xD
thank you, thank you, thankyou!!! x]

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Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 3:30 AM
Excellent set! Many thanks for the recolours! Silly question... where did you get the cool oval windows seen in your snapshots?
Original Poster
#12 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 2:47 AM
Whoops, hadn't checked the thread in a few weeks. Since I see the comment was left before the recent rule changes, I'll answer here.

I think they're by Solfal at TSR - the Future set:

You might also like the ones from Lunar Living at Parsimonious, though, which are free:

Or stonetower's embossed windows (which are awesome and I don't think I'd found them yet when I took those screenshots:

Parsimonious has some other nice ones too, some hiding in roomsets. Try or

(I pretty much grab every window of that style that I see; I probably have others too.)
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 3rd Aug 2007 at 11:24 AM
I like these very much. Thanks so much. :D

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Test Subject
#14 Old 2nd Sep 2007 at 5:27 AM
Sweet! Definately a favorite of mine!

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 8:44 PM
Thank you for making some harmonious recolors! The mesh never appealed to me until I saw these! My sci-fi neighborhood will soon have some very stylish nurseries!

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Field Researcher
#16 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 2:13 PM
Thank you so much! I loved these meshes but the patterns were a bit too strong for my taste. These I love though!
Field Researcher
#17 Old 17th Jul 2008 at 5:32 AM
I've updated the crib this morning, it should no longer have that unsightly crease down the front (the recolours do not need updating in any fashion and will continue to work with the updated mesh).
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Original Poster
#18 Old 5th Nov 2008 at 4:44 PM
I hadn't been checking my comments and completely missed this, will edit my post. So few people actually go back and improve old stuff when they've learned how to do better, so that's just one more way that you are super awesome on top of everything else!
Test Subject
#19 Old 20th Apr 2009 at 6:10 AM
thanks! very much apreciated!!...did i spell that right??
Test Subject
#20 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 2:30 PM
thanks so much its brill for my alien babys sadley i have a glitch in my game my toddlers carnt pick them up there just stuck on the floor lolz thanks you so much its so alienish.xx.
Test Subject
#21 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 2:44 PM
hey can you help me the download wont work for me i even used the mode for ir on please help
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 27th Sep 2013 at 12:07 AM
I think you should do a blue with white recolor.
Awesome by the way.