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8+ Maxis Match "Value" Mirror Completion Set

by Sophie-David Posted 26th Aug 2007 at 4:40 AM - Updated 28th Jun 2009 at 7:31 AM by Sophie-David : Repaired the broken image links
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 5 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.

Title

8+ Maxis Match "Value" Mirror Completion Set


Description

These downloads contain recolours of the base game "Reflective Glass Mirror", also called the "Value" or simply the "Cheap" Mirror, that sells for §100 and has an Environment value of 1. Used in conjunction with the recolours from Ten Maxis Match "Value" Mirror Recolours, I think you will find that you have enough variations to quite closely match all of the base game counters, with the exception of the Chiclettina sets - I have something special in mind for them. UPDATE: the Chiclettina series is now available here.

I actually created more matches than I uploaded here, but I found that there were several that were so similar that it was not worth having them. When you have to find the best match by a process of elimination then you know you've tried to take the process too far!

The main archive is SDmirrorvalue_club.zip, containing seven mirror recolours that specifically match the cabinets of the Club Room Countertop, plus one recolour in a yellow ash that matches a Chez Moi cabinet, as shown in the three screen shots above.


Secondly, SDmirrorvalue_blk&grey.zip contains two almost black recolours and three shades of grey for Retroville type scenarios. The second mirror from the left in the screen shot is technically not a greyscale recolour, but a "black walnut" in dark brown that I particularly liked. Note that there is a white and an off-white in my first Maxis Match series.

You may include these recolours in any uploaded lots, whether for free or pay - although it would be nice if you included a credit in the description and sent me a PM. Apart from using them in lots, I would prefer that you not upload these collections or portions of them elsewhere, if only because such duplication can cause confusion.


Additional Credits:

SimPE 6.0, which makes it all possible
Corel WEB.PhotoPaint, for making the recolours
Microsoft Photo Editor, for attaching the back of the mirror and for file conversion
BaseGameStarter Pro, so handy for testing base game compliance and speeding up the development process
Attribute Change 5.30, used to adjust a file's date and timestamp, which puts the recolours together in consecutive order, with the most recent recolour being the one furthest to the left. Thus the mirrors are arranged in alphabetical order within the catalogue popup display from right to left. You might also want to keep each collection in separate subdirectories, which will also keep them together in the catalogue display.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SDmirrorvalue_blk&grey.zip

Size: 35.4 KB · Downloads: 3,264 · 26th Aug 2007
35.4 KB 3,264 26th Aug 2007
SDmirrorvalue_club.zip

Size: 54.4 KB · Downloads: 3,546 · 26th Aug 2007
54.4 KB 3,546 26th Aug 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 26th Aug 2007 at 10:41 AM
Thank you, now with your two recolour sets I think I'll never have to download recolours for this mirror again, that's all I need.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 26th Aug 2007 at 3:33 PM
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So then I said to the gentlemen:
"Prognosticate? I thought you said promisitate."
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
retired moderator
#4 Old 27th Aug 2007 at 4:11 AM
A little while ago I attempted to make recolors of this mirror, I was tired of its one ugly color. However, you version is MUCH better than my quick attempt. I'll take yours and be done with the project!
Theorist
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Original Poster
#5 Old 27th Aug 2007 at 4:45 AM
Thanks for the encouragement!
Scholar
#6 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 1:40 AM
These look so good, and now I have the "exact" matches that I've needed!
Thanks for sharing.

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 3:50 AM
I never use this mirror because I hate the color. So, thank you.
Theorist
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Original Poster
#8 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 5:12 AM
Yes, the default mirror colour is quite aweful! You're welcome AyameS.
Inventor
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#9 Old 17th Sep 2016 at 5:12 PM
These are fantastic! Thank you for providing such a wide range of colors!
Theorist
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Original Poster
#10 Old 17th Sep 2016 at 6:26 PM
Thank you, and you're welcome.