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Chimney Recolors to match Maxis Timber Sidings

by Kimsie Posted 13th Apr 2008 at 2:17 AM - Updated 17th May 2008 at 12:37 AM by Kimsie : Updated links
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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.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Using Maxis sidings? Found that the chimney's red bricks don't really go with it? Then here's the solution for you! I've created chimney recolors matching Maxis' Shiver Me Timbers Wood Sidings.


Army - Bionic Blue - Violet Mist - Harvest Gold - Russet - Grey Slate - Ice Blue - Clay

They're packaged into one .zip, but named after the corresponding siding, so it's easy to delete the ones you don't want.

How to use:
First of all, you need the CEP or the chimneys won't be recolourable at all.
Put your fireplace where you want it. If you move it after you recolored it, the chimney will revert to the red bricks. Then, in Buy or Build Mode, select the Design Tool. Click on the chimney, and the recolors will appear. There are quite a few parts to the chimney and they all need to be recolored separately.
If you experience any problems or oddities, please let me know.

Other Sets:
I got a few requests and ended up creating chimney recolors matching all of Maxis outdoor wallpapers (the ones I consider outdoor, that is). There are quite a few recolors, but they're named after their corresponding wallpaper, and you can easily delete the ones you don't want and keep only your favourites. These are the existing sets. If you have any other requests, let me know and I’ll have a look at it.
  • Bricks Set - Matching Maxis' brick wallpapers: "Backhanded Compliment" Brick Wall Treatment, Brickfest OFB, Coursing Soldier Bricks, Coursing Soldier Bricks in Gray, Industrio Brick Wall, Industrio Brick Wall Basic UNI & Justin Uther Brick Wall Treatment.
  • Timber Siding Set - Matching Maxis' Siding wallpapers Shiver Me Timbers Wood Siding: Army, Bionic Blue, Clay, Grey Slate, Harvest Gold, Ice Blue, Russet & Violet Mist.
  • Vinyl Siding Set - Matching Maxis' Siding wallpapers Virtous Vinyl Siding: Coral, Cornflower, Cream, Fog, Ice Blue, Mint, Violet Mist
  • Scallop Set - NL Matching the Scallop Wall Shingles wallpapers made by Maxis: Blue, Green, Light Wood, Medium Wood, Orange, Pink, White, Yellow
  • Simply Siding Set - Matching Maxis' two simply siding wallpapers, and two others: Duraluminium Siding, Simply Siding in "Hamster", Simply Siding in "Salt", "Wütherbetten" Siding
  • Wood Siding Set - Matching Maxis' wood sidings that didn't really fit in any other category: "Naughty Pine" Siding, "Shingle Bells" Wood Shingles, Shingles by Fairytale2You NL, Wood Clapboard OFB, Wood Clapboard Again OFB, Wood Clapboard Reloaded OFB & Wood Clapboard Repeated OFB
  • Southwestern Style Stucco Set - UNI Matching Maxis' poured wallpapers "Southwestern Style" Stucco: Banana, Coral, Vanilla, Brick Red, Adventurous White & Calming Blue.
  • Stucco Set - Matching Maxis' poured wallpapers Stucco: Cobalt, Craft Work Plastering, Fawn, Honey Pot, Latte, Paste, Putty NL, Rich Rose NL, Sand Dune, Sea Breeze NL, Shadow Grey, Sunshine NL & Way off White
  • Masonry Set - Matching Maxis' Masonry Wallpapers: Blunt Opinion Stone Wall UNI, "Brownstone's Revenge" Basic Masonry, Cinders of Joy OFB, Fay's Fieldstone, "Latipsoh" Green Cinderblocks UNI, "Latipsoh" Slate Grey Cinderblocks UNI, "Running the Rapids" Rock Wall UNI , Sandstone Brick OFB, "Say No More" Wall in Grey Stone UNI, "Sedate Stone" Red Stone Wall UNI, "Sedimentary, My Dear" Ashlar Treatment, SlackCo Cinderblocks NL, "Soft Rock" Faux Stone Blocks, "Stack 'Em Up" Stone Wall UNI, "Wall of Thunder" Red Stone Wall UNI

If you like my work, please hit the Thanks-button.

Additional Credits:
Numenor for making the chimneys recolorable
The creators of SimPE

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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Kimsie_ChimneyTimberSet.zip

Size: 91.1 KB · Downloads: 3,237 · 13th Apr 2008
91.1 KB 3,237 13th Apr 2008
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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9 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 13th Apr 2008 at 10:20 AM
There were some more sidings posted just after this thread.
They would be great to have as well if their creator permits making them as chimneies.

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Test Subject
#3 Old 13th Apr 2008 at 11:32 AM
Fantastic idea! No longer do my chimneys need to hide within walls or look out of place!

Are you planning to make any brick recolours using the Maxis wallpapers?
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 13th Apr 2008 at 2:55 PM
This is FANTASTIC! Thank you for taking the time to do this. We appreciate it!

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Theorist
#5 Old 13th Apr 2008 at 6:52 PM
Wonderful! It is great to have more recolours of Numenor's recolourable chimneys! I've long been wondering why chimney colours have been so neglected.
Instructor
#6 Old 13th Apr 2008 at 11:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SIMale
There were some more sidings posted just after this thread.
They would be great to have as well if their creator permits making them as chimneies.


Hi, that was me. Yes it is fine, Kimsie already PMed me to ask and should be working on them as soon as possible

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 14th Apr 2008 at 12:19 AM Last edited by Kimsie : 15th Apr 2008 at 9:59 AM. Reason: Added links
Quote:
Originally Posted by SIMale
There were some more sidings posted just after this thread.
They would be great to have as well if their creator permits making them as chimneies.

The sidings are finished and uploaded. It was really hard to make the colors match (unfortunately, when the game puts the textures onto the chimney, the lighting is altered, and the chimney appears darker than the wall). Hence it isn't perfect, but close enough

Quote:
Originally Posted by killerhamster
Are you planning to make any brick recolours using the Maxis wallpapers?

Finished these as well, and you can find them here.

Whenever people agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong

- Oscar Wilde
Mad Poster
#8 Old 16th May 2008 at 6:05 PM
Kimsie, please accept my congrats on one of the most useful projects I have seen!! You have done so many sets, it's unbelievable. Now there's almost nothing that we can't match to the chimney! That ugly red chimney color will no longer ruin the beauty of my sim houses! You are truly talented and creative!! :D
Test Subject
#9 Old 20th Jan 2009 at 9:03 PM
Default Where is the London white brick?
Ok...I am sure...with all of the chimney sets...that I am just missing it...but where is the London white brick chimney? I love the white bricks and would love to have the chimney...

Thank you!

XXOO
Meg...
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 25th Feb 2009 at 5:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FemmeDeluxe
Ok...I am sure...with all of the chimney sets...that I am just missing it...but where is the London white brick chimney?


In fact, you are not. I haven't done a recolor of the London White Brick Chimney, as Numenor has already done it. You can find it here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=39859

Whenever people agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong

- Oscar Wilde