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Testers Wanted: Ornament & Present replacements for Christmas Tree

by Miss Puff Posted 20th Dec 2004 at 8:38 AM - Updated 1st Sep 2007 at 4:35 PM by Miss Puff
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 2 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.

I made these textures to replace the awful packages and ornaments that come with the Maxis Christmas Tree object. If you install one of them to your Downloads folder the default Maxis tree decorations will no longer show up. You can only use one of these at a time, I made different colors only so people can choose which they like best. Only one can show up in the game, so you should only keep one of them in your downloads directory at a time. If you decide you want the Maxis defaults back or would like to use another custom replacement, simply delete or move the file you no longer want from your downloads folder. Thanks to RGiles for the suggestion on making these.

Please note that these requires the Christmas Tree object from Maxis to be installed in your game. You can download it from the official site here:

Also, in the screenshots, the purple ornaments are decorating a tree using a recolor I made that is no longer available for download. The white tree is a Maxis recolor that comes with the tree.

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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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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#2 Old 20th Dec 2004 at 8:42 AM
I love the white one with the blue... thank you!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 20th Dec 2004 at 9:04 AM
these are all great, i'll have to think about replacing my maxis ones, lol.
Test Subject
#4 Old 26th Dec 2004 at 8:45 AM
could you make them clones or whatever :confused: so i dont have to choose only one:D
Test Subject
#5 Old 14th Jun 2005 at 2:06 PM
Yah!!!!!!!!! Can you make decorations for the outside of the house? I love these
Lab Assistant
5th Jul 2005 at 10:47 AM
This message has been deleted by pinksoda90. Reason: silly question i asked!! will be downloading the maxis tree now!! :D
Test Subject
#6 Old 21st Jul 2005 at 7:00 AM
You are cool I love these. Very good work and thank you
Test Subject
#7 Old 17th Sep 2005 at 8:24 PM
Hey, I can't seem to download the Maxis version for Could someone help me out?

Lab Assistant
#8 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 5:52 AM
Now my simmies can have a Merry Christmas after all! Thanks for some great recolors.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 6:15 AM
Ok, what weirdo has presents under their tree that all match? I never remember that while growing up. Neither do I remember them being all even and organized.

Good job. They do look nice.
#10 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 2:51 AM
The trees look awesome, thank you for sharing them.
Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 5:54 PM
Hmmm Purple or Red?
Test Subject
#12 Old 2nd Dec 2005 at 7:31 PM
Wow, these are soo beautiful...only I can't find a Maxis Christmas?
Test Subject
#13 Old 16th Dec 2005 at 3:03 AM
Now does it have to be the one from maxis or can it be a recolor of the maxis one?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 21st Dec 2005 at 7:04 PM
Wow, these are soo beautiful...only I can't find a Maxis Christmas?

There is a link to where you can download the Maxis Christmas tree in the original post. In the game I think it's located in decorative, miscellaneous.

Now does it have to be the one from maxis or can it be a recolor of the maxis one?

I'm not really sure I understand what the question is. If you put one of these in your downloads folder it will replace the Maxis colored ornaments and presents on the tree, you can't have both. I'd like to make them separate recolors, but last I checked the CEP files still didn't support this.
Test Subject
#15 Old 23rd Dec 2005 at 12:57 AM
You have some super pretty trees, it would be nice to have them all in game to choose between. Are you sure it has to be a default replacement? You can recolor most objects, why not this one? Just curious. Thanks for the post!!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 10:03 AM
These are really pretty... is it still not possible to clone the Maxis tree and have different colour options, or has that been resolved now? I would love to be able to have both the purple and blue ones in my game, is all... still, nice recolours.

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Test Subject
#17 Old 20th Nov 2006 at 6:29 PM
Thanks for the link to the christmas tree on the official site, have seen all the recolours but couldn't find the mesh! thanks for the recolours too :-)

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#18 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 12:32 AM
thank you

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#19 Old 20th Dec 2009 at 11:44 PM
Can't you make them just recolors, and not defaults? Otherwise I am not sure I will download, considering I like ALL of them. Grrr you made them look TOO good, that I want them ALL but I cant!! arggg

Test Subject
#20 Old 11th Sep 2012 at 4:06 PM
Originally Posted by Miss Puff
If you put one of these in your downloads folder it will replace the Maxis colored ornaments and presents on the tree, you can't have both. I'd like to make them separate recolors, but last I checked the CEP files still didn't support this.

nooooooooooo!!!!!! waaaahhh! i was gonna BEG you to make non-default replacement recolors so i kin be greedy an have em ALL!! why cant we have them all! life obviously hates us. lol hope i got my point accross
Test Subject
#21 Old 24th Dec 2013 at 6:02 PM
Hey do you still have the mesh of the Sims Store? I want it but i cant find it since the page is closed
#22 Old 26th Apr 2014 at 5:22 PM
Can you make trees with lots of different colored lights on them too please? Thank you so so much for doing this. Christmas isn't the same (even in a game) without a tree, and I love all the different colors that I can put on the tree with lights. That is the reason I ask if you will make a tree with many different colors. Again thank you!
Test Subject
#23 Old 21st Dec 2014 at 9:36 PM
Does anyone still have the mesh anywhere ? I've been looking for it for some time now, since I lost it a while ago as I lost my last laptop... I'd really be grateful if someone could tell me where to find the mesh again. Thank you ?