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Driveway - Sidewalk Match [Recolor]

by HugeLunatic Posted 25th May 2013 at 5:54 AM - Updated 19th Aug 2013 at 2:42 AM by HugeLunatic
27 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 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 play a very maxis match game, with a few defaults. The basic concrete was never a good color choice for any of my lots, and the brick ones are never the right color either. So I made a recolor of the NightLife Concrete Driveway and Extension to match the default sidewalk tiles, "Discrete Concrete", which I use everywhere.

I use the lighting mod by spookymuffin at GoS, so hopefully this looks the same with no lighting mod or with GunMods.

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 Nightlife
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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 25th May 2013 at 9:23 AM
Another simplazing thing!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 25th May 2013 at 10:47 AM
Thank you! I've been waiting to see the tile for the 'missing' sidewalk tile..why Maxis didn't put it in the original game I'll never know, but at last you've corrected it!
#4 Old 25th May 2013 at 5:13 PM
Ive been wanting this done forEVER. I even tried to do it myself, but i could never get it to match exactly.
AND HERE YOU ARE. Like an angel sent from above. I just, I...I...
#5 Old 25th May 2013 at 8:23 PM
This will get plenty of use, thanks
retired moderator THANKS POST
#6 Old 25th May 2013 at 10:41 PM
Looks like I no longer have a reason to always use the dark asphalt texture.
Test Subject
#7 Old 26th May 2013 at 12:27 AM
^^What @Maybesomethingdunno said. I didn't even know that I was needing this until I saw it in the download list (and got wayyy too excited)...Thank you!!
Test Subject
#8 Old 26th May 2013 at 10:02 PM
This is one of those things that you have always wanted but never thought about.

I'm devouring your curtains -- they are lovely/tasty.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 28th May 2013 at 9:33 PM
Greatly Needed! Thank You So Much!!!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 29th May 2013 at 1:12 AM
yay Thank you. I so needed this.
Test Subject
#11 Old 29th May 2013 at 3:00 AM
This is so great! I never used the gray one because it always looked a little off. Now I want to build a whole suburbia-themed neighborhood with this recolor.

PS I can confirm that it looks correct without lighting mods.
Forum Resident
#12 Old 29th May 2013 at 4:33 AM
This is nice thanks
Not actually evil.
#13 Old 31st May 2013 at 2:37 AM
Yes! It drove me absolutely buggy that those didn't match.
#14 Old 16th Jun 2013 at 8:52 PM
great idea , I wished I could have a such driveway so happy it finally released.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 25th Jun 2013 at 9:23 PM
Preposterous - the very notion of a driveway that matches the sidewalk! Oh, wait, you went and did it? HOORAH, HOORAH! I've also been meaning to make one for ages, but never got around to it - thanks so much for this
Mad Poster
#16 Old 27th Jul 2013 at 3:56 PM
Thanks for this, HugeLunatic
#17 Old 13th Aug 2013 at 1:31 PM
What a lovely idea! Unfortunately, when I put it in my game, it shows up as solid black in both the thumbnail and when placed.

I have a Mac and EPs through Bon Voyage only. I do have CEP installed and working. Is there an add-on to the CEP that I need?
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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Original Poster
#18 Old 13th Aug 2013 at 2:37 PM

No, no CEP required for this. Just a straight up recolor of the NL driveway. Do other recolors of the driveway work for you? Have you had any issues with files that have been compressed? I've checked the image size, and it does have the right ratio for Macs.
#19 Old 15th Aug 2013 at 2:17 AM
HL, Sadly I am having the Showing up black issue.

I run Windos 7 With all EP's except BV and the CEP is installed with all fixes. Other Recolours of the driveways work for me, but yours show up oddly .

What kind of Sim loves like this?
Field Researcher
#20 Old 10th Jan 2014 at 2:20 AM
Test Subject
#21 Old 10th Feb 2014 at 9:34 PM
YES! Thank you! Looks great!
Test Subject
#22 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 3:07 PM
Criminal Mastermind
retired moderator THANKS POST
#23 Old 14th Feb 2016 at 1:24 AM
Oh yeah that definitely looks right. I had the same feeling as yours when I lay down my driveways. Before I found this recolor, I had to use invisible driveways.
Mad Poster
#24 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 4:54 AM
It's nice to finally not have mismatched concrete. Thank you!
#25 Old 19th Apr 2016 at 2:46 AM
Just now finding this, but it is still very much awesome. Thank you!
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