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By Request: Ceiling Smoke Alarm

by Targa Posted 10th Oct 2005 at 9:59 PM - Updated 6th Jan 2009 at 4:04 PM by -Maylin-
50 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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.

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Thought I'd fit in a few requests between coming up with new objects, so here's a ceiling-placeable smoke alarm that doesn't take up wall space. Requested by McAlli.



Edit: In case you're wondering: I started a fire on the stove and the alarm still works the same as always.
      Living: Living Room
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Size: 31.5 KB · Downloads: 8,757 · 10th Oct 2005
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Size: 29.2 KB · Downloads: 14,970 · 10th Oct 2005
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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 10th Oct 2005 at 10:06 PM
this is pretty kewl, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 10th Oct 2005 at 10:07 PM
I ask myself why i don´t miss it. Now i´ve seen this and i know i´ve missed it.

Thanks Targa

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#4 Old 10th Oct 2005 at 10:09 PM
my like lool
Field Researcher
#5 Old 10th Oct 2005 at 10:13 PM
awsome, i saw this request so this turned out nice- thanks!
#6 Old 10th Oct 2005 at 10:19 PM
Wonderful. I always thought it was weird that their smoke alarms were on a wall; I'd never seen one anywhere but the ceiling. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 10th Oct 2005 at 10:27 PM
Excellent, need all the wall space I can get, Thanks
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 10th Oct 2005 at 10:38 PM
Thanks for this Targa!

In memory of my sister who died suddenly on 25th April,2005. Mum and I love you, hun, and we miss you so much. xx
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 10th Oct 2005 at 11:24 PM
This is really great for I love lots of windows in my kitchen. Now I don't have to leave a part of the wall free. Thank you.
#10 Old 10th Oct 2005 at 11:51 PM
This is great! I always hated that sticking it to the wall deal. I like to put a spice rack over the stove.. and with that dumb smoke alarm there that wasn't possible! Now it is. Thanks so much.

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 12:11 AM
Thank you so much! I was just thinking how much I wanted a smoke alarm on the ceiling, so much more realistic. The smoke alarm on the wall really bugs me for some reason lol. Thanks a bunch Targa, you made my day (I know, I know, pretty sad a smoke alarm can make my day lol).
#12 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 12:18 AM
I didn't even know I wanted it until I saw it. Thank you Targa, you always come up with the best stuff!

Not buying TS4 until Terrain Sculpting is back and cheatless Split Levels are added!
Here's an idea: Stairs Pitch Slider.
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#13 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 12:18 AM Last edited by McAlli : 11th Oct 2005 at 12:21 AM. Reason: Mispelled Targa
Oh Targa, bless your heart. Thank you , thank you, thank you.
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#14 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 12:27 AM
Originally Posted by Anshin Lanugo
I didn't even know I wanted it until I saw it. Thank you Targa, you always come up with the best stuff!

lmao!! Same here!! now I can't NOT have it!!! YEAH!!!

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#15 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 1:38 AM
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 1:43 AM
Good Idea! This will be helpful
Test Subject
#17 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 3:52 AM
Yes, yes, yes, thank you, thank you, thank you! I had one of these for the original sims game. I really missed it! Again, thank you1
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 5:58 AM
What a brilliant idea! Thank you very much for making and sharing this with us. This is one of those "must-haves" of Sims2 downloads. Cheers, Robin

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#19 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 9:10 AM
Great work im so happy someone at last has created the object i all was wanted i really love sims1 i think there are some better stuff there then sims 2
Field Researcher
#20 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 11:09 AM
I like your Ceiling Smoke Alarm.... :sniper: Thanx.... :devil: :devil2: :flamer:
Test Subject
#21 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 1:13 PM
I love this idea. Thank you for making it. You did a great job.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 1:36 PM
Brilliant so obvious like all good inventions when you see it. This will free up a few areas. Thank you.

Don't forget the cheese.......
Test Subject
#23 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 3:11 PM
oh I see you have the same problem as me! there are pictures when you load your game not a l l
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#24 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 4:15 PM
Thank you
I am so glad to see this. I was so annoyed with always having the fire alarm take up space on the wall when I would have preferred to put decorative paintings, etc. It was ugly. This makes so much more sense.

sigh!.....(now all we need is a burglar alarm that can go on the outside walls of the house)...not requesting, just venting. You did a great job
Test Subject
#25 Old 11th Oct 2005 at 6:40 PM
Outstanding. Your work is much appreciated.
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