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Picked upload! 229 ingame Maxis objects in collection files

by frillen Posted 14th Feb 2006 at 3:56 AM - Updated 16th Dec 2008 at 2:50 PM by -Maylin-
198 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 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.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Bon Voyage EP Info:
It seems like Bon Voyage has some new coding which makes it impossible for non-buyable to be in collection files, so these collection files won't work if you got Bon Voyage installed - Sorry!
I'll update this post if I find another way to make these work with Bon Voyage!

Pets & Seasons EP Info:
It seems like the Pets & Seasons EP somehow affects the use of these collections so they don't work when selected from buy-mode, but they seem to work when selected from build-mode
(Thanks go to aelflaed for providing the Seasons info)

This is zip-file with 7 collection files containing a total of 229 ingame Maxis objects. (I've sorted them for easier finding)
since they are collection files the actual objects aren't in them so you don't have to put anything in your downloads folder.
The zip file should be extracted to ..My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Collections

Most of the objects are useless and have no interaction, but some do.
You can use them for story-writing or just to make your houses look more realistic.

Some of the objects can't be picked up or deleted once they are placed unless you put them on a counter, table etc. then you can delete the table and the object will be deleted aswell.
(these objects are in a collection file for themselves so you'll be able to tell them apart)

Some objects have a strange orientation, but I decided to include them anyway.

I've included thumbnail pictures of all collection except for 1 since it contains the weather files and they don not have thumbnail pictures.
I've also included a picture of the collection folders so you know what to look for in your collections.

NOTE: Even thoug they are listed as Maxis Recolors they are not, I had to choose a category since this site haven't got an option for collection files only.
Allthough a few of the objects are from University & Nightlife I believe that the collection files will work anyway since they do not really hold objects, but only references to objects.
Furthermore they won't add more than a few kb to your uploaded house and they won't create a warning sign if they're in an uploaded lot on the EA Exchange.

I've tested these objects thoroughly in the game, but you never know, so use them at own risk!

Have fun with them and let me hear what you think of it!

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
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229_IngameOBJ-Collection_Frillen.zip

Size: 19.6 KB · Downloads: 33,425 · 14th Feb 2006
19.6 KB 33,425 14th Feb 2006
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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Test Subject
#176 Old 26th Mar 2009 at 3:24 AM Last edited by dea27 : 26th Mar 2009 at 3:26 AM. Reason: not a thanks post, lol.
At the very top is the reason you can not find these in your game.

"Bon Voyage EP Info:
It seems like Bon Voyage has some new coding which makes it impossible for non-buyable to be in collection files, so these collection files won't work if you got Bon Voyage installed - Sorry!
I'll update this post if I find another way to make these work with Bon Voyage!"
Test Subject
#177 Old 7th Apr 2009 at 3:25 AM
frillen, have you tried assigning the objects a price of 1$ to make them buyable? Perhaps that would fix the problem with BV?
Test Subject
#178 Old 19th May 2009 at 2:40 AM
WARNING....This is for people who maybe had (or has) the same trouble than me...
don't install the number 4, if you have the ep apartment life, there is a mailbox, and you maybe gonna have troubles because the original apartment life mailbox will not show up.
Just be careful, if you want to play with your sims in apartments, probably, you will not be allowed to use the mailbox to pay the rent...


Sorry for my bad english, I hope that someone could understand me...
Pettifogging Legalist!
retired moderator
#179 Old 19th May 2009 at 2:50 AM
If you have AL, there is no point in downloading this at all. See the OP – this sort of collection does not work anymore in BV or higher.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#180 Old 19th May 2009 at 5:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
If you have AL, there is no point in downloading this at all. See the OP – this sort of collection does not work anymore in BV or higher.


I download this set, because, I've downloaded a house from other site that required the most of this items...
Test Subject
#181 Old 13th Aug 2009 at 3:41 AM
Awwwww. Too bad it doesn't work with BV... Since I have all of the EP's, I can't download it. But oh well, GREAT job anyway!!
Test Subject
#182 Old 3rd Sep 2009 at 2:36 AM
Don't work
The objects don't work for me there all black and white and I can't use them
#183 Old 3rd Sep 2009 at 2:55 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roblokzer
The objects don't work for me there all black and white and I can't use them
Roblokzer, that`s because your newest expansion is TOO new. EA "fixed" the "bug" that allowed this to work. Solly, Cholly. They *used* to work for me, too, until I installed a too-new expansion. Anything newer than Bon Voyage and this download is useless, and Apartment Life is way newer than BV.

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Test Subject
#184 Old 6th Feb 2010 at 7:38 PM
I cant move some objects,I cant Place Them.And some objects are off.
Test Subject
#185 Old 4th Apr 2010 at 9:45 PM
Hey does no BV apply to BV and later EP's or just BV? Because I don't have BV and it just shows up in gray in my game.
#186 Old 4th Apr 2010 at 10:31 PM
ANY expansion newer that Bon Voyage causes these collection files to be [nearly] useless. Not frillen`s fault, though.

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Lab Assistant
#187 Old 23rd Apr 2010 at 5:00 AM
This download is really cool...but Is it possible to make a non-collection file version?
Would they work?
Lab Assistant
#188 Old 11th May 2010 at 12:52 PM
i have gray thing problem too, any fix or update for that PLEASE!!!!!
Test Subject
#189 Old 26th Jun 2010 at 4:48 AM
Doesn't work objects black and white
Test Subject
#190 Old 18th Dec 2010 at 5:54 PM
Too bad, it doesn't work! I can only select the mobile phone, the mp3-player and the gameboy. =S
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#191 Old 24th May 2011 at 9:17 AM
Hi, Great Work On Making This Collections. But Can You Make A Generator Mod? That'll Be Great When The Power Shortage Commenced With Your Mods
Test Subject
#192 Old 6th Jun 2011 at 9:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by babyliss
Yeah these dont work either way. I have Uni, Pets, Seasons and FT. Please help me


You have to uninstall FT then it will work. Any newer than BV will not work
Lab Assistant
#193 Old 4th Aug 2011 at 2:37 PM
I have Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff and Mansion & Garden Stuff installed, is that why I cant select ANY of the objects?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#194 Old 27th Aug 2011 at 1:27 PM
Thanks you so much !!! I am making a garage for my sim with a worktable, and (a builder guy) and i will add somes screwdrivers, hammers and key on it! This download will be soooo usefull ! Thanks again :3
Test Subject
#195 Old 19th Nov 2011 at 9:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by stardecoder
I have Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff and Mansion & Garden Stuff installed, is that why I cant select ANY of the objects?


Because of the M&G stuff or any EXPAINSON PACKS installed affter the release of BV. Unistall those first and it will work.

Is there an plumbob following me????
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#196 Old 10th Dec 2011 at 3:14 PM
super useful. thanks!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#197 Old 5th May 2012 at 7:50 PM
It appears but i can't put it in floor, counter, desk, table etc.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#198 Old 4th Aug 2012 at 6:58 PM
I wish these would work for newer expansions! Anyone?
Field Researcher
#199 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 3:23 AM
I have all the EP/SP's has anyone fixed this yet?
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