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Picked upload! Maxis Bedding Replacements: Defaults and Non-Defaults

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 24th Feb 2008 at 9:57 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2008 at 12:50 AM by whitesiren
120 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 16 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.
Bedding Replacements?

Inspired by a WCIF thread on S2C, I got to thinking how 95% of the Maxis beddings are, in my opinion, either unusable due to being too distinctive, or downright fugly. So, in my inspiration, I decided to replace them.

All of them.

Yes, all of them.

Okay maybe not -all- of them as I don't have Teen Style Stuff and I know there's a few in that, but all the rest anyway.

However, I know that some people may want to keep some of the Maxis beddings, so I have made my default replacements such that you can pick and choose which you may want to replace.

I have tried to keep most of the beddings fairly close in overall colour and style to the originals, so that rooms already using the Maxis beddings will suddenly not go totally mismatched. The main differences are the "stripes" bedding (which went from the zwtf pastel-and-black diagonal stripes horrorshow to a nice black pinstripe with white sheets) and the two "circles" bedding which you will recognize as the "seriously wtf is that horrible thing" beddings. Also, the "mountain" bedding from Bon Voyage - shades of blue with black quilted animals and trees - has turned into a nice forest green as, well, there was no forest green and I already had several blues, and because I wanted to.

Details/Which Files to Download:

Please see my screenshots - the images in the top rows are the Maxis beddings and they are labeled with the Maxis names for that type of bedding. The default rar files have the same names so you can pick and choose which beddings you want to replace. I also have included a rar of all the beddings if you just want to replace everything.

Bon Voyage is required only for the files that say, unsurprisingly, Bon Voyage, and Pets is required only for the files that say Pets. There's also a file with all of them including the Pets and BV beddings too if you want the whole shebang.

And because I know people would complain that they don't want to replace certain ones but they still want to use my beddings... all of my replacement beddings are available as non-default, regular, custom beddings and are clearly labeled with what they are (so you can pick and choose which of those you may or may not want) in the "Non-DefaultCustomBeddings-ALL.rar" file.

Regenerating Thumbnails:

You will notice that when you go into the game, thumbnails with beddings will still look like the old ones. If you would like the thumbnails to regenerate so you can see the new beddings in them, ctrl-right click on the thumbnail to get it to regenerate.

Thanks to:

Quaxi and everyone else who has contributed to the development of SimPE.
Everyone who gave their opinions on my thread on this on S2C.
darter1234, for the original bedding template that I modified to make my textures template.

MTS2 and the rest of the staff, especially Delphy (and especially especially D for delightful random "creative breaks" tee hee) for having such a lovely place I could learn to make pretty things for pixel dollies.

Recolouring (for Creators):

If you would like to make more beddings based on these textures, feel free to do so - I have attached a file for creators only which includes my layer-separated .psd with the textures I have used. It may be a little bit confusing but it's a heck of a lot easier than starting from scratch.

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 Pets Bon Voyage
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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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Forum Resident
#101 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 12:19 PM
These are fabulous! I grabbed the non-defaults and love them! Thanks!
Field Researcher
#102 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 12:45 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
I was always surprised what kind of beddings Maxis people would like to sleep in... maybe they're always sleeping at their desks and forgot what beddings really look like...
Lab Assistant
#103 Old 3rd Mar 2010 at 9:34 PM
Is there more? I'd like some more please. nom nom nom
Test Subject
#104 Old 5th Jun 2010 at 5:04 PM
YES! I so needed this set! I always hated the maxis ones, but I was kinda too lazy for downloading a lot of new ones. Witch means this is a great download for me :D
Many thanks,

xx psarole

Things you see, sometimes look like things you need.
But things you need aren't always necessary.
Get it?
Top Secret Researcher
#105 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 4:42 AM
You're my savior! Although I liked the Maxis versions of 5 of those...
Gone Fishin'
retired moderator THANKS POST
#106 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 5:43 PM
How did I miss this before? Here my poor Sims were getting nightmares from that awful Maxis bedding, and there was a fix for it all along! Thank you so much!!
Field Researcher
#107 Old 8th Dec 2010 at 7:03 PM Last edited by nila.dulko : 8th Dec 2010 at 8:19 PM.
Wow... finally! Thank you so much for sharing these!!!

How did you find out about Ctrl+Click to refresh thumbnails? I'm always looking for such tips.
Lab Assistant
#108 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 4:18 PM
thank you so much! Now my eyes will finally be pain-free
Lab Assistant
#109 Old 22nd Oct 2011 at 3:01 AM
Oh, my , goodness, YES! I have ALWAYS thought that the stripy-freak-show bedding was unusable, mostly because it was freak-ugly, no one will be able to get to sleep under all those colors, and WHO IN THE RIGHT MIND THOUGHT OF THAT?! Thank you, I almost lost my tiny mind!
Lab Assistant
#110 Old 12th Feb 2012 at 7:20 PM
I'm so ecstatic you did these! I hated 99% of the default bedding.... Huge Thanks for sharing : ) Happy Happy Joy Joy
Lab Assistant
#111 Old 15th Mar 2012 at 3:23 AM
Wow, you are so creative. First a modesty project, then replacing the fugly Maxis bedding? Amazing!
What was Maxis thinking, elephants prancing around on a bedding set? Palm trees?
Field Researcher
#112 Old 25th May 2012 at 3:46 AM
I absolutely love these defaults! No more fugly stripes! Thank you!
Test Subject
#113 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 6:54 AM
Man... I love you. Now I can actually use the maxis bedsheets and not be put off by those at hotels.. Thanks a lot.
Test Subject
#114 Old 11th Sep 2013 at 2:16 AM
I like the stripe replacements... but that's it really... thanks!
Test Subject
#115 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 10:03 PM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#116 Old 8th Aug 2014 at 5:39 PM
I'm not sure why but this will not show up in my game no matter what I do. it stays loking like maxis ugly bedspreads no matter what i do. I have other custom content and they all show up but not these bed spreads. I tried using the non- default (it didnt work) so i deleted them and used the default (also didnt work) I refreshed the thumbnails and followed the guide for installing custom content and getting it to show up in game... I am so confused as to why they wouldnt show :?
Test Subject
#117 Old 13th Jan 2015 at 4:45 PM
Brilliant. Thank you.
Forum Resident
#118 Old 1st May 2015 at 6:32 PM
Oh my gosh- thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought these were ugly!
Test Subject
#119 Old 29th Oct 2015 at 7:37 PM
Thank you for making the non-default option! Yours are very pretty but oddly enough I still like some of the Maxis
Test Subject
#120 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 4:29 AM
Test Subject
#121 Old 31st Oct 2018 at 10:48 PM
I have sooo many cc sheets because default is, like, did you find the fabric in a sic side show... Now the defaults will be usable!
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