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Castaway Colours for the Minifridge

by aelflaed Posted 24th Jun 2009 at 9:08 AM - Updated 5th Aug 2009 at 1:02 AM by aelflaed
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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.

My shipwrecked sims need something to keep their food in. Fullsized fridges just dominate their grass hut, so I was going to use the minifridge - but could only find it in modern, glossy veneer finishes. They have an outdoor cellar, but sometimes you just don't want to go out into the monsoon.

I asked around but couldn't find any suitable recolours, and in the end I made some.

These are recolours of the ""MMM" Mini Fridge", so you need Uni for these to show.

The mesh is surprisingly complex. Certain bits are pulled from odd places; the same texture will be used with high definition in one spot but horribly stretched in another, so it wasn't easy. The insides are not strongly patterned for this reason, but I did colour them to blend with the outside. I'm slowly getting better at PaintshopPro. Someone told me recolouring was easy. Phew! Not this batch. It took a lot of trial and error to get these good enough.

The backs of the fridges are also textured to match. (See screenshot below)

These recolours match the Tiki counters - "CocoCounter from Nothing Atoll", which came with Seasons. You can use them without Seasons, but you won't have the matching counters of course.

As well as the three basic counter combinations, I made one fridge using the dirty state of the yellow wicker - for those shipwrecked sims who never clean up after themselves. I'm not sure you'd want to eat anything out of that fridge though.

In the end, this is the selection I came up with. Not absolutely perfect, but they do match my counters and don't look out-of-place in the hut.

Textures are all borrowed from Maxis. I'm including a recolouring map in case someone else wants a go.


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AE-TikiFridges Final.rar | Four tiki recolours for the minifridge

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#2 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 12:06 PM
What a 'cool' idea. Thank you.
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#3 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 12:39 PM
Nicely done!

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#4 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 3:02 PM
Wonderful!! Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 4:29 PM
Thanks! I just started fiddling around with my old castaway neighbourhood again so these will sure come in handy.
Do they borrow downloaded textures from the counters too?

~~like a dirty dog
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#6 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 6:49 PM
Very nice! These will be very useful, even for non-shipwrecked sims
#7 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 8:03 PM
These are great. Just what I needed, for my 'natives'.

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#8 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 9:31 PM
I didn't know I wanted these until I saw them but now I must have them. To quote Quentin Tarantino, " If we don' got it, you don' want it."
Test Subject
#9 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 10:52 PM
Default Castaway fridge
I love it, Thank You soooooo much.
Original Poster
#10 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 12:47 AM
Originally Posted by delonariel
Do they borrow downloaded textures from the counters too?
Sorry, no they don't. I think I'd have to make a new object to do that, and these are just recolours of the existing fridge.

Thanks, everyone, for commenting. Glad you like them!
#11 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 3:25 AM
Oh my gosh I am so glad you did this. Not only are the recolors smashing, but I've been struggling with recoloring Targa's fridge and I am so grateful that you've mapped it out. Thank you, thank you.
Forum Resident
#12 Old 29th Jun 2009 at 4:50 PM
What a great idea! Never had the right fridge for tropical homes...

#13 Old 3rd Jul 2009 at 1:27 PM
Great work! This will also stick out a lot less in the homes of the poor! Thank you, Aelflaed
Original Poster
#14 Old 4th Jul 2009 at 11:04 AM
Thankyou all. Enjoy!
Test Subject
#15 Old 2nd Aug 2009 at 1:31 AM
Thanks! This will come in handy with my new sim movie!
Test Subject
#16 Old 8th May 2010 at 6:05 PM
love how you matched it with the tikki!! really good job
Original Poster
#17 Old 9th May 2010 at 11:02 AM
Thanks for taking the time to comment. Happy simming!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 17th Dec 2010 at 11:07 PM
Thanks for this. Its really neat I like it alot!!
Test Subject
#19 Old 10th Apr 2015 at 6:31 AM
Thx aelflaed, these are exactly what i was looking for, very nice. Thank you.
Original Poster
#20 Old 11th Apr 2015 at 10:12 AM
Glad to see these are still useful!
Test Subject
#21 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 11:33 PM
Thank you