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Default Replacement Theatre Posters

by Menaceman44 Posted 5th Mar 2010 at 12:54 AM - Updated 11th Mar 2010 at 11:01 AM by Menaceman44
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 1 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.
Ever noticed how there are six slots for posters at the Theatre but only two designs? This really bugged me. It made it seem as though the theatre only ever shows two films but the sounds that eminate from there say otherwise.



I thought it may have been the case that the poster slots had been mapped in a way that meant only two designs could be used but it turns out that each poster is its own image file! EA were just lazy.

With my file I have added four (4) new poster designs created from official Sims 3 promo art and the 'Simlish v3' and 'Simlish v3 Comic' fonts created by SIMale, available at Insimenator.



I have left the original designs in the most prominent slots on the front of the theatre and my new designs show on the walls as you walk to the doors.
Now our Sims have a variety of films to go and see!



Please note that this is a recolour only and does NOT add any new movie options to the theatre rabbit hole.

If you like this download then please press the Thanks button and please do not redistribute to other sites.

Additionally you can now download these as a stand alone poster to place in your Sims' homes. Multi Movie Poster Pack

Additional Credits:
s3pe,
Photoshop,
SIMale for the Simlish fonts,
Alopex for making me think of trying to recolouring the rabbit holes.
Tags: #theatre, #movie, #poster, #sign, #display, #default, #new

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 1:49 AM
Very cool! I like how you used the game art to make these. It's very appropriate and nice to see something other than the two that were reused.

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 3:30 AM
Nice work!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 3:37 AM
Have my babies please!

Oh, and OMG next ep is EPIC! -- Sims 3 Ambitions!

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Instructor
#5 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 4:02 AM
wasn't one of the features of the sims 3 supposed to be real posters of real upcoming movies shown in game?
Test Subject
#6 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 11:04 AM
thanks much better
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#7 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 11:13 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simfan432
wasn't one of the features of the sims 3 supposed to be real posters of real upcoming movies shown in game?


Well the poster file names (which I can't remember at the moment) do make it sound like they were originally intended to change automatically.

I'm glad they didn't go through with it though as my Sims live in a universe of their own hence why I will not download anything with English text on it or known characters and brand names.

Cheers for all the comments so far guys.

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Test Subject
#8 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 4:46 PM
Nice! I like that it uses a Simlish like writing too. It keeps the continuity.
Instructor
#9 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 4:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
I'm glad they didn't go through with it though as my Sims live in a universe of their own hence why I will not download anything with English text on it or known characters and brand names.

I agree. The language of the Sims is Simlish. English is a foreign language in SimNation.
Thank you for creating these in Simlish.
Inventor
#10 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 6:41 PM
Friggin' awesome!! ^_^ My Sims don't go to the movies that often so I never noticed, but it certainly does look weird the way EA left it!

And a special thanks for not putting in real-life movies like Twilight, Iron Man, etc. I never download stuff with references to RL, either.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 6:58 PM
What a cool idea! Thanks.
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 12:29 AM
Now this totally rocks, thank you for correcting EA's laziness <3
And your posters are perfect!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 1:04 AM
YAY! The repeated posters always bugged me, and you made EXCELLENT replacements. They look like real movies without actually *being* real movies (like annachibi said, I find that annoying). They look great and I can't wait to try them out.
Test Subject
#14 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 6:07 PM
I've seen lots of different replacements for these theater posters, but yours are the only ones I've ever downloaded because they suit best. Well done and thank you.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 7:55 PM
What an awesome idea! Yes, I had also noticed how it was just two posters over and over, but it's a small theater so I just pretended like they only have two screens. Now I don't have to!

Really, this was pure laziness on EA's part. If you have the know-how (which EA obviously does) and the right computer programs (which EA obviously does), creating an extra four posters just wouldn't take that long.

I also want to say, they look great in-game!
Test Subject
#16 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 11:22 PM
I didn't notice this, but it would bother me like mad now i've read the description.
Thank you for these, i'll definently be using them.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 10:21 AM
Thank you! It was bothering me since I saw it (lazy EA) but no more. Cheers for Simlish text too.

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Scholar
#18 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 4:56 PM
Thanks MenanceMan44, these are fantastic! I like them all--especially the one with the burglar! I'm also glad EA didn't put "real" movie posters in the game. We have enough intrusive advertising with the EA store as is (I shut it off but that they even put it in the game annoys me.) So thanks a lot for these, and you're right EA is lazy and cheap, afterall why give six posters when they can get away with two. Thank goodness for clever crafters like yourself. Much appreciated.
Test Subject
#19 Old 14th Jun 2010 at 7:34 PM
i could never thank you enough times. this is perfect. Originally i came to see if it were possible to get a mod to change the posters to new ones weekly or so, even if it loops, it would seem like there was more variety.

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Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#20 Old 7th Dec 2011 at 6:25 AM
These are great; There's no way you could make these (link) into defaults? Since RH is one of my fave movies. (:
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#21 Old 7th Dec 2011 at 6:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sim_addict94
These are great; There's no way you could make these (link) into defaults? Since RH is one of my fave movies. (:


So glad you like them.
It's possible but you'd have to ask devout about using the images as defaults.

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Field Researcher
#22 Old 22nd May 2013 at 10:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rodier1128
Oh, and OMG next ep is EPIC! -- Sims 3 Ambitions!


It seems so funny reading this in 2013 when we know Ambitions as EP #2 of 10. (And you KNOW next year someone will say "haha, it's EP #2 of 12. Past people are so funny.")
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 19th May 2014 at 9:55 PM
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Originally Posted by gizmoman49
It seems so funny reading this in 2013 when we know Ambitions as EP #2 of 10. (And you KNOW next year someone will say "haha, it's EP #2 of 12. Past people are so funny.")


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