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Default Replacements: All 9 FreeTime appliances plus a bonus recolor.
by Honeywell Posted 20th Aug 2011 at 10:32 AM - Updated 19th Aug 2011 at 8:29 PM by Honeywell
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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.
Free Time Appliance Default Replacements
EA did a great job coming up with a complete collection of matching appliances for the Free Time expansion pack except the super saturated colors they chose with the big, blue stickers were a deal breaker for me. I think they're right up there with some of the ugliest stuff EAxis has ever created and I've used them exactly zero times. So I came up with a set of default replacements for them.
Since these are default replacements (and I already have white and black appliances I use 99% of the time 'cause I'm boring like that) I decided to use colors that are similar to the unique colors EA chose. But I got rid of the blue stickers, toned down the colors a bit and added some black handles for a little contrast.
Green. All lined up like little soldiers.
The nine appliances pictured are included in each of the color packages:
Deluxe Coffee Maker by YouBrew
The Dish De-atomizer
Frugal Fruitlover's Friend
EliteChef Home Range
Timeless Toaster Oven
Gravitrash by Jackson Compaction
These files were also compressed using jfade's Compressorizer (which I highly recommend). It's a great way to reduce the size of pic heavy packages without a loss in quality. I don't usually compress the files I upload just in case I, or anyone else, wants to mess around with them later but 45 recolors was a lot so I did this time.
Green in action!
To be sure the replacement colors are actually usable (and not just less ugly) I went into four different houses and I was able to replace all of the appliances in the kitchens with at least one of these recolors--and they didn't look that bad! I might even use them. How's that for a recommendation?
As a bonus, here's a set of champagne recolors I really like and know I'll use. I uploaded these separately in case anyone doesn't want the default replacements but wouldn't mind some recolors.
You're welcome to use these however you'd like. If any creators are interested in coming up with your own recolors for yourself, or to share, I uploaded the PSD files I made for these here . They're not perfect but it should save anyone who wants to recolor all nine of these appliances a lot of time.
GIMP, CS3, SimPE, and MTS, as always. Thank you.
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