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Mauritania Door Recolors

by iCad Posted 15th Nov 2011 at 10:07 PM - Updated 15th Nov 2011 at 7:17 PM by iCad
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 8 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.

So, where has iCad been, you ask? Well, I had a much busier summer and early fall than I expected, and I kind of fell off the face of the Internet as a result. Now, I'm in the (very welcome!) lull between early fall music engagements and holiday stuff. So...here I be. However, in the interim, I also got a new (for me, 'cuz it's used) desktop computer, which I bought specifically for Simming, in order to take some of the load off my poor 8-year-old laptop. I'm still in the process of finding the perfect video card for it, but in the interim its integrated graphics chip is better than the graphics on said poor aging laptop. It'll even, gosh-golly, smooth edges. So, this is my first upload that has pics taken on the "new" comp. Yay!

ANYWAY...Yeah, yeah, more doors. This is the Mauritania door, the one with the nice stained glass inset thingy. Here are the colors, which are the same 20 colors as always:

The pics used to make the above collage were taken outside on the sunny side of the lot.

Please note that I have only recolored the wood part of the door, not the glass. Some of my colors are, as it turns out, fairly close to the Maxis colors. However, my textures have a different grain pattern than any of the Maxis colors. In general, the graining is more subtle and the overall finish more matte. I guess it's up to you to decide which you prefer.

I do want to recolor the glass as well, but I just haven't gotten to that yet. If anyone has any suggestions as to what you'd like to see in that arena, I'm certainly open to suggestions. Feel free to PM me or to put any suggestions/requests you might have in the comments and I'll see what I can do. Once I have glass recolors, I will add them to this post, so if you're interested in that sort of thing, I guess you should keep an eye on this space.

These files will also recolor the matching Maxis arch, but perhaps more importantly, they will recolor all the matching windows, double doors, and additional arches that Leesester has created, which I strongly suggest that you download if you haven't already done so, as they make this door much more useful.

As always, the files are pre-Compressorized and clearly named so that you can easily delete the colors you don't want/need. Also as always, I hope that you will find these useful.
Tags: #maxis recolor

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 1.58 MB · Downloads: 7,499 · 15th Nov 2011
1.58 MB 7,499 15th Nov 2011
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#2 Old 15th Nov 2011 at 11:20 PM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 16th Nov 2011 at 4:31 AM.
Hurray for more stuff that matches other stuff! :D

The link to leesester's arches goes to lee's profile. Not sure if you meant to do a direct link to the arches.

edit:
And may I second Zirconia's sentiments from the post below? She is far more eloquent, but I too am very glad to see you making stuff.
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 16th Nov 2011 at 4:14 AM
Congrats on the new computer (which is always an exiting event) & am very glad to see you back designing stuff! (New graphics cards/chips are always cool. I vividly remember how great it was to be able to max-out all the settings in the game & my shiny new card not even breaking a sweat!)

With so many designers ditching TS2 for that @#$% TS3 it's nice to see beautiful stuff still being created for this most awesome game!

Thanks a bunch!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#4 Old 16th Nov 2011 at 9:21 AM
Thanks for the new recolours - and the plug .
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#5 Old 16th Nov 2011 at 3:11 PM
Thanks so much for the gorgeous recolors. The Mauritania Door is heavily used in my game, so I'm excited to get new shades of wood!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 4:37 PM
Yay, you're back! I would love for there to be a Mauritania door with clear or frosted glass. I don't really like the patterned glass that Maxis made...
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#7 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 4:44 PM Last edited by leesester : 17th Nov 2011 at 4:57 PM.
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Originally Posted by Kattydid
Yay, you're back! I would love for there to be a Mauritania door with clear or frosted glass. I don't really like the patterned glass that Maxis made...


There is one on my Mauritania Expansion SET (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=313762) Third file - clear glass. You don't need to get the set - the recolour is for the door - the windows set (if you want them) are slaved to it.

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Undead Molten Llama
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#8 Old 18th Nov 2011 at 7:17 PM
Thanks, all, for the comments!

@Zirconia Wolf: Yeah, I'm thinking the "new" desktop could probably run TS3, especially once I find a good video card for it. It's only three years old, has a decent processor, and I maxed out its RAM to 4GB, so it should run it..but I really have no interest in it. I did give TS3 a test run when my daughter got the game for her birthday shortly after it came out...but it just didn't suit the way I like to play. And, actually, I like the way TS2 looks more than TS3. (And I'm talking about the architectural stuff, not the way the Sims themselves look.) So...yeah, sticking with 2, I'm afraid. I'll keep creating for it until I run out of things to create, if only for my own uses, and I'll keep sharing what I makeas long as there's interest.

And yeah, it's definitely a blast to see this stuff with better graphics! :D

@Leesester: I'll plug you till the day I die...Wait, that didn't sound right. Anyway, I loves all your stuff. I seriously can't build a decent-looking house without all your window/door goodies.

@Kattydid: Like Lee said, she did a clear recolor (which I have and use often because the Maxis patterns don't always go with my decor), but I think some frosted glass patterns would be nice, indeed. That'd add interest without adding color that might clash. I'll look into it.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 11:03 PM Last edited by shastakiss : 21st Nov 2011 at 1:54 PM.
I'm very excited to learn you've already recolored most everything and it's just a matter of posting/uploading it?!?! VERY excited - thank you for more of 20 woods recolors!
Do you still take requests?
Scholar
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#10 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 9:27 PM
My Downloads folder is going to really hate me, but I don't care... I can't pass up on this one. Thanks, iCad. Very much appreciated!
Undead Molten Llama
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#11 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 12:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shastakiss
I'm very excited to learn you've already recolored most everything and it's just a matter of posting/uploading it?!?! VERY excited - thank you for more of 20 woods recolors!
Do you still take requests?


Yep, I still (and always will) take requests. How quickly I can fill them depends on my professional workload, however. Right now, I'm pretty much open until early/mid-December. My son's getting married on December 17. They're just having a small, simple ceremony for friends and very close family, but it's going to be here at the house and that means it has to be *gasp* cleaned. Thankfully, my daughter will be doing all the necessary cooking/baking. (Yay for "Cuisine Sim" kids! )

But anyway! Yeah, if you've got a request, feel free to fire away. PM me, put it here, whatever. If you're wanting a wood door/window kind of thing, it's probably already done, in fact; I'll just need to package it up and prepare the upload.

@BoilingOil: Yay, another DL folder what hates me! I aspire to make every DL folder on the planet hate me. And I'm glad you like these well enough to add folder bloat.

I'm mostly found on (and mostly upload to) Tumblr these days because, alas, there are only 24 hours in a day.
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#12 Old 6th Dec 2011 at 4:11 AM
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Originally Posted by leesester
There is one on my Mauritania Expansion SET (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=313762) Third file - clear glass. You don't need to get the set - the recolour is for the door - the windows set (if you want them) are slaved to it.


As soon as I saw this I went off to download it. Thanks!! :D

@i-Cad, Wow, thank you. I love your and @Leesester's sim stuff so much.
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 9th Nov 2012 at 7:54 PM
Thank you so much!

I always needed recolors of that door... but I could never find any good ones - or ones that didn't glitch. Well, now I have them. Sure, my downloads folder will hate me, but at least my game will look great! Thanks, iCad!