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Bon Voyage "Hotel" Door & Window Recolors

by iCad Posted 15th Dec 2013 at 12:20 AM
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 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, back to doors and windows. These are the "Hotel" doors and windows from Bon Voyage, so you'll need that EP for these. I added my "white" to these, too, because...because. It looks pretty distressed on the door, especially, but I kind of liked it. So with the white included, you get 21 colors each here instead of the usual 20.

These are pretty straightforward, really. IMO, the window is largely useless without this set by tbudgett: In fact, that set is the whole reason why I decided to bother with recoloring this window at all. Still, I didn't do much with it, you can't, really. It's just color plopped on it. Like so:

The door, however, I think is very nice as is, so I didn't have to do much to it except add a bit more grain to it because I like that. I also changed out the handle from a silver color to a brassy color, mostly because I think brassy looks better on my wood colors. I only recolored the frame, however, not the glass. So:

Here's a door and a window, in Weathered Cayenne, side-by-side:

All images above and those used to create the collages above were taken outside on a sunny-side wall. As usual, all files are Compressorized and clearly named so that you can easily get rid of the colors you don't want. I uploaded separate zips for the doors and windows so you can have one without the other if you wish.

As for the title of this upload...Yup, it's a Queen song title, just like with the car recolors. Two songs down and a whole bunch to go. It's a pretty obscure song, I guess, but a good one. And it fit because...Well, there are windows in this upload, but also because the song was originally written for (but not actually used in) a 1984 movie called The Hotel New Hampshire. See what I did there? Yeah, yeah, I know...LAME!

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Bon Voyage
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Size: 337.4 KB · Downloads: 4,387 · 15th Dec 2013
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Size: 1.28 MB · Downloads: 4,582 · 15th Dec 2013
1.28 MB 4,582 15th Dec 2013
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 15th Dec 2013 at 5:47 AM
Just believe... love is all you need...

I just believe you're the bestest!
...and yes, I saw what you did there. LOL!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 15th Dec 2013 at 11:00 PM
*screams into night* FINALLYYYY!!!!! I've been waiting for recolours of this forever! I'm so happy!
Undead Molten Llama
Original Poster
#4 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 9:01 PM
@Catherine: Aw, thanks, dear. And props to you for knowing the song...or at least for looking up the lyrics.

@DS: Yay, I made DS's downloads count bigger! And yeah, I've been meaning to do those doors/windows forever but...just haven't.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 11:24 PM
Originally Posted by iCad
@Catherine: Aw, thanks, dear. And props to you for knowing the song...or at least for looking up the lyrics.

I both knew, and looked up - just to be sure So... double props? LOL!
Test Subject
#6 Old 18th Jan 2014 at 1:04 PM
You have such beautiful stuff, thanks for sharing!
Mad Poster
#7 Old 5th May 2014 at 2:45 PM
This is such a useful and versatile door, and it's even better in recolors. Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 24th Jul 2014 at 11:08 AM
I love your wooden recolours, so it was impossible not to grab these.
Thank you! <3
Test Subject
#9 Old 15th Jan 2015 at 12:50 AM
Test Subject
#10 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 1:08 PM