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Hot Tub Recolors

by iCad Posted 31st Jan 2014 at 3:30 AM
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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.

*cue porno-esque saxophone riff and breathy SexyVoice* I don't know about you, but when I think about making love, I think about hot tubs. *end porno-esque saxophone riff and breathy SexyVoice...or imagine the whole description in SexyVoice, up to you*

I've been way more in a playing mood than a creating mood lately, I'm afraid. But this item on my "Queen Song Title Project" thingy has kept poking at me, especially because I've been handing out hot tubs to my Sims like candy lately, perhaps because I'm missing mine. So, consider this an early Valentine's Day present. Or something.

I've recolored both the above-ground and the in-ground base game Maxis hot tubs, each in the twelve wood colors I've been using for furniture. For the in-ground one, I used the texture from Maxis's "Limber Timber" decking to create a new wooden surround for it because I was tired of speckly black plastic. They now look nice, IMO, when used on/in wooden decks. I also have plans to do the surrounds in a stucco match, because I often use the Maxis-stucco-match floors I made around pools, and I often put an in-ground hot tub near pools...but I haven't gotten to that yet. Have wood surrounds in the meantime. Here's four of the colors; the others are in the attached pics:


Forgive the off-kilter pictures. I suck at getting things straight when taking top-down pics. For the record, the floors in the pics are my recolors of the Heatonism floors, which are in this set here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=478220 I think they look nice with the tubs. Better than my recolors of the actual Limber Timber floors, in fact! Also, here's a not-top-down pic, because....because:


Now, for the above-ground tub, I simply recolored the existing wood parts. The only thing I changed in the original texture was that I removed nails from the wooden bits because I don't like them. So here are four of the colors again, with the others attached:


You might be asking where the lattice that usually sits on the back of that tub is. The answer is that I have a default replacement for that tub that removes it. Why? Because 1) It's stupid-looking and 2) It limits how/where you can place the tub and 3) The lattice doesn't recolor, which makes it look extra-special-stupid when the rest is recolored. I have the replacement in my game on my computer at home in Colorado, but I didn't have it on this computer here in California. CrabOfDoom made it, and it was uploaded at GoS. Since I made these recolors, I went to go find it there, only to discover that the link was dead. So I threw a tantrum and then bucked up and did a search for it, hoping to find it somewhere. Luckily, Poppet over at Tumblr had it on her Box account. Subsequently, I uploaded it to my own Box account, so that there will be at least two copies out there. If you're interested, you can get it here: https://app.box.com/s/4ce33ucgzborliplm7lj

Otherwise, without a default, the recolors will still work on the vanilla version of the above-ground tub, but the result with the unrecolorable lattice will look something like this:


Not very shiny, in my opinion. I highly recommend the default, if you don't already have it.

And that's about all I have to say. I've uploaded the two tubs separately so you don't have to have both if you don't want both. As usual, the files are pre-Compressorized and clearly named so that you can get rid of the colors you don't want. And...I'm gonna go play my game and test-drive MLC's new candles now.

Credits:
The usuals: Photoshop CS2, SimPE, jfade'sCompressorizer
My darling Freddie Mercury, for writing the delightfully sleazy song
The awesome Poppet, for having and sharing the desperately-needed default.

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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iCad_IGHotTubRCs.zip | The in-ground hot tubs

Size: 727.8 KB · Downloads: 6,900 · 31st Jan 2014
727.8 KB 6,900 31st Jan 2014
iCad_AGHotTubRCs.zip | The above-ground hot tubs

Size: 3.76 MB · Downloads: 7,443 · 31st Jan 2014
3.76 MB 7,443 31st Jan 2014
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 31st Jan 2014 at 6:37 AM
You actually found a song I wasn't familiar with! *shame on me, I know* ...that will be rectified soon

These look SOOOO much nicer now. And with the default snugly in place, I may actually use these things now! Thanks!
Undead Molten Llama
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#3 Old 31st Jan 2014 at 7:27 AM
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Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
You actually found a song I wasn't familiar with! *shame on me, I know* ...that will be rectified soon

These look SOOOO much nicer now. And with the default snugly in place, I may actually use these things now! Thanks!


Oh, honey, I know and have 'em all, including Freddie's solo stuff, and Roger's solo stuff, and Brian's solo stuff. Pathetic? Me? What makes you think so? "Get Down, Make Love" is on "News of the World," the same album from which "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" came. And I'm sure it's on YouTube. It's worth a listen not just for the racy (for 1977, anyway) lyrics but also for the instrumental stuff in the middle...which was NOT made with synthesizers, but simply with Brian's awesome guitar. It's pretty mind-blowing when listened to with that knowledge in mind, actually.

But anyway! Yes, the above-ground tub is much more palatable without the stupid lattice. At least, I think so. And the in-ground one can be very versatile with different sorts of textures on the surround. I just wish I could get the tub part to be whitish instead of blue-ish. Working on it!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 31st Jan 2014 at 5:56 PM
Thank you so much for the link to the default and for your wonderful recolors!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 2nd Feb 2014 at 5:49 PM Last edited by Cher64 : 2nd Feb 2014 at 5:50 PM. Reason: Spelling error
Wow! First of all, thank you for the fantastic recolors AND Freddie Mercury shout out. Second, thank you for putting in the time to search out the default replacement so I didn't have to do it myself.
Test Subject
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#6 Old 7th Feb 2014 at 1:49 PM
I love the recolors and esp. the in ground...thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 12th Mar 2014 at 9:09 AM
Thanks So much am going to enjoy these colors, especially the white and burnished amber.
Instructor
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#8 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 12:02 AM
Thank you so much. I've been trying to get the above ground hot tub without the lattice for ages; I had almost given up. The recolors are great.
Test Subject
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#9 Old 26th Jul 2014 at 4:16 AM
you are a beautiful human being and I love you, these and all your recolors are absolutely lovely
Test Subject
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#10 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 3:14 PM
They're amazing in wood
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 18th Oct 2014 at 8:24 PM
Much needed, thanks a lot.
Forum Resident
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#12 Old 15th Nov 2014 at 2:11 PM
I didn't realize that it was the lattice that limited placement of the aboveground tub. Also, it does look better without it, Thanks for the link to the replacement.
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 1st May 2015 at 10:01 PM
Thanks for uploading the default tubs without the lattice and hearts, poppet's link isn't working either! Also thanks for the recolors, they are so needed!
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 3rd Aug 2015 at 1:42 PM
Yay, recolours for the h-tubs!! I'd rather work with recolours than with new objects, so I must thank you, especially for the sunken hot-tub but I must defend the poor lattice, sir! I don't know how, but I'll keep thinking...
Test Subject
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#15 Old 13th Feb 2016 at 8:36 PM
The download to the default hot tub isn't working. LOVE the recolours though!!!
Undead Molten Llama
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#16 Old 22nd Feb 2016 at 4:46 AM
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Originally Posted by KILLERmiles
The download to the default hot tub isn't working. LOVE the recolours though!!!


Glad you like the recolors, thanks.

The download for the default isn't working because it's hosted on Box, which is now a pain about resetting bandwidth. They won't do it manually, so you have to contact them to do it and....Well, it's a pain in the butt. Fortunately, there's a workaround that works most of the time.

I'm mostly found on (and mostly upload to) Tumblr these days because, alas, there are only 24 hours in a day.
Muh Simblr! | An index of my downloads on Tumblr.
Inventor
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#17 Old 19th Apr 2016 at 11:31 PM
Thank you so much! They look very elegant and lovely. :)
Field Researcher
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#18 Old 11th Jan 2018 at 3:30 PM
I don't even have the sims 2 installed at the moment,but the second I saw the name I knew I gotta click on the link.
I am an avid Queen fan.