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Ceiling Default Replacement

by Honeywell Posted 26th Sep 2015 at 3:50 AM
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts

Ceiling Default Replacement
The stucco/popcorn ceiling look was dated back when Apartment Life released and all these years later it hasn't made a come back -- for good reason! So I swapped the dated popcorn ceiling out for the nice flat white one in the catalog to use as the default instead. The old stucco/popcorn ceiling is still available under misc. floor tiles for §7 so you're not losing anything. This is just a texture swap.

It makes a huge difference for such a small change, IMO. All of my rooms feel bigger and brighter with these in; I should have done this years ago.

Note: This is a default replacement; you can only have one.

Additional Credits: SimPE and Maxis.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 26th Sep 2015 at 3:25 PM
Thank you Honeywell! It's useful; *downloading*...
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 26th Sep 2015 at 4:39 PM
I love the "popcorn" one too, but it's good to have more default options. Downloading, thank you!
Original Poster
#4 Old 26th Sep 2015 at 5:13 PM
You're welcome, I'm glad you both can use this. Thank you for commenting.
#5 Old 26th Sep 2015 at 5:30 PM
Yes! Thank you very much! I live in a place with popcorn ceilings! They aren't going away anytime soon no matter how ugly :(
Test Subject
#6 Old 26th Sep 2015 at 7:54 PM
I'm thankful that I can now have more realistic ceilings, not like the originals are not realistic they're just dated. So, thank you again.
Not actually evil.
#7 Old 26th Sep 2015 at 8:02 PM
My sims are tired of being stuck in the 80s! Thank you for the updated ceiling. Good to have the popcorn as a nostalgia option, but I much prefer your new default. Thanks for sharing.
Forum Resident
#8 Old 26th Sep 2015 at 11:53 PM
Thank you, I stopped using the game ceiling ages ago; looking forward to seeing how this looks in my game.
Test Subject
#9 Old 28th Sep 2015 at 6:37 PM
I always thought the original looked dirty. Okay for old homes but ruins the sleek modern look. Thank you so much for this!
#10 Old 29th Sep 2015 at 5:26 PM
I put this in my game tomorrow and it looks way better than the popcorn ceiling.
Thanks for doing great stuff.
Test Subject
#11 Old 30th Sep 2015 at 10:44 PM
Thank you! I never liked the original one, looks weird when you have white walls (and i often have that in my homes), this one looks so much better
Test Subject
#12 Old 14th Nov 2015 at 9:13 PM
Thanks - been waiting for this to be out there
Test Subject
#13 Old 19th Jul 2016 at 1:56 PM
omg thank you, this gray ceiling annoys me so much
Mad Poster
#14 Old 20th Jul 2016 at 5:21 PM Last edited by gazania : 23rd Jul 2016 at 7:19 AM.
I think it's rather telling that in real life, popcorn ceilings are often the first to go when buying a previously-owned house. Thank you for PAINTED ceilings.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 10th Aug 2016 at 7:54 AM
I've been wanting something like this since AL came out. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 7th Jan 2020 at 8:52 PM
Though I usually change the color of the ceilings to match as close as possible the walls - this is still a welcome upgrade. Thanks!