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tbudgett's Maxis Matrix/Craftsman Window Set Recolours

by Michelle Posted 10th Oct 2015 at 4:39 AM - Updated 10th Oct 2015 at 10:14 AM by Michelle : to add another file
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.

As requested by Laurcleve's mom, Marecleve.

For those of you like mustluvcatz, that prefer tbudgett's original 'Maxis Match Matrix/Craftsman Windows Expansion Sets 1,2,3&4' that was slaved to the Maxis 'Symmetric Poly-Molecular Matrix Window', I have added a zip file with recolours of the 'Symmetric Poly-Molecular Matrix Window'. The zip file contains AL Wood, LACK and MALM recolours.

All up there are 94 windows, door and arches in this set and a matching Garage Door, that makes a whopping 1995 recolours. Thank goodness for the repository technique, which means I only had to recolour 1 object...the 'tb_Craftsman_Maxis Replacement-MASTER-DUO'. The other 93 windows, doors, arches and the garage door all take their colours from this one window. I am not going to list them all, you will have to go HERE to get the meshes and tbudgett has listed them there...Don't forget to hit the thanks button to show tbudgett how much you appreciate the time and effort he put into making this great set.

These are base game compatible, no EP's or SP's required! MESHES ARE NOT INCLUDED! You can find them HERE.

Found: Build Mode > Doors & Windows. Prices: various.

Custom Content used in my screenshots: Maxis Matrix/Craftsman Garage Door by tbudgett, White Roof Trim Defaults by Phanenoh and Plants by macarossi

Files have been compressed and checked in game. Colour charts are included in the zip files.

Additional Credits: SimPE - CEP - GIMP - Milkshape - UV Mapper - The Compressorizer - Maxis/EA Games and MTS.
amythestfenix for the extra wood colours and for allowing me to use them.
tbudgett for the add on set and a generous policy but most of all for knowing how to use the repository technique.
Laurcleve's mom, Marecleve for requesting these recolours.
I would also like to send a big hug to whoever it was that developed the repository technique.

Style: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 10th Oct 2015 at 4:59 AM
Again, more lovely things to recolor, especially since I love tbugetts set!. Thank you for doing these recolors!
Former Hamster
retired moderator THANKS POST
#3 Old 10th Oct 2015 at 6:32 AM
These are really nice but I guess they're only for the new version? I'm not terribly fond of those so I still use the old ones. (But don't think you should recolor those for me! I'm pretty sure someone did the MM woods - maybe you? I know I have some recolors that are either the MM woods or mighty close to them. They're good enough for me.)
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#4 Old 10th Oct 2015 at 10:22 AM
@mustluvcatz Hey hun, I thought I'd done AL Wood colours, with my Base Game Window Recolours, apparently not, and I'm pretty sure I never did the MALM so I've added recolours of the Symmetric Poly-Molecular Matrix Window for you.

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You can also find more of my work at Leefish and Plumb Bob Keep
Field Researcher
#5 Old 10th Oct 2015 at 4:46 PM
Michelle, you angel! Many thanks for these!
Former Hamster
retired moderator THANKS POST
#6 Old 10th Oct 2015 at 5:30 PM
Now.. didn't I say you didn't have to do that? That said - thank you!! I had already looked in my folders and didn't find any recolors of that window by you and was prepared to live without. But now? *dances in chair* Those are my favoritest textures ever, including the Malm. Thanks again! *hugs*
Test Subject
#7 Old 11th Oct 2015 at 5:10 AM
Thank You! I was so excited to see that you did these, (you made my day!) I use these windows all the time - having these recolors is great!
Test Subject
#8 Old 12th Oct 2015 at 1:57 PM
Thank you. I wanted to reclour them myself but you probably did it a lot better then I ever could. I'm still learning.
Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Mar 2016 at 9:05 PM
Thank You
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 3rd Mar 2019 at 2:16 PM
Love your stuff!