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Claybee Party (Maxis Recolours)

by Liz Posted 30th Jul 2018 at 11:30 AM
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 5 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.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
It's my 50th upload, and I'm throwing a party! Still filling out the Claybee theme, this is a set of all things party! Okay, a lot of things party. Party things that aren't already in other sets. Party!

This upload is comes in two .RARs, one for Celebration Stuff (CEL) recolours and another for everything else. There are base game goodies as well as several other EPs and SPs, so there should be something for most game configurations to enjoy, especially if you check out my other Claybee uploads, which are linked in the sidebar and have all kinds of party-friendly tables and chairs and stereos and BBQs and nectar bars and so on.

So! The details. All Maxis recolours, but I recommend downloading my Larger than Life Party Table default replacement. Collection file is included (and is both Residential and Community). All files Compressorized. Rugs work with HL's Rug Fix. Oh, and speaking of rugs! This set includes carpets in plain, corner, and side pieces that can be used to make rug-like areas. It also comes with wallpapers that have decorative swags as well as plain and end pieces that can be used in different ways to swag up an entire room or create a single accent.

Base Game
Trellisor Wedding Arch (Misc / Party / 900) - 2 colours
Poppin' Party Balloons Centerpiece (Misc / Party / 50) - 3 colours
Whatay Buffet (Misc / Party / 300) - 2 colours
Black Lacquer Bar Counter (Misc / Party / 1000) - 3 colours
Keister Kompanion Barstool (Comfort / Misc / 185) - 2 wood, 4 seats

UNI Recolours
Fruit Punch Barrel (Misc / Party / 145)
Blooms and Boomers End Table (Surfaces / End Tables / 120) - 3 colours
White Rabbit Bubble Blower (Misc / Party / 1720) - 2 colours, 5 cushions

NL Recolours
The Grease Stands Alone Island Bar (Misc / Party / 1780) - 2 colours
The Sumptuous Brasserie Barstool (Comfort / Misc / 680) - 2 colours
Great Taste Dining Table (Surfaces / Tables / 810) - 7 tablecloths
also recolours Good Taste (400) and Impeccable Taste (850)

HOL Recolours
COPG Garland (Deco / Wall / 8) - 2 colours
Holiday Bow (Deco / Wall / 15) - 7 colours
Sacred Star (Deco / Wall / 18) - 2 colours
Ring a' Ding Earthquake Detection System (Deco / Wall / 30) - 6 colours

Misc Recolours
The Impossible Mission Island Bar (Misc / Party / 1900) - 2 colours - OFB
Rug de Exuberence (Deco / Rugs / 1100) - 7 colours - GL
Banner for Four Seasons (Deco / Misc / 65) - 2 colours - SNS
Half Court Press (Deco / Rugs / 1200) - 2 herringbone wood - FT
SVEJE Rug (Deco / Rugs / 19) - 2 colours - IKEA
VIKA/HYTTAN Table (Surfaces / Tables / 205) - 2 colours - IKEA
MYLONIT Table Lamp (Lighting / Table / 29) - 7 colours - IKEA
Crank Out the Beverage Bar by You Got Muscle (Misc / Party / 750) - 2 wood, 5 colours - AL

CEL Recolours
I Showed Up Arch (Misc / Party / 900) - 3 colours
Bottomless Pit Buffet by Horizon-al Events (Misc / Party / 300) - 2 colours
Party Hardy Open Bar (Misc / Party / 1400) - 2 wood, 3 swag colours
The Hob-O-Chan 3000 grill (Appliances / Cooking / 1500) - 2 colours
Color Clusters of Fun (Misc / Party / 45) - 2 colours
A Lot of Hot Air (Misc / Party / 225) - 2 colours
Festive Foldy Chairs (Comfort / Dining Chairs / 90) - 2 wood, 2 balloons
Floral Foldy Chairs (Comfort / Dining Chairs / 120) - 3 wood, 2 flowers
Bowdacious Dining Chair (Comfort / Dining Chairs / 205) - 4 colours
Thrones of Passion (Comfort / Dining Chairs / 290) - 4 colours
The Roundabout (Surfaces / Tables / 200) - 6 colours
The Larger than Life Party Table (Surfaces / Tables / 390) - 6 colours - metal legs here
The Eye of the Party Hurricane Lamp (Lighting / Table / 50) - 7 colours
Jupiter over Miami Party Orbs (Lighting / Ceiling / 80) - 2 colours
The Unity Swag (Deco / Wall / 25) - 7 colours
The Che Bell-a (Deco / Wall / 45) - 2 colours
The Camino Real (Deco / Rugs / 300) - 7 colours
Bridesmaid No More Bouquet (Deco / Plants / 50) - 4 colours
Harmonious Center Piece (Deco / Plants / 59) - 4 colours
The Fiorella (Deco / Plants / 70) - 4 colours
The Petalstal (Deco / Plants / 159) - 6 colours

(Note: Shrine, Batik, and Fabric Print pictures in the pics above are from other Claybee sets. Holy Simoly curtain recolours from Claybee Bedroom.)

Additional Credits:
Never-ending thanks to Delphy, Numenor, Quaxi, RGiles, and everyone who contributed to CEP, SimPE, and Mod the Sims!

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
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liz_prty_claybee-OTHER.rar | Party items in Claybee colours, base game and up

Size: 5.19 MB · Downloads: 1,724 · 30th Jul 2018
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liz_prty_claybee-CEL.rar | Celebration Stuff party items in Claybee colours

Size: 2.43 MB · Downloads: 1,751 · 30th Jul 2018
2.43 MB 1,751 30th Jul 2018
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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
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.

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Site Helper
#2 Old 30th Jul 2018 at 3:01 PM
Liz, thank you for this set---and for all your excellent recolor work. I have most of it from MTS in my game now and have completely loved having it to mix and match with. You also keep recoloring things I've always wanted extra colors of, so that has been wonderful as well. Besides, interior layouts and color schemes are probably the thing I most love working with in the game (outside of Live mode), which has made it all even more delightful for me.

Your make-a-rug carpets here are a lovely touch. I know (vaguely) that there's a way to individually rotate floor tiles, 90 (or is it 45?) degrees at a time, though I've never done it. It might make perfect sense to give a little detail on that with this upload, since it's needed to make the carpet tiles into rugs! Would you be willing to add that to your description, or just give a quick how-to here in the comments?
#3 Old 30th Jul 2018 at 3:53 PM
Thanks for this lovely set! There are items in it I've never really used before. The wall and rug choices are a clever idea too. (:

I have a question about Collection files, if we use the Collection files, do we also have to add all the items into the downloads file separately? Thanks
Original Poster
#4 Old 30th Jul 2018 at 11:40 PM
@natboopsie - Thank you so very much for all your kind words! I really hope you enjoy the make-a-rug carpets too, and they're easy to use. Floor tiles rotate 90 degrees when you use the < or > keys (greater than or less than, if those don't show up), so just place a corner, hit the key to rotate, place the next corner, etc. Just be sure after the last corner to hit the key again to put the tile back in its original position, or the next floor tile you use will be rotated too and not tile correctly.

@Duine - Thanks so much! I specifically wanted to do this set because I wasn't getting much use out of some of these objects, and I was hoping some recolours would give them a little more appeal. Really hope you enjoy them! With Collection files, yeah, you still do need to have the items in your DLs too. It's just the list of which files go together so you can open the Collection and have everything listed in one place instead of having to go from category to category hunting each thing individually.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 31st Jul 2018 at 12:43 AM
Awesome addition to your Claybee Collection! Thank you so much!
#6 Old 31st Jul 2018 at 11:16 AM
Yay, some more claybee recolours, thanks Liz for all your time and effort on them!!
Site Helper
#7 Old 31st Jul 2018 at 7:07 PM
Thanks for the how-to, Liz! So easy, too. I was a little worried since I already have in my userstartup file that the < and > are aliases for the 45-degree rotation cheatcodes---but it turns out that doesn't matter. Those two keys still spin floor tiles just fine for me! So I've already been able to make a couple rugs from your new set. Yippee!

Edited to add: you weren't speaking to me, but since you mentioned it to Duine, maybe you'll be happy to know that your previous recolors indeed gave new life to several neglected Maxis objects in my game. Just one more reason it has so delighted me each time you've released a new Claybee set (I quite liked the Susan collection also).

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#8 Old 2nd Aug 2018 at 8:42 AM
Gorgeous set thank you
#9 Old 3rd Aug 2018 at 6:35 PM
Thanks, and collections are very useful for me since I can't always remember what's in a complete set. (: