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Featured upload! The "CEP" - Color Enable Package v. 9.2.0 - 15 MAY 2009

by Numenor Posted 27th Sep 2005 at 2:46 AM - Updated 3rd Apr 2015 at 12:48 AM by HugeLunatic
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The "CEP" - Color Enable Package v. 9.2.0 - 15 May 2009
Available for Windows and MacOS X users

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
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>>> THIS IS THE FINAL RELEASE <<<
and probably the last one, except for possible bugfixes and small additions

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MANUAL INSTALL TO ULTIMATE COLLECTION


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THE CEP v.9 WORKS IN ANY GAME, FROM THE BASE-GAME TO MANSION & GARDEN

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THE CEP HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CLOTHINGS, SKINS, HAIR,
ACCESSORIES AND SUCH. IT AFFECTS ONLY *MAXIS OBJECTS*

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CEP9_Logo


The CEP v9 enables colour options for Maxis objects shipped with:
The Sims 2 (base game) - University - Nightlife - Open for Business - Family Fun Stuff
Glamour Life - Pets - Seasons - Bon Voyage - FreeTime - Apartment Life
(plus almost all the objects from the Stuff Packs up to M&G).
It can safely be used by *ALL* users, with *ANY* game configuration


LATEST NEWS
15 May 2009 - CEP v. 9.2.0 released (final update to Apartment Life + More 'stuff pack' objects)


(Read details on Post #4)


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Read the CEP Licence Agreement on Post #2

Read the CEP Frequently Asked Questions on Post #3

Read the CEP News & Details on Post #4

If you want to be sure not to miss a CEP update, subscribe to the CEP Updates Notification Thread

If you like this enhancement for your Sims2 game, consider to make a DONATION to either Numenor Moddings or ModTheSims2
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CEP COMPONENTS

Starting from CEP v.8.0, both the Installer and the Manual Installation zip contain all the CEP resources:
  • CEP core files: these are required for the CEP to work.
  • "CEP EXTRA" components: these are fixes and additional features that are not required, but their installation is strongly suggested; read details about the CEP EXTRA in the Documentation installed along with the CEP.
  • CEP Documentation: it's optional, but it's very interesting; it includes the FAQ, a detailed list of the CEP EXTRA and a full list of all the objects that come with the game.
  • CEP Icon Set: optional; it's mainly aimed to webmasters (to put them in the download web pages or in the local CEP Info page) and CEP enthusiasts.


INSTALLATION and USAGE

The CEP can be installed automatically (Windows users only), or manually (Mac users, and anyone who wants to have total control on what happens on their computers )

  • Automatic installation (Windows users only) - Download the file "CEP_Windows-AutoInstaller.zip" and unpack it on your desktop. Double-click on the installer (CEP_Setup.exe) and follow the instructions.
    You have to choose which "CEP EXTRA" components you want to install, select the path where to install the Documentation and choose what parts of the Documentation you want to install (any older CEP version will be automatically uninstalled).
    To uninstall, use the "Add/Remove Program" applet, in the Windows control panel, or the icon in the Start menu.

  • Manual Installation (Windows and MacOS X Users) - Download the file "CEP_Windows+MAC_Manual-Installation.zip"; unpack the zip on a temporary folder. Open the temporary folder, and you'll find all the needed files, along with detailed instructions (for Win and Mac) that will guide you in the manual installation.
    To uninstall, remove all the CEP files from your system, following the instruction provided in the same text file you used for the installation.


CREDITS and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

By now, the CEP is updated and supported by me (Numenor) alone. Nevertheless, many persons deserve our personal thanks and credits for their help:
  • RGILES and QUAXI for having invented and created with me the first CEP, that still "survives" into the current CEP. Very special thanks to QUAXI for his valuable tool SimPE and for his great kindness and patience
  • MaryLou for the help in testing the CEP, for fixing the UV-map of the Toilet Stall and for the CEP Icon sets v. 6, 7 and 8.
  • SimplyStella for the CEP Icon sets v. 3/4/5.
  • Rentechd for the CEP Icon sets v. 1/2.
  • IgnorantBliss for the countless hours spent on updating the CEP List
  • Havelock for many fixes included in CEP9 (Bohemian set, security gates, Club counters, Closet doors).
  • And last but not least, thank you very much to all the CEP users, and in particular to Lord Darcy, for their help reporting bugs, discovering Maxis faults, suggesting modifications and asking for more recolourable objects.
Tags: #CEP, #color, #enable, #package, #recolours

Operating System: Windows Linux Mac OS X
Utility Type: Save Editors CC Managers
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CEP_Windows-AutoInstaller.zip | Description: CEP 9.2.0 (compatible with all Sims2 games up to M&amp;G) 3.25 MB 785,901 25th Mar 2009
CEP_Windows+MAC_Manual-Installation.zip | Description: CEP 9.2.0 (compatible with all Sims2 games up to M&amp;G) 3.32 MB 136,717 30th Apr 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. a) Auto-Installer: extract the installer to your desktop and execute it; all the needed files will be automatically copied in the proper locations.
b) Manual Install: extract all the files from the zip in a temporary folder on your desktop; read carefully and follow the instructions provided in the TXT file contained in the zip.

Need more information?
 
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#926 Old 19th Jan 2015 at 3:48 PM
thanks
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#927 Old 2nd Feb 2015 at 3:15 AM
thank you
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#928 Old 4th Feb 2015 at 12:20 AM
I need this for much of my custom content. THANK YOU!
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#929 Old 4th Feb 2015 at 9:48 PM
You need to have a registered account. If you do have a registered account, the download link is in the files section
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#930 Old 7th Feb 2015 at 2:22 PM
First download of this site
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#931 Old 8th Feb 2015 at 1:30 PM
Thank you!
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#932 Old 9th Feb 2015 at 2:39 PM
thanks
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#933 Old 10th Feb 2015 at 12:14 AM
thanx
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#934 Old 13th Feb 2015 at 9:11 AM
I don't use the CEP itself directly, but I do enjoy the recolors that have been done with it. Thank you for writing such an awesome addon.
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#935 Old 20th Feb 2015 at 1:24 AM
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#936 Old 22nd Feb 2015 at 5:41 PM
Sorry you aren't modding anymore. Your work was awesome. Hope you found something else creative to make your life rich and full. Thanks for sharing.
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#937 Old 7th Mar 2015 at 10:51 PM
we download this like if this was a "normal" download??
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#938 Old 7th Mar 2015 at 10:59 PM
Yes, nenesims.

Want a specific style of house or community building? Why not take a look at my profile and see what I build and then come ask me to make it!
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#939 Old 8th Mar 2015 at 11:43 PM
I'm new to CC and I've been trying to figure out this CEP for 2 days now. I don't know where to put "EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package"

OPTION 1: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\3D - I have seen this, for I am using The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, but I am on a Mac and to my knowledge there is no "Program Files"; unless that is "All my files." I don't believe there is an "Origin Games" folder either, the most similar folder I use is "Aspyr".

OPTION 2: This file must be copied into your *PROGRAM* installation folder (not in the Documents folder!).
Example: C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Sims3D\ - I have also seen this but I have no EA Games file, I downloaded The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection from the Apple App Store.

Any idea would be helpful at this time. Thank you in advance
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#940 Old 13th Mar 2015 at 1:58 AM
thank you so much ^-^
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#941 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 2:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BuildingNorthBeach
I'm new to CC and I've been trying to figure out this CEP for 2 days now. I don't know where to put "EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package"

OPTION 1: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\3D - I have seen this, for I am using The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, but I am on a Mac and to my knowledge there is no "Program Files"; unless that is "All my files." I don't believe there is an "Origin Games" folder either, the most similar folder I use is "Aspyr".

OPTION 2: This file must be copied into your *PROGRAM* installation folder (not in the Documents folder!).
Example: C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Sims3D\ - I have also seen this but I have no EA Games file, I downloaded The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection from the Apple App Store.

Any idea would be helpful at this time. Thank you in advance





I have the same pb ; if you get it please return me ! [email protected]
Thank's a lot
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#942 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 2:52 PM
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Originally Posted by BuildingNorthBeach
I'm new to CC and I've been trying to figure out this CEP for 2 days now. I don't know where to put "EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package"

OPTION 1: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\3D - I have seen this, for I am using The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, but I am on a Mac and to my knowledge there is no "Program Files"; unless that is "All my files." I don't believe there is an "Origin Games" folder either, the most similar folder I use is "Aspyr".

OPTION 2: This file must be copied into your *PROGRAM* installation folder (not in the Documents folder!).
Example: C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Sims3D\ - I have also seen this but I have no EA Games file, I downloaded The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection from the Apple App Store.

Any idea would be helpful at this time. Thank you in advance


FOUND IT !

Because of Mac App Store requirements, the Downloads folder you'll put your packages in isn't located in your Documents folder as it is with other versions of the game. Instead it's in a folder within your (hidden) user library.

To get to it, go to Finder. From the menus, select Go --> Go to Folder... Paste in the string shown below and click on GO.

~/library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/

This will take you to your game folders. Create a new folder called "Downloads" if it doesn't already exist, and put your package files inside that.

If you want to browse to it normally, you can hold down the Alt/Option key while looking at the Go menu, and the Library folder should appear. Click on that and then browse to the same place. To permanently unhide it, run the Terminal application (it's under Utilities in your Application folder), then type "chflags nohidden ~/Library". I don't do that, but I do drag the "The Sims 2" folder across to my favourites on the Finder sidebar, so I can just click on that and get there directly.

If you're planning to install the CEP as well, you need to put the _EnableColorOptionsGMND.package file in the Downloads folder. The MMAT package file needs to go in the game application package. To do this, go to your Applications folder, right click on The Sims 2 Super Collection*, and select Show Package Contents. You can now browse the application file structure. Go to Contents/Home/TSData/Res/Sims3D, and copy _EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package to that location. You'll be asked to type in your administrator login/password details to confirm that you want to do this.

If you plan to use empty or clean templates, they need to go in the game package in the following places:

Contents/Home/TSData/Res/UserData/Neighborhoods (Base Game hoods)
Contents/Home/Expansion Packs/{expansion name}/TSData/Res/NeighborhoodTemplate (expansion hoods)


* I advise making a copy of the application first before making any changes to its structure. It's a big file to re-download and reinstall if you get things wrong!
Stubbsville


(I'd just copy an other post), you're welcome !
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#943 Old 9th Apr 2015 at 4:46 PM
grazieeee
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#944 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 2:05 AM
enjoys
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#945 Old 20th Apr 2015 at 1:36 PM
Thank you soooo much for this. I was so sad that a lot of my downloads didn't work but you made it. Your work is the best!
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#946 Old 22nd Apr 2015 at 1:39 AM
Thanks, I'm really really looking forward to using CEP!! I've never modded the sims before, but I'm just starting to get into it now, so I'm really, truly excited. I look forward to letting you know how it goes, and what kind of things I'm able to make. You've been a spectacular help. <3 c:
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#947 Old 23rd Apr 2015 at 3:03 PM
Thanx! I hope the mirror bug is fixed now!:D
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#948 Old 25th Apr 2015 at 7:18 PM
Thank you
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#949 Old 26th Apr 2015 at 10:30 AM
Hi all!
I've a registered account but I don't have the link for the download. Where is it?

Thanks
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#950 Old 30th Apr 2015 at 1:33 AM
Thanks.
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