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Picked upload! White Roof Trim Defaults

by Phaenoh Posted 25th Apr 2009 at 7:52 PM - Updated 3rd Mar 2011 at 6:52 PM by Phaenoh
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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.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Ok, so its not the most amazing upload ever, but it is a handy little package in my opinion. I've been sitting on this for a while. After plasticbox uploaded some houses with a roof recolor done by Neveah223, I decided to turn them into defaults. Place this download in your downloads folder and all 23 Maxis roofs (not counting the 3 BV grass roofs) will adapt the new white trim. Quite a handy little thing. The white trim looks a MILLION times better than the default grey. This also changes the underside of the roof making it white as well.


Additional Credits:
Neveah223 and plasticbox

The adorable gable accent is from Marina's Sims found at this page.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Phaenoh_RoofTrim-DefaultReplacement.rar 837 Bytes 44,535 25th Apr 2009
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. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\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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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 4:18 PM
Thank you soo much! I hated those ugly trims!
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#27 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 6:13 PM
Argh I love it!! Ty for sharing =)
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#28 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 7:33 PM
Brilliant idea. Nice job - thanks.

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Field Researcher
#29 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 7:55 PM
I have to add another comment, I went into one of my older 'hoods and was amazed at the new look of all my houses.

Thank you again, this is awesome!!

Lab Assistant
#30 Old 28th Apr 2009 at 2:09 AM
I so need these for my lots. Thank you so much for the great work.
#31 Old 28th Apr 2009 at 1:39 PM
Bless you. I hate the maxi defaults. Now I can take some of the other roofs out of my folder.

Nutty Sims Mommy.
Test Subject
#32 Old 28th Apr 2009 at 8:31 PM
Originally Posted by Alma70
If you mean the gable ornament, you can find it here: http://www.marinasims.net/sims2/objects/build5.htm
Just scroll down a bit and you'll find it.

Thanks Alma! You're awesome!
Test Subject
#33 Old 3rd May 2009 at 11:52 PM
I had an odd problem with these replacements. The base game roofs work perfectly, but the OFB roofs don't show up at all. Even the thumbnails have disappeared from my roof choices. Does this only happen in my game? My latest expansion is Seasons, if that matters anything.

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#34 Old 4th May 2009 at 1:55 AM
I've just double checked that and that didn't happen in my game, maybe you have other custom roofs that are conflicting?
Test Subject
#35 Old 4th May 2009 at 3:57 PM
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
I've just double checked that and that didn't happen in my game, maybe you have other custom roofs that are conflicting?

That's what I thought too, so I took out my other roofs; problem remains. Took out ALL of my cc, still no OFB roofs. Ah well, I'll live :P

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Test Subject
#36 Old 15th May 2009 at 6:36 AM
Phaenoh - This is super! I downloaded it and re-roofed most of the houses in my Victorian neighborhood and they now look clean and crisp, like they should! Thank you so very much! . . . I'm off to re-roof my other neighborhoods, now.
#37 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 9:34 AM
I love this! I also wanted the roof gable decoration, but I went to the website and it's gone. Does anyone know if it's still available anywhere?
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 16th Aug 2009 at 8:18 PM
These are great! I'd really like to have the gable decor as well. http://www.marinasims.net/?p=263 Marina states in her comments section that you have her permission to upload it as long as it's free.

Could you include it for us? I'd love to have these!
Test Subject
#39 Old 21st Aug 2009 at 8:09 PM
I've updated with the meshes for those gable decorations. They are found here:
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#40 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 7:45 AM
I love this. So much nicer than the Maxis grey. Thanks!
Test Subject
#41 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 8:28 PM
Is there a mesh I need to download? Or txt file I need to add into the catalog in my EA Games/Sims 2 program files? I have tried downloading these a few different times now and they are not showing up AT ALL in my game. I have ZERO other cc roofs or roof patterns....Please help...these look SOOOOO much better than the EA defaults. Please help....what should I do...I really really need these
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#42 Old 12th Oct 2009 at 5:23 PM
Just download the one file and place it in your downloads folder. It should change all your roofs automatically. They don't add any other roofs, they just change how the maxis defaults look.
Test Subject
#43 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 8:53 AM
I tried it again nothing. I have actually taken my whole download file out of the EA GAME folder in my documents and made a new one that has nothing in it besides a few items of clothes from lianasims...and still nothing. Oh well, I guess I just wasn't supposed to have it. Thank for your help, let me know if you have any more ideas. Thanks again!
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#44 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 4:33 PM
See the 'Install Instructions' tab at the top and bottom of the page? Click on that and follow the instructions there, if that doesn't work there is also links for more indepth help.
Test Subject
#45 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 12:27 AM
Yep, I have done all of that...I even read the whole link for frackin idiots lol and I have done everything correctly. I have removed ALL CC and MODS from my game to see if it would still wouldn't load and sadley enough. No roofs Oh well, they would make my house look so much better but it wont kill me not to have them. I want to thank you for all the help you have been. I am really happy to know that you stand behind your creations and help people like me that are having issues. Thanks for all your help!
Lab Assistant
#46 Old 23rd Oct 2009 at 5:40 AM
This is something that you think "well, so someone changed the colors-how much
of a biggie can that be"?
BIG! It affects everything you build and it all just looks different and cleaner.
A little thing that made a huge difference in my game! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#47 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 4:47 PM
Just a quick question, can this also override the roof trims on custom roof colors?
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#48 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 9:56 PM
It might, depending on how the roof is made. Most custom roofs I've run into aren't made using the texture referencing method, so I would say no they won't be overridden by my white trim.
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 6th Jan 2010 at 4:11 AM
Modern Housing......
Lab Assistant
#50 Old 19th Jan 2010 at 7:24 AM
Very good idea, you worked hard and well. Now my houses will look pretty!
Thanks for sharing.
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