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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 3:46 AM - Updated 3rd Apr 2015 at 1:48 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 765,574 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 130,811 1st May 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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#1001 Old 2nd Feb 2016 at 2:28 AM
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#1002 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 3:50 PM
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#1003 Old 20th Mar 2016 at 6:35 AM
Thank you!
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#1004 Old 19th May 2016 at 9:11 PM Last edited by Steve_Morgan : 19th May 2016 at 10:09 PM.
Can't get CEP installed properly...
Hi there, the download stops after a few minutes and I cannot get the complete file downloaded - any ideas?
Next try: got a download from another side - with autoinstaller. Since I have the german version of 'Die Sims 2 Super Deluxe' I found the _EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package-file in the correct place, but cannot find all the others (No _EnableColorOptionsGMND.package-file in Downloads, no zCEP-EXTRA-Folder anywhere else :[[[[ )
Is there any way to get the complete manuell-installation-file for windows somewhere?
Pleeeeaaaaase...
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#1005 Old 31st May 2016 at 8:45 AM
I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put into this. I honestly can't afford to make a donation, but I just wanted you to know that your work is appreciated. Thank you.
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#1006 Old 7th Jul 2016 at 9:25 PM
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Originally Posted by MoonChild189
Not sure if anyone who can help or will care will see this, but I'm having an issue. Every time I'm in buy mode, and go under misc in the decor section my game will freeze for a few seconds before crashing completely. Other than that it's working fine, I've tried it out on a few of the items you can't normally recolour and it's doing what it should, none of the other buy/build mode categories seem affected.
I'm on a Mac, I have the University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, and Seasons EPs installed, and the Glamour Life stuff pack, and I of course removed all CC of any kind before hand.
I'm just going to uninstall it, it's not a huge deal, but I though I'd post my problem incase anyone cares.


It's really funny, I've been having this issue for a very long time, several years, I just gave up going into that folder, which meant I couldn't run a business. I had a previous version and it worked, but with this version I have this problem. Yesterday I decided to dig through files again and try to find out what was causing it. Today I ended up removing downloads altogether, no help, removing my neighborhood thinking it was corrupted, no help, tried all kinds of things and I was joyless. As I sat looking at the Sims 2 folder I thought, wonder if CEP could be the problem, so I deleted the extra folder, deleted the 2 separate files and left everything else in the game and it worked just fine...other then none of my recolors work of course. Since it isn't supported any longer I am not sure what to do about this. I might look back through my saves and see if I have an older version and give it a try...
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#1007 Old 20th Jul 2016 at 12:10 AM
Can anyone with Windows 10 and the Ultimate Collection help? I've followed the manual install instructions to a T and I still can't get my custom content to show up at all. Not sure what I'm doing wrong or if it just doesn't work with Windows 10
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#1008 Old 4th Aug 2016 at 3:30 AM
Lol
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#1010 Old 26th Aug 2016 at 5:09 PM Last edited by sunniwawa : 31st Aug 2016 at 6:10 AM.
Default How to install CEP for Ultimate Collection
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Can anyone with Windows 10 and the Ultimate Collection help? I've followed the manual install instructions to a T and I still can't get my custom content to show up at all. Not sure what I'm doing wrong or if it just doesn't work with Windows 10


Had the same issue, but I finally fixed It! It works!

First: Download: CEP_Windows+MAC_Manual-Installation.zip

A) _EnableColorOptionsGMND.package:
This file must be copied into your Downloads folder.

B) " _EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package:
This file must be copied into your *PROGRAM* installation folder (not in the Documents folder!).
Example: C:\Program Files (x86)\OriginGames\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Sims3D\
but if you have changed the installation path while installing the game, it may be different.

C) Open the "ProgramFiles" folder and move the entire "EXTRA" subfolder, along with the several files contained in it, in:
C:\ (Program Files (x86)\OriginGames\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Catalog\"
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#1011 Old 7th Sep 2016 at 12:42 AM
Ok
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#1012 Old 14th Sep 2016 at 9:40 AM
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Originally Posted by sunniwawa
Had the same issue, but I finally fixed It! It works!

First: Download: CEP_Windows+MAC_Manual-Installation.zip

A) _EnableColorOptionsGMND.package:
This file must be copied into your Downloads folder.

B) " _EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package:
This file must be copied into your *PROGRAM* installation folder (not in the Documents folder!).
Example: C:\Program Files (x86)\OriginGames\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Sims3D\
but if you have changed the installation path while installing the game, it may be different.

C) Open the "ProgramFiles" folder and move the entire "EXTRA" subfolder, along with the several files contained in it, in:
C:\ (Program Files (x86)\OriginGames\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Catalog\"




But there is no installation folder and I've never seen one in my life. There's just pictures,videos,documents and downloads. If I want to put something in the sims 2 game I have to put it in the documents folder
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#1013 Old 26th Sep 2016 at 2:19 AM
You make sims2, so much more; I am not a creator but I so enjoy all the creations your CEP & scriptoium have given me.
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#1014 Old 16th Oct 2016 at 4:39 AM
gracias
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#1015 Old 16th Oct 2016 at 4:39 AM
gracias
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#1016 Old 16th Oct 2016 at 4:39 AM
gracias
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#1017 Old 16th Oct 2016 at 9:03 PM
Thanks for making this "wonderful" mod.
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#1018 Old 16th Oct 2016 at 9:09 PM
I forgot how to install this but that's ok and its really glitchy.
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#1019 Old 31st Oct 2016 at 2:57 PM
Thank You!
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#1020 Old 11th Dec 2016 at 3:53 PM
Hi, I got an issue, I can't recolor the kids activity table :/ I don't know if it's just that object at all, but all the other things (mailbox, community phone, money tree etc.) works all right, I've downloaded a recolor from Irma here on MTS, but I can't recolor it at all :c
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#1021 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:17 PM
Yay! I can bring some color into my new Pleasantcity world :3 Thank you REALLY much :)
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#1022 Old 12th Mar 2017 at 6:55 AM
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Originally Posted by sunniwawa
Had the same issue, but I finally fixed It! It works!

First: Download: CEP_Windows+MAC_Manual-Installation.zip

A) _EnableColorOptionsGMND.package:
This file must be copied into your Downloads folder.

B) " _EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package:
This file must be copied into your *PROGRAM* installation folder (not in the Documents folder!).
Example: C:\Program Files (x86)\OriginGames\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Sims3D\
but if you have changed the installation path while installing the game, it may be different.

C) Open the "ProgramFiles" folder and move the entire "EXTRA" subfolder, along with the several files contained in it, in:
C:\ (Program Files (x86)\OriginGames\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Catalog\"


I was able to use the automatic installer, and everything ended up in the right place. Ultimate Collection on Windows 10
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#1023 Old 12th Mar 2017 at 5:01 PM
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