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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 759,465 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 129,024 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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Inventor
#26 Old 24th Sep 2008 at 12:08 AM Last edited by XTS : 24th Sep 2008 at 12:38 AM.
Wow, you cleaned up the thread. Looks nice. Hope the link is the same. I'd better check it.

Does the current release include the bohemian fix? I noticed the time of the update on the thread is after the fix upload.. So I'm thinking maybe yes. I just got the update. Was thinking maybe the teddy MESH issue was associated with me having the april download to begin with.. an older version.

Thanks again!!
Xts

EDIT: Link works perfectly. Awesome I don't have to change it each time a new EP comes out. You rock!

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Test Subject
#27 Old 24th Sep 2008 at 10:07 AM
thank you very much, great job as allways.
Test Subject
#28 Old 24th Sep 2008 at 12:44 PM
I have a question! First off I would like to say a HUGE "Thank You" to Numenor for updating the CEP!! You are the greatest!! Now, do I need to un-install the old CEP before I install the new one, or does this one just update the one I already have? Thanks in advance for you're help!!
Instructor
#29 Old 24th Sep 2008 at 1:57 PM
wow thanks i'll download this one till 9.1 is out

tho just windering is the new food stand on your list items to be made recolorable?

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#30 Old 24th Sep 2008 at 3:35 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now maybe I'll have properly working phones and stuff!

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#31 Old 24th Sep 2008 at 4:09 PM Last edited by Numenor : 24th Sep 2008 at 9:02 PM.
Havelock - Thanks for the fix; I worked on this yesterday night but I couldn't manage to finish it (among the various possibilities, I even though of creating a brand new object as repository: a small connection for the outer corners...). Maybe I can at least find a solution to make the placement of the diagonal pieces easier.

XTS - Keeping the thread clean without changing the URL it's my job In any case, the alias "http://cep.modthesims2.com" should always work, even if I'd have to change the actual URL (which will never happen, anyway).

Rhondacathey - The new installation automatically uninstall the previous versions.

Knighguy - Almost all the AL objects are still missing, and are on my to-do list. At the moment (I'm at work) I don't remember if the food stands can support recolours or not (I'm positive anyway: they shouldn' be different from the BV ones).
EDIT: yes, the food stand will be fully recolourable

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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Inventor
#32 Old 24th Sep 2008 at 11:25 PM
Well, I think you do great at your job! Though, I see the icon set could use an update on my bed's page. It says something like version 3. lol

Take care and thank you again! You still rock!

Xts

(My Quote) ~ "If it isn't one thing, it's another. It's usually one thing and man it's a mother" -PB
Forum Resident
#33 Old 24th Sep 2008 at 11:28 PM
*raises hand* Question! With the latest version of CEP, are ice rinks and roller rinks now recolorable? I seem to reall reading a thread a few months ago where you mentioned that.
Test Subject
#34 Old 24th Sep 2008 at 11:59 PM
Thanks so much Numenor!!
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#35 Old 25th Sep 2008 at 2:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starfish of Terror
*raises hand* Question! With the latest version of CEP, are ice rinks and roller rinks now recolorable? I seem to reall reading a thread a few months ago where you mentioned that.


All the 4 rinks (ice and roller, small and large) have been made recolourable when Seasons came out (CEP6, if I remember well). I hope that they still are recolorable Try recolouring them, and if there are problems, let me know.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#36 Old 25th Sep 2008 at 3:57 AM
THANK yOu Numenor
Theorist
#37 Old 25th Sep 2008 at 6:20 PM
YAY! Thanks for this Numenor! Hurrah! I works for me too!


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Forum Resident
#38 Old 25th Sep 2008 at 7:04 PM
Hmm, it seems that I'm only able to recolor the railings of the ice/roller rinks. I wanted to see if I could make up some scuffed up surfaces.
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 26th Sep 2008 at 11:06 AM
Thank you for update and great job
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#40 Old 26th Sep 2008 at 11:19 AM Last edited by Numenor : 28th Sep 2008 at 9:31 AM.
Starfish of Terror - Then, your first question was lacking an important element You already knew that the rinks were recolourable, though not fully.

Currently, the base of the rinks are not recolourable: since the game provided two separate "floors" (ice and wood), I thought there was no need to make them recolourable. I'll try making them recolourable in the next CEP update, but I have to check what happens to the recoloured surfaces when the sims skate on them: I remember that they leave a sort of trace on the floor, while moving...

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#41 Old 26th Sep 2008 at 12:27 PM
Thank you so much, Numenor! CEP is great and I can't thank you enough for all the effort you put into this.
I'm wondering if it's just with me, but my Very Mysterious Shelving disappeared after I installed this latest version of CEP. It was back again after I uninstalled it
Anyone else with this problem?
Test Subject
#42 Old 26th Sep 2008 at 7:05 PM
Thank you, Numenor. Fantastic job, as always. :D
Forum Resident
#43 Old 27th Sep 2008 at 6:20 PM
Whoops, sorry for not being more specific. I only asked because I remembered you saying in this thread that you were going to make the floors of the rinks recolorable with the latest CEP update.
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 4:26 AM
Thanks for the update Numenor! I'm wondering if when you do the next update if you could make a second recolorable subset for the FT cribs/changing table (make the wood one subset & the fabric another?) and do the same thing for the couch that came with IKEA with the little heart on it. It makes no sense that the couch with the pillow on it lets you recolor the couch & the pillow, but the heart one doesn't. If you've got too much on your plate, don't worry about it, I just thought it'd be cool. I'd do it myself, but am clueless in this area. Thanks again for all your hard work!
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#45 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 9:47 AM
Starfish of Terror - lol! Again, I forgot what I've written in my posts This summer has been crazy for me... -
However, I confirm my promise: if it's technically possible, I will make the floors recolourable

Ang41187 - I'm sorry, but Maxis created the mesh in one piece; in order to make the two parts recolourable separately, I should modify the mesh (which I always avoid, unless strictly needed).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#46 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 11:48 AM
Thank you
Field Researcher
#47 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 3:11 PM Last edited by Lord Darcy : 13th Oct 2008 at 11:23 PM.
Default Club Counter and Island
Thanks for including the Club Commercial Counter fix in CEP-Extra.

I realized that the Club Kitchen Counters and Club Island suffer from similar problem - this time, the front trim of countertop.



You cannot freely mix and match without losing the seamless look like the left one.
Can it be fixed in a similar way as commercial counter by CEP-Extra?
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Field Researcher
#48 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 7:37 PM
I hope this isnt a repetitive question, but quick skimming didnt find anything here -

Is the Simply Round double height column disappeared due to AL or this newer version of CEP? Hoping it can be brought back!!!
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#49 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 9:12 PM Last edited by simsample : 2nd Oct 2008 at 11:44 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunni9676
Is the Simply Round double height column disappeared due to AL or this newer version of CEP? Hoping it can be brought back!!!


If you mean the OFB column, then that is part of the CEP Extra files. The column disappeared with later EPs and the CEP extra should reenable it. Check that you have the CEP Extra options installed.

Numenor, I have found a little glitch to do with the _EnableColorOptionsGMND.package file. If this file is present in my Downloads folder then the Apartment Life stone building deco items take on a strange colouration. This was tested with no other custom content whatsoever; it makes no difference if the CEP extras are installed.

*SNIP*
This affects all of the 'Triumvirate' decor.

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Field Researcher
#50 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 11:49 PM Last edited by Lord Darcy : 29th Sep 2008 at 12:01 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsample
Numenor, I have found a little glitch to do with the _EnableColorOptionsGMND.package file. If this file is present in my Downloads folder then the Apartment Life stone building deco items take on a strange colouration. This was tested with no other custom content whatsoever; it makes no difference if the CEP extras are installed.


This affects all of the 'Triumvirate' decor.
Yep, this is the same issue that Havelock reported.

@Havelock: Thanks for unlocking the Diagonal Cornice. I see that the diagonal piece has been properly textured.
One question: Is "Diagonal Molded Belt" hidden somewhere? I'd love to have a matching piece for bottom molding.

How stupid of EAxis to omit Diagonal pieces. If a room has even one diagonal wall, the whole set becomes effectively useless. I'd rather not use molding altogether than leave one spot uncovered. They really should have taken a page from this set.

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