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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 746,658 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 125,359 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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#976 Old 28th Jul 2015 at 1:35 AM
thx
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#977 Old 31st Jul 2015 at 7:11 AM
Thanks you very much ^-^
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#978 Old 1st Aug 2015 at 5:03 PM
Thank you so much for working hard on this :)
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#979 Old 5th Aug 2015 at 12:45 AM
Obrigada. Vocês são maravilhosos, parabéns pelo excelente trabalho!! ^_^
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#980 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 1:40 PM
thank!!!
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#981 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 8:20 PM
Default CEP 9 Need Help-OSX 10.9.5 Sims 2 Super Collection
I want to use this in my game, but I have the Super Collection for Mac by Aspyr and none of the file information on where to put each package file is accurate for this game configuration. Can someone please help or direct me to the right forum if this isn't the one to post in? If you could email a reply to zheyrryn here at Mod The Sims I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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#982 Old 13th Aug 2015 at 2:47 PM
THANK YOU !!!
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#983 Old 14th Aug 2015 at 11:44 AM
Thanks a lot, I bought the super collection from aspyr yesterday and after some research (on this amazing website) I've been able to install and make work CEP on Yosemite :)
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#984 Old 18th Aug 2015 at 8:33 AM
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Originally Posted by zheyrryhn
Anyone have more recent install instructions for Mac OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks)? The install instructions in the file are outdated and don't take into account newer versions of the Mac OS. Also does anyone know if this will work with the Super Collection? Thanks for any reply.

I'm using OSX 10.10.4 (Yosemite), and I have the Super Collection. It works just fine for me! I'll tell you where I have my folders placed in case that helps:

_EnableColorOptionsGMND.package goes in: ~/library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads/

_EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package goes in: /Applications/The Sims 2.app/Contents/Home/TSData/Res/Sims3D/

zCEP-EXTRA goes in: /Applications/The Sims 2.app/Contents/Home/TSData/Res/Catalog AND ~/library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/
(check which one goes where in the instructions, just make sure you don't accidentally put the second one in the downloads folder)

Hope this makes sense!
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#985 Old 22nd Aug 2015 at 8:09 AM
Thank You Very Very Much!
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#986 Old 27th Aug 2015 at 8:47 AM
I tried to install the package on my Mac according to the instructions, but I have several recoloured items that are not showing up in the game. Not sure what is wrong. _EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package is in the Downloads folder in this path ~Documents/The Sims 2/Downloads and _EnableColorOptionsMMAT.package is in the Sims3D folder in this path /Applications/The Sims 2.localized/TSData/Res/Sims3D

However it does not seem to working for this recoloured poker table ZvK_PokerTable_Green-Blue.package for example.
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#987 Old 10th Sep 2015 at 1:00 AM
Thank you!
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#988 Old 10th Sep 2015 at 8:03 PM
thanks a lot for your works
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#989 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 12:02 AM
Hi Everyone

If you have The SIms 2 Ultimate Collection (on Windows) you will need this information for installing the Program Files part of CEP:

Install path for UC.
C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Sims3D\
C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Catalog\
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#990 Old 28th Sep 2015 at 11:36 PM
Does anyone know how to troubleshoot if you lose re-colors that came with an expansion pack object? Some of the windows and doors from the International collection that came with Open For Business are no longer re-colorable. They're only in red?
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#991 Old 12th Oct 2015 at 2:49 AM
Thanks much!
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#992 Old 17th Oct 2015 at 5:36 PM
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#993 Old 31st Oct 2015 at 12:00 PM
thank you
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#994 Old 1st Nov 2015 at 6:13 PM
(: I wish I could donate.
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#995 Old 30th Dec 2015 at 1:17 AM
Thanks your the best! =]
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#996 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 12:38 AM
Ok, maybe a stupid question. I've placed the mentioned files in the correct places, but no-one has mentioned where the GMND file goes. Does that go in the downloads folder or one of the folders in the program files. Thanks in advance
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#997 Old 2nd Jan 2016 at 8:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Foxybaby
Ok, maybe a stupid question. I've placed the mentioned files in the correct places, but no-one has mentioned where the GMND file goes. Does that go in the downloads folder or one of the folders in the program files. Thanks in advance

I really do not know if my comment will help, but with me, this file was only open the CEP.exe and everything went in place, literally. I mean, you do not have to worry about any file.
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#998 Old 15th Jan 2016 at 9:48 PM
this is just too awesome! Thanks darling! <3
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#999 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 8:50 PM
ty
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