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Picked upload! Maxis Bedding Replacements: Defaults and Non-Defaults

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 24th Feb 2008 at 9:57 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2008 at 12:50 AM by whitesiren
119 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
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.
Bedding Replacements?

Inspired by a WCIF thread on S2C, I got to thinking how 95% of the Maxis beddings are, in my opinion, either unusable due to being too distinctive, or downright fugly. So, in my inspiration, I decided to replace them.

All of them.

Yes, all of them.

Okay maybe not -all- of them as I don't have Teen Style Stuff and I know there's a few in that, but all the rest anyway.

However, I know that some people may want to keep some of the Maxis beddings, so I have made my default replacements such that you can pick and choose which you may want to replace.

I have tried to keep most of the beddings fairly close in overall colour and style to the originals, so that rooms already using the Maxis beddings will suddenly not go totally mismatched. The main differences are the "stripes" bedding (which went from the zwtf pastel-and-black diagonal stripes horrorshow to a nice black pinstripe with white sheets) and the two "circles" bedding which you will recognize as the "seriously wtf is that horrible thing" beddings. Also, the "mountain" bedding from Bon Voyage - shades of blue with black quilted animals and trees - has turned into a nice forest green as, well, there was no forest green and I already had several blues, and because I wanted to.

Details/Which Files to Download:

Please see my screenshots - the images in the top rows are the Maxis beddings and they are labeled with the Maxis names for that type of bedding. The default rar files have the same names so you can pick and choose which beddings you want to replace. I also have included a rar of all the beddings if you just want to replace everything.

Bon Voyage is required only for the files that say, unsurprisingly, Bon Voyage, and Pets is required only for the files that say Pets. There's also a file with all of them including the Pets and BV beddings too if you want the whole shebang.

And because I know people would complain that they don't want to replace certain ones but they still want to use my beddings... all of my replacement beddings are available as non-default, regular, custom beddings and are clearly labeled with what they are (so you can pick and choose which of those you may or may not want) in the "Non-DefaultCustomBeddings-ALL.rar" file.

Regenerating Thumbnails:

You will notice that when you go into the game, thumbnails with beddings will still look like the old ones. If you would like the thumbnails to regenerate so you can see the new beddings in them, ctrl-right click on the thumbnail to get it to regenerate.

Thanks to:

Quaxi and everyone else who has contributed to the development of SimPE.
Everyone who gave their opinions on my thread on this on S2C.
darter1234, for the original bedding template that I modified to make my textures template.

MTS2 and the rest of the staff, especially Delphy (and especially especially D for delightful random "creative breaks" tee hee) for having such a lovely place I could learn to make pretty things for pixel dollies.

Recolouring (for Creators):

If you would like to make more beddings based on these textures, feel free to do so - I have attached a file for creators only which includes my layer-separated .psd with the textures I have used. It may be a little bit confusing but it's a heck of a lot easier than starting from scratch.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Pets Bon Voyage
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Defaults-ALL-BaseGameOnly.rar 2.14 MB 6,025 25th Feb 2008
Defaults-ALL-IncludingPetsandBonVoyage.rar 2.70 MB 9,256 25th Feb 2008
Default-BonVoyage-ALL.rar 313.0 KB 1,533 25th Feb 2008
Default-BonVoyage-FarEast.rar 87.0 KB 719 25th Feb 2008
Default-BonVoyage-Mountain.rar 105.4 KB 580 25th Feb 2008
Default-BonVoyage-Tropical.rar 120.7 KB 542 25th Feb 2008
Default-Pets-ALL.rar 269.4 KB 1,756 25th Feb 2008
Default-Pets-AtomicAgeAdult.rar 149.3 KB 742 25th Feb 2008
Default-Pets-AtomicAgeKids.rar 120.0 KB 586 25th Feb 2008
Default-AsianBlue.rar 110.9 KB 1,257 25th Feb 2008
Default-AsianRed.rar 119.4 KB 1,214 25th Feb 2008
Default-Blue.rar 136.0 KB 949 25th Feb 2008
Default-BlueSquares.rar 126.5 KB 766 25th Feb 2008
Default-BlueStripes.rar 115.8 KB 1,070 25th Feb 2008
Default-Boys.rar 112.8 KB 1,227 25th Feb 2008
Default-Circles.rar 134.3 KB 1,280 25th Feb 2008
Default-CirclesPurple.rar 94.2 KB 2,057 25th Feb 2008
Default-CirclesRed.rar 142.4 KB 1,789 25th Feb 2008
Default-Grey.rar 119.5 KB 726 25th Feb 2008
Default-Leopard.rar 127.7 KB 900 25th Feb 2008
Default-OffWhite.rar 106.7 KB 671 25th Feb 2008
Default-Pink.rar 131.7 KB 807 25th Feb 2008
Default-PinkFlowers.rar 133.6 KB 982 25th Feb 2008
Default-Squares.rar 129.1 KB 795 25th Feb 2008
Default-Stripes.rar 108.8 KB 1,847 25th Feb 2008
Default-Template.rar 115.5 KB 1,259 25th Feb 2008
Default-Yellow.rar 122.7 KB 969 25th Feb 2008
Non-DefaultCustomBeddings-ALL.rar 2.92 MB 7,429 25th Feb 2008
BeddingTextures-CREATORSONLY.rar 1.41 MB 899 25th Feb 2008
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. 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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Test Subject
#26 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 10:03 PM
Hooray! I posted on that thread as Allison, BTW. I'm very happy with the new, non-fugly beddings. Your plain colors are better than Maxis' hideous designs. The only default I won't download is the pink flowers one--it's the only Maxis bedding that's actually cute :3

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Lab Assistant
#27 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 10:11 PM
You officially win.

What you win, I don't know. But you win. Thank you SO MUCH, these were definitely needed!
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#28 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 11:08 PM
Awesome! I love them!

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Field Researcher
#29 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 12:25 AM
Oh I love these - so pretty and versatile! I'm downloading the non default as I for some odd reason like most of the Maxis Bedding - except for the neon yellow one with black diagonal stripes and red pillows - OMG why Maxis why?!?
Anyway, thanks these are great!
Inventor
#30 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 12:55 AM
Brilliant idea. Great job

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Lab Assistant
#31 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 1:12 AM
What a great idea, thanks for creating and sharing :D
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 2:15 AM
Wow. Here: here are my sims' hearts. You may have them, with many, many thanks. For the first time since I discovered cc, I might actually use maxis bedding.

Al

Thank you thank you thank you!
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 2:59 AM
You are so awesome - thank you so much for replacing these fugly beddings as well as for letting us choose which ones we want to replace! I like a few of the original beddings, but the rest will never be seen again from now on! :D
Field Researcher
#34 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 3:19 AM
OMG!!! You have long been one of my favorite creators anyway, but you have just answered a HUGE wish of mine with this. Thank you sooooo much!

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Lab Assistant
#35 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 3:36 AM
Thank you so much. These beddings are so good!
Test Subject
#36 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 4:37 AM
Very nice. I've been looking for something that isn't ugly...
Test Subject
#37 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 6:24 AM
LOL I love the WTF...great new colors thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
#38 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 8:10 AM
Now this is a dream come true!!!!
Thank You for taking the time to do all these blanket's. I sure appreciate all your hard work and will now enjoy these so much.
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 1:30 AM
I love the defaults! They're fantastic just like the rest of your stuff. You're the best. Thank you for sharing. <3
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 7:45 PM
These are very nice. And thank you so much for keeping each replacement separate. I do prefer some of the originals, but now I can replace the ones that I don't use. That was very thoughtful.
Field Researcher
#41 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 9:47 PM
You absolutely rule! I never dreamed that these could be replaced, I did not replace three patterns. The rest are now usable!

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Lab Assistant
#42 Old 28th Feb 2008 at 10:18 AM
You always seem to make the exact things that I have always wanted for my game, but am too lazy to make myself. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#43 Old 1st Mar 2008 at 1:10 PM
I wonder what's wrong with me - I actually like the Maxis bedding *hides behind hands*, but you're designs are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the non-default versions
I'll be downloading when I'm logged into the profile on my computer.
Theorist
#44 Old 1st Mar 2008 at 2:37 PM
Hugblargurplagahhhhhugher? *splutters like a baby*


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Theorist
#45 Old 1st Mar 2008 at 2:47 PM
Sory about that, Just too-good-of-an-upload to be taken seriouly!

AMAZING!!


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Scholar
#46 Old 3rd Mar 2008 at 5:54 PM
You are amazing! You have managed to make those "fugly" bedspreads beautiful!...and you seperated them as well?! You rock! Thankies!! :D

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Test Subject
#47 Old 3rd Mar 2008 at 10:45 PM
These aregorgeous! Thank you!
Test Subject
#48 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 11:56 PM
Thank you! And thank you for taking the time to package the files individually.
Scholar
#49 Old 7th Mar 2008 at 8:53 PM
Thanks HP! These are great. And ALL of them are going into my game :D
Field Researcher
#50 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 5:53 PM
Thank you, now I will use the "maxis" beddings more. Well, your defaults anyway! Thank you very much :D
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