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Featured upload! [OUTDATED] The "CEP" - Color Enable Package v.8

by Numenor Posted 27th Sep 2005 at 2:46 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 9:27 PM by Nysha
343 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
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. 8
Available for Windows and MacOS X users

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
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>>> THIS THREAD IS ARCHIVED.
Download the latest CEP at http://cep.modthesims2.com <<<

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THE CEP v.8 WORKS IN ANY GAME, FROM THE BASE-GAME TO THE LATEST EP/SP

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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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The CEP v8 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
(plus almost all the objects from the Stuff Packs up to K&B).
It can safely be used by *ALL* users, with *ANY* game configuration


LATEST NEWS
23 Sept 2008- CEP v. 9.0 released (early updated to Apartment Life + More fixes and extras)
>>> THIS IS AN EARLY RELEASE, MOSTLY CONTAINING FIXES & EXTRAS <<<
Expect a new update, with all the AL objects and updated
documentation, in the near future


(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 (by MaryLou): 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.


SIMPE USERS PLEASE READ!
There are important info for creators and SimPE users in the "CEP-Extra_Documentation" file; read them if you want to be sure that the CEP EXTRA are recognized by SimPE.


CREDITS and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

By now, the CEP is updated and supported by Numenor alone.
But major credits go to 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
Thanks to MaryLou for the help in testing the CEP, for fixing wonderfully the UV-map of the Toilet Stall and for the Official CEP Icon set (and thanks again to Rentechd and SimplyStella for the previous icon sets)
Also, many thanks to IgnorantBliss for the countless hours spent on updating the CEP List
And last but not least, thank you very much to all the CEP users that helped me, reporting bugs, suggesting modifications and asking for more recolourable objects.
Tags: #CEP, #color, #enable, #package, #recolours

Operating System: Windows Linux Mac OS X
Utility Type: 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
No-downloads-here.rar 20 Bytes 7,987 23rd Sep 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/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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The ModFather
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#326 Old 20th Sep 2008 at 7:35 PM
Currently, I know of one problem only, with Apartment Life: some windows from OFB lose their recolors. Are there other problems with AL that I'm not aware of?

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.
Field Researcher
#327 Old 20th Sep 2008 at 8:31 PM
I assume that you're already well aware of Phone Handset & Teddy Bear problem which started at IKEA pack.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Currently, I know of one problem only, with Apartment Life: some windows from OFB lose their recolors. Are there other problems with AL that I'm not aware of?
Dynasty Dresser from base game, as discussed in this MATY thread.


I have a couple of requests like unrecolorable K&B deco objects or inclusion of Club Commercial Counter fix in CEP-Extra, but they definitely come as second to fixing AL borkiness.

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Check out my Journal for updates on past creations.
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Lab Assistant
#328 Old 20th Sep 2008 at 9:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by moonsingingfreak
No, Queen of Snow means rhldavies as he answered her question.


I'm a girl!

[R.I.P. Munti 25/01/08 - You made me a better person. I miss you so much it hurts]
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#329 Old 21st Sep 2008 at 4:29 AM
Yes, phone handset bug is pretty bad really. Can I try to remove CEPExtra for now until that will be updated?

Also I cannot modify faces structure in the game anymore, I guess since IKEA. the dialog screen Vanity does not contain facial structure window. Try Shaklin unversal dresser - the plastic menu disappeared.

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
The ModFather
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#330 Old 21st Sep 2008 at 11:45 AM
Lord Darcy
  • Dresser: Thanks for the heads up!
  • Phone handsets reverting to the base-game mesh: it has been fixed in CEP 8.1, and I tried today in my all-EP game, and they work fine (the right handset appear when I go to live mode). Doesn't it work for you? Or is there a different problem?
  • Teddy bears: you are right, it seems that AL has broken (among several other things) my CEP Extra that made all the four bears recolourable and wornable.
  • K&B objects: noted in my to-do list.
  • Commercial counter: good find Included in the to-do.

EDIT: I'm reading only now all the posts from mid July to late August, and I've found some other reports about the phones, though I can't replicate the problem. However I discovered some other interesting posts, that require my attantion (for example the trashcan not recolourable with lower graphic settings).

Ailias - As for the phone handsets, read above. In any case removing the Extra should fix temporarily the problem (you will lose the recolours for the base-game phones).
I don't understand the problem with the Vanity: do you really meand the face shape or the makeup? The face shape can only be modified with the special career object "Dr. Vu's Automated Cosmetic Surgeon", afaik.

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.
Field Researcher
#331 Old 21st Sep 2008 at 12:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
  • Phone handsets reverting to the base-game mesh: it has been fixed in CEP 8.1, and I tried today in my all-EP game, and they work fine (the right handset appear when I go to live mode). Doesn't it work for you? Or is there a different problem?
You did fix it for FT in CEP 8.1, but then IKEA broke it again, as you've mentioned in this thread.
Probably it slipped from your mind, what with hectic real life and summer vacation. After all, this post is almost 3 months old.

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The ModFather
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#332 Old 21st Sep 2008 at 12:13 PM
LOL I should hire a secretary -

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
#333 Old 22nd Sep 2008 at 9:31 AM
Hey from Denmark. :p

First of all, kudos to you Numenor... I have the deepest respect for people that put so much work in to stuff like this. Your creations are fabulous. Think I got 'em all... :D

There are so many comments, so couldn't really find my way round 'em. Maybe this has been asked before... Has CEP anything to do with the loos of any other colors than red on the "ergo" windows from OFB?? I finally got recolors(any colors) to work on the toiletstall, but now they're missing in the windows.
Is it just me with this prob??

Betina
The ModFather
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#334 Old 22nd Sep 2008 at 10:45 AM
The missing colours in the OFB windows is a known problem introduced by EAxis with AL; I'm including a fix in the CEP, but in the meantime you can use this fix by Fat D.

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.
Field Researcher
#335 Old 22nd Sep 2008 at 3:33 PM
AL replaced some of neighborhood decoration objects, much to many people's chagrin. This issue is discussed here.
I'm not sure if CEP can cover neighborhood decorations, just giving Numenor heads up.

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Check out my Journal for updates on past creations.
Recent Updates: Pie Menu Text Strings Fix | Teen Style Stuff Computer and Stereo Fix | IKEA Home Stuff Objects Fix
The ModFather
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#336 Old 22nd Sep 2008 at 9:57 PM
No, the CEP doesn't contain neighborhood objects; Havelock too mentioned that problem, but this bug will require a separate fix.
Thank you anyway, and please keep on pointing out the possible glitches that AL has introduced, related to object recolours.

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.
Inventor
#337 Old 23rd Sep 2008 at 8:07 AM
Hi Numenor!! (THANKS & REPORT)

I've read the last few pages of the thread seeking info of issues (since AL) and have found mentioned, the issue with the window recolors (one becoming red with no alternates) but cannot find anything on the MESH for the teddybears. I've got testing enabled so I get errors, on objects and people who try to walk into an apartment not theirs or an "illegal apartment owner" lol. That's how I knew it was a MESH issue. I've gotten that error (repeatedly) and the only thing that stopped it was putting the teddy in the inventory of the owner (or whomever) so it's not on the lot. I've saved a copy of the error file. Let me know if ya want it. Maybe I'm not paying enough attention but the other objects seem okay. Would it be all right to remove those extra cep? In other words, are there reprecussions? lol

I've had the game crash once but not sure why. Thinking it's unrelated to your cep.
Thinking it was a bad apartment. I always learn the hard way, don't I? Hope you and yours are doing well.

Thanks again for everything YOU ROCK!!
*Xts*

(Quote) ~ "If it isn't one thing, it's going to be another. It is usually one thing. Oh man, is it a mother" (The Mother of All Things) - PB
The ModFather
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#338 Old 23rd Sep 2008 at 9:12 AM
Hi XTS!
Both the problem with phones handset changing to the base-game one, and the teddy bears issuing continuing errors are related to the new AL code; I've already updated both Extras and I will post the new CEP very soon.

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
#339 Old 23rd Sep 2008 at 11:45 AM
....I will post the new CEP very soon. i cant wait!
Field Researcher
#340 Old 23rd Sep 2008 at 11:55 AM
Thanks so much, Numenor, for your work on this. Also to everyone, such as Lord Darcy, that helped you find stuff that needed fixing.

I'm so looking forward to the new CEP!

It's a neighborhood legacy
The ModFather
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#341 Old 23rd Sep 2008 at 5:38 PM Last edited by MTS2Staff : 23rd Sep 2008 at 6:25 PM.
Default Update
NEWS and UPDATES to the CEP packages



Download the latest CEP at http://cep.modthesims2.com



(Thread closed)

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
THANKS POST
#342 Old 18th May 2014 at 6:04 PM
thx
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#343 Old 19th Nov 2014 at 5:13 AM
Grata por Postar seu Trabalho.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#344 Old 7th Apr 2017 at 5:21 PM
Grata por compartilhar se trabalho. Muito talentoso.
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