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New Default Replacement Dishes with Matching Dishracks!

by greeneyedsims Posted 8th Jun 2010 at 6:59 AM
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I absolutely love fine china and everyday patterns, and decided to learn how to make default replacements for our Simmies to enjoy them as well.

These patterns are by
. The beautiful thing is...if you like them so much, you can buy them for yourselves! *smiles*

No mesh needed, base game compatible...These lovely plates replace the in-game Maxis default dishes. Please use only ONE default plate file at a time. Swap them in and out before you load your game to play a different household. They also show up on Community Lots, (ie. your Sim's favorite restaurant).

To get the Maxis defaults back, just remove my default plate file from your Downloads folder.

Included in each pattern set: Two Files. The default plate and matching dish rack plate for your Sims' kitchen decor!

Enjoy all these patterns:

Also download:

British Colonial
Dogwood Point
Corona Grove

You may download these sets individually, or in a Group, if you'd like:

Group 1 includes: British Colonial, Autumn, Chirp, and Batik. (shown below)
Group 2 includes: Morella Ave., Belleville Pond, Canary, and Collingwood Drive. (shown above)
Group 3 includes: Dogwood Point, Corona Grove, Rutledge, and Holiday. (shown below)

*All the group files contain one pattern detail pic showing each pattern's detail inside the bowl. (There is that one little cereal spec down in the middle of the bowl that looks like an orange dot...just overlook it, I didn't want to edit it out. It shows these dishes have been Sim-tested and approved!) :P*

Also, I have made a few plastic dishrack recolors, (as seen in the various photos), download them below, individually or all at once:

- Tan
- Forest Green
- Black
- Red

You must download
Boblishman's Dish Rack Mesh
in order for these Dish Rack plate patterns and plastic racks to show up in your game.

To see more of my recolors, please visit
SimCity Furniture

And when you get some free time, please visit the Sims 2 world of Simmington Hills.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Morague at MTS2 for her Mini-Replacement Tutorial.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
British Colonial.rar 123.3 KB 2,971 8th Jun 2010
Autumn.rar 119.5 KB 2,694 8th Jun 2010
Chirp.rar 105.7 KB 2,437 8th Jun 2010
Batik.rar 114.8 KB 2,582 8th Jun 2010
Group 1.rar 549.2 KB 2,477 8th Jun 2010
Morella Avenue.rar 118.2 KB 2,018 8th Jun 2010
Belleville Pond.rar 126.0 KB 1,716 8th Jun 2010
Canary.rar 103.8 KB 1,722 8th Jun 2010
Collingwood Drive.rar 117.0 KB 1,685 8th Jun 2010
Group 2.rar 551.4 KB 2,239 8th Jun 2010
Dogwood Point.rar 127.0 KB 2,273 8th Jun 2010
Corona Grove.rar 115.0 KB 2,007 8th Jun 2010
Rutledge.rar 108.5 KB 1,800 8th Jun 2010
Holiday.rar 107.8 KB 1,704 8th Jun 2010
Group 3.rar 539.3 KB 2,130 8th Jun 2010
Tan Dishrack.rar 1.5 KB 1,485 8th Jun 2010
Forest Green Dishrack.rar 1.4 KB 1,326 8th Jun 2010
Red Dishrack.rar 1.4 KB 1,437 8th Jun 2010
Black Dishrack.rar 1.4 KB 1,649 8th Jun 2010
All Dishrack Recolors by Green.rar | Description: Includes Tan, Forest Green, Red, and Black plastic dishrack recolors. 5.9 KB 4,741 8th Jun 2010
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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\


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

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