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Musical Instrument Recolours

by Michelle Posted 17th Mar 2016 at 6:27 AM - Updated 17th Mar 2016 at 9:31 AM by Michelle : add missing catalogue prices
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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.

As requested by wandersfar.

I was asked by wandersfar to recolours the musical instruments in AL wood, LACK and MALM colours. I think I managed to get all the musical instruments in game, some instruments are done in wood others are lacquered...no floodfill was used in these recolours. Check the Related Downloads for links to my other Chimeway Daughters Saloon Piano and Bosenklavier Model B recolours.

Known fault: There is a fine line down the centre of the panels on the Chimeway Daughters Saloon Piano, this is a mapping error by Maxis and can not be fixed with recolours.

I wasn't sure how to package them, in the end I decided to go by AL Wood, LACK and MALM, so please only use the musical instrument if you have the correct EP installed. These are not all base game compatible, refer to the list below to see which EP is required for each instrument!

Chimeway Daughters Saloon Piano: Base Game
Found: Buy Mode > Hobbies > Creativity. Price: ยง3,500.

Downbeat Kit: University
Found: Buy Mode > Hobbies > Creativity. Price: ยง3,100.

Simbic Bisectaur Bass: University
Found: Buy Mode > Hobbies > Creativity. Price: ยง1,800.

Superflux Uber UV Guitar: University
Found: Buy Mode > Hobbies > Creativity. Price: ยง2,500.

Bosenklavier Model B: Bon Voyage
Found: Buy Mode > Hobbies > Creativity. Price: ยง4,000.

Simavarious VII Concert Violin: FreeTime
Found: Buy Mode > Hobbies > Creativity. Price: ยง2,200.

The Rock Hammer: Seasons
Found: Live Mode > Rewards > Career Rewards. Price: ยง0.



Introducing the latest rock group to hit the Sims scene...The Quintuplets
Custom Content used in my screenshots: Plants and Rocks by macarossi, Invisible guitar and bass by me not available.

Files have been compressed and checked in game. Colour charts are included in the zip files.

Additional Credits: SimPE - CEP - GIMP - Milkshape - UV Mapper - The Compressorizer - Maxis/EA Games and MTS.
amythestfenix for the extra wood colours and for allowing me to use them.
wandersfar for requesting these recolours.
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MusicalInstruments-ALWoodColours-ByMichelle.zip 2.74 MB 2,781 17th Mar 2016
MusicalInstruments-LACK-Colours-ByMichelle.zip 4.68 MB 2,698 17th Mar 2016
MusicalInstruments-MALM-Colours-ByMichelle.zip 2.36 MB 2,355 17th Mar 2016
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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