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

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 24th Feb 2008 at 8:57 PM - Updated 26th Nov 2008 at 11:50 PM by whitesiren
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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.

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 6,247 25th Feb 2008
Defaults-ALL-IncludingPetsandBonVoyage.rar 2.70 MB 9,783 25th Feb 2008
Default-BonVoyage-ALL.rar 313.0 KB 1,603 25th Feb 2008
Default-BonVoyage-FarEast.rar 87.0 KB 755 25th Feb 2008
Default-BonVoyage-Mountain.rar 105.4 KB 612 25th Feb 2008
Default-BonVoyage-Tropical.rar 120.7 KB 571 25th Feb 2008
Default-Pets-ALL.rar 269.4 KB 1,826 25th Feb 2008
Default-Pets-AtomicAgeAdult.rar 149.3 KB 772 25th Feb 2008
Default-Pets-AtomicAgeKids.rar 120.0 KB 615 25th Feb 2008
Default-AsianBlue.rar 110.9 KB 1,304 25th Feb 2008
Default-AsianRed.rar 119.4 KB 1,264 25th Feb 2008
Default-Blue.rar 136.0 KB 986 25th Feb 2008
Default-BlueSquares.rar 126.5 KB 794 25th Feb 2008
Default-BlueStripes.rar 115.8 KB 1,111 25th Feb 2008
Default-Boys.rar 112.8 KB 1,277 25th Feb 2008
Default-Circles.rar 134.3 KB 1,331 25th Feb 2008
Default-CirclesPurple.rar 94.2 KB 2,123 25th Feb 2008
Default-CirclesRed.rar 142.4 KB 1,851 25th Feb 2008
Default-Grey.rar 119.5 KB 761 25th Feb 2008
Default-Leopard.rar 127.7 KB 932 25th Feb 2008
Default-OffWhite.rar 106.7 KB 700 25th Feb 2008
Default-Pink.rar 131.7 KB 839 25th Feb 2008
Default-PinkFlowers.rar 133.6 KB 1,022 25th Feb 2008
Default-Squares.rar 129.1 KB 822 25th Feb 2008
Default-Stripes.rar 108.8 KB 1,908 25th Feb 2008
Default-Template.rar 115.5 KB 1,301 25th Feb 2008
Default-Yellow.rar 122.7 KB 1,003 25th Feb 2008
Non-DefaultCustomBeddings-ALL.rar 2.92 MB 7,752 25th Feb 2008
BeddingTextures-CREATORSONLY.rar 1.41 MB 950 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 the zip, rar, or 7z file

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/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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Instructor
#2 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 8:24 AM
wonderful cant wait to use them
thank you!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 8:43 AM
Luff! Thank you muchly, HP!
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 8:58 AM
Yay! I'm thrilled you decided to do these. I don't know what Maxis was thinking with some of the bedding designs. Thank you.
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 9:37 AM
that was a really good idea! i hate the maxis' beddings!
thanks a lot, HP!
Alchemist
#6 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 11:23 AM
<3 Adorable!

Thanks for doing this, HP. Now I can actually use the lot of them.

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 12:36 PM
These are great I really hate some of maxis beddings.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 1:01 PM
Excellent! These will be Very useful
Field Researcher
#9 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 1:04 PM
Fantastic! Finally, de-fugging Maxis! Thanks so much
Field Researcher
#10 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 2:06 PM
Thanks so much for these! I really appreciate the extra trouble you went to so we could pick and choose whatever we wanted!

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#11 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 2:46 PM
I Like. I Like Alot. I will replace all except for the pink flowers and Off White Bedding.
Thanks - I just realised how little I actually use the Maxis bedding!

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#12 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 3:53 PM
Yay! Now I don't have to page through all the fugly when placing beds. I think it will be interesting to see which individual bedding is downloaded the most. Thanks for the quick fix .

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#13 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 3:49 PM
May I plug jfade's Compressorizer for a moment? It shaves 90% off the size of these type of files, with no quality loss.

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 4:28 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 25th Feb 2008 at 6:46 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Finally ! Thank you soooo much ! I've been looking for replacements for a long time

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 4:40 PM
Yay thank you very much, you are the best HP! :3
Field Researcher
#16 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 4:51 PM
Thankyou so much for uploading these as seperate files n_n
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 5:02 PM
Yay I was looking forward to these, thanks HP :D

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Test Subject
#18 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 5:04 PM
Unbelievably awesome, hopefully this will curb my obsession for custom bedding. Thank you!
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#19 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 5:37 PM
Thank you HP. This is a spectacular idea and the beddings will be great with Jonesi's blankets. *huggles*

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#20 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 5:36 PM
Hey these are great! And you are unbelievably nice for putting these in individual files so that we can keep the Maxis we like and replace only the ones we don't. My heartfelt thanks!

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Test Subject
#21 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 5:41 PM
Thank you HP. This is such a great idea! And thank you for putting them into individual dl files.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 5:51 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 25th Feb 2008 at 6:46 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Yay! Bedding! Thanks for making these! I'll be using the non-default versions, cuz, soumethimes I actually use the fugly stuff. LOL It's just nice to have more options! 2 thumbs up!

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Instructor
#23 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 6:54 PM
I'll actually keep the Maxis ones, for my weird sims, but your sheets are amazing, so I'll dload the non-default version! I love them!
Scholar
#24 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 7:04 PM
Yay! Not having to page past the evil stripes on my way to the better bedding will make my eyes happier. Thanks so much!

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#25 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 8:25 PM
You ended up doing it after all! I read that thread. And oh lord, these are SO much better than some of those hideous Maxis sheets! You did an absolutely amazing job, and I love that you've made it so much easier on us by labellings everything and giving us the options of choosing which ones to replace, or to just download them as custom bedding, or to get them all together...God, you're a wonderful person. <3 Thank you so much!
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