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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 6,250 25th Feb 2008
Defaults-ALL-IncludingPetsandBonVoyage.rar 2.70 MB 9,789 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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Test Subject
#76 Old 28th Jun 2008 at 1:50 AM
Superb. Thank you so much for this.
#77 Old 30th Jun 2008 at 10:51 AM
Had only I known the easy way to regenerate thumbnail by CTRL + RightClick, for years every single time I make a change or download replacements I always deleted my Thumbnail packages, was very timecomsuming having to regenerate every thumbnail just to see 1 change.
1st Jul 2008 at 2:46 AM
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Lab Assistant
#78 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 4:15 AM
Thanks so much for these replacements, HP!
Now it will be SO much easier to decorate a room in the sims without all those tacky and ugly bedspreads.

Thank you for your hard work!
Test Subject
#79 Old 21st Aug 2008 at 3:41 PM
zomg, i think i love you <3
#80 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 5:49 AM
You change of the mountain bedding (my favorite shade of blue) to its current existence in your set (my least favorite shade of green) forbids me from downloading the default replacements, and I do kinda like using the patterned ones when I'm actually /trying/ to make a room look horrible (because I do that to my cheap motels, yo), but I applaud your work on these. I always love more bedding colors for my simmies. ;O
Lab Assistant
#81 Old 5th Sep 2008 at 4:08 AM
Thank you so much for these There are certain fugly beddings that I am purposefully using in a story, but for the downright fugly ones like that stripes/boys one?

Gah, thank you.
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 7:07 AM
thank you thank you thank you!!! I couldn't stand the ugly default bedding!!!! These are perfect!!!
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 6th Oct 2008 at 4:12 AM
THANKS, I used to be able to use only two or three before now I use as many as I like. I'm getting a white line on my single beds, everything under settings is up all the way or on high. I don't really mind it just thought I'd let you know

Now Taking Requests for House's and Paintings! Downloads also at
Test Subject
#84 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 6:44 AM
Yay! No more fugly maxis bedding!!! Thanks for greatly appreciated defaults, HP!!

Expansions: Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons
Stuff Packs: FFS, GL, Celebrations
Test Subject
#85 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 2:45 PM
Loolz, I will have to keep the defaults (I just can't let them go!) but I'm downloading the non defaults :D
Very cool! Thanks for de-fuglying our sim's worlds just that little bit extra :P

Lab Assistant
#86 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 10:49 PM

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Test Subject
#87 Old 11th Dec 2008 at 11:59 PM
you should update it for the aparment bed sheets there gastly stripes
Test Subject
#88 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 7:55 AM Last edited by MaijinSaix : 14th Dec 2008 at 7:55 AM. Reason: Utter Failure at Typing
These are beautiful. Thank you very much for offering us the chance to not replace the defaults; I've found that sometimes their odd textures can be put to use in the strangest of places.
Test Subject
#89 Old 16th Dec 2008 at 4:32 AM
AHH! I love this!!! Thank you soooo MUCH HP!

P.S. I love your display pic! *go Captain Picard *

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Test Subject
#90 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 8:55 PM
What an ingenious idea! Thank you!
Test Subject
#91 Old 13th Jan 2009 at 10:09 PM
Thank you! Those Maxis sheets are eye poison!
Lab Assistant
#92 Old 24th Jan 2009 at 5:55 PM
Default Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I REALLY, REALLY! HATED those bed clothes! And allways had some work to go through them to get to custom bed clothes.
So, my sincere thank you!
Test Subject
#93 Old 15th Mar 2009 at 5:52 AM
wow! you made what was once disgusting now usable! i wish i had such talent! thanks alot and my sims will love this too. who really wants to sleep in those nasty purple circle whatchamacalit sheets anyways...i know i wouldnt. o.O
Test Subject
#94 Old 23rd Apr 2009 at 1:00 AM
ZOMG! I love you! *huggles* But you don't have TSS? Thats not right! *runs off and snail mails you TSS*
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#95 Old 23rd Apr 2009 at 11:03 AM
simsbabii - Hehe, thanks. I didn't have it when I made these but I do now - but I don't find the bedding in it too offensive.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

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Test Subject
#96 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 10:54 PM
THANK YOU!!!! P.S. Don't worry about Teen Style stuff- those are actually really nice =)
#97 Old 30th May 2009 at 6:26 PM
The teen style bedding is cute.

Amazing set, matches with rooms much better. My Simmie Amy will be pleased, she's a bit of a tomboy and doesn't really like her current flowery green and yellow bedding.


Lab Assistant
#98 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 9:05 PM
Hooray! I hated those maxis bedding so much I just the same one all the time because it was the only one I liked but not anymore :D
Test Subject
#99 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 6:43 PM
THANK YOU! most of the originals are terrible, really.
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