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Retro Recolours - Sofa "Molded Sectional" [NL]

by plasticbox Posted 4th May 2008 at 7:25 PM - Updated 21st Nov 2008 at 1:38 AM 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.

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This post made me realise that this dresser is actually quite a nice piece of furniture once it has a less horrible texture than what it comes with, so I made some recolours for it, and of some other objects too, and ended up with a pile of stuff in 7 wonderful colours. Gotta stop now, before I redo the entire catalogue!

This series consists of two dressers, two tables, this sofa, and a small table lamp -- see overview screenshot below (only the lamp is missing on that). All objects are done in the same 7 retro colours; they're all very cheap items so that your impoverished sims can now suffer in style. These are not bucketfill recolurs (you don't really see much of a difference on the screenshots, but in game you do), I took care to make realistic shadows and non-255255255 whites and all that. Enjoy!

You can do what you want with these, please link back to this thread if you reupload them. Please respect that I don't take requests. I'm going to upload the psd files I used in the Create section as templates -- if you want different colours you can use those. Have fun!

See also:
- Dresser "Vroom" (Seasons) in 7 colours
- Dresser "Pit Stop" (Seasons) in 7 colours
- Table "Vintage Retro" (NL) in 7 colours
- Table "NuMica" (Base Game) in 5 colours
- Table Lamp "Watt Is It" (Base Game) in 7 colours

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Wojtek2008 for this recolour which made me start this whole thing, and to Numenor for this idiotproof tutorial.
Style: Retro Contemporary Modern
Room: Dining
Maxis Flags: 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 Nightlife
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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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\
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  • 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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Wiki Wizard
#2 Old 4th May 2008 at 11:26 PM
This is really great, thank you so much, and your right, they look an awful lot better, i never used them before as they were ugly but you made them look lovely, thank you

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 5th May 2008 at 12:36 AM Last edited by Indoor Girl : 11th May 2008 at 10:49 PM.
I've had Nightlife from the get-go, and I'm not even recognizing these? Great job!

*D'oh, I found it... thought it was just a chair too!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 5th May 2008 at 2:01 AM
Thanks for your entire retro recolor set! It's gonna be great in-game!

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Test Subject
#5 Old 5th May 2008 at 8:24 PM
Those are nice...I have to confess I didn't actually realise until I first saw this D/L a little earlier, then went and tried it out in the game, that this was in fact a sofa at all. I just saw the catalogue icon which looked like it was just a dining chair and thought "pfft, stupid Maxis got the wrong category". So thanks for putting one very un-observant Simmer right after I'd been ignorant for nearly 3 years!
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 5th May 2008 at 8:27 PM
Great colors, simply great!
Test Subject
#7 Old 5th May 2008 at 8:36 PM
No no! Don't stop now! Could you please at least think about doing the desk and chair? The toybox would be nice too, but I could live without that. It's amazing how beautiful the lines are in this set, totally obscured by the original paint!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 13th May 2010 at 10:16 AM
Ooh. This is a must-have. *snags* I kind of like this sectional, but the default texture sucks, so now I have way more reason to use it.

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Test Subject
#9 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:54 AM
thank you
Field Researcher
#10 Old 23rd Aug 2017 at 7:55 PM
Most if not all of these recolors are essentials in my book. Certainly in my game.