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Independent Expressions Window Recolors

by iCad Posted 30th May 2011 at 8:00 PM
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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.

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So. The first bit of the next part of Woods What Match. For a while now, off and on, I've been working on systematically recoloring a wide selection of Maxis doors/windows in the 20-color wood palette that matches the wood floors/stairs/fences/columns/etc. that I've made. It's a fairly massive undertaking and, today, I share the first one. (I thought about uploading a bunch together...but there's no way I can portray all of them in seven pics. So, we do them one at a time.)

First up, the Independent Expressions window, which is hands-down the window I use most often in my own game, mostly because of MaryLou's fabulous completer sets. (Which I highly recommend if you don't already have them. I've linked to them on the "Related Pages" of this download. I think. Unless I did it wrong. If I did it wrong, off you go to MaryLou's profile, where you can find the sets. There are four of them.) Obviously those sets aren't necessary to make this download work at all. It's just that the completer sets give you a ton of different matching windows, doors, and arches, all of which are slaved to the original window. So, basically, this one little teeny-tiny recolor gives you a world of options, if you have the completer sets.

So, here are the colors, which are all of the usual suspects, if you've been following this "series" of mine:

All of those images above are culled from in-game pictures, taken outdoors on the sunny side of a wall. The colors are richer in indoor light, which you can get a sense of in the following pics, which are a sample exterior and a couple of interiors. This is the Acorn color, and the pics utilize some of the pieces of the completer sets as well as some of my matching wood pieces.

As always, the files are Compressorized and they are also clearly named so that you can easily discard those you don't want. I hope that you might find these useful!
Tags: #maxis recolor

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#2 Old 30th May 2011 at 8:23 PM
Oh my god I love you! I definitely overuse that set, and now it won't look quite so overused cause I can haz lots of colours! And more things match! This is a glorious day! I'm just gonna worship you forever, I think.
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#3 Old 30th May 2011 at 9:09 PM
Thank- you
#4 Old 31st May 2011 at 5:10 AM
I was just using some of these windows yesterday and wishing I had more colors. You are a mind reader. I'm off to go recolor that one house now...
#5 Old 31st May 2011 at 1:45 PM
This is awesome. I love matching stuff and I love Maxis recolors. Keep this up, please. You're making me a happy simmer. :D
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#6 Old 31st May 2011 at 3:41 PM
Wow these are great! Thanks so much. I've never been able to match the original windows with any of the wallpapers or furniture I like to use so this is perfect!
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#7 Old 31st May 2011 at 4:20 PM
These are lovely, thanks

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#8 Old 31st May 2011 at 5:19 PM
Ohhhh! Thankies!!! ...and how did I ever miss this set from MaryLou? I've always used tBudgett's Craftsmen Set - which is a little different style - and now I can haz both

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#9 Old 31st May 2011 at 5:34 PM
just lovely...I so enjoy your creativity!
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#10 Old 31st May 2011 at 7:34 PM
@Gingerxyz: That's exactly why I recolored that window first, because I totally overuse that whole set, too, inside and out. The only problem is that now I feel compelled to recolor the wood furniture I use most often, too. *headdesk* (And I thought I'd stay away from furniture/object recoloring! HAH!) I know that in real-life houses everything doesn't match like that...but I would make it so if I could because I like the clean look of it. But I can make it so in my game, darnit!

@DutchXfan: I love Maxis recolors, too. In fact, I'm slowly ridding myself of all CC furniture and fixtures that isn't a Maxis recolor or part of a Maxis completer set or a modified Maxis piece like HugeLunatic's backless Maxis showers, except for some things like Buggybooz's kitchens and the tub/shower that I can't part with. Of course, since Maxis's stuff doesn't match...MUST FIX! Then again, a lot of people have done Maxis-match recolors of stuff, and I download all I can find. I'll just fill in holes as I run acros them. But since I decided to make deck pieces that match, it kind of necessitates matching windows and doors, too, in order to have nice cohesive exteriors. Because I'm just that anal.

@CatherineTCJD: I'll be uploading recolors of the Symmetric Poly-WhateverItIs window eventually, to which tbudgett's set (which I also use a lot) is slaved. So then you'll have both sets. What WILL you do with them? Your brain might explode from all the options. I know mine already has. Then once I attack your wall overlays with recolors, I'll be in serious trouble.

@Everyone else: As always, I'm glad that you'll find these useful. I love it when people can use my stuffs.

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#11 Old 2nd Jun 2011 at 12:51 AM
You never fail to amaze. Thank you very much. [/fangirl-like stalking]
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#12 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:45 PM
These recolours + Marylou's new meshes are perfect for any build, thanks!