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Solander's Kitchen Black Pearl & Glass

by harpy0 Posted 19th Aug 2005 at 1:55 AM - Updated 19th Aug 2005 at 7:14 PM by harpy0
62 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
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You will need both files. There are two .bak files that I forgot to delete when making these recolors. You can delete them if they bother you, or you can leave them in the folder. It will not harm anything. It's just a back-up file. It's completely up to you.

Get Solander's incredible kitchen here:
http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=84268
I'm quite fond of it.

The clocks on the appliances have been changed to LED blue lights. The cabinets are filled with multi-colored dinnerware. Variety!

Important Note: The sides of the regular counters need to be cornered by the tall cabinets, or watever you like, of course. I could not put glass doors on the front of the counters without causing the sides to be open. Well worth the sacrifice, I promise. See pics.

I would like to thank Solander for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful creation. :howdy: :bow2:
Thanks to Numenor and RGiles for the CEP.

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
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Harpy0BlackPearlDishwasher.zip

Size: 3.7 KB · Downloads: 27,006 · 19th Aug 2005
3.7 KB 27,006 19th Aug 2005
Solander's Kitchen Black Pearl.zip

Size: 91.8 KB · Downloads: 29,693 · 19th Aug 2005
91.8 KB 29,693 19th Aug 2005
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
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Instructor
#2 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 1:57 AM
very nice harpy0 it looks great
Forum Resident
#3 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 1:59 AM
wow this is very nice!! thanx!!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 2:00 AM
Thank you so much. I'm very happy you like it.
Forum Resident
#5 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 2:11 AM
exelent, this looks fabu thanks for sharing
The Quiet One
retired moderator
#6 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 2:08 AM
I really like how the colored items stand out behind the smoky glass.
Scholar
#7 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 2:20 AM
It's gorgeous, thank you for this recolor.
xo
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 2:17 AM
Very lovely, harpy! Thanks for sharing!!!
Retired Moderator
retired moderator
#9 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 2:57 AM
beautiful, really beautiful!
Test Subject
#10 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 3:09 AM
Excellent job! Thank you.
Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 5:28 AM
Hello
Beautiful set! I have a question though...the fridge and dishwasher have .bak extensions--I have never seen that before (just the .package files)--are these okay to use in game? Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 6:11 AM Last edited by Laryn : 19th Aug 2005 at 6:13 AM. Reason: spelling
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandy6305
Hello
Beautiful set! I have a question though...the fridge and dishwasher have .bak extensions--I have never seen that before (just the .package files)--are these okay to use in game? Thanks so much!


Sandy, delete the fridge BAK file, as there is a fridge package file in the zip. The dishwasher needs to be changed to a package file extension to be read by the game. You can dowload it to your desktop, then right click on it and rename the .bak extension to .package. Keep the beginning of the filename the same. Then cut and paste it into your Downloads directory. The game will properly read it when it is renamed to a package file. This way, you can use it ingame, until the creator corrects the file extension. The BAK files are backup copies made by SimPE.

Whenever cannibals are on the brink of starvation, Heaven, in its infinite mercy, sends them a nice plump missionary..........Oscar Wilde
Forum Resident
#13 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 6:27 AM
Thank you so much HarpyO for this terrific recolour, you've done a really great job of it, it's truly beautiful.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 8:43 AM Last edited by SolanderCGN : 19th Aug 2005 at 9:33 AM.
Looks really great!!! Thx a lot for this wonderfull recolor. Maybe i should consider to download it. Just if i ever got time to play the game myself, i had a very, very nice option for my kitchen

And i thought about making the front of the dishwasher transparent myself. But i skipped it. Reason: I wandered to my kitchen and asked myself, if i would really like to have a look inside it when running with all those noodles, red sauce etc. . Well, i didn't want to think this any further and chose the non-transparent version

*Solander gives Harpy0 a big hug*

P.S.: Maybe i'll send you a sneak preview tonight. Next project already in my mind And you shouldn't have thanked me for being part of the creation. I'll make you my test slave :laugh:
**Come on, harpy0, hurry! Don't be so lazy. I have 26 versions of this unimportant little glass to be tested until tonight :laugh: And if you tested them all in every possible combination, please try do prepare an asortement of 15 different material definition variations for an uncount number of different surface states :smash: **
Scholar
#15 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 9:18 AM
This recolor looks absolutely gorgeous, thank you for sharing it with us.
Instructor
#16 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 10:47 AM
Very nice recolour, good job!
Instructor
#17 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 11:58 AM
I love it!Thank you so much.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 2:14 PM
Thanks so much everyone.

There is a .bak file that I forgot to delete. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING. If the .bak file bothers you, simply delete it. The fridge .package is already in there. If you change the .bak, you'll only overwrite the fridge file with the same exact file. You will not lose or harm anything by deleting the .bak.

Hehe Solander! You know it! It'd be an honor. Sneak previews get me all excited :D.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 2:12 PM
Great recolor, thank you
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 3:59 PM
Harpy, sorry for the confusion! The Pearl dishwasher zip only contains a bak file, and no package file. This is the one I changed so the game could read it.
Thanks again for the beautiful recolor!

Whenever cannibals are on the brink of starvation, Heaven, in its infinite mercy, sends them a nice plump missionary..........Oscar Wilde
Scholar
#21 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 4:35 PM
This...is...adorable!!! I LOVE the dishes in the cabinets.
Thank you SO much!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 5:35 PM
I love this! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 20th Aug 2005 at 1:58 AM
Marvelous! Thank you!!
Test Subject
#24 Old 21st Aug 2005 at 9:53 AM
hy, that´s wonderful, thanks so much.

Greetings sissy

http://www.sissysims2.de/
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#25 Old 23rd Aug 2005 at 4:41 AM
Thank you everyone. Nothing pleases me more than to know that you like these recolors (even though the counters have no sides, hehe). I wish I knew a way around that, but I'm happy to see that no one is having a problem with it. I've always liked glass doors on cabinets, and hopefully others will find new potentials for unique recolors.

Thanks Sissy04, I'm a big fan of your work too.
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