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02 May 2012 @ 11:06 pm
Recolour: Exnem Sims's Functional Icecream Machine, Maxis Match!  
This is the first thing I've made that I actually feel proud of, rather than just "Yeah, that'll do".

It's a Maxis Match recolour of Exnem Sims's functional icecream machine. I love the idea of this machine, I really do, but frankly, the original textures are kind of terrible. Photoskinning everywhere, as well as unnecessary English. (I don't feel bad coming down harsh on it, because it's a pay download, and a pretty hefty one at that.) So I decided to stop whining and start working, and I've made some recolours which include my own art!

This has a slightly unusual install, so please do read more before you download.

First off, the worst photo-skinning was on the scoops of ice cream in the top, so I wanted to recolour them first. However, because of their function (they appear/disappear to tell you how much icecream is left in the machine), I couldn't figure out if/how I could recolour them separately. So, for all intents and purposes, my recolour acts as a default replacement. If you haven't got Exnem's icecream machine in your game already, then this won't bother you - just put all the files in "MACHINE FILES" into your Downloads folder. If you do, the file you need to delete to keep mine is "xnm_food_icecream_machine001.package".
The only thing different about this replacement texture is the ice cream. Everything else in this texture is by Exnem.


There are two recolours in the download; one with Simlish, and one without any writing. You can have either of these, they're just normal recolours. The metal parts are by Exnem (they're not bad), but the rest is by me, including the little ice cream graphics!

All the files you need to make the machine work are included for your convenience.
Original link: http://exnemsims.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1720
Booty link: http://paysites.mustbedestroyed.org/booty/ts2/exnem/buy_mode/foods/


Current Mood: accomplished
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on May 2nd, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this! I've always used the ice cream machine but never really liked how it looked. This is perfect for my game!
Frizzyrockethorse on May 2nd, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for commenting! I have it in my game too, and while it's really useful, it's like he just... totally gave up when it came to the labels/signs. This was fun to make though so I'm glad others enjoy it too. :)
livlukas on May 2nd, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! It is astounding to me what creators want you to PAY for. F'ed up. Thanks again.
Frizzyrockethorse on May 2nd, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
Thankyou! Yeah, I agree. It's kind of impossible to tell with Exnem - some of his stuff is really beautifully textured, and others, you get... this. Plus you add in that his stuff can also be really glitchy, and him asking for money for it just seems really wrong.
Anyway, hope you like it!
selenaq13selenaq13 on May 5th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
This is great, thank you!
budgie_budgiebudgie_budgie on May 10th, 2012 03:15 am (UTC)
I LOVE this recolour! I have always wanted it with simlish, thank you!
mswnmswn on May 4th, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)
This is really cute! Thank you!
Maranatahmaranatah on May 4th, 2013 09:25 am (UTC)
Awesome, thank you! I've had nightmares about the original textures so you totally saved the day!
birdhearted on May 11th, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
These are so very perfect. Thank you! Much appreciated :)
trinalove10trinalove10 on May 30th, 2013 12:11 am (UTC)
ranabluuranabluu on July 3rd, 2015 09:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing, these are awesome!
kiva_m_lott on July 23rd, 2016 07:47 am (UTC)
this is wonderful