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Monks Tonsure Haircut

by Aligeth Posted 18th Apr 2010 at 5:42 AM - Updated 18th Apr 2010 at 12:48 PM by Aligeth
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This download is part of the Medieval Creator Challenge


Ever so trendy in the most fashionable of monastaries from centuries gone by was the monks tonsure haircut.

Tonsuring is shaving part (or all) of the head. This was done in advance of becoming a priest or monk. "Tonsure" is the part that has been shaved away. For those in holy orders, it symbolized renouncing worldly things, such as vanity and fashion. The type on our monkly Sim here, would be considered the "Roman" type, where all of the hair from the crown of the head is sheared away, leaving a crown-like fringe of hair.



With no hair gel required, no pesky fly-away windswept locks, and guaranteed no bed-head hair.



With no tresses covering ones shining pate, thank goodness there was at least a nice hood to tuck into in those drafty chapels and cells!

This hairstyle is provided in four colors, for what little hair there is to color...blond, brown, red, and black (plus one grey for those aging monks - linked to the blond hair). It will accomodate adult, young adult, and elderly noggins. It is geneticised, color-binned, eyebrow matched, and leaves no hairy mess on the lavatory top.


Polygon Counts:
346 polygons

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Monks Tonsure Haircut.rar 664.6 KB 4,946 18th Apr 2010
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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14 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
#2 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 6:48 AM
This is fantastic! Something I've wanted for a long time! It's even more awesome that they are Maxis Match! Thanks a bundle!
Scholar
#3 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 9:10 AM
great! really good! thanks for sharing

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Mad Poster
#4 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 9:32 AM
He he heeee, great idea and so funny result ! I love it ! Thanks for sharing
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 11:55 AM
Wonderful! I've had monasteries before and lamented the lack of a proper hair. Thank You!
Instructor
#6 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 12:16 PM
Love it, thanks for sharing

Love does not consist of two people looking at each other, but of looking together in the right direction. - Antoine de Exupery
Field Researcher
#7 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 2:41 AM
Ok, so my husband thought that maybe the tonsure/bald spot was too big. But then I showed him the medieval drawing and that the Sim version looked correct. My response to him, maybe a monks tonsure size is in direct proportion to their holiness?

Either way Im happy to have this hair for my game!

Visit these sites for more Medieval downloads: Sunni Designs, Plumb Bob Keep, and The Medieval Smithy.
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 8th May 2010 at 4:17 AM
sunni!

I'm taking a break from Sim building at the moment since I already shared the Gwrych Project (45 lots total). I'm actually doing the final things to make my neighborhood COMPLETELY medieval! At any rate...

Personally, I find the tonsure as a hair-style is so unattractive! I can't imagine any modern man pulling that style off! But then, I realized that it's not about me, as my Medieval monks need to be honoured properly with this wonderful mesh!

Thanks Aligeth...Great work (as always)! Now...I'm off to download your Robin Hood trio FINALLY!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Not actually evil.
#9 Old 9th May 2010 at 8:33 PM
Indispensible item for medieval Christian monastery lots!

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Test Subject
#10 Old 12th May 2010 at 3:52 PM
Finally! I've been looking for this for my monastic sims!

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Test Subject
#11 Old 7th Jun 2010 at 8:11 PM
Father Richard will be most pleased with this cut, he sends a holy blessing and a "thnx a bunch".
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Aug 2010 at 3:41 AM
Thank you, that´s awesome :D, for my medieval sims xD.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 7:40 PM
Thanks! This is just the thing for my Saint sims. Where did you get the robe? I want to make a picture of Saint Francis of Assisi for my sims game and I need to make a Saint Francis sim. This hairsyle is just the thing. Where can I find the robe?

"Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you“- Nietzche
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#14 Old 21st Jan 2011 at 11:16 PM
nicely done
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#15 Old 27th Jul 2011 at 9:10 AM
Fantastic job, Can you please tell me wear I can get the robes, I need them for an assignment I am doing. So if you could let me know it would be much appreciated.