Home | Download | Discussion | Help | Site Map | New Posts | Sign in

Latest Site News

MTS Speed-Building Challenge - posted on 17th Oct 2018 at 7:25 PM
MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Picked upload! Simgaroop'd Hair Default Texture Replacement

by maxboy Posted 12th Aug 2014 at 4:46 PM - Updated 11th Aug 2014 at 1:53 PM by maxboy
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Why?

I always wanted Ja's and aquilegia retextured edit, low poly hairstyle are always useful, but they didnt match the rest of my game. I recently saw that Evilwitch posted the base game one on Gos and it gave me an idea. In two week, I got Ja's base, learned how to recolor and default, and this project was born. I know it may sound a little redundant to make maxis match recolor of maxis hair but... eh.

What?
  • As the previews shows, this will remplace every single hairstyle from the base game and its expensions.
  • They're all in separate well identified packages, so if you already have a different default or don't have a EP or SP you can just not put those package in your download folder.
  • I used simgaroop's dark brown and orangish red tone.
  • I recolored a couple of hats from Ja's to be less grungy and a few more BG hats that werent done at all by aquilegia.
  • Also includes the hidden npc and work hair as well as the custom neon hairstyle.
How?

Instal like anything else in your download folder, but if you use any texture referencing age/gender conversion like Layana's or aquilegia's they'll need to load after this if you want them to refer to these textures. And obviously you souldn't have two default replacement of the same thing at the same time in your game.

You can hold Ctrl and right-click on the thumbnails in CAS to refresh them.

Anything Else?
  • The hair part of the OFB "uuhairhatballcapup" hat is actually linked to the BG "uuhairhatballcapnpc" for some reason, so you you need the later for the first.
  • Speaking of the "uuhairhatballcapnpc", I have a version with a red paper delievery hat and black mail delievery hat wich may or may not match your default better. Only keep one version at the time.
  • Finaly I can't seem to work out the NL vampire hair, It just won't cooperate. But, I think 1 out 201 is relatively acceptable error margin.

Additional Credits:
Ja for the base texture of Uni to AL
aquilegia for the base texture of the Base Game
Simgaroop for her color actions
EA for the meshes SimPE and Photoshop

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 6 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Base Game.7z 44.98 MB 1,154 12th Aug 2014
University.7z 6.58 MB 897 12th Aug 2014
Night Life.7z 4.36 MB 921 12th Aug 2014
Open For Business.7z 8.36 MB 877 12th Aug 2014
Family Fun.7z 1.41 MB 842 12th Aug 2014
Glamour Life.7z 575.9 KB 855 12th Aug 2014
Seasons.7z 6.05 MB 876 12th Aug 2014
Celebration.7z 2.24 MB 818 12th Aug 2014
Bon Voyage.7z 4.66 MB 864 12th Aug 2014
Teen Style.7z 3.29 MB 812 12th Aug 2014
Free Time.7z 8.72 MB 844 12th Aug 2014
Kitchen & Bath.7z 3.18 MB 816 12th Aug 2014
Apartment LifeL.7z 5.23 MB 862 12th Aug 2014
Mansion & Garden.7z 4.06 MB 858 12th Aug 2014
uuhairhatballcapnpc Black and Red.7z 764.9 KB 517 12th Aug 2014
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: 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


Need more information?
 
15 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#2 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 2:12 PM
Wonderful job, thank you so much for sharing this! By the way, I really like how you used genderswapped maxis sims for models here
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#3 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 12:42 PM
If I understand aright, you've just default replaced the textures? That is very cool. I've wanted better textures for the maxis meshes for ages.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#4 Old 16th Aug 2014 at 2:32 AM
This is amazing! Now if only someone made a Pooklet one......
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#5 Old 16th Aug 2014 at 5:36 AM
Is anyone having trouble downloading the base game ?
Field Researcher
#6 Old 16th Aug 2014 at 7:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hweldon81
This is amazing! Now if only someone made a Pooklet one......


Ja_viera Pookleted all the Maxis hairs. Look [here in the default database](http://sims2defaults.dreamwidth.org/290234.html) and click on a hair from the base game and one from each expansion pack and Ja_viera's collection for that EP will be the first thing listed.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#7 Old 16th Aug 2014 at 5:40 PM
This is great! Thank you! Now all the MM hair will match my custom hair. =)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#8 Old 18th Aug 2014 at 10:35 AM
This is really great. Thanks for making this!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#9 Old 21st Aug 2014 at 11:12 PM
These all look great! Nice job! :D
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 29th Aug 2014 at 2:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lella27
Ja_viera Pookleted all the Maxis hairs. Look [here in the default database](http://sims2defaults.dreamwidth.org/290234.html) and click on a hair from the base game and one from each expansion pack and Ja_viera's collection for that EP will be the first thing listed.



I realize this, but they're old and I really don't like how Ja Viera did the blonds in particular. Additionally, and more importantly, they are files with entire Eps making it an all or nothing scenario. I'd like the individual hairs pookleted and done to a higher quality. This being said, i do have Ja's K&B stuff ones because I found all of them acceptable if I just didn't look at the back of some of the blonds. As far as I know xxbeccyxx is planning to do maxis hairs pookleted and has started with one of the hat hairs. It's amazing and I look forward to more.
Test Subject
DELETED POST
29th Nov 2014 at 2:40 PM
This message has been deleted by zelda mae rocks.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#11 Old 3rd Jan 2015 at 8:11 PM
This is perfect! I've always thought most hairstyles were okay, but the texture was just terrible!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#12 Old 20th Jul 2016 at 9:40 PM
These are lovely<3
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#13 Old 23rd Mar 2018 at 3:15 AM Last edited by Handman50 : 23rd Mar 2018 at 3:31 AM.
Hmm, this is nice, but if the nightlife hair doesn't work, why include it? I had to dig for it when I saw it turn up. Nonetheless, for the rest, this is awesome. Thank you very much!

Also, the M&G hats don't seem to have their colors anymore...
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#14 Old 24th Mar 2018 at 6:52 PM
Yes, yes, YES. Thank you for this! Now I really want to use Maxis hairs! A million thanks!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#15 Old 3rd Sep 2018 at 1:28 PM
Thank you so much for this!