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Classic Pin-up in Pooklet colors

by gummilutt Posted 26th Nov 2015 at 4:39 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2015 at 9:24 PM by gummilutt
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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.
Update: I realized I had forgotten to recolor the scalp-part, so previous version has a black scalp beneath the hair for all recolors. Please re-download if that bothers you. Also, all age groups added in the new versions.
Update 2: Don't fix things when you're tired! Accidentally missed the back of Time Bomb V3, so if you downloaded Version 3 in the last half hour or so, please redownload.
Update 3: I realized that 2 fronts and 2 backs make four combinations, not three, so I've added version 4. I apologize to those of you who are overwhelmed by options, but I actually think version 4 is the best one, so I really wanted to include it.

I'm back with another round of pooklet recolors for you all. I've had this hairstyle on my to-do list for a while, but very low priority. This month's theme is vintage (although I think it should be called retro) and I'm not a huge fan of that era, so I wasn't sure what to do. I decided to research hairstyles, focusing on the pin-up styles of the 50s and 60s. When this exact hairstyle came up in my image searches, I figured I kind of had to do it Consider it a modernized version of a classic pin-up style.

I give you, XM Sims mesh 040 A in Pooklet colors. Shades included are:
Black: Dynamite, Land Mine,
Brown: Depth Charge, Brisance,
Blond: Incendiary, Volatile
Red: Explosive, Pyrotechnic
These are the shades I personally use, but if anyone wants the other pooklet colors you are welcome to request them and if I have time, I'll make them for you.

The original texture didn't have many highlights, and pooklet colors are very much highlighted, so I had to fiddle around a bit to figure out where to put them. Some things looked good on the brighter colors, but awful on the darker ones. In the end, I couldn't decide between two fronts and two backs, so I went ahead and made all four possible combinations. I leave it up to you to decide which you prefer for each color, or if you want to use all of them.

Technical information
- Four versions
- For female
- For all ages
- Binned
- Family'd (see below)
- Requires mesh 040 A from XM Sims
- Mesh is 2084 poly
- NOT townified (means townies can't spawn with these recolors)
- Files are clearly named and have tooltips with the filename, so you should be able to pick and choose easily.
- Compressed with jfade's compressorizor

Family 1: Dynamite, Depth Charge, Incendiary, Explosive, Mail Bomb
Family 2: Land Mine, Brisance, Volatile, Pyrotechnic, Time Bomb
-> Note: The family'd are within the same version, so version 1 will be family'd with version 1, and so on.

Mesh information
XM Sims policy does not allow mesh to be included with recolors. You can find the mesh linked on the download tab, or below. The mesh is named Flora hair 040 A.

Link to download page
Direct link to download

There may be clipping, depending on the Sims outfit. You can see this on the screenshots of the back, by the right shoulder.

- Pooklet for the base textures used, and the pooklet color scheme
- Iakoa for the Gimp-curves used for this
- Gimp for the wonderful free image editor
- XM Sims and Flora for the mesh

Thanks to CatOfEvilGenius for making me want to do the elder recolors. I rather like them, so I'm glad you gave me a reason to do them.

Programs used
- Bodyshop
- GIMP 2
- MS Paint
- CatOfEvilGenius' tooltip adder (found here)
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
GummiluttXMSimsMesh40Version1.zip 1.54 MB 10,479 26th Nov 2015
GummiluttXMSimsMesh40Version2.zip 1.58 MB 8,649 26th Nov 2015
GummiluttXMSimsMesh40Version3.zip 1.83 MB 8,340 26th Nov 2015
GummiluttXMSimsMesh40Version4.zip 1.88 MB 9,840 27th Nov 2015
Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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\


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

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Hair Style: Shiny/Realistic Natural Colours
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult

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