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Idola3

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 24th Dec 2013 at 2:55 PM - Updated 24th Dec 2013 at 6:52 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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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.
Idola3:

This skintone is an attempt at approximating my "Idolatry" skintones for Sims 2 - detailed without being photorealistic, simmish without being dull, complex without being overly-shiny.

This works for teen, young adult, and adult only as those are the only age groups I ever play. If you would like them for other age groups, feel free to convert. This is currently a non-default only. Due to the way this skin is made, it's not ideal as a default.

The tone ramp goes from lighter-than-EA-default in a very pale tone to quite dark, and varies somewhat between tones, from olive to pinkish, more saturated and less saturated, so you can get a wide range of tones with a single addition to your custom skintones. The tone ramp is labelled "HP Idola3" and the skintone "spot" shows up teal, so you should be able to find it easily.

Sims in the screenshots are shown completely without makeup, though this skin is meant to be used with S-Club's 3D eyelashes (there is an overlay included that mostly removes the EA eyelashes). Screenshots are completely unedited (except for necessary blurring of nipples/genitals/buttcrack, rotating images, and a little bit of resizing) - no filtering or actions applied whatsoever. What you see is exactly as they look in my game.


Important Info - MUST READ!

This skintone is made with 2x size (2048x2048) face and body textures. It is made to be used with an HQ mod to allow for higher texture rendering. If you have a weak computer, please don't download this - it probably won't make your graphics card explode, but it's not good for it, and it won't look as pretty as my screenshots.


Strongly recommended:

The screenshots are shown with certain mods which are intended for use with this skintone. If you download the skin but do not get all of these additional items, the skin will not look the same in your game as in mine.
  • AWT's HQ Mod - I use the maximum settings.
  • Buhudain's You Are Real - Adds realism to the normal map. If you get nothing else recommended here, get this!
  • Bloom's Sexy Feet - Feet shown are these, and textures are painted to match. Toes may look odd if you use Maxis block-feet instead.
  • S-Club Eyelash Remover - Removes the EA 3D eyelashes so that you can use the S-Club ones instead. My skin includes an alpha modification to mostly remove the eyelashes on its own, but to remove them entirely you need this mod.


Anatomically correct?

The version uploaded here includes nipples for both genders, but no genital textures. If you would like the fully anatomically correct version (including penis and vulva textures), you can download them from My Simblr (Tumblr).


Credits/Thanks:

Parts of this skintone use modified textures by ILTS, Nika V, Joedy76/Buffybot, IN3S, Buhudain, Kurasoberina, and Ladyfrontbum. Massive thanks to all of those creators for their beautiful work!

Also, big thanks to k2m1too, spladoum, and linuslover30 for testing, and of course, to CmarNYC for the fabulous Skininator.
Skin Type: Human Realistic
Skin Flags: Nipples

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 3
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HP-Skin-Idola3-v1-Barbie-NonDefault.7z

Size: 6.37 MB · Downloads: 56,299 · 24th Dec 2013
6.37 MB 56,299 24th Dec 2013
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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#26 Old 4th Jan 2014 at 2:29 PM
This is absolutely incredible! I've yet to find a skin better suited to my (and, I'm sure, everyone's) sim needs! Is there any chance you would consider making a default version?
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#27 Old 8th Jan 2014 at 7:04 PM
Love it great work thank a lot
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#28 Old 8th Jan 2014 at 9:21 PM
Your skill with the digital paint brush is mind-blowing, HP. I sooo wanna grab these and stick them in my skins folder. The trouble is, I don't want my toddlers/kids running around "skinless" or my elders reverting back to default. Any chance you might consider adding the missing ages to the existing skins?
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#29 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 6:56 PM
Thank you so much. I always play with your idolatry of flesh for my sims 2 and love the realistic tones.
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#30 Old 21st Jan 2014 at 8:37 PM
I'm dying to know - what happens when a sim inherits this skin? Will they be charcoal black until they reach their teens? :S
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#31 Old 24th Jan 2014 at 3:16 AM
I saw a question asked a while ago, but not sure if it was answered, I would like to know though as well, if children inherit the skins will they go to default or have black skin until they get older and when Sims reach elder hood, will they go back to default or black... I'm asking because I would love to use THESE skins over anything else, but unsure of DL them if they're going to cause issues in my game.
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#32 Old 24th Jan 2014 at 7:59 AM
No idea. I don't play children. My guess is that they'll get your default skin instead, as I have other skins that only work for one gender, and they still "work" for the other gender, just showing your defaults. You'd have to try it.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
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#33 Old 27th Jan 2014 at 12:33 PM
Forever and always a fan of your work! I NEED realism and detail in skin tones in order to play the game. You make that possible!! Thanks a bunch!!!
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#34 Old 2nd Feb 2014 at 1:21 AM
Just put these in my game, SO HAPPY!!!! They look so beautiful and have added an extra layer for my Sims, thankyou ever so much for being creative and putting so much effort into them, I love the toes and fingers too, looks wonderful :D
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#35 Old 3rd Feb 2014 at 4:52 PM
Hello, beautiful skin, I have a question too, do you know how can I add eyes to a skin non default ? I mean, all in the same package with the skin, I am making a one, and I would like it to add its own eyes .. but I´ve not get it yet !!
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#36 Old 14th Feb 2014 at 6:23 AM
Genius..
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#37 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 11:42 PM
Thanks for the awesome skin!
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#38 Old 27th Mar 2014 at 11:53 PM
thanks
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#39 Old 28th Mar 2014 at 6:02 AM
i cant do it i cant download i have a windows 8 and its just all so confusing please help!! i love your work is just the way you explain it is all just blah blah blah
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#40 Old 28th Mar 2014 at 8:27 AM
Bluelilly24 - Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki - these install like any package file.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
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#41 Old 18th Apr 2014 at 2:10 AM
thanks
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#42 Old 20th Apr 2014 at 11:14 PM
Can someone tell me if the short hairstyle of the redhead is found in the base game or one of the expansions, or that it is a store item or some other download?

Thnx in advance, cheers, Mara
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#43 Old 24th Apr 2014 at 1:10 AM
I'm assuming that any other face overlay that removes EA eyelashes would work just as well as S-Club's version, yes?
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#44 Old 24th Apr 2014 at 8:23 AM
YoungbloodStrike - Actually, no. You'd think so - I did at first, and tried to just make my own to go on the skin but wasn't able to remove it all. Not sure what it is about S-Club's that works better (I didn't look too deeply at the files) but it removes the eyelashes more completely. Of course, it's possible there are others that remove it as well, but as far as I've seen, all eyelash removal is not equal.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
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#45 Old 30th Apr 2014 at 3:09 AM
Amazing detail. Good work.
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#46 Old 2nd May 2014 at 10:17 AM
Is it possible to make these default?
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#47 Old 8th May 2014 at 11:02 PM
HP, you simply ROCK. Thank you for all you create and do. My Sims (2 and 3) trust you with their lives. :)
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#48 Old 9th May 2014 at 10:37 PM
Default Downloaded the anatomically correct version, seeing Barbie "parts"
Here's a link to a thread I posted that hasn't gotten an answer yet, so I thought maybe I should just ask you... http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=524875

Basically, I downloaded the anatomically correct version, plus all the things you suggested, including the HQ modifier, and my computer seems able to handle the highest setting as well. Still no genitals. I think I've exhausted everything I knew to try and everything suggested for mods that aren't working properly. I also have a screenshot of my Mods folder in case a glance at that would help see that I'm missing something, or have an incorrect file... I LOVE these skins, I will use no mod skins other than yours (Sims 2 has the regular Idolatry of Flesh anatomical version and works beautifully by the way), so I really want this awesomeness to work in my game!
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