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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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HP-Skin-Idola3-v1-Barbie-NonDefault.7z

Size: 6.37 MB · Downloads: 56,289 · 24th Dec 2013
6.37 MB 56,289 24th Dec 2013
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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#51 Old 10th May 2014 at 9:11 AM
Heya flyingmouse - thank you so much for your kind words. I went ahead and tried answering over in your thread there since I suspect your issue is with more than just my skin. Hope ya can get it working!

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

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#52 Old 12th May 2014 at 5:31 PM
love these skins make them for default thx

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#53 Old 13th May 2014 at 9:27 AM
Love it!
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#54 Old 23rd May 2014 at 2:50 AM
Love it !
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#55 Old 19th Jun 2014 at 9:40 AM
Supergut
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#56 Old 24th Jun 2014 at 12:52 AM
It's exactly as you wrote in your describtion. Thank you. :)
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#57 Old 1st Jul 2014 at 12:01 AM
Thanks for the creation I've waited a long time for this type of mod
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#58 Old 6th Jul 2014 at 5:43 AM
cool
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#59 Old 6th Jul 2014 at 5:43 AM
cool
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#60 Old 25th Jul 2014 at 10:37 PM
danke
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#61 Old 26th Jul 2014 at 2:58 AM
This is awesome! Gonna use it all the time!
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#62 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 11:17 PM
nice job! thanks a lot!
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#63 Old 19th Aug 2014 at 8:46 PM
did any one test this with into the future version 1.63 because i can't get any of the skin tones here to work and i was asking if i am doing any thing wrong or if it is not supported, thanks
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#64 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 8:39 AM
I'm so excited to create a character now, thanks to this mod!
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#65 Old 5th Nov 2014 at 4:09 PM
Thanks a lot !!
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#66 Old 2nd Dec 2014 at 9:11 PM
I've been seeking a skintone that has a very dark end tone and a great medium tone. Love how light the lightest it can go too!
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#67 Old 27th Dec 2014 at 5:19 PM
thank you
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#68 Old 1st Feb 2015 at 11:40 AM
thank you
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#69 Old 3rd Feb 2015 at 4:09 PM
Thank you so much
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#70 Old 10th May 2015 at 4:33 PM
thank you like if the sims are people then why can't they get naked your mod helped :)
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#71 Old 18th Oct 2015 at 5:59 PM
I don't know how, but these skins made my Sims go from pretty (or handsome) to Gorgeous! Many thanks to you.
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#72 Old 10th Jun 2017 at 8:41 PM
thanks but please give us the download link
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#73 Old 21st Sep 2018 at 11:52 PM
Love this creation along with your others and want you to know how grateful I am that you worked so hard to make them.
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#74 Old 18th Nov 2019 at 6:34 AM
Anyone knows where you can get the genital textures from? Since the creators tumblr is gone
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#75 Old 5th Jan 2020 at 8:32 AM
I can't get the HQ mod because I keep getting hijacked by AdFly. Is there an alternate download?
http://awtmk.blogspot.com/2011/07/s3hq.html
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