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Skin Collection #2 - defaults

by Enayla Posted 5th Feb 2006 at 3:10 AM
293 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback 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.
Hi everyone!

With the help of two lovely people that I really can't thank enough, I finally have a default skin set to offer you.

Three cheers to Angelyne and SleepycatDSL – without whom I could never have done this.

Please, read below:

1 – These skins will show up instead of the Maxis defaults in your game. Before copying them to your download folder, I advice that you remove any other skin defaults.

2 – I will not send any of the hairstyles shown in the pictures (I mention this only because I receive so many requests for them... but they're not mine)

3 – The eye colours are not included this time. I have a default set coming up, so be patient.

4 – These skins have nipples but not genitals.

5 – Feel free to upload these with your Sims on non-pay sites, but include credits to Angelyne, SleepycatDSL and myself or a link to this thread where credits are given, as well as make sure to warn people that they are defaults.

Thank you – and enjoy!

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 5.16 MB · Downloads: 64,868 · 5th Feb 2006
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Size: 5.77 MB · Downloads: 70,586 · 5th Feb 2006
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Size: 5.80 MB · Downloads: 74,646 · 5th Feb 2006
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Size: 4.22 MB · Downloads: 80,817 · 5th Feb 2006
4.22 MB 80,817 5th Feb 2006
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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Field Researcher
#201 Old 24th Feb 2006 at 4:20 AM
I like shiny skintones but I agree with others, on the face is overdone. Also looks too femmie on the males. They worked fine for me BTW in the shower and stuff. Only weird thing is that they replaced the face skin of DMA sims while their bodies still had the busty skin. I am sure that has more to do with either that skin's creator or it is another stupid Maxis glitch.
Test Subject
24th Feb 2006 at 3:54 PM
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Test Subject
#202 Old 25th Feb 2006 at 1:47 AM
ack for some reason i cant download them *tear*
Test Subject
#203 Old 26th Feb 2006 at 2:03 AM
great skintones! i downloaded it without noticing that it was default skintones but i want the maxis ones too! help!?
Test Subject
#204 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 8:12 PM
Originally Posted by Megan J
great skintones! i downloaded it without noticing that it was default skintones but i want the maxis ones too! help!?

Here's help: :nod:
Test Subject
#205 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 3:49 PM
when I saw this, I've almost started to cry. Seriously. And that's because I've looked so long for some good defaults. These are the best ever! And, they include that shiny dark skin I've also been looking for, for a really long time... Enayla... THANK YOU!!!!

*pushing the "thanks" button*

"If a human brain was so easy that we could understand it, we would be so stupid that we didn't understand it anyway."- Jostein Gaarder
Test Subject
#206 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 4:46 PM
Oooops... Something happened! WinZIP said there was something wrong with the two lightest skins of yours, unexpected end in arcive, or something. But, WinZIP managed to download the two darkest skintones, however. I'll try to download the two lightest skintones some other time. Maybe it's just my computer that's fucking up. But, I would be very glad if you, Enayla, could check if there is something wrong with these files... But as I said, it can likely be a coincidence. Thanks anyway.


"If a human brain was so easy that we could understand it, we would be so stupid that we didn't understand it anyway."- Jostein Gaarder
Test Subject
#207 Old 3rd Mar 2006 at 2:22 PM
i absolutely love these... i really want them in my game but i cant open them in winzip... cud anybody let me know if ive missed something?

To make our dreams come true... we need to wake up
Lab Assistant
#208 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 1:44 AM
I LOVE them! May I ask a question though? If I install these will the sims that I already have which use Maxis skintones have their skin replaced or not?

Yay I'm back~!
Test Subject
#209 Old 6th Mar 2006 at 4:06 AM
Thank you so much. You are amazing. These are beautiful skins :P
Lab Assistant
#210 Old 7th Mar 2006 at 5:17 AM
Here are two sims that got converted, on is the papergirl and the other is goopy. They look fantastic now!!!

Field Researcher
#211 Old 9th Mar 2006 at 12:36 PM
I discovered that any sims younger than teenagers that use your "Summertime" default skin appear as zombies. Somehow the skintone for your "Deceased" skin made it into the baby, toddler and child files of your "Summertime" default skin.

I checked all of the other default skins and the only one with this problem is the "Summertime" tone, so I'd let you know. I prefer to use your skintones over all, so I'd rather not have to revert to my old defaults for the "tan" color. If you have time to fix this it would be most appreciated...I tried to do it myself but I don't know how to assign skins as default.

For a species that claims to be intellectually superior to all other life forms, humans do some stupid things.
Test Subject
#212 Old 11th Mar 2006 at 3:11 PM
How can I get rid of them ,I have deleted the files, but they still show up.
i love ur skins but i´m not satisfied on how they looked on the npc...
plz help
Test Subject
#213 Old 18th Mar 2006 at 11:00 PM
These are gorgeous! One more step towards making sims look realistic. We've come a long way from the original!
Test Subject
#214 Old 19th Mar 2006 at 8:52 AM
These are amazingly beautiful! Thank you! ^_^
Lab Assistant
#215 Old 19th Mar 2006 at 3:45 PM
The skintones are absolutely beautiful! I hope you will make more of the beautiful eyes that came with your skintones. They are so wonderful !!! Please oh please make more eyes??
#216 Old 19th Mar 2006 at 6:42 PM
I'm always looking for beautiful skin and I love yours, thank you.
Test Subject
#217 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 2:41 PM
Thank you, best work , beuatiful skin :jaw:
Test Subject
25th Mar 2006 at 7:16 PM
This message has been deleted by vaasi. Reason: nothing anymore... :D
#218 Old 27th Mar 2006 at 11:05 PM
unfortunantly i'm unable to download your 'autumn' skin tone. it says there is an unexpected end of the archive? i dont know if this is my problem or a problem with the skin...hopefully it can be fixed though, because i'd love to have that skin in my game.
Test Subject
#219 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 12:09 AM
I loved these skintones.
One minor problem though. They're faces are too shiny. It looks like they have oily skin. My girls look fine with these skin tones, but my guys faces look white.
I'm not knocking your skins, by all means, I love them and you've done a fab job on them.
Test Subject
#220 Old 29th Mar 2006 at 12:47 AM
Enayla, You probably wont reply to this but I have to give you some constructive criticism and make a request.

1: As a lot of people have stated, and I agree, the faces are a little too shiny on the up turned portions, the cheeks and bridge of hte nose. you may want to tame that down a little.
2: The shading on the breasts looks a little to much like they have had a breast job.
3: I think that the body's look a little to toned for "normal" body types.

Those are just my opinions and hopefully will be take as constructive criticism. Maybe instead of adding that shine you could bump map (normal map) the skins, I think that would probably make it look even more realistic. I have tried this with a couple of your skins but am not the artist that you are so they failed miserably. I immediately deleted them.

I love these skins anyway and am using them in my game. I also can't wait for he default eyes.

I was also wondering if you could possibly do a Forgotten Realms (tm) Elf skin set, using the descriptions from the books to do it? Your skins from the "Improved Skin Collection #1" are almost perfect, the only problems I have with it are that 'The Fae' is too blue for a Moon elf, and the 'Blue Midnight' is too light for a drow.

But over all I love these and the rest of your artwork. I hope to see more from you soon.

Sorry, but no I will not do ZIPs.
RARs are universal and smaller and I'm on Dial-up. If you can't download a rar file then find out why and fix your computer.

If you have problems getting complete downloads try Mass Downloader. It saves me plenty of hassle.
Lab Assistant
#221 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 2:00 AM
Oooh yay! Thank you! The maxis defaults are just soo....flat. Beautiful
Test Subject
#222 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 5:51 AM
Absolutely over the top! Superlative work... thank you!
Test Subject
#223 Old 23rd Apr 2006 at 5:13 AM
Default Beautiful!
I really love these skin tones on the women. Is there any way to make them the defualt for just the women and not the men?
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