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"Cherub" Curly Hair for Males (All Ages!)

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 27th Apr 2006 at 11:05 AM - Updated 8th Jul 2009 at 1:31 PM by HystericalParoxysm : Removing old TOU
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I am pleased to (finally!) present my first publicly-released hair mesh, "Cherub" for males. This delightfully curly mesh is the result of many dozens of hours of work, and the texture and alphas are 100% original, handpainted over the course of two days in Photoshop. A version is planned for females, too, and will be released when it is complete.

It is available for all ages: toddler, child, teen, young adult, adult, and elder. Elders will have the same hair colour as adults. All of the included colours except white (black, dark brown, light brown, blonde, platinum blonde, and red) are in the genetic hair bins like Maxis hairs, and have the correct eyebrow colours; white shows up under custom and has blonde brows by default. The poly count is on the high side, 2896 polygons, 3257 vertices; however, this isn't too outrageous, as the Nightlife "rave kimono" hair with the fan and beads is around the same count.

I've tested it enough myself that I'm satisfied with it, but please let me know if you have any issues. One small thing to be aware of: on the child and toddler meshes, there is a tiny imperfection, a little gap that'll occur behind the ears when a sim looks up really far; it's an extremely small gap, and only visible from one angle when they're head's drastically tilted up, but I thought downloaders should be aware. My attempts to fix it have been unsuccessful, but it's such a tiny thing , I don't think it's that big a deal, even from my viewpoint as a serious perfectionist.

Please don't comment if you're just going to request something; I don't think I want to make another hair mesh (besides the female version of this) ever again, after what it took to make this one, and I don't take requests unless otherwise noted.

Model Credits: (if anyone cares)
Skintone: Louis/SimCribbling
Eyes: Mine (unreleased)
Brows: Mine (unreleased)
Model: Mine (Corvus - isn't he beautiful?)

Thanks to:
  • Tiggerypum, for her incredible help, support, and friendship through the entire process of creating the mesh, for running the Infocenter, and just for being wonderful. Thank you so much, Tig. I couldn't have done it without you.
  • Wes_h, for the Unimesh plugins for Milkshape, used in the creation of this mesh.
  • Dr Pixel, for various bits of useful meshing info, including how to put all the meshes together in one package.
  • Melodie9, for creating some great hair conversions, one of which this hair is cloned from.
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.

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 2
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Size: 1.55 MB · Downloads: 171,697 · 27th Apr 2006
1.55 MB 171,697 27th Apr 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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:47 PM
*big wet kisses* Oops, sorry for slobbering all over you! It's just that I've been begging for a mesh like this for so long... I can hardly believe it's here.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It's beautiful! :D

Avatar by Boys Kissing...
Test Subject
#52 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:53 PM
I'd just like to say...

WAH! So realistic!

Thanks lots - and if no-ones noticed yet, this curly cherub hair became a featured item... in less than 5 hours! And its had over 1000 views! Congrats!

Sig for sale. Good Price too.
Test Subject
#53 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:57 PM
Thank you so much. I've been wanting something like this for so long!
Forum Resident
#54 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:58 PM
This is the best male hairstyle I've ever seen! Your hard work has really paid off. Thank you so much for this great style and for making it for all ages!

Julie =)

"I'm thinking about how if you took the W in answer, and the H in ghost, and the extra A in aardvark, and the T in listen, you could keep saying WHAT but no one would ever hear you because the whole word would be silent." - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Test Subject
#55 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:59 PM
Oh wow, what an amazing hair mesh! I've been looking for something like this for a long time, and this is just wonderful. Thanks!
Forum Resident
#56 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 4:02 PM
This hair is really gorgeous. Great mesh, thanks alot!
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 4:18 PM
Yay! I can't get the simsconnection one and I wanted something similarish, this is fab though :D
Test Subject
#58 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 4:24 PM
Thanks!! This hair is fabulous! I've downloaded some of your other hair creations, and I always think you do a fantastic job. You amaze me!
Test Subject
#59 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 4:29 PM
Fabulous hair, your hard work is really appreciated thanks for being kind enough to share
Field Researcher
#60 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 4:37 PM
Oh, my god! This is perfection! I can't wait to put it on my male simmies. They are definitely hurting for good hair.
Test Subject
#61 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 4:38 PM
Beautiful!! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#62 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 4:47 PM
You are awesome! Thank you!
Test Subject
#63 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 4:55 PM
I am waiting for this curly hair many time! Thanks!
Test Subject
#64 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 4:59 PM
I'm with Renato. I have been looking for a good looking curly hair mesh. Looks like I found it! This looks absolutely gorgeous! The female version would make my happiness complete! I can't wait to get home to download this!
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 5:24 PM
This is wonderful,thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 5:28 PM
Okay this is too adorable and it is sooo hard for me to find male hair that I actually like, I hate to say it but it is true that my female sims probably have thousands more hairstyles and outfits than my guys! So sad. Thanks though, I love this.
#67 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 5:34 PM
This is the best hair style ever!
Field Researcher
#68 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 5:35 PM
Oh wow this is goreous! I just love it! Thank you for puttin git here for freee!
Test Subject
#69 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 6:07 PM
Thank you so very much for this hair! My huband has curly hair and I have been unable to sim him...until now! Thanks a bunch!

#70 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 6:14 PM
Great hair mesh,I can really see the differences between the two.
Test Subject
#71 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 6:22 PM
Fantastic hair mesh! It's perfect and I'm sure it will look amazing on my male simmies when I download it! Your hard work and effort paid off! Brilliant work!
Field Researcher
#72 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 6:28 PM
What more can I say .. THANK YOU :D:D

Happy apple poison.
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 6:48 PM
Awesome! really cool job!

Happy simming,

Lady Turquoise

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Test Subject
#74 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 6:56 PM
Originally Posted by sandyn
umm are you coping for sims connection they have exacly the same

I rarely comment, but I felt it necessary.. I have the mesh from the Sims Connection,... this is NOT it.. I haven't tried this one in game yet, but on the connection their mesh looked great, but... not so great in game... I'm looking forward to this one.

ps Sims Connection mesh makes a big thing fly out the back of my sims heads when they turn...

The Heart Does Things For Reasons That Reason Cannot Understand -PD2
Test Subject
#75 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 7:07 PM
OMG ! Thanks so much. I needed curly hair for a story im writing lol
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