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"Gaius" Hair for Males (Adult/Elder)

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:08 AM - Updated 2nd Jul 2013 at 7:54 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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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 can't believe there wasn't a mesh shaped anything like this - I looked all over, I had other people look for me, NOTHING! So... I made it myself! Enjoy... "Gaius" based on the delightfully mad Dr. Gaius Baltar, from the fantastic new Battlestar Galactica series (Gaius himself coming soon, tee hee). All mesh parts and mapping from scratch except the scalp, and all textures 100% handpainted from scratch as well. I am INSANE.

Click the linked pic below for a bigger view.


It is available for adult and elder ONLY: due to the way the original recolour file I had to use is set up (with only the right number of layers for adult/elder) I was not able to do it for any more without a LOT of headaches. Please don't request it for other ages. I can't stand adding layers.

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 pretty darn low: 1012 polygons, 718 vertices.

I don't think there are any problems with it from my testing... it clips a little bit into the back of the neck if the sim's got their head tilted up very far, or into big collars, but it's not really noticeable.

Please don't comment if you're just going to request something: 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 being my sanity and a constant help.
  • Wes_h, for the Unimesh plugins for Milkshape, used in the creation of this mesh.
  • Dr Pixel, for all kinds of various bits of useful meshing info that have helped me along the way.
  • LyricLee, for being understanding and putting up with being put off: I swear as soon as Six and Gaius are done (and they're almost done... this just went a lot quicker and easier than I was expecting), I'm making your pixel boy's hair, or you can bannimofocate my bu-mahogy butt, okay?
  • 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.

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Size: 7.45 MB · Downloads: 237,486 · 22nd Jun 2006
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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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#2 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:09 AM
Beautiful Mesh! And you did make the recolors!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:10 AM
gosh, this is soo awesome, I love all of your hair!

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:11 AM
You're awesome, thank you ^^
#5 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:11 AM
This is beautiful, thank you so much! And yes, your model is hot indeed.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:11 AM
very cool thanks
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:12 AM
Its Beautiful! I love your hair meshes :D
#8 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:17 AM
I love it! Thankyou for sharing
Forum Resident
#9 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:17 AM
Amazing job HystericalParoxysm, The texture is truely amazing

Please dont request anything to be made, but I dont mind suggestions/ideas. :)
#10 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:20 AM
Ohhh that's gorgeous!!! More hair for my simmies, thanks!!

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:32 AM
It's awesome!!! Thank you!!!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:32 AM
Wow! It's always difficult to find good guys' hair....thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:35 AM
Great work! Thanks

do the ska
Field Researcher
#14 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:36 AM
What a great mesh!! Thanks alot. :D
Test Subject
#15 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:48 AM
lovely! i really like wavy hair for males, i love your texture too, and also thanks for low polies.
thanks a million!
#16 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 12:14 PM
Wow!! You did WONDERFUL with this!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 12:16 PM
Thank you for this hair. It's hard to find different men's hair so this
is a real treat.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 12:17 PM
This is wonderful - thank-you so much
Field Researcher
#19 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 12:22 PM
this is just gorgeous!! amazing work! thanks

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#20 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 12:31 PM
Top Secret Researcher
#21 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 12:36 PM
These will make my simguys hot. Thanks!
Test Subject
#22 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 12:38 PM
Thanks a bunch for your hard work. People like you make the community better.
#23 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 12:39 PM
Wow, thank you, the mesh and recolors are both great.
I've 6 awesome sim men who will be so hot and sexy with these hairs that I don't know if my sim girls are prepared to such beauty, better begin with one or two in the neighb. otherwise I'll have a lot of "crazy" girls out there.
Thanks again, your creations are always above expectations and I hope you'll enjoy it for a long time. Kiss and ciao
#24 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 1:08 PM
Great new hair HP! I love it! Thanks so much and 5 stars. Great work. We need more hairstyles for men. Keep up the nice work and happy simming, thanks! Have a good one.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 1:15 PM
It's gorgeous! You had a great idea with this hair, amazing! Thanks
And your model is so handsome, hope you'll share him as well
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