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"Aziraphale" Wavy Male Hair - 4 Binned Colors + Alternate Red

by Ambular Posted 25th Jan 2007 at 12:18 AM - Updated 20th Sep 2008 at 7:36 PM by AmberDiceless : Correcting color problem
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
Here's a hairstyle I made for my Sim of Aziraphale the angel from the novel Good Omens.

This style is based on the "hidden" OFB curly male mesh extracted and modified by DJ_Mur3 (it is not a new mesh! Just an extensive edit of the original alphas and textures. If you already have DJ's mesh you do not need to re-download.)

The mesh can be found here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=146527

AD_AziraphaleHair.rar is all four colors, properly binned, in a single package; AD_AziHairSeparateColors.rar is four separate binned recolor files (takes up more space, but can be installed and deleted separately.) The hair appears in all age categories. If it goes over well, I may look into converting it for females as well and add some more colors.

ETA 3/23/07: Added a more subdued red shade (see attached pic.) It's a separate file. If I get enough requests I may eventually replace the red included in the combined file with that one.

Feedback welcome--please be honest but kind, as this was a very fussy, time-consuming project and was almost abandoned halfway through. Feel free to recolor, edit and redistribute your own versions on any free site (credit would be nice, and a link back to DJ's mesh is a must.)

IMPORTANT: A problem with one of the recolors was brought to my attention; the black textures for toddlers, children, teens and YA's were showing as brown. I've corrected both file attachments. If you downloaded before 4:50 AM on Friday, January 26 2007 EST, please accept my heartfelt apology for the error and re-download. The corrected files should overwrite the old ones when you unzip them into the same folder.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AD_AziraphaleRedRedux_Red.rar

Size: 433.9 KB · Downloads: 5,491 · 23rd Mar 2007
433.9 KB 5,491 23rd Mar 2007
AD_AziHairSeparateColors.rar

Size: 1.55 MB · Downloads: 9,429 · 25th Jan 2007
1.55 MB 9,429 25th Jan 2007
AD_AziraphaleHair.rar

Size: 929.4 KB · Downloads: 10,751 · 25th Jan 2007
929.4 KB 10,751 25th Jan 2007
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Jan 2007 at 6:58 PM
Thanks for another male hair. Can't wait to get it in my game to see how it looks.

The red (in the pic) is a little too red for my tastes but the rest look great
Alchemist
#3 Old 25th Jan 2007 at 7:06 PM
I agree about the red, but hey I can recolor one natural one for my own use it is lovely otherwise!

If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets
Demon Sheep
retired moderator
#4 Old 25th Jan 2007 at 8:01 PM
Ooh I love these! The alpha looks GREAT, and I love that you kept the Maxis-like textures. But it might be more convenient if they were separate packages instead of one. That way people could delete any colours they don't want. The way they're all in one package here, if someone deletes one in body shop or CAS... *poof* ...all the others will disappear! And the poor clueless deleting person will burst into tears because they reallly wanted to keep those other colours. Not that that ever happened to me or anything. Nope. *tries to look convincing*

Erm, yes. OMG pretty Maxis-match short hair for boys!! Thank you!!!
Scholar
#5 Old 25th Jan 2007 at 8:43 PM
Looks great!! Thanks!!

Fanseelamb, no one has to wait until they open Bodyshop or CAS to delete the colors they don't want. Just as soon as someone downloads the file, then open it, they can delete the color files that they don't want, and it wouldn't affect the other colors. Most people know this already. That's what I do, and the colors that I DO want always show up.
Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Jan 2007 at 9:56 PM
Me and my Aziraphale Sim thank you!

I have a sunny disposition and I'm always kind to animals.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 25th Jan 2007 at 10:16 PM
Wow! nice guy! Thanks!
Instructor
Original Poster
#8 Old 25th Jan 2007 at 11:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimmyfrmtx
Thanks for another male hair. Can't wait to get it in my game to see how it looks.

The red (in the pic) is a little too red for my tastes but the rest look great


It's actually a bit redder than I strictly like, too, but I was trying to keep the colors mostly consistent with Maxis and/or DJ's original shades, so that's why it's like that. You're more than welcome to recolor if you like, or if I get enough demand I may add some more colors myself. :) I've also just added the four separate recolor files so you can pick and choose if you prefer. Glad you like it!
Instructor
Original Poster
#9 Old 25th Jan 2007 at 11:21 PM Last edited by AmberDiceless : 25th Jan 2007 at 11:33 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fanseelamb
Ooh I love these! The alpha looks GREAT, and I love that you kept the Maxis-like textures. But it might be more convenient if they were separate packages instead of one. That way people could delete any colours they don't want. The way they're all in one package here, if someone deletes one in body shop or CAS... *poof* ...all the others will disappear! And the poor clueless deleting person will burst into tears because they reallly wanted to keep those other colours. Not that that ever happened to me or anything. Nope. *tries to look convincing*

Erm, yes. OMG pretty Maxis-match short hair for boys!! Thank you!!! :bunny:


Ask and ye shall receive--separate colors are now posted. :) Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
Demon Sheep
retired moderator
#10 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 12:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmberDiceless
Ask and ye shall receive--separate colors are now posted. Thanks, I'm glad you like it!


Ooh thanks so much!!!

Rainncandy ...now people can do what you described. Earlier only the single package file was uploaded. If all the colours are in one package file there's no way to delete one without deleting all the rest. Unless you want to fiddle with SimPE, that is.
Instructor
Original Poster
#11 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 12:35 AM Last edited by AmberDiceless : 26th Jan 2007 at 12:35 AM. Reason: Misunderstood
Quote:
Originally Posted by fanseelamb
Ooh thanks so much!!! :bunny:

Rainncandy ...now people can do what you described. Earlier only the single package file was uploaded. If all the colours are in one package file there's no way to delete one without deleting all the rest. Unless you want to fiddle with SimPE, that is.


NP. I like my hair files done up in single packages because it makes my hair folder so much easier to organize, and most times if I want to get rid of one color I'll get rid of all of them, but I know many people do it differently. Hope it works well for you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 2:30 AM
Amber, this is completely and utterly beyond awesome! There's a sad shortage of good male hair, so I'm always very happy to see something like this. You ROCK!
Instructor
Original Poster
#13 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 5:45 AM
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Originally Posted by ness
Amber, this is completely and utterly beyond awesome! There's a sad shortage of good male hair, so I'm always very happy to see something like this. You ROCK!


Thanks, dear! I worked very hard on it so I hope it works well for you. :)
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 6:36 AM
Wow, I like it lots! I need more good hairstyles for my men. :-)
Test Subject
#15 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 7:29 AM
Aziraphale? :D
This hair is exactly how I pictured it in the book - and I am now inclined to make my own Aziraphale. And my Crowley. ... and my War, Pollution, Famine and Death...
Great job!

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Field Researcher
#16 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 8:32 AM
The black color is only black for adults. The other age groups show up as brown. All of the other colors are correct for all age groups.

I downloaded AD_AziHairSeparateColors.

This is very nice. I agree that the red is much too red though. I'd like to see a more natural red color.

Running: Sims2, Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons, BV, FT & AL. Patched.
Instructor
Original Poster
#17 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 9:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by magicmoon
The black color is only black for adults. The other age groups show up as brown. All of the other colors are correct for all age groups.

I downloaded AD_AziHairSeparateColors.

This is very nice. I agree that the red is much too red though. I'd like to see a more natural red color.


Whoops!! Thanks for the heads-up, I'll get that fixed immediately. And probably make up an alternate red shade sometime soon.
Instructor
Original Poster
#18 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 9:15 PM
Please note, the problem with the black hair textures has now been fixed. If you downloaded this hair yesterday you should re-download. Apologies for the error!
Instructor
Original Poster
#19 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 9:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by headwig_6688
Aziraphale? :D
This hair is exactly how I pictured it in the book - and I am now inclined to make my own Aziraphale. And my Crowley. ... and my War, Pollution, Famine and Death...
Great job!


Hee! Yup, that's him! Based on artwork by the fabulous Linnpuzzle, which can be seen here:

http://linnpuzzle.deviantart.com/

I've got a whole neighborhood full of Good Omens Sims. Check out my profile for some more GO-themed stuff you can use for your guys, if you like, and I'm hoping to upload Tadfield Manor sometime soon. XD Have fun building yours!
Test Subject
#20 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 10:21 PM
aww..it truly is the perfect hair for an angel, and part-time rare book dealer.
thanks!
Instructor
#21 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 1:52 AM
Thank you, these are great!
Test Subject
#22 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 4:17 AM
There just aren't enough simple hairs for the boys.
Thanks for this.<3
Test Subject
#23 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 5:12 PM
Okay, first of all, this is an absolutely LOVELY alpha edit. I much prefer the shape of this to the original mesh and it looks wonderful in-game on many different face shapes. Thank you so much for your time and effort, it really shows.

The blonde, black and brown colors are very nicely done, but the red looks a little... er... fire engine for my tastes. Is there any chance that you'll be releasing a more natural shade of this in the future?

Anyway, thanks so much for this. This is one of the better male hairstyles out there!
Instructor
Original Poster
#24 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 6:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowietig
Okay, first of all, this is an absolutely LOVELY alpha edit. I much prefer the shape of this to the original mesh and it looks wonderful in-game on many different face shapes. Thank you so much for your time and effort, it really shows.

The blonde, black and brown colors are very nicely done, but the red looks a little... er... fire engine for my tastes. Is there any chance that you'll be releasing a more natural shade of this in the future?

Anyway, thanks so much for this. This is one of the better male hairstyles out there!


Awww,thanks so much! I've been meaning to add some additional colors and maybe replace the red shade entirely (I originally tried to match the original red shade that came with the mesh; guess it's not as close as I thought, or maybe that one was too bright too.) I'll see if I can't come up with something soon.
Instructor
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Instructor
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#25 Old 23rd Mar 2007 at 7:52 AM
As per multiple requests, I added a more subdued red recolor.
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