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Retro Hair Retextures

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 19th Mar 2007 at 9:25 PM - Updated 12th Jan 2012 at 5:28 AM by CatOfEvilGenius
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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.
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It was a real pleasure helping tammeke fix up her really cute retro hair mesh, and it struck me as I was testing it how adorable it would look with some new, non-Maxis textures.

So, while I never thought I'd do so for anyone's meshes but my own, I went ahead and handpainted some new textures for tammeke's mesh which I'm really quite pleased with!

These are recolours, not a new mesh - you will need to go and download tammeke's mesh too, for these to work in your game!

The colours I have made...

  • Black
  • Dark Brown
  • Light Brown
  • Medium Brown
  • Red
  • Blonde
  • Platinum Blonde

Unbinned (shows up under custom):
  • Grey
  • White
  • Platinum blonde with pink tips (my personal favourite)

These all work for young adults, adults, and elders, using the same textures/colours for all... No grey elders (if you want grey elders, use the grey or white recolours!) here, as my sims like hair dye. The non-matchy younger ages have been removed, so you won't get any useless hairs spamming up your younger ages.

Many thanks to tammeke for her lovely mesh, and for being so nice about fixing up the errors to make it truly adorable.

Additional Credits:
Model Credits:
Model: Selar Stareck (with some very slight tweaking to make her a little more "human"), by linuslover30
Skintone: by me, the pale version of my Idolatry of Flesh skintone
Clothes: by me, unreleased recolour of a Maxis mesh
Eyes: by me, from my Blasphemy eye set
Lipstick: by me, part of my Natural Beauty lipsticks set
Blush: by Helaene, part of her Dior blush set
Eyeliner: by RenSim
Brows: by Sussi

Other Picture Credit:
Wall: by me, part of my 81-colour superset.
Hair Style: Natural Colours
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Young Adult Adult Elder

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: 1.01 MB · Downloads: 16,229 · 19th Mar 2007
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Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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
#2 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 11:56 PM
Wow! They look great. Thank you so much! :D

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#3 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 12:07 AM
Wow, Wow, Wow! Thank you so much! I love the mesh, and these recolours just make it that much better! Thank you so much

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#4 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 12:12 AM
Adorable, HP! Great job!
If my hair wasn't so thick and frizzy it'd look just like the red. :P
Thank you for sharing these with us!

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#5 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 12:13 AM
Gorgous in the game. Thanx!

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#6 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 12:45 AM
Gorgeous HP!!
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#7 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 1:45 AM
Hi! I love the hair. I wish the black hair was a little darker though
Field Researcher
#8 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 2:35 AM
Thank you very much HP! I love all the hair/recolors that you make. Amazing Job.


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#9 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 2:42 AM
I always liked this style, and it looks even better wit non-maxis colors. Thanks!
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#10 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 2:46 AM
amygdala, I did try to go darker with the black, but it lost a lot of detail in doing so and just looked quite flat. I would have gone darker had I been able to, but the texturing I had set up just wouldn't allow it without it looking kinda bad. You're welcome to recolour my textures yourself if ya want to try for a darker black though.

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#11 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 2:49 AM
Oh, these are so cute and the colours are perfect. Thanks to you and Tammeke!

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#12 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 2:52 AM
These look nice! I can't wait to use them! :]

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#13 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 4:01 AM
Thanks HP! I like these!
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#14 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 4:16 AM
verry cute, my favorite is the pink-tipped one too.
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#15 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 4:24 AM
you rock my socks
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#16 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 7:16 AM
these are so cool.
#17 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 11:02 AM
Love the hair, Hysterical!! Great job!!
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#18 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 2:50 PM
Your personal favorite is my personal favorite also :-P Great retextures HP, thanks for sharing :-)

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#19 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 3:10 PM
OMGz0rz, HP! These are awesome! *downloads*
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 5:41 PM
Wow! They are amazing :o. I love them all XD. Thank you for giving me advice for how to solve the problems with this mesh XD. I love it!
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#21 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 7:24 PM
Like everyone else has said, these look great! Thanks for making and sharing them, you do awesome work, HP.
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#22 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 8:10 PM
Very pretty

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#23 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 8:35 PM
Really pretty!
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#24 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 11:20 PM
Kool! These are nice! :]
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#25 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 11:21 PM
Really cool!

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