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3 demi-matte, binned skintones for Native Americans

by alkaloid Posted 26th Apr 2007 at 1:01 AM - Updated 16th May 2008 at 6:42 PM by alkaloid : *sigh*
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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.
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Three skintones for N8ive sims: Desert Jasper, Hawaiian Sunrise, and Washed Copper. They are all binned, and will work with the game's genetics. Desert Jasper, the lightest, is binned at 0.3. 0.3 is the same level as Maxis light. Washed Copper, the darkest, is binned at 0.6. 0.6 is the same level as Maxis medium. Hawaiian Sunrise is binned between the two, at 0.45. As you can see from the attached images, the skins appear darker and more coppery in "indoor" light, and lighter with strong golden highlights in "outdoor" light.


These skintones are demi-matte, meaning that they are somewhere between Maxis matte and the common shiny-style skins. They are also not overly-modelled, in order to give the skins a more natural, fleshy appearance. All three fitness states have individual textures, and the elders have wrinkles. The child, toddler, and baby body skins were also retextured. The nails are a natural shade of pink, and there are nipples on both genders, but no crotch detail. The faces have been left as "makeup-free" as possible, to provide a neutral surface for your own makeup.

Additionally, the skins are based on Louis' skins, although I have aggressively retextured them (the skins are now more than 75% my work), and it may not be apparent at first glance. The teen-elder male skins are the closest to Louis' originals out of all the textures.

Finally, I used high-quality images for the textures. This makes the files about twice the size of normal skin files. Unfortunately, the coppery undertones in these skins cause pixelization to happen at a much more dramatic rate than in olive-toned or rosy skins, leaving giant crumbly bright orange-colored streaks across the skins. This is the only way I've found around it. As a result, I will not make smaller-file versions of these colors, and I really don't want to hear about it! There is a benefit, though. The skins are quite nice this way.

Terms of use for my textures/recolors: These files may be redistributed on websites via shared sims, so long as those sims are available in the free section of any site that is not the exchange, and I am credited with a link back to my profile on this site. You may not charge money or a membership fee for my files: this includes "donation files" on an otherwise free site, and sites where my files would only periodically be free.

These files may also be shared via Neighborhood 99, so long as I am properly credited.

You may recolor these files, retexture these files, and adapt these files to other body types, so long as your derivative works are only posted on free sites with a credit as described in the previous paragraph. Additionally, you may not change my terms of use for your derivative works.

Additional Credits:
Hair in screenshots by Helaene, Nouk, and CrimsonShadowss.

Onesie in screenshots by myself.

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Oh oh oh! Almost forgot! The teal water hack is originally by Targa, and updated for Seasons by niol (updates are in a comment to Targa's post).



ETA! bstard7 has made skintone changer vials for this set, per request of someone who was working on a n8ive neighborhood. It's located here: http://sumomo.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=275719 (Uni required). If you want to permanently change a sim's skintone with SimPE, there's information about that posted at http://www.hairysims.com.

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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alkaloid_skintone_washedcopper_bindot6.rar

Size: 3.65 MB · Downloads: 7,942 · 26th Apr 2007
3.65 MB 7,942 26th Apr 2007
alkaloid_skintone_Hawaiiansunrise_bindot45.rar

Size: 3.98 MB · Downloads: 7,229 · 26th Apr 2007
3.98 MB 7,229 26th Apr 2007
alkaloid_skintone_desertjasper_bindot3.rar

Size: 3.94 MB · Downloads: 7,176 · 26th Apr 2007
3.94 MB 7,176 26th Apr 2007
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 27th Apr 2007 at 11:32 PM
these are so lovely!!!! A biiiiiig thanks to you
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 27th Apr 2007 at 11:51 PM
These are great,,,thank you.
Test Subject
#4 Old 28th Apr 2007 at 2:37 AM
I've been waiting for something like this. I have an entire Cherokee family, and now they'll be the right tone. Yay!
Instructor
#5 Old 28th Apr 2007 at 6:10 AM
Thank you so much for this.

Sure. Fine. Whatever.
Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Apr 2007 at 2:54 PM
I've been looking for stuff like that. Top of cool!

Hekima's Sim Stuff. Updates so infreqently that I'm still working on a better layout. :P
Test Subject
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30th Apr 2007 at 6:29 PM
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Test Subject
#7 Old 17th May 2007 at 2:11 AM
Gorgeous skins! I love them. Thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 28th May 2007 at 8:44 PM
These are lovely, and I really appreciate the fact that you made them inbetween the Maxis total matte and the usual upload of shiny. Personally, I find really realistic genetics on Sims creepy, I don't like eyes in real life so why would I want to play with them on my PC!
Would you consider a small addition? I would love to see your beautiful copper tones with one shade darker than the Washed copper?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 28th May 2007 at 11:55 PM Last edited by alkaloid : 29th May 2007 at 12:08 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by KSTrillian
These are lovely, and I really appreciate the fact that you made them inbetween the Maxis total matte and the usual upload of shiny. Personally, I find really realistic genetics on Sims creepy, I don't like eyes in real life so why would I want to play with them on my PC!
Would you consider a small addition? I would love to see your beautiful copper tones with one shade darker than the Washed copper?


I started one, but it got so crappified from the color shift that I need to start over and do a full repaint. Since the others took me about 200 hours total (including drafts and a disk crash and they still don't look the way I want them to), I'm not exactly eager to make another skintone yet.

ETA: Have you looked at Pixie Rust by Enayla? It's basically the same color you just requested.
Test Subject
#10 Old 29th May 2007 at 5:52 AM
I love them so much, I don't even want to leave this thread... X3 Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 12:14 AM
these are just gorgeous! Beyond awesome, thank you soooo much! xD

I'm gonna sing the doom song!! Doom, doom, doom, doom, doom, doom, doom...
Test Subject
#12 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 9:10 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 30th Dec 2007 at 8:46 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
wow, these'll be perfect for my jacob black sim. meep. great job. these are awesome.

i'm mesmerized by the picture that's in my mind
Test Subject
#13 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 1:24 PM
Beautiful skintones, thanks a lot *crosses fingers and hopes it works with BV*
Can I ask who made the hair on the sim in the first pic? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 7th Oct 2007 at 9:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by StartheFrog
Beautiful skintones, thanks a lot *crosses fingers and hopes it works with BV*
Can I ask who made the hair on the sim in the first pic? I can't seem to find it anywhere.


CrimsonShadowss.
Test Subject
#15 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 2:23 PM
Hi again!

Your mailbox is full so I'm posting it here... I found the cache group file and deleted it.. but it didn't fix the skinproblem.... the sims who had Native American washed copper, and lost it, have now default maxis skintone... (The first known sim to have this problem was the realborn son of the sim which mystericaly disssappeared, after that several of the sims who was born with the skintone have lost it and gained maxis skintone instead) Is there anything else I can do?
Test Subject
#16 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 11:41 PM
Sorry to bother you again! but could you please send a message to bstard17 and give the permission to make the vial so I can get your lovely skin back on my real born? I would be sooooooooo greatfull if you would do that!!!
I had to post it here since Your folder for messages are full!!!
Instructor
#17 Old 8th Jun 2008 at 3:30 PM
How did I miss those skintones? They are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them.
Test Subject
#18 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 1:21 AM
I second unskilled_operator. I cannont believe that I missed these skintones. Very lovely, thanks!

"I can give you paradise." He said as he grabbed and kissed my right hand. I stared into his dark blue eyes and saw a deep blue ocean. The twinkle in his eyes were the stars. "YOU'RE my paradise", I replied.
Test Subject
#19 Old 4th Apr 2009 at 7:25 AM
I love these skins! They're so beautiful!
Test Subject
#20 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 10:45 AM
Wow I can make Latino,Southeast asian and Pacific islanders with this skintone too.
Test Subject
#21 Old 19th Jan 2010 at 8:15 PM
these are beautiful! merci.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 4:20 PM
These are just what I'm looking for, for my Native American & Hispanic Sims.
Thank you so much!

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