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NRP: 10 soft retextures/recolors of Arcia's male sweep hair YA - Elder

by alkaloid Posted 4th May 2007 at 11:27 PM - Updated 4th Oct 2007 at 9:52 PM by alkaloid
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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.
UPLOADING MY FILES TO THE EXCHANGE OR PAY SITES IS BAD KARMA.

MESH: http://www.insimenator.net/showthread.php?t=45350

For the Natural Redhead Project: 10 retextures/recolors of Arcia's new swoop mesh for Young Adult to Elder males. Only 10 this time! These are my very first textures from scratch, and I'm really happy with how they turned out.

These are all color-binned, made with Legacy BodyShop, and grouped in the same family (which means the mesh doesn't "drop" if you switch hair colors).

If you want to download all the colors in one go, they are packed in the "alkaloid_hair_sideswept_ALLCOLORS" file. If you want to pick and choose, all of the individual hair files have also been packed separately. The colors are listed in the file names. The mesh has also been included in this upload, as per Arcia's terms of use and for the convenience of those without accounts at Insimenator. The mesh is in a package by itself, so if you didn't already get it from Arcia, you need to download the mesh no matter which hair color files you choose.

I checked off the Seasons box since it was cloned from a Seasons style, but I was able to make my recolors in Legacy BodyShop with no trouble. I did not, however, playtest these files in a game configuration without Seasons. Caveat downloadinator.

ETA: These are usable by everyone! :D

Colors:

Reds: Auburn, Ginger, and Strawberry Blonde.
Blonds: Beach Blonde, Ash Blonde and Platinum Blonde.
Browns: Dark Brown, Chocolate Brown, and Cool Brown.
Black: Warm Black (a black with subtle brown highlights).

The red and blond colors age to white for elders, and the brown and black colors age to silver grey for elders.

Terms of use for these textures/recolors: These files may be redistributed via shared sims, so long as those sims are available in the free section of any site, 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 so long as your derivative works are only posted on free sites as described in the previous paragraph.

Additional Credits:
The skintone is an unreleased one by myself. The eyes are by myself, the eyebrows are by RenSim, the eyeliner is by AtomicSpaceKitty, and the foundation is by myself. The preview ad has different credits, but I can't be arsed to figure out what those may be.

Clothes are by fanseelamb.

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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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Arcia_SEASONSMesh.rar

Size: 51.3 KB · Downloads: 9,168 · 4th May 2007
51.3 KB 9,168 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_warmblack.rar

Size: 259.1 KB · Downloads: 1,521 · 4th May 2007
259.1 KB 1,521 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_strawberryblond.rar

Size: 265.3 KB · Downloads: 739 · 4th May 2007
265.3 KB 739 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_platinumblond.rar

Size: 262.3 KB · Downloads: 972 · 4th May 2007
262.3 KB 972 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_ginger.rar

Size: 261.8 KB · Downloads: 756 · 4th May 2007
261.8 KB 756 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_darkbrown.rar

Size: 261.1 KB · Downloads: 1,871 · 4th May 2007
261.1 KB 1,871 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_coolbrown.rar

Size: 261.9 KB · Downloads: 953 · 4th May 2007
261.9 KB 953 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_chocolatebrown.rar

Size: 261.9 KB · Downloads: 1,192 · 4th May 2007
261.9 KB 1,192 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_beachblond.rar

Size: 265.2 KB · Downloads: 1,043 · 4th May 2007
265.2 KB 1,043 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_auburn.rar

Size: 262.2 KB · Downloads: 902 · 4th May 2007
262.2 KB 902 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_ashblond.rar

Size: 263.8 KB · Downloads: 1,096 · 4th May 2007
263.8 KB 1,096 4th May 2007
alkaloid_hair_sideswept_ALLCOLORS.rar

Size: 2.56 MB · Downloads: 10,535 · 4th May 2007
2.56 MB 10,535 4th May 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:
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 5th May 2007 at 2:56 PM
Thank you Alkaloid. I love the natural redhead project . You've added so many beautiful realistic looking haircolors to the game. thanks again!
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#3 Old 12th May 2007 at 7:29 PM Last edited by HystericalParoxysm : 12th May 2007 at 7:38 PM.
Definitely won't require Seasons. The borkination was just for Pets. If you're using Seasons Body Shop or made them in Legacy Body Shop they're fine. The mesh is a new mesh so it doesn't require Seasons either.

These are freakin' awesome, alkaloid. I love your natural redhead stuff. And, like, whoa, how did folks overlook this? Second comment? Man what? That's just wrong, dude. These are totally beautiful.

Textures made from scratch! I know how hard that is to do any kind of well. These are soft and beautiful and so natural looking. Hair you want to touch. You did a great job.

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#4 Old 13th May 2007 at 12:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blooplie
Thank you Alkaloid. I love the natural redhead project . You've added so many beautiful realistic looking haircolors to the game. thanks again!


I'm glad you like them!

Quote:
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
Definitely won't require Seasons. The borkination was just for Pets. If you're using Seasons Body Shop or made them in Legacy Body Shop they're fine. The mesh is a new mesh so it doesn't require Seasons either.

These are freakin' awesome, alkaloid. I love your natural redhead stuff. And, like, whoa, how did folks overlook this? Second comment? Man what? That's just wrong, dude. These are totally beautiful.

Textures made from scratch! I know how hard that is to do any kind of well. These are soft and beautiful and so natural looking. Hair you want to touch. You did a great job.


Thanks for letting me know - that is really good news!

Aw, thanks. *toescuff* That's really sweet. It doesn't bother me that the redhead stuff isn't that popular; I sort of expected it since there were so few real reds out there when I started.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 16th May 2007 at 8:54 AM
As soon as I saw this (I'm a bit behind the curve, lol), I was going to grab them all and maybe do an alpha-edit of the mesh to make it a little less shaggy around the ears. Unfortunately, the Inseminator link is broken at this time; hopefully they'll get around to fixing it.

It seems to me that finding reasonably long, kempt hair for males is like... impossible? Okay, I know my tastes are 30 years out of mode (good grief, more like 35), but there ought to be some hair with body that covers the freakin' ears and doesn't look like a rat's nest.

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 29th Jun 2007 at 12:23 AM
This is wonderful, Thank You.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 9th Aug 2007 at 5:58 PM
Fantastic! The Ash Blond and Cool Brown colours and the style of the hair are exactly what I have been looking for Thank you!
Test Subject
#8 Old 23rd Dec 2008 at 3:49 PM
Thank you for adding the MESH! I needed it so much XD Especially since Insimenator's down for a while :o

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 28th Jan 2009 at 3:01 PM
I just noticed they are only for adultsdamn...
Test Subject
#10 Old 21st May 2009 at 5:33 PM
AAAAAAHHHHHH! This is just the hair I've been looking for. Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 3rd Sep 2009 at 4:35 AM
YES! This will work perfectly for my Henry sim, from Silent Hill 4!!!
THANK YOU! <3

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#12 Old 9th Jul 2015 at 1:32 AM
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Test Subject
#13 Old 4th Oct 2016 at 1:13 AM
Does anyone know where to find this mesh currently? I'm sure it's still on insim, but since their overhaul, the link doesn't work.

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