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Star Trek uniforms ("First Contact" version) for adults, on NEW meshes (Fixed UV maps!)

by NixNivis Posted 6th Jun 2007 at 7:09 PM - Updated 30th Jan 2012 at 8:06 PM by NixNivis : Updated links
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts
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.
UPDATED AUG 4, 2009: I've decided to be downloader-friendly and have thus added a .zip with all the files - meshes as well as textures. Enjoy!

UPDATE 13/08/2007: I've fixed the UV map so that the hand textures for females looks like they're supposed to. (Thanks to the eagle-eyed linuslover30 for pointing it out!) If you you've noticed the hand textures looking a bit funny and it bugs you, then please redownload the mesh and skins for females below!

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I give you Starfleet uniforms, as seen in the movie "First Contact" and late Deep Space Nine, for both male and female adults (and young adults, if University is installed). They will appear as casuals, formals and - if you have Seasons - outerwear.

These skins do not have any rank pips. If you want to add some of your own, you are of course welcome to do so, but otherwise I will be uploading rank pips as accessories shortly. Stay tuned, as they say.

Since I couldn't find any meshes I liked for these skins, I put new ones together. For both male and female, the mesh is based on Maxis's "bodyturtleneckslacks" mesh, but I have changed it some to better suit my purposes. The meshes are compatible with all versions of the game, even if you only have the base game.

You are welcome to make recolours of your own and you can redistribute the meshes with them, as long as it is with due credit, but PLEASE don't upload the meshes or my skins to the Exchange!

Polygon Counts:
For female: Polys=2101, vertices=1498
For male: Polys=2078, vertices=1534

Additional Credits:
- Tiggerypum and HystericalParoxysm, whose excellent tutorials have taught me everything I know about meshing for TS2
- Wes H for the Unimesh plugins
- Quaxi and all the other SimPE developers
- The creators of Milkshape
- and, of course, Maxis for making an awesome game

Don't forget: If you like my work, hitting the "thanks" button or leaving a comment is a great way of showing it.

Happy simming!


ETA: Uniforms for elders can be found here.

ETA 14/06/2007: The rank pips are up! You'll find them here!

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Outerwear
Clothing Style: Sci-Fi
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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
StarTrekUniforms-ALL.zip

Size: 3.49 MB · Downloads: 1,916 · 4th Aug 2009
3.49 MB 1,916 4th Aug 2009
nixnivis_MESH_adultfemale.zip

Size: 102.9 KB · Downloads: 2,442 · 13th Aug 2007
102.9 KB 2,442 13th Aug 2007
nixnivis_startrekuniforms_adultfemale.zip

Size: 1.58 MB · Downloads: 2,454 · 13th Aug 2007
1.58 MB 2,454 13th Aug 2007
nixnivis_MESH_adultmale.zip

Size: 97.9 KB · Downloads: 3,169 · 6th Jun 2007
97.9 KB 3,169 6th Jun 2007
nixnivis_startrekuniforms_adultmale.zip

Size: 1.72 MB · Downloads: 3,268 · 6th Jun 2007
1.72 MB 3,268 6th Jun 2007
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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12 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 6th Jun 2007 at 7:42 PM
The look great! And I can't wait for the rank pips!
Test Subject
#3 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 1:17 AM
I've been looking everywhere for a decent version of these uniforms...and these are perfect! Thank you ever so much!
Mad Poster
#4 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 1:39 AM
These really look nice!! Great job!! I can't wait to download and start recreating Star Trek in the sims universe!!1 Thanks much!!
Lab Assistant
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7th Jun 2007 at 5:17 PM
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Gone Fishin'
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Original Poster
#5 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 6:46 PM Last edited by nixnivis : 7th Jun 2007 at 6:51 PM.
TickleOnTheTum, yes, they are bump mapped; look carefully at the communicator and you'll see that it's "bumpy." The shoulders are, too, but it's less obvious.
Forum Resident
#6 Old 12th Aug 2007 at 10:24 AM
Brilliant work!- you're making an old 'Sci-Fi Geek' very, very happy with these!...

Thanks for taking time to create/upload/share with us!.

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Test Subject
#7 Old 4th Sep 2007 at 10:48 PM
nixnivis, dear, I'm so glad to have your uniforms for a contest named Star Trek: Intrepid over at InSim.

As much as I love your work, however, I noticed a little weirdness on the hands of a female sim when she's wearing a uniform. Here are two screenshots:

I'm using a lot of skintones and this happens with every skin, could it be that the mesh file has anything to do with it?

It doesn't occur with other clothing - pictured is a H&M Fashion Stuff mesh:
Gone Fishin'
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Original Poster
#8 Old 6th Sep 2007 at 4:58 PM
Glad to hear you like my skins!

This would be the UV map problem mentioned in the ETA from Aug 13: I've fixed the UV map so that the hand textures on the female skins looks like they're supposed to. ... If you you've noticed the hand textures looking a bit funny and it bugs you, then please redownload the mesh and skins for females. So, just get the new versions (only for females) and you should be fine. Sorry about the inconvenience!
Test Subject
#9 Old 9th Apr 2008 at 8:30 PM
Can somebody please help me , I can't get this thing working! I have copied the files to my directory/EA Games/The Sims 2/Downloads but it still doesn't work, please help me!!
Gone Fishin'
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Original Poster
#10 Old 9th Apr 2008 at 11:16 PM
eoris, have you unzipped them? Just placing the .zip files in the Downloads folder won't work, you need to unzip them as well.

If you need help with that, or with something else regarding how to install custom content, there's an easy-to-follow guide here.
Test Subject
#11 Old 10th Apr 2008 at 2:50 PM
I got it working now, they're really great. Thank you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 22nd Dec 2008 at 12:47 AM
absolutely perfect looking! thanks so much for these