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Idolatry Beyond: Nobility, Raven, Wormwood, and Wraith Skintones

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 24th Jul 2007 at 3:46 PM - Updated 8th Aug 2007 at 4:56 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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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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Idolatry Beyond...

As you might have guessed, these are recolours of the textures I used for my Idolatry of Flesh skintones. I wanted some more interesting fantasy-type tones, so I made a small collection of four special recolours that I thought I'd share.

They may be a bit imperfect - I didn't drive myself nuts looking for problems so please don't tell me there are seams or a little spot here and there (I already know they're there) unless one of your sims exploded as a result.

What's What...
  • Nobility: The most natural of these tones, made completely on accident when I clicked the wrong filter. Nobility is a delicately pale, warm tone with a opalescent sheen.
  • Raven: The darkest and richest of this set, Raven is a deep grey with just a hint of indigo and a fairly matte finish. Intended to be suitable for Drow.
  • Wormwood: A medium silvery green, Wormwood is a subtle shade intended for use on aliens.
  • Wraith: Light, icy silver, Wraith is a hauntingly pale shade that catches the light beautifully, a ghostly pallor.

Defaults?

I do not have any specific plans to make any of these into any sort of defaults for anything - I may if I feel like it later but please do not request it. You are welcome and encouraged to make them into defaults if you would like them as such, following the instructions in the Create section. I strongly recommend the use of the Mixed Method defaults, which I have a tutorial on creating.

Anatomically Correct?

Proper bits on top for girls, but barbie bottoms for everyone.

Edits? Uploads?

These follow my regular policy - slice and dice, edit to your heart's content, just give me a link and credit and don't put it on a pay site if you share it with others.

Consider using Morague's method for skintone overlays if you want to add tattoos, freckles, scars, etc. - much better way of doing it.

Of course you can put these on your sims to upload to any free site - again, just give me a little link and credit.

Credits:
Model Credits:

All models are my own sims or linuslover30's sims with a bit of tweaking.

All hairs are, of course, free, and are by RaonSims, Nouk, Sussi, me, XM Sims, Fanseelamb, and Andie. All eyebrows are by me, Helaene, or RenSim. All eyes are mine, RenSim's, or Barcelonista's. Models are wearing no makeup.

Thanks To:

Everyone in the Credits section - I couldn't have made my textures without their beautiful work. Thanks also to everyone who made the gorgeous free content used in the screenshots. And as always, a ginormous thanks to the rest of the MTS2 staff, especially Delphy, for giving me an awesome place where I could learn to make pretty things for pixel dollies.

Also, to oph3lia for creating these recolours of Ren's elf ears to match these skins, so I didn't have to.

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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IdolatryBeyond-Wraith.rar

Size: 1.73 MB · Downloads: 20,562 · 24th Jul 2007
1.73 MB 20,562 24th Jul 2007
IdolatryBeyond-Wormwood.rar

Size: 1.10 MB · Downloads: 18,191 · 24th Jul 2007
1.10 MB 18,191 24th Jul 2007
IdolatryBeyond-Raven.rar

Size: 4.42 MB · Downloads: 20,000 · 24th Jul 2007
4.42 MB 20,000 24th Jul 2007
IdolatryBeyond-Nobility.rar

Size: 1.82 MB · Downloads: 19,889 · 24th Jul 2007
1.82 MB 19,889 24th Jul 2007
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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 11:16 PM
Gorgeous, HP! I love Wormwood.

Thanks
Field Researcher
#3 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 11:38 PM
These look so fantastic! Thank you so, so much for more great skins and you did a wonderful job hon ;-)
Field Researcher
#4 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 11:47 PM
The raven one is my favourite :D

Thanks a lot for these wonderful skintones!!

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 11:55 PM
I absolutely love these Thank you
Instructor
#6 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 2:15 AM
Wormwood is beautiful, and so are the others too! I love these, thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 2:22 AM
Oh fantastic. It'd be a lie to say I don't come on everyday hoping for more HP goodies!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 3:13 AM Last edited by JLonier : 25th Jul 2007 at 7:26 AM. Reason: is a thanks
These skintones are too beautiful! I instantly fell in love with the nobility skintone and will definitely be using it! Thanks ;-)
Inventor
#9 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 4:14 AM Last edited by JLonier : 25th Jul 2007 at 7:26 AM.
Default is a thanks
Good job! I'm a fan that you kept them partially correct thing time! Thank you so much for keeping up the wounderful work my friend
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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 5:05 AM
Aw, how lovely! :D

I didn't find much use for the lighter tones on your previous versions of these skins, but I'll be definately using the Nobility! Thank you!

in desperate need of improving my rupert grint sim :|
Scholar
#11 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 5:06 AM
Please make defaults of these for aliens and zombies! Oh, and these are wonderful!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 5:20 AM
Raven is the perfect shade for a Drow. Pretty much the exact shade I've always imagined. Will be adding these to my collection, thanks.

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 6:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annelae
Please make defaults of these for aliens and zombies! Oh, and these are wonderful!


I Second that!!! Wraith for zombies and Wormwood for aliens!! I would love them in default version!!!
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#14 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 6:26 AM
I'm glad everyone likes 'em. However, as I said in the first post, I do not have any specific plans to make defaults of them at this time and I would reaaaallly prefer that folks not request them - I already know ya want them, really, I just have a lot of projects and making defaults takes a while that I could be spending making more original content. I don't play zombies or aliens - but you are welcome to do defaults yourself if ya like, and post 'em to share with credit for the originals.

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 6:45 AM
Thousands of thanks!*smiles*Love these skintones

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Test Subject
#16 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 7:23 AM
Gorgeous skins!
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#17 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 7:27 AM
Ooo, they're released! The drow skins are still my fav. Thank you, HP!

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 8:12 AM
They're great, you have outdone yourself yet again!

Keep it up ^_^
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 9:32 AM
These are really fantastic! I've never really played the mythical creatures in game or made any of my own - but I have begun to explore using alternate skintones and creatures in game to spicen up my gameplay. These are the first alternative skintones I've thought of actually using. Good job!
Scholar
#20 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 11:19 AM
Very nice =) They are all gorgeous shades
Instructor
#21 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 12:13 PM
Wee! New skintones! Thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 12:50 PM
These are fantastic! I'm such a skintone junkie It's time for me to learn how to make defaults...wormwood will be beautiful on plantsims. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 1:42 PM
Thanks,realy very nice!
Test Subject
#24 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 2:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
I'm glad everyone likes 'em. However, as I said in the first post, I do not have any specific plans to make defaults of them at this time and I would reaaaallly prefer that folks not request them - I already know ya want them, really, I just have a lot of projects and making defaults takes a while that I could be spending making more original content. I don't play zombies or aliens - but you are welcome to do defaults yourself if ya like, and post 'em to share with credit for the originals.


Alright so someone, anyone, please become world's second coolest person (first belonging of course to HP) and MAKE THESE DEFAULTS!


We'd all love you to pieces!
Test Subject
#25 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 6:43 PM
These are awesome! I loved your first round of skins and these are just fanastic Great job
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