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*Update* New red and blonde added. Bakalia recolour of the hair bun.

by t2suggas Posted 18th Dec 2007 at 10:14 AM - Updated 19th Jan 2008 at 12:00 AM by t2suggas : Add more colour options.
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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.
Four recolours of Bakalias' hair bun.
Adult and young adult, only.

This is my first attempt at recolouring hair in earnest.

**Update, new darker red, and lighter blonde added.**

These two have unused ages hidden. So they won't show in BodyShop, or CAS. (Original red and blonde upload pics have been delegated to the snapshots.)

Family linked.
Correct eyebrows.
Hovertext matches file name for easier organising.

Mesh Polycount: 1568

***Attempts were made to remove the extra ages, but everytime I tried, I made the whole lot dissappear, so I gave up in the end.

I am not happy with the red, but it comes close to a some of the Maxis reds.

Textures have been 'borrowed' from an existing base game hair. Though the recolouring attempts are entirely mine.

**This mesh works best on thinner Sim faces, if they are fatter, the ears poke through the sides a little.

**Mesh is included, as stated on the original thread. I have used the mesh without the stray hair. Please check it out, because it is a beautiful style.

All other content Maxis, except the eyes, they are by me.
Tags: #Hair, #recolour, #recolor, #adult, #Bakalia, #bun, #female

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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6 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 4:14 AM
Very nice, thank you.
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
retired moderator
#3 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 7:44 AM
Quite lovely, try adding a bit more yellow to the red. Red hair is actually pretty orange in general. Also, the blonde seems a bit too yellow. Not sure what to tell you for that though, maybe just desaturated it a bit, dunno. Thank you for taking the time to bin and family link the recolors, it makes CC hair just that much less of a hassle.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 8:26 AM Last edited by t2suggas : 20th Dec 2007 at 2:30 PM.
Thanks Phaenoh, it was your 12 steps that I read, that helped with family grouping, I thought about hiding the extra ages, as per your instructions, as I couldn't get the removals to work.

If anyone is interested, this is a great read.

Lab Assistant
#5 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 3:09 PM
They're beautiful. Thanks!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
retired moderator
#6 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 6:56 PM
*squeals* they're perfect now!
Test Subject
#7 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 1:11 AM
Thank you so much! I've been waiting forever for some good recolors of her mesh.