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Dark skins add-on

by chakaru Posted 4th Feb 2008 at 3:28 AM - Updated 4th Feb 2008 at 6:00 PM by chakaru
27 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts
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.
First of all: as all of my skintones, these additional two recolors are based on Louis' bodyskin of her "self-makeup" skintones. She allows creators to use these as a base and modify them, and I am very thankful for that policy. So, all credit for the bodyskin goes to Sim Cribbling: here


Hel-lo ^_^

A lot of you here requested darker versions of my skintones, so here they are. They come in two colors, both with and without tatoo.

And I can only say: please ignore the absolutely stupid names. I am totally unoriginal when it comes to names. That said, here we go.

As you can see, the tatoos here are both the same and much more delicate then the ones I used before. The reason is simple: bolder tatoos would have looked like dirt on the dark skin. Believe me, I tried about a dozen designs and it drove me nuts *fumes*


Again, no makeup or anything used on the models. So this is the real deal folks.

Remember: I have never created skins this dark before and the recoloring process really killed my nerves. So use at own risk XD

Happy simming!

Additional Credits:
Models and eyes: me
skintones: bodyskin by Ren at sim cribbling here
clothes: me, noukiesims2
hairs: peggyzone, sizz, sim artist union (conversion by him666), noukiesims2 / wicked nouk family
scarfs: sim artist union, sizz
Tags: #skintone, #skins, #dark

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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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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Forum Resident
#2 Old 4th Feb 2008 at 8:41 PM
well, I like the names as much as the skintones! gorgeous they are!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 4th Feb 2008 at 8:52 PM
Ooooh, they're beautiful! I don't download that many dark skintones because they end up looking rubbish in game, but these look brilliant. :D
Lab Assistant
4th Feb 2008 at 8:55 PM
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Test Subject
#4 Old 4th Feb 2008 at 9:01 PM
I simply don't understand why you aren't featured.
Test Subject
#5 Old 4th Feb 2008 at 10:21 PM
Oh~ I'm downloading these too! I love the lighter skintones you came out with for these, and these ones look just as awesmome.
Can't wait to try them out; thanks for uploading! =)
Test Subject
#6 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 5:36 AM
Loved the lighter versions, and i'm definitely going to be trying these out XD They look excellant from the previews, and it's not apparent at all that it's your first attempt at such dark skins. i think that the delicate tattoos look lovely too. They're a nice contrast to the heavier tribal type tattoos out there.
Test Subject
#7 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 5:50 AM Last edited by dachshundsr4me : 5th Feb 2008 at 5:55 AM.
I want to say thanks and the new defaults of these should be out in a few days. Yay! Anyhow I love all your skintones, hairs, and custom content you make. I am just waiting now for my plant sims skintones in wilt and green tones that I am hoping you will make with some lovely tattoos too. You can make them on the lighter side of green and brownish green :p
Here is a photo of the Night skintone close up for anyone needing a close look:
#8 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 6:03 AM
Ooh, one of those is perfect for a sim I was planning! Thanks... you rock!

- Bre (Buckingham Alice)
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Field Researcher
#9 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 8:10 PM
These are so damn lovely! I'm so jealous you guys get to play it in game!! But i have to use Linux (not that i'm complaining! I love it!) until i sort out damn windows to play sims again. I will just have to make a sim with those skins! I think another Egyptian sim will be on the way!

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 9:27 PM
so gonna download, I'm curious about the tattooed ones!
Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 10:13 PM
these are beautiful.
Test Subject
#12 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 5:57 AM
These are beautiful skins! Thanks~
Test Subject
#13 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 2:13 AM
Oh, yes,! Your skins are my absolute favorites, all that was missing was darker ones!
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd Feb 2008 at 12:06 AM
I am a big fan of Enayla's skintones, but found the defaults file sizes just too huge for my pre-historic computer. I have been searching for the past week (I'm on maternity leave) for defaults that kept the realistic look of the sims in my game. I love to have many races and colours in my game and could not find the right combination anywhere. However I just downloaded dachshundsr4me's default dark skin of yours and I am absolutely amazed at how great it looks in game. The picture's you see on here just don't do it justice. Well done and thank you for taking the time producing such beautiful skins.
One thing though; I lived in Japan for 3 years and noticed that my Japanese friends ranged from alabaster to quite dark. I wonder if you could make even more asian skins to reflect this as your current ones are quite pink? I myself, am English, but half-Ukrainian and quite sallow, I also live in Spain now and am surrounded by mediterranean tones; I wonder if you could make more asian and caucasian skins with these more olive tones? And if you are really bored, maybe you could make even more dark skins too!

I'm really hoping somebody makes defaults with both these dark skin tones and with two of your lighter ones.
Please, please, please keep up the good work. You've made my day!:D
Test Subject
#15 Old 20th Mar 2008 at 8:59 AM
We need defaults, now!
Test Subject
#16 Old 24th Mar 2008 at 10:00 AM
Oh please, please, please will someone make these into dark and dark tan defaults. I know daschsundsr4me has made a set, but the it's way too pale for what I want. Can somebody PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE make a Chakaru default set with darker colours???????????????????????????????????????????????????
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th Apr 2008 at 4:29 PM
Do you ever stop making these masterpieces? There just so good. Make hundreds more ad keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 10th Apr 2008 at 1:51 AM
I always like your skintones, really beautiful
Test Subject
#19 Old 20th May 2008 at 3:40 PM
I love these! Goosh, I would kill for defaults, my old ones are so... old x) hahah, but if you consider making defaults out of these skins, please do, I'm not the only one that would put them into my game Hugs! ^^
Field Researcher
#20 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 3:52 AM
Have you ever considered making this into a default? I would LUV it.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 5:16 PM
I love this add-on. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#22 Old 29th Jan 2009 at 1:52 AM
Ohmygoodness these are gorgeous Thank you ♥
Lab Assistant
1st Jul 2009 at 4:26 AM
This message has been deleted by vasallenstaat. Reason: oops, I double posted. ^^;
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 4:34 AM
I've nver made dark colored sims because maxis skintones are just...bad...but I'm making sims just to use these skintones. The tattoos are really lovely too.

Also, I second, third and fourth notagoldfish for those olive tones. Those would be lovely. :D
Test Subject
#24 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 5:53 AM
oh defaults as s3 and s4 please please pleasssssssssssssssssse
i have tried other skintones but i always keep tossing them out and coming backto yours
ty ty ty for all of your hard work.. best skintones EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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