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Age Transition Faces on HP's Idolatry of Flesh skins (light, tan, medium, dark) DEFAULT REPLACEMENT

by CatOfEvilGenius Posted 29th Apr 2008 at 3:48 AM - Updated 21st Jan 2011 at 7:45 PM by CatOfEvilGenius
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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.
If you use HP's wonderful Idolatry of Flesh DEFAULT REPLACEMENT skins, but want face textures that change as sims age, then this is for you! I modified the original face texture in the following ways to make it better fit the face shape of each age:

- babies have chubby cheeks, flat noses and shallow eyesockets
- as sims age, their features grow more defined, less baby fat, sharper noses, deeper eyes, etc.
- elders have very subtle wrinkles (might make those stronger later...)
- ALL ages have less dark eyesockets than the original face
- all ages except babies have Alkaloid's great Natural Looking Teeth, modified by me, and elders have slightly yellower teeth

This package includes faces for light, tan, medium and dark skins.

DIRECTIONS

You MUST have HystericalParoxysm's "Barbie version" Idolatry of Flesh DEFAULT REPLACEMENT skins (light, tan, medium, dark) in order to use these faces. The faces will NOT work with AC (anatomically correct) versions of HP's skintones (Aelflaed discovered this, thanks). The AC version file available here, 18+ only.

1) Keep HP's four Idolatry of Flesh skin packages, you still need those! Their names start with Skin_Idolatry-of-Flesh_...
2) Remove HP's default replacement package, this package replaces it. It's the same package as HP's original, but with changed face textures. HP's package name starts with DEFAULTREPLACEMENT_Skin_Idolatry-of-Flesh... (If you have the Idolatry of Foliage default replacement for plant sims, keep the foliage file, only remove the flesh file!)
3) Replace HP's file you just removed with my file, the one you download from here.

Want more in the Idolatry of Flesh Collection? Links below...
* Age Transition Faces on HP's Idolatry of Flesh - pale, or get the AC version here 18+ only
* Age Transition Faces on HP's Idolatry of Flesh - tropical NEW SHADE, or get the AC version here 18+ only
* Asian eyelids blush for Idolatry of Flesh skins
* flatter nose blush for Idolatry of Flesh skins



In the above image, you can see a light skinned sim losing his baby fat and gaining feature definition and eventually very, very subtle wrinkles as he ages. To see age transition faces for tan, medium,and dark skintones, please click the appropriate thumbnail pictures. There should also be an image with teeth, so you see Alkaloid's teeth with my better mesh fit change.


Above, you can see what the rest of the skin below the neck (HystericalParoxysm's work) looks like, but she has a much more beautiful picture on her Idolatry of Flesh page. More skin shades in thumbnails.

For your darker skinned teenage, adult and elder sims, I suggest my flatter nose blush unless their noses are actually pointy. For your Asian sims, I suggest my Asian eyelid blush. If you've been using my subtle eye blush, you can take it off because these skins incorporate it already. Finally, if you use Phaenoh's Keen Eye eyes and have dark skinned sims, I suggest my darker sclera blush.

Usage Policy
You may upload and/or modify my textures (but the package file was originally HystericalParoxysm's). Do NOT upload to pay sites. Please link here and give me credit, and also link to HP because the skin is hers, I just changed the faces.

Thank You
To HystericalParoxysm, Alkaloid (and Phaenoh) for allowing me to use and modify their textures.

Additional Credits:
The red hair in the top image is HystericalParoxysm's New Roman hair. Keen Eye eyes by Phaenoh.
Men's swimsuits by someone who I can't find right now...
Tags: #age, #transition, #faces, #Idolatry, #of, #Flesh, #ages, #young, #old, #elder

Skin Type: Human Maxis-Match
Skin Flags: Genetic Barbie Default

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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DEF_REP_Idolatry_of_Flesh_with_AgeTransitionFaces_by_HystericalParoxysm_and_CatOfEvilGenius_MTS2.zip

Size: 3.02 MB · Downloads: 2,309 · 29th Apr 2008
3.02 MB 2,309 29th Apr 2008
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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 29th Apr 2008 at 10:35 PM
This looks really great, but I would love to see a before picture of what all the ages look like without this edit (of just one skintone).
Not actually evil.
Original Poster
#3 Old 29th Apr 2008 at 11:33 PM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 3rd May 2008 at 8:32 AM.
Here's some toddler and child "before" pictures I cut from my story snapshots and a six age before/after. The differences are most apparent in toddlers and children, but also take a look at the eye socket shading of older sims.
Screenshots

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Alchemist
#4 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 5:16 AM
Thanks for these I use HP's skins all the time, both default replacements and custom. It will be nice to see some facial difference between the ages too.

I think slightly stronger wrinkles for the elders would be good - I can barely see them in your screenshots.
Not actually evil.
Original Poster
#5 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 5:25 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelflaed
I think slightly stronger wrinkles for the elders would be good - I can barely see them in your screenshots.
I can barely see them myself and I know where to look! Stronger wrinkles are planned for the future...

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 7:05 AM
Thanks for doing all this hard work! There are lots of nice skins out there, the originals of these being darned good, but few, if any seem to have new faces. This will solve the problem. *downloads*
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 11:33 AM
Excellent, thank you
Alchemist
#8 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 2:39 PM
I've been using this but it seems to need fixing.

I replaced the original default package, and left the skin files alone, as described above - but in-game, the sims' hair and skin was odd in the way it would be if I just took out the default-replacing file. (Hairstyles become white with text all over them) The sims were right again when I put HP's file back in. So, something about your file is not quite working. Hope you can fix it!

Regards, aelflaed.
Not actually evil.
Original Poster
#9 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 5:45 PM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 30th Apr 2008 at 8:04 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelflaed
I've been using this but it seems to need fixing.

I replaced the original default package, and left the skin files alone, as described above - but in-game, the sims' hair and skin was odd in the way it would be if I just took out the default-replacing file. (Hairstyles become white with text all over them) The sims were right again when I put HP's file back in. So, something about your file is not quite working. Hope you can fix it!

Regards, aelflaed.


Hrm... The only thing I changed was the texture images and the file name. This probably won't help, but try this :

1) change the file name to what HP's file was named.
2) if that doesn't help, take the default replacement file out (leave skins in), play the sims, you should get regular HP skins, then exit the sims, put my default replacement file back in, please let me know if that works or not.

Meanwhile, I'll try to fix things from my end.

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Alchemist
#10 Old 1st May 2008 at 2:11 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 1st May 2008 at 8:31 AM. Reason: attachment removed
Default HP default file
Here is the original default file, as requested.

I'm trying your suggestion for renaming the files too.

Edit - renaming the file seems to work sometimes.

"DEFAULTREPLACEMENT_Skin_Idolatry-of-Flesh_HystericalParoxysm_ageTransitionFaces_CatOfEvilGenius_MTS2.package" Does NOT work. (shortened version of name)

"DEFAULTREPLACEMENT_Skin_Idolatry-of-Flesh-AC_s1-s4_HystericalParoxysm-DemusedSims-MTS2.package" DID seem to work once, but the next time I tried, it does not.

Took your file out completely, and HP's also. Skins look okay, presumably Maxis though.
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Original Poster
1st May 2008 at 2:44 AM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 1st May 2008 at 5:16 AM.
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Alchemist
#11 Old 1st May 2008 at 3:02 AM
Great! I edited my previous post with some name-change results - doesn't really work. I'll look forward to your updated version!
Not actually evil.
Original Poster
#12 Old 1st May 2008 at 8:26 AM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 1st May 2008 at 8:33 AM.
Aelflaed - short answer: Please redownload HP's original 4 skintone files from here.

long answer: I've tested a.t. faces with the files I downloaded from HP's page, and I tested HP's skins with the default file you kindly sent me, the one with AC in the name. The AC file does NOT work with HP's four skin tone files. HP's default replacement file does not have AC in the name. Are you sure you got it from HP? There are others creators who modify her work besides me, maybe you got it from one of them? I think your 4 skin tone files are also not HP's original files, but modified ones meant for use with the AC file. For example, here are the 4 skin tones, modified by someone (may or may not be the ones you have). Nothing at all wrong with that, but you need HP's original 4 skintone files to work with my a.t. faces default replacement file. I recommend you redownload the 4 skintone files from HP's web page (or post #11 above). They should work fine with either my default replacement file or HP's default replacement file. If that doesn't work, I'll be surprised, do let me know.

cheers,
Cat

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Alchemist
#13 Old 1st May 2008 at 8:45 AM
Mine are definitely HP's, but they are the Anatomically Correct versions from her private webpage. On checking that site again just now, I notice that they have their own Default versions. So, I think I have been misleading you somewhat, for which I apoliogise - they are so close to being the same files, but not quite.

So now I will have to choose - either AC, or transitioning faces. Hmm. Difficult!

I know how it feels when someone reports something buggy in your work. I appreciate your patience, and I'm glad the problem turned out to be whitewash in the end.
Not actually evil.
Original Poster
#14 Old 1st May 2008 at 9:03 AM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 2nd May 2008 at 12:54 AM.
Aelflaed - you don't have to choose! I'll make an AC version (and better wrinkles at some point too).

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Test Subject
#15 Old 2nd May 2008 at 12:43 AM
Like Aelflaed, I have the anatomically correct version of HP's default skins and my Sims have white/text hair and or body. Looking forward to your AC version.
Cheers.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 2nd May 2008 at 12:04 PM
Default Bug Report
Hiya CatOfEvilGenius, I'm sorry for the delay in responding. Yes I have had the exact same problem with the Age Transition Faces, as aelflaed reported.
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Original Poster
#17 Old 2nd May 2008 at 7:14 PM
UserLaura76 I have made a version for anatomically correct skins, it will fix the problem. It's in the moderation queue at SexySims2, I'll post a link when it is approved.

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 2nd May 2008 at 7:58 PM
Any chance of a non-default version?
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Original Poster
#19 Old 2nd May 2008 at 8:25 PM
carenrose - might do, might do I know how now, just need to find the time to do it... If I do, I'll PM you

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 2nd May 2008 at 11:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
UserLaura76 I have made a version for anatomically correct skins, it will fix the problem. It's in the moderation queue at SexySims2, I'll post a link when it is approved.


Thank you.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 3rd May 2008 at 7:11 PM
Thanks so much for the before/after pictures!!
Test Subject
#22 Old 27th May 2008 at 5:30 AM
I would also love a non-default version of these!
I'll keep checking back just in case
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Original Poster
#23 Old 27th May 2008 at 7:51 AM
For those who would like a non-default version of these faces, I plan to make one... eventually... just need to find the time. If you subscribe to this thread, and sort subscribed threads by "last update", you'll know when this gets done.

I plan to make the non-default version still use HP's files, because she should still get those downloads and thanks, she did all that work and I'm just changing the faces.

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Instructor
#24 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 2:22 AM
Do you think you could make your face textures available for us to use separately? I'm redoing my default skins using HP's, but with the pale skintone as S1 instead. I'd like to use the rest of yours as defaults, but I haven't a clue how to do that since you just replaced her default package instead of uploading each separately like you did for the pale skin. A set of non-defaults would work, too, since I could make them into the defaults I want them to be.
Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Dec 2008 at 6:24 PM
Hi, I was wondering if you can make a default of the pale age-transition as skintone 1 in the game?
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