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Extreme Skins "Sparkle N' Shine" (Fantasy) UPDATED

by astiees Posted 9th Aug 2008 at 8:26 PM - Updated 2nd Apr 2009 at 4:39 AM by astiees
158 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

I made these skins with multi purpose in mind, whether you would like a mermaid, a goddess, a fairy or even a alien. I am sure with your imagination and creativity the possibilities are endless. Special thanks to the supporters of my galaxy explorers edition!

-Files should now work for everyone regardless of EP's. (Let me know if you find otherwise)
-The ugliest of the seams have been fixed (YAY)
-Male Normal Torsos are actually more normal (w/out rippling abs) You can still have some rippling abs if your Sim works out. I realize some of you will hate me for this change so I decided I will upload old torso versions as well. So check back later if that's what your looking for.
-Other miner modifications have been made on the faces and bodies
(I will get some updated photos as soon as I resolve some technical issues with my game XD)

(Effective 3/28/09)

  • Do not upload to pay sites or exchange.

    May use freely to create and upload Sims as long as you credit and link back. I would appreciate you sending me the link so I can see what you did, but its not necessary.

    Do not recolor except for personal use.

    Please feel free to use in pictures and stories.

Important Information:

  • This skin works for all ages, that includes babies. However, since the skin itself is ‘fantasy’ the elders skin does not age. This doesn’t mean the game won’t have them hunched over or change their facial structure, but as far as the skins are concerned there are no added wrinkles.

    The ornate designs featured on some of the example pictures are not part of the skin! The facial skin is just as the up close images show.

    These skins are not defaults for anything. However, If you would like to set one as an alien default in your game there is any number of tutorials on the matter.

    Note that these will not look very good in body shop. This is because the skins react to the lighting in the game to enhance the sparkle-like appearance.

Full Body Shot:

Please look at attached files to view other colors.

Close Up:

Additional Credits:

  • Nouk

    Blue Radiance:
    Male - Long Hair
    Female - Jessica Hair


    Green Reflection:
    Male - Hanui Hair
    Female - Usa Hair


    Purple Glow:
    Male - Hairs no.11~13
    Female - Hairs no. 09~13


    Green Reflection: Forest
    Apricot Glisten: Golden
    Blue Radiance: Cerulean
    Silver Shimmer: Silver
    Purple Glow: Lilac
    Pink Glitter: Alice




    Modeling Poses Overlay Hack V2 w/Face Overlays

If you have downloaded the old versions I highly recommend removing them and downloading these instead. Not only do the new ones work without any EP's but the skins themselves have been improved. For one, those awful seams have been fixed. RIP Old files you had a good run lol...over 35,000 Downloads.

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

Size: 1.73 MB · Downloads: 29,935 · 29th Mar 2009
1.73 MB 29,935 29th Mar 2009

Size: 1.75 MB · Downloads: 31,855 · 29th Mar 2009
1.75 MB 31,855 29th Mar 2009

Size: 1.93 MB · Downloads: 31,460 · 29th Mar 2009
1.93 MB 31,460 29th Mar 2009

Size: 1.80 MB · Downloads: 37,720 · 29th Mar 2009
1.80 MB 37,720 29th Mar 2009

Size: 1.93 MB · Downloads: 33,847 · 29th Mar 2009
1.93 MB 33,847 29th Mar 2009

Size: 1.99 MB · Downloads: 36,657 · 29th Mar 2009
1.99 MB 36,657 29th Mar 2009
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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Test Subject
#2 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 8:29 PM
These are beautiful...
Gone Fishin'
retired moderator
#3 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 8:32 PM
Ooh, nice! Being a sci-fi freak, I'm always on the lookout for nice alien-ish skins, and these I just have to have. Thank you!
Test Subject
#4 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 8:41 PM
I love the details on these skins, they are fantastic!
Do you think you could make 'normal' recolours of them? I'd very much appreciate that :D
Test Subject
#5 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 9:45 PM
These are gorgeous! I love all the details and, well, sparkles. Everything is better with sparkles. Thank you for sharing!
Also, I'm with Anguis6. It would be great if you did normal recolours, too.
Test Subject
#6 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 10:18 PM
I LOVE these! I can't wait to try them out. ;D I think I've found my new alien defaults! Now, which color ...
#7 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 10:44 PM
*-* they are so perfect!!!! thank you thank you thank you!!! i absolutely love those *-*!!!!! *downaloads and loads the game to create sims with those*

Test Subject
#8 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 12:25 AM
Hurray! I saw these on the Creator Feedback Forum before, and I thought they were gorgeous then, and well, still do. :]

I'm still having these dreams, Doctor, and I can't stop myself from believing them.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 2:57 AM
Wow, these are amazing! I especially love the blue and purple skintones. Thank you!!!
Test Subject
#10 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 2:57 AM Last edited by alliemarie23 : 26th Oct 2008 at 1:20 AM.
Wow. These are amazing. I love them.
I'm with Anguis6 as well. I think it would be awesome if you did normal recolours.
Then you would be my hero =]

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart. -Helen Keller
Mad Poster
#11 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 3:21 AM
Wow!! These skins are just gorgeous!! The texture is wonderful and the colors are clear and bright without being to "unrealistic" looking! :b The features are great. I think these are the best "alien" colored skins I've seen! Thanks for this great download!! And I agree that "normal" colors would be great too!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 4:53 AM
I say WOW too. These are the best color skins I've seen, thanks for the hard work. With these I'll make my color world again. Colors of the rainbow would be great, would appreciate it you could make some and also agree for normal skins.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 7:29 AM
Wow!Those are very pretty!
I would have to join everyone else above on the "normal" recolors request-that would be totally awsome,as i love the nose and the body detail and i think they would look gorgeous on some "normal" skins!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 10:22 AM
Oh, these are just beautiful!
I like how bright they are without being over the top.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 2:22 PM
Hey guys, thank you for all your compliments! I do have one question though. Do you mean normal recolors as in ...real human flesh colors or without sparkles ...or both O.o ?
Test Subject
#16 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 6:29 PM
Both would be wonderful

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart. -Helen Keller
Field Researcher
#17 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 9:10 PM
These are lovely. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 9:03 AM
I personally meant human recolors..
Test Subject
#19 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 11:30 AM
I agree. My computer is far too gunked up with downloads already but I still had to download the apricot version. (closest thing to a real human tone.)
I would love to see a gold tone one and I think a dark, almost black version would be stunning with silvery glitter (like obsidian)
11th Aug 2008 at 1:03 PM
This message has been deleted by RejectedxReality. Reason: I spoke too soon
11th Aug 2008 at 4:05 PM
This message has been deleted by HystericalParoxysm. Reason: Rude.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 5:36 PM
These skins didn't show up in game, the thumbnail did but the skins themselves, no. Do they need pets or another EP? I only have NL and UNI (curses weak computer).
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#21 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 6:41 PM
Hmmm... do you have the color enable pack??? I am going to try and figure this out. RejectedxReality I would appreciate refraining from calling it crap...not exactly constructive criticism. If anyone thinks they might know what is going on please let me is appreciated. If there is anything I can do I will fix this guys.
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
retired moderator
#22 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 7:32 PM
CEP is not required for anything but object recolours. It would have nothing to do with that. I've taken a look and they seem to be fine - I think this is a matter of user error/confusion, not a problem with your skins.

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 10:13 PM
Thanks a lot HystericalParoxysm! I wasn't sure if it was working at all. I do have pets, nightlife, and University...but I can't imagine that effecting skins guys.
#24 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 11:42 PM Last edited by RejectedxReality : 11th Aug 2008 at 11:59 PM. Reason: grammar!
*ahem* Sorry about my brief spell of jackass-ness there. Boy, talk about strict... 3 points? Holy cow O_o

Anyways... I'm just not sure what's wrong... all I have is the base game. I'm confused because the thumbnails showed up but clicking on them simply didn't do anything... but I'm still holding on to my original comment: these are very beautiful skins - you are quite talented.

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