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Seasons conversion meshes, made to blend with Maxis.

by Layana Posted 18th Aug 2008 at 1:32 AM - Updated 24th Apr 2009 at 4:58 AM by Layana
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts
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.
**Update** There was some conflict with other hairs, due to having the same family group. Each of these .rars now comes with an extra package file to fix the issue.

Linked to the maxis textures.
Family linked to all ages and colors.
Genetically modified: black and brown are more dominant than blond and red.
Properly binned.
Shows up as Seasons maxis content. (The delete button is still enabled *do not delete any of these hairs*)

Meshes now included separately, thanks to callum91!
These files will not replace, nor conflict with callum91's files.

Ponytailbanks


Sweep


Updoo


All files compressed using The Compressorizer!

Credits:
callum91 for all of the awesome conversion meshes that were used!
gwillewyn whose packages I used to learn how to link to maxis textures.
Phaenoh for the "Genetics" section on her hair tutorial.
Jordi for the "How to" on removing the CC star.
The creators of SimPE.
jfade for The Compressorizer!
MTS2!
Hair Style: Natural Colours Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Age Conversions
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Toddler Child Teen

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 Seasons
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MESH_callum91AllAgeSeasonsUpDoo.rar

Size: 123.1 KB · Downloads: 7,752 · 23rd Dec 2008
123.1 KB 7,752 23rd Dec 2008
MESH_callum91AllAgeSweep.rar

Size: 113.5 KB · Downloads: 6,068 · 23rd Dec 2008
113.5 KB 6,068 23rd Dec 2008
MESH_callum91AllAgeSeasonsPonytailBanks.rar

Size: 154.0 KB · Downloads: 6,580 · 23rd Dec 2008
154.0 KB 6,580 23rd Dec 2008
Seasons_Updoo.rar

Size: 136.0 KB · Downloads: 8,905 · 19th Aug 2008
136.0 KB 8,905 19th Aug 2008
Seasons_Sweep.rar

Size: 12.3 KB · Downloads: 6,568 · 19th Aug 2008
12.3 KB 6,568 19th Aug 2008
Seasons_Ponytailbanks.rar

Size: 12.7 KB · Downloads: 7,791 · 19th Aug 2008
12.7 KB 7,791 19th Aug 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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9 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts
Instructor
#2 Old 18th Aug 2008 at 2:16 AM
oh thank you for these *-* i really like this age conversions that blend with maxis! thank you so much!

hi!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 18th Aug 2008 at 5:28 AM
These are amazing!!

Are you planning on converting the rest of the melodie9 meshes too? I think you've done most of the girls except a few but I'd love to see the male meshes "familiefied" too.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 18th Aug 2008 at 8:02 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news again since I really love what you're doing, but I found a few errors in the linking with this batch.

Ponytailbanks:
Transitioning from Toddler or Teen to Child with the red recolor causes it to choose a Maxis hair instead, although the child version is an option and transitions correctly to both Toddler and Teen if you start by selecting the style as a child. It will also switch back to the correct hairstyle on the teen if you age from Toddler to Child to Teen (or vice versa), even though it shows incorrectly during the Child age.

Sweep:
The red recolor has the same problem with the Toddler and Teen transitioning to Child, but also has the same issue when transitioning from Child or Adult to Teen.

Updoo:
All four colors resort to a Maxis style when transitioning to Teen from either Child or Adult. The black recolor also has the same problem when transitioning from Toddler or Teen to the Child age.

I hope I don't sound like I'm complaining, just thought you'd want to know! Is there a tutorial somewhere for how to link them? If not, maybe you could write one so that other people can help with it so you don't have to do so many yourself.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 18th Aug 2008 at 8:53 PM
Miss Puff I'm not having any of those problems in my game. If you can tell me what games you have installed, and which hair they're switching to, that will help me find the problem. If the hairs aren't switching to the same one every time, please tell me that too.
Field Researcher
#6 Old 18th Aug 2008 at 9:59 PM
Weird, I went back to check and some of them seemed to have stopped reverting to Maxis style, but then I came back after looking at some other stuff (other hairs and clothes) and they started reverting again, but sometimes in different places this time. The ponytailbanks goes to the "bun" style and the other two both go to "meg". Both of these are ones you mentioned had the family group problem in the other thread - could that be part of the problem? I double checked and I definately do have the new family fixes installed, they're in the same folder as the meshes and recolors in downloads. Also, I'm checking them in game, not in bodyshop, and I have all expansions and stuff packs.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 18th Aug 2008 at 11:17 PM Last edited by Layana : 18th Aug 2008 at 11:32 PM.
Thank you for your help, I found the problem and now fixed it. Please redownload.

Edit: Whoops! Skipped an important step, now redownload.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 2:57 AM
Just got around to checking the update and they all work fine now, except for the red updoo recolor. The toddler to teen hairs don't link at all with the the adult and elder ones, or to the other 3 recolors of that style.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 6:33 AM
What would I do without you, Miss Puff? Thank for your help, fixed it now.
You might want to download the Uni ones again too, if you have those. They had the same problem.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 8:20 PM
Yes! Thank you for these!