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Maxis-like hair colour recolours ~ HelgaSims 82

by Avaluna Posted 14th Sep 2008 at 1:01 AM - Updated 14th Mar 2009 at 12:09 AM by Avaluna : added mesh file
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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.
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Hi everyone,

Here are 4 'Maxis-like' recolours of HelgaSims' beautiful hair, number 82.

I made this, because I still prefer Maxis-like haircolours, although I also use non-Maxis-like colours now. How my Sims look has also changed. But this not about me, but about this download, so let's go on.

There are 4 colours: black, blonde, brown and red, which are binned, so they appear in the right colour-bin. Elders turn grey and there's just one grey colour. The grey colour is linked to the blonde on, so if you want the grey you need the blonde recolour.

For these recolours to show up in your game, you will need the mesh, which is not included in the download. You can find it here:
It's the third hair. To download click on: 'скачать'.

Edit: You can now download the mesh from here, because I've uploaded it.

I hope you like them!


Additional Credits:
HelgaSims, for the lovely mesh.
Theo for the colour binning tool.
The creators of SimPE.
The creators of the Wardrobe Wrangler!
EA/Maxis for the game etc.

Black hair - Roe Bott by Keely (not for download anymore)
Eyebrows - Rensim
Makeup - Bruno
Facemask - Louis/SimsCribbling
Nosemakeup - AnKieode
Eyes - Ninny
Clothing - Me (top) & Sentate (skirt)

Blonde hair - Kerstin Simicide by me
Freckles - Durka
Makeup - Bruno, Barcelonista & Rensim
Facemask - Louis/SimsCribbling
Nosemakeup - AnKieode
Eyes - Yumedust

Brown hair - Kate by me
Freckles - SussisSoGoodSims2 & SIMmetrical
Makeup - Helaene & HystericalParoxism
Facemask - Louis/SimsCribbling
Nosemakeup - AnKieode
Eyes - Rensim
Clothing - Sentate

Red hair - Leila by me
Freckles - SussisSoGoodSims2, migamoo, Vividmiss & Alkaloid
Makeup - Bruno & Rensim
Facemask - Louis/SimsCribbling
Nosemakeup - AnKieode
Eyes - Yumedust
Clothing - Mrpuffpuff

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
MeshHelga_82.rar | The mesh

Size: 131.0 KB · Downloads: 16,481 · 14th Mar 2009
131.0 KB 16,481 14th Mar 2009
Avaluna_HelgaSims_82_recolours.rar | The recolours

Size: 3.12 MB · Downloads: 30,977 · 14th Sep 2008
3.12 MB 30,977 14th Sep 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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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#2 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 1:21 AM
OMG thank you sooo much!!! i love this mesh and i love maxis like colours!!! thanks a lot ^^!!!

Test Subject
#3 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 1:31 AM
Oh, how I love cartoony recolors! Thank you, thank you.
#4 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 1:41 AM
I've been using Rissa's recolors, but I'm definitely going to nab your version of brown. They look great.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 1:51 AM
Thanks so much for these -- I love maxis hair recolors.
Not actually evil.
#6 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 2:01 AM
Lovely, and thanks for the grey and Maxis matchiness.

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 2:11 AM
Oh, beautiful! What ages are these for?
Forum Resident
#8 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 2:21 AM
Like Maxis? M'dear, these are far better than Maxis! While I am a Noukaholic, these are far too good to pass up. They look wonderful! :D
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 2:31 AM
Ohh, thank you! This is one of my favourite meshes, but I didn't have a good colour for redheads before now - thanks!
#10 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 2:41 AM
YAY! Thanks Avaluna!

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Test Subject
#11 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 2:51 AM
Lovely! (and I love the face of that brown haired Kate sim, she looks sweet!)
Test Subject
#12 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 3:01 AM
oh, cool, thanks! ive been searching for exactly something like this for a while.
will you recolor also some other hair from helgasims? she really got nice meshes, but i hate her textures.
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 3:11 AM
georgous! :D
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 3:21 AM
Helga makes very wonderful meshes, but I would never actually use the colors by her because I have this thing where everything in my downloads folder has to be maxis like. So I thank you, because I have downloaded recolors of yours like this before and they are great in game! Good Job and keep up the excellent work!

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Test Subject
#15 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 3:31 AM
WOW! Thanks so much! I love this. It's almost exactly like my hair looks (on a good hair day, that is!)
#16 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 3:41 AM
I love it thanks!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 3:51 AM
Lovley. Simply lovley.
Can you put Kate up for downloads? She's also lovley :]
Test Subject
#18 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 4:01 AM
Maxis-match FTW! Thanks so much for sharing!
Test Subject
#19 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 4:11 AM
Beautiful, thank you
Test Subject
#20 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 4:21 AM
Thank you so much! These are great! Are you going to upload the brown-haired model? I really love her, she's gorgeous.
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#21 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 4:31 AM
Thanks everyone! Glad you like them. :D
I don't know if I do other Helga hairs, but keep your eyes open.

I'm definately gonna upload the brown-haired model, Kate. When she's up I'll put a link here.
#22 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 4:41 AM
Thank you! XD I love Maxis match hair! XD There isn't enough of it! XD
Test Subject
#23 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 4:51 AM
Hello there,
Does anyone know can send me the mesh for this hair, because on helgasims I downloaded the hair and the mesh file was corrupted and could not be extracted. I try to send Helga a email but the email does not work.
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#24 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 5:01 AM Last edited by Avaluna : 11th Nov 2008 at 2:32 PM.
Try again, Ninik. I think it was just the site being weird. I downloaded it and nothing's wrong with it.

And for the people who wanted Kate, she's up for download now! You can find her at my page at LL30/BP's Sims.
Test Subject
#25 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 5:11 AM
Thanks very much, and I must say I love your models because they're realistic, they don't all look similar to one another . Kudos.

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