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Birth Queen Skin

by esmeiolanthe Posted 12th Aug 2012 at 2:30 PM - Updated 12th Aug 2012 at 1:56 PM by esmeiolanthe
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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.
In several premade family trees, you can see one or more Birth Queens listed. I have always pictured Birth Queens as having mannequin-type skin and light hair for some reason, but since the male Pollination Technicians have green skin, this must be a sex-linked trait. (That is, females will display it but males will not.) Eventually, I made it for my own use, and am now sharing it.

Males look like normal alien Sims, although you will need a hack or a cheat code to make the alien eyes display in CAS.


Females look like normal alien Sims until they hit Teen, at which point the trait displays. Again, you will need a hack or a cheat to add alien eyes to this in CAS.


This skintone works for all ages and both genders, and is available in Fit, Average, and Fat versions. (Picture below in the "Screenshots" section.) It also works for pregnant Sims and on babies.


I have had this skintone in my game for a year and a half, and until I began taking pictures for this upload, I did not notice that it has a slight glow. This glow is most noticeable on bare male chests viewed straight on in direct sunlight (see picture), which I encounter so infrequently as to consider it a non-issue. If you are running a nudist colony in Strangetown, you will probably encounter it more often.


I have a Mac, which means that the following two caveats apply:
-I have a post-Pets version of BodyShop, so Pets is probably required to use this skintone. The patches for the Mac version of the game don't always work correctly.
-When I play using this skintone, I picture it as highly recessive. However, since SimPE is not Mac-compatible, it is not geneticized and is dominant over everything.

Additional Credits:
Background used in the screenshots is "MixedUp's Screenshot Background in all 42 CuriousB colors" by raemia, available from http://raemia.livejournal.com/6007.html?thread=88951
"No More Sandals" default replacement for jeans-and-tee-shirt outfit by squall117, from MTS: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=354776
GIMP
joandsarah77 and ning for encouragement and advice

Skin Type: Alien Maxis-Match
Skin Flags: Barbie

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 Pets
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BirthQueenSkin.package.zip

Size: 3.62 MB · Downloads: 1,982 · 12th Aug 2012
3.62 MB 1,982 12th Aug 2012
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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#2 Old 12th Aug 2012 at 10:13 PM
Esme, I'm really happy to see your download on here. Good job!
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#3 Old 12th Aug 2012 at 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
Esme, I'm really happy to see your download on here. Good job!


Thank you for your encouragement and advice during the getting-it-together portion of the program!
Not actually evil.
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#4 Old 14th Aug 2012 at 12:25 AM
I love it when people incorporate the fruit of their imagination into the game!
Theorist
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#5 Old 14th Aug 2012 at 1:23 AM
Thanks! I'm not usually good enough to manage it, but I'm glad this worked okay.

esmeiolanthe's Live Journal and Tumblr
Most recent story update: Fuchs That! on 2/21/15
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 19th Aug 2012 at 4:25 AM
I loved the glow and the blueish tone at nightlight. I loved the whole set! Thank you for sharing!

Question: Is this a default replacement for the alien skintone?
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#7 Old 19th Aug 2012 at 10:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimCeleste
Question: Is this a default replacement for the alien skintone?


No, this is not a default replacement. I'm sorry. I believe making a default replacement requires SimPE, which is not Mac-compatible, and anyway I like the idea of having both skintones kicking around in my game, so that you can't tell which one a child will end up with. (That preserves the unpredictable nature of the skintone I had in my head.) I'm not necessarily against someone else geneticizing or defaulting it, though, if they stick with my Terms of Use.

I wish I could take credit for the bluish tone at night, but I think that's just standard-issue... But I'm glad to hear you like the skin! :D

esmeiolanthe's Live Journal and Tumblr
Most recent story update: Fuchs That! on 2/21/15
Test Subject
#8 Old 15th Apr 2013 at 5:32 PM
oh my god I'm gonna use these when I'm gonna reinstall all of my sims 2 expansions (and the game itself hehe)
Mad Poster
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#9 Old 5th Jun 2013 at 4:13 PM
I have just been re-reading a couple of threads I started years ago about geneticising skintones, and I found a link (posted by me - ha!) to this skin. I've downloaded it, because I love it, and I have high hopes that I'll come up with a way to use in it my game soon! *racks brain for ideas* :-D I may end up making it into a default replacement for the alien skintone - or has that been done by someone else already, do you know? Anyways, thank you for sharing! :-)
Theorist
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#10 Old 13th Jun 2013 at 11:11 PM
Eeeep, I've missed comments! (hides in shame)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TeaXD
oh my god I'm gonna use these when I'm gonna reinstall all of my sims 2 expansions (and the game itself hehe)


I hope you enjoy it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by lauratje86
Anyways, thank you for sharing! :-)


I answered the rest of your comment via PM (and the answer is still yes), but I did want to say you're welcome!

esmeiolanthe's Live Journal and Tumblr
Most recent story update: Fuchs That! on 2/21/15
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 15th Jun 2013 at 11:22 AM
Esme,are you sure you need Pets EP to download this?
I have Deluxe and it worked fine.
Please REPLY!
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#12 Old 15th Jun 2013 at 5:10 PM
Hi, Stefana25!

No, I'm not sure. I can be very sure that it works with Pets or higher, but it might work with a lower EP setup too. (Actually, since it's working for you, that's proof that it works with Deluxe, at least. )

As I understand it, Bodyshop for basegame, Uni, NL, and OFB worked a little bit differently than Bodyshop for Pets and higher. Do you have Seasons, Free Time, Apartment Life, or Mansions & Gardens? Those will let this work even without Pets. I also think (but am not sure at all) that Celebration Stuff lets things made with a Pets Bodyshop work, so if you have Double Deluxe, that might explain things too.

I wish I could be more specific, but I just don't know enough about all the different combinations of EPs/SPs and Bodyshop. Did that help a little, at least?

esmeiolanthe's Live Journal and Tumblr
Most recent story update: Fuchs That! on 2/21/15
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 16th Jun 2013 at 8:51 AM
Yes,it helped me.Thx very much!Anyway,I will install later Seasons and Double Deluxe,hope and Pets.
You are the best,Esme!I will add you at my favorite creators!
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#14 Old 16th Jun 2013 at 8:54 AM
Anyway,please help me...If you want,how I can upload things on MTS?
Because I don't know
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#15 Old 16th Jun 2013 at 1:13 PM
There's a whole process to it. It's sort of a fiddly process, but if you dot all your I's and cross your T's, your upload will probably be accepted. You can find more information here; it's laid out logically and explained better than I could explain it myself. There are even helpful illustrations. But you may need to read it more than once -- I did.

esmeiolanthe's Live Journal and Tumblr
Most recent story update: Fuchs That! on 2/21/15
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 16th Jun 2013 at 2:09 PM
Thanks :P
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#17 Old 8th Dec 2014 at 10:41 AM
I think I might put thison my to do list to default. Nice idea Esme.
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#18 Old 8th Dec 2014 at 11:25 AM
@maxon I'm so glad to hear you like it -- thank you! If it helps your to-do list, this skin has already been defaulted to replace the alien skintone by lauratje86 here: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=514012 If you want to re-default it, default it to replace something else, or if you want to just geneticize it, that's 100% A-OK with me, as long as it complies with my TOU.

esmeiolanthe's Live Journal and Tumblr
Most recent story update: Fuchs That! on 2/21/15
The Great AntiJen
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#19 Old 8th Dec 2014 at 12:16 PM
Ah good - saves me a job. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
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#20 Old 2nd Dec 2019 at 5:23 PM
Is this the based off the original maxis alien skin (including barbie body) or did you edit it?

edit: sorry it says a thanks post, i clicked the wrong button -_-^