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TS2 Alien Skin - Non-Default, Default + Babies - UPDATED 30/01/2021

by Qahne Posted 20th Mar 2015 at 2:16 AM - Updated 30th Jan 2021 at 10:52 PM by Qahne : Patch Issues - Files Updated
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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.
UPDATE 30/01/2021 - EA changed the coding in skintone files with their December 2020 update. You need need to download the new versions if you have the latest patch (game version 1.69.57 or above))! Keeping old versions for those that don't update. Baby replacements have been remade to be compatible with the Nifty Knitting update.

UPDATE 31/03/2015 - EA changed the coding in skintone files with their Get To Work update, you need to download the new versions if you have the latest patch (game version 1.5.139 or above)! Keeping old versions for those that don't update. Baby replacements unaffected, no need to redownload those.

I was tired of the putrid green skins we get in the basegame, and in light of the return of true aliens in Get To Work, I created a skintone that's similar to the classic TS2 alien skin, with a little added saturation to make it blend in with the Pixar art style. Here to model it courtesy of La Fiesta Tech is the ever-graceful Stella Terrano!



It was a little hard to get down, since the lighting in TS2 is a little weird, and the alien skintone varies between minty green and sage green, and TS2 has a much more washed-out palette compared to the Pixar goodness of TS4, so I tried to make it blend in with the new art style but still keep it the recognisable shade. It looks more accurate indoors and under shade, where the bloom cannot venture.



It's available both as a custom tone, for those that want to keep the ordinary green colour (thanks to Snaitf for discovering how to create custom skintones), and as a default replacement for the game's green skintone. In both cases it'll pull whatever textures you have installed, all it is is a new colour, not a new skin texture, and works for all age groups.



As an added bonus, I created a default replacement for the green baby skins so that they match the new colour; my alien sims were popping out vomit-coloured sprogs so I felt I had to correct it. The infants have pure black eyes and recoloured basegame outfits. Be careful when installing new baby outfits, since the skin and the outfit are a single texture in TS4, so make sure that you don't have any other mods that alter the green baby textures if you want them to match their parents. Enjoy!


Additional Credits:
Eyes by CAWblog, Sim and outfit by me, upload available thanks to the fine folks at MTS!
Skin Type: Alien
Skin Flags: None

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AlienBabyDefaults 1.69.zip | NEW FILE - PATCH 1.65.70 OR NEWER

Size: 298.2 KB · Downloads: 320 · 30th Jan 2021
298.2 KB 320 30th Jan 2021
Alien Skin Default 1.69.zip | NEW FILE - PATCH 1.69.57 OR NEWER

Size: 233.3 KB · Downloads: 305 · 30th Jan 2021
233.3 KB 305 30th Jan 2021
AlienSkin NonDefault 1.69.zip | NEW FILE - PATCH 1.69.57 OR NEWER

Size: 144.2 KB · Downloads: 353 · 30th Jan 2021
144.2 KB 353 30th Jan 2021
AlienSkinNonDefault-1.5.zip | OLD FILE - PATCH 1.5.139 to 1.69.57

Size: 143.9 KB · Downloads: 2,377 · 31st Mar 2015
143.9 KB 2,377 31st Mar 2015
AlienSkinDefault-1.5.zip | OLD FILE - PATCH 1.5.139 to 1.69.57

Size: 143.9 KB · Downloads: 1,288 · 31st Mar 2015
143.9 KB 1,288 31st Mar 2015
AlienBabyDefaults.zip | OLD FILE - DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF ON PATCH 1.65.70 OR NEWER

Size: 591.9 KB · Downloads: 1,495 · 20th Mar 2015
591.9 KB 1,495 20th Mar 2015
AlienSkinNonDefault.zip | OLD FILE - DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF ON PATCH 1.5.139 OR NEWER

Size: 143.9 KB · Downloads: 962 · 20th Mar 2015
143.9 KB 962 20th Mar 2015
AlienSkinDefault.zip | OLD FILE - DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF ON PATCH 1.5.139 OR NEWER

Size: 143.9 KB · Downloads: 821 · 20th Mar 2015
143.9 KB 821 20th Mar 2015
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#2 Old 20th Mar 2015 at 5:22 AM
Thanks, now I can bring my Loner family back to it's former glory.
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#3 Old 20th Mar 2015 at 8:24 AM
this is awesome! thanks!
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#4 Old 20th Mar 2015 at 11:45 AM
Wonderful! Now my PT#9 and son Johnny sims can look more authentic, thank you.
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#5 Old 20th Mar 2015 at 10:00 PM
Stella was one of my favorite aliens in Sims 2, really she was the first one I decided to play because I wasn't into the alien thing at first. I love your TS4 one, so cute. Thank you for creating a new skin. I prefer softer hues than the hard ones that come in the game.
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#6 Old 22nd Mar 2015 at 5:58 AM
So much memories <3
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#7 Old 25th Mar 2015 at 3:57 PM
Amaziiiing, please upload Stella Terrano. I love this sim from ts2 *-*
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#8 Old 25th Mar 2015 at 4:08 PM
2 good! Thnx 4 sharing~
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#9 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 8:32 PM
Totally Downloading Now !
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#10 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 10:58 PM
HIya... I was wondering if you'll be updating this in the aftermath of the patch that's given us all so much grief? It's a great skintone, and I like it a lot as it suits my aliens perfectly.

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#11 Old 29th Mar 2015 at 3:09 AM Last edited by Qahne : 31st Mar 2015 at 3:36 AM.
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Originally Posted by maegovan
HIya... I was wondering if you'll be updating this in the aftermath of the patch that's given us all so much grief? It's a great skintone, and I like it a lot as it suits my aliens perfectly.


Grief? My gaming PC went down the day after I uploaded this, so I haven't been able to play TS4 and I have yet to experience the wondrous borkedness of the patch - how has it affected skintones? Is my tone simply not showing up or is it somehow broken in the game now? I'm betting that they've injected coding so that the game can differentiate between alien skintones and human ones - I'll look around, it should be a simple fix that I can do without needing to wait for my PC to get fixed. Thanks for letting me know!

EDIT: EAxis injected some new lines of coding in the TONE resource, presumable to differentiate between human skin and alien skin. Files updated accordingly! Get 'em while they're hot! New version for Get To Work aliens will be coming when I get the EP.

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#12 Old 3rd Apr 2015 at 1:52 PM
YES! This is what I've been looking for! Thank you <3
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#13 Old 10th Apr 2015 at 4:05 AM
This is so lovely! Thank you for the brilliant upload.

Do you have any plans to default the alien and alien baby skintones? That would be really wonderful, but if you're not planning to do that, I understand.
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#14 Old 10th Apr 2015 at 1:31 PM
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This is so lovely! Thank you for the brilliant upload.

Do you have any plans to default the alien and alien baby skintones? That would be really wonderful, but if you're not planning to do that, I understand.


You mean the aliens from GTW? Yes, that was the plan from the start, but my PC currently has some issues - my new hard drive should arrive on Monday, and I'll get to it then! Let me know which of the skins you think I should replace - I was thinking maybe the pale green one, since it's fairly close and probably will be unmissed.

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#15 Old 11th Apr 2015 at 2:20 AM
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You mean the aliens from GTW? Yes, that was the plan from the start, but my PC currently has some issues - my new hard drive should arrive on Monday, and I'll get to it then! Let me know which of the skins you think I should replace - I was thinking maybe the pale green one, since it's fairly close and probably will be unmissed.


Ahh, yes. I meant the aliens from GTW. Glad to hear that's the plan! Not so glad to hear about your PC issues. Hope everything is resolved smoothly; I would be upset if anything happened to my computer! Replacing the pale green one sounds like the best idea, but how about one version where it replaces every alien skintone (if it doesn't take too much of your time - I could always do that myself)? Call me old-fashioned, but I'm stuck in my TS2 ways! Mint aliens are the only aliens for me, haha.
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#16 Old 11th Apr 2015 at 10:36 AM
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Ahh, yes. I meant the aliens from GTW. Glad to hear that's the plan! Not so glad to hear about your PC issues. Hope everything is resolved smoothly; I would be upset if anything happened to my computer! Replacing the pale green one sounds like the best idea, but how about one version where it replaces every alien skintone (if it doesn't take too much of your time - I could always do that myself)? Call me old-fashioned, but I'm stuck in my TS2 ways! Mint aliens are the only aliens for me, haha.


haha, I'm much the same - I've made TS2 alien skins for both TS1 and TS3, too - it's just such a prettier, more subdued colour than the eye-searing shades EA are into right now. It isn't much harder to get the skin to replace all the alien colours, so I will definitely do that! I will try to make one of the replacements today, is it okay if I PM it to you so you can test it out for me? Thanks for the great feedback, it always helps to know what my fellow simmers want

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#17 Old 15th Apr 2015 at 1:52 AM
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haha, I'm much the same - I've made TS2 alien skins for both TS1 and TS3, too - it's just such a prettier, more subdued colour than the eye-searing shades EA are into right now. It isn't much harder to get the skin to replace all the alien colours, so I will definitely do that! I will try to make one of the replacements today, is it okay if I PM it to you so you can test it out for me? Thanks for the great feedback, it always helps to know what my fellow simmers want


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#18 Old 1st Feb 2016 at 3:39 AM
I love this mod!

Are the NPC going to be able to choose the custom or default skin?

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#19 Old 1st Feb 2016 at 3:07 PM
No, I've flagged both skintones so that NPCs won't spawn with them - you can grab the GTW alien version if you want alien NPCs to spawn with it, though!

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#20 Old 2nd Feb 2016 at 8:36 AM
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No, I've flagged both skintones so that NPCs won't spawn with them - you can grab the GTW alien version if you want alien NPCs to spawn with it, though!


That's awesome! I'll use the replacement for the tone nº9. Thanks for both mods! :D

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#21 Old 26th Jul 2016 at 10:28 AM
OMG, this is perfect ty!
Could I ask you where you've found Stella Terrano?
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#22 Old 1st Aug 2016 at 3:17 AM
I'm afraid this Stella is my own creation, and I don't use the Gallery, but I am sure there are others on there - besides which, I don't know if I even have this one anymore! I've made a newer version since then, visible on my alien eye upload, so this old Stella really exists only in these screenshots now.

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#23 Old 22nd Sep 2016 at 7:07 PM
Thank you so much for making TS2-style aliens designable in TS4! The skin and eyes look gorgeous, and I can't wait to invade my save file with these classic aliens.
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#24 Old 25th Mar 2017 at 4:49 AM
hope to see more of your stuff soon
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#25 Old 15th Dec 2020 at 9:08 PM
With the new Skintone update done this month these skins no longer appear or work in the game? Will you be updating them so we can have these awesome skins bk in our game as I have had to remove them for now as ALL cc skintones are broken since the update.
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