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Picked upload! Improved Skin Collection #1

by Enayla Posted 20th Jan 2006 at 1:07 AM - Updated 29th Jan 2006 at 4:32 PM by Enayla
348 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Hi everyone

This is a set of new skintones from me. Some resemble a few of my earlier, but they're new, much improved versions: I've edited some little deficiencies in their design (moved nipples, fixed edges etc) and I like the new versions a lot more. 'Sweet Fall' is very close to my old 'Fresh Summer', but a bit more freckled and slightly darker. I've softened some of the details – like the shading around the eyes and mouth, that made the old skins look a little aged in some lights.

What you see here in the pictures are the 'normal' versions of the skintones... the 'cut' tone is more defined, the soft one less. The skins are available for all ages, but they are not replacement skins. There is no makeup used in these pictures. The eyebrows and eyes are not included this time, but you can find them with my earlier skins. I'll do a pack with eyes only later on.

I hope I got this right. This is the first time I've tried to supply a .package file instead of the regular, difficult-to-install kind of file. As far as I can tell, only the skintones should be in the files. If this is not the case, please tell me so that I can adjust this. These SHOULD be usable regardless of what EPs you have.

The skintones are as follows,

Alabaster –

A creamy pale skintone.

Rich Earth –

A rich, earthy skintone with a light golden touch.

Porcelain Doll –

A desaturated skintone with blushed cheeks and details.

The Fae –

An extremely pale, bluish skin

Blue Midnight –

A very dark, bluish tone.

Rich Gold –

Deep golden skintone.

Sweet Fall –

A warm, freckled skintone with a golden touch.

Dusk –

A deep, dusky kind of brown – less golden than 'rich earth'.

You are allowed to include these skins with your Sims pretty much anywhere – as long as it is not a donation or pay site and you take care to link back here Enjoy!

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
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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
#301 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 11:04 PM
I must of gawked at these skin tones for a good 5 mins, and I have a short attention span lol jk. But I did gawk at the amazing realist way you created these sims, thank you for taking the time to make them
Lab Assistant
#302 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 11:45 PM
Holy moly.

These are absolutely the best skins EVERRRRRRRRR!!! No doubt about it. The way these are almost - - is unbelievable. You make me proud to be a member of MTS2. And you kick the bums of pay-sites... you kick their bums so hard they can't sit down for a week. Well done, well done, well done... it's a shame that we can't rate you 10 stars!!


Test Subject
#303 Old 16th Jun 2006 at 1:42 PM
these skintones certainly make the game alot more fun, my sims dont look like cartooons anymore, they resemble real people, thanks heaps your work is beautiful.
Space Pony
#304 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 3:58 AM
Dang! These are gorgeous! But I'm sad... 20k+ downloads and only 1.2k ppl bothered to thank you. Disgraceful!

Anyways, thanks for sharing

If at first you DO succeed, try not to look so astonished!
Test Subject
#305 Old 28th Jun 2006 at 7:36 AM
all of your skins are amazing.

thanks a ton for not making them appear shiney,
i'm tired of skins that look like they're drenched in baby oil.

when i try to unzip the alabaster skin i get an "unexpected end of archive" warning,
i use WinRAR to unzip... (and this has been happening to other random custom content that i download)
does anybody know why this is happening and what i can do to solve it???
Test Subject
#306 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 5:53 AM
Default Wow!
Holy cow I'm in shock , your skins are so pretty it hurts my soul! I hope you keep creating!
Test Subject
#307 Old 9th Jul 2006 at 5:30 AM
these skins r sweet

to each thier own
Test Subject
#308 Old 9th Jul 2006 at 2:53 PM
Do the males have a penis?
Test Subject
#309 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 12:07 PM
Wow, I've not been around for a while and I have just come across these skins. What have I been missing?! These are beautiful!

If at first you don't must be related to me!
Test Subject
#310 Old 23rd Jul 2006 at 11:50 PM
Awesome. Which is the hair mesh that Sweet Fall uses?
Test Subject
#311 Old 25th Jul 2006 at 1:55 PM
Thank you.^^
Test Subject
#312 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 4:06 PM
You're the Queen of Skin!!! ;-)

"Into the hole again, we hurried along our way, into a once-glorious garden now seeped in dark decay" Alice. American McGee's Alice.
Lab Assistant
#313 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 11:02 PM
Originally Posted by Zephon
Awesome. Which is the hair mesh that Sweet Fall uses?

I believe it is from Peggy Sims (pay)
Test Subject
#314 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 10:20 PM
It's perfect! You are one of the best Sims2 creators of anything...ever! Keep going, because I want more! :D
Test Subject
#315 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 3:10 PM
Default Gorgeous!
Your skins are absolutely beautiful! They are the best I have seen yet, with such a realistic shine and composition! Just the detail involved in said skins are marvelous to behold. Terrific!
Test Subject
#316 Old 13th Aug 2006 at 4:21 AM
Your skins are a staple in my game, thank you! I love them!
Test Subject
#317 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 7:17 PM
Enayla!!!! Omg! Theses are awesome!!!!!!!!!! I have 42 custom skins 17 are yours, im downloading 7 more of yours right now!!!

Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says
"Sh!t ... she's awake!"
Lab Assistant
#318 Old 22nd Aug 2006 at 7:16 PM
Something fascinating again!Thanks enayla :]*

some call it art, i call it bull****.
Test Subject
#319 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 6:44 AM
This is my first ever post on any forum anywhere, but I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and generousity in sharing
I personally don't have the time to even look into doing such stuff myself but if I did I would no doubt do some eyes or something...Respect to you and all the other modders who take the time to do such things as skintones (the more shall we say mundane features)
To summarise....
#320 Old 4th Sep 2006 at 11:31 AM
Awesome colletion! Sweet Fall and Dusk are my favorites, thank you very much :-)
Test Subject
#321 Old 16th Sep 2006 at 12:06 AM
Okay so I LOVE these and they downloaded fine, but now that they're on my desktop can someone tell me how to get them into the game?
Lab Assistant
#322 Old 16th Sep 2006 at 1:06 AM
Originally Posted by melimelemenyo
Okay so I LOVE these and they downloaded fine, but now that they're on my desktop can someone tell me how to get them into the game?

Just put them in your Downloads folder ("My files/EA Games/The Sims 2/Downloads") - if the folder isn't there yet, create it.

When you start your game the next time you'll see the skin tones when you click on that flower-like symbol!

@Enayla: You posted these wonderful skins about eight months ago, and I only found them about three weeks ago. I can NOT understand how I could play without your skins for almost two years! I'll never go back to the Maxis shades as long as you keep creating outstanding skins like these!

I LOVE "Sweet Fall" - the freckles are so cute, and the color of the skin is just amazing. I made it default for my Maxis shade #2 so that 1/4 of all my Sims is running around with this color.

Thank you so much for letting us use these beautiful creations of yours. My game has never been more interesting and my Sims have never looked this beautiful!
Test Subject
#323 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 11:45 PM
Simply gorgeous.... as all your skins are! I especially love the blue midnight and fae skins. GORGEOUS. Thanks so much for posting these impressive skins.
Test Subject
24th Sep 2006 at 8:10 PM
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Test Subject
#324 Old 24th Sep 2006 at 8:12 PM
They're really good, my personal favorite is sweet fall. Although, some of the hairs are so freaking awesome. Could you help me out by pointing out where you got the meshes plz? Mainly for Rich Gold, Sweet Fall, and Porcelain Doll. *pokes fingers together*
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