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Picked upload! Improved Skin Collection #1

by Enayla Posted 20th Jan 2006 at 2:07 AM - Updated 29th Jan 2006 at 5:32 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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BlueMidnight.zip

Size: 2.71 MB · Downloads: 44,452 · 20th Jan 2006
2.71 MB 44,452 20th Jan 2006
SweetFall.zip

Size: 3.73 MB · Downloads: 77,528 · 20th Jan 2006
3.73 MB 77,528 20th Jan 2006
RichGold.zip

Size: 3.49 MB · Downloads: 50,988 · 20th Jan 2006
3.49 MB 50,988 20th Jan 2006
PorcelainDoll.zip

Size: 3.74 MB · Downloads: 55,377 · 20th Jan 2006
3.74 MB 55,377 20th Jan 2006
FaeBlue.zip

Size: 2.71 MB · Downloads: 45,584 · 20th Jan 2006
2.71 MB 45,584 20th Jan 2006
DeepEarth.zip

Size: 2.89 MB · Downloads: 47,596 · 20th Jan 2006
2.89 MB 47,596 20th Jan 2006
Alabaster.zip

Size: 2.93 MB · Downloads: 54,879 · 20th Jan 2006
2.93 MB 54,879 20th Jan 2006
_Dusk.zip

Size: 2.69 MB · Downloads: 48,606 · 20th Jan 2006
2.69 MB 48,606 20th Jan 2006
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
#251 Old 12th Feb 2006 at 12:59 AM
Goooorgeous
Test Subject
#252 Old 13th Feb 2006 at 9:16 PM
so perfects *-*
Lab Assistant
#253 Old 13th Feb 2006 at 10:23 PM
These skintones are wonderful!! I liked them all, but Sweet Fall is my favourite! Thank you!
Test Subject
#254 Old 16th Feb 2006 at 7:39 AM
Of all my years of seeing work from graphic artists, I have never seen someone so talented as you. You inspire me to learn more how to come up with such magnificent pieces.

Keep up the good work and give us some more k?
Lab Assistant
#255 Old 17th Feb 2006 at 8:43 PM
Beautiful ty

My Avatar was made by the wonderful people of SIMply elau using one of my own sims.
Test Subject
#256 Old 18th Feb 2006 at 9:33 PM
These are so Hot! Thank you,

Now, Where'd you find "Sweet Falls" Hair??????????

Seriously, I must have that hair.
Field Researcher
#257 Old 19th Feb 2006 at 4:48 PM
Sooooo gorgeous - wow!!!
Thanks
Test Subject
#258 Old 19th Feb 2006 at 6:06 PM
Totally georgeous and realistic. I love the pale ones - they have a really creepy look to them.
Lab Assistant
#259 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 5:28 PM
Hi I've just played with your darkblue like skin tone and it is magnificent they all are. Best I have ever used thank you so much.
Test Subject
#260 Old 21st Feb 2006 at 8:14 PM
Your skins are sooo amazing!!! They're everything I've been looking for and more!!! Thanks for sharing and keep it up.
Lab Assistant
#261 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 12:22 AM
I love Rich Earth...wish it were mine skintone.
Test Subject
#262 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 10:03 AM
Hi I recently downloaded your skintones, they are so nice. I downloaded them alright, but when I tried to open the files to put into my downloaded files section in the sims2, it says the files are corrupt.

Now I only have one expansion pack which is the nightlife, so perhaps I need another EP. I don't know but I want those skins so badly!

I have a rar. thing whatever that is, it automatically puts any downloaded files into that rar.thing but then I realised your files that I was downloading said 'zip' so I don't know if that's the cause and I don't know how to fix it.

I really need these skins! thanks.
Lab Assistant
#263 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 6:27 PM
Wow. These are amazingly beautiful. They make me feel kind-of silly for basing all my own skin tones on the Maxis shading. I'll have to rethink whether I want cartoony or realistic skins in my game. Your work is truly inspiring.

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Guest
#264 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 5:31 PM
Enayla, i would do anything to be able to download sweetfall but whenever i do WinZIP says it appears to not be a 'valid archive'. ill go crazy if i cant download it, im already obsessed!
Lab Assistant
#265 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 12:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Electric Mermaid
Enayla, i would do anything to be able to download sweetfall but whenever i do WinZIP says it appears to not be a 'valid archive'. ill go crazy if i cant download it, im already obsessed!


Check your version of WinZip. She might have used a better compression ratio than your program is capable of.
Guest
#266 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 10:57 AM
l love the skin!

It looks so real.

Thank you very much
Lab Assistant
#267 Old 1st Mar 2006 at 12:14 AM
Beautiful! Quite the variety here!
Thank you for sharing.

Viv
Test Subject
#268 Old 2nd Mar 2006 at 6:27 AM
Enayla I love your work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Gosh you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#269 Old 4th Mar 2006 at 4:29 PM
The Skins are so amazing!
But I can't download Sweet Fall! I have refreshed and tried it many times but nothing. Is there a problem?

Just smile even if you are sad
Test Subject
#270 Old 4th Mar 2006 at 6:24 PM
These are gorgeous, yes yes! I have ALL your skintones now, they will make my game a greater place to live.
Guest
#271 Old 13th Mar 2006 at 7:02 AM
:jaw: :jaw: :jaw: It is nice-looking skin I'm going download it Thanks for ur Work
Guest
#272 Old 15th Mar 2006 at 4:17 AM
BEAUTIFUL. These are some really fantastic and quality skintones. I especially like Dusk, I've been looking for that exact shade for quite awhile now. Thanks so much!!
Lab Assistant
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Lab Assistant
#273 Old 18th Mar 2006 at 4:28 PM
In the time it has taken me to read your accolades, I have downloaded all but 2 of your fantastic skins, using AOL (it's a temporary evil, I assure you). All of them expressed their sincere love of your skins and gratitude for what you do. I can't help, but to agree.
About a month ago, I lost everything on my c-drive for no apparent reason, I was horrified, but somehow finding these skins that I'd missed before, before really building my collection, again (oh, but believe me, I've been working on that! I think I've even lost my "test subject" moniker) makes it all somehow less painful. I've been keeping a paraniod short-list, like a directory, of all the things I need to get back, if my computer ever does that, again, and you're on it.
Kudos! With sincere gratitude, and humility, I bow before you and thank you for letting us all glow in the luminescence of your Sims.
Guest
#274 Old 21st Mar 2006 at 12:51 AM
These are really beautiful. However, I've encountered a problem. I've downloaded and unzipped them into my downloads folder for Sims. I did everything as I'm supposed to, but the skins won't show up in bodyshop or the game. I can open them up and see that they are there with SimPE, but for some reason they don't want to work. Have any idea why? I do have all the EP's up to NL...would that make the difference?
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