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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?) - 25 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: 44,450 · 20th Jan 2006
2.71 MB 44,450 20th Jan 2006
SweetFall.zip

Size: 3.73 MB · Downloads: 77,526 · 20th Jan 2006
3.73 MB 77,526 20th Jan 2006
RichGold.zip

Size: 3.49 MB · Downloads: 50,986 · 20th Jan 2006
3.49 MB 50,986 20th Jan 2006
PorcelainDoll.zip

Size: 3.74 MB · Downloads: 55,376 · 20th Jan 2006
3.74 MB 55,376 20th Jan 2006
FaeBlue.zip

Size: 2.71 MB · Downloads: 45,582 · 20th Jan 2006
2.71 MB 45,582 20th Jan 2006
DeepEarth.zip

Size: 2.89 MB · Downloads: 47,594 · 20th Jan 2006
2.89 MB 47,594 20th Jan 2006
Alabaster.zip

Size: 2.93 MB · Downloads: 54,877 · 20th Jan 2006
2.93 MB 54,877 20th Jan 2006
_Dusk.zip

Size: 2.69 MB · Downloads: 48,605 · 20th Jan 2006
2.69 MB 48,605 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
#201 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 3:14 PM
Absolutely Fabulous!
[COLOR=Teal]Thank you soooo much for these absolutely beautiful skins!![/COLOR]
I am absolutely amazed by your creativity!!
thank you sooo much for making these skins free for all of us! theyre mind-blowing. thank you!
Test Subject
#202 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 8:37 PM
incredible
Test Subject
#203 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 4:03 AM
these are gorgeous! nice work!
Test Subject
#204 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 5:39 AM
Oh... Oh my GAWD! I am totally winded by the incredible beauty of these skins!

I was actually sitting here eagerly looking for some realistic skintones. I thought I'd found them on this other site (which name I won't mention ), but I was wrong. Soooo very wrong! I'm so glad you put so much hard work and love into these skins. I assure you that I will give them the same love you gave to make them.

THANK YOU!!
Lab Assistant
#205 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 6:55 AM
Thank you for sharing your great talent with all of us! These skin tones are beautiful and I second the request that someone make replacements out of these skins. I'm especially interested in replacing the maxis vampire skin with one of your skins (either one of your earlier (ghostly) or The Fae). Sadly I am incompetent. Like many, I was also hoping to keep my skintone downloads down, but oh well. What do you do in the face of such talent!? Thank you again!
Guest
#206 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 7:40 AM
there beautiful, such textures and sutleties (eep spelling check please), thank you so much for the time to make them and sharing with us.
Lab Assistant
#207 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 1:07 PM
I like this skintones very much. Thanks for making and sharing them, they are so awesome in the game.

Uh, could you give the eyes as download too? They are great, and I would like to have them too.

Sorry my English is not so good.
Guest
#208 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 4:16 PM
Could someone pretty please make these as default replacements? I hate it that my townies look so different from my CASims.
Test Subject
#209 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 8:07 PM
I love these skintones! Keep it up, your really talented!
Field Researcher
#210 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 8:37 PM
wow you have some really good skins

Mornie utúlië (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Lab Assistant
#211 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 6:03 AM
these are A M A Z I N G !!!! gosh you are so talented!
Thanks for Sharing!!
Lab Assistant
#212 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 1:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anjewelika
Could someone pretty please make these as default replacements? I hate it that my townies look so different from my CASims.


I'd be willing to do it, if I had her permission. Wouldn't do it without, but I do very much agree... I want these as defaults also.
Top Secret Researcher
#213 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 6:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Absolute Ground Zero
I'd be willing to do it, if I had her permission. Wouldn't do it without, but I do very much agree... I want these as defaults also.


I believe she gave permission above..she just wants you to send them to her so she can include them here. I might give it a try myself but since I have never done this before, not sure how successful I will be.

They are so gorgeous!
Inventor
#214 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 9:33 PM
Thanks, thanks, thanks. You're the greatest skin-builder. Very beautiful and ultra realistic. Thanks again.
Test Subject
#215 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 10:54 PM
You are truly an inspriation!! I found your art website a few years ago, and it's absolutely amazing and stunning what you have translated digitally to the sims. You really have enriched the game tenfold, and I absolutely cannot wait to see what you make next. Thank you so much for sharing, your talent is simply breathtaking, and I deeply respect your craft.

Peace of the Mystery to You
Lab Assistant
#216 Old 31st Jan 2006 at 12:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rian90
I believe she gave permission above..she just wants you to send them to her so she can include them here. I might give it a try myself but since I have never done this before, not sure how successful I will be.

They are so gorgeous!


Oh ok, didn't notice that she did, then unless someone beats me to it, I'll try to figure out how to do it, and see about doing it within the next few weeks...
Test Subject
#217 Old 1st Feb 2006 at 12:25 AM Last edited by primal_ee : 1st Feb 2006 at 12:36 AM.
These are INSANELY FAB skins. And I shall regret no memory for these!!!
Test Subject
#218 Old 1st Feb 2006 at 1:07 PM
fantastic!!!
Test Subject
#219 Old 2nd Feb 2006 at 10:18 PM
I have made a set of default replacements using these skins. I can upload them, but I'm not sure it's that necessary, since it takes like 2 minutes to make your own with SimPE anyway.
Test Subject
#220 Old 2nd Feb 2006 at 11:01 PM
The Rich gold and sweet fall files are corrupt. Actually, so very many files on this site don't download properly, I'm beginning to wonder if it's me.
Lab Assistant
#221 Old 3rd Feb 2006 at 6:08 AM Last edited by rubberjunkie : 3rd Feb 2006 at 11:15 PM.
These are absolutely beautiful. I had no problems with Rich Gold and Sweet Fall, Delta, but I couldn't download Alabaster and Deep Earth. Weird.

Tracy

P.S. I also love your artwork. Very beautiful.

*Some people only dream of angels; we held one in our arms.*
Remembering Jacob March 8 - 9, 1996
Our Angel
Lab Assistant
#222 Old 3rd Feb 2006 at 8:06 AM
WOW! this is amazing!
I'll download this as soon as I install my game again. My god, this year has been a disaster for me! my downstairs flooded, my computer broke, and I haven't played the sims in a whole freakin month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#223 Old 3rd Feb 2006 at 10:53 AM
Ok, I finally got around to putting these skins in my download folder... and... the ones that were "package" dont show up, and when I tried to "install" the Sims2pack ones, it told me that I didn't have a required expansion O_o
Lab Assistant
#224 Old 3rd Feb 2006 at 11:25 AM
Ok I figured it out... at least I got the Jade skin to work... I had them all in their own folders for organization... not sure if it's a "original" thing, or what, but my game doesn't like that
Test Subject
#225 Old 4th Feb 2006 at 4:06 AM
These are absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to have them in my game as replacements for the default Maxis skins, but unfortunately I use a Mac and can't run SimPE. Anyway, great work!
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