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Melodie9's surfer for all ages as add-on

by gwillewyn Posted 16th Jan 2008 at 4:53 PM - Updated 2nd Sep 2011 at 5:41 AM by CatOfEvilGenius
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
This is what I call an add-on package to melodie9's all ages mesh of the teens tuff surfer hair.
You need to download the meshes from that thread.

Unlike the packages in melodie9's thread, my packages do require Teen Style Stuff installed, that's because my packages use the original teen stuff textures. The advantage to this is that these packages are tiny (just 137KB for all 5 colours, as opposed to 2,27MB). As well as colour binning the hairs, I have also linked them to the EA teen hair, so that any existing teen sims using the surfer hair will keep their style when growing up. The styles will show up in CAS/Bodyshop without the CC star, but with the TSS logo in stead.

Basically, this is just a bit more compact and organized.
I have more of melodie9's meshes done up like this. I'll upload them if anyone cares.

Important: Do not delete the files from inside the game (CAS/Bodyshop), it might corrupt your game files. If you want to remove the files from your game, delete the packages manually from your downloads folder.

Again: This REQUIRES Teen Style Stuff! There was not TSS button when I uploaded this, but I'll edit if it appears in the future.

Additional Credits:
melodie9 who does the job EA was too lazy to do.
jfade and his the Wardrobe Wrangler, which saves me a lot of time and tedious copy and paste work.

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 + 1 SPs
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Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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
#2 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 1:00 AM
I'd love it if you could upload the other add-ons for the TSS hair! Thanks so much for doing this!
#3 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 1:54 AM
Me, too. Great job!

Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 3:02 AM
Thanks this is fantastic!!
Test Subject
#5 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 6:13 AM
This is excellent. please upload the rest you have done. Melodie9's hairs are great, but the massive number of files currently in my downloads folder really could use the shaving down (no pun intended) that you could provide.
Test Subject
#6 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 8:10 AM
Oh, this is great! I would too like you to upload the rest!
#7 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 10:11 AM
Oh this is great, thank you! Melodie9's TSS ponytail as add-on would be nice too, if you have it.

(If I understand well we keep melodie9's meshes but replace the textures with these, right?)

"Deep down I'm pretty superficial"

Field Researcher
#8 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 12:48 PM
Sounds like a great idea, I love these meshes, but having them linked to the maxis textures would be nice.

"Gag me with a reticulated spline!! You're not my cup of tea!" - The Nightlife Prima Guide
Test Subject
#9 Old 21st Jan 2008 at 12:38 AM
thanks ever so much for this, just thought i'd let you know that the black hair still shows up as custom content.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 21st Jan 2008 at 10:40 AM
Another voice wishing for the rest of the hairs you have done, please. Between melodie's meshes and your packaging, perhaps the sims can finally have the all-age-range hair they should have had in the first place!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 21st Jan 2008 at 7:22 PM
This is exactly what I wanted to do with this hair as soon as i had time to do it. You saved me a lot of work. Thanks for doing this. I'd definately be interested in more hairs like this.

One question, will these hairs replace melodie's hair? What i want to know if sims wearing melodies hair will switch to this one and can i delete the first version of the hair when i install these?
Test Subject
#12 Old 21st Jan 2008 at 11:11 PM
This is wonderful! Would you please upload the rest? Also, is it possible to do the same thing for the other TSS hairs? I love what VETTY did, but when my Sims age, they loose their hair and I have to change it back.

Thank you so much!

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa
Demon Sheep
retired moderator
#13 Old 22nd Jan 2008 at 6:05 PM
Oooh gwillewyn, this is fabulous!!! Please do upload the other hairstyles too. I love all of Melodie's conversions but versions that don't spam up the adult bins or take up a lot of disk space... and show up as Maxis content to boot? That would be perfection.
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd Jan 2008 at 2:44 AM
Thanks so much for sharing this! I would also love to have the other versions when you upload them!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 25th Jan 2008 at 8:54 PM
Oh, awesome! I'd love it if you uploaded more of these as well. Organised is GOOD. <3
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
retired moderator
#16 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 4:25 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 8th Feb 2008 at 11:46 PM.
yeeps!! wants!

Love to know how to do this. I've just 'discovered' CC hair, and I'm trying to clean up the ones I download so I don't go insane.
Test Subject
#17 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 6:41 PM
This is a great idea. I love it!

I would also like to know how to link meshes to maxis textures.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 20th Mar 2008 at 2:32 AM
I wonder if you would be willing to repackage these like the all-in-one packages you've put up for the EP0 hairs? Or would it be easy enough for me to chuck the separate files into the WW and do it myself?
Test Subject
#19 Old 17th Sep 2008 at 2:28 PM

The black hair still shows up with the custom content star and I was wondering if you please could fix that. I constantly worry that I'll accidentally delete the hair! Thanks.
Not actually evil.
#20 Old 2nd Sep 2011 at 5:41 AM
Compact files, texture reuse, good stuff. :D
Forum Resident
#21 Old 21st Nov 2015 at 1:49 AM
It's not showing up for me, but thanks anyway! :D