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Sims 2 Plantsim Hair for Male and Female, Teen to Elder

by Esmeralda Posted 6th May 2011 at 12:25 PM - Updated 12th Mar 2013 at 12:10 PM by Esmeralda : Just some changes to text
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
The latest world by the very talented kiwi_tea, the Sims 2 Riverblossom Hills remake (http://www.modthesims.info/d/429780 ) which also included remakes of the inhabitants of the original town including the plantsim Rose Greenman, inspired me to convert the Sims 2 plantsim hair for Rose to wear for my game.

The hair is in two versions: 1) TS2PlantsimHairM+F,T-E_byEsmeraldaF_Original, a straightforward conversion with the original colours and textures for those who want the hair to look authentic as it did in The Sims 2, and 2) TS2PlantsimHairM+F,T-E_byEsmeraldaF_Recolourable, a recolourable version for those who would like a bit of variety. The two versions are compatible and can be in your game at the same time, so you can use both.

It's for men and women teen to elder, and is found in the Hat Hairs section in CAS. (I may make versions for children and toddlers at some point in the future.)

Here's kiwi_tea's Rose Greenman wearing the original converted hair:


Here's the original conversion vs the recolourable conversion - you can achieve some pretty effects by using patterns on the hair as well as colours. The recolourable version has three recolourable areas: the leafy main hair, the stems of the little sprigs that sprout up on top, and the buds of the sprigs.


Below are three examples - the original version and the recolourable version in solid red with blue buds, and in patterned:

(Background in above pic is a house from the custom world Hammond Island by TVRDesigns: http://www.modthesims.info/d/404080 )

If you want to make your plantsims even more authentic, you can try the plantsim skin as tattoo converted by emhpb, here: http://www.modthesims.info/d/387593

One issue: As is usual with custom Hat Hair, this hair will revert to a base game hair when the sim is in the bathtub or shower. You can make it stay on while bathing by giving them the 'Never Nude' trait if it bothers you - but I just don't look at my sims while they're bathing!

Hope you enjoy this hair and having a few plantsims running around your town!

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Unzip one or both .zip files and copy the .package file(s) to your Mods\Packages folder. Each file is for both men and women.

If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...g_Package_Files

Polygon Counts:
1238

Additional Credits:
Made with the CTU: http://www.modthesims.info/d/364926

Hair Style: Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TS2PlantsimHairM+F,T-E_byEsmeraldaF_Recolourable.zip

Size: 334.7 KB · Downloads: 10,587 · 6th May 2011
334.7 KB 10,587 6th May 2011
TS2PlantsimHairM+F,T-E_byEsmeraldaF_Original.zip

Size: 514.0 KB · Downloads: 7,736 · 6th May 2011
514.0 KB 7,736 6th May 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 6th May 2011 at 3:17 PM
Thanks! This is beautiful! I especially love how we can recolor it with patterns!
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 6th May 2011 at 4:53 PM
*SHARP GASP!* Omg, what sort of sweet witchery is this!? I kid you not: I JUST got finished making a Green Man sim not two or so days ago, lamenting the fact that there was not much 'plant-person' CC out there yet! You read my mind!!! Thank you SO much! I want to give my Green Man a son, now! Jack in the Green, here I come! Thank youuuuuu!
Forum Resident
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#4 Old 6th May 2011 at 8:29 PM
Love this! I miss plantsims greatly.
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#5 Old 6th May 2011 at 8:38 PM
wow another stunning creation and very lovely idea!you did awesome job and my aliens and plant sims appreciate this and we all thanking you very much <3
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 6th May 2011 at 9:18 PM
Awww this really makes me miss PlantSims! I forgot all about them, now I almost want to reinstall TS2. Thanks for sharing, great idea!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 6th May 2011 at 11:16 PM
This looks great! Thanks.
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 7th May 2011 at 12:41 AM
LOL! Not being rude, I just never knew anything about "plantsims" and its like... ?okaay?
But yea, awesome work!
Interstellar Traveler
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#9 Old 7th May 2011 at 1:09 AM
You are my hero! Love this, you did an outstanding job on this recreation! And I LOVE how it's recolourable! ;D
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 7th May 2011 at 4:42 AM
Great recreation and conversion. Love the detail. I was never a fan of plant sims, but will use this hair for my fairies. Perfect!

Thank you!
Test Subject
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#11 Old 7th May 2011 at 11:10 AM
haha, thank you !! such an awesome creation !
Top Secret Researcher
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#12 Old 7th May 2011 at 11:40 AM
That's brilliant! I was never fond of plantsims but it's always great seeing more Sims 2 conversions for the Sims 3.
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 7th May 2011 at 1:22 PM
Amazing! Plantsims were my favourite creatures from TS2, and Riverblossom Hills was my favourite neighbourhood as well. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#14 Old 7th May 2011 at 3:27 PM
Is it possible this could be made as an accessory, so we could have regular hair underneath?
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#15 Old 7th May 2011 at 3:56 PM
Wicked! :D
Interstellar Traveler
#16 Old 7th May 2011 at 4:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPYCchcknWINGS
Is it possible this could be made as an accessory, so we could have regular hair underneath?


I do not believe 'hair could be made into an accessory.
But, that could possibly be a future thing

Formally SeeMyu | Retired Mod
Mad Poster
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Original Poster
#17 Old 7th May 2011 at 7:57 PM
Thanks everyone, hope you'll have fun with this item!

PS: It is possible for hair to be made into an accessory, but it takes quite a bit of work (and I won't be doing it with the plantsim hair!)
Scholar
#18 Old 7th May 2011 at 8:01 PM
How demanding is this hair on a computer? I see it says that the polygon count is 1238, but what does that mean?
I want this soooo badly, but I don't want any really taxing hairs on my system.
Great job btw, it looks like the sims 2 version but updated for sims 3
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 7th May 2011 at 8:36 PM
This is great! Thank you!! :D
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#20 Old 7th May 2011 at 8:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ebec17
How demanding is this hair on a computer? I see it says that the polygon count is 1238, but what does that mean?
I want this soooo badly, but I don't want any really taxing hairs on my system.
Great job btw, it looks like the sims 2 version but updated for sims 3

A poly count of 1238 for a TS3 hair is very low, so you should be OK (for instance, typical base game hairs that came with TS3 are about 2000-4000 polys).
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 8th May 2011 at 3:06 AM
This is wonderful. :O Brilliant job.
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#22 Old 8th May 2011 at 3:55 PM
Welcome back, you took a long break Creative upload, as always Esmeralda!
Test Subject
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#23 Old 8th May 2011 at 10:48 PM
Wow, Awesome!!
But could you please make one without the flowers in top of the hair? to use like a normal hair ^^
Scholar
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#24 Old 8th May 2011 at 11:17 PM
Thanks That is low, I'm so downloading!
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#25 Old 9th May 2011 at 12:42 PM
very cute
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