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No Valentine stubble - add a new age group to your game

by billielith Posted 29th Mar 2012 at 5:13 PM - Updated 5th Aug 2018 at 2:30 PM by billielith
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Hi again all!
No Valentine stubble - add a new age group to your game

To me there's always been too much of a gap between adult sims and elders. They jump from their 30s to their 80s, or something, blah.

With my 'No Valentine' sets, I am trying to cut that in two and place an 'advanced adult' age somewhere around their 40's or 50's. Of course not everyone will play this new age group, and your teens and young adults might like this stubble too. Keep reading, I have stubble here for all kinds of male sims big enough to grow them.



I have it in sheer or thick, in 8 greying colors, 8 normal colors or the Custom Grey. Click here to access my recent set of No Valentine eyebrows.



Sheer ^

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Thick ^

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Salt n Pepper ^


The 3 pictures above give you an idea of the colors coming with this set. Check the picture bin below for a view of 'Sheer', 'Thick' and 'Salt N Pepper' stubble at different angles, too.



Set SHEER
It's a semi-scruffy look. Half-shaved stubble, for your sims who don't get up on time to be able to shave properly before going to school or work; or those who like a bit of it, but not too much. There's only the 8 normal colors for this set, no greying version.

Set THICK and THICK - SALT N PEPPER
Thick compared to the sheer version above. Not perfectly symmetrical, natural stubble never is. A few days long. The front of the underpart of the jaw is covered with a thin layer (see picture in the bin), creating a nice natural outline between your sim's jaw and neck. 8 normal colors, 8 greying colors and the unbinned Custom Grey.



The 8 natural colors are for teens, young adults, adults and elders. The 8 Salt N Pepper colors are for adults only. The custom grey is unbinned, so usable by all. Both styles ('sheer' and 'thick') match any of my No Valentine eyebrows, and most other eyebrows out there.


Comparing Maxis stubble with this set ^





3 kinds of files:


'The Easy Standard' - each set is:
- Binned
- One grey per set (linked to the black)
- 4 Maxis-like colors familified
- 16 colors in total (normal + salt n pepper)
- 8 normal colors merged to one file
- 8 'SP' colors (with Salt N Pepper stubble) merged to another file (for 'Thick' only)
- All 2 Sets = 3 files = 24 options in-game (binned)
- WARNING! If you delete any color in the game or in bodyshop, a whole set will be gone



'The Selective Option' - each set is:
- Binned
- One grey per set (linked to the black)
- No families - make your own families with the colors of your choice
- You can delete some colors, the others will stay with you
- 16 colors in total (normal + salt n pepper)
- All 2 Sets = 24 files = 24 options in-game (binned)
- WARNING! Make sure you keep the black, else your elders will have Maxis stubble



'The Trash Heap' - everything is:
- Unbinned, great with non-matchy hair colors and unbinned hair
- 16 colors, plus a 17th color : the custom grey
- No families
- One grey for each color, no need to keep any particular color
- Usable by any sim big enough to grow beard, at any occasion with no restrictions
- WARNING! Whole heap = clutter of 25 unsorted files in EACH of your color bins
- WARNING! Whole heap = big pile of 25 elder stubble, all identical





All 3 kinds of files work perfectly and have proper filenames;

If you try the unbinned ones, you can inflict your teens a weak immune system and give them greying stubble.

Need hair matching this? You can get some here.

You can make recolors. I won't be making neon versions of these, lol, but you can. Just link your recolors here, and link this post there. Crediting me for my original sets would be nice too.











Thanks for trying this, enjoy!




MODEL
a simple tweaked Maxis template #2, with:
eyes by Barcelonista
Teen Style gothic outfit converted for Adults by cloudlessnights
skintone by Corvidophile2 (her remake of oepu's skintones)
lips by AtomicSpaceKitty (Just Lips) or me (pirates' Neutralizer)
brows and stubble by me
the rest by Maxis

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Phaenoh for her help on the first round of manual binning of facial hair (with the brows), all the knowledge gained from talking to her has been useful here too! I will also mention David Nagel's photoshop brushes. Really useful!

Edit: Thanks MTS2 staff for the gold star!! :D

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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#26 Old 3rd Apr 2012 at 8:46 PM
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Originally Posted by billielith
Sim Creation Vacations. This is what happens usually when my real life is going crazy; which is sooo not vacations, lol.
I never thought about how my Sim Creation Vacations are really me taking breaks from Simming. Not so much because of real life, but because I reach a place where I have no focus or interest in creating things for the Sims. So, I busy myself with real life until the passion is renewed. Simming moved from being an escape from reality to being the new reality. Don't know if that's bad or good!


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The whole 'No Valentine' stuff was supposed to be a mini project done in a day or two, lol. My first intention was to expand Rudy's sim's hair, stubble and eyebrows in sets and that's it.
Such is the best laid plans of mice, men and Sim Creators! But, it turned out to be a wonderful gift to the Sims 2 community.


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If all works as planned, we should end up with a nice range of possibilities for male sims in their mid-life crisis.
Exactly.

Thanks again. Take care billielith
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#27 Old 4th Apr 2012 at 5:26 AM
I can't thank you enough for helping players to be able to make middled aged sims. I love making all age groups. Thanks again.
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#28 Old 4th Apr 2012 at 1:14 PM
Thank you simtopia!

Best laid plans? Haha, we'll see, other creators still have about a month to come up with better ideas. But thank you very much StephSim.

Now to complete this, I wish I was able to create a hack that has an effect on sims actually, making them go through a real 'mid-life crisis' for a random number of days. With personality and aspiration changes and a tougher mood-meter to raise, and a block on the white-aspiration status.
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#29 Old 8th Apr 2012 at 2:00 AM
What is a man without some facial hair ? I love that "Manly" look. Thanks this is perfect.
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#30 Old 8th Apr 2012 at 3:32 PM
hey, thank you very much Simonut!
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#31 Old 19th Aug 2012 at 8:22 PM
These are amazing. Thank you! <3 My men needed to age gracefully!
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#32 Old 6th Oct 2013 at 2:19 AM
Billielith,THANK YOUUUU !!! ^_^
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#33 Old 8th Oct 2013 at 9:21 AM
eeyore226 and Nihema, welcome, welcome! :D

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#34 Old 22nd Nov 2013 at 8:13 PM
I love all your "No Valentine" Sets and have them in my game now!! Thank you for taking the time to create and share with us in the Sims 2 Community. Maybe someday I will get Sims 3...LOL. Think I'm going to wait on Sims 4 after seeing the trailer on it. So much more can be done with it. Probably have to get a better video card too...LOL
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#35 Old 20th Feb 2014 at 7:14 AM
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I love all your "No Valentine" Sets and have them in my game now!! Thank you for taking the time to create and share with us in the Sims 2 Community. Maybe someday I will get Sims 3...LOL. Think I'm going to wait on Sims 4 after seeing the trailer on it. So much more can be done with it. Probably have to get a better video card too...LOL

I can relate. I've been needing to upgrade my PC since forever, and not just for the Sims game... but it can be a good motivation to upgrade a computer, those games are demanding little things lol.

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#36 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 8:49 PM Last edited by Minaki : 17th Sep 2014 at 12:17 PM.
Could you please teach me how to merge TS2 files? I know how to do it for TS3, but I can't seem to find that kind of information for TS2 anywhere. I have my Downloads folder super (obsessively even) organized in almost infinite folders and subfolders, but I still have hundreds thousands of files because some items have up to 30 recolors and I'd like to be able to merge all recolors of the same file with their respective meshes to make the game run smoother and save my PC from eminent death xD
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#37 Old 17th Sep 2014 at 1:33 PM Last edited by billielith : 17th Sep 2014 at 1:48 PM.
Minaki,
I'll pm you, but I believe there's answers to that question in this conversation I had forever ago with Phaenoh:

https://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=470328


Edit :
If that method doesn't work, you can just download my regrouped file here (the Easy Standard) and look into it in SimPE. Compare it with your non-regrouped files and note the differences. Then you can work from there.

Sorry but I didn't regroup files since a couple years. If I had to do it again, I'd probably start by looking at it in SimPE, and if it didn't ring any bell I'd re-read the old convo.

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#38 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 6:07 PM
thanks
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#39 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 11:59 PM
Sure, glad if you like

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#40 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 3:11 AM
It's really useful and realistic. Thanks !
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#41 Old 20th Aug 2015 at 8:53 AM
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It's really useful and realistic. Thanks !

You're welcome! I was gonna make another set like this lately, but then how many beards do people need for Sims 2 anymore? lol.

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#42 Old 1st Jan 2017 at 3:21 AM
Thank you
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#43 Old 14th Apr 2017 at 6:57 PM
Love them, thank you!
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#44 Old 23rd Dec 2017 at 8:27 AM
You're welcome, and you're welcome, glad that you like them. Our sims need stubble variety. :P

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#45 Old 31st Oct 2018 at 12:41 AM
Hi, these are great but only showing for adults. (I thought the sets were for also for elders) Are any of the files in the 3 sets (hair, eyebrows and facial hair) designed for elders? (colours and salt and pepper that is I don't want grey) If not how hard would it be for me to make them show up for elders? If this is too complicated a thing to quickly tell me here just let me know.

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#46 Old 31st Oct 2018 at 2:55 AM Last edited by billielith : 31st Oct 2018 at 3:35 AM.
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Hi, these are great but only showing for adults. (I thought the sets were for also for elders) Are any of the files in the 3 sets (hair, eyebrows and facial hair) designed for elders? (colours and salt and pepper that is I don't want grey) If not how hard would it be for me to make them show up for elders? If this is too complicated a thing to quickly tell me here just let me know.

Hi,
I tried to simply edit the codes in SimPE, changing 0x00000008 for 0x00000018 in hopes it would make them available for elders too, unfortunately it doesn't do the trick. I tried with the 'trash heap' version, to see if elders could use them from the *custom bin - they can't. Even if they wear purple punk hair, the stubble is still grey. So I believe the colors will have to go through the whole process to become elders-friendly. If I find the time, I'll make it for you, I don't know when though.

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#47 Old 31st Oct 2018 at 6:01 AM Last edited by joandsarah77 : 31st Oct 2018 at 12:02 PM.
Thanks for the info. That would be nice but no rush. I was hoping on the trash heap as I do have a few coloured hairs in that bin that my elders can wear. I've never even touched hair creating before, but I am planning on learning on how to layer coloured with grey which someone made for me some years ago. At least I now know not to waste my time trying to change codes in simPE.

Simmer22 mentioned that the age+gender lines in the Elder PropertySet (age 10) need to be set to 0, so I will try that along with the 0x00000018.
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#48 Old 31st Oct 2018 at 12:18 PM
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Thanks for the info. That would be nice but no rush. I was hoping on the trash heap as I do have a few coloured hairs in that bin that my elders can wear. I've never even touched hair creating before, but I am planning on learning on how to layer coloured with grey which someone made for me some years ago. At least I now know not to waste my time trying to change codes in simPE.

Simmer22 mentioned that the age+gender lines in the Elder PropertySet (age 10) need to be set to 0, so I will try that along with the 0x00000018.

Please tell me how it goes.

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