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New hair: Colored hair for female elders (Base Game)

by lientebollemeis Posted 23rd Apr 2014 at 8:38 PM - Updated 23rd Nov 2019 at 7:15 PM by lientebollemeis : Addon: Dye hair option
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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.
One of the things I don't like about elders is that they all have grey hair and therefore don't look young while when someone is 65, she can still have colored hair (maybe not naturally but thanks to the hairdresser).
I have searched with Google, but I couldn't find this anywhere.
So I present to you 120 colored hairdo's from the base game for elders.
These are actually 30 different hairs in the 4 different colors. Copied from the adult hair for Base Game.

With this download the elders look like elders, but with a younger touch.


Meshes
As this is copied from Base Game you don't need anything. Just the base game is enough.

Overwriting?
These are 120 new files which don't overwrite the existing gray hair. So your elders can still have gray hair too!
- They all have names that should make it clear which file is which haircut. The numbers and letters have been removed from the file.

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FAQ
Can you create something for me?: http://bit.ly/p9ymWC
About the numbers and letters in every name, I'm trying it out if I can remove them when you have only Base Game. If it's possible I reupload the zipfile, but you don't need to download it again as it will be the same files, just a different name.
If you have more questions, please, use the comment section.

Nice idea
I went through my mods and I found this: http://www.theninthwavesims.com/201...-haircolor.html
It's an hair dyeing box that functions as a mirror, but it says "dye hair". So then your elders can have grey hair and then dye their hair to a haircolor of this thread.

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Hair Style: Natural Colours Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: 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 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
TextRef_BG_ElderColoredHair-S2I-20140609.zip | Texture referenced.

Size: 466.3 KB · Downloads: 1,789 · 9th Jun 2014
466.3 KB 1,789 9th Jun 2014
BaseGameElderColoredHair-S2I-20140423.zip

Size: 39.90 MB · Downloads: 3,139 · 23rd Apr 2014
39.90 MB 3,139 23rd Apr 2014
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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\
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THANKS POST
#26 Old 5th May 2014 at 11:45 PM
Thanks for working so hard on making these texture-referenced. And thank you, Phaenoh, for helping out, too. Looking forward to these being updated.
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#27 Old 9th Jun 2014 at 8:36 PM
I added the new files which are textured referenced.
You can just replace the old files.
If you have any trouble witht these files please let me know.

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#28 Old 2nd Feb 2015 at 12:34 AM
I agree. How many in their 50's have grey hair.
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#29 Old 16th Oct 2015 at 11:59 PM
Yes! Yes! Yes! XD
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#30 Old 20th Nov 2015 at 6:24 AM
I just tried the texture referenced file and got a lot of hair that is white with blue and black writing and some others are flesh coloured. I thought these could be used with defaults? I guess I will try the plain one.

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#31 Old 20th Nov 2015 at 1:10 PM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
I just tried the texture referenced file and got a lot of hair that is white with blue and black writing and some others are flesh coloured. I thought these could be used with defaults? I guess I will try the plain one.


That's weird. It works perfect in my game.
Can you send me some screenshots? Maybe I can help.

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#32 Old 20th Nov 2015 at 8:16 PM
I already took it out, but I can download and install it again, I should have thought of taking a screenshot.

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#33 Old 21st Nov 2015 at 7:39 PM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
I already took it out, but I can download and install it again, I should have thought of taking a screenshot.


Could you try oout if you have the same problem with the other file? (not textured referenced)

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#34 Old 22nd Nov 2015 at 12:05 AM
Texture referenced file results.

The thing you get when something is missing a texture.

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#35 Old 22nd Nov 2015 at 7:13 AM
I'll check it in my game too.
Have you tried the other file?

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#36 Old 22nd Nov 2015 at 9:13 PM Last edited by joandsarah77 : 23rd Nov 2015 at 8:42 AM.
Not yet, I will be trying it today and I'll let you know how that goes.

Most of the hairs looked fine with the first file except a couple of custom hairs were messed up. I'll take your file out tomorrow and check those two hairs since they could be messed up from something else.

The messed up hair when moused over say BG ElderRed30-s21 and BG ElderRed3-s21

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#37 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 7:24 AM Last edited by lientebollemeis : 7th Feb 2016 at 9:37 AM.
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
Not yet, I will be trying it today and I'll let you know how that goes.

Most of the hairs looked fine with the first file except a couple of custom hairs were messed up. I'll take your file out tomorrow and check those two hairs since they could be messed up from something else.

The messed up hair when moused over say BG ElderRed30-s21 and BG ElderRed3-s21


I'm sorry it took so long. I didn't notice the edit of this comment until now (I get notified with a new comment but not with an edit so I must have forgotten to look back at it).

Oke, so we now know the two specific hairs you have trouble with Red30 and Red3.
That makes it a lot easier to search.
Can you send me the default replacements you use for these hairs?
I'll try it in an anygame from Numenor with only Base Game and Mansion & Garden with only those two hairs of mine and the replacements you use.
Once for the texturereferenced and once for the not texturereferenced file.

Edit: I know see that the screenshot is Red9.
Is that still a messed up hair too?
So there are more than two files messed up?


Edit2:
I checked the folowing already: Texture referenced
Red3 and Red30
Red3 has white and letters instead of the haircolor.
Red30 looks fine.

Not texture referenced
Red3 and Red30
The thumbnail of Red3 has white and letters instead of the haircolor.
Red3 looks fine on the sim itself.
Red30 looks fine.
The thumbnail can be fixed by deleting the file CASThumbnails.package in the folder C:\Users\...\Documents\EA Games\De Sims 2\Thumbnails

So I notice there's only a problem for the texture referenced files (but not all).
I'll do the texture reference again for the ones that don't look correctly in game, but that probably won't be today.

Edit3:
I did the texture reference again for number 3. I found out it might be not the correct name, but I can't find the correct one.
I hope Phaenoh can help with the names. I PM'd so I hope to get an answer soon.
The problem hairs are numbers:
3
7
9only red
8
12
14
15
25
23
So you can use the other ones and these numbers you can use from the not texture reference file.
Then you have them all as well.
I still don't know about defaults thought, but I'm sure it will work as Phaenoh said already it does.

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#38 Old 25th Oct 2017 at 12:05 AM
You said "Addon: dye hair option" is this INCLUDED? I see this REFERRENCED as a "hair color mirror" by Ninth Wave, but when tried to download got "link not available". I'm going to test this out; don't expect all my CC hair to be affected, but oh well

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#39 Old 26th Oct 2017 at 7:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by grammapat
You said "Addon: dye hair option" is this INCLUDED? I see this REFERRENCED as a "hair color mirror" by Ninth Wave, but when tried to download got "link not available". I'm going to test this out; don't expect all my CC hair to be affected, but oh well


It's indeed just a refference to the ninth wave's creation. It's not included. I'm sorry but I can't help you with missing downloads made by other creators on external sites.
None of your CC will be effected.
And don't worry this is not a default replacement.

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#40 Old 19th Oct 2018 at 8:21 AM Last edited by joandsarah77 : 19th Oct 2018 at 11:23 AM.
Sorry, I forgot all about this, you should have shot me a pm.

Since I've got sims turning elder now I am once more looking for hair and remembered this.

As to the others, I've now got file one, deleted the hairs I didn't want (which actually coincided with the ones clashing with my defaults since I hated those styles enough to defeat them in the first place, I wouldn't be using them)

I tested all of them in a new CC free folder and only one file is genuinely broken and that is the brown flipped style. no.3 In case it's something odd just in my game could you also try it in a cc-free folder?
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