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TS4 Skin Converter V2.3, enable CC skintones in CAS

by CmarNYC Posted 9th Dec 2020 at 10:12 PM - Updated 20th Dec 2020 at 3:15 PM by CmarNYC
143 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
With the December 2020 patch, CC skintones stopped appearing in the CAS skintone picker. This tool will update them and optionally will add tanned and burned textures to older skintones.

This tool is ONLY for skin colors that are applied in the skintone panel in CAS, NOT 'skintones' that are applied in skin details. It is also NOT for texture-only default replacements. If you see a message saying there are no tones found in the package, you're probably trying to convert one of those.

When running this tool, do NOT save the converted package over the original; that may corrupt the package and you could end up with an unusable file! Give it a new name or save it in a different location. Then remove the old package from your Mods folder and replace it with the converted one.

Pick which skintone panel you want the CC skins to appear in and this tool will convert them. It sets up the light/dark slider with standard values.

It makes fairly accurate textures for natural skin colors and makes its best guess at tan and burn colors for fantasy skins. It uses the swatch color to judge how light/dark the skin is and decide which color(s) are dominant for fantasy skins, so an accurate swatch is important.

Straight conversion is fast, but if you're adding tan and burn textures and there are more than a few skintones in the package it'll take a seriously long time to compress the files and save after converting. Your system may report the process as not responding but it should complete eventually.

This is really quick and dirty so keep copies of your original skintone packages and please report errors.

Unzip and run TS4SkinConverter.exe.

Windows only, sorry. Requires 64-bit and .NET 4.

FOR MAC USERS:

How to convert skintones manually using Sims4Studio: https://cidira.tumblr.com/post/6379...olors-for-patch

Additional Credits:
s4pi library for package and image handling.
Download: https://github.com/s4ptacle/Sims4Tools/releases/
Source: https://github.com/s4ptacle/Sims4Tools/tree/develop

Updates:

V2.3, 12/10/2020
- Switched to a better color conversion for burned skin textures, which makes the skin look redder (or greener or bluer) when burned.

V2.2, 12/10/2020
- Added the option to enable for humans.
- Changed default skintone category to Miscellaneous.

V2.1, 12/10/2020
- Added options to enable skintones for all occults. Everything else is the same so you only need this if you need skins enabled for Aliens, Vampires, or Spellcasters.
Tags: #TS4, #skin, #skintone, #convert

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Editors
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TS4SkinConverter_2_3_0_0.zip | Extract folder and run TS4SkinConverter.exe

Size: 1.16 MB · Downloads: 21,605 · 11th Dec 2020
1.16 MB 21,605 11th Dec 2020
TS4SkinConverterV2.3Source.zip | Source code, not needed to use the tool

Size: 641.7 KB · Downloads: 4,122 · 11th Dec 2020
641.7 KB 4,122 11th Dec 2020
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 File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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Test Subject
#126 Old 30th Mar 2021 at 4:05 PM
Hello! This mod could be very useful if I managed to figure out how it works >.> I tried to convert Msblue's Rainbow Skintone Set, but it says there is no skintones to be converted though I am pretty sure it's not makeup or skin detail but a cas skintone.
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#127 Old 30th Mar 2021 at 10:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RegineK
Hello! This mod could be very useful if I managed to figure out how it works >.> I tried to convert Msblue's Rainbow Skintone Set, but it says there is no skintones to be converted though I am pretty sure it's not makeup or skin detail but a cas skintone.


The rainbow skintone set is already updated to be compatible and doesn't need conversion.

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Test Subject
#128 Old 30th Mar 2021 at 11:28 PM
I should be seeing it then, I guess? It doesn't show up in my game plus the game doesn't launch after I try to HQ it. I thought like "ok I can play without hq for some time", but it just doesn't show up.
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#129 Old 31st Mar 2021 at 1:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RegineK
I should be seeing it then, I guess? It doesn't show up in my game plus the game doesn't launch after I try to HQ it. I thought like "ok I can play without hq for some time", but it just doesn't show up.


They show up fine in my non-HQ game, in the Neutral panel.

I haven't had a chance to test HQ skins yet since EA changed their skin color texturing standard again so I can't help with that right now.

You're not running Legacy Edition, are you? The latest version of skintones won't show up in it.
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Test Subject
#130 Old 31st Mar 2021 at 2:24 PM
Welp, it is legacy edition. Though MsBlue's skintone set V3 shows up just fine, HQed.
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#131 Old 31st Mar 2021 at 4:50 PM Last edited by CmarNYC : 31st Mar 2021 at 5:05 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RegineK
Welp, it is legacy edition. Though MsBlue's skintone set V3 shows up just fine, HQed.


You must be using an old version. If you can find an old version of the rainbow tones, that should work too.

Edit: You can also try using TS4 Skininator - open the package, let it convert the textures, then click the Save for Legacy Edition button and let it convert again and save the package. I don't use LE and haven't tested this, but in theory it should work.

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Test Subject
#132 Old 1st Apr 2021 at 12:02 PM
Thanks, I'll try that ^^
Test Subject
#133 Old 6th Apr 2021 at 5:15 PM
Hi!

I have some skintones which have been updated by the creators, but the problem I am having with them is that the slider is way too "powerful" on them. I know this was an issue when the game update first happened, but I recall one of the versions of this program fixing it.

My problem now is that to fix them so that the sliders are less powerful, I would need the old, original versions of these skintones - which I don't have.

Is there a way to convert already-updated skintones to re-updated skintones, with better slider support?

Here's a link to the skintones (Google Drive, no ads) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iM...1LCujTKAQJ/view as the upload button shouted at me.

Thanks for all your hard work!
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#134 Old 6th Apr 2021 at 7:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dariganno
Hi!

I have some skintones which have been updated by the creators, but the problem I am having with them is that the slider is way too "powerful" on them. I know this was an issue when the game update first happened, but I recall one of the versions of this program fixing it.

My problem now is that to fix them so that the sliders are less powerful, I would need the old, original versions of these skintones - which I don't have.

Is there a way to convert already-updated skintones to re-updated skintones, with better slider support?

Here's a link to the skintones (Google Drive, no ads) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iM...1LCujTKAQJ/view as the upload button shouted at me.


Thanks for all your hard work!


As of now, the only way I know of is to use TS4 Skininator or Sims4Studio to open the package and modify the slider minimum and maximum values for each color/skintone.

Thank you!
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Test Subject
#135 Old 6th Apr 2021 at 8:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CmarNYC
As of now, the only way I know of is to use TS4 Skininator or Sims4Studio to open the package and modify the slider minimum and maximum values for each color/skintone.

Thank you!


Oh! Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#136 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 3:34 AM
Sorry, another thing.

Code:
************** Exception Text **************
System.IO.InvalidDataException: Not a DXT5 or L8 format DDS, read FourCC: None, format: None
   at s4pi.ImageResource.RLEResource.ImportToRLE(Stream input, RLEVersion rleVersion)
   at XMODS.Form1.OpenPackageForEdit(Boolean verbose)
   at XMODS.Form1.PackageEditFile_button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4341.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------


Sometimes it says it will update textures but then it does this - even though they are updated already for the new patch. Is there something I can fix in Photoshop, or does the creator have to? Not sure about different kinds of DDS but I do have a DDS plugin.
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#137 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 7:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dariganno
Sorry, another thing.

Code:
************** Exception Text **************
System.IO.InvalidDataException: Not a DXT5 or L8 format DDS, read FourCC: None, format: None
   at s4pi.ImageResource.RLEResource.ImportToRLE(Stream input, RLEVersion rleVersion)
   at XMODS.Form1.OpenPackageForEdit(Boolean verbose)
   at XMODS.Form1.PackageEditFile_button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4341.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------


Sometimes it says it will update textures but then it does this - even though they are updated already for the new patch. Is there something I can fix in Photoshop, or does the creator have to? Not sure about different kinds of DDS but I do have a DDS plugin.


Please upload the package.

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Test Subject
#138 Old 15th Apr 2021 at 11:41 PM
Is anyone else having trouble figuring out how to use this? I can save new versions of all my skins, they're all right there in my folder, but I can't see any of them in-game still. I know I don't have Legacy windows. There must be something I'm missing, but I can't figure it out. Anyone else?
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#139 Old 16th Apr 2021 at 12:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by elenorasweet
Is anyone else having trouble figuring out how to use this? I can save new versions of all my skins, they're all right there in my folder, but I can't see any of them in-game still. I know I don't have Legacy windows. There must be something I'm missing, but I can't figure it out. Anyone else?


Please upload your original and converted packages.

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#140 Old 28th Apr 2021 at 2:03 AM
This is so nice! I was so disappointed when the December update made it impossible to use the nicely textured cc skin tones; your cc skin tone converter has made creating new Sims much nicer.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#141 Old 17th Jun 2021 at 6:53 PM
thanks
Lab Assistant
#142 Old 6th Aug 2021 at 3:59 PM
lets hope this still works for the new update..
Test Subject
#143 Old 19th Oct 2021 at 10:26 PM
Hello, I recently downloaded this and I was able to update one skin that I really wanted to used successfully. However, I was trying to update the Simsperience 99 skin colors and I keep getting this error "System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 's4pi.Package, Version=2002.10.2050.28502, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified." I'm not really sure what to do, so any help to fix this would be much appreciated!
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#144 Old 19th Oct 2021 at 11:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnmeiUCray
Hello, I recently downloaded this and I was able to update one skin that I really wanted to used successfully. However, I was trying to update the Simsperience 99 skin colors and I keep getting this error "System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 's4pi.Package, Version=2002.10.2050.28502, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified." I'm not really sure what to do, so any help to fix this would be much appreciated!


Make sure s4pi.Package.dll is in the folder. If it's missing, redownload the tool. And make sure you're running TS4SkinConverter.exe, not one of the other files starting with TS4SkinConverter. If it still doesn't work, try making the folder an exception in your antivirus.

Please do not PM me with mod, tutorial, or general modding questions or problems; post them in the thread for the mod or tutorial or post them in the appropriate forum.

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