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K&B Short Headband Hair for Women of All Ages!

by Jawusa Posted 6th Jan 2021 at 5:20 PM
6 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
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.
So, I received a request earlier this week on Tumblr for converting this hairstyle from The Sims 2 Kitchen&Bath Stuff Pack for all ages.

Since I couldn't find any existing age conversions (which I couldn't believe? Lol. Because nearly all the other hairstyles have been converted and are available for download here by Layana.), I decided to give it a go myself!

I think it looks very cute on toddlers and children, so I really started questioning EA's decision of making this hairstyle available for adults and elders only.... just... why EA?

Anyway, at least it's available for all ages now, right? And that's what matters. Lol.

This comes in 2 versions (only choose one! DONT use them together).

- "All 5 Recolors" version, which is much like the original EA hairstyles. You get 5 individual hairband recolors (pink, teal, brown, green, purple) for every hair color (black, brown, blond, red, grey). Meaning, 25 recolors in total!

Note: All linked to EA's hair textures and binned to EA's hair families, which is why, TS2 Kitchen&Bath Stuff Pack is required for these hair recolors to work!

- "One Recolor Only" version, which HIDES the 4 additional hairband recolors for each hair color, so that there's only ONE hairband recolor for each hairstyle. Pink hairband for black hair, teal hairband for brown hair, brown hairband for blond hair, green hairband for red hair and finally, purple hairband for grey hair!

Note: I made a new hair family, so it's binned in the way as described above. But the hair textures are still linked to EA's. Which is why you still need TS2 Kitchen&Bath SP for these hair recolors to work!

To install, decide which version you'd like to have in-game and then put the files into your Downloads folder (or in a subfolder within the Downloads folder). These hairs have been decustomized, so do NOT use the delete button in CAS/BodyShop. This may break your game files.
Alternatively, you can put these into your Program Files/EA Games/(latest EP or SP)/TSData/Res/Catalog/Skins to disable the delete button.

That's it for now... :p
I hope you like this hair!

Polygon Counts:
The polygon counts for all three meshes (teen, child, toddler) are all the same as EA's adult hair mesh. No new faces or vertices have been added. It has only been resized to fit the heads of the corresponding ages, therefore...

Faces=1264, Vertices= 846

Additional Credits:
- CatOfEvilGenius's Quick Easy Hair Binner
- Cmar's Meshing Toolkit
- Milkshape
- SimPE - Last but not least, the anonymous person on Tumblr who requested me to do this, lol. So, if you see this, well.. I made this for you!

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SP7 - Shortheadband - All 5 Recolors.rar

Size: 220.4 KB · Downloads: 606 · 6th Jan 2021
220.4 KB 606 6th Jan 2021
SP7 - Shortheadband - One Recolor Only.rar

Size: 178.0 KB · Downloads: 177 · 6th Jan 2021
178.0 KB 177 6th Jan 2021
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 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 6th Jan 2021 at 7:39 PM
It's a very cute hairstyle on kids! thank you for the conversion, more hair choice for toddlers an children is always welcome
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 7th Jan 2021 at 5:20 AM
Thanks for sharing this!It should've been for all ages from the start and thanks for patching this.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 16th Jan 2021 at 5:42 AM
this is wonderful! will it work with treeag's default?
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#5 Old 16th Jan 2021 at 11:10 PM
@Mikexx2 If you download the default replacement version, then yes! Because my files link directly to EA's textures.
Btww, I just tested that default replacement myself. Gee, it looks much better with shorter bangs!

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 23rd Jan 2021 at 7:58 AM
Thanks! So glad it works because the original bangs are terrible (thanks, Maxis!). Love this especially on children.
Test Subject
#7 Old 6th Jul 2021 at 12:43 AM
Thanks for doing this! :D