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1  Simmers' Paradise / Apartment Life Help / AL install over wrote a neighbourhood item on: November 07, 2008, 09:53:56 am
With the patch you indeed recover the round building, but now the new heliport building is overwritten. :doh:
2  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Women / Hippie Outfit! on: June 30, 2007, 06:12:44 pm
It's cute and well done!
Thank you!
3  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Skintones / ZOMBIE SKINTONES (FIXED) on: June 27, 2007, 02:11:00 pm
*smashes the download link*

THIS IS PERFECT! And just in time for my new spooky cemetery!
Thank you so much!
4  Retired Creators / BodyShape Requests / 'Serious' clothing, Wedding Gown and Outwear for Rio on: June 18, 2007, 04:54:41 pm
HI! :happy8:

First of all, thanks for bringing to us such a variety of bodyshapes! It really spices up the gameplay.

Ok. Erm, ahm, I'd like to request more meshes for these incredible bodyshapes, specially Rio Girl ! I'm in love with it, but my simmette is more of a 'serious' one, you know, likes to wear business suit and blazer.I really fancy the maxian teen/ya blazer, but it's just a suggestion. She's also at the secret society...so, yeah, lol, it would be easier to convert the llama uniform.


Also, I'm worried about the future brides. I mean, there are gorgeous gowns all over the Insim, but nothing bouffant, princess-like, like this mesh from pronup, ideal for the big day, for them.

http://rosemat.free.fr/Pronupsims2/Mesh/MESH_RosematBouffante190205.zip

*Blushes* Hang on, I'm almost finished . Yeah. Got the Seasons EP.... so yeah... no outwear/raincoats for the Rio/Ren/Booty gals. I've seen a fur coat for the PinUp, but that's all...

Sorry about the long long list of request, but I'm in love with the new bodyshapes and I'd like to have more meshes to play with. Nya. I wish I had the knowledge to make the meshes myself... but i don't... so... yeah...ok, thanks for reading and keep on rocking! :smile:
5  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Sim Hunks / Caeruleus Astrummanus on: June 14, 2007, 09:20:59 pm
Neithan, do you have any idea of how much I lurv you? *lol*

thank you SO much ! love your work!
6  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Sim Hunks / Caeruleus Astrummanus on: June 13, 2007, 05:45:37 pm
:smile:
I'm loving him!
Please,consider recoloring more hairs or... this ponytail in more colors! IT IS AMAZING!
thank you!
[]'s
7  Simmers' Paradise / Tutorials / How To Change Skin & Eye Tones of Existing, In-Game Sims on: May 24, 2007, 12:30:58 pm
Not satisfied with the skintone your favorite sim got? Deleted some random skintones and now sims are runing  with defaults Do you find son and father with same tattoos just weird? THIS IS THE ANSWER TO ALL YOUR TROUBLES.



HOW TO CHANGE SKIN & EYES OF EXISTING, IN-GAME SIMS.
SIMPE version: 0.62.1.100


Firstly, a big THANK YOU to Ari for the tuto that was (stil is) my bedside guide for a looong time. Her/His Tuto is far more comprehensive than mine and way more clear, but uses the dummy sim techniqu. On an overpopulated NB, it's a no-no. Still, this tuto was based heavily on it.

Secondly, backup your files. By files, I mean Neighborhood and Download folders. Better safe than sorry, right? Also, backup = good.

Ok, you already know which sim(s) you want to alter and which skintones/eyes you will be using, I guess. If not, this is the time to do so. I usually separate the files I'm gonna use by placing them on the desktop - after all, my DL folder has 7GB worth of stuff and we will need to open the skintone/eye files with SimPe. You may want to use Delphy's Download Organizer, Clean Installer, Ctrl + F to find them, so do it, if it's the case.

Found them? Ok. Put in a visible, safe place (mine is desktop).

So, you can use up to 3 different skintones - dominant, recessive and 'display' -  and 2 different eye colors (dominant and recessive) on a same sim.  My example sim will use 3 skintones (louis dark will be dominant, louis tan will be recessive and louis med will be display). You can use only one skintone for all strings (dom, rec and disp), or just two. Up to you. Same with eyes.

1a.Ok, now open the skintone package on SimPE.

1b.Go to Skintone XML (XSTTN).


1c.Click on the only thing on the resource list ('Dark' in my screenshot).
1d.Copy the 'Family' string value and past to a nicely named .txt document, like this (am i being too detailist?)



1e. Repeat for all the skins/eyes you will be using.

1f. For the eyes, it will it under 'Texture Overlay XML'. Then, uuface_eye_xxxx. Copy the value on the Family string.



Now time to find the pacient sim :-)


2a. Go to 'Tools' --> 'Neighborhood' --> 'Neighborhood Browser'. Open the NB the pacient sim is living in.

2b. Now 'Tools' --> 'Neighborhood' --> 'Sim Browser'.


Yay! Found it! Now we are going to change the sim's _DNA_ (not the apparence - that's the next step)

3a. On the plugin view, go to 'More' --> 'Open Sim DNA'


3b. Noooow, big time. Insert the 'Family Value' of the Dominant Skintone you previously saved to the Dominant Gene - Skintone AND Skintone Range.
The 'Family Value' of the Recessive Skintone to 'Recessive Gene' - Skintone AND Skintone Range'. COMMIT AND SAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You may want to change the hair color genes.

00000001-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 = Black hair
00000002-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 = Brown hair
00000003-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 = Blond hair
00000004-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 = Red hair

3c. Commit and Save.

On the screenshot I hadn't changed the eye values yet. Darn.

Save the 'display' skintone and eye for later



Now time to change the display skin and eye. By 'display skin' I mean the skin you actually see on the sim, not its DNA. Yeah. You can have a different 'display skin' than the ones in DNA, great for tattoed sims, since ink should not be genetic.

I have a sims that uses liegenschonheit's Japanese Tattoos as a display skin(http://www.digitalperversion.net/downloads/genetics/tattooskins/japanese/japanesetattoos.html), but his DNA bears only the tattoo-less Louis skins, so his kids will not inherit the tattoos :-)

4a.
Go back to the main plugin view  the one on picture 4. On 'More' choose the 'Open the Character File'


4b. On the 'Resource Tree' go to 'Age Data' and select the only string that shows up.

4c. On Plugin view, choose 'skincolor'. Replace the current value for the  family value of the display skintone you want the sim to have (you have it saved on the nicely named txt document).COMMIT. Same for the eyecolor. COMMIT. Save.



TADA!!!!!!!!!!

Run the game. Go play the modified sim.

OH NOEZ! Old skin/eye! WTF! Don't worry- go to the mirror and update the sim's look.
DONE!!!!! If teh mirror trick doesn't work, try aging the sim. My Uni sims only change their skins when they graduate (go from YA to A).


That's it.

Hope I was clear and teh pictures were big enough.
I'm always leaaring, so any tip, correction, comment is appreciated.
Feedback is welcome, too :-)

Have fun and Happy Simming
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