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

by CmarNYC Posted 9th Dec 2020 at 11:12 PM - Updated 20th Dec 2020 at 4:15 PM by CmarNYC
143 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 6 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: 22,152 · 11th Dec 2020
1.16 MB 22,152 11th Dec 2020
TS4SkinConverterV2.3Source.zip | Source code, not needed to use the tool

Size: 641.7 KB · Downloads: 4,262 · 11th Dec 2020
641.7 KB 4,262 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
#101 Old 15th Dec 2020 at 9:46 PM
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Originally Posted by CmarNYC
No problem. Yes, the terminology is confusing with three very different types of skin textures all being called skins or skin tones, and a lot of creators don't indicate where you find the skin color/overlay/definition replacement so that adds to the confusion.


it does indeed. sorry to bother with such a silly question! i really did check to see if they were showing up in game ... i thought lol thank you again for taking the time
Test Subject
#102 Old 17th Dec 2020 at 2:08 AM
Hi, I'm trying to use the RemusSirion Fantasy Skins and it says there's no skin tones in the package file. I know you already replied to this issue but I'm almost certain these are supposed to be skin tones and they're not working. I'm linking one of them below, please let me know if this is something I can do with this tool or if I should find another way. Thanks so much!
https://www.thesimsresource.com/dow...kin/id/1434573/
Ms. Byte
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#103 Old 17th Dec 2020 at 7:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sajackson314
Hi, I'm trying to use the RemusSirion Fantasy Skins and it says there's no skin tones in the package file. I know you already replied to this issue but I'm almost certain these are supposed to be skin tones and they're not working. I'm linking one of them below, please let me know if this is something I can do with this tool or if I should find another way. Thanks so much!
https://www.thesimsresource.com/dow...kin/id/1434573/


The description of those skins says they're found in skin details, so they're not skin tones but overlays. Did you look for them in skin details?

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Lab Assistant
#104 Old 17th Dec 2020 at 3:10 PM
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Originally Posted by sajackson314
Hi, I'm trying to use the RemusSirion Fantasy Skins and it says there's no skin tones in the package file.[/URL]
Some people still think that skin tones and skins are the same things but they aren't. Skin tones are colors of skins.
Instructor
THANKS POST
#105 Old 20th Dec 2020 at 3:12 AM
I have made the directions for Mac users pretty! Feedback welcome.
https://cidira.tumblr.com/post/6379...olors-for-patch
Ms. Byte
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#106 Old 20th Dec 2020 at 4:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cidira
I have made the directions for Mac users pretty! Feedback welcome.
https://cidira.tumblr.com/post/6379...olors-for-patch


Thanks, adding to the description!

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#107 Old 26th Dec 2020 at 4:41 PM
Hi CmarNYC..

Im having a little problem using this. I had managed to add my skintones in and resaved them. However, they are still not appearing in my game. Could you please help thanks
Ms. Byte
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#108 Old 26th Dec 2020 at 4:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katesx1991x
Hi CmarNYC..

Im having a little problem using this. I had managed to add my skintones in and resaved them. However, they are still not appearing in my game. Could you please help thanks


Please upload the original and converted packages.

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#109 Old 3rd Jan 2021 at 3:51 PM Last edited by Todesfurcht : 3rd Jan 2021 at 4:33 PM.
Will a "select multiple" feature be available in the future? Thanks.
Ms. Byte
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#110 Old 3rd Jan 2021 at 4:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Todesfurcht
Will a "select multiple" feature be available in the future? Thanks.


If you mean to process multiple packages, no. I think Sims4Studio has a batch fixer.

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#111 Old 4th Jan 2021 at 9:00 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#112 Old 19th Jan 2021 at 5:38 AM
I tried to do this today (January 18) but I still don't see the skin tones in my game. It's the same for skin tones I tried to update with Sims 4 Studio. I'm not sure what the problem is, since it seems to work for other people. Was there an update to the game since December 7, or am I potentially doing something wrong?

By the way, I'm also super grateful this mod exists at all.
Ms. Byte
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#113 Old 19th Jan 2021 at 8:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by toyherb
I tried to do this today (January 18) but I still don't see the skin tones in my game. It's the same for skin tones I tried to update with Sims 4 Studio. I'm not sure what the problem is, since it seems to work for other people. Was there an update to the game since December 7, or am I potentially doing something wrong?

By the way, I'm also super grateful this mod exists at all.


You can only update skin colors applied in the skin color section in CAS, not skins applied as skin details or default replacement skin definitions. Check that you're trying to convert the right type of skin.

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#114 Old 21st Jan 2021 at 6:09 AM
Hey all, hopefully my issue is a misunderstanding as have most so far, but I too am unable to convert certain files. I am sure they are not overlays or makeup files. If anyone is familiar with them, I am trying to convert Crazy Mammoth's rainbow skintones (Blue, Red, Yellow, etc.), but for some reason they still do not show up in the game.
Ms. Byte
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#115 Old 21st Jan 2021 at 9:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kentvrio
Hey all, hopefully my issue is a misunderstanding as have most so far, but I too am unable to convert certain files. I am sure they are not overlays or makeup files. If anyone is familiar with them, I am trying to convert Crazy Mammoth's rainbow skintones (Blue, Red, Yellow, etc.), but for some reason they still do not show up in the game.


Please upload the original and converted packages.

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#116 Old 22nd Jan 2021 at 6:55 AM
Good god, it takes forever. It's like frozen molasses. How is it this slow?
Test Subject
#117 Old 26th Jan 2021 at 11:11 PM
Trying to use this for the noodlessorbetremix package and it is just not working.

It seems to think there are only 3 skintones for some reason, but when I open it in sims4studio there are plenty. I can't upload the package files because they're too big
Ms. Byte
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#118 Old 27th Jan 2021 at 2:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpongieK
Trying to use this for the noodlessorbetremix package and it is just not working.

It seems to think there are only 3 skintones for some reason, but when I open it in sims4studio there are plenty. I can't upload the package files because they're too big


Where does it say there are only 3 skintones? I downloaded and converted Noodles’ Berry Skin Colors, it said there are 64 tones and 64 colors showed up when I tested in game. Maybe that's not the right package since it's quite small - if so, please link to the package you're talking about.

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#119 Old 2nd Feb 2021 at 6:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CmarNYC
Where does it say there are only 3 skintones? I downloaded and converted Noodles’ Berry Skin Colors, it said there are 64 tones and 64 colors showed up when I tested in game. Maybe that's not the right package since it's quite small - if so, please link to the package you're talking about.


Was able to figure it out thanks
Test Subject
#120 Old 14th Feb 2021 at 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by CmarNYC
Please upload the original and converted packages.

Apologies for not replying faster, work took me out of town for a few weeks. Unfortunately the system is not allowing me to upload, I keep getting "500" errors from the server. If it helps though, I noticed the game is not registering the existence of the package files since they do not show up on the mods list that appears upon game start.
Ms. Byte
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#121 Old 15th Feb 2021 at 5:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kentvrio
Apologies for not replying faster, work took me out of town for a few weeks. Unfortunately the system is not allowing me to upload, I keep getting "500" errors from the server. If it helps though, I noticed the game is not registering the existence of the package files since they do not show up on the mods list that appears upon game start.


I downloaded and converted one of the Crazy Mammoth skins and it works fine in my game, so without your uploaded original and converted packages I can't help.

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Test Subject
#122 Old 15th Feb 2021 at 7:36 PM
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Originally Posted by CmarNYC
I downloaded and converted one of the Crazy Mammoth skins and it works fine in my game, so without your uploaded original and converted packages I can't help.

Good news then, it seems that the system just needed them in a .zip file to work. The file with a '1' at the end is the converted file. Thank you for your help, and your patience.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip CrazyMammoth.zip (917.8 KB, 11 downloads)
Ms. Byte
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#123 Old 16th Feb 2021 at 2:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kentvrio
Good news then, it seems that the system just needed them in a .zip file to work. The file with a '1' at the end is the converted file. Thank you for your help, and your patience.


Your CrazyMammoth_SkinToneBlue_FIXED1.package shows up fine in my game, in the Neutral panel. If you don't see the same skintone panels either you're not patched up to date or maybe you're using a CAS UI mod.
Screenshots

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Test Subject
#124 Old 17th Feb 2021 at 5:28 AM
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Originally Posted by CmarNYC
Your CrazyMammoth_SkinToneBlue_FIXED1.package shows up fine in my game, in the Neutral panel. If you don't see the same skintone panels either you're not patched up to date or maybe you're using a CAS UI mod.

Good to know it's not a program fault then, thank you again!
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