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VQ Skin Default Replacement

by Vikuu Posted 20th Sep 2019 at 4:36 PM - Updated 24th Sep 2019 at 11:12 AM by Vikuu
7 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
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.
Hey there,



Since I always wanted to create and share a default replacement texture pack with the textures from my light skin as a base I thought today was the day.
I am very thankful for ParasiteX's tutorial and default template which I used and that I'll link in the Credits.
The default replacement is for every age and gender and ranges from the lightest Maxis shade to the darkest.
So even the babies have the new face texture as shown in the custom light skin earlier.
Anyway here is the full skin range chart (except for the babies) :



Note: I only changed the face textures, the body textures are the original Sims 2 textures.

And that's it for today!
Happy Simming as always!

Additional Credits:
ParasiteX on mts for the tutorial and template
http://modthesims.info/t/194390

texture from following picture, photograph by Vitaly Valua
http://www.celltheraclinic.com/our-...thetic-surgery/

Gimp
EA Games Sims 2 SimPE
Tags: #maxis match

Skin Type: Human Maxis-Match
Skin Flags: Barbie Default

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
VQ_skintextures_xcf_Gimpfiles.zip | Gimpfiles for anyone who would like to recolor the skintextures, two seperate xcf files with bodies and faces and two color overlay layers

Size: 7.02 MB · Downloads: 1,765 · 24th Sep 2019
7.02 MB 1,765 24th Sep 2019
VQ_skins_default.zip | default skin replacement S1 to S4 for all ages, compressorized

Size: 20.49 MB · Downloads: 6,177 · 24th Sep 2019
20.49 MB 6,177 24th Sep 2019
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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Inventor
THANKS POST
#2 Old 20th Sep 2019 at 4:37 PM
Oh WOW! They look lovely!! I love how soft it looks. Would there be any chance of a Supernatural Replacement? Thanks so much, I'm excited to see how this skin looks in my game when I play next!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 20th Sep 2019 at 4:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Fyren5
Oh WOW! They look lovely!! I love how soft it looks. Would there be any chance of a Supernatural Replacement? Thanks so much, I'm excited to see how this skin looks in my game when I play next!

Thank you I would also like to work on some supernatural skintone replacements. Maybe some custom ones in funny colors and some with freckles and moles too.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 23rd Sep 2019 at 2:53 PM
Hi, I'm leaving this comment here, because I noticed that the filesize of the defaults is abnormally large. As someone who is very picky about filesizes, this puts me off. Fortunately, I'm pretty sure your files can be compressed with the Compressorizer (http://modthesims.info/showthread.p...064#post4934064) which usually makes files smaller. This can help reduce the size of your defaults.

Thanks!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#5 Old 23rd Sep 2019 at 2:54 PM
Also, can you also share the PSD of this skin for recolors? Thanks again :b
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 23rd Sep 2019 at 9:12 PM
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Originally Posted by redandvidya
Also, can you also share the PSD of this skin for recolors? Thanks again :b

Thanks for the advice. I'll compress the files and reupload it tomorrow. Unfortunately I lost the original PSD but I'm working on some alien recolors with Gimp. So I have two xcf files for all the faces and all the bodies with two masked color overlays. If that's okay I can upload it. :b
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Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#7 Old 20th Mar 2021 at 9:51 PM
Thank you! I like the subtle changes, especially that you've changed the lip color from brownish to a natural rose tint on light/medium skintones.

Has anyone here already made additional skintones from this set?