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Feathers/Maxis Match Extra Dark Skin

by ZephyrSteph Posted 23rd Oct 2016 at 8:14 PM - Updated 22nd Feb 2017 at 1:38 AM by ZephyrSteph : linked to more matching skins!
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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.
*EDIT* As of 2nd Nov, the texture and genetics are now working properly! Please re-download if you had problems with this before.

*EDIT 2* As of 7th Nov, you can also download a matching default replacement or unlocked alien skin by me, here. And if you care for even more variety, you can also complete your feathers/maxis skin collection with birth marks, more supernaturals and more here on xmathyx's tumblr!

I love using these skintones by xmathyx in my game. They're the maxis defaults, but with the nostrils and mouth altered. So I decided to create an even darker skintone that matches this set!

The basis for this skin was an extra-dark skintone included by Maxis in The Sims Castaway Stories, which was uploaded by Jawusa. I edited the nostrils and mouth, plus added nipples on all the female bodies to make it consistent with the skins from xmathyx.

Genetically, this skin is 1 step darker than the darkest maxis skin (S4). So if a sim with this skin (essentially S5) and a sim with the lightest maxis skin (S1) had a child, the child could have the lightest skintone (S1), the second lightest skintone (S2), the tan skintone (S3), the dark skintone (S4) or this skintone. In essence, it should work just like you'd expect it to in real life!

It is also townified, so townies can spawn with this skin.

Works for all ages and genders.

For comparison purposes, I've included this picture of what this skin looks like next to the maxis dark skintone (S4).


PS. As always, my sim models wear these brows and these eyes. Hair can be found here and here.

Additional Credits:

Skin Type: Human Realistic Maxis-Match
Skin Flags: Genetic Nipples

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
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Size: 3.06 MB · Downloads: 1,848 · 2nd Nov 2016
3.06 MB 1,848 2nd Nov 2016
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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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#2 Old 24th Oct 2016 at 12:43 AM
Excellent! LOVE IT!
Meet Me In My Next Life
#3 Old 26th Oct 2016 at 1:19 AM
This is great very nice, it is always good to have skin tones in different shades. thanks for sharing.

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#4 Old 26th Oct 2016 at 9:58 PM
Beautiful! I like a realistic range of skin tones. There's not a lot of dark ones out there but now there's one more, yay!
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 27th Oct 2016 at 11:25 PM
I recently tried my hand at making geneticized maxis-match skins, since I learned how to do that. I made even darker version but I'm glad someone beat me to it now I get to have three different dark skins in my game!
Test Subject
#6 Old 9th Nov 2016 at 4:29 AM
Beautifully done. I love having a good matching set, and the "feathers" set has been absolutely wonderful. Thanks for enriching it with your work!
Test Subject
#7 Old 28th Nov 2017 at 5:10 AM
Test Subject
#8 Old 7th Feb 2018 at 11:53 AM
Hi, are the other skintones included? Unfortunately the link doesn't work anymore :/
Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 20th Nov 2018 at 2:19 AM
Just what I have been looking for, Thanks so much! I can't wait to check it out.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 12th Jul 2019 at 9:57 PM
Originally Posted by Mary Blue
Hi, are the other skintones included? Unfortunately the link doesn't work anymore :/

The link to the feathers skintones still works, you'll need to click the magnifying glass in the upper left corner and type in 'skins'. That will give you all the skins available

Thanks for this amazing dark colour, I already can't play without them