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Featured upload! "Gaius" Hair for Males (Adult/Elder)

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:08 AM - Updated 2nd Jul 2013 at 7:54 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I can't believe there wasn't a mesh shaped anything like this - I looked all over, I had other people look for me, NOTHING! So... I made it myself! Enjoy... "Gaius" based on the delightfully mad Dr. Gaius Baltar, from the fantastic new Battlestar Galactica series (Gaius himself coming soon, tee hee). All mesh parts and mapping from scratch except the scalp, and all textures 100% handpainted from scratch as well. I am INSANE.

Click the linked pic below for a bigger view.

[img]http://www.***********.***/images/gaiuscolours-s.jpg[/img]

It is available for adult and elder ONLY: due to the way the original recolour file I had to use is set up (with only the right number of layers for adult/elder) I was not able to do it for any more without a LOT of headaches. Please don't request it for other ages. I can't stand adding layers.

Elders will have the same hair colour as adults. All of the included colours except white (black, dark brown, light brown, blonde, platinum blonde, and red) are in the genetic hair bins like Maxis hairs, and have the correct eyebrow colours; white shows up under custom and has blonde brows by default. The poly count is pretty darn low: 1012 polygons, 718 vertices.

I don't think there are any problems with it from my testing... it clips a little bit into the back of the neck if the sim's got their head tilted up very far, or into big collars, but it's not really noticeable.

Please don't comment if you're just going to request something: I don't take requests unless otherwise noted.

Model Credits: (if anyone cares)
Skintone: Louis/SimCribbling
Eyes: Mine (unreleased)
Brows: Mine (unreleased)
Model: Mine (Corvus - isn't he beautiful?)

Thanks to:
  • Tiggerypum, for being my sanity and a constant help.
  • Wes_h, for the Unimesh plugins for Milkshape, used in the creation of this mesh.
  • Dr Pixel, for all kinds of various bits of useful meshing info that have helped me along the way.
  • LyricLee, for being understanding and putting up with being put off: I swear as soon as Six and Gaius are done (and they're almost done... this just went a lot quicker and easier than I was expecting), I'm making your pixel boy's hair, or you can bannimofocate my bu-mahogy butt, okay?
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.

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
HairMale_Gaius.rar 7.45 MB 231,320 22nd Jun 2006
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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 1:28 PM
Good Deal!

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Field Researcher
#27 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 1:30 PM
Awesome! No more Mr. Nice Gaius! Thank you so much! This is the first thing I've come across having to do with Battlestar for the Sims 2. I think I'll have him discover the "mysteries" of the women Sims in my neighborhood.

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Lab Assistant
#28 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 1:33 PM
I'm glad to see male meshes coming up more now, great work!
Field Researcher
#29 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 1:42 PM
HP, you're my HERO! There isn't enough words in the whole wide world to describe my gratitude. You've made my day, scratch that - my month. I was looking for something like this forever. Thank you!

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Test Subject
#30 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 1:47 PM
Oh thank you! It's awesome!
Scholar
#31 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 1:50 PM
Nice hair! It's wonderful. Hand Painted, geesh, I wish I took that much time sometimes. Well, anyways this rocks! Thanks
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 2:05 PM
amazing job! thanks so much for sharing :D
Scholar
#33 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 2:13 PM
I wish you enjoyed making hair more than you do; you're so good at it.
It's also wonderful to see someone give such detailed descriptions of their uploads, with all relevant information. Thank you for taking the time to make everything perfect.

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Test Subject
#34 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 2:14 PM
Gorgeous! Thanks

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Test Subject
#35 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 2:50 PM
Yay for more male hair! Thanks a lot, these look awesome. :D
Test Subject
#36 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 2:51 PM
Thank you! It is wonderful to finally find EXACTLY what I have been asking for. A normal, everyday hairstyle for men! Thanks again.

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Test Subject
#37 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 2:54 PM
Fabulous the men need better hair in this game! Great work
Field Researcher
#38 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 3:03 PM
What a fantastic new hairstyle! You've done such a wonderful job.
Thank you so much for sharing
Instructor
#39 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 3:26 PM
I love her!
Thank you for sharing
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 3:36 PM
Excellent work. I can't wait to see it in the game. I have hundreds of different hair for my female sims but only a handful for my males so thanks a bunch for this.

~ Sam ~
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 3:37 PM
Great hair. Any chance we can get the model too. He's teh hot

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Lab Assistant
#42 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 3:47 PM
you and your meshes are great HP! amazing mesh and textures! its rare to find such great hair! Thank you! :D
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 3:58 PM
Beautiful, just beautiful! Thanks so much for your hard work!!

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Test Subject
#44 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 4:16 PM
Fabulous! I love it.
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 4:17 PM
fantastic thanks for all your hard work!

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Lab Assistant
#46 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 4:27 PM
Absolutely stunning. I have been praying for swept-back hair like this (without that dumb ponytail). This one surpasses my hopes. Beautifully done, and many thanks.
Test Subject
#47 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 4:38 PM
Beautiful hair. Thank you muchly!
Inventor
#48 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 4:39 PM
You did a superb job! :thumb:

So gorgeous! Thank you so much for it! :baloons:


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Lab Assistant
#49 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 4:58 PM
I love this hair and your model is gorgeous. Thank you.
Field Researcher
#50 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 5:15 PM
I love you cherub curls so much in game that I knew I'd be giving this one a try as soon as I saw it. It looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it in game.
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