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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
234 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
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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Test Subject
#76 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 9:36 PM
(To think I'm in love with a toaster...)

Beautiful hair mesh, and well worth the time and effort, hun. Your textures are simply superb.
Test Subject
#77 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 9:48 PM
Beautiful Hair! I love the recolors 2, thanxx
~Vala*

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Lab Assistant
#78 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 10:32 PM
Truly gorgeous! I'm always looking for more men's hairstyles, and this will surely be one of my favorites. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#79 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 11:13 PM
I love this mesh. And I think you might be my favorite person of the day. This is amazing!
Test Subject
#80 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 12:59 AM
They are superb, and your going to keep hearing this, thank you for offering them. The hair looks wicked and i can't wait to use them in the game. : D

Thank you.
Test Subject
#81 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 1:10 AM
Thanks for some much needed, great looking hair for men. Thank sooooo much...
Test Subject
#82 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 1:15 AM
This is psychotically gorgeous, I can't thank you enough for your efforts in making something so fun! You should be proud of yourself, this is killer!!
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 1:27 AM
*tacklelicks you* I could hump you right now... but I'll hold off until Gaius' release... sound good? :D
Test Subject
#84 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 1:44 AM
Pretty Pretty Pretty Pretty Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Upload Da Model

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Top Secret Researcher
#85 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 1:56 AM
I have no clue who this character is (not being into Sci-Fi) but you did a wonderful job. We need quality men's hair and your hard work is appreciated. I hope everyone respects your wishes about uploading and so forth (credit). There is nothing more frustrating then someone 'ripping off' something. I don't blame you for CLEARLY stating your policy.

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Test Subject
#86 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 2:30 AM
Thank you very much. It's great to have new hair for males. Good male hair tends to be hard to find as not many people create male SIM items. So thank you again.

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Test Subject
#87 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 2:30 AM
Wow, thanks so much, I've been desperate for some decent hair for my male sims. Very nice job!
Test Subject
#88 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 2:41 AM
It said I had a corrupt file when I tried to unzip it, but I think maybe it's just my computer?

In any case, stunning work!
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Original Poster
#89 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 2:45 AM
Thank you everyone for all the kind comments - I really appreciate it. Your reaction makes me really want to make more stuff to share with you guys.

SlashMaster, try redownloading - I just downloaded it and opened it myself in WinRAR and it (and the files in it) seem to be just fine. It's a pretty big file, so it might have glitched somewhere in the transfer for you.

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Field Researcher
#90 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 2:45 AM
I hate Battlestar Galactica but I LOVE this hairstyle!!! :D

Incredible job making this!!! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 2:59 AM
This is awesome, I love it!
Instructor
#92 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 3:53 AM
Wow, this is wonderful, thankyou for sharing.

Auroraspirit :angel:

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Test Subject
#93 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 4:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
SlashMaster, try redownloading - I just downloaded it and opened it myself in WinRAR and it (and the files in it) seem to be just fine. It's a pretty big file, so it might have glitched somewhere in the transfer for you.


Yup.

It's all in there now. =D
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 5:58 AM
there is never enough hair for males.. i love your work, thank you for all your time and troubles and shareing them here on mts, please keep them comeing.
Lab Assistant
#95 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 6:13 AM
I have to repeat some of what's already been said: I love it when a new hairstyle appears for men, and I really love it when it's of such high quality! This looks fantastic in game. Thank you!

(And I can't wait for you to finish Gaius - Oh, the things I'll do to him in my game...)

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Scholar
#96 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 6:22 AM
OH my gosh, this is so amazing! You are so gifted. I also want to thank you for the advice you gave me in the creators help forum. Thanks to your comments about my Married With Children project, as well as the things you said about your own skin project, I was inspired to rethink how I was doing my skins and re-tooled my light and medium skin tones with a "less is more" approach and the results are working out well for me. I hope to have everything completed for a massive release next month.

You just have a great eye and a real feel for what makes Sims art great. And this hair mesh is a fantastic example of that. I'm so glad you're a part of this community.

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Lab Assistant
#97 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 7:51 AM
Oh my god, it's gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#98 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 7:56 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!! Really So Sexy!! Thank you sooooooooo much! i love your hair!
Field Researcher
#99 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 9:40 AM
brill thanx 4 sharing
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