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NRP: 20 soft and touchable retextures/recolors of melodie9's all-ages short messy hair

by alkaloid Posted 21st Apr 2007 at 3:05 AM - Updated 4th Oct 2007 at 8:56 PM by alkaloid
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.


For the Natural Redhead Project: 20 retextures/recolors of melodie9's all-ages adaption of Maxis' short messy hair. The textures aren't quite what I'd hoped they'd be, but they're a huge improvement over the Maxis textures (see the back view below), so I hope you'll enjoy them.

Click thumbnail for full-sized image:

These are all color-binned (except custom colors), made with Legacy BodyShop, and grouped in the same family (which means the mesh doesn't "drop" if you switch hair colors).

If you want to download all the colors in one go, they are packed in the "alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_ALLCOLORS" file. If you want to pick and choose, all of the individual hair files have also been packed separately. The colors are listed in the file names.


Reds: Dark Auburn (with brown eyebrows), Auburn, Titian Red, Ginger, and Strawberry Blonde.
Blonds: Dark Ash Blonde, Beach Blonde, Ash Blonde, Champagne Blonde and Platinum Blonde.
Browns: Dark Brown, Chocolate Brown, Cool Brown and Light Brown.
Blacks: Warm Black (a black with subtle brown highlights) and True Black.
Custom: Olive Green, Rich Blue, White and Bright Turquoise.

Please don't ask me to remember precisely which grey goes with which natural color. I know I did a white, a silver grey, and a middling warm grey. They roughly correspond to how light or dark the original hair color was. I also did a dark "salt and pepper" for the True Black elder color.

White and Olive Green have the same color for all ages. White has Blonde eyebrows, and Olive Green has brown eyebrows.

The Bright Turquoise (based on Manic Panic's Atomic Turquoise) color is Champagne Blond for toddlers and children, and white for elders.

The Rich Blue color (based on Manic Panic's Shocking Blue) is Cool Brown for toddlers and childen, and is grey for elders.

Terms of use for these textures/recolors: These files may be redistributed via shared sims, so long as those sims are available in the free section of any site, and I am credited with a link back to my profile on this site. You may not charge money or a membership fee for my files: this includes "donation files" on an otherwise free site, and sites where my files would only periodically be free.

These files may also be shared via Neighborhood 99, so long as I am properly credited.

You may recolor these files so long as your derivative works are only posted on free sites as described in the previous paragraph.

Additional Credits:
The skintone is an unreleased one by myself. The eyes are by myself, and the makeup and eyebrows are by Helaene.

Clothes (in CAS) are by HystericalParoxysm. The in-game clothes are by Maxis.

This download has custom installation instructions!

In addition to the normal installation instructions, this download also has a custom instruction, as follows:

Please make sure to read it before commenting that it doesn't work. :)
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_ALLCOLORS.rar 4.69 MB 13,798 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_ashblond.rar 235.6 KB 991 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_auburn.rar 238.0 KB 814 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_beachblond.rar 237.1 KB 938 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_brightturquoise.rar 345.5 KB 434 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_champagneblond.rar 233.0 KB 772 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_chocolatebrown.rar 235.3 KB 1,192 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_coolbrown.rar 238.6 KB 970 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_darkashblond.rar 239.3 KB 793 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_darkauburn.rar 238.0 KB 880 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_darkbrown.rar 235.1 KB 1,457 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_ginger.rar 236.7 KB 541 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_lightbrown.rar 240.2 KB 959 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_olivegreen.rar 126.7 KB 411 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_platinumblond.rar 235.5 KB 751 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_richblue.rar 345.9 KB 404 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_snowwhite.rar 123.9 KB 720 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_strawberryblond.rar 237.1 KB 584 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_titianred.rar 237.4 KB 549 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_trueblack.rar 232.9 KB 1,505 21st Apr 2007
alkaloid_hair_melodie9shortmessy_warmblack.rar 231.7 KB 1,531 21st Apr 2007
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UPDATED: toddler messy hair by melodie9
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Tags: #natural redhead project, #red, #blond, #blonde, #auburn, #black, #brown, #all-ages, #white, #punk, #green, #melodie9, #male