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21 all-ages retextures/recolors of Louis' Sohma Shigure's hair *GENETICS UPDATED 12/02/07*

by alkaloid Posted 6th Oct 2007 at 2:49 AM - Updated 16th May 2008 at 2:11 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.
Terms of use for these textures/recolors: Per Louis' terms of use, this item is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Korea License.

UPDATED 12/02/07

This is not a crucial update; I just added in genetic info and used an improved binning technique for the elders. I'm guessing maybe 3000~3300 people downloaded at least one of the files before this update, so if having proper genetics is important to you, be careful about letting files overwrite if you download a sim with one of these hairs.

MESH: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=83535

Part of the Natural Redhead Project.

I've always loved Louis' Shigure hair, but the original texture really didn't lend itself to recolors. So I gave in, made a new texture, and made a whole bunch of recolors using Louis' alpha. The original hair is on a base game mesh, but I used melodie9's all-ages mesh.

This mesh tends to develop pixeliciousness when I import via the normal method (see my "messy mop" recolors for some cringe-worthy examples), so I imported higher-quality images via SimPE. Slower computers may have some problems with this? I'm not sure. I don't know how anything slower than mine could run the Sims TBH.

These are all color-binned (now geneticized) and made with Legacy BodyShop.


Reds: Dark Auburn, Auburn, Titian, Ginger and Strawberry Blond.
Blonds: Beach Blond, Champagne Blond, Ash Blond and Platinum Blond.
Browns: Dark Brown, Chocolate Brown, Cool Brown and Light Brown.
Blacks: True Black and Warm Black.
Custom: Soft Blue, Burgundy, Aubergine, Moss Green, Silver and Snow White.

All individual color swatches are viewable at my photobucket.

The elder states for the 4 natural color bins have various appropriate shades of grey. Auburn is binned in red with brown eyebrows, and Strawberry Blond is binned in blond with red eyebrows. The custom colors are all-ages.

Additional Credits:

Louis, SimPE, Numenor's Legacy BodyShop
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_male_melodie9_mop_ALL21COLORS.rar 3.82 MB 9,726 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_ashblond.rar 217.2 KB 2,247 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_aubergine.rar 134.6 KB 1,558 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_auburn.rar 226.3 KB 1,810 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_beachblond.rar 211.0 KB 2,019 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_burgundy.rar 124.0 KB 1,520 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_champagneblond.rar 208.2 KB 1,868 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_chocolatebrown.rar 185.2 KB 2,156 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_coolbrown.rar 188.1 KB 1,814 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_darkauburn.rar 186.1 KB 2,390 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_darkbrown.rar 208.1 KB 2,261 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_gingerred.rar 207.8 KB 1,609 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_lightbrown.rar 214.2 KB 1,908 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_mossgreen.rar 103.0 KB 1,365 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_platinumblond.rar 209.6 KB 1,750 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_silver.rar 153.5 KB 1,626 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_snowwhite.rar 111.0 KB 1,548 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_softblue.rar 110.3 KB 1,400 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_strawberryblond.rar 208.3 KB 1,593 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_titianred.rar 209.5 KB 1,546 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_trueblack.rar 200.3 KB 2,477 6th Oct 2007
alkaloid_hair_male_melodie9_mop_warmblack.rar 201.9 KB 2,142 6th Oct 2007
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Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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\


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

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