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NL female conversion meshes, made to blend with Maxis.

by Layana Posted 20th Sep 2008 at 5:06 AM - Updated 24th Apr 2009 at 11:49 AM by Layana
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts
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.
Linked to the maxis textures (unless otherwise stated).
Family linked to all ages and colors.
Genetically modified: black and brown are more dominant than blond and red.
Properly binned.
Shows up as Nightlife maxis content. (The delete button is still enabled *do not delete any of these hairs*)

Ravekimono, mesh found here. Only Toddler and Child meshes are needed.



There are three versions of the Vampire hair to choose from. Use only one version.

NL_Vampire_PCT.rar has Toddler, Child and Teen without the jeweled headdress. This is not linked to the Maxis textures. Meshes included, thanks to VETTY!

NL_Vampire_PC.rar has Toddler and Child without the jeweled headdress. Teen does have the jeweled headdress. Only teen is linked to the Maxis textures. Mesh required, made by DJ_Mur3, get it here. Other meshes included, thanks to VETTY!

NL_Vampire Default.rar has default replacement textures, and a default replacement adult mesh. There is no jeweled headdress for any age. Find more pictures here. Meshes included, thanks to VETTY!

If you would like the Vampire hair to show up in all categories, rather than just Everyday and Formal, download "All Categories Vampire.rar" and replace the "NewFamilyVampire" package with the one from this rar.
If you would like the Ravekimono hair to show up in all categories, rather than just Everyday and Formal, download "All Categories Ravekimono.rar" and replace the "NewFamilyRavekimono" package with the one from this rar.

All files compressed using The Compressorizer!
There was some conflict with other hairs, due to having the same family group. Each of these .rars comes with an extra package file to fix the issue.

Enjoy!

Credits:
DJ_Mur3 for all of the awesome conversion meshes that were used!
VETTY for all of the awesome conversion meshes, and the textures that were used!
gwillewyn whose packages I used to learn how to link to maxis textures.
Phaenoh for the "Genetics" section on her hair tutorial.
Jordi for the "How to" on removing the CC star.
The creators of SimPE.
jfade for The Compressorizer!
MTS2!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NL_Ravekimono.rar 11.0 KB 3,749 20th Sep 2008
NL_Vampire_PCT.rar 453.7 KB 4,210 20th Sep 2008
NL_Vampire_PC.rar 424.8 KB 3,232 20th Sep 2008
NL_Vampire Default.rar 529.4 KB 3,681 20th Sep 2008
All Categories Vampire.rar 775 Bytes 6,600 29th Sep 2008
All Categories Ravekimono.rar 932 Bytes 3,705 28th Feb 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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 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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14 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 20th Sep 2008 at 7:13 AM
Thanks! I had been looking into doing this for the NL vampire hair, but I forgot about it, haha.
#3 Old 20th Sep 2008 at 7:26 AM
I`m slightly confuzzled. What are these? Vampyre hair converted for use by Normal sims?
Field Researcher
#4 Old 20th Sep 2008 at 9:58 AM
Looks very nice. I'm trying out the the new vampire hair default. Thanks
Instructor
#5 Old 21st Sep 2008 at 5:51 PM
thank you for this!! and thanks for the deafult replacement for the vampire hair, it looks much better without that jewel!

hi!
Theorist
#6 Old 23rd Sep 2008 at 5:03 AM
Very nice. thanks.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 27th Sep 2008 at 8:56 AM
Thank you so much, Layana!

I've been downloading your new coversions lately and was surprise to see my own meshes included. I'm little shame though because my hairs are poorly animated and textured compare to other great meshers since i have never been good at it. *shy*

Thank you for your meticulous touch on these beautiful conversions again. cheers!

*Feel free to use,edit,upload my hairs, no need for permission*
(just small credit - link or name - will be gratitued)

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 27th Sep 2008 at 9:22 PM
Don't be so hard on yourself.. While I'll admit I'd prefer animation, I personally use the default replacement anyway. The textures are great though! Perfect for what I was going for. Not to mention the meshes, for all ages! Thank you.
Test Subject
#9 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 11:07 AM
is there anything you can do about the vampire hair only showing up in everyday and formal?

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 1:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by annewrom esor
is there anything you can do about the vampire hair only showing up in everyday and formal?


Done! Thank you for the suggestion.
#11 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 1:18 AM
::embarrasd blush:: Layana, please see message #3 above.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 2:00 AM
Sorry.. "Vampire" is just the name of the hair, it's already available for any sim. It's the hair seen here.
The default replacement on this thread changes that hair to this hair.
I think everything else is explained in the download post, but if I didn't clear anything up for you, let me know.
#13 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 2:03 AM
Oh, ok. Thank you for clearing this up.
Test Subject
#14 Old 19th Oct 2008 at 5:26 PM
Hrm. I do apologize in advance - this may be the stupidest question asked, BUT: How come all the files are so small? I mean, Melodie's hairs's colour files are over 200kb. The meshes in these are Melodie's, but why are your colour files so much smaller? Is it just that you've used the Compressorizer? (I LOVE that program, btw!) It doesn't make -that- much of a difference when I compress Raon, Peggy or XMS hairs...
Err.. Sorry, just wondering. It doesn't matter, really. The textures look good I'm going to go play a while, see them in game
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 20th Oct 2008 at 12:42 AM
omgoblin It's because most of the hairs I've done don't actually contain any textures. The textures are already there in your game files, so I just made the files reference those textures.

The hairs in this particular thread are not Melodie9's meshes, by the way.. And a few of these ones do contain textures, and you'll notice the file sizes are quite larger for those ones!