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True Blood Sims: Eric Northman

by fanseelamb Posted 12th Sep 2009 at 5:07 AM - Updated 22nd May 2013 at 8:40 PM by fanseelamb : new thumbnail
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Eric Northman
This viking vampire has 1000 years practice in deceit and manipulation. He also owns a fangtastic nightclub. If you watch True Blood....SHHH!! Please don't discuss the plot in this thread. We don't wanna spoil it for folks who haven't seen it yet, right? Right. Good. Extra special thanks to all the custom content creators mentioned below, and to the actors, writers, and entire crew that makes True Blood. Particularly Alexander Skarsgård who portrays Eric so well.

Please do not redistribute this sim or altered versions of him. Thank you.

Recommended but Not Included
  • Fangs! Eric is packaged as a human. He'll grow fangs when you turn him into a vampire in your game. You must have the Nightlife Expansion Pack installed in order to make him a vampire.

  • Fang fix. If you have Nightlife and Pets or a later expansion pack installed, adult male vampire fangs tend to flash blue and get detached from the sim's mouth. To fix this, please install Cyjon's Blue Fangs Fix. You should delete the "Accessory.cache" file from your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2" folder before installing the fix, in order to fix any glitchy fangs on vampires already in your game.

  • Default-Replacement vampire skin overlay. By default, Sims2 vampires have a blueish tinge which is wrong for True Blood vamps. I highly recommend TSN's Normal looking NL Vampire Skin Overlay (vampireNoBlueNoRedEye version) if you have Nightlife and plan to make Eric a vampire.

  • Maxis Skin. This sim uses default Maxis skin. If you have default-replacement skins installed, please download the light non-default Maxis skin here and put it on him in CAS.

  • Necklace. It's from the Bon Voyage Expansion Pack. You can put it on Eric in CAS if you have BV.

  • Height. Use the "Stretchskeleton" cheat to make Eric taller than everyone else. This wiki page explains how to use the cheat (near the bottom of the page) and this tutorial explains how to make the height change permanent. I use 1.07 for Eric, .94 for Sookie, .95 for Godric, and the default 1 for most other sims.

Included Content
  • Eric Northman Sim

  • Eyes by Oepu

  • Eyelids by TileToad

  • Eye bags by Onah, edited by me. I lowered them and changed the alpha to make them very faint. Thanks to Onah for letting me do so!

  • Red-rimmed-eyes eyeliner by me. [AlfredAskew's "Model T Eyes (Light)" eyebags are shown in the square 4-in-1 pictures, but I later replaced that with my own eyeliner since it suits Eric a bit better.]

  • Pants mesh by Adele, edited by me. I just eliminated a slight seam around the waist. Thanks to Adele for letting me do so! Poly Count: 936

  • Pants by Adele, recoloured by me. I just changed the colour a bit and "untucked" them. Thanks to Adele for letting me do so! More colours available here.

  • Tanktop by me. More colours available here.

  • Hair mesh by me. It's a very slight edit of a Maxis mesh. At just 164 polys and 12.9 kB, it won't weigh down anyone's game.

  • Dirty blond hair recolour by me. It's available for children - elders, and is colour-binned. Children & teens use the default Maxis mesh. YAs, Adults, and Elders use my new mesh. Grey elder hair is linked directly to the Maxis grey texture to reduce filesize. Extra textures removed.

  • Stubble by me. It's colour-binned and all the colours (black, brown, blond, red, grey) are in ONE file. Done this way because when binned facial hair is saved in separate files, the wrong colour gets packaged with sims.

  • Eyebrows by me. They're colour-binned and all the colours (black, brown, blond, red, grey) are in ONE file. Done this way because when binned facial hair is saved in separate files, the wrong colour gets packaged with sims.

  • Dirty blond sideburns by me. Binned. One colour only.

  • Upper lip & chin dimple by me. Find it in the costume makeup bin. Can be worn with other costume makeup.

  • All included content has been compressed with jfade's Compressorizer to reduce filesize.

Bonus! Darker Hair + Sideburns
  • Eric's hair is darker in Season 3, so I've added a darker blond hair recolour with matching sideburns. The hair and sideburns are both binned. The mesh is included for folks who want the hair but not the sim. (Don't worry, the mesh is a tiny file!) The hair is available for children - adults. For grey elders you'll need the lighter blond hair included with Eric.

Free Tips
  • Install with Clean Installer to avoid "missing EP" error messages.
  • Eric requires no Expansion Packs, but you'll need the Nightlife EP to make him a vampire.
  • Eric is packaged in a black tanktop and black jeans. Please see the "Related Pages" tab for links to the other clothing pictured and some more True Blood goodies.


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

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Bonus -- Darker Blond Hair + Sideburns + Hair MESH.rar | Contains a new darker hair with matching sideburns and hair mesh. This is a bonus file and is NOT needed for Eric to work. The lighter blond hair, sideburns, and hair mesh are included with sim!Eric.

Size: 103.8 KB · Downloads: 6,519 · 30th May 2010
103.8 KB 6,519 30th May 2010
Eric Northman.rar

Size: 974.0 KB · Downloads: 10,732 · 12th Sep 2009
974.0 KB 10,732 12th Sep 2009
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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Special Installation Instructions
  • If you get an error that says "This content requires expansion pack data that is not installed", please use either Clean Installer to install this sim.
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Test Subject
#2 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 5:25 AM
Ohhh, lovely!
Test Subject
#3 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 6:11 AM
Oh my goodness, thankyou! I've been waiting for an Eric to add to my vampiric collection mwuahahah
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 7:19 AM
THANK YOU!!! I was waiting for the time you'd let us snatch Eric! He's done very well, like all your Sims, but he's EXTRA-great!
#5 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 8:40 AM
Yay! There he is! Thank you for uploading. He's starting to grow on me in the show.
#6 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 9:15 AM
Finally! =) Thank you for uploading him, he'll fit right in with the others you given us from True Blood.
Test Subject
#7 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 11:35 AM
Oh yes! Thank you, I've been waiting him since the gray suit
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 5:34 PM
Thank You!!!
Demon Sheep
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Original Poster
#9 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 6:43 PM
Aw, thanks guys! Glad you like him.

He's been growing on me too, DutchXfan. I was completely uninterested in him in Season 1, but he's gotten a lot more personality in Season 2. Now I love him and hate him all at the same time. But mostly love.
Test Subject
#10 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 7:38 PM Last edited by queenmoon555 : 12th Sep 2009 at 7:38 PM. Reason: typo
wow its really good thanks! <3
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 9:13 PM
Yay! Thank you so much! Eric has always been my favorite.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 10:38 PM
Wow, cool looking sim! I have never seen True Blood, but I love your sim. Thank you!

"When it melts, what does snow become?"
"It becomes...spring!" -Fruits Basket
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 13th Sep 2009 at 7:33 AM
You forgot to thank Charlaine Harris, without whom none of us would ever have been introduced to Eric, Sookie, Bill, et al!
Demon Sheep
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Original Poster
#14 Old 13th Sep 2009 at 7:16 PM
Invisichikk: I consider Charlaine Harris one of the writers since she's... um, well, the main writer.
Test Subject
#15 Old 13th Sep 2009 at 9:21 PM
I love your True Blood Sims so much!! I haven't figured out how to do anything with NL vamps yet (or the werewolves for that matter) but when I get around to it, I will definitely be snagging your TB family.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 14th Sep 2009 at 6:11 PM
As I said before, you totally changed my mind about maxis sims!
How cute is this ?
And the faces he is making ???? So adorable....and sexy!

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Test Subject
#17 Old 14th Sep 2009 at 8:36 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Excellent work, really. :D

Kimmy "Don't Call Me Kimberly" Kaboom
Test Subject
#18 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 4:13 PM
I absolutely LOVE your work. These True Blood sims are wonderful. So many people try to create celebrity look-alike sims using full face masks of a photograph of the person's face and they always end up looking as fake and hokey in the game as Sims1 sims always looked. But your sims have the exact correct facial structure and just a touch of custom content. Even if they are installed in the game without the custom content, they still look exactly like the characters from the show. I am hugely impressed by your work -- all of it -- and proud to say that I have nearly all your stuff in my game. The only thing that makes Eric absolutely perfect is to fiddle with the stretchskeleton cheat to make him a bit taller than the rest of the sims. Superb work, as always!
Demon Sheep
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Original Poster
#19 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 7:54 PM
Wow, madamejeanie, I'm very touched. Thank you for saying that. Yeah, Eric is permanently stretched to 1.05 in my game. He's not quite Eric until he towers over everyone else! I planned to mention that in the overview and it completely slipped my mind. I'll add it now. Thanks for the reminder!

And thanks again to everyone else too. Your kind feedback is greatly appreciated.
Test Subject
#20 Old 25th Sep 2009 at 8:31 AM
Thanks for making these awesome characters fansee!!! Do you have plans on creating more? Hopefully so, but either way what you have done is beyond amaizing!!! :D

thank you thank you thank you!!!
Demon Sheep
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Original Poster
#21 Old 25th Sep 2009 at 8:04 PM
Thank you, lovelygoth101! I would certainly like to make more characters. But it takes me a long time to get sims just how I like them, and I've barely started any other characters as of right now, so there's no telling when/if they'll be finished.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 26th Sep 2009 at 11:35 AM
I love all your guys Sims, they are very unique and not like the clones most people have. :P
Like madamejeanie said, you don't need a bucket full of CC to make a celebrity/character.

Nintendo Freak
Field Researcher
#23 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 8:22 PM
I've only ever read the Sookie series, but I must say Eric was certainly my favorite character, so when I saw true blood eric.... Great to see a sim of him!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 4th Oct 2009 at 8:21 AM
Great Job i loved alexander skarsgard in my favroute singers video paparazzi

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#25 Old 21st Oct 2009 at 11:43 PM
Thank you. I've been waiting for him and now I can have him. <3

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