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49 Enayla Pixie Skins Geneticized and Townified!

by VirtualAlex Posted 12th Nov 2016 at 3:00 AM
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Everyone loves Enayla's beautiful pixie skins - she has made so many!

I have taken 49 of them, colour-sorted them and then geneticized them so that you can have a truly varied neighbourhood and sim offspring who will inherit from a large selection of skin tones (depending on how many files you put in your game, and how far apart on the spectrum the parents are).

To sort them, I used the formula lightness = 0.21 R + 0.72 G + 0.07 B (which is a thing), taking a sample of colour from the edge of the face. So although you may not agree with the order by looking at the colours, it was the best thing I could come up with!

You will certainly need the four default skins (Blue Midnight, Pixie Hush, Pixie Joyless and Golden Grace). These are the only essential skins, and your game will function just fine with them, but that's a very limited choice! You can download any or all of the other skins, depending on just how much variety you want.

The first image shows the ordered faces extracted from the skin packages, with the red ones being the default colours. This is the total variety, and just about every non-fantasy skin Enayla has made (that I could find).



The second image shows Joe and Jo Public and their brood. Joe has Golden Grace skin, the lightest one, and his wife has Blue Midnight, the darkest. Their InSIMenated children therefore take their skin tones from the full selection available, and this is what the game chose to give them. Aren't they a lovely family?!



The skins are also townified so your townies will wear them and join the breeding spectrum. They have been assigned values from 0.1 (Default S4) to 0.9 (Default S1) so they all lie between these two.

Many many thanks to Enayla for her amazing art work. I am really enjoying playing with them in my game. I hope you do too!

Additional Credits:
Enayla
http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=40418 and http://www.insimenator.org/index.php?board=348.0 SimPE

Skin Type: Human Realistic
Skin Flags: Genetic Barbie Default

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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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49GoldenGrace_DEFAULTS1.zip | You need this one!

Size: 6.95 MB · Downloads: 9,937 · 12th Nov 2016
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48Opaline.zip

Size: 3.00 MB · Downloads: 7,317 · 12th Nov 2016
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47coldlight.zip

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46pixieglow.zip

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45pixielight.zip

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44pixieloveless.zip

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43pixiekisses.zip

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42pixiedarling.zip

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41pixiefall.zip

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40pixieivory.zip

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39pixiedelicate.zip

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38pixiegold.zip

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37pixiejune.zip

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36morninglight.zip

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35EarlySpring.zip

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34pixiedream.zip

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33pixiejoyless_DEFAULTS2.zip | You need this one!

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6.84 MB 8,782 12th Nov 2016
32PaleBlush.zip

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31GoldenFlush.zip

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3.18 MB 5,678 12th Nov 2016
30pixiehero.zip

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29FreshSummer.zip

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28pixieclouds.zip

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27Summertime.zip

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26pixiebronze.zip

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25pixieflirt.zip

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24SweetFall.zip

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23pixiecrush.zip

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22pixiebreeze.zip

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21DeepGold.zip

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20pixiewarmth.zip

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1.14 MB 5,949 12th Nov 2016
19Autumn.zip

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18RichGold.zip

Size: 3.46 MB · Downloads: 5,781 · 12th Nov 2016
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17pixierust.zip

Size: 2.51 MB · Downloads: 6,295 · 12th Nov 2016
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16PixieEndless.zip

Size: 1.87 MB · Downloads: 5,886 · 12th Nov 2016
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15pixierush.zip

Size: 2.05 MB · Downloads: 6,010 · 12th Nov 2016
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14pixiehush_DEFAULTS3.zip | You need this one!

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13pixiegame.zip

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12pixieteak.zip

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11Pixiechocolate.zip

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10DeepEarth.zip

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09sunset.zip

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08LateFall.zip

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07PixieRubies.zip

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06pixieoak.zip

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05pixienight.zip

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04pixieshadow.zip

Size: 1.92 MB · Downloads: 6,554 · 12th Nov 2016
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03pixieebony.zip

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02Dusk.zip

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01BlueMidnight_DEFAULTS4.zip | You need this one!

Size: 5.52 MB · Downloads: 10,307 · 12th Nov 2016
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Turquoise Dragon
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#2 Old 12th Nov 2016 at 4:53 AM
Thanks so much! :)
Test Subject
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#3 Old 12th Nov 2016 at 5:44 AM
Thank you very much for these~! Good job.
Dumb question btw... Do those defaults replace Maxis original ones?
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#4 Old 12th Nov 2016 at 8:19 AM
Well this will keep me busy for awhile! Such a wonderful idea!
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#5 Old 12th Nov 2016 at 8:45 AM
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Originally Posted by SavannahSimsLover
Thank you very much for these~! Good job.
Dumb question btw... Do those defaults replace Maxis original ones?


Yes they are regular defaults, replacing the game's skins. They just slot in nicely with the rest of the skins.
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#6 Old 13th Nov 2016 at 2:07 PM Last edited by KatKaleen : 13th Nov 2016 at 3:11 PM.
You couldn't have picked a better time to post this! I did something like this some years ago, with 63 skintones, including HP's "Idolatry of flesh" and lots of others. It really is a pain to put them in any order, for some skintones are warm (yellow-ish) and others are cool (blue-ish). Anyway, I had to get a new OS and a new hard-drive recently, and lost my files during "the great data migration". So many, many thanks to you!
Edit: Did you notice that there is a wrong texture in the "Pixie Rust" TM file? I remember that distinctly, I think it is the TF texture used for the TM.
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#7 Old 13th Nov 2016 at 9:07 PM
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Originally Posted by KatKaleen
You couldn't have picked a better time to post this! I did something like this some years ago, with 63 skintones, including HP's "Idolatry of flesh" and lots of others. It really is a pain to put them in any order, for some skintones are warm (yellow-ish) and others are cool (blue-ish). Anyway, I had to get a new OS and a new hard-drive recently, and lost my files during "the great data migration". So many, many thanks to you!
Edit: Did you notice that there is a wrong texture in the "Pixie Rust" TM file? I remember that distinctly, I think it is the TF texture used for the TM.


I'll check that out - thanks!
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#8 Old 13th Nov 2016 at 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by VirtualAlex
I'll check that out - thanks!


Rust seems ok, also checked rush and crush as they are similar sounding!
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#9 Old 17th Nov 2016 at 1:30 PM
Are these anatomically correct or barbie skins?
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#10 Old 17th Nov 2016 at 1:46 PM
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Originally Posted by coria15
Are these anatomically correct or barbie skins?


To answer my own question, yes. Yes, they are anatomically correct (banzai).
Sockpuppet
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#11 Old 17th Nov 2016 at 3:15 PM
Thank!
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#12 Old 18th Nov 2016 at 3:54 AM
Looks amazing. I can't wait to see what they look like in game. :D
Thank you for sharing this project with the rest of us!
Test Subject
#13 Old 28th Nov 2016 at 10:06 PM
Hello, thank you for sharing, is this only for the sim2 or will I be able to use for the sims 4?

Thank you.
Test Subject
#14 Old 1st Dec 2016 at 9:58 PM
Kudos, VirtualAlex!! What a brilliant idea, and wonderful execution. I recently decided to restart my entire CC collection, and this made finding skins so much easier! Thanks for sharing, and also to Enayla for the lovely skins to begin with.

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Originally Posted by ladiesy19
Is this only for the sim2 or will I be able to use for the sims 4?


Hi ladiesy19,
These can only be used for The Sims 2, however there's a lot of lovely skins out there for The Sims 4 - just apply the relevant filters in your search to only include results for your game
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#15 Old 10th Dec 2016 at 5:54 PM Last edited by ThinkforSky : 10th Dec 2016 at 7:18 PM.
Thank you for your great work! :-)
It took you surely long time to do it and it's a great idea.

I have just one question:
I have other defaults in my game which I like a lot. I want to keep them.
Is it possible, to use your skins together with my defaults if I dowload all skins but not your defaults?
Will this work together?
Thanks for answering.

Many greetings from Bavaria, Germany.

EDIT:
One more question if it's ok :-)
Is there any instruction how to geneticize/townify skins on the web?
I would love to do so with all skins that I have
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#16 Old 30th Apr 2017 at 3:16 PM
Thanks <3
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#17 Old 19th May 2017 at 5:16 AM
Lovely job :)
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#18 Old 22nd Aug 2017 at 2:56 AM
I Really love these! i've downloaded quite a bit of them and they are perfect for my sims!
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#19 Old 28th Aug 2017 at 9:54 PM
These are so great! One question: the default S4 is too dark for me. Can you do a lighter one too? Just as a request? This would be awesome!

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
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#20 Old 10th Sep 2017 at 10:30 PM
Thanks!
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#21 Old 22nd Apr 2018 at 1:50 PM
Today my cas sim gave birth to a beautiful S4 skined baby boy.....did I mention that they are both white? Did anyone else have similar problem with a cas+townie/npc/ect couple?

I don't think it's the creation problem, I have seen it happen with grandchildren geting the granparents skin color and not one of thier parents or on thier spectrum. But you know, we are made to belive that ready/generated sims are completely parent less, so this happening made me curius.
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#22 Old 13th Jun 2018 at 2:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Kosti
Today my cas sim gave birth to a beautiful S4 skined baby boy.....did I mention that they are both white? Did anyone else have similar problem with a cas+townie/npc/ect couple?

I don't think it's the creation problem, I have seen it happen with grandchildren geting the granparents skin color and not one of thier parents or on thier spectrum. But you know, we are made to belive that ready/generated sims are completely parent less, so this happening made me curius.


I've had the opposite problem of darker sims having much paler children :/
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#23 Old 21st Feb 2019 at 3:02 PM
I'm glad the skins were clearly labeled. I was able to go back and locate the rest of Enayla's skins so I knew I had them all. I have loved these skins for ages and I'm utterly thrilled that you made this set that I can use now that I just reinstalled the game on my new laptop and starting from scratch. Life is too short not to have default replacements for the Maxis ugliness. XD
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#24 Old 18th May 2019 at 7:45 PM Last edited by ruiz1 : 18th May 2019 at 8:42 PM.
Thanks. This is my favorite skin set . But can we have other choices for S1,2,3,4? Because I want the lightest and darkest skins only for my custom sims and not townies.
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#25 Old 17th Feb 2020 at 6:11 AM
I've had the same issue a few other simmers have mentioned. Lilly-white sims with melanin-rich children. The Gavigan and the Kim families are my first families to have in-game kids, and they both had that happen to them.

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