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50+ Custom Hair Dump [Maxoid Hair System]

by redandvidya Posted 21st Dec 2020 at 4:20 AM - Updated 25th Jan 2021 at 2:57 AM by redandvidya : alright, everything should be ok by now
29 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks 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.
These are 50+ custom hairs across all ages and genders using my Maxoid Hair System. What is the Maxoid Hair System, you may ask? Well, I'm glad you asked!

Maxoid was created as a result of my dislike of current hair systems. My main complaint with a lot of hair textures is how liney they are. Real hair isn't always perfectly straight and has lots of fine details and scratches and misplaced strands. So I set out to fix that by making my own!

The texture is a blend of Poppet's v2 and the base hair texture from TS3 which has a lot of details and lines in it which makes it suit my needs, and the final blend has a really pretty "sheen" like effect that gives it some dimension.

The colors are edits of my personal favorite hair colors from Remi and Pooklet. I edited them to be closer to the maxis hair colors while still being modern:
  • Black is Remi's v2 Black, darkened and given a slightly cooler tone
  • Brown is Remi's v3 Brown, which finally doesn?t have a sickly yellow undertone on it. I gave it a cooler blue hue, which I love!
  • Blond is Pooklet's Incendiary, but it?s more of a warmer honey blonde.
  • Red is Pooklet's Molotov but less Red and more warm? I wanted a mix of the Remi-style Red and the NHS style Red, and I got it! (it?s my fav)
  • Gray is Pooklet's Mail Bomb. but significantly desaturated and darkened. I hate gray MM hairs are so platinum and they don?t work on darker sims. Now we actually have a realistic gray!

I retextured 50+ of my personal favorite meshes and I love how they all turned out. Mostly for women, some for men. I will be retexturing lots of more hairs soon!


MESH LIST:

DISCLAIMER: All meshes are already included in the download, this is simply to give credit to the mesh makers and converters.


Credits: Poppet, EA for the texture base, Remi, Pooklet for the awesome colors, Alesso, Ade, Cazy, Coolsims, LeahLilith, Newsea, Nightcrawler, Raon, Skysims, Amidala, Trapping for the meshes.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
[redplaysthesims] Maxoid 50+ Hair Dump.part4.rar

Size: 45.00 MB · Downloads: 6,953 · 21st Dec 2020
45.00 MB 6,953 21st Dec 2020
[redplaysthesims] Maxoid 50+ Hair Dump.part5.rar

Size: 13.93 MB · Downloads: 6,917 · 21st Dec 2020
13.93 MB 6,917 21st Dec 2020
[redplaysthesims] Maxoid 50+ Hair Dump.part3.rar

Size: 45.00 MB · Downloads: 6,982 · 21st Dec 2020
45.00 MB 6,982 21st Dec 2020
[redplaysthesims] Maxoid 50+ Hair Dump.part2.rar

Size: 45.00 MB · Downloads: 7,190 · 21st Dec 2020
45.00 MB 7,190 21st Dec 2020
[redplaysthesims] Maxoid 50+ Hair Dump.part1.rar

Size: 45.00 MB · Downloads: 7,733 · 21st Dec 2020
45.00 MB 7,733 21st Dec 2020
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. 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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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#2 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 7:54 AM
Thanks, looks modern and it's maxis-matched
Test Subject
#3 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 8:34 AM
This download is different than what I'm used to... You need to download it in order or something. Anyone else getting that part 4 is corrupt?
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 9:26 AM
I'm firmly a Pooklet/Io texture user, but these textures look really nice, and the convenience of having so many meshes in matching textures in one place... well, it would make it so easy to make a Maxis Match game that I'm suddenly thinking up excuses to start a new hood! I love the visible strands and sheen, much nicer than the flat lumps of plasticine I see from a lot of MM players' pics, and the selection of meshes is a good variety too.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 9:55 AM Last edited by redandvidya : 21st Dec 2020 at 10:44 AM.
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Originally Posted by StaySabrina
This download is different than what I'm used to... You need to download it in order or something. Anyone else getting that part 4 is corrupt?


Have you removed all the number files from the download? I think MTS does that sometimes.'

Update: I tested everything and after removing the numbers the download works fine.
Test Subject
#6 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 10:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by redandvidya
Have you removed all the number files from the download? I think MTS does that sometimes.

Update: I tested everything and after removing the numbers the download works fine.



Must have been MTS, because although I received an error message, it appears to have worked! My sims are now enjoying their new hairstyles. And they look great Thanks for helping me as well!
Test Subject
#7 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 11:01 AM
Wow!! Great job!! I'd love to have these in my game!
One question though, would you perhaps consider listing the polycounts? I'm guessing the 3t2 hairs have reasonable polycounts? But my concern is really the non-maxis hairs. Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 12:53 PM
[QUOTE=LinneaGL]Wow!! Great job!! I'd love to have these in my game!
One question though, would you perhaps consider listing the polycounts? I'm guessing the 3t2 hairs have reasonable polycounts? But my concern is really the non-maxis hairs. Thank you so much![/QUOTE

I think the hair with the biggest polycount is around 20k.. I don't think there's any hairs higher than that For what it's worth, my friend tested this on her pretty weak PC and all hairs were fine, so take of that what you will
Scholar
THANKS POST
#9 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 3:20 PM
Wow, it must have been a ton a work to retexture so many hairs! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Test Subject
#10 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 5:25 PM
This looks great! Could you think about retexture hair in the game using your texture or make some of those hair as a default replacement?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 6:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gilraen_tinuviel
This looks great! Could you think about retexture hair in the game using your texture or make some of those hair as a default replacement?


follow me on my tumblr @simstate, more hairs coming soon 0.o
Test Subject
#12 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 7:57 PM
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Originally Posted by redandvidya
follow me on my tumblr @simstate, more hairs coming soon 0.o

Thank you. I will.
Theorist
#13 Old 22nd Dec 2020 at 4:24 AM
Question - you included the meshes in the download, if I already have some of these meshes from downloading the original hair will that cause problems, or can I just add this set without going through and removing duplicate meshes?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#14 Old 22nd Dec 2020 at 7:36 AM
Thank you so much! I've always wanted a mod like this! I just started the game back up after a while and was able to download a bunch of my favorite meshes with beautiful textures in one go. No simblr hunts necessary to start enjoying the game! :)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 22nd Dec 2020 at 12:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kestrellyn
Question - you included the meshes in the download, if I already have some of these meshes from downloading the original hair will that cause problems, or can I just add this set without going through and removing duplicate meshes?


Depends on the file / folder structure, but if I had the choice I'd just take out all the hairs you have and replace them w/ mine to avoid problems. You can try experimenting though.
Theorist
#16 Old 22nd Dec 2020 at 7:37 PM
If I remove the original hair, will that cause problems if a sim is currently using that hair?
Test Subject
#17 Old 22nd Dec 2020 at 11:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by redandvidya
Have you removed all the number files from the download? I think MTS does that sometimes.'

Update: I tested everything and after removing the numbers the download works fine.


I'm going to try this now. BC I haven't had the error pop up before. The fact that it is named .part1 and not -part1 may cause that error. You could try to reupload with a name edit to prevent the issue in the future. Thanks for this massive collection!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 23rd Dec 2020 at 6:52 AM
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Originally Posted by emmathers
I'm going to try this now. BC I haven't had the error pop up before. The fact that it is named .part1 and not -part1 may cause that error. You could try to reupload with a name edit to prevent the issue in the future. Thanks for this massive collection!


Nah, the thing is that MTS auto adds numbers to every upload so you have to rename files EVERYTIME you download a MTS parted download.

If you are having an issue, I suggest this SFS link: https://www.simfileshare.net/download/2198027/

No more parting since SFS allows files larger than 50 MB
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#19 Old 23rd Dec 2020 at 6:06 PM
Amazing thank you so much for y'all's hard work
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#20 Old 27th Dec 2020 at 4:59 AM
Wow!! I'm so happy to see this, because I recently got a new computer and have been setting up TS2 to play on it. Playing in higher resolution a lot of hairs I used to really like just look blurry and yuck, no fault of the people who created them 10 years ago of course, but I was sad about it. I'm excited to try these in my game.

You said you wanted to do more, and I always really liked fanseelamb's hairs if you're looking for others to retexture, but I'm sure whichever ones you choose will be great!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#21 Old 13th Jan 2021 at 10:41 AM
Omg I love these hairs thank you!!!
Field Researcher
#22 Old 13th Feb 2021 at 4:41 PM
These are very nice hairs, BUT...

Caveat user - some of these hairs are defective, and may result in your Sim turning into a solid black shadow. I wound up running them through Wardrobe Wrangler and pitching out any that had the ".NET FRAMEWORK 1.1" error - there were several.

(Had to pitch out a lot of custom clothing, too - same issue.)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 21st Feb 2021 at 7:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sims2Maven
These are very nice hairs, BUT...

Caveat user - some of these hairs are defective, and may result in your Sim turning into a solid black shadow. I wound up running them through Wardrobe Wrangler and pitching out any that had the ".NET FRAMEWORK 1.1" error - there were several.

(Had to pitch out a lot of custom clothing, too - same issue.)


Hairs ? Defective? I've playtested this hair dump in my own personal game for MONTHS and no problems so far. The issue is probably on your end.
Field Researcher
#24 Old 12th Mar 2021 at 12:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sims2Maven
These are very nice hairs, BUT...

Caveat user - some of these hairs are defective, and may result in your Sim turning into a solid black shadow. I wound up running them through Wardrobe Wrangler and pitching out any that had the ".NET FRAMEWORK 1.1" error - there were several.

(Had to pitch out a lot of custom clothing, too - same issue.)


That's not a content error; it sounds like you need to repair your .net framework installation.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 13th Mar 2021 at 12:57 AM
Anybody running Windows 8 or higher is SOL with the .net framework. The lowest you can get is .NET Framework 3.5, which supposedly supports 1.1 (but don't count on it).

It's only some of the hairs, so the person reporting "no problems" may not have hit a bad one yet.
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