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Realistic African Skins.

by Sheyza Posted 1st Jul 2007 at 6:41 AM - Updated 2nd Jul 2007 at 9:46 AM by Sheyza
39 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
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.
Ok Ok...

So, you're not used to me making skins eh? Well, I have figured out that I am better at skins than anything else so, yeah, that's what I will be posting the most of from now on.

I originally made this skin for RainNCandy, it is on her African Princess Sim Saidah. I figured some of you might want the skins separate, so I am posting them here for you.


RainNCandy gave me the idea to make this beautiful skintone, and she also took the screenshots and made the pictures. Yay for Brandy's fab. pics. Whoot Whoot. :D

After you download these skins, don't forget to download RainNcandy's Saidah sim. She's great.

The hairs in the pics can be found here:

Pigtail Dreds:

Curly Ponytail:

Male Hairs:


There are no known flaws with this skin. Let me know if something is wrong with it.


It is "barbie-fied". It changes from age, gender, and fitness level. Fitness shown is normal / fit. I made this skin in about two days. There are two colors for it, light and dark. No parts from any other skins were used, this was all me.


You are allowed to make alternate faces for this body, but only if you give me credit and post a link back here.

Do NOT edit my body or face textures, only make your own faces.

Do NOT mix parts of this skin with any other skin. That is rude to me and all the other skin creators out there. If we wanted our skins mixed around, we would do it.

Only post face edits of this skin here on MTS2, Please.

Well, with that said, I hope you enjoy this skin. If you have any requests, send me a PM. Thanx. -SJ

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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Size: 4.04 MB · Downloads: 10,687 · 1st Jul 2007
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Size: 2.82 MB · Downloads: 10,377 · 1st Jul 2007
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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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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 12:35 AM
Thank you, i`ve`been looking for very dark skins. Wish these were defaults.
Your work is super!!!
Test Subject
#27 Old 23rd Jul 2007 at 2:04 PM
these are amazing! mose dark skintones are tooooo dark and they look like they're straight off the plane from nigeria. it's so hard to find tones that look good on the screen shots as well as in-game. this is amazing! i'm going to be stalking your profile for more creations.

[COLOR=Magenta]i am perfectly imperfect.[/COLOR]
Test Subject
#28 Old 23rd Jul 2007 at 2:04 PM
i dont think i posted a thanks, so i'm doing this again

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Field Researcher
#29 Old 23rd Jul 2007 at 2:44 PM
Good work! I could really use these.

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Lab Assistant
#30 Old 28th Oct 2007 at 5:30 AM
These are exquisite. Thank you very much.
Test Subject
#31 Old 22nd Nov 2007 at 5:20 AM
could someone possibly make a dark default using one of the two? I've been looking everywhere trying to find a decent dark default for my sims, but all the ones available are too glossy in the face and ruin the skin.
Test Subject
#32 Old 30th Nov 2007 at 2:08 AM
Cool! I love making African American families. And now a have a lovely dark skin tone to use! Best of all there not off color. Do you think you can make a "fair" skintone. Everyone calls it pale and I find it offensive. THey make it gray or yellow which bugs me. Do you think you could make us one. I'm sure others would enjoy it as well as i would.
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 13th Dec 2007 at 1:39 AM
I needed these! thanks so much!

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im a goth
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IM A PERSON. Don't label me.
Field Researcher
#36 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 5:01 AM
Those skintones are gorgeous.
Test Subject
#37 Old 4th Mar 2010 at 5:14 AM
Thanks can you collor the breast and the end of the nose next time?
Test Subject
#38 Old 27th Dec 2010 at 1:13 AM
these skins are beautiful.
any chance you have a version where the teeth aren't visible...?
Test Subject
#39 Old 8th Jul 2014 at 6:12 AM
I can't wait to try these out!
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 29th Nov 2014 at 10:16 PM
These are gorgeous! Thank you, I love wrinkle detail.
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