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Basegame Female Hairs for All Ages, add-on packages, meshes by melodie9

by gwillewyn Posted 18th Mar 2008 at 6:05 PM - Updated 19th Mar 2008 at 9:42 AM by gwillewyn
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
I want to make it very clear to everyone that I'm in no way criticising the work melodie9 did on her hair packages! She did a fantastic job of meshing and colourbinning, much better than many creators do. I just wanted to take it one step further and blend her hairs in perfectly with the EA hairs.

This is one in a series of add-on packages where Maxis were too lazy to do the hair for all ages. Melodie9 converted the meshes, I tinkered, fiddled and screwed around, linking the hairs to the existing ages.
If you are using default replacement textures (such as the natural redhead project) these add-ons will adopt those textures.

I've used the blond hair in my screenshots only because it shows up better in pictures: the black, brown and red hairs are included in the same package, no worries.

Silly EAxis names:

EP0_Choppy.zip


EP0_Dreadlockshort.zip


EP0_rosette.zip


Meshes included with permission.

I know I haven't done up very many female hair meshes, mostly that's because the male situation was more desperate; there's a lot of female CC around. If I get around to doing any more, I'll upload to this thread.

Important: Do not delete the files from inside the game (CAS/Bodyshop), it might corrupt your game files. If you want to remove the files from your game, delete the packages manually from your downloads folder.

Polygon Counts:
Same as Maxis.

Additional Credits:
melodie9 who does the job EA was too lazy to do.
jfade, who doesn't get half the recognition he deserves for his programs, and his Wardrobe Wrangler, which saves me a lot of time and tedious copy and paste work.
Tags: #all ages, #hair, #add-on

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
EP0_rosette.zip

Size: 93.7 KB · Downloads: 1,902 · 18th Mar 2008
93.7 KB 1,902 18th Mar 2008
EP0_Dreadlockshort.zip

Size: 141.6 KB · Downloads: 1,840 · 18th Mar 2008
141.6 KB 1,840 18th Mar 2008
EP0_Choppy.zip

Size: 125.1 KB · Downloads: 2,612 · 18th Mar 2008
125.1 KB 2,612 18th Mar 2008
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
#2 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 2:31 AM
That's a neat idea. I always wondered what adult hairs would look like on toddlers and children. I'm looking forward to using the choppy hair. Thanks for sharing

_-*DiSpItE AlL My RaGe I'm STilL JuSt A RaT iN A CaGE*-_
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 2:45 AM
Bravo!! I love them!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
retired moderator
#4 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 6:45 AM
EEEK!! I was so hoping you would continue with this! I love making maxis stuff stretch just a bit further!
Forum Resident
#5 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 5:25 PM
Thank you so much! This is awesome. I loved the conversions made by melodie, but I didn't like to have all the same hairs twice.
Thank you both!
Mad Poster
#6 Old 20th Mar 2008 at 2:18 AM
Wow, thanks! But is there a specific location to disable the CAS/BS delete button?
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 20th Mar 2008 at 2:29 AM
Oh thank you so much for these! I really hope you get the time to do more.
Test Subject
#8 Old 27th Apr 2008 at 1:51 AM
These are super great!

If I'm not terribly mistaken, would you put these in C:>Program Files>EA Games>(Your Latest Expansion)>TSData>Res>Catalog>Bins to keep them from being deletable from the game?
I'm not positive about this, though and I don't have time to wait for Sims to load (it takes forever).

"Nah, he'd beat me at a piano battle. But I could beat him at a hair battle!... But he can throw his hair at me and I can't."
Field Researcher
#9 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 5:20 PM
I love Melodie9's work and this is a wonderful add on of that work, it just makes the sense of clutter in CAS so much less! I will certainly check back to this thread, I don't use cc hair really, so having these is wonderful!

"Gag me with a reticulated spline!! You're not my cup of tea!" - The Nightlife Prima Guide