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Maxis-Match Alien Pollinator

by Qahne Posted 29th Aug 2017 at 7:44 PM - Updated 30th Aug 2017 at 1:07 AM by Qahne
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I like aliens in The Sims, as you may have noticed - particularly their variant in The Sims 2. I have never been happy with the ugly Pollination Technician however, and many replacements of him exist, but a lot of them are too pretty for my gameplay style. I wanted a distinctly alien face, but one that would blend well with humans without ever looking either ugly or plain; almond-shaped eyes, pointy ears, odd (but not too odd) bone structure. I realised I had already made a sim that fit these requirements - the one in my avatar!



So I've taken one of my own sims (a TS2 edition of the one in my avatar) and made him into a basic default replacement. He will make alien babies with your sims, and pick up whatever default skin and eyes you have. I use Leh's skin and Remi's edits of her eyes personally. Bear in mind that he'll conflict with any other replacement Pollinators you may find. Here's a toddler he made with Cyd Roseland, from the Pets EP:



I hope you find him and his babies as useful an addition as I do. Without further ado, get breedin'!

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#2 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 9:10 PM
Nice! I like the way you are thinking. But most of us who play with aliens use multi-PT mods, I think. Otherwise you can't really breed aliens due to inbreeding, or at least, that is my reasoning.
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#3 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 10:18 PM
Yeah, I get that, but I don't use them myself due to the inability to remove them without affecting the hood negatively in some way. I may integrate him into a multi-PT set of maxis-matchy aliens in the future, though!

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#4 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 11:05 PM
He is nice
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#5 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Qahne
Yeah, I get that, but I don't use them myself due to the inability to remove them without affecting the hood negatively in some way. I may integrate him into a multi-PT set of maxis-matchy aliens in the future, though!


That would be great, because he looks exactly the way I would like aliens to look in my game!
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#6 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 6:07 PM
The Benedict Cumberbatch of the Alien world, lol. I love him
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#7 Old 31st Aug 2017 at 1:29 AM
I tried putting the curly Mansion & Garden hair on him, and he does look eerily similar!

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If this succeeds, then we will have driven a stake through the metaphorical heart of pudding.

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#8 Old 31st Aug 2017 at 12:22 PM
I never used any PT mod, and I don't play with aliens much either...even though I have some alien skin replacement, maybe even eyes default
But that one? I think it fits my game greatly. Thank you.
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#9 Old 1st Sep 2017 at 1:44 AM
Very nice!
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#10 Old 1st Sep 2017 at 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Qahne
Yeah, I get that, but I don't use them myself due to the inability to remove them without affecting the hood negatively in some way. I may integrate him into a multi-PT set of maxis-matchy aliens in the future, though!


Oh, I really like your Pollination Technician. But I, too, use the multi-pollination tech set. My reason for doing so is that I grew tired of all my alien Sims having black hair. I wanted some variety in that department. If you ever get around to making a default set with different hair colors, I'll definitely download.

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#11 Old 2nd Sep 2017 at 2:19 AM
I'm working on creating some alien buddies for him right now! I was going to keep black hair genes for them all, but I'll offer an up an alternate version with all four colours now that you mention it.

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If this succeeds, then we will have driven a stake through the metaphorical heart of pudding.

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#12 Old 2nd Sep 2017 at 5:23 PM
He's fantastic! I'm also excited for the multi-pt mod... Thanks for going the extra mile!
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#13 Old 3rd Sep 2017 at 6:22 AM
Yippee! I'm so excited. It is very kind of you to be so generous with your time.
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#14 Old 10th Sep 2017 at 4:22 AM
Thanks a whole lot, I was sick and tired of that small, skinny nose and the alien eyes that seem out-of-place(literally) from infant to adolescent, they bulge outside the face if you know what I'm talking about with the original!
Also, in my own observation, male aliens in TS2 seem to look authentic without hair as opposed to female aliens, depending on the hairstyle, who look more attractive with hair on their head!
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#15 Old 14th Sep 2017 at 10:29 AM
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Thanks a whole lot, I was sick and tired of that small, skinny nose and the alien eyes that seem out-of-place(literally) from infant to adolescent, they bulge outside the face if you know what I'm talking about with the original!
Also, in my own observation, male aliens in TS2 seem to look authentic without hair as opposed to female aliens, depending on the hairstyle, who look more attractive with hair on their head!


I don't know, that Alien Birth Queen that was hidden in the original game looks pretty authentic (and scary) to me.
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#16 Old 10th Oct 2017 at 5:52 PM
I am also looking forward for the multi-PT mod because this alien is perfect :D
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#17 Old 2nd Oct 2020 at 11:13 PM
It's a perfect looking alien!!!