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Picked upload! Simgaroop'd Hair Default Texture Replacement

by maxboy Posted 12th Aug 2014 at 4:46 PM - Updated 11th Aug 2014 at 1:53 PM by maxboy
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

I always wanted Ja's and aquilegia retextured edit, low poly hairstyle are always useful, but they didnt match the rest of my game. I recently saw that Evilwitch posted the base game one on Gos and it gave me an idea. In two week, I got Ja's base, learned how to recolor and default, and this project was born. I know it may sound a little redundant to make maxis match recolor of maxis hair but... eh.

  • As the previews shows, this will remplace every single hairstyle from the base game and its expensions.
  • They're all in separate well identified packages, so if you already have a different default or don't have a EP or SP you can just not put those package in your download folder.
  • I used simgaroop's dark brown and orangish red tone.
  • I recolored a couple of hats from Ja's to be less grungy and a few more BG hats that werent done at all by aquilegia.
  • Also includes the hidden npc and work hair as well as the custom neon hairstyle.

Instal like anything else in your download folder, but if you use any texture referencing age/gender conversion like Layana's or aquilegia's they'll need to load after this if you want them to refer to these textures. And obviously you souldn't have two default replacement of the same thing at the same time in your game.

You can hold Ctrl and right-click on the thumbnails in CAS to refresh them.

Anything Else?
  • The hair part of the OFB "uuhairhatballcapup" hat is actually linked to the BG "uuhairhatballcapnpc" for some reason, so you you need the later for the first.
  • Speaking of the "uuhairhatballcapnpc", I have a version with a red paper delievery hat and black mail delievery hat wich may or may not match your default better. Only keep one version at the time.
  • Finaly I can't seem to work out the NL vampire hair, It just won't cooperate. But, I think 1 out 201 is relatively acceptable error margin.

Additional Credits:
Ja for the base texture of Uni to AL
aquilegia for the base texture of the Base Game
Simgaroop for her color actions
EA for the meshes SimPE and Photoshop
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Base Game.7z 44.98 MB 1,346 12th Aug 2014
University.7z 6.58 MB 1,071 12th Aug 2014
Night Life.7z 4.36 MB 1,094 12th Aug 2014
Open For Business.7z 8.36 MB 1,046 12th Aug 2014
Family Fun.7z 1.41 MB 1,009 12th Aug 2014
Glamour Life.7z 575.9 KB 1,018 12th Aug 2014
Seasons.7z 6.05 MB 1,042 12th Aug 2014
Celebration.7z 2.24 MB 986 12th Aug 2014
Bon Voyage.7z 4.66 MB 1,034 12th Aug 2014
Teen Style.7z 3.29 MB 974 12th Aug 2014
Free Time.7z 8.72 MB 1,007 12th Aug 2014
Kitchen & Bath.7z 3.18 MB 975 12th Aug 2014
Apartment LifeL.7z 5.23 MB 1,027 12th Aug 2014
Mansion & Garden.7z 4.06 MB 1,022 12th Aug 2014
uuhairhatballcapnpc Black and Red.7z 764.9 KB 568 12th Aug 2014
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 6 SPs

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Hair Style: Natural Colours Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Default Replacements
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Toddler Child Teen Young Adult Adult Elder

Tags: #maxis match, #simgaroop, #hair, #default