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Default skintones - I suck, please re-download! (25 Oct 08) 
9th-Aug-2008 10:30 pm
drop bear
I just made a set of edited Maxis skintones into defaults for myself. I know duderocks327 put some up on MTS 2 and they were beautiful but I kind of wanted to do some extra stuff...


I wanted the debrowed Lois blushes on the faces. Which duderocks327 later added. But I also wanted to have nipples on my teen-elder females, which duderocks327's defaults don't have because they are just face replacements. And I wanted a companion freckled skintone, geneticized to sit alongside the defaults at the S1 and S2 values.

Credits, because I might as well get those out of the way first:

Skintone base by Maxis/EA Games/EAxis
Facemask/blush by Lois, debrowed by someone at SFV and now available at SimsCave
Nose shader by Ankiode at Chinafan Sims (was on page 82 of Skins last time I looked)
2-B-Real Freckles by Simenroute (Insimenator and DLMulsow)
Nipples are from Duddly's default replacements on Sexy Sims 2 (I think they're on the last page of the Skintones downloads).
















Some familiar faces for you to see what the skins look like when inside a lot.



And some pics taken outside in full sunlight









Jenny and Erin are S1, Pascal is S2, Kristen is S3 and the rest are quite obviously aliens.

I'm going to get a picture of Ophelia Nigmos to show off S4. I'll edit the post with that later.

Here's the light companion skin:





The freckles sit slightly higher on the nose right now. Again, I need a newer pic and will edit in the next couple of days. The medium is pretty much the same, except... medium, etc. You can't really see the freckles on the dark skintone. Light with freckles geneticized at S1 (0.1); medium with freckles geneticized at S2 (0.3); tan with freckles geneticized at S3 (0.6) and dark with freckles geneticized at S4 (0.9). Personally, I'm planning on using only the light and medium with freckles. The non-defaults are identical to the defaults except they are just geneticized at the S1 - S4 values. As a bonus, you also get plain ole Maxis skins with Simenroute's freckles, also geneticized at S1 - S4. Again, you can't really see the freckles on the dark skintone but I didn't want to play with the freckle texture too much. I may "fix" these in the future by making the freckles on the dark skin darker so that they stand out more.

Anyways, here are the downloads:

Defaults     Light     Medium     Tan     Dark     Alien

Non-defaults (no freckles)     Light     Medium     Tan     Dark     Alien

Companion skins with freckles
    Light *    Medium     Tan     Dark

Plain Maxis skins with freckles     Light     Medium     Tan     Dark

All files are clearly labeled with skintone name, whether they are default or not, whether they are edited or not and whether they have freckles or not. In-game tooltip also shows this information as well as the genetic value of the geneticized skintones. Alien non-default is not geneticized. All non-defaults have their own funky little swatches that you can see in CAS and Bodyshop :) I may or may not do other supernaturals in the future.

My TOS is simple - distribute freely, but don't post on the Exchange or pay sites. The creators of the textures that went into making these skins make their stuff available for free. Don't make people pay for stuff they can get for free.

PS. Forgot to say Alien eyes are Jack's eyes by pixelcurious, and you can download them here. But I made them part of the alien skintone texture so if you want Jack's Eyes on your default-skinned aliens, these already contain Jack's Eyes and not the Maxis eyes. Eyebrows are default replacements by Rensim, eyes on Tiahn (aka "the model") are Maxis, eyes on Maxis sims are by Sarhra. Except that last picture, where the eyes are by Nouk, but I'll be changing that picture soon...

* Because I PHAIL I had to fix the Maxis Edited Light skintone with freckles. Please redownload. Either let this file overwrite the old one or delete the old one and put in this one. Your sims should retain their original skintone as I only fixed the female teen face and the skintone still has the same genetic ID as the old one.
 
Comments 
9th-Aug-2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
The skintones look amazing! I am definitely going to try them out. Having done one (very crappy) skintone, I know what a lot of work this was, too. Thank you so much for sharing.

Also thanks for the linkage and credit. ^_^
10th-Aug-2008 02:04 am (UTC)
Hey, no problem. I love those eyes so I naturally had to use them :)
9th-Aug-2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
These are really lovely! I'm glad you posted them. :D *downloads*
10th-Aug-2008 02:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! And thanks for downloading :)
10th-Aug-2008 02:01 am (UTC)
WOW! These are amazing indeed. Putting those up was hard work indeed. I know that from experience with the face defaults. ;)
10th-Aug-2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Thanks :) The alien face was probably the hardest of them all. The Lois yellow/green mask is very yellow and I had to carefully edit the colour to get the correct shade of minty green so the alien noses didn't look weird.

I had a lot of fun making these. I'm thinking of tackling zombie and plantsim next. I'm not 100% sure how to get vamp skins right.
10th-Aug-2008 04:23 am (UTC)
The gray Louis blush is fine for the Zombies. For Plantsims, however, you have to carefully edit the color of the blush to get the right shade...

For vamps, they are usually an overlay to the skintone, so it's fine if you just edit the face (unless you want it to be less blue. In that case, you have to edit all the vamp texture files.)
10th-Aug-2008 04:49 am (UTC)
Forgot to add this, but I checked the faces of the skintones, and man, yours are even better than my version, especially the noses...
10th-Aug-2008 05:44 am (UTC)
Thank you. That means a lot, especially when said about my first ever skintone edit :)
24th-Aug-2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
These are lovely! Now i wont have to go round giving ALL the townies the louis face mask/blush :D Thanks so much :)

P.S- have a cookie :D
25th-Aug-2008 05:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for downloading :) I'm glad people are enjoying these.
25th-Oct-2008 12:48 am (UTC)
Wow! These are awesome! Downloading. :D
14th-Dec-2008 12:09 am (UTC)
These are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing them! I'm only a couple months late...oops.

The link to the Light Companion skin with Freckles seems to be dead, though. :(
14th-Dec-2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Thanks!

I fixed the link to the light companion skin with freckles. I have no idea how I ended up putting a link to cocosims in there...
21st-Dec-2008 09:57 am (UTC)
I've been looking for some nicely edited Maxis skintones and I think these are going to work out really nicely.
Thank you. [=
4th-Jan-2009 02:41 am (UTC)
The download link for default "Light" skin doesn't work :(
4th-Jan-2009 04:25 am (UTC)
Please try again. I have no idea what is going wrong for you as I just clicked on it and it worked fine for me. In fact, I just clicked on all the links to the default downloads and they all worked.
31st-Jul-2009 09:44 am (UTC)
Just wanted to thank you for these - I absolutely love them! I decided to play with Maxis families for the first time ever and thought I could have a separate Downloads folder for Maxis hoods and chose to have these skins as defaults. They look really nice in game and I could stare them for hours :D Thank you so much for sharing!
27th-Dec-2009 03:14 am (UTC)
BEST. DEFAULTS. EVER.
7th-Feb-2010 12:03 am (UTC)
Thank so much for sharing. These are great! :)

I've been testing default skins all day and these are no doubt the ones I like best, because they give just enough definition on the face, without really changing the original maxis tones, so I'll probably be using them for now on.

But jic, and only because I'm shamefully stuck with the default look, I wanted to ask you, if I could perhaps use your skins as base to try doing my own replacement with some extra minor editing first; or least attempt to make face replacement with them (female body details are just not for me) and see how they work (I tried duderocks327's too, and like them a lot as well, but overall still like yours better) , but don't want to sound like an ass taking advantage of your awesome work. I've done some basic skin editing before, but I'd never be able to blend all the blushes, nose shader, and such, so perfectly and seamlessly as you have, to do a whole set from scratch.
7th-Feb-2010 12:15 am (UTC)
No problem :) Do whatever you like with these. I'd love to see the end result, too :)
12th-Mar-2010 05:42 am (UTC) - Hi, a request. :3
Anonymous
"Faceemask/blush by Lois, debrowed by someone at SFV and now available at SimsCave"

The link no longer works, or may not work for me; irregardless, I would love the debrowed facemasks by Louis. Would you please give a link to them, if it's not too much trouble? Thanks! Wonderful skintones, btw. :D
16th-Apr-2010 03:11 am (UTC)
These are awesome! I love them <3
Thanks a bunch for sharing them !
1st-May-2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
I always seem to come back to these defaults after a couple of months of experimenting. I love them! :)

Edited at 2010-05-01 05:14 pm (UTC)
15th-May-2010 04:39 am (UTC)
These look great.

I've just downloaded the freckled skintone - thank you very much.

:D
17th-Sep-2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
Is there a chance you'd do the skintones with freckles as defaults? :)
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6th-May-2012 11:49 am (UTC) - Re: DL
Looks like mediafire deleted that file for some reason. I don't have the originals of this skintone any more but I will make a new custom alien skintone tomorrow and upload it.
8th-Jun-2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
Hi. I just wanna know if i was possible to have the Plain Maxis skins with freckles Light as default
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