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Anonymous
August 8, 2005 5:40:21 AM

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Well heres the problem ..... wasn't playin for a while then I bought
HD, Vac , SS and MM loaded the whole friggin lot of them up
Pretty cool

but I like to play strange sims Vampires Goths ... lots of pale skins
Now the problem the kids turn back to light skin when they shower etc
.....its pissin me off ruins the whole look
I tried wardrobe it says maxis has made custom nudes for children
unchangeable WTH
save me a whole lot a time and tell me where the hack or program is
that will let the poor little vampire kids stay the way they should be

I was gonna load a skunk family but i shudder to think

Anyway give me a hand if you know
Thanks in advance

More about : guys

Anonymous
August 8, 2005 1:43:52 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

The reason they change back to light skins is because they change their skin
when they shower: you have different skins in Sims1 for different states:
nude, casual, formal, high fashion, lingerie, swimwear and winterwear (I
think that's all of them). So whenever your sim changes into one of those
states, you have the potential for the sim to change it's skin colour.
Don't you find they also have different coloured hands as well?

You can have custom nude skins (and hands) for each of your sims but first
of all you will need to find or make a nude skin for them. You will need to
be confident about renaming files and file management. I'm not going to
write out the instructions now, as they are a bit long-winded, but if you
post again when you have sorted out some nude skins, I can give you an
outline or maybe post you a tutorial if I still have it - I wrote quite a
few skin tuts for Sims1. Basically, it involves recoding some of the file
names. It's not difficult but you need to get it right.

I think this is the last time I'm going to try and help people with Sims1
skin problems, I used to know a lot about it but I'm forgetting a lot of it
now.

Best wishes
maxon


"Serial # 19781010" <tremblay1442@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:9erdf1dg3ick9n8blhd628b6onc0lbmr11@4ax.com...
> Well heres the problem ..... wasn't playin for a while then I bought
> HD, Vac , SS and MM loaded the whole friggin lot of them up
> Pretty cool
>
> but I like to play strange sims Vampires Goths ... lots of pale skins
> Now the problem the kids turn back to light skin when they shower etc
> ....its pissin me off ruins the whole look
> I tried wardrobe it says maxis has made custom nudes for children
> unchangeable WTH
> save me a whole lot a time and tell me where the hack or program is
> that will let the poor little vampire kids stay the way they should be
>
> I was gonna load a skunk family but i shudder to think
>
> Anyway give me a hand if you know
> Thanks in advance
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 11:58:09 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

Hey no problem the char came with nude skins as well as hands and i
can find more if i need em

will the file rename override the maxis ?? whatever they did to the
later versions of the game.... why they would mess with a perfectlly
good game is beyond me
if you can post the info or an applicable link or a site name even it
would really help

thanks in advance

this has all most convinced me to move on up to Sims 2 : )







On Mon, 08 Aug 2005 09:43:52 GMT, "Maxon"
<jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote:

>The reason they change back to light skins is because they change their skin
>when they shower: you have different skins in Sims1 for different states:
>nude, casual, formal, high fashion, lingerie, swimwear and winterwear (I
>think that's all of them). So whenever your sim changes into one of those
>states, you have the potential for the sim to change it's skin colour.
>Don't you find they also have different coloured hands as well?
>
>You can have custom nude skins (and hands) for each of your sims but first
>of all you will need to find or make a nude skin for them. You will need to
>be confident about renaming files and file management. I'm not going to
>write out the instructions now, as they are a bit long-winded, but if you
>post again when you have sorted out some nude skins, I can give you an
>outline or maybe post you a tutorial if I still have it - I wrote quite a
>few skin tuts for Sims1. Basically, it involves recoding some of the file
>names. It's not difficult but you need to get it right.
>
>I think this is the last time I'm going to try and help people with Sims1
>skin problems, I used to know a lot about it but I'm forgetting a lot of it
>now.
>
>Best wishes
>maxon
>
>
>"Serial # 19781010" <tremblay1442@rogers.com> wrote in message
>news:9erdf1dg3ick9n8blhd628b6onc0lbmr11@4ax.com...
>> Well heres the problem ..... wasn't playin for a while then I bought
>> HD, Vac , SS and MM loaded the whole friggin lot of them up
>> Pretty cool
>>
>> but I like to play strange sims Vampires Goths ... lots of pale skins
>> Now the problem the kids turn back to light skin when they shower etc
>> ....its pissin me off ruins the whole look
>> I tried wardrobe it says maxis has made custom nudes for children
>> unchangeable WTH
>> save me a whole lot a time and tell me where the hack or program is
>> that will let the poor little vampire kids stay the way they should be
>>
>> I was gonna load a skunk family but i shudder to think
>>
>> Anyway give me a hand if you know
>> Thanks in advance
>
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 12:57:06 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

OK - well, I tried to find my old tutorial but I have deleted virtually
everything Sims1-related from my machine now and it's not up at my group
either.

But if I remember it correctly, it's fairly straightforward unless you want
to change the mesh as well. From memory, to give an individual sim a custom
nude skin tone, what you do is this:

1. Find out what casual clothes your sim is wearing - you need the name of
the texture file. You'll find the clothes in the Skins folder. Let's use
an example, let's say you have a female sim wearing a set of clothes called:

B105FAFitLgt_PurpleLeggings.bmp

(The coding at the beginning means: B105=mesh number; FA=female adult;
Fit=fit; Lgt=light skin tone - if you don't understand the coding I HAVE got
my tutorial for this and can send it to you- email me privately).

2. Get your nude skin file. It should have a name something like (but
probably not exactly) NFFitLgt_01.bmp - this is actually the default file
name and if you put this in your Skins folder, all your adult light female
fit sims will have this skin when nude. On the other hand, your nude skin
file might be named the old, pre-Hot Date, way (which I can't remember).
Anyway, to make that file appear for the one sim only you need to change the
name to this:

NFFitLgt_PurpleLeggings.bmp

(coding means: N= nude; F=female, the rest as before. It's important to get
this right so don't change the coding unless you have to, also make sure the
name of the skin (PurpleLeggings) is exactly the same as it is with the
original clothes)

You do the same with the hands:

HFLOLgt_PurpleLeggings.bmp and
HFROLgt_PurpleLeggings.bmp

(coding means: H=hand; F=female; L or R: left or right; O=open hand skin,
you don't usually get the closed or pointing hand files with a custom skin
but it doesn't matter too much since the sims don't walk round with their
hands in a fist or pointing all the time so you only see the hands slip back
to the original base skin tone occasionally. I never bothered to make these
though it's not difficult, you basically need a bmp file for each state and
both hands, named by the convention outlined above. What that does mean
though is you skins folder gets cluttered up with more and more files which,
as you probably know, slows the loading of the game.).

At least that's how I think I used to do it. Basically, you make the name
of the custom nude skin match the name of the casual clothes. If it doesn't
work, you'd better write back and ask again and I'll see if there's anything
else I can remember. Basically the first things to check are that you got
the names right and that the files are in the right format. It's nearly a
year now since I did this stuff - I used to offer a skin-fixing service on
my Yahoo group and now I can't remember half of it. Sigh. Naming the skins
in this way means you can have individual nude skins for individual sims - I
used to like tattoos and coloured nail polish and hair and no hair and
stuff. You use the _01 name for defaults and you'll need separate files for
children as well as adults if you want them to have the light skin tone. If
you want individual meshes for certain sims - for example I had some lovely
meshes called Rubenesque from Mermaid Cove which were voluptuous ladies -
the process is a bit more complicated. However, Hairfish still has those
skins up and you can work out how to do it from that.

Oh, Sims 2 is much better. I've got quite a way with the skins now but the
main thing I want to know now is how to make the custom skin tones genetic.
I know how to do the hairs (smug glow).

Best wishes
maxon

"Serial # 19781010" <tremblay1442@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:nvrff1lgelr02jafjhf3gffrum8m4f5q79@4ax.com...
> Hey no problem the char came with nude skins as well as hands and i
> can find more if i need em
>
> will the file rename override the maxis ?? whatever they did to the
> later versions of the game.... why they would mess with a perfectlly
> good game is beyond me
> if you can post the info or an applicable link or a site name even it
> would really help
>
> thanks in advance
>
> this has all most convinced me to move on up to Sims 2 : )
>
!