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Sims 2 Genetics Tutorial

I finally sat down and wrote the tutorial that I've been meaning to write for quite some time. It's mainly for MY reference, so I don't have to keep writing out the same info and retaking screenshots to show other people, but I definitely want other people to see this. It covers everything from the basics of genetics itself to resources for installing clean hood templates and townifying genetics and clothes.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Genetics
2. How Genetics Works in The Sims 2
3. Default Replacements vs. Custom Content
4. Modifying Custom Hair
5. Modifying Custom Eyes
6. Modifying Custom Skintones
7. Making a REALLY Custom Game

Check it out if you've ever wondered anything about any of these subjects! Or if you've been meaning to learn how to do your own modifications to CC in SimPE (SimPE doesn't bite, I promise)!

Also, Mods: Please check out the tute if you've got a minute, because if you think it's informative, it'd probably be a big help to have it in the comm's memories. Tagged muchly to make it easier to find.

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qualanqui
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
You are most definitely the goddess of Sim genetics and I thank you profusely for posting this. *adds to memories, along with other posts of yours*

:D
quinctia
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Thanks!

It was a hell of a lot of typing, and I tried to proof everything. *hopes there aren't any horrible typoes anywhere* XD
lola_in_slacks
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
This is awesome. Thanks so much for posting this. I've only read a couple of items so far, but it's been very easy to follow.
missfnb
Mar. 26th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Okay, so this is 100% off-topic, but I LOVE that icon! Torgo FTW! :D
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claire
Mar. 26th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
I was just wondering, literally 2 hours ago, if something like this existed for those idiots like me who only just heard of sims genetics. Thanks for the links :)
simcerely_yours
Mar. 26th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
SimPE scares the crap out of me. I am going to try your tutorial for hair-binning, and see if I can do it without crying.
silkymoonshine
Mar. 26th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
If it's just for binning hair and eyebrows, maybe you'd better stick to the Wardrobe Wrangler. Though SimPE isn't really all that complicated when you have good tutorials and you start to get the hang of it. *spent several hours trying to towniefy a set of eyes once, thanks to a shitty tutorial, and did cry a lot*
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silkymoonshine
Mar. 26th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
You win at life for doing this!
thedreamingsims
Mar. 26th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this. I've added this to my journal's memories to tackle a little later in the week. :)
evil_laugher
Mar. 26th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Thank you! I really needed a tutorial to help work the color bin plug-in.
selzi
Mar. 26th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for putting all of that together - it must have taken you forever! :o I bookmarked this site so that I can send people to this place when they're asking that kind of stuff ... :)
quinctia
Mar. 27th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Are you also selzi on MTS2? Because if you are, I totally linked to your face templates in the last chapter. XD
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druid_va
Mar. 26th, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)
Nice, that must have been a lot of work on your part. I've added this to the mems under both tutorials and SimPE.
quinctia
Mar. 27th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Cool, thanks!

I think getting screencaps of everything took longer than actually writing it out.
naughtydolphin
Mar. 26th, 2008 10:23 am (UTC)
Oh this is great! Thank you!
rosebee
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Wow! This is fabulous!!
allinavhcnerf
Mar. 26th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS! i'm definitely adding this to my memories and i'm bookmarking it! it's really helpful :D
lexicomane
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for these. :D I'd been looking for a way to do this but wasn't finding any proper guides for it. Yours are perfect!
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