Oh my god okay, this was a WHIRLWIND of facial hair, you guys. Wait, lemme toss up the Hair Dump title card, because it's still useful here.
Behind the cut lurk twenty-six
beards for your downloading pleasure.
Dump-format downloads inside the cut means boilerplate goes outside the cut-- and this time there is SPECIAL BEARD-DUMP boilerplate!BEARD-DUMP SPECIAL:
You can get your beards three ways: Unbinned, Binned, and Binned-and-Townie-Friendly. Unbinned is self-explanatory; all I did was correct the tooltips. Binning is a little special this time around.
Usually my binning follows the title card above, all nice and sifted into families. NOT THIS TIME. This time, each color is binned as its OWN family-- I swear I had a logical reason for this. Adults will keep their colors when they age up into elder... which means if you decide to give an adult a beard in his destined gray shade, when his hair goes gray, it'll match. It also means when a bearded adult ages up into elder, his beard will keep HIS color instead of choosing from one of four or five grays in the family randomly.
The second important thing to note is townie-enabling. After much debate, I did decide to townie-enable the mesh-less beards available to teenagers... but gray beards are only townie-enabled for elders, and colored beards are only townie-enabled for Teen (when available), Young Adult, and Elder. This is to prevent too much insanity when it comes to townies and NPCs spawning with mis-matched facial hair.
Townie-enabled facial hair will crop up between fifty and seventy-five percent of the time on new CAS or Body Shop Sims, NPCs, and of course townies, dormies, tourists, and the like. Usually it matches either well or passably, but sometimes (stubble, beards, and Synaptic Sim's sideburns all STACK) you may want to get a townie to a barber's chair. Boys will not randomly age up into stubble or full beards at the age of twelve.
I did NOT make new files for the binning and townie-enabling. You can pick and choose, but only between colors. I did think to include a guide with the downloads, but it's a text file (for ease of pasting if you want to change something), so remember not to actually put it in your downloads folder.
As-is, you can layer one stubble, one beard/mustache, and one set of Synaptic Sim's face fur muttonchops. I think
it may be possible to at least add more layering capabilities to the non-meshed facial hair using this method,
but I didn't think to try it before I started binning.
Okay, on to the usual boilerplate.NO PAYSITES.
Mesh creators' policies may vary, my policy says I want a cut (like that would ever happen), but Pooklet says no and these are Pooklet's actions. So no paysites.PRAISE BE UNTO:
Necrodog and Synaptic Sim for meshes, FantasyRogue, Pooklet, and Nouk for textures, Lyn for making sure I had a working copy of Photoshop, Pooklet for making sure Project Mayhem worked with my copy of Photoshop, my lovely donors who make sure I can keep my photos online (which lets me post hair dumps at all), and you lot for downloading, comments, and in particular some feedback and hand-holding while I was working on this project.HEY LISTEN!
Meshes are included unless otherwise noted. Swatches are included in the zip files, everything is compressorized. Poly counts may vary.
ANNOYING THINGS I DO: Because I credit everybody in them, my folder and file names are stupidly long. Feel free to shorten one, the other, or both as you please-- better you edit them to suit your needs than I just name everything [COLOR NAME] and cheese everybody off, right?EVEN MORE ANNOYING:
Everybody sees a hair dump, so...
Anything helps, yo.
Should you donate, you are entitled to make a request-- something off my hair list
or my to-do list
or even just a straight-up request, and if I've got the skills for it, I'll give it a go. (Once it's done, it's free for everybody to download, of course, and I make no promises about just when I'll get to something I promise to do.) I will also happily barter stuff on my to-do lists or requests for things I wish exsisted that do not yet exist or in-game preview photos of some of these hairs so I can upload them to GoS once in a while.
Yes, if you want to do the unnaturals, please feel free to do the unnaturals. I have no plans to do so. Just remember to credit properly-- I tend to use Nouk's waves, FR's braid, and a chunk of curve I stole off Ja's Uni ponytail default. (Also, to recolor easily, grab the Unbinned versions-- only black or multi-binned beards, stubble, makeup, and accessories will show up in Body Shop.)
If you spot any broken links or other idiocy, please let me know!
There are twenty-six large pics behind the cut, cats and kittens. Dial-up users beware.( Come on, you know you want 'em. )