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DianesimsDianesims Posts: 1,970 Member
https://simscommunity.info/2020/09/23/the-sims-4-is-getting-new-skin-tones-skin-tone-makeup-sliders-and-more/


I just saw that on sims community. There was a post apparently leaked on an official forum.
We’d get 100 new skin tones, sliders, even makeup sliders.

Do you think this is true ?
Sounds kinda too good to be true, but I hope

Update : It’s true. Yay!!.
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  • JustinJustin Posts: 507 Member
    Maybe. But I rather them focus on gameplay depth & other things then representation. That’s just me tho.
  • logionlogion Posts: 1,856 Member
    Hopefully this is true and not the same as all the other fake leaks that we have gotten recently. It's probably for the best to not expect anything until we hear more from Maxis.
  • CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 1,858 Member
    It better be!
    If not a colour wheel, Skintone swatch presets and tone sliders are the best kind of tool to keep a lot of simmers happy.
    I do feel it’s genuine. After the skintone announcement I expected there would be some CAS overhaul because just adding a couple of skintones isn’t going to satisfy everyone. The demand will continue. It would be nice if hair got the same treatment...

    All we can do is wait for an official word. Turning on uncompressed skin textures may be a little demanding for potato machines though. I hope folks are prepared not to get what they want if their laptop cannot deal with the texture toggle. :#
  • DianesimsDianesims Posts: 1,970 Member
    edited September 23
    I have a mac, which, gaming wise, qualifies as a « potato machine » I guess :(

    I’ll be very happy if we get more darker skintones and sliders. If they want to add one or two new lighter skin tones as well, I won’t say no. And of course I hope hairs will get an update too.

    Makeup sliders would be great too !!
    It better be!
    If not a colour wheel, Skintone swatch presets and tone sliders are the best kind of tool to keep a lot of simmers happy.
    I do feel it’s genuine. After the skintone announcement I expected there would be some CAS overhaul because just adding a couple of skintones isn’t going to satisfy everyone. The demand will continue. It would be nice if hair got the same treatment...

    All we can do is wait for an official word. Turning on uncompressed skin textures may be a little demanding for potato machines though. I hope folks are prepared not to get what they want if their laptop cannot deal with the texture toggle. :#

  • IsharellIsharell Posts: 200 Member
    It sounds very promising. Fingers crossed that it is true.
  • CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 1,858 Member
    Dianesims wrote: »
    I have a mac, which, gaming wise, qualifies as a « potato machine » I guess :(

    Not necessarily. It depends on what kind of graphics card it has. Try turning the toggle on and see how it works.
  • chaccechacce Posts: 28 Member
    I'm 99% sure that this is real. The source is made by an EA community manager from the official EA forums. It only stayed online for around 30 seconds so I think this was put up too early.
  • ohmyohmyohmyohmy Posts: 613 Member
    Good! I hope this is true. I never understand why they got rid of the skintone slider from TS3 like that was such a bad idea. I do not want to stay in the TS2/TS4 days of only having a couple skintones. ,-, hopefully we'll have a skintone slider in TS5 as well.

  • RouensimsRouensims Posts: 2,628 Member
    Oh, wow, I hope this is true! It’s way more than I’d been expecting!
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  • DaWaterRatDaWaterRat Posts: 1,634 Member
    This is good news, though I'm thinking that whoever is managing the websites may need a break/more support/more sleep or something...
  • bixtersbixters Posts: 1,339 Member
    That’s awesome! Looks like it’s true. 100 skin tones sounds amazing :)
    I hope after this they can get to improving our sims personalities..
  • GracieO312GracieO312 Posts: 679 Member
    edited September 23
    I hope they do the same for hair as well.

    They said in the blog post that it was only the beginning so maybe...

    EDIT: wait, do you think the sliders will apply to occult skintones too?
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  • KathMHughesKathMHughes Posts: 67 Member
    It says they'll update 4 base game hair styles - 2 in the October update, 2 in the December update.

    We all know 1 style is the base game afro.

    What are your guesses for the other 3?
  • DianesimsDianesims Posts: 1,970 Member
    edited September 23
    I think the basegame braids maybe ? (I hope, cause they look kinda weird).
    It says they'll update 4 base game hair styles - 2 in the October update, 2 in the December update.

    We all know 1 style is the base game afro.

    What are your guesses for the other 3?

  • KathMHughesKathMHughes Posts: 67 Member
    Ok- big afro, medium afro, short afro-texture (on men only) and braids?
  • bandit5bandit5 Posts: 391 Member
    bixters wrote: »
    That’s awesome! Looks like it’s true. 100 skin tones sounds amazing :)
    I hope after this they can get to improving our sims personalities..
    why would you think it not true if on the offical site?

  • bellagoth_bellagoth_ Posts: 897 Member
    good, but it really was necessary a whole national movement to get the company to address something so simple. now, can someone please tell me what should we do to get the rest of the game issues addressed as well?
  • DianesimsDianesims Posts: 1,970 Member
    edited September 23
    I did update my post, since it’s true.

    @bellagoth_ The thing is, it should have been done from the beginning when the game came out.

    It’s great that we get a slider, we’ll now have a real variety of skintones, and more realistic ones :)
    The hairs also needed to be updated, most basegame hairs are bad anyway, but the Afro one looks particularly bad and textureless.
  • SelinaKylesSelinaKyles Posts: 2,153 Member
    Hope that hideous cabbage Afro is one the base game hairs they intend to fix. It’s insulting they based it off a cabbage or was it a cauliflower. It neeeds to go
  • bellagoth_bellagoth_ Posts: 897 Member
    Dianesims wrote: »
    I did update my post, since it’s true.

    @bellagoth_ The thing is, it should have been done from the beginning when the game game out.

    It’s great that we get a slider, we’ll now have a real variety of skintones, and more realistic ones :)
    The hairs also needed to be updated, most basegame hairs are bad anyway, but the Afro one looks particularly bad and textureless.

    exactly, they should've done it from the start, especially given how repetitive they are with the whole representation thing.
    but what they should've done from the very start is to make a game well coded, that instead of hindering and limiting them to add stuff, could make it way easier. imagine all the great content we could've get if the game had a solid base.
  • icmnfrshicmnfrsh Posts: 17,769 Member
    Hope that hideous cabbage Afro is one the base game hairs they intend to fix. It’s insulting they based it off a cabbage or was it a cauliflower. It neeeds to go

    The cauliflower fro was the first thing that came to mind. I think that one is a given, haha
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  • IceyJIceyJ Posts: 4,297 Member
    edited September 23
    Justin wrote: »
    Maybe. But I rather them focus on gameplay depth & other things then representation. That’s just me tho.

    Spoken like someone who's already being represented...

    They can still work on the other things, too.
  • SimmervilleSimmerville Posts: 8,467 Member
    It's official, see posty on the The Sims 4 Latest News of this very forum :)

    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/981779/a-note-from-our-team-how-were-addressing-skin-tone-improvements#latest

    There is additional disclaimer that some improvement will require high settings re sim textures.
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  • IvyeyedIvyeyed Posts: 348 Member
    GracieO312 wrote: »
    I hope they do the same for hair as well.

    They said in the blog post that it was only the beginning so maybe...

    EDIT: wait, do you think the sliders will apply to occult skintones too?

    Yeah, adding 100 swatches with sliders is just going to further highlight how bad the hair color selection is unless they plan to follow it up with hair swatch additions as well.

    A beautiful brown skintone and improved afro texture aren't gonna help much if the afro still looks blue instead of black.

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