TS4 Skin Converter V2, enable CC skintones in CAS
With the December 2020 patch, CC skintones stopped appearing in the CAS skintone picker. This tool will update them and optionally will add tanned and burned textures to older skintones.
When running this tool, do NOT save the converted package over the original; that may corrupt the package and you could end up with an unusable file! Give it a new name or save it in a different location. Then remove the old package from your Mods folder and replace it with the converted one.
Pick which skintone panel you want the CC skins to appear in and this tool will convert them. It sets up the light/dark slider with standard values.
It makes fairly accurate textures for natural skin colors and makes its best guess at tan and burn colors for fantasy skins. It uses the swatch color to judge how light/dark the skin is and decide which color(s) are dominant for fantasy skins, so an accurate swatch is important.
I’ve uploaded only a 64-bit version which requires .NET 4 or higher. I can upload a 32-bit version but since this program has to process large uncompressed textures I ran into ‘out of memory’ problems using 32-bit.
Straight conversion is fast, but if you’re adding tan and burn textures and there are more than a few skintones in the package it’ll take a seriously long time to compress the files and save after converting. Your system may report the process as not responding but it should complete eventually.
This is really quick and dirty so keep copies of your original skintone packages and please report errors.
Unzip and run TS4SkinConverter.exe.
Windows only, sorry.