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Picked upload! Updated! Gender Flip: Wild Fire Fro for the Ladies

by Nathia Posted 22nd Jul 2012 at 11:59 PM - Updated 29th Jul 2012 at 4:20 PM by Nathia : Attached fixed file.
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
UPDATE: If you were having display issues please re-download, the problem has been fixed.

This a gender conversion of the Wild Fire Hairstyle that was released as part of the Store's new Le Cirque Nouveau collection. Why exactly it's a circus hair remains something of a mystery to me, but I choose not to question this too deeply, as it's actually a really snazzy hair.

This is a true gender conversion, not a re-categorization. The mesh has been reshaped and resized to fit lady Sims without clipping, glitching, or other issues. It does not require the male Store mesh to work. This hair appears for ladies ONLY and does not include the male hair.

  • This hair has been reshaped to the adult female head, and will not clip through it or do anything similarly ridiculous.
  • This hair does not require the male version to function, and operates independently of the Store hair.
  • The EF hair pulls textures from the AF hair, resulting in much smaller file sizes. This does mean you must have the adult hair installed for the elder hair to work, however.
  • This hair is properly binned, and can be found in the regular hair section of CAS.
  • This hair has correct bone assignments and all four morph states: fat, fit, thin, and pregnant.
  • The thumbnails in CAS are Maxis-Match, meaning your teen-adult thumbnails display in the typical reddish brown color while the elder thumbnail displays in gray.
  • This hair does not replace any other hair.
  • This hair is available for lady Sims, aged teen-elder.

Known Issues

There is one small graphical glitch I've observed in this hair, which only seems to appear in hairs where the Tip color is much paler than the Base color. It exists in the original hair as well, and despite my best efforts, I wasn't able to get rid of it. It's a non-issue in the vast majority of coloring choices, but you can see it clearly in the attached image titled 'Known Issues'.

Polygon Counts:
3245 polys.

Additional Credits:
daluved1, for the tutorial that taught me how to link textures to custom package files.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Wild Fire Fro for the Ladies - v5.rar | Description: Place both files in your Mods > Packages folder. You need both in order for the elder hair to work. 6.15 MB 34,561 29th Jul 2012
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Hair Style: Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Gender Conversions
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder