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Picked upload! Default Replacement Eyes for TS3

by aikea guinea Posted 18th Jun 2009 at 2:00 PM - Updated 27th Jul 2009 at 8:01 AM by aikea guinea : Added information and fixed typo. Eventually added a comparison picture.
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

I didn't much care for the default eyes that came with TS3, so I spent some time digging around and experimenting until I figured out how to change them. These may not be The Most Amazing Eyes Ever Created, but I think they're a far cry better than the standard ones, and will be a good stand-in until someone comes along and does something better. ^_~

Example of a hazel-green color overlay.

Example of a pale blue color overlay.

Comparison shot: original vs. replacement, same eye colors.

They work for all ages and both genders, and look fine in all colors and shades. The files have been compressorized.

To get these to show up for all sims in your game in one easy step: After installing, simply delete the simCompositorCache.package from My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3. Don't worry, it'll respawn when you start your game.

Please note that you can only have one set of default replacement anythings in at one time. Be sure to remove any other default replacement eyes you may have before installing these, and likewise be sure to remove these if you find another set you'd prefer to have instead.

Feel free to do whatever you want with these, as long as you don't take credit for them. What was that light integrated in your mind?

The file was updated on July 9th, 2009, replaced by a smaller package file with only the relevant texture included. The eyes still look exactly the same, so you don't have to redownload if you don't want to.

Additionally, I've uploaded a tutorial on creating your own default replacement eyes. Have fun!

Additional Credits:
Gobs of love to Echo for Postal, which got me started in the file digging, and Inge for the amazingly useful SP3I, which I used to create these.

Skintones are available here.

Nifty retro wallpaper in the main preview picture is by HP.
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Aikea Guinea - TS3 Default Replacement Eyes.rar | Description: Default replacement eyes for TS3 - file. (Updated 07.09.09) 6.1 KB 45,252 18th Jun 2009
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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Forum Resident
#176 Old 11th Jul 2009 at 1:49 AM
So lovely; thank you!

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-Christopher Robin to Pooh
Test Subject
#177 Old 15th Jul 2009 at 1:41 AM
hey these are awesome! any chance you can make some to make the sims have no eyes im suprised no-one has done it yet?
Test Subject
#178 Old 17th Jul 2009 at 12:03 PM
Wow. Those green eyes look so... alive!! <3 x'3

Nyappy! A tips: watch House, I love it x) Tiramisu! And yeah, I know this isn't relating to my name, but japanese music are wonderful! <3
Test Subject
24th Jul 2009 at 9:06 PM
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#179 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 9:08 PM
I love these eyes!!!!!

*Skintones and hair mesh in the green eyes example pic are currently incomplete and unreleased experiments by me.*

Will you be uploading the Skintones (especially the lips for males, they fantastic) I sure hope so.
Test Subject
#180 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 6:55 AM
It's not working for me, could I have some help??

“Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter.”
-Louise Brooks
#181 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 9:43 AM
These are so very nice!! Thanks AG!! There are soo many things wrong with default anything!! Thanks for taking some of the fugly outta the game!!

I...will never be a memory.
Lab Assistant
#182 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 1:31 AM
by any chance will you upload the sim with the red hair-he looks really interesting to play and would love to have him. (god that would sound creepy if this wasnt a sim)

A watched pot never boils. But a watched pan still fries, and a grease fire burns down your house whether you watch it or not.
Test Subject
#183 Old 15th Aug 2009 at 7:57 PM
thank you so much for uploading these eyes! they're so beautiful

are they compatible with the Subtle Glance Eye Replacements (Smaller Pupil & Iris!) by HystericalParoxysm?
#184 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 2:30 AM
Don't beat yourself up Aikea, These are frackin' drop dead gorgeous. I'm currently using your skins & eyes in game and my virtual dollies have never looked prettier. (L)
Test Subject
#185 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 4:20 PM
Heya wow, this eyes are beautiful girl XD

just wondering, i really love that guy, the black haired one. he's really nice looking and i can't make a face like that, think there's anyway you can make it so I can download him? XD
Test Subject
#186 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 7:46 AM
Thanks a lot Aikea, I really appreciate your work, much better than the default eyes. By the way, I was curious about your posts on Silversun Pickups, so I checked 'em out. Wow..... I... LOVE....them!! I'm really glad I tripped over those comments! :D
Test Subject
#187 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 1:58 AM
Hey hey! These are beautiful! I really really want these in my game, but does anyone have any tips on how to make these work for mac users? D; I can't seem to find the simCompositorCache.package file...

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Lab Assistant
#188 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 4:02 AM
Beautiful work as always. You have so much talent and patience, two things I am disturbingly lacking, at least when it comes to modding. So thanks, they are gorgeous. ^_^
Lab Assistant
#189 Old 20th Oct 2009 at 9:30 PM
Oh wow! These are great! I have 12 tabs of eyes open on my browser that I haven't even looked at to compare...now I don't even have to look at them because these are the ones! Thank you and don't stop what you do.
Test Subject
#190 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 8:53 AM
I love you. Let us ride into the sunset together, man and/or woman i just met.
Test Subject
#191 Old 20th Jan 2010 at 2:12 AM
"...will be a good stand-in until someone comes along and does something better"

Phhhht! Something better? I don't think so. these are gorgeous!
Test Subject
#192 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 4:16 PM
eehehe sims 3 better eyes

Test Subject
#193 Old 14th Nov 2010 at 6:29 PM
Beautiful! Thank you.
#194 Old 22nd Jul 2011 at 6:14 PM Last edited by Kabuto : 10th Aug 2011 at 6:40 PM.
Originally Posted by aikea guinea
It is Tristan in his TS3 form! That you recognized him means I've done well. XD

Hi Aikea,

Where can I find the hair of Tristan please ?
Test Subject
#195 Old 10th Aug 2011 at 4:12 PM
I finally found which eyes I accidentally downloaded! This was packaged with a sim I downloaded I like these eyes though
Test Subject
#196 Old 14th Oct 2012 at 5:45 PM
I love these! So much prettier than the regular eyes without being gawdy. Thank you! And they are working with my supernatural sims too.
Lab Assistant
#197 Old 11th Dec 2012 at 12:53 AM
You are wrong. These are the best eyes ever!
Test Subject
#198 Old 28th Mar 2014 at 4:54 PM
You are a lifesaver!!! Not only do all the sims in the town have gorgeous eyes now but it also fixed a creepy eye glitch that all the sims had! Thank you so much!
#199 Old 17th May 2014 at 9:06 AM
thank u so much
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