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Picked upload! Pointed ears as CAS sliders

by CmarNYC Posted 14th Oct 2009 at 6:36 PM - Updated 21st Jun 2012 at 10:35 PM by CmarNYC : updated information
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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.
What's an elf or a Vulcan without pointy ears? These packages add new sliders to CAS to modify ears with points going upwards, points going backwards, and an ear tilt to let you adjust them for your favorite hair style. They are for all ages and both genders, and can be inherited. The up- and back-pointed ears can be blended for an in-between angle.

Updated 10/25/09: New version to better support people using low Sim detail. If you don't have a problem with the ears reverting to normal as you zoom out, you don't need to use this version. Added Swedish and Italian labels.

Updated 10/30/09: Added Japanese labels

Up-pointed ears:



Back-pointed ears and a blend of up and back:



By playing with these sliders and the ones that came with the game, you can get some interesting results:



Where to find these:

After installation, you'll find these sliders in CAS, in the 'Head and Ears' section, advanced options for ears. Note the location in the pic below - make sure you're in the Head and Ears section, click the Advanced button, and click the Ear Settings button. You'll have to scroll down for all the sliders.



A few languages have translated labels for the sliders. All other languages will have labels in English. If you want to give me a translation, I'll add more languages and update.

Each slider is independent, and you can use only one or two if you wish.


TROUBLESHOOTING

My jaw (or whatever) slider stopped working when I installed these!

There's a limit to how many new sliders can be added to CAS. For the Head and Ears section up to four can be added if you have the base game, less if you have WA or later, or someone else's custom sliders. If you add more than the number available to the Head and Ears section, some of the game sliders will stop working.

There are several mods to increase the number of sliders the game can use: AwesomeMod has one, the Extended Game Core has one, AWT has a selection of mods, and my XCAS mod has one. These are all CORE mods: they are not compatible with each other, you MUST have the correct one for your version of the game, and you MUST update whenever you patch your game.

In addition, NRaas Master Controller has a non-core hack to increase the number of sliders.

Are these compatible with WA/Ambitions/Late Night/XXX expansion/stuff pack/patch?
Almost certainly, yes. Unless the basic way the game handles facial sliders changes, there's no reason they wouldn't be compatible. Please try it and find out; it's not going to break your game. Sorry, but I'm getting VERY tired of seeing the same question over and over on every morph-related mod I've done every time a patch or expansion comes out and I'm not going to answer unless you've tried it and had a problem.

But they don't work!
They do work. They've been tested with base game, WA, and Ambitions. If they don't work, chances are it's your custom content setup that's not working and/or you don't have a mod to increase the number of CAS sliders (see above). Before you post a question here, verify that other custom content, including sliders, is working in your game. If your setup is not working, there are help pages and help forums on this site. This is not the place to post about it.


Additional Credits:
A big thanks to Delphy for figuring out how to add sliders, and for his encouragement.
Echo for Postal
P L Jones for S3PE Wes H for his Milkshape Plugins
And special thanks to everyone in the MTS CAS forum who offered feedback and suggestions.

Label translations by:
Spanish: Anubis360
German: Oepu
Polish: Pavic
Brazilian Portuguese: AnnieBonnie
Swedish: PppPlyr1
French and Italian (and probably a bit off): me
Tags: #pointed, #ears, #CAS

Type:

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
cmar_pointed_ears_v2_1.zip | Description: Morphs for pointed ears 14.5 KB 99,023 31st Oct 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Test Subject
#51 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 6:32 AM
Yeesh... It's about darn time! Thank you.
Field Researcher
#52 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 5:09 PM
This was a really usefull upload and something which I really needed in my game. How could EA miss them? Thank you so much for making them. This must be a lot of hard work! I have already tested them and they are awesome.

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Ms. Byte
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#53 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 5:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by oepu
This was a really usefull upload and something which I really needed in my game. How could EA miss them? Thank you so much for making them. This must be a lot of hard work! I have already tested them and they are awesome.


Thanks so much! I'm a great admirer of your hairs, skins, clothes, and other creations (talk about hard work!) so that really means a lot. :D
Test Subject
#54 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 12:04 AM
I can't remember if I thanked you for these already, so I'm doing it now... possibly again? lol! These are awesome! Soooo much better than ears as accesories! I'm very impressed. :D
Test Subject
#55 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 8:13 AM
Thank you so much!
Hoped that it would be possible one day ;-)
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 17th Oct 2009 at 9:01 AM
You are awesome... ...I can't wait for someone to make an awesome Spock..X)..now it is possible woot!
Test Subject
#57 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 12:21 AM
yea so it doesn't work... I'm not understanding why. installed everything into the "Mods" folder as normal for .package files. Went to my game and looked at the ear sliders - nothing appears... Anything I've done wrong? I can't imagine so...
Test Subject
#58 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 12:30 AM
I just took the files out of the mods folder and re-downloaded and replaced. Nothing happened, no slider, no nice ears. I feel a little jipped
Ms. Byte
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#59 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 2:26 AM
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Originally Posted by vulpine_guy
I just took the files out of the mods folder and re-downloaded and replaced. Nothing happened, no slider, no nice ears. I feel a little jipped


Just to confirm, do you have the packages in your "mods\packages" folder, and the resource.cfg set up correctly? (Or are you using the Installer Monkey?) Does other CC work for you?

Are you looking in the CAS ear section, where the ear size and rotation are? Have you tried scrolling down to see if the new sliders are just not on the screen?

What operating system are you using? (The only other person who's complained uses a Mac, but she says the sliders show in CAS but don't work.) What game patch? (This was developed and tested on 1.4.6, and beta tested by several other people.)

Have you tried Delphy's breast mods and do they work?
Test Subject
#60 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 3:58 AM
Other custom content does work for me, I have re-downloaded and replaced my resource.cfg file just in case, @ that point I re-downloaded the ears and put those into my mods folder. Still nothing! The CAS screen shows no signs of anything new under the appropriate screen. Yes I am looking in the screen which displays the ear size and rotation. I am using Windows Vista. I have not tried the breast mods yet, those a a little weird to me, lol. Anything else you could think I might be doing wrong? I can't seem to find anything I could have left out. I can post screen pics if you would like...
Ms. Byte
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#61 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 3:22 PM
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Originally Posted by vulpine_guy
Other custom content does work for me, I have re-downloaded and replaced my resource.cfg file just in case, @ that point I re-downloaded the ears and put those into my mods folder. Still nothing! The CAS screen shows no signs of anything new under the appropriate screen. Yes I am looking in the screen which displays the ear size and rotation. I am using Windows Vista. I have not tried the breast mods yet, those a a little weird to me, lol. Anything else you could think I might be doing wrong? I can't seem to find anything I could have left out. I can post screen pics if you would like...


Screen pics might help. I don't use Vista myself but I've read that there can be problems with permissions: http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?...sta_Permissions

About all I can suggest is that you check that the account you're using to play has the same permissions to the ear packages as to the other CC you're using. Maybe someone with Vista would be able to jump in here with other ideas. Also if you would try the breast mods it would at least tell us if possibly Vista has a problem with slider mods, since Delphy's sliders and mine work on the same principle.
Test Subject
#62 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 4:12 PM
yep thank you
Field Researcher
#63 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 4:38 PM
YEEEEEEESSS!! I've been hoping this would be possible some day, thank you so much! :D

Please don't PM/IM me with requests
Forum Resident
#64 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 7:04 PM
My laptop is Vista and the sliders work fine in my game. Sometimes you need to turn off the UAC to install items. That's what I'd suggest.
Scholar
#65 Old 19th Oct 2009 at 7:40 AM
Is there a way to make the ears stick out hore horizontally rather than straight up?
I got some slight horizontal angle...but not enough.
Test Subject
#66 Old 19th Oct 2009 at 8:36 AM
Oh, this is great! I was so annoyed when I couldn't do pointy ears anymore with TS3. Thanks a lot!
Ms. Byte
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#67 Old 19th Oct 2009 at 2:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Night Racer
Is there a way to make the ears stick out hore horizontally rather than straight up?
I got some slight horizontal angle...but not enough.


You can get more of a tilt using Rick and Delphy's facial slider hack if your game isn't patched, or the facial slider hack in Awesomemod or Indiestone. Also I've been considering doing an alternate version of the ear tilt for a more horizontal effect.
Test Subject
#68 Old 19th Oct 2009 at 5:04 PM
awesome!!! i wish they had this in sims 2!!!
Forum Resident
#69 Old 19th Oct 2009 at 5:07 PM
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#70 Old 20th Oct 2009 at 1:48 AM
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Test Subject
#71 Old 20th Oct 2009 at 4:45 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vulpine_guy
I just took the files out of the mods folder and re-downloaded and replaced. Nothing happened, no slider, no nice ears. I feel a little jipped


I'm also having problems with this mod. While I can see the sliders, and can adjust the ears, it only stays as long as I am in CAS. As soon as I go into play mode the ears return to normal. I have tried re downloading and re installing this mod to no effect. Any ideas?
Ms. Byte
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#72 Old 20th Oct 2009 at 1:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Metrophanes
I'm also having problems with this mod. While I can see the sliders, and can adjust the ears, it only stays as long as I am in CAS. As soon as I go into play mode the ears return to normal. I have tried re downloading and re installing this mod to no effect. Any ideas?


Could you go into the Options menu, first tab (Graphics), and post or PM me the Screen Size and Sim Detail you're using? Also your operating system - Mac, Vista, WinXP? Thanks!
Test Subject
#73 Old 20th Oct 2009 at 6:54 PM
*CHEER* Thank you soooooo much! I nearly cried when I realized I couldn't have elves in my Sims. This truly made my day (I squealed and terrified my cat and husband LOL).
Test Subject
#74 Old 20th Oct 2009 at 10:02 PM
Ty They are awsome! Yey sexy elves hehe :D

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Test Subject
#75 Old 20th Oct 2009 at 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by CmarNYC
Could you go into the Options menu, first tab (Graphics), and post or PM me the Screen Size and Sim Detail you're using? Also your operating system - Mac, Vista, WinXP? Thanks!


Screen Size is 800X600, it is not in full screen mode and screen refresh rate is set to default.
Object hiding is enabled, as are reflections, Animation smoothing and advanced rendering are not enabled.
Edge smoothing is high, Visual effects, lighting and shadows are low, Tree detail is medium, Draw distance is medium, High detail lots is set to 2, texture detail is high, and Sim detail is set to very high.

Most of that information is probably irrelevant to the problem.

Also, I'm on a Vista computer, but I know it's not a problem with the UAC (which is turned off) or a Vista conflict itself since my sister's Vista runs your mod just fine. Making me very confused.
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