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Reflective default replacement glasses package for the base game

by alkaloid Posted 22nd Dec 2006 at 4:20 AM - Updated 28th May 2007 at 9:24 PM by alkaloid
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
UPLOADING MY FILES TO PAYSITES OR TO THE EXCHANGE IS BAD KARMA.

YOU WILL NEED TO SET YOUR GRAPHICS SETTINGS TO "HIGH" TO SEE THESE EFFECTS.

I'd like to thank HystericalParoxysm and Marvine for answering my frantic calls for help. (lessthanthree)

Right. So. GLASSES. The shiny type, not the cartoony type. You put this in your game, you get the shiny type. You don't put this in your game...well, it's your game. Do what you want.

This project took me weeks to do - not one word of a lie - mostly because I never did about 80% of the stuff I needed to do before. That being said, I've only alpha tested this in the base game, my full-minus-FFS game, and Legacy BodyShop. YMMV.

Some of the glasses were recolored. The horrible blue and grey wraparounds and the green and brass aviators were changed to mirrored wraparounds and black and amber, respectively. The green lenses were tapped a bit to the olive end of green. The blue lenses on the rectangle-frame shades were made a little more grey. The pink lenses were made tan.

Notes and known issues:

1. The round "John Lennon" or "Harry Potter" glasses do not show up for adult males. This is apparently an EA Games error, so I slipped my non-default round glasses into the .rar as a sort of workaround. It's the same one from my last glasses post, so if you already have that one, you don't need it again.

2. The frames for the "birth control" glasses on teen-elder females are not displaying any sort of highlights. After some poking, I'm pretty sure this is another EA Games error. This issue shows up on custom glasses made from this pair, so I didn't make a workaround. You just don't have highlights on the frames for the females. Eh. There's nothing to be done.

3. I didn't check the therapist NPC's glasses. I'm tired and cranky and not even slightly inclined to force one of my sims into aspiration failure.

4. The placement of the lights in CAS and the mirror are not at the correct angle to reflect from all the glasses lenses. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE GLASSES LENSES DO NOT REFLECT. IT MEANS THAT THEY ARE NOT AT THE CORRECT ANGLE IN RELATION TO THE LIGHTS IN CAS AND THE MIRROR.

Terms of use:

Do not pack the default replacement file with your sims and inflict it on unsuspecting downloaders. Do not upload it to the exchange or I will come to your house and look in your fridge, commandeer your stereo, and generally act like a complete weirdo until your friends stop talking to you.

You may redistribute the round glasses file with shared sims.

You may recolor these glasses. If you export them, they will keep their reflective qualities. A mention would be nice, but I'm really not that fussy.

You may file-share this package via Neighborhood 99 or any other Sims file-sharing forum, so long as I am credited.

This download has custom installation instructions!

In addition to the normal installation instructions, this download also has a custom instruction, as follows:

Please make sure to read it before commenting that it doesn't work. :)
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alkaloid_defaultreplacementglasses.rar 7.3 KB 3,564 22nd Dec 2006
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