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Picked upload! Complete set of CAS face replacements - 27 faces, all ages

by selzi Posted 19th Apr 2007 at 7:29 PM - Updated 10th Aug 2008 at 10:50 PM by selzi : Added fixed faces #21 and #25
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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.
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NEW: I completed the borked Maxis faces #21 and #25 for all ages and uploaded them separately. Download the file "Selzi_March_2007_Fixed_Faces_21_25" AND the hack argon_archfix by Argon @ MATY if you want to add the age groups toddler, child, teen and elder to these faces!


Hello everyone!

This is a complete set of CAS face replacements which consists of 204 new faces in total. Maxis provides 27 base faces which can be seen in CAS and Bodyshop. When you create a sim you can choose the features from these 27 faces, and they're also used by the game to create townies and NPCs. New CAS faces replace these 27 base faces - that means you'll have different features to choose from when creating your sims, and your new townies and NPCs will look different.

By using these faces your existing sims will NOT change their looks. The changes will only be visible when new townies or NPCs are generated.

You will notice that my CAS faces have nothing to do with the original Maxis faces (except no. 26 - the elf, that face still has elfish features and pointy ears). My goal was making pretty faces so that my townies will look good and produce nice kids with my existing sims. If you prefer lots of variety in your game with very different looking townies you probably won't like my faces. ;-)

I created 8 faces per template - toddler, child, teen male, teen female, adult male, adult female, elder male and elder female. You can use each template by itself, but it is recommended to use all ages of a certain face. Otherwise those sims will totally change their looks when they age. ;-)

Please note that faces No. 21 and 25 only need two replacement files instead of eight (adult female and male only). Those two faces don't show up for any other age groups except adult, so there are no replacements needed for the other ages.

I took four pictures of every face - two per gender, one with only Maxis genetics and another one with random custom genetics. Those shots are supposed to illustrate what these faces can look like in your game. If you use default replacements skintones and eyes you might get the idea what your new townies and NPCs will look like. :-)

How to use these faces:
- Download all three files in this thread. I split the 27 faces into three parts because of the total file size.
- Extract them into your Downloads folder. If you don't have Nightlife or any later EP you might have to extract the package-files directly to the Downloads folder without the subfolders I created.
- Delete the file "My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/cigen.package" because this file stores the little preview images used in Bodyshop and CAS. If you don't delete this file the new faces will still be used, but the previews won't be updated.
- If that doesn't work you should also delete the following files: My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Thumbnails/CASThumbnails.package and My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/groups.cache.

How to get rid of them:
- Simply delete them out of your Downloads folder.

Useful links:
If you want to make your own default replacement CAS faces you should check out these links:

Motoki's tutorial for making CAS face replacements
German translation of Motoki's tutorial by oepu
AllenABQ's base faces

If you like the idea of having default replacement faces but don't like mine in particular, you might like one of these sets instead:

AllenABQ's faces
AmberDiceless' faces
bruna00000's faces
DocDoofus' faces
katuchan' faces
Lunar Eclipse's faces
Nailati's faces (not a whole set yet, but she's working on it)
Oepu's faces
Pooklet's faces
Sarakadie's faces
Spookymuffin's faces
Starlit's faces
Terrakosmos' faces
Zazazu's faces
My own new faces

If you're sick of the plain old Maxis townies and happen to be in the mood for a new neighborhood with new pretty townies you might want to use these tutorials:

SaraMK's tutorial how to permanently clean out your new neighborhoods
Jordi's tutorial how to customize your new neighborhoods
German translation of these tutorials by me (partially shortened and modified)

My policy:
Just enjoy these faces in your game. If you don't like certain features feel free to modify them as you please. You don't need to give me any credit if you upload sims made with my templates - I'd be happy as hell, of course, but it's really not necessary. Please don't upload these faces unchanged to any other websites, especially not any paysites!

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Selzi_New_Faces_01-09.zip 4.08 MB 40,743 19th Apr 2007
Selzi_New_Faces_10-18.zip 4.06 MB 38,499 19th Apr 2007
Selzi_New_Faces_19-27.zip 3.41 MB 36,790 19th Apr 2007
Selzi_March_2007_Fixed_Faces_21_25.rar 602.3 KB 16,907 11th Aug 2008
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