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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?

Edit:
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.

Eye Type: Default
Eye Style: Human

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
Aikea Guinea - TS3 Default Replacement Eyes.rar | Description: Default replacement eyes for TS3 - file. (Updated 07.09.09) 6.1 KB 45,196 18th Jun 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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
#2 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:04 PM
wow thanks!!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:07 PM
Beautiful! Thank you so much. Good job! *.*

I'm sorry, but I don't live to please you.
Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:08 PM
O__O How in the wold did you succeed ??!!

I bow to your greatness, I've been tinkering around TS3 trying to modify just about anything, but... Epic fail -__-.

The eyes are amazing, truly love them to bits .
Test Subject
#5 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:13 PM
Thank you so much:-)
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:16 PM
YAY! I think they are wonderful and definitely oodles better than the creepy default.

You don't mention it, but will this work even on already created sims? In HP's default replacement, she says that because of the nature of Sims 3, existing sims would not take on the change until the player changed something in the mirror for every outfit.

Are these the same?
Test Subject
#7 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by studyofme
You don't mention it, but will this work even on already created sims? In HP's default replacement, she says that because of the nature of Sims 3, existing sims would not take on the change until the player changed something in the mirror for every outfit.

Are these the same?


Already existing sims should update automatically if you delete simCompositorCache.package under my documents/electronic arts/the sims 3/

It's a cache file storing all the data of sims already loaded at least once by the game, used to speed up things and reduce stuttering. By deleting it, it will be rebuilt from scratch when you start the game, and by being reloaded, sims should get the new eyes.

BTW, aikea guinea, great work, thank you very much. I have this Cossette sim that really needed some decent blue eyes

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
Test Subject
#8 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:33 PM
Thanks, finally, better eyes for TS3 !
Field Researcher
#9 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:34 PM Last edited by lizbethbear : 19th Jun 2009 at 4:20 PM. Reason: follow up
oh super fab, will install today and check them out. Thankies!


edit: Checked them out and they are awesome!! Now my self sim can have light blue eyes without them looking weird and translucent.
Test Subject
#10 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:36 PM
YAY thank you
i didnt like the default eyes <.<
^^
Test Subject
#11 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:46 PM
Hurray, thank you for the lovely eyes! The sims have such beautiful, interesting faces too.
Scholar
#12 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:58 PM
Woohoo.....they're getting better looking every day....lovely eyes are my weakness....just can't say no.....thank you for sharing them!
Test Subject
#13 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:58 PM
can you upload those boys too? omg the're so hawt *__*

and thanks for the eyes!
Test Subject
#14 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 3:01 PM
Quick question... will the eyes look like that in the game or just in CAS? Just wondering because currently eyes in CAS look more glossy than in the game which appear very dull/flat. Thank!
Test Subject
#15 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 3:32 PM
Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou.
Test Subject
#16 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 3:36 PM
Thank you! The older eyes were so dull.
Test Subject
#17 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 3:37 PM
Beautiful, these are great, I was so tired of the ones in CAS also you should totally upload those sims, especially the first, seriously these are some good looking sim boys and lord knows I need some in my game.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 3:38 PM
These are beautiful, thank you so much!
Test Subject
#19 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 3:39 PM
Sorry, I'm replying again, I just re-read it and I'm very excited for when you release these hair meshes and skintones (if you do), because I'm so in need of CC for these distraught sims, they look really good!
Test Subject
#20 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 3:42 PM
Did you update the skin and the eyebrows, too? Amazing work.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 3:45 PM
Absolutely stunning! I've been waiting for an upload other than houses and textures. Thank you soooo much!!!!!!!!

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I cry to be with you,
But Iím held back by my fears.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 4:04 PM
Fantastic, thank you very much for your hard work......looking forward to more defaults of........everything, lol!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 4:16 PM
I think I love you.

(So what am I so afraid of? :D)
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 4:20 PM
Yay, great!!! This morning I wondered if someone is at this, and just a few hours later - TADAAA!!!

It's so wonderful that people like you are in process beautifying the game - *hug*hug* be so much thanked!

New hair mesh? Skintone? *hopsaroundhappilybutwaitingpatiently*
Test Subject
#25 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 4:25 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH i cannot believe eyes came so fast - you are a true miracle worker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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