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Three silly hat conversions from Sims 2: French Fries Hat, Llama Head, Propeller Hat

by Esmeralda Posted 19th Feb 2010 at 12:00 AM - Updated 14th Jun 2010 at 11:54 AM by EsmeraldaF
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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.
For the more adventurous and silly among us, here are three er, unusual, hat conversions from The Sims 2. All of them are for both genders and are enabled for Teens through Elders.

First off is the French Fries hat.
This hat has three recolourable areas: the main area, the trim along the top edge, and the inner area just visible. The Fries are not recolourable because, well, they're fries and they're supposed to be Fries colour!

It is categorised as a Hat Hair and will be found in the Hair section in CAS.

Next is the Llama head from the University llama mascot.

This too has three recolourable areas: the main area, the inner ears, and the eyes. Looks rather cute with an animal pattern applied, too!

It too is categorised as a Hat Hair in the Hair section of CAS.

And finally, the Propeller Hat. I am unable to re-create the spinning blades animation for TS3 (have NO idea if it can even be done), so have tried to mimic the effect by making the 'blade' section out of glass.

This is not fully recolourable - I tried to do so but it wouldn't come out very well - but, you can tint it by sliding the colour wheel around to get subtly different effects.

This item is categorised not as a Hat Hair, but as an Accessory, under the Earrings section, so that your sims can wear it over the hairdo of their choice - but their choice needs to be limited to fairly flat, close hairdos. So, big bouffant custom hairs won't fit under it, but any close-to-the-head hairdo should be OK.

*ISSUES* Please note that for some reason, these hats all display in CAS with weird shadows that look fairly awful (especially on the llama head), at least on my PC. But when in-game, there is no trace of these weird shadows, as you can see from the screenies, so it seems to be some strange CAS lighting conflict with these meshes.

Thank you for looking and I hope you'll find these fun!


Unzip the .zip file, and copy the .package file to your Mods\Packages folder. You only need the one file for both men and women, as it is enabled for both.

If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...g_Package_Files

Polygon Counts:
Fries Hat: 742
Llama Head: 1022
Propeller Hat: 476
Propeller Blade: 64
Tags: #hat

Accessory Type: Hats
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Gender: Male Female

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
TS2FriesHeadM+F,T-E_ByEsmeraldaF.zip 91.4 KB 2,489 19th Feb 2010
TS2LlamaHeadM+F,T-E_ByEsmeraldaF.zip 132.7 KB 3,088 19th Feb 2010
TS2PropellerHatM+F,T-E_ByEsmeraldaF.zip 127.4 KB 2,253 19th Feb 2010
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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