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Smaller version of my Butterfly Wings for Teen to Elder

by Esmeralda Posted 10th May 2011 at 4:31 AM - Updated 11th Dec 2012 at 10:56 AM by EsmeraldaF : Update re glass wings rendering better for poor graphics chips
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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.
UPDATE DEC 2012: For those of you with low-spec graphics for whom these wings look blurry and pixellated even without wearing other accessories at the same time, I've now tried making a much simpler texture for these wings but found that even that looks blurry on low-spec chips. Having done some further testing, however, I discovered that my new glass version of these wings looks MUCH less blurry on low-spec chips than these do. Don't know why, but somehow glass seems to render better on cruddy graphics. Try the glass version here and see if you get along better with those: http://www.modthesims.info/d/487123

Please note: do not have your sim wear any other accessories while wearing these wings - it will turn the wings texture blurry. This is unfortunately a known problem with TS3 accessories and as far as I know, there doesn't seem to be any way around it, sorry.

Following numerous requests for a smaller version of my Butterfly Wings for men and women (http://www.modthesims.info/d/390201 ), I've finally had a chance to do them. Here's a reduced-size version, approximately the size of the children's version of the wings in the previous upload.

As with the bigger version, they are for male and female teen to elder, and are found in the Accessories panel in CAS, in the Earrings section. They have three recolourable channels, the inner main section, the veins, and the outer dots, as seen below:

Also as with the bigger wings, please note that you need a reasonably good graphics card and the highest in-game texture detail settings for the texture of the wings to look as they do in these screenshots. Having also tested them with a low spec graphics chip, the veins looked jaggy and the texture looked blurry. So your mileage may vary.

The smaller wings will be useful for those who find the big wings a nuisance as far as clipping through nearby objects goes. You'll still get clipping through backs of chairs, etc, but not through everything within a few feet of the sim!

Thanks for looking, hope you'll enjoy these smaller wings.


Unzip the .zip file and copy the .package file to your Mods\Packages folder. You only need the one file for both male and female, 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:

Additional Credits:
Made with CTU: http://www.modthesims.info/d/364926

Accessory Type: Misc
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
SmallerButterflyWingsM+FTeen-Elder_ByEsmeraldaF.zip 471.9 KB 10,615 10th May 2011
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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