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Tiny Twists--a child/toddler dreadlock conversion

by spladoum Posted 27th Jan 2016 at 5:50 AM - Updated 16th Sep 2018 at 3:56 PM by spladoum
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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.
Not too much to say here--I saw a gorgeous male hairstyle on Tumblr that I desperately needed for some of my toddlers and children, but it was teen-elder only, alas! Fortunately the maker was generous enough to allow me to convert it down for our little boys, so they don't have to be deprived All LODs included for both age groups, not enabled for random, enabled for most reasonable categories including nude so it stays on in the shower, base-game compatible.

A couple of things to note:

1) This is a very detailed, dense, high poly hair (12000+ polys for LOD0), so please use sparingly so as not to overstress your machine.
2) This hair doesn't really have a highlights channel and is almost all roots/base/tips. Dreadlocks don't have highlights for the most part, but just putting it out there so there are no surprises.

If you are interested in having the original hair for teens-elders, it is available here.

As always, I hope you and your sims enjoy <3

Polygon Counts:
LOD0: 12670 polys
LOD1: 8721 polys
LOD2: 5543 polys
LOD3: 3627 polys

Additional Credits:
blvck-life-simz​ for the original Sims 4 mesh
pastry-box​ for the original hair texture
yayasimblr​ for the original scalp texture
pixelatedthots​ for the original Sims 3 conversion and permission to make this conversion.
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
PTBLSNuDread Child.rar 4.03 MB 6,944 27th Jan 2016
PTBLSNuDread Toddler.rar 3.97 MB 6,655 27th Jan 2016
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.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see:

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3

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Hair Style: Shiny/Realistic Natural Colours Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Toddler Child

Tags: #hair, #ethnic hair, #natural hair, #afrocentric hair, #dreadlocks, #dreadlocs, #dredlocks, #locks, #locs, #twists, #child hair, #toddler hair