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HystericalParoxysm 19th Jul 2009 6:56 PM

Cherub Curly Hair (All Ages, Both Genders, True Custom!)
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Truly custom hair!

In the tradition of my TS2 hairs, I'm proud to present my TS2 Cherub hair, converted for use in TS3! It was my first TS2 hair so it seemed fitting.

This is a true custom hair and doesn't replace anything! It shows up as a new item in CAS to choose, and does not require any Store hair or anything like that to work. You can just put it in your game and play - no fuss, no muss, no needing to choose whether you like another hair better.

It works properly for sims of different body types (fat/fit/whatever) and the hair recolouring options (roots/main/highlights/tip) work properly as well, though they may not look amazing in all colour options due to the way this hair is constructed.

This hair is for all ages (toddler through elder) and both genders (male and female). Your sims may not switch properly through all ages wearing the hair due to the way it had to be made kinda separately, but you can easily take 'em to a mirror and fix that. It may not be the most feminine hairstyle but I know a lot of people like to play butch/trans/otherwise short haired girls, and it's a LOT easier to do a hair for as many sims as will have it all at once than to do the other stuff later.

May not be perfectly perfect...

I've done my best to minimize wonkyness with this hair, but TS3 hair is pretty damn complicated, and I have limited time to spend on fiddly bits. There may be some slight "over-shine" and an appearance of a bit of pixelly sparkly around the edges in CAS but that doesn't really happen in-game. Lighter colours may not look quite as amazing as darker colours. The technology and knowledge to make absolutely perfect TS3 hairs is still in development, but it's about as close as I could get.

It also doesn't look real spiffy with sideburns. Sorry 'bout that. Facial overlays to get them to match up are a giant pain in the ass.

But it -does- include all the LODs and I've tested and get no zoom crashes or anything like that like some of the initial problems others have had.

To install:

1. Download the RAR file and extract the three .package files from it.

2. Install the .package files - recommended is use of the Helper Monkey!

3. Play! You shouldn't have to delete your cache files. Find the hair in Create a Sim for your new sims, or Change Appearance on a mirror for your existing ones.

Model credits:

Ethan by newone08, Raymond by TummyZa, Leah by Princess Leia, and an unreleased female sim by me. Eyes are by me, face is by Aikea Guinea.

No requests, please...

I am definitely going to do more hair for TS3... but I have limited time I can spend on creating (darn that real life and need to sleep!), and plenty of existing plans on which hairs (and what type of hairs) I want to do first.

I have permission from Nouk to convert her hairs, I have my own hairs I made for TS2, and hairs from TS2 itself all that can be done, as well as perhaps some brand new styles I might do. Which is probably enough to keep me busy for a year!

I will mainly be focusing on shorter, more "masculine" styles for a while, as guys tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to hair. Any that are female or child appropriate will work for them, too. But with so much to do, I really don't take requests, suggestions, hints, or "ooh that'd be cool!" into consideration.

Huge thanks to:

DELPHY!! For slaving over figuring out non-replacement hair and for putting together a super easy to use tool to make it!

WES!! For his awesome Q-Mesh plugins for Milkshape!

All the awesome folks who figured out the file formats and gubbins to allow this to happen.

Also thanks to Lee for in-game testing.

Polygon Counts:
Count for LOD0 (highest detail) is 3340. LOD1-LOD3 are much lower.

NightlyEMP 19th Jul 2009 6:20 PM

Just when you thought HP couldn't be any more awesome....

This is great! Thanks!

Deluxe Designs 19th Jul 2009 7:02 PM

thank you thank you thank!!! this is SO great you have done this, well done and they are great looking too!

coltraz 19th Jul 2009 7:06 PM

he he he! It's come. Thanks!!!

lemoncandy 19th Jul 2009 7:06 PM

Ooooooh finally non-replace hair! Wow! And curly!! Much needed, thank you !

Flabaliki 19th Jul 2009 7:08 PM

Wow!! This is great, now I can actually ADD to my game, not just replace Thanks so much and this looks awesome too :D

KimGM 19th Jul 2009 7:08 PM

Finally! I was hoping someone would make this one Sims-3-ready! Thanks so much!!! :D

ScorpioMaurus 19th Jul 2009 7:09 PM

Thanks this is awesome now hopefully creators who've already made hairs will alter theirs to be non replacements as well. I hope to see a long curly hair for females soon, I can't believe EA left out curly hair

harkskar 19th Jul 2009 7:10 PM

YAY! One of my favourite sims 2 hair. Thank you so much for making it unisex!!

babygirl4595 19th Jul 2009 7:13 PM

Do you have any idea how awesome you are? Sure you do that's why you made these because you are! Thank you, for this oh so needed curly hair!

romagi 19th Jul 2009 7:14 PM

I think I luv you! *hugs* Thanks!

JillianWong 19th Jul 2009 7:14 PM

Thank you so much HP! I was anxiously waiting for you to upload this hair I just love it and thank you for making it for both genders,

Karen40 19th Jul 2009 7:15 PM

HP, you so ROCK! This was one of my favorite TS2 hairs.

Jessica_2020 19th Jul 2009 7:15 PM

This is amazing!!! You are amazing!!! Thank you HP!!! Can't wait to see this on some of my boys!!!

Bandon 19th Jul 2009 7:18 PM

Brilliant! So tired of seeing the same old stock Sims 3 hairs. Thank you!

Maffers87 19th Jul 2009 7:18 PM

Absolutely gorgeous HP! This was always one of my favorite hairs for The Sims 2. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

hexameter 19th Jul 2009 7:21 PM

Thanks for all your effort converting this to Sims3! Also thank you to all who figured this out and made the tools for your work!

hockeydoll19 19th Jul 2009 7:23 PM

Yay! This is one of my favorite hairs for Sims 2 so I am thrilled to have it for Sims 3. Thank you!

Antagonist.01 19th Jul 2009 7:25 PM


Finally we get some true custom hairstyle which is not the Peggy's plastic ones!

Asja 19th Jul 2009 7:25 PM

Finally curly hair. Can't see why EA left it out it looks beautiful on sims and curly hair is natural just like straight.

FreakyRufus 19th Jul 2009 7:27 PM

LOL at your "Install Instructions" page!

Enjoji 19th Jul 2009 7:30 PM

HP, I bow before thee... this was one of my fave hairs of urs from TS2, and now it's here for TS3 - absolute awesome. U are a true genius in the field of mods, conversions and just general greatness. Thank you so much

jacciinatl 19th Jul 2009 7:35 PM

Just when I decided that TS2 was better and that I wouldn't be playing 3 for a while. You go and do this. Thanks so very much. In a good way.

buggybooz 19th Jul 2009 7:37 PM

I read about the Peggy (leeching and entirely improper) fiasco today so congrats and THANKYOU to you, Delphy and Wes for working very hard and doing things the "right" way.

I can't say much more really

Dizor 19th Jul 2009 7:40 PM

Thanks again for releasing these! I hope you can make a tutorial on how to make hair and such :D

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