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Picked upload! Disentangled Part 2 - 26 De-Accessorized, Retextured, & Fixed Up EA Hairs

by Buckley Posted 28th Aug 2015 at 4:59 PM
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

The second part of my more-decent-hair-for-townies project. As I mentioned in the first upload, I dislike using high poly CC hair meshes on all the random sims that populate my worlds, so I went through several of EA's store and expansion pack hairstyles and removed the clunky accessories, redid the textures, and made a few other fix-up type changes (such as resizing them, correcting bad mapping, fixing bone assignments, and so on).

These hairstyles are for teen, young adult, adult, and elder females. They appear in the everyday, formalwear, sleepwear, swimwear, athletic, career, outerwear, and naked categories and are set to valid for maternity and valid for random. The styles that have a recolorable accessory can be found in the hat section of the catalog. They are NOT default replacements, nor do you need the original version for them to work. Furthermore, these hairs have:
  • Proper mesh tangents (so no weird shine in CAS).
  • Reduced lower LODs.
  • Fat morphs when needed.
  • Smooth and accurate bone assignments.
  • Scalp and face textures (on most of them).
  • Normal maps.
  • New diffuse and specular textures with Anubis' EA highlights for the control.
  • Custom thumbnails for easy identification.
Finally, both the Flora and Norma hairstyles have two versions, but you can have both in game at the same time. On Flora, version one is with the veil while version two is without, and on Norma version one is with the small side braid while version two is without. I couldn't decide between those variations so I just made both, but as with all of these feel free to pick and choose the one(s) you want. =)

Polygon Counts:
Alice - 2824
Bella - 2330
Celia - 2860
Daisy - 2088
Edith - 3474
Flora V1 - 3152
Flora V2 - 2108
Gemma - 2320
Hazel - 3535
Irene - 3164
Janet - 3839
Kelly - 2888
Laura - 2584
Mabel - 3176
Norma V1 - 3683
Norma V2 - 3627
Olive - 3342
Pearl - 3332
Quinn - 3241
Robin - 2789
Sybil - 2756
Tansy - 2202
Udele - 3005
Viola - 2645
Willa - 1427
Xenia - 1742
Yulia - 3646
Zarah - 3494

Additional Credits:
Anubis360 for the control texture, Pooklet and Shockshame for their diffuse textures, Delphy for DABOOBS, Peter and Inge Jones for S3PE and s3oc, Wes Howe for the MS3D plugins, CmarNYC for the amazing meshing toolkit, Nysha for putting up with my questions and her invaluable advice on this (and all my projects!), and heaven for her support and feedback. Thank you all! <3
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 2 A-E.rar | Description: Alice, Bella, Celia, Daisy, and Edith Hairs 20.91 MB 64,599 28th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 2 F-J.rar | Description: Flora Version 1, Flora Version 2, Gemma, Hazel, Irene, and Janet Hairs 24.32 MB 69,111 28th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 2 K-O.rar | Description: Kelly, Laura, Mabel, Norma Version 1, Norma Version 2, and Olive Hairs 25.70 MB 64,761 28th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 2 P-T.rar | Description: Pearl, Quinn, Robin, Sybil, and Tansy Hairs 19.88 MB 62,683 28th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 2 U-Z.rar | Description: Udele, Viola, Willa, Xenia, Yulia, and Zarah Hairs 20.96 MB 60,857 28th Aug 2015
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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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Test Subject
#26 Old 30th Aug 2015 at 11:03 AM
Bravo et merci
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 30th Aug 2015 at 3:18 PM
male hairs plzzzzzzzzzzzz
Test Subject
#28 Old 30th Aug 2015 at 3:50 PM
Thanks! Love it!
Test Subject
#29 Old 31st Aug 2015 at 12:04 AM
I love these! I haven't checked in-game but I'm sure other people would like to double check- These won't be affected by hair/hat hider mods because they have a new mesh and uuid, right?
Lab Assistant
31st Aug 2015 at 9:18 AM
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Lab Assistant
#30 Old 31st Aug 2015 at 6:14 PM
You are awesome, thank you!
Test Subject
#31 Old 31st Aug 2015 at 8:38 PM
Love, love, love these! They're indeed awesome on townies, but honestly, so many of my own sims will use these as well. XD
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#32 Old 31st Aug 2015 at 9:36 PM
Originally Posted by CarlDillynson
Do you need anything other than the base game to download these?

Originally Posted by kin2lol
I love these! Do you need any expansion packs to use them??

No, you just need the base game. All these hairstyles are base game compatible.

Originally Posted by EJ003
Thanks for part 2 i found that part 1 was added nicely to my game, as i said i regulated everything and i love these alot!!! again lovely hairstyles!!!! now i am asking maybe you could maybe do a small packet for guys too??? would be nice not use the same hairstyle for men alot of the time!!

Originally Posted by gittevdv
Are you also gonna do male hairs? If that's a yes, I can't wait!!!

Originally Posted by Mayor-Of-Mustard
male hairs plzzzzzzzzzzzz

You're welcome, EJ003! So glad you like them. =D As for doing a set for males, I haven't started working on it yet simply because there aren't as many hairs with weird accessories and hats for them as there are for female sims. However, I do intend to look into it soon. I know there are some styles that would look a whole lot better resized, repositioned, and/or retextured, but I doubt there would be nearly as many as I've done here. I also hope to do a set for children and toddlers someday as well, converting some and de-accessorizing/fixing other ones, but school just started back today so I'm a bit busier now. I would very much like to, though!

Originally Posted by Pary
P.S - Your model is gorgeous! I love her jaw and chin line.

Wow, thank you so much! Her jaw line is what bothers me the most about her, actually, so you don't know how happy I am to hear that you like that part of her! Seriously, so flattered right now! <3

Originally Posted by Tigerdyhr
Oh, you work quickly! Love this, can't wait to clean up my town Thanks! :D

Great suggestion someone made about the guys.

And I agree that your model is gorgeous!

Haha, no I'm actually really slow! I had both part 1 and part 2 finished and ready to upload when I posted the first half. XD Together, I've probably been working on this project for at least a year off and on. I just kept finding more hairs that I wanted to add to it! =D And thank you about my model!

Originally Posted by Ceroshiro
I love these! I haven't checked in-game but I'm sure other people would like to double check- These won't be affected by hair/hat hider mods because they have a new mesh and uuid, right?

Heya Cero. =) No, these have a completely different TGI than the EA versions so any CASP override mods that hide particular hairstyles won't impact these. As long as you have nothing that hides base game CC hair (and I don't know of any off the top of my head, but maybe NRaas MasterController has a feature that does that?) then these will show up just fine.
Test Subject
#33 Old 1st Sep 2015 at 8:11 AM
I always thought that so many of the store hairs would be much better without all the weird accessories. Thanks for making them usable!
Test Subject
#34 Old 1st Sep 2015 at 11:28 AM
Thank you for all of your hard work on these! <3
Test Subject
#35 Old 1st Sep 2015 at 3:12 PM
Field Researcher
#36 Old 1st Sep 2015 at 5:33 PM
I think I love you. This is amazing. I don't really like putting in hair that is textured wildly different from EA base, even on my active sims most of the time. This gives me and my town so many really good looking options, and it repatriates great hair with really nuts accessories.

Toddlers are SO underserved. If you do a set for toddlers, I will find out where you live so I can come give you a big kiss. Or not, if that would scare you off ;-).
Test Subject
#37 Old 1st Sep 2015 at 11:48 PM
This is wonderful, and that you've made them lower poly.
Thank you!
Test Subject
#38 Old 2nd Sep 2015 at 11:33 AM
I loved the first set and I know I will LOVE this second set! Thank you so much! ^-^
Test Subject
#39 Old 3rd Sep 2015 at 2:18 AM
Cute! ^-^
Test Subject
#40 Old 3rd Sep 2015 at 10:12 PM
Thanks i will surely be forward for it and take your time!!!
Test Subject
#41 Old 4th Sep 2015 at 3:21 PM
These are beautiful. But I can't open the game with them downloaded. My game crashes before even getting to the main menu. I have tried extracting all my new mods, but these hairs (dont know if it is all of them yet, but it seems so) are the culprit.
I have all expansions so far, and have the game updated and all. Know what could be wrong?
Field Researcher
#42 Old 6th Sep 2015 at 3:16 AM Last edited by Amber Lokisdotter : 6th Sep 2015 at 1:22 PM.
While I like the accessories in the hair for some sims, for others I like something more conservative. I also love the fact that these are not high poly and won't lag my game!

Edit: I wanted to add that I, too, love your model. She is very beautiful, and I think many would love her as an upload.
Test Subject
#43 Old 7th Sep 2015 at 8:29 AM
Thank you're perfect!!!
Test Subject
#44 Old 8th Sep 2015 at 10:06 PM
Test Subject
#45 Old 13th Sep 2015 at 4:28 PM
This is fantastic! Thank you so very much! I've been looking for a way to fix up my townies without using high-poly hairs, this could do the trick. Thanks again.
Field Researcher
#46 Old 15th Sep 2015 at 8:02 PM
I was all set to delete half of these after checking them out. I figured some of 'em would be useful, sure. Then, I saw them in game. Now, I'm wondering just how much of the other CC hairs I can get rid of that aren't this high of quality.
These hairs really cover a lot of the styles that the sims ever really need. It's amazing what you did by getting rid of all the ridiculous accessories and cleaning them up as you have. I'd honestly be fine with them default replacing the hairs they represent. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#47 Old 20th Sep 2015 at 10:47 PM
I have been playing with these in game, and I am so thrilled with your excellent work. Thanks!!!
Test Subject
#48 Old 22nd Sep 2015 at 7:14 PM
More awesomeness!
Test Subject
#49 Old 23rd Sep 2015 at 7:27 PM
thank you so much :)
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Hair Style: Shiny/Realistic Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Fixed Maxis Content
Bin Type: Unbinned
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder

Tags: #Hair, #EA Highlights, #Fix, #Retexture