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Picked upload! Disentangled Part 1 - 26 De-Accessorized, Retextured, & Fixed Up EA Hairs

by Buckley Posted 26th Aug 2015 at 4:57 PM - Updated 28th Aug 2015 at 4:10 PM by Buckley : Added more information, changed the category, and tweaked the formatting.
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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 first of two parts, I started this project because I wanted more hairstyles for my townie sims. There are a lot of beautiful custom hairs out there, but for all the cashiers and bartenders and other random sims who seem to build up in my saves I didn't want to use those super high poly CC meshes on them. So I went through and stripped off all the ugly junk that EA puts on so many of their hairstyles, redid the textures, and made a few other various improvements (such as resizing them, correcting bad mapping, fixing bone assignments, and the like).

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 with Anubis' EA highlights for the control.
  • Custom thumbnails for easy identification.

Polygon Counts:

Adelaide - 3978
Beatrice - 2182
Caroline - 3958
Delilah - 2249
Eleanor - 4037
Francesca - 3289
Genevieve - 3790
Helena - 2505
Isabel - 3714
Jacqueline - 3607
Katherine - 3418
Lydia - 2790
Matilda - 3872
Naomi - 3708
Ottilie - 3332
Philippa - 2347
Quintessa - 3200
Rebecca - 2224
Sophia - 2888
Tabitha - 3788
Ursula - 3624
Vivian - 3262
Winifred - 3632
Ximena - 3786
Yolanda - 3533
Zuzanna - 3508

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. <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
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 1 A-E.rar | Description: Adelaide, Beatrice, Caroline, Delilah, and Eleanor Hairs 19.68 MB 80,645 26th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 1 F-J.rar | Description: Francesca, Genevieve, Helena, Isabel, and Jacqueline Hairs 16.89 MB 78,645 26th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 1 K-O.rar | Description: Katherine, Lydia, Matilda, Naomi, and Ottilie Hairs 19.51 MB 74,094 26th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 1 P-T.rar | Description: Philippa, Quintessa, Rebecca, Sophia, and Tabitha Hairs 20.52 MB 70,028 26th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 1 U-Z.rar | Description: Ursula, Vivian, Winifred, Ximena, Yolanda, and Zuzanna Hairs 24.77 MB 73,022 26th Aug 2015
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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Hair Style: Shiny/Realistic Natural Colours
Maxis Flags: Fixed Maxis Content
Bin Type: Unbinned
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder

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