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Recolourable/Patternable Glass Wings, for All Ages - *FIXED* 8 November 2012

by Esmeralda Posted 16th Sep 2012 at 8:34 PM - Updated 11th Dec 2012 at 11:10 AM by EsmeraldaF : Just some changes to text
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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 8TH NOVEMBER 2012: If these suddenly started displaying a strange long spike at the side of the sim when wearing the wings (maybe after applying the 1.42 patch), please redownload new fixed versions, which have now replaced the original versions on the Downloads tab. I don't know why they started doing that and whether it's something to do with the 1.42 patch, but please make sure you are now using the version dated 8 November 2012 and not the old version of 17 September 2012. Thank you to Magickaela for letting me know about this!

Having now figured out how to make recolourable glasses for my previous two uploads, here's something else I wanted to figure out for a long time: recolourable glass wings:

They are enabled for all clothing categories and are for both genders and all ages from Toddler to Elder.

They're found in Glasses in the Accessories section in CAS, and come in two versions within the same package: a version with butterfly markings similar to that of my Butterfly Wings already uploaded here (they use the same mesh as those wings), and a blank version with a border around it. When you find them in CAS, the butterfly version is under the custom first thumbnail, and the plain/bordered version is under the second thumbnail in the same row.

So, you have a huge variety of wings that you can make by applying different colours and patterns to the two different versions, such as in this composite pic depicting the butterfly version in the two leftmost pics, and the plain/bordered version in the other four:

As you can see, a lot of pretty combinations are possible by mixing different patterns. For instance, I like the delicate stained glass effect of the wings of the below smoochy couple:

RECOLOURING: Like my recently uploaded recolourable glasses, you need to keep the colours darker than you would normally expect: move the brightness slider well over to the right, or else the colours will be very bright. See my instructions in the Shades section of 'HOW TO RECOLOUR THE LENSES' in my previous upload: http://www.modthesims.info/d/483956 In the 7th pic at the bottom of this page, the top half shows how the wings look at night - they have a slight soft glow effect. But the bottom half shows what happens if you make the wings bright in CAS - Dayglo wings! If you WANT a Dayglo fairy, now's your chance. But if not, keep the colours/patterns dark.

PLEASE NOTE that as is also the case with my previous wings, and with most (if not all) custom content accessories, having your sim wear any other accessory at the same time as the wings could result in the wing texture becoming blurry/pixellated.

Man and woman's outfits are from EA Store world 'Lunar Lakes', and boy's hair, outfit and woman's hair are all EA Store items.

Thank you for looking, hope you'll have fun with these.


Inside the .zip file you will find three sets of wings, one for Teens-Elders, one for Children, and one for Toddlers. Unzip the .zip file, and copy the .package files to your Mods\Packages folder.

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:

2712: Adult and Children Wings
1518: Toddler Wings

Additional Credits:

Made with CAS Texture Unitool

A BIG thanks to whiterider for advice on how to install a working second custom thumbnail into an already-saved package.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
EsmeraldaF_RecolourableGlassWings_AllAges.zip 1.69 MB 7,714 16th Sep 2012
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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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Accessory Type: Glasses Misc
Age: Toddler Child Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Gender: Male Female

Tags: #wings, #glass, #transparent, #recolorable, #recolourable, #fairy, #fairies, #fantasy