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Messy Side Knot Default Replacement *Version 2*

by ~Shasta~ Posted 4th Aug 2014 at 10:51 PM - Updated 18th Mar 2015 at 10:46 PM by ~Shasta~
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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.
Here's my first-ever default replacement hair.

I've always hated that ugly Maxis side pony tail. It looks like someone gave scissors and a hair tie to a toddler and let it give them a makeover. So when I found this adorable hairstyle, I decided to give defaulting a try. And I really like the results.

I've tested it in my game and I've found no problems yet. But please remember this is my first attempt so I'm not guaranteeing it works perfectly. Use at your own risk. Anyway, I hope you like this too.

~Mesh by Butterflysims included.
~Availabe for young adult, adult, and elder.
~Not compressed, I don't know how to do that
~Poly count is 13,148. It's a little high you might not want to have 90+ of these running around on one lot.

And of course remember that you can only have one default for this hair in your game at a time. If you have two, that's bad. Hopefully you'll pick mine.

Update - 1/18/15
I have noticed that this replacement isn't entirely perfect. The thumbnails do not work for some ages, sometimes is even listed as a custom hair. I don't know how to fix it. I'm not sure if I want to take this download down until I can figure it out or just leave it and try to update a better version. If any of you know what I did wrong, please tell me!

Update - 3/18/15
Hey, look at that. I fixed it 2 months later. I hope so anyway. Now the correct thumbnail should show for young adults.

Additional Credits:
-Selenaq13, for doing all of the work. I just took her retexture and defaulted it
-Remi, for making the pretty Maxis-match textures.
-Marja / le-plat-du-jour.livejournal.com for making the hair replacement tutorial
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
default-messysideknot.rar | Description: Version 2 2.67 MB 6,998 18th Mar 2015
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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Hair Style: Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Default Replacements
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Young Adult Adult Elder

Tags: #hair default, #default replacement, #remi, #butterflysims, #ponytail