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Mail Default Replacement

by vegan_kaktus Posted 29th Jun 2020 at 6:12 AM - Updated 29th Jun 2020 at 8:04 AM by vegan_kaktus
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I'm back with another default! This time it's for the mail delivery, and just like with my newspaper delivery defaults I have changed and fixed things in here as well. I'll do my best to explain everything.

EA did a much better job with this clothing than with the newspaper delivery's outfit, I'll give them that. But once again; what was EA thinking when choosing shoes?? They are awful. Not anymore though! I shoeswapped afbodymaildelivery and ambodymaildelivery with MDP's 4t2 shoes from here (recolored black by me) but with EA's socks.

NPC Clothing
  • Made the color a bit more vibrant
  • Remapped the shirt a bit to better fit the non-ribbon version (AF) but it looks better imo with the ribbon as well so I kept it in both versions
  • Edited and added more details (belt etc) to the bump-maps (AF+AM)

*In other words, you can choose if you want the ribbon or not.

Another thing I've changed is the bag. It's now a separate group and has it's own texture (aubodymaildelivery-bag_txtr). I fixed the logo in Photoshop, but SimPE totally destroyed it again when importing the texture. It really bothered me, so I decided to do it like this instead so the logo can keep it's quality. I also had to increase the size of uuhairhatballcapnpc-mblack and uuhairhatballcapnpc-fblack from 512x512 to 1024x1024 for SimPE to not ruin the logo on the cap as well. uuhairhatballcapnpc-mblack and uuhairhatballcapnpc-fblack is included in the clothing default, so it's not a separate file.

NPC Hair
Included in the download is an optional hair default for afhairhatballcapnpc and amhairhatballcapnpc by me (replacing the hair for the mail delivery only). It's a mashup (meshup? :p) of EA's pixie hair and EA's NPC cap. The male pixie hair is a conversion by Andie, and the cap on the male mesh is fansleelamb's fixed male mesh. Andie's TOU is to not restribute their meshes, but they haven't been active since 2011 so I'm just going to cross my fingers and hope that they won't haunt me down for this hahah. I had to get rid of the hair animation though, since it behaved really weird when I didn't. I don't have the motivation to dig into this problem deeper, so no animated hair it is. Sorry!

Unfortunately, you have to have university for my hair DR to work (I believe?). I extracted the resources from University, since I couldn't get the hair default to work with the ones extracted from basegame (plus, de GPZS looked very different in those, and I wasn't sure on how to edit them properly). I'm not sure though, as the files seems to have the same numbers, instances etc. So if anyone of you doesn't have University, please try out my hair mesh replacement and let me know if it works! And if it doesn't, anyone who wants to make it BG-compatible is more than welcome to do so, or if you know how I can make it myself I would be more than happy to learn from you.

The cap on my hair default is texture referenced to uuhairhatballcapnpc-mblack and uuhairhatballcapnpc-fblack, which is included in the clothing default.

There's also three versions of this hair default available, which means you have to choose one. One of the files is texture referenced to EA's afhairpixie textures from Freetime, the other one is texture referenced to EA's afhairpixie from OFB (which I haven't been able to test if it works as it should, so please let me know if it doesn't!) and the last one is a custom version. The custom version is not texture referenced to any of EA's txtrs, so for those of you who do not have OFB or Freetime or simply have a mesh default for afhairpixie you don't want to delete, this is the file you want :-)

This means that if you have any texture default replacement for afhairpixie, my repositoried (aka my Freetime/OFB files) default will pick up that. I've made + listed some afhairpixie texture defaults here which are compatible with my mesh replacement. The ones I used in my preview here is deedee-sims recolors on shinasims' alpha edit, which you can find in the link linked. Since my custom version is not referenced to EA's textures, you will have to swap textures in SimPE yourself if you wish to use any other textures than EA's or shinasims' alpha edit of EA's textures (which are the custom versions I've included). If you don't use SimPE and would like to get help with swapping textures, let me know! I'll be more than happy to help you.

The female mesh pixie hair unfortunately has some small transparency issues in certain angles (which is weird, since EA's original doesn't have that). If anyone would like to try and fix it, you're more than welcome to try and do so!

Bills Texture
Included in the download is also an optional, improved default replacement for the bills! Textures defaulted are:
  • mailbox-billsred_txtr
  • mailbox-billswhite_txtr
  • mailbox-billsyellow_txtr
  • mailbox-billsorange_txtr
The textures are still the same size (512x256) but I re-wrote most of the text to make it less blurry (more like, smashed random keys on my keyboard lmao). I've also replaced the stamps with colorful pictures. Some years ago, in Sweden we had pride stamps and I really liked those, so I thought it would be nice to have them here as well! I'm not part of the LGBTQ+ community (or at least, I don't think so. But I mean, Bae Doona has tbh got me questioning my sexuality, not gonna lie) so I hope I don't offend anyone by using it here. I totally support the LGBTQ+ community! Therefore I hope this comes accross as me being an ally, not "using" the flag or anything :-)

itsdiamondeyesuniverse has a mod here which randomizes the mail delivery's hair (+ others) and there are two bills mod here and here, which migh be of interest to you. None of these are required for my default, but they are compatible!

As usual, if you have any default(s) in your downloads folder defaulting the same thing as any of my defaults, you have to remove those before installing mine. Hopefully the anon who sent me this sweet ask to my tumblr a month ago sees this, and I hope you like this as well! :-)

All files have been compressed to reduce file size. Let me know if you stumble upon any problems, or if I messed up anywhere.

mdpthatsme for the shoes, fanseelamb for their improved male cap mesh, Andie for the ftm pixie hair, hafiseazale for their preview of the Bella statue I edited a bit and used as a stamp, iconfinder for the leaf icon and pngio for the blue crown icon.

I think that's all? Happy simming!

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Type: Default NPCs

Tags: #default replacement, #mail, #NPC, #NPC mail delivery, #mail default replacement

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