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Heliantheas super bland comic eyes (default replacements + non defaults)

by Helianthea Posted 15th Sep 2014 at 2:15 PM - Updated 15th Oct 2014 at 8:36 AM by Helianthea
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Update 10/03/2014:
Did I hear somebody say „Please Helianthea, help us get rid of the ugly new eye colors that came with 10/01/14's patch! Make it super-duper bland, too“?
Thanks to Granthes giving us a new, updated version of Color Magic (and hey, keep in mind: that was wicked fast!) and Inge Jones updating the dll for s4pe (thanks to both of you, you're absolutely great!!!), I see no reason why I shouldn't.
So, what's new in the file section?

Default replacements
Yay! Replace those fugly EA colors. Pic of the new colors is attached in the picture section so you can get an overview of what awaits you. Comes in two flavors (choose either of these two rars. NEVER have both in your game at the same time!)
  • 10-01-14_new-def-repl_nogenetics.rar contains replacements for the five new eye colors that came with the patch – and ONLY those five (the 13 originals are in „Helianthea_SBCE-default-replacements.rar“)
  • 10-01-14_new-def-repl_withgenetics_fixed-agegender.rar contains the exact same replacements, BUT with genetics (yes, EA didn't bother to have their own eyes inherit properly). It also deals with a problem the new defaults had from the start: they didn't inherit at all for males.

Helianthea_SBCE-default-replacements.rar is still the same package it was when I first uploaded it. It doesn't need updating. It contains the original 13 eyecolors, so if you don't have those yet, you might wanna grab 'em along with the new ones (only if you like them, of course ) Keep in mind that for all defaults to be replaced, you need to have this package in your mod folder together with either 10-01-14_new-def-repl_nogenetics or 10-01-14_new-def-repl_withgenetics_fixed-agegender.

Non defaults
With the 10/01/14 patch, the order of color swatches have been changed, so the original non defaults I made are showing up in the craziest places. For all of you who don't like that (and have their game patched! If not, you won't need and probably also shouldn't download these), there's
  • sbce_allnondefs_10-01-14_withgenetics.rar (all my non defaults from earlier (the default replacements are NOT included!) are contained in the rar, each set has its own package). I've updated their CASP-instances and their SecondarySortIndex Value for them to appear in the order I wanted them to. I also changed the FlagValue in the EyeColor-Category so they inherit properly.
    If you read the below updates, you know I've had slight qualms about changing this FlagValue. Anyhow: I haven't received a single note on them botching up someones game so far, and my own works solid, too. So for the time being, I consider this procedure safe to use.
  • You're free to keep with the old nongenetics (Helianthea_SBCE-all-nondefs-no-genetics.rar) if you're feeling uneasy about having this content in your game. They're still here for you. Just keep in mind that those aren't sorted and I don't have any plans to update them in the foreseeable future (sorry, but all of this changing-stuff-in-s4pe becomes tedious after the 250th time and I'm not too eager to do it again if it's not absolutely and utterly necessary). They still work with this patch.
  • Only download the old genetic sets ( Helianthea_SBCE-blue.rar, Helianthea_SBCE-brown.rar, Helianthea_SBCE-gray.rar, Helianthea_SBCE-green.rar) if you don't have your game patched, yet want genetics. Otherwise, they're redundant.

And now ... have fun

Like Sims 4's cartoony vibe, but hate EAs default eyes? I know I do.
Having been a big fan of tamos ultra plain eyes for Sims 3, I set out to achieve something remotely comparable for Sims 4. Nice and clean looking eyes, but nothing on the hyperrealistic side. Something bland. Cartoony. And after at least ten revisions, here's what I finally settled with.

The default eye replacement set contains (no big surprise) a set of default replacements. I've tried to have them somewhat fit their respective swatches, so on their own, they're probably not all that grand. But there's more than 13 different potential eye colors, anyway, so I made 4 additional sets of non default colors:

The brown set: offers 6 additional shades of brown, which should be located right after the default brown swatches.
The green set: offers 4 additional shades of green, which should be located right after the default green swatches.
The blue set: offers 9 additional shades of blue, which should be located right after the default blue swatches.
The gray set: offers 2 additional shades of gray, which should be located right after the default gray swatch. (Yes, I realize it's stupid to call two a „set“)

In case you already own a couple of non defaults and they happen to share the same swatch as mine, you'll just get a copy of your pre-existing non defaults. Not much I can do against that afaik, just a warning in case you come across this issue.
I've tested all eyes in game, of course, and at least as far as I'm considered they've worked like a charm, apart from maybe the fact that they don't appear in the order I usually wanted them to (still within their confined set, only e.g. the second is on the third place and the third on the second and so on)

Odds and ends:
  • Big thanks to Rope from Sims on the Rope for his/her original default replacements: If you hadn't done all the hard work in the first place, thus allowing me to leech off of it, I wouldn't even have half a default replacement eye color in the game at this moment!
  • Also a big thank you to Sarah's Sims who mentioned where one could find the eye colors in ColorMagic (in case you guys don't know: they're located in the makeup section right under the eyebrows).
  • Ingame screen dude's hair is made by Lunar Eclipse and can be found here
Eye Type:
      Default: Default Replacement
Eye Style:

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
10-01-14_new-def-repl_withgenetics_fixed-agegender.rar | Default replacements for the 5 new eyecolors that came with the ghost-patch. Inherit properly. Agegender fix.

Size: 28.0 KB · Downloads: 11,401 · 3rd Oct 2014
28.0 KB 11,401 3rd Oct 2014
10-01-14_new-def-repl_nogenetics.rar | Default replacements for the 5 new eyecolors that came with the ghost-patch. No proper inheritance. No agegender fix.

Size: 28.0 KB · Downloads: 2,456 · 3rd Oct 2014
28.0 KB 2,456 3rd Oct 2014
sbce_allnondefs_10-01-14_withgenetics.rar | All non defaults included. Inherit properly. Updated sorting order.

Size: 152.9 KB · Downloads: 7,391 · 3rd Oct 2014
152.9 KB 7,391 3rd Oct 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-all-nondefs-no-genetics.rar | Works with both patched and unpatched games (sorting order is crazy in patched games though.) No proper inheritance. All non defaults included.

Size: 153.0 KB · Downloads: 3,074 · 19th Sep 2014
153.0 KB 3,074 19th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-green.rar | Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics!

Size: 29.8 KB · Downloads: 2,319 · 17th Sep 2014
29.8 KB 2,319 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-gray.rar | Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics!

Size: 15.7 KB · Downloads: 2,316 · 17th Sep 2014
15.7 KB 2,316 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-brown.rar | Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics!

Size: 43.7 KB · Downloads: 2,429 · 17th Sep 2014
43.7 KB 2,429 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-blue.rar | Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics!

Size: 64.0 KB · Downloads: 2,628 · 17th Sep 2014
64.0 KB 2,628 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-default-replacements.rar | Contains the defaults replacements for the original 13 eye colors. Works with both patched and unpatched games.

Size: 92.6 KB · Downloads: 16,906 · 15th Sep 2014
92.6 KB 16,906 15th Sep 2014
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
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Test Subject
#101 Old 24th Sep 2015 at 6:14 PM
Hi i just wanted to let know to creator that kellyhb5 managed to make her non deafult eyes genetic if you ever want to look into it and make yours genetic again.
Not actually evil.
#102 Old 29th Oct 2015 at 6:37 PM
I love "matchy but better than EA" and I love well made, thoroughly tested. If I only played Sims 4, I would have so downloaded this. Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#103 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 2:00 PM
Is this still up to date?
#104 Old 23rd Dec 2015 at 1:54 AM Last edited by MarcyRoars : 23rd Dec 2015 at 2:10 AM.
I didn't even know this was ever updated. I like how it still doesn't try to look insanely realistic, but still looks a little bit more detailed than the default eyes. Nice going! I only wish the light blue one was a little less... Well, light, and more blue, and the dark blue a little bit more saturated.
Test Subject
#105 Old 9th Jan 2016 at 1:37 PM
This is great!
Test Subject
#106 Old 5th Feb 2016 at 3:37 PM
This is amazing! In love with this mod.
Still, I think you should make the download section more "clean" and detailed.
Test Subject
#107 Old 7th Mar 2016 at 7:28 PM
I love these to pieces!!
Do you think you would be able to add some options for heterochromia as well? I know there are some available but they're just accessoires and also I'd like it to match yours 'cause they are the best.
#108 Old 26th Mar 2016 at 5:10 PM
A great mod I never realized would come in handy. But after seeing that comparison chart, I'm sold.
Test Subject
#109 Old 24th Aug 2016 at 4:44 AM
Simply love these eyes. Just the perfect amount of more defined without breaking the overall style. Can't imagine playing without them.

By the way, seems like setting the occult flag for "Human" via Sims 4 Studio or a similar program fixes the current inheritance problems for the non-default, but enabled for random, color sets (blue, brown, grey, green). At least that worked for me.
Test Subject
#110 Old 14th Nov 2016 at 11:24 PM
These are the best eyes for the Sims 4 ever and I've been using them since they were released! Do they work properly in game though? I"m not even sure anymore.
Test Subject
#111 Old 31st Dec 2016 at 10:58 PM
thank you
Test Subject
#112 Old 13th Jan 2017 at 5:34 PM
i think these need updating for the toddler patch! all my toddlers (and even when they grow up) have brown eyes and no way to change them!
Test Subject
#113 Old 13th Jan 2017 at 5:34 PM
Thank you so much for your work,i love love love all of your super bland comic eyes <3 but just because i love them i gotta say that they are not available for toddlers,which is really a shame :( are you considering an update in the near future?
Test Subject
#114 Old 16th Jan 2017 at 4:51 PM
I really love these eyes, and I would love to see these on my toddlers! Do you have any plans on making these available for toddlers?
Test Subject
#115 Old 17th Jan 2017 at 12:08 PM
Default Need these for Toddlers
These are simply the best TS4 eyes out there, I've been using them for ages, but now with the toddler patch... toddlers have brown eyes with no option to change, and the game crashes when I'm trying to add a relative in CAS - probably some genetics issue. I love these so much, really wish there was a Toddler fix.
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 22nd Jan 2017 at 7:01 PM
Until she fixes them, you can fix your own files if you guys feel comfortable using Sims4Studio.
Just open up the eyes with that program. Click on the Warehouse tab on the top left, click on the first CAS Part line in the left box, and then in the right box click the toddler checkbox to add them to the ages that can use the eyes.
Do that for every CAS Part line, and don't forget to Save. Your toddlers should have every color available now.

*Before I forget, I actually came on here to ask you a question Helianthea. Would you consider making your SBC versions of the vampire eyes when they come out? I'd love to see the cat-eye pupils with your style.
Criminal Mastermind
retired moderator
#117 Old 5th Feb 2017 at 10:00 PM
For some reason, the eye colors looked much darker in live mode compared to CAS mode. One of my Sims had light blue eyes, and another had light gray eyes. In live mode, both of these Sims had darker eyes when I don't zoom in. When I zoomed in, there's very little difference between the two Sims' eyes. But in CAS, they obviously have different eye colors. I wondered if something changed since these eye replacements were last updated.

And yes, the toddlers I have all defaulted to dark eyes (or brown eyes) despite their parents having light eyes (like gray, blue, green).

I really do like these eye recolors, but not until these are updated, I may have to use other eye recolors until then.
Test Subject
#118 Old 18th Feb 2017 at 7:03 PM
These are hands-down my favorite Sims 4 eyes. Are there plans to update these and the other non-defaults in the future for toddlers and to make replacement eyes for vampires? Thank you!!
Test Subject
#119 Old 28th Feb 2017 at 1:02 PM
Well done is never bland. Thanks for options.
Test Subject
#120 Old 27th Mar 2017 at 3:28 AM
Hello. Can any Sims 4 Studio users help me with Pentabet's comment above? I am trying to update this mod myself with Sims 4 Studio but can not for the life of me work out how to get the page with the 'Warehouse' tab on it. I have attached a picture with S4S open and the mod loaded. I am using the latest version of S4S harmony downloaded today.

Lab Assistant
#121 Old 27th Mar 2017 at 5:24 AM Last edited by pentabet : 28th Mar 2017 at 4:33 AM.
Hi @verityjones, I see your picture there... you are automatically in the warehouse tab in your package there, so you are in the right spot, but it looks like you are missing the CAS Part lines and just have the replacement textures. You can't edit the information tied to them (the way I suggested) without those other lines.

***ETA: Sorry it took me time to get back to this, for some reason S4S wouldn't let me open the default-13 eyes the other day. I didn't realize that Helianthea's defaults were just texture replacements to minimize the package size (I think that's why?).

If you feel up to it @verityjones, use S4S to make a new Default Eyes package, and save it somewhere on your desktop in a new folder. Then open Helianthea's eyes and extract the textures to the same folder with something in the texture name telling you their order. Then import those textures onto the new package textures and save. It sounds annoying but it's pretty fast.

I've used my own version of these eyes for so long I forgot what the inside looked like, sorry about that.

So as a quick example, if you have a more recent package of defaults, you should see this when you click on the warehouse tab at the top left (I can make the picture smaller if it's too big):

When you click on a CAS Part line on the left, you'll see the info for it in the Resource side on the right; the age check boxes are what I was originally describing to you. Older eye packages will have the toddler box added when you open it with an updated S4S, but will not automatically check the box for you (which is the important part! haha). THAT is what the creators of all of those eye sets needed to update after the toddler patch, whether they used S4S or s4pe, or some other program to do it.
Test Subject
#122 Old 27th Mar 2017 at 6:30 AM
@pentabet Thanks for replying. Yes, it looked to me like something was missing. I am assuming it is something to do with how the original mod was made?? (I have no experience with S4S except for cleaning bad CC and could not find anything relevant in their tutorials)

If anyone has successfully updated this mod for Toddlers, can you please, please attach your file here!!
Test Subject
#123 Old 28th Mar 2017 at 1:05 PM
@Pentabet Thank you so much!! I am now half way through creating my own set, as you have done, with toddlers included . Just getting a little side-tracked editing the colours to get them exactly to my liking (arrrgh!! I should never have started that! Ha ha.)

Not that your colours needed editing Heliantheas, they are all gorgeous!!!. I just like playing around with things
Lab Assistant
#124 Old 28th Mar 2017 at 6:05 PM Last edited by pentabet : 28th Mar 2017 at 6:28 PM.
Yeah one of the first things I did when I finally figured out s4s (I was just not good with s4pe) was extract a ton of her lovely colors and export/import until I found my favorite combination for defaults.

Glad to help. :D
Field Researcher
#125 Old 17th Apr 2017 at 8:52 AM
Gosh, these are just so gorgeous! Apart from some CC that came with lots, this'll be the first time I add to my Sims 4 game.
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