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Short pulled back hair for men of all ages

by oepu Posted 25th Aug 2009 at 1:04 AM
83 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
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.
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I have converted a simple cut for males from Sims 2 to Sims 3 because male men really need a simple basic cut.

  • New hair doesn't overwrite any existing hair
  • For male sims of all ages
  • Fully recolorable
  • If you donwload the file for all ages, the textures of the child and toddler hair references to the adult hair. If you don't want the hair for all ages you should download the file of the specific age group. So you can choose which file you want.

Here is a picture of all ages (toddler, child, teenager, young adult, adult, elder):

Here are shown some diffrent angles of the hair:

Here is a close up of the hair. The arrows shows you the known issues of the hair.

Known issues:
  • The texture doesn't fit 100% at the site. But it isn't this much noticeable.
  • With some angles there is a gap between hair and head. I wasn't able to remove them in Milkshape. If I put the hair closer to the head some parts of the hair stick in the head. Maybe it's because of the low polys of the mesh.

Here are some pictures of the gap between hair and head. Sorry for that, but I couldn't remove them. They aren't visible with all angles. But I wanted to show you that they are there. Cause you should know what you download.

Polygon Counts:
Polys: 300
Vertices: 192

Additional Credits:
Thanks to HystericalParoxysm for her awesome tutorial.
Thanks to Delphy for CasTextureUnitool and Daboobs.
Thanks to WesHowe for the MilkShape GEOM plugins.
Hair Style: Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Toddler Child Teen Young Adult Adult Elder

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

Sims 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
oepu_ShortPulledBack_pmhair.rar | File contains only hair for male toddler

Size: 976.5 KB · Downloads: 6,091 · 25th Aug 2009
976.5 KB 6,091 25th Aug 2009
oepu_ShortPulledBack_mhair.rar | File contains only hair for male teenager, young adult, adult and elder

Size: 976.5 KB · Downloads: 9,142 · 25th Aug 2009
976.5 KB 9,142 25th Aug 2009
oepu_ShortPulledBack_cmhair.rar | File contains only hair for male child

Size: 976.5 KB · Downloads: 6,443 · 25th Aug 2009
976.5 KB 6,443 25th Aug 2009
oepu_ShortPulledBack_allages.rar | File contains the hair for all ages (child and toddler textures references to adult ones)

Size: 1,008.8 KB · Downloads: 51,863 · 25th Aug 2009
1,008.8 KB 51,863 25th Aug 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#51 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 3:54 PM
Originally Posted by rock.paper.deth
Thanks for the hair! It looks and works great in my game. If you don't mind my asking, what face skin replacements are you using?

I used PaperCats Skin. But I have edited the nose and removed the freckles. I don't take request. I have 2 children and few freetime. Use my creations as you wish. You don't have to ask.
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 4:03 PM
I can certainly live with these issues! I think I saw you mention them in the help thread...
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 1:38 PM
Thank you so much for this upload!
It's about time someone created something a bit more normal than some of EA's crazy designs!
Lab Assistant
#54 Old 2nd Sep 2009 at 11:25 PM
Yay, new hair!
Test Subject
9th Sep 2009 at 7:25 PM
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Field Researcher
#55 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 12:56 AM
Excelent work. Please do more
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 18th Sep 2009 at 6:18 AM
thank you so much! stupid question, but what skins are used in the screenshots?
Test Subject
#57 Old 24th Sep 2009 at 3:47 PM
This is awesome, I love the simple-ness of it.
It looks really cute too... especially on toddlers and kids.
#58 Old 7th Oct 2009 at 1:02 AM
Thank you so much, I always thought this was the best hair maxis has ever made for male sims--men are treated wrong in the world of fashion--and the sim males had such bad hair, that I chose not to even create a male at all; but now with this, I can create some decent looking men!

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Test Subject
#59 Old 12th Oct 2009 at 10:52 AM
truely great hair! This really looks great on all ages. I am unhappy EA didn't make any clean simple hairstyles like this for men.
#60 Old 17th Oct 2009 at 10:40 PM
WOW! This has been my favorite hair from your Maxis-Match project, and I'm glad that if i ever get TS3, I will still be able to have it.

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Test Subject
#61 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 10:27 AM
The blonde male model is gorgeous :p, could you upload him? (or give the source)
Test Subject
#62 Old 8th Nov 2009 at 9:42 PM
Default You are awesome!!!
Thank you so much for the great guy hair!! the stuff I have seen out there is really...ummm girlie! You are awesome and I hope to see some more NICE guy hair!!! Thank you!
Test Subject
#63 Old 25th Nov 2009 at 7:30 AM
grandpa alien looks like a weird George Bush Sr....Lol. Anyway thanks for this! I agree we need simple manly hair badly!
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 3:08 AM
I like the skintone on your sims. What is it?
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 5:48 AM
Hey, how did you have a mustache, burns and goatee on one character? That's awesome!
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 6:52 PM
this is wonderful, thank you darling
Lab Assistant
#67 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 5:06 AM
Finally! My OCD Sim needed some neat, clean hair that didn't stand a foot over his head!
#68 Old 5th Mar 2011 at 11:16 AM
well i like it but there is no issues with the hair with me :D
#69 Old 16th Jun 2011 at 9:21 PM
Very nice, thank you!
Test Subject
#70 Old 27th Jul 2011 at 2:44 PM

This is just awesome :P
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 11:52 PM
Thanks, this is the kind of hair you'd download even if it had a motherload(HAH!) of issues. <3²
Field Researcher
#72 Old 11th Oct 2011 at 12:25 PM
those issues arnet that bad, thanks
Test Subject
#73 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 10:58 PM
I absolutely love this hair you've made! <3 It was exactly what I was searching for for quite a while so needless to say, I was ecstatic when I finally happened upon it. Thanks for taking time to make it! Happy simming!
Test Subject
#74 Old 29th Mar 2012 at 11:54 PM
Oh my god I love this! It reminds me of Mortimer Goth in TS2 lol!
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