MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

TS2 to TS3: The Casual Hair - Now with Moar Edits!

by tyirannoss Posted 12th Jan 2010 at 5:40 PM - Updated 24th Jan 2010 at 9:24 AM by tyirannoss : Screenshots
99 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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.
Don't you just hate the lack of short male hair that isn't so spikey you're afraid if you put it on a sim you might just kill him? I do. I think I have three good short male hairs in my game, maybe four. So I decided it was high time I did something about it, and something that would made me think. My other upload was shamefully easy, so this I think is better. This is the same hair that is worn by Sims 2 sims such as John Burb, Victor Aspir and Armand DeBateau. I used this hair often, too often probably, and was pining for it.
So here it is!

Oh and yayness! The control was fixed by Menaceman44, praise him with your cookies! I'm going to work on the child version now, then the toddler version, but life seems to want me to pay attention to it, so it's taking longer than usual.

More moreness! Menaceman44, who has been so much help that I may propose, showed to me that the LODs weren't correctly alligned (see: So, I'm uploading that too. Why is this good? Because people with lower preformance games may see scalp clipping which is a bad thing. So now, hopefully, they won't. I recommend you download the new version 4.

Finally, the textures aren't great, I had to scale them upwards and make them brighter and what not, but they are better than my first attempt (the first attempt was bad, really bad).

Anywhom, have fun! :D

My little policy bit:
No paysites, ever.
No stealing, or I'll cry.
Credit is nice but not needed.

Polygon Counts:
Hair - 852

Additional Credits:
Hysterical Paroxysm's Tutorial (and all the links there) - Sims 3 Hair Basics
GoS texture Tutorial - Making Control, Specular, and Diffuse Textures for Hair
Delphy's DABOOBs, CTU, QADPE and probably more
Wes and his magical Milkshape tools SimPE Maxis
Tags: #Short, #male, #Maxis, #Conversion

Hair Style: Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: 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
Tyirannoss mShortSimple S2tS3 | (Fixed Roots and LODs)

Size: 2.00 MB · Downloads: 53,300 · 24th Jan 2010
2.00 MB 53,300 24th Jan 2010
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.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see:
99 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 70 Feedback Posts, 25 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 2 of 4
Mad Poster
#27 Old 12th Jan 2010 at 11:58 PM
A totally great job on the conversion! Much better than what I could ever accomplish, that's why I depend on creative souls like you. Continue in your work and yeah, I will be downloading! Thanks alot!!

Resident member of The Receptacle Refugees
Let's help fund mammograms for everyone. If you want to help, Click To Give @ The Breast Cancer Site Your click is free. Thank you.
Test Subject
#28 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 12:04 AM
I LOVE this. All this game needs anymore are NORMAL hair styles that aren't already there. This fits the bill perfectly. Whether it's from TS2, or anywhere else, I couldn't have enough of hair styles like this.

It's just nice to know somebody is still creating content for the normal human beings out there like me (sounds funny, but it's true). Thank you and well done!
Field Researcher
#29 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 12:07 AM
It's always exciting to check the hair section and find something new and cool. Thanks.
Forum Resident
#30 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 1:00 AM
Yay, no more eyeballs poked out by hair gel!

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
-Christopher Robin to Pooh
Forum Resident
#31 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 2:45 AM
THANK YOU ! Really. I can't say that enough.

I am so tired of all my male sims having to use the same couple of normal hairstyles, because the rest either make them look like they dunked their hair in a bucketful of hair gel, or causes them to resemble an electrified powder puff.
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 3:26 AM
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS a billion!!!!

This is what my simself always wore in TS2! THANX!

youve done fantastic!!!
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 4:56 AM
Thank you! Awsome work! I can't wait for more.
Test Subject
#34 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 11:54 AM
it's great! One of the most used hairstyles.
More TS2 converts

There is always someone better.

and thats me.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#35 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 12:03 PM
Hey guys, I recommend you keep an eye on this thread as I plan to be updating it. Menaceman44 has offered a fixed control (so the roots aren't broken) and I'm going to be fixing the LODs as lower detailed versions of this hair have a hole in the back (just for low detail, I promise). Also I'm working on child/toddler versions as we speak.

That Planet Earth turns Slowly
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 12:51 PM
i love this :0) yes like people are askin are you going to make more conversions of the maxis hair to sims3 cos some of their styles were cool

great job on the conversion
#37 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 1:09 PM
This was among my favorite TS2 hair...thank you!!
Test Subject
#38 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 2:31 PM
Thanks for this great hair. Also, your model is cute. Can you upload him?
#39 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 2:50 PM
I love it thank you
Test Subject
#40 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 3:08 PM
Aww man, Fantastic! Was so hoping some of the normal guy hairs from Sims 2 would make an apearance! Your the best!
Test Subject
#41 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 11:40 PM
Thank you for this hair... needed something nice and sensible.
Has a vampire viking fetish
retired moderator
#42 Old 14th Jan 2010 at 4:42 AM
Oh. My. Goodness.
Some more NORMAL male hair. Thank you so much for converting this!
Field Researcher
#43 Old 14th Jan 2010 at 12:14 PM
Well Alle-Freakin'-Lujah!

Somebody finally made some decent hair for the Sims 3 males! Thanks a ton, man, because apparently making normal hair for men is next to bloody impossible for this game.

Take a clue modders such as Peggy(and EA themselves!)- THIS is what we need more of - common hairstyles - not that elaborate freaky stuff we keep seeing. Stop trying to be amazing and inventive - make hair that looks good on people!

I couldn't care less about the roots issue - This hair is golden.
Field Researcher
#44 Old 14th Jan 2010 at 11:40 PM
Thank you very much! A normal hair download for men only. Not another weird looking unisex style that seem to be prevelant for The Sims 3.
Test Subject
#45 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 4:34 PM
I would like more TS2 hairs for TS3, OK???
Test Subject
Original Poster
#46 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 7:05 PM
Ookay! Roots are fixed with better LODs. This isn't a necessary update for those who have already downloaded, but it's helpful as people with lower specs will have a better hair... in theory.

That Planet Earth turns Slowly
Test Subject
#47 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 12:49 AM
This was my favorite hairstyle in Sims2, I can't wait to try it, it looks awesome! :D
#48 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 7:29 AM
This hair is finally what tempted me to take a gamble on my game's stability and re-install the modding framework I had taken out when I got World Adventures...just so I could have this hair back in my freakin' game. I'm off to see if my game explodes now, LOL! But just had to stop and and tell you it was just a little simple thing like this that finally tempted me go back to CC in package file format. The suckage of available male hairs for Sims3 is too sad for words. Thanks for giving us back an EA hair that served us well and was sorely missed! I was tired of my men looking like hedgehogs if I wanted short hair on them.
Test Subject
#49 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 5:44 PM
great conversion! Happy to see a conversion of male hair for a change

"What fools these mortals be"
Test Subject
#50 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 9:06 PM
YYYYYEEEESSSSSSSS, thank you so so much. :D
Page 2 of 4