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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?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 22 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.
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: http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/2198/hairlods.jpg). 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 v4.zip | (Fixed Roots and LODs)

Size: 2.00 MB · Downloads: 53,296 · 24th Jan 2010
2.00 MB 53,296 24th Jan 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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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Instructor
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#76 Old 2nd Feb 2011 at 3:37 AM
I missed this hair so much! Thank you. Every time I style a male sim it takes me forever to find a hairstyle that looks decent.
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#77 Old 9th Mar 2011 at 8:57 PM
My favorite male hair from TS2! Thank you so much. Have been looking at male hair at other sites, and am totaly turned off by all the girlie-nonsense-hair they offer - for cash, no less! I want my male sims to look like guys! So, thanks again.
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#78 Old 8th Apr 2011 at 8:35 PM
This hair is fabulously simple. I have used it for a lot of my male sims and it looks great. Thanks for sharing it! And well, converting the mesh file as well. :3
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#79 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 6:21 PM
This was always my favoritein the sims 2. Could you make it also for an adult?
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#80 Old 2nd Aug 2011 at 3:42 PM
I love this hairstyle since The sims 2! Thank you, it's realy good job *__*
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#81 Old 12th Aug 2011 at 3:35 PM
My Life Is Complete!!! THANKYOU!
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#82 Old 6th Oct 2011 at 10:22 AM
Wow Thanks a lot for this
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#83 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 9:09 AM
I just had to thank you for this one! This was one of my favorite Sims 2 male hairstyles. You've done a super job of recapturing it. I hope you'll do more Sims 2 to Sims 3 conversions.
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#84 Old 9th May 2012 at 9:31 PM
One of my favorites from Sims 2... I'm so happy to have this one back for S3!! Thank you!

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#85 Old 24th May 2012 at 8:37 PM
thanks this was my fav non-cc male hair in ts2!
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#86 Old 26th Jul 2012 at 7:10 AM
Where did you get the lovely skin tone for your model? Are they default replacements? I would love to download those.
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#87 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 1:20 PM
Thank you for uploading!
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#88 Old 20th Oct 2012 at 2:27 AM
My brother and I hated the lack of good hair in the game so thank you for making this I downloaded it while my brother was out so I'm going to let him find it himself! thanks again!
Test Subject
#89 Old 9th Mar 2013 at 1:48 PM
Fun Fact: This is the same hairstyle that RoosterTeeth put on Sam of the Strangerhood! Thank-you so much for bringing this back!

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#90 Old 11th Apr 2013 at 5:47 PM
This is great. I'm so sick of huge, weird hair for my male Sims in TS3. Always loved this one in TS2. Thank you!!!!
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#91 Old 7th Apr 2014 at 8:30 PM
Thank goodness. I totally agree about short male hair. I don't like playing the males because of it. Now I can.
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#92 Old 26th May 2014 at 6:34 PM
thank you!!!
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#93 Old 3rd Jul 2014 at 2:47 PM
Thank you!!!
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#94 Old 11th Jul 2014 at 6:35 AM
This is my RL hair! I swear! That was one thing I loved about TS2, they had my hair as a default =D Thanks for giving back my hair lol. Great job!
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#95 Old 25th Dec 2014 at 1:00 AM
Yes, a non-spiky hair! :)
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#96 Old 3rd Jun 2015 at 9:31 PM
I needed this male hair in my life! Yay for no spikes!
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#97 Old 27th Sep 2015 at 4:45 AM
Thank you! You're great!
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#98 Old 25th Oct 2016 at 8:48 PM
Ahh, my favourite hairstyle from TS2. I actually was several times thinking how nice it'd be to have it in TS3 and now it's possible. Great!
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#99 Old 11th Dec 2019 at 11:21 PM
I remember (and like) this hair. Thanks for converting it!
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#100 Old 11th Jun 2021 at 7:20 AM
I wish the conversion was vertically stretched a little bit more since the hairstyle is quite flat compared to most default Sims 3 hairstyles. Though this might be asking too much. And the Sim models in the Sims 3 are larger than the ones in The Sims 2. So it explains why the hair is a bit undersized vertically.
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