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Default Replacement Pack - Pet Eyes That Don't Suck!

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 22nd Oct 2006 at 1:51 PM - Updated 2nd Jul 2013 at 8:04 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Yet again, another case of "what was Maxis thinking?!" Pet eye textures are combined with fur textures, in this ridiculously small area that could EASILY have been mapped bigger. Therefore, making nice-looking eye textures that aren't blurry is next to impossible. However, after several tries and some horrid first starts, I've got a set of eyes that I'm liking a lot and I think are a lot more realistic than the cheap plastic stuffed animal eyes they shoved in the heads of our otherwise pretty pets. They're not perfect, but I think they're a definite improvement.

Textures are for cats and dogs only... I haven't really noticed bird or womrat eyes being wonky.

I tried to make the colours close to the originals so the thumbnails would match, but a bit more useful range of shades.

These are DEFAULT REPLACEMENTS. When you put my .package file in your Downloads folder, my textures will show on all your pets - new and already-created, in every household. If you take my .package file out of your Downloads folder, you will have the Maxis defaults. These override, not overwrite. You can only have ONE default replacement pack at a time, so if you see a set by someone else (or if I make another later) that you like you should remove any previous default replacement packs before putting any new ones in or you can expect Display Weirdness and possible Extreme Wonkiness.

Being default replacements, they will not package with any pet uploads, so if you use these and you want your pets to look the same for other people, make sure to link them to this thread so they can get my eyes if they want them.

Yes, modders are looking into doing custom pet genetics - so you could have new eyes that don't override the defaults. However, the way pet texturing works is very complicated, so don't hold your breath, and for crying out loud, no pestering.

Enjoy, kiddies.
Tags: #pets, #cats, #dogs, #cat, #dog, #default, #replacement, #eye, #textures, #eyes

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 2 Pets
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Size: 1.97 MB · Downloads: 15,330 · 22nd Oct 2006
1.97 MB 15,330 22nd Oct 2006
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.

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Miss Bona Fiscalia
#2 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 2:17 PM
Oh, sweeet! They're great, HP . Thanks

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"Nothin' but the rain."

#3 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 2:17 PM
Super eyes!!
PS: can you tell me how you do them plase?

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Original Poster
#4 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 2:28 PM
FireDemon9, go look in the Body Shop Skinning forum. There's a post stickied there with a blank pack that links to instructions and stuff relating to default replacements. Had it up there a while now. Go nuts. :D

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 2:28 PM
Thank you so much!
I was hoping someone would make better many thanks!
And good work!!
Emz x x x
#6 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 2:42 PM
Thank you soooo much for these, HP! From the first previews, I've thought the eyes were ... well, just plain SCARY. So I really appreciate your making and sharing these beautiful replacements with us.

Lab Assistant
#7 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 2:58 PM
thanx for the download makes tha pets look way better thanx again
Forum Resident
#8 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 3:10 PM
Great job, HP!
Test Subject
#9 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 3:26 PM
>3 Great job with these! I'm relieved to see that creative people, such as yourself, are finding ways around the whole 'wtf maxis?!' thing regarding pet textures etc... xP I'd really hoped that the Pets EP would come with some sort of body shop for pets, needless to say that wasn't the case.. But hopefully after innovative people pave the way, I might be able to achieve what I'd wished to in time.

o_x; But yes, didn't mean to gush, thank you!~ <33

n e m o n e s s

#10 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 4:04 PM
Lovely work, HP! I especially dig the cat eyes with the slanted pupils (as they SHOULD be!) I sure hope you'll consider doing something similar for the poor werewolves

If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets
Test Subject
#11 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 4:33 PM
Great work I also think the original suck lol

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Field Researcher
#12 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 4:34 PM
They certainly look better! I've been waiting for someone to make default replacements for those lack-luster eyes. Great work.

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Field Researcher
#13 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 4:34 PM Last edited by The T : 23rd Oct 2006 at 5:33 AM.
Thanks for making these default pet eyes.

The eyes look amazing. I use this for my recently made pets based on my family's pets that I will upload to TSR.

You can see more detail of them at
I have acidentally delete that 1st one so there are only 4 dogs that I will upload to TSR.

I will add in description that people should come here to download this amazing pack.

Btw, I did know why Maxis made eyes like that, they looks more like hamster's beady eyes than Cats&Dogs' ones.

They should look like what you made.

Happy Simming!

#14 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 4:39 PM
How lovely - much closer to my real kitties lovely eyes then the maxis ones.

As to what they were thinking? Trees - who else would have such tiny trees?

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 4:54 PM
These are great! Thank you
Field Researcher
#16 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 6:12 PM
Yay! The eyes was one of the things I immediately disliked about the pets. They really did look plastic! You did a great job improving them.
#17 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 6:57 PM
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
FireDemon9, go look in the Body Shop Skinning forum. There's a post stickied there with a blank pack that links to instructions and stuff relating to default replacements. Had it up there a while now. Go nuts. :D

Thanks a lot HystericalParocysm

Visit Sims 2 World sometimes if you like.
Test Subject
#18 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 7:56 PM
thank you!! =)
Top Secret Researcher
#19 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 8:18 PM
Thanks very very much! These eyes are terrific!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 9:25 PM
Thanks. I know these will be placed in my game tomorrow.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 9:29 PM
Thanks so much for another great game improvement!

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22nd Oct 2006 at 11:08 PM
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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 2:39 AM
Default These are incredible!
Another fine download, thank you so much. My daugther says the the original Maxis eyes make the pets look "evil." LOL


They must have taken my marbles away. :(
Test Subject
#23 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 5:07 AM
Thank you so very much!!!! i havent gotten around to installing pets cuz I was too afraid of the eyes!!
no, okay.. they arent that scary. But I love these so much better than those souless eyes.
Test Subject
#24 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 6:16 AM
Very, very cool! Like others have said, they don't look beady, or plastic, or creepy. Our furry friends should have kind eyes, and that's exactly what you've created for them! Thank you so much!!!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 10:29 AM
Thanks for creating these they are great. I didn't like the Maxis ones at all and tried to create some myself but they were dreadful. Luckily I found yours and now have lovely pets eyes.

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