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Reflective default replacement glasses package for the base game

by alkaloid Posted 22nd Dec 2006 at 5:20 AM - Updated 28th May 2007 at 10:24 PM by alkaloid
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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.


I'd like to thank HystericalParoxysm and Marvine for answering my frantic calls for help. (lessthanthree)

Right. So. GLASSES. The shiny type, not the cartoony type. You put this in your game, you get the shiny type. You don't put this in your game...well, it's your game. Do what you want.

This project took me weeks to do - not one word of a lie - mostly because I never did about 80% of the stuff I needed to do before. That being said, I've only alpha tested this in the base game, my full-minus-FFS game, and Legacy BodyShop. YMMV.

Some of the glasses were recolored. The horrible blue and grey wraparounds and the green and brass aviators were changed to mirrored wraparounds and black and amber, respectively. The green lenses were tapped a bit to the olive end of green. The blue lenses on the rectangle-frame shades were made a little more grey. The pink lenses were made tan.

Notes and known issues:

1. The round "John Lennon" or "Harry Potter" glasses do not show up for adult males. This is apparently an EA Games error, so I slipped my non-default round glasses into the .rar as a sort of workaround. It's the same one from my last glasses post, so if you already have that one, you don't need it again.

2. The frames for the "birth control" glasses on teen-elder females are not displaying any sort of highlights. After some poking, I'm pretty sure this is another EA Games error. This issue shows up on custom glasses made from this pair, so I didn't make a workaround. You just don't have highlights on the frames for the females. Eh. There's nothing to be done.

3. I didn't check the therapist NPC's glasses. I'm tired and cranky and not even slightly inclined to force one of my sims into aspiration failure.

4. The placement of the lights in CAS and the mirror are not at the correct angle to reflect from all the glasses lenses. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE GLASSES LENSES DO NOT REFLECT. IT MEANS THAT THEY ARE NOT AT THE CORRECT ANGLE IN RELATION TO THE LIGHTS IN CAS AND THE MIRROR.

Terms of use:

Do not pack the default replacement file with your sims and inflict it on unsuspecting downloaders. Do not upload it to the exchange or I will come to your house and look in your fridge, commandeer your stereo, and generally act like a complete weirdo until your friends stop talking to you.

You may redistribute the round glasses file with shared sims.

You may recolor these glasses. If you export them, they will keep their reflective qualities. A mention would be nice, but I'm really not that fussy.

You may file-share this package via Neighborhood 99 or any other Sims file-sharing forum, so long as I am credited.

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
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Size: 7.3 KB · Downloads: 3,935 · 22nd Dec 2006
7.3 KB 3,935 22nd Dec 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
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9 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts
Field Researcher
#2 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 6:44 AM
Very nice! I'll give 'em a try!

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Field Researcher
#3 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 8:25 AM
These look great! Thanks for your hard work!
Test Subject
#4 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 11:29 AM
Wow! That's so great! THANKS!!!

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#5 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 12:19 PM
Neat. I'll give this a try. I have a very unhappy cheese aspiration servo who'll probably have a run-in with the therapist soon enough. I'll let you know if he looks freaky(er than normal).

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#6 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 7:58 PM
WOOOOOT! finaly! thanks!
25th Dec 2006 at 11:14 AM
This message has been deleted by pepperdawg. Reason: ummm, actually I was wrong. Merry Christmas!
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Original Poster
#7 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 3:22 AM
Test Subject
#8 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 1:04 PM
Small download, big value!

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 28th Jul 2008 at 12:32 PM
These are a great idea! Thanks for sharing you wonderful work! x