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Set of CAS face replacement templates

by oepu Posted 30th Apr 2007 at 2:29 PM - Updated 1st May 2007 at 10:00 AM by oepu
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I have created a whole set of CAS face replacement templates.

What is a face template?
There are 27 face templates in the game. When you create a new Sim you can choose from precast faces. I have created 27 new ones which overwrite the old ones.

Why use face replacement templates?
Maybe you have created a new realistic and beautyfull sim and notice that the other ages of the sim look terrible. With theese new face templates this won_t happen. Or do you hate the ugly townies in your Sim town? With theese templates all new generated Sim will use them and won't be ugly anymore.

Features of my templates
- I have created 27 faces.
- Every face has adapted 8 stages: toddler, child, teenager female, teenager male, adult female, adult male, elder female, elder male.
- My templates aren't according to the original Maxis faces. But I've tried to make diffrent ones. Some with longer noses, wider chins, slitted eyes, and so on.
- I have tried to make realistic faces.
- I have created 3 elfish faces: Nr. 24, 26 and 27. 24 is a LOTR-like elf, 26 a pixie-like elf and 27 is a asian-like elf.
- Facefile 25 and 21 are only for adults. It's Maxis fault. We can't do anything against this.

How to install them
- Download all 3 files below the thread. Extract them with WinRAR and put them into your downloads folder. (My Documents/EA Games/Sims 2/Downloads)
- Delete following files: "My Documents/EA Games/Sims 2/cigen.package" and "My Documents/EA Games/Sims 2/Thumbnails/CASThumbnails.package". The game will generate new ones, if you restart it. Theese files are the little preview images of the faces. You should delete the old files, to see the correct thumbnails of the new faces.
- You don't have to use all 27 faces. You can use only some of them. Just remove the folder of the face you don't like.

How to deinstall them
- Just remove them from your downloads folder.
(You should also delete cigen.package and CASThumbnails.package to get the correct preview images.)

Effect on your game
- The face templates will not effect existing sims. So it won't change existing townies too.
- All new created townies and Sims will be based on the face templates
- If you delete my face templates, Sims which are created with my faces won't change their appearance.
- The best effect you will have, if you create a complete new neighbourhood.
  • First create a new neighboorhood
  • Type Shift+CTRL+C and use the cheat "deleteAllCharacters" to delete all standard Sims which comes with the neighbourhood. (Theese standard Sims won't use the new face templates).
  • Then create your first family and let it move in. Activate the cheat "boolprop testingcheatsenabled true".
  • Hold shift and click on the mailbox. Choose "Debug- Generate New NPCs." (If you have Seasons Choose More>Neighbourhood>Debug-Generate New NPCs) The game will generate 30 new NPCs. You can do this a few times to create more NPCs.
  • After this you can use the option "Debug- Generate New Townies". 30 Townies will be generated. Do this 1-3 times. Deactivate the testingcheats Cheat again: "boolprop testingcheatsenabled false".

Other face templates
If you don't like my new faces, there are diffrent other face templates out there:
- AmberDiceless' faces
- Terrakosmos' faces
- DocDoofus' faces
- AllenABQ's faces
- Sarakadie's faces
- Selzi's faces
- Nailati's faces

Want to create your own face templates?
- Motoki's tutorial for making CAS face replacements
- German translation of Motoki's tutorial by me
- AllenABQ's base faces

Pictures of my new face replacement templates

All 27 faces - stage: adult female

Example of all 8 stages: face template 04

The elfish faces 24 (LOTR-like) and 26 (pixie-like) - front view adult female, side view adult female, front view adult male

Example: Face 10 and 06: front view adult female, side view adult female, front view adult male

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

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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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#2 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 2:54 PM
Where I find the "cigen.package" ????
Thank you for this beatifull work!!!

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Field Researcher
#3 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 3:03 PM
are all the eyes really that small?? or is it just cause of the custom skintone???
I really like the face shaping but the eyes....
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#4 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 3:14 PM
Yes the eyes are small, because I prefer smaller eyes. If you create a Sim by using the templates you can make the eyes bigger.

You can find the cigen.package here: "My Documents/EA Games/Sims 2/cigen.package" 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
#5 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 3:43 PM
Thank you. Now my sims can actually have more variation in their appearance. I was using only the maxis hear shape and varying the skins.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 4:05 PM
Very nice, indeed. Which is the skintone used on the screenshots?
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 4:06 PM
Thanks, these are lovely! I thought I was the only one who liked small eyes. I tend to always shrink my Sim's eyes when I download them.
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 4:20 PM
This is just what I was looking for. Thanks for all the considerable effort you put into this project.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 4:26 PM
I think I have used this skintone. Or it was this almost skin, which I have altered a little bit with a face of thesimmsi (for personal use). 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
#10 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 4:50 PM
Ah, thank you. Since Nailati only has a few templates out, I've been using a rather unsatisfactory mix and match set to complete it - this gives me better alternatives.
Test Subject
#11 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 5:52 PM
thanks, i've been looking for something like this ^_^
Test Subject
#12 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 6:08 PM
This is a very welcome addition. I have a few from someone over on the insim, but can not remember their name for the life of me. Also some from selzi and now yours. I have had a nice play and got a lovely rich mix of different faces.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 8:26 PM
thank you for making this faces. My sims will have different looks without big lips and exploding cheeks.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 9:11 PM
very nice, i'm so happy that you've made face replacements for us \o/, i always liked your type of faces, they look so realistic (and i looove realistic for my sims n_n).
thanks a lot \o/
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 10:06 PM
Yay I love these! I had some CAS replacements before but I don't really like them... Yours look very nice, though.
Test Subject
#16 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 10:13 PM
Thank goodness for this, I can't stand the faces EA has! These are lovely!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 11:43 PM
Oepu, you did a wonderful job on these faces! They look very realistic and pretty, just the way I like it. I'm also thrilled to find the link to my faces in your description - I'll update the link to your new set in my thread at once. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us!
Test Subject
#18 Old 1st May 2007 at 2:52 AM
Wow, they look great! Thanks for sharing your hard work!
Test Subject
#19 Old 1st May 2007 at 4:13 AM
They aren't to my personal tastes, but I wanted to tell you that you've done a real nice job on these and made something different
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 1st May 2007 at 7:02 AM
Thank you for this enormous and detailed work.
You are a very talented creator.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 1st May 2007 at 3:33 PM
I love these. I just wished somone would make some replacements with normal humans instead of elves. Because I'm not capable of making that myself.
Test Subject
#22 Old 1st May 2007 at 8:10 PM
uauuu!! just beautiful and realistic! tank you so much! i was looking for so long trying to find the perfect CAS face replacement and finally i've got it... you have made an amasing work, thank you for sharing and keep up with the good work... this must have taken a lot of your time, thank you once again...
Test Subject
#23 Old 1st May 2007 at 11:25 PM
This is real nice and kool!! I'm just worry about installing it, but thanks!! nice to know we can have pretty faces. =)
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 2nd May 2007 at 7:13 AM
Thanks so much for the great templates. I installed them last night and created a really beautiful woman in CAS...the first random one at that!
Test Subject
#25 Old 4th May 2007 at 3:32 PM
These faces look even better in the game than they do in the pictures. I, too, prefer these smaller eyes. Much less cartoony than the Maxis defaults. Thank you so much!
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