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Realistic Default Face Template Replacements

by Starlit Posted 30th Aug 2007 at 5:19 AM
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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 was tired of never finding default template replacements I liked. I first planned to use them for personal use, but I figure you can play around with them too :-) . My templates don't have anime eyes, and I tried to make them as diverse as possible. These templates don't really have any extreme qualities- no Quasimodo in this batch!

Even though they look more realistic than most Sim sets, they do produce pretty Sim!babies (in my experience, at least).

The "Heart" template for toddlers is intentionally left out. The face was horribly distorted, no matter what I tried to do to it (including switching the initial "heart" template with the unused "cper" template). If someone could create a file that doesn't end up looking awkward, I'd gladly add it to the set with full credit.

This would be my first upload, so I'm hoping everything turned out okay. I created the templates using Seasons Bodyshop. I asked around, and supposedly this should be compatible with games without Seasons. Any feedback on this matter would be wonderful.

All ages are included- from Elder to toddler. The preview photos are of the templates in adult form, both male and female. The top set is with custom content, and the row right below it are the SAME FACES without any custom content.

To use the templates, just place the files within the Downloads folder.

I used AllenABQ's Base Templates to make this set. If you're looking to make your own, I'd definitely point you in their direction. It helped a TON! So thanks :-) A few of the files were a bit jumbled, though, so I used Helaene and Oepu as a reference, too.

I have not included any custom content in the packages. But if you want to see the downloads I have in the preview pictures:
Skintone by Simcribbling.
Eyes by Barcelonista (they're beauuuutiful!)
Long Dreads by Nouk

I've been working on these since early June of 07, and JUST finished them last night (8-29-07). It took a ton of work. I'm really proud of them, and I hope you enjoy them too :-)

I'll probably make more sets in the future, but for now I'm out of ideas!

Additional Credits: SimPE

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Toddler.rar

Size: 1.11 MB · Downloads: 1,710 · 30th Aug 2007
1.11 MB 1,710 30th Aug 2007
Teen Male.rar

Size: 1.34 MB · Downloads: 1,816 · 30th Aug 2007
1.34 MB 1,816 30th Aug 2007
Teen Female.rar

Size: 1.34 MB · Downloads: 1,894 · 30th Aug 2007
1.34 MB 1,894 30th Aug 2007
Elder Male.rar

Size: 1.33 MB · Downloads: 1,699 · 30th Aug 2007
1.33 MB 1,699 30th Aug 2007
Elder Female.rar

Size: 1.35 MB · Downloads: 1,757 · 30th Aug 2007
1.35 MB 1,757 30th Aug 2007
Children.rar

Size: 1.35 MB · Downloads: 1,820 · 30th Aug 2007
1.35 MB 1,820 30th Aug 2007
Adult Male.rar

Size: 1.34 MB · Downloads: 2,159 · 30th Aug 2007
1.34 MB 2,159 30th Aug 2007
Adult Female.rar

Size: 1.38 MB · Downloads: 2,396 · 30th Aug 2007
1.38 MB 2,396 30th Aug 2007
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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The Anti-Social Extrovert
#2 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 6:10 AM
Great Job! Your work definitely paid off >^.^< Thanks for sharing!!!

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Field Researcher
#3 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 7:06 AM
Yay! Just what I need! The replacement I use makes every sim so similar, but I hate Maxis' originals, they're so ugly!
Thanks bunches!!
Lab Assistant
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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 7:10 AM
These look good. Would you please tell which faces are in which photo? For example, the photo named starlit_1 is faces XX to XX. Are the faces presented in numerical order? I want to pick out certain face typess; I have a mixture of creators for my templates folder.
Thanks.
Test Subject
#5 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 7:20 AM
Are their noses really big or am I just not used to it? Otherwise, they look nice and not too similar to one another. I might download it later.
Test Subject
#6 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 12:02 PM
Just a question ... what skin and eyes default replacements do you use?
Alchemist
#7 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 1:00 PM
I like these! Like debbycus, my current replacements make townies look too much alike as if they're all twins. I'll give 'em a try! Thank you for your work :D

If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 1:12 PM
Lovely! I like how not every face is the same: my current face replacements make every sim look related to one another. So, thanks for this and I can't wait to use it!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#9 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 5:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilym29
These look good. Would you please tell which faces are in which photo? For example, the photo named starlit_1 is faces XX to XX. Are the faces presented in numerical order? I want to pick out certain face typess; I have a mixture of creators for my templates folder.
Thanks.


Sure! Sorry, I didn't think to include that for some reason. When I figure out how to edit the main post I'll put it there, buuut for now:

Starlit 1 : Male and Female; Heart through Cmas
Starlit 2: Male and Female; Eafr through Eeas
Starlit 3: Male and Female; Ecer through Caus
Starlit 4: Male and Female; Ccel through Cpol
Starlit 5: Male and Female; Csla through Etge

When I have more time (and if it's an option) I'll go back and edit the pictures to show which is which. Sorry about the confusion!

Darlene, where are you going?
To get Daria.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 6:19 PM
I was curious, but did you do all ages for 21(cper) & 25(csla)? I was using this from a previous default replacement. http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,9028.0.html
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 31st Aug 2007 at 12:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nvenya
I was curious, but did you do all ages for 21(cper) & 25(csla)? I was using this from a previous default replacement. http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,9028.0.html


The files are included, but they won't show up. I didn't find out how to do that until after the files were all done (so... I basically found out last night. O.o)

Darlene, where are you going?
To get Daria.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 31st Aug 2007 at 1:59 AM
It's certainly not a big deal and I'm used to not using those faces because of Maxis. I think your faces look great and I thank you.
Test Subject
#13 Old 31st Aug 2007 at 3:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your hard work.
Test Subject
#14 Old 31st Aug 2007 at 3:27 AM
Very different. I'm gonna try these out because I'm sick of my old templates making sims all look like each other. :D
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 6:51 PM
Thank you for making these. They saved my realistic Victorian and Modern hoods.
No more pointed ears to ruin the game. :D
Inventor
#16 Old 6th May 2008 at 6:44 PM
I use your faces for a long time and now I thought I have to tell you, that they are really good in game. The sims look unique, realistic and interesting - thank you very much for your work.

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
Test Subject
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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#17 Old 28th Jan 2011 at 12:53 AM
I really like the look of these, thank you!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#18 Old 5th Oct 2012 at 10:07 PM
how bout a all pack0.0
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 28th Jan 2014 at 11:48 PM
Hi Starlit,
I'm currently in the process of converting DFRs like yours into non default for my own use. Do you have interest in adding them to your upload? At the moment I haven't converted any of your files and it takes approx. one hour to edit one of them, but if you say yes I'm happy to give you copies of them when I'm finished.