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-Rose Colored Glasses Went Out with the 70's- Default Replacements for Maxis Glasses

by Phaenoh Posted 7th Jan 2008 at 10:50 PM - Updated 3rd Mar 2011 at 6:51 PM by Phaenoh
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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.
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Updates: I've removed the Catalog Mod, it was reported that the glasses 'float' infront of the face instead of sitting on the bridge of the nose. This means that men and women do use separate meshes for their glasses (this is the first I've ever dealt with accessories, I didn't know.) My apologize to the 400 people who had downloaded it. - March 17, 2008
I've added a Catalog Mod that enables these Aviator Glasses for women (they were the only thing that was available to one gender and not the other. I personally think they are pretty ugly to begin with, so I won't be inflicting them on my ladies, but now you have the option to. - Feb 9, 2008
The Adult Male Aviator green sunglasses got overlooked! They are clear now, the aviator frames come in black and rust, both only in clear glass. Please redownload, thanks! - Jan 11, 2008

For HP (hadn't thought about releasing these until she mentioned her interest in them) I rarely use glasses on my sims, and until now I couldn't figure out why. All of the Maxis glasses are weird. There are only like 3 different ones that have clear lenses, all the rest have colored glass lenses. I don't think I've EVER used the colored glass sunglasses, so I have made a replacement set that changes the lens color of them glass. (sw00t, Phae is learning how to edit a Material Definition!)

There are six glasses that this set affects, see all the pictures below. One of the normal sunglasses had to be made clear (see below) just because of how the game links to MatDef files, but I replaced it with another pair. Sorry for any inconvenience of switching your now clear glasses back to sunglasses causes, but it really couldn't be helped.

These are DEFAULT REPLACEMENTS, meaning, when you place them in your downloads folder, they will act as Maxis glasses, completely replacing their counterparts. This includes sims currently wearing them. If you want to remove mine and return to the maxis versions, just delete my package from your downloads folder. Btw, if you want your accessories catalog images to reflect these changes, delete your thumbnails folder: C:\Documents and Settings\(yourname)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Thumbnails. The game will generate new ones. If you want not default versions, check out this thread of mine.

All of the colored glass except one is 'normalized' now. There is a black frame with green lenses (matches the ones pictured above) that didn't get its lenses swapped out. It was impossible for me to change the color of the frame of just that pair without affecting the other black ones, so I left it as green for all those techy/geek sims out there, or ravers, or you know, sims that like green sunglasses? Whatever, I like the results, I hope you will too.

Also, if anyone is wondering, the colors and transparencies were matched to Maxis values so the lenses will look like all the other pairs of the same color glass (perfectionist point). Hopefully now we can have more styling brainy sims! That tortoiseshell frame one (pictured below) is making me want to go sim up a 'naughty librarian'!


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Additional Credits:
HP, who showed interest in better glasses.
Numenor, who answered someone else's post about how to change the lens color in glasses. That thread gave me the idea in the first place and taught me how to do it in one fell swoop.

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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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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 10:58 PM
You totally rock. I've been avoiding all the stupid maxis glasses forever... Also annoying - my own glasses look identical to the ones that prompted your librarian comment (and prompted me to apply to a librarianship course... :P), and I've always hated the game for not giving me MY glasses with clear lenses...

In short, I know the year's just begun, but you've made it for me. :D
#3 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 11:11 PM
Oh, yes! Thank you.

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Test Subject
#4 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 11:33 PM
Thanks Phae Great replacements of hideous 70's glasses.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 12:16 AM
Thank you SO much! You have no idea how happy this makes me. I wear glasses, so it naturally bugged me that the maxis glasses were so stupid looking.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 12:52 AM
Huzzuh! Something I've been wanting without realizing I'd been wanting it! Can't wait to give it a try! Phae, you're a genius! :D

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Field Researcher
#7 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 1:02 AM
O.O you are my god. thank you so much!!!
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#8 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 1:08 AM
I never thought about that... I always used the frameless glasses for normals. These replacements really look nice! I occasionally used the ones in 1st and 3rd pic but I don't think I'll miss them.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 1:15 AM
Wow thank you! I always thought the frames looked decent, but never with the colored lenses.

Great job thanks!
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#10 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 2:53 AM
Thanks for leaving comments everyone! Love hearing from you!
Test Subject
#11 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 2:56 AM
Wow, very nice. Finally, normal looking glasses! I just got glasses too, so this will be very helpful for simming myself

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 3:30 AM
These are exactly what I was after today. Thank you
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#13 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 3:45 AM
Thank you for once again reading my mind. Awesome.

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 4:20 AM
Thank you SO much. I barely ever have sims with glasses because the maxis ones were mostly all tinted and I haven't really gotten myself to look for custom ones. So thanks a lot for these :3

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#15 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 4:22 AM
Oh, thank you, thank you for these! And all your other great default replacements! Man, my game would be so much less fun without you!

Lab Assistant
#16 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 4:31 AM
I've always known there was SOMETHING strange about those glasses, thanks so much!

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Test Subject
#17 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 4:47 AM
Awesome! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!

Lab Assistant
#18 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 5:13 AM
Glory be! I've been wanting this for a very long time.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 5:39 AM
am i halucinating, or did somebody just make my YEAR

yes, she did it, she did it! and on the eve of the release of sims 3! (funny how these things work out, all the best stuff happens to things that will soon be outdated. oh well...)

sorry for getting off topic, but these are a life saver. literaly, i was choking to death at how ugly the maxis glasses were. so thanks again

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#20 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 6:18 AM
You are snazzy like bacon sammiches. So needed, and so useful!

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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 6:28 AM
Very Useful, Thanks!

I hardly ever use the 'rose colored' glasses. Glad to have replacements.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 8:43 AM
I've always wondered who on earth uses those coloured glasses. Thanks. :D
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 10:46 AM
Got to admit, I never used these glasses. Never.
Thank you so much for the very nice looking replacements ^^
#24 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 1:39 PM
Thank you, Phaenoh!
I've always felt the same way about the Maxis glasses, and have just not used them much because of it. I thank you so much for everything you've done to make things that are sitting useless in the game into really great & useful stuff.
#25 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 4:28 PM
Oh this is wonderful Phaenoh ! I guess now my simmies will have lots of glass ! Thank you !!

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