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Eye Shine- Eye Default Replacements For Sims 3

by Rockermonkey Posted 26th Jun 2009 at 6:54 PM - Updated 25th Jun 2009 at 5:54 PM by Rockermonkey
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Hello All, and welcome to my first download!

Eye Shine, is a default eye replacement for the original eyes that came with the shipped The Sims 3. As you already know, the defaults originally had barely any shading or texture, but these replacements will add what EA missed and do it pretty well.
These were made completely by hand with the shading tools in GIMP. So they aren't the most realistic eyes that look almost photorealistic. But they do have subtle realism. Eyes that are to realistic would look weird anyway.

Changes Made
-Increased shading around the eyes.
-More detail added to make it similar to a human eye.
-Look at the pics for more eye-ish goodness!

I copied these from Hysterical Paroxysm. I'm lazy XD. (If you want me to rewrite them HP just tell me
Installation Instructions:


Extract the contents of the rar file you have downloaded. Then, follow these instructions to get them working in your game.

For existing sims:

Unlike TS2, default eyes will not automatically update on existing sims! To force the game to reload, try deleting your cache files. Look in My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\ and delete the file called simCompositorCache.package. Also delete any files in the My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\WorldCaches folder. This should reload your sims with new their new eyes. There may be some lag at first when this happens..

Additional Credits:
Delphy, HP for the installation instructions, S3PI, GIMP.
Eye Type: Default
Eye Style: Human

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 3
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Rockermonkey_Default eyes.rar

Size: 55.9 KB · Downloads: 8,497 · 26th Jun 2009
55.9 KB 8,497 26th Jun 2009
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 26th Jun 2009 at 7:19 PM
pretty :D
#3 Old 26th Jun 2009 at 7:39 PM
All I have in world caches is Riverview, if I delete that, won't I lose Riverview and the game I have with it?

I wish someone would tell me how to find the file for these eyes, I'd love to have a go.
#4 Old 26th Jun 2009 at 7:49 PM
nice job!

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Test Subject
#5 Old 26th Jun 2009 at 9:19 PM
Nope, you wont lose Riverview. The files under World Caches are just the caches (aka, a storage for texture information so that the game doesn't have to load them from scratch every time it loads that town) for the textures in whatever neighborhood they're named after. When you load up that town again you'll notice everything is white, because the game has to load each of the textures again - it will resave the cache during that process.

On another note, I love these eyes Rockermonkey - thank you
Test Subject
27th Jun 2009 at 12:00 AM
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Test Subject
#6 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 1:14 AM
right after i downloaded this my game started crashing at the loading screen.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 1:25 AM
Wow, they look wonderful! Good job!

I'm sorry, but I don't live to please you.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 3:15 AM
Can you state exactly your installation method? and such, also are you using the new patch and a facial mod, try removing and restarting. It most certainly isn't the eyes. So far no ones had that problem.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 6:11 AM
Good job on the eyes, but I'll keep the replacements I already have (I'd never be able to find them and remove them anyway, could you PM me as to where the sims 3 installer monkey installs things so i can organize?)

Hope to see more great stuff from you!!!
Test Subject
#10 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 12:20 PM
Wow hey thanks ^__^
I was really worried about deleting files but everything worked out perfectly!!
Everything loaded back quickly and I had no problems
The eyes are fabulous by the way :D
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 12:27 PM
Glad to hear you all like them . I will try to do more things for sims 3, but the question is, what? I might try my hand at patterns, or if I can find another file that needs changing. Hmmm...*off to the lab XD*
Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 1:20 PM
Great job, Marcus! I've been waiting for this and can't wait to test this! Thank you.

~Currently Playing with my BJDs, Sims 2 and Sims 4~
not really into Sims 3...
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#13 Old 28th Jun 2009 at 7:20 AM
I preferred this eyes defaults and use them now in my game.
they are nicer than original ones.

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
#14 Old 28th Jun 2009 at 7:26 PM
when you have to change the texture to make them what colour is it or does it not matter, and what is the name of the dds file
Test Subject
Original Poster
#15 Old 28th Jun 2009 at 9:11 PM
It has to be gray and I don't know the DDS off hand. Just take a look around the files for it
Test Subject
#16 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 3:57 AM
I had a sim with green eyes and I was just staring ate the computer for some minutes, these eyes are amazing! Not only realistic but very pretty too! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 4th Jul 2009 at 6:13 PM
These eyes are totally awesome! Much better than those dead ones Maxis made.
Test Subject
#18 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 10:02 AM
I've tried a few default eye replacements, and I've gotta say, these are definitely my favourites. Prettier than the EA default, but not as fake looking and doll-like as some others I've tried. Very nice work!
Test Subject
#19 Old 20th May 2012 at 4:22 AM
the eyes' really pretty and the instruction really useful
thanks a lot! you rocks!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 12th Feb 2014 at 7:05 AM
These are quite lovely. I like how shiny they are. But I'm not really sure if I want to use them or not... I have to think about it alittle. But still great job for your first upload!