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Delphy's Acronym Bending Original Output Barber Shp (aka DABOOBS) v1.1 updated 6th August 3009

by Tashiketh Posted 26th Jul 2009 at 1:48 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 4:14 PM by Nysha
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
What does this program do?

This program allows you to create non-replacement custom hair meshes for The Sims 3. It generates entirely new hair packages that can be placed in game, and contains all possible linkages and correct file assignments - no "minimum effort" involved here!

This tool has been tested extensively and known to work well on both Windows XP and Vista x32. I make absolutely no guarantees this works on Vista x64.

It was used in the production of all of HystericalParoxysm's hair meshes uploaded to MTS, so the end results have been tested by many people.

What does this program NOT do?

This does not mesh, texture, make the geometry or otherwise create the original hair meshes and texture files you will use. All this program does is package up the various mesh lods and textures into a format usable by the game.

How do I install this? How do I get it to run?

This program requires no installation. Just unzip and run.

As with my other tools, you need .NET Framework 3.5 in order to run it. -> Download .NET 3.5 here

If you get a System.Core 3.5 error when saving the package you need to install or reinstall .NET framework 3.5!.

How do I use this?

The program is setup like a wizard. 6 steps to hair meshing greatness!

Step 1: Creator name
Step 2: Mesh name (must be unique!)
Step 3: Age, Gender and Category flags (no hats allowed)
Step 4: Mesh files - hairs have 4 LOD files. You should be using Q-Mesh for making the meshes.
Step 5: Texture files - 11 of them. Photoshop or Gimp required.
Step 6: Generate hair package

There is also the ability to Load and Save projects, which saves to a simple text file. So if you get halfway through and find you need to work on your control map, or reboot, just save the project and reload once you are ready. This is especially useful if you want to use it in conjunction with QADPE to link to other resources.

If you are confused about which textures to modify or how they work, I would advice getting the CTU program located here and using the "Extract Meshes" and "Extract Textures" options to extract the meshes and textures so you can see how they are built.

Please note: I am NOT a hair mesher. I am NOT a hair texturer. I will NOT help you in making your hair meshes! Keep posts to the tool please.

Note #2: I do NOT take requests. Any posts like "Can you make such-and-such hair?" will be summarily deleted. Any posts asking to convert hair will be deleted.

Is there a tutorial?

If you are already familiar with how to make hair for TS2, then you can look at the tutorial here: Tutorial:Sims_3_Hair_Basicswiki (Thanks to HystericalParoxysm)

If you have never touched hair meshing before, or don't know how to mesh... move along please.

Other notes

Please note that this is a one way process - once a hair package has been created using this tool, to modify it, you must use another tool (CTU, S3PE, etc).

Also note if you get System.Core 3.5 errors when saving you must install .NET framework 3.5.

I get an error!

Note if you get System.Core 3.5 errors when saving you must install .NET framework 3.5. (Yes, I know I keep repeating myself....)

If you get another error, please post the full error, but make sure to use [ spoiler ] tags to make sure you don't make the thread long.


- Added "f" buttons to the Textures tab, that allow you to Find textures, if they are inside the game files
- MadScience.Helpers - added ability to handle A8L8 DDS files (for Bump Maps)
- Fixed bug with loading daboobs project files
- New icon
- Probably some other bugfixes.

Thanks and Credits

Thanks to HystericalParoxysm for testing the program and the tutorial
Thanks to Wes and Karybdis and the other cool cats for working on the SIMGEOM format
Thanks to Rick for the giblets
Thanks to HystericalParoxysm and Jon for the new icon
Tags: #daboobs, #hair maker

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Editors
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Daboobs.rar | 1.1.3505

Size: 237.3 KB · Downloads: 27,365 · 26th Jul 2009
237.3 KB 27,365 26th Jul 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see:
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 1:51 AM
Delphy, you are god
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#3 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 1:55 AM
Thank you D. Love the acronym.

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 1:59 AM
Well done, Delphy!
Test Subject
#5 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:05 AM
thanks you So much!
#6 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:07 AM
Thanks so much for this, now we don't have to suffer with the default hairs

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Test Subject
#7 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:10 AM
you are amazing!!! thank you..
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:13 AM
i could kiss you right now <3
Test Subject
#9 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:19 AM
Your brilliant!
Test Subject
#10 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:37 AM
Someone worship this man :P
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:44 AM
Let's create a Delphist religion :O
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:44 AM
Oh man, let the hair be unleashed! :D
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:48 AM
Clever acronym. :P

The voices in my head say you're the weird one.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:58 AM
I am building an altar to you in my house as I type this. I'm going to sacrifice herbs and neighborhood dogs to it. I love you as no other. I want to have your babies. I want to adopt your last name as my own, and honeymoon with you in Bermuda. LOL!
Unsocialized Homeschooler
#15 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 3:15 AM
SnowSong... Wow...

Great Job Delphy!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 3:16 AM
This is awesome!! I can't wait for more hair!!!!!!!!!

"Here I go impossible again..."

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 3:27 AM
How fitting is it, that one of the most appreciated (and needed) mods for TS3, has the best Acronym? Thanks a ton Delphy!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 4:23 AM
Delphy, you (and HP) are my hero(es!) Thanks muchly xxxx

As lazy as a rug on vallium
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 4:32 AM
We're not worthy! We're not worthy!! Thanks so much for this!!
Test Subject
#20 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 4:37 AM
Da Boobs.
Anyway, this is great Delphy!
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#21 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 5:44 AM
Hope a bunch of custom hair is on the way!!!

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 6:11 AM
thank god. i can't create hair worth anything, but finallyyyyy there's a tool for the talented creators to create actual GOOD hair!
Test Subject
#23 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 8:03 AM
Awesome Delphy! xo
Field Researcher
#24 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 8:15 AM

Come have a look at my downloads HERE for Sims 4 downloads.

Feel free to visit my website to check out my list of creations, to get in touch (for a request), or to donate. HERE

(Or here for sims 2 or here for sims 3 downloads.)
Mad Poster
#25 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 8:31 AM
Yay! Now bring on the custom hair! Haha, thanks so much for working this out, Delphy.

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