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"Custard" Anti-Puddingface Texture Replacer

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 22nd Jun 2009 at 3:15 AM
176 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 4 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.
What do these do?

These files replace the textures for Sims 3 faces with more detailed, contoured versions that make sims look a bit less bland and puddingish. This is still an early version (second one I've done thus far) and I'm sure eventually I'll come out with even better ones - thus the name, Custard. Later ones will probably be more awesome desserts.

What changes are there?

I've almost fully retextured the faces, adding lots of contour detail to every area of the face, as well as making the main areas of skin have subtle texturing rather than being perfectly smooth.

The lips blend better with the rest of the skin, eliminating the need to put lipstick on a sim just to make it look like they're not wearing lipstick. They are soft and natural, with no excess shine or bumpiness.

The nose is more contoured, with more precise nostrils, a bit of shading around the sides of the nose, and increased highlighting on the bridge and tip.

The soft dip underneath the nose has more detail, darker in the center and lighter around the edges.

The eyelids have a lot more work done to them, with a little bit of an eye bag underneath, detailing around the upper and lower lids, slight shadowing to simulate the presence of faint lower lashes, and a tear duct on the inner corner of the eye.

You must remove other face replacers!

These skins replace the same textures as my previous faces. If you would like to use these skins, you must delete the textures for the previous skins from your game.

Look in Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages and delete the following files:



You will also have to regenerate your cache files to see the changes. Please see below under Install Instructions for info on how to do that!

Please note that these would -only- conflict with the increased texture detail for faces - these are JUST face textures. You can still use the increased shine files as well as the body skins I have previously released - just get rid of the face textures you have had previously and these will work fine.

Important info!

Please actually read this stuff. I know it's just SO much fun to ask stupid questions I've already answered, but save my sanity and actually read for once? Pretty please with bacon on top?
ALL these features above work only for teen through elder. Babies, toddlers, and children are not affected and remain as they are in the vanilla game. I didn't see the point in doing the full range when I will likely release an improved version later.

These are DEFAULT REPLACEMENTS which means they override the game's textures to create these affects. There is not yet any known way to make non-default skintones.

These work for all six skin colours, for all ranges. There is no known way to make them only work for natural skins or only green skins, etc.

Some measure of pixellation is present in-game. This appears unavoidable and part of how the game renders skintones - such pixellation is not present on my textures. The additional detail of the faces may appear slightly strange in certain lighting, but much of the time, it does look better than perfect smoothness.

Installation Instructions:

Downloading - Please read carefully! This is a mix and match set - you can get just the female faces, or just the male faces, or both. They can be used together with my previous body and shine textures.
If you have downloaded my face textures, or any other face textures previously: You must remove them first. See the "You must remove other face replacers!" heading for a list of what files of mine you need to remove if you had my faces before!

If you have not downloaded my face textures, or any other face textures previously: You can get one or both of the attached files. One set works for female faces, the other for male. You can choose which gender(s) you want - one or the other, or both. It's up to you.

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

For existing sims:
Unlike TS2, default skins 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 skins. There may be some lag at first when this happens..

They don't work!!!

Well, actually, yes, they do... Please make sure you have read the install instructions above - both how to get them in your game, and regarding existing sims.

If they're still not working, there's a thread with suggestions and discussion on TS3 custom packages where you may find helpful info, and can ask questions.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Delphy for QADPE, and to the other tool creators/file format hackers for figuring out all the internal gubbins.
Skin Type: Human
Skin Flags: Default

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

Size: 1.93 MB · Downloads: 34,560 · 22nd Jun 2009
1.93 MB 34,560 22nd Jun 2009

Size: 1.87 MB · Downloads: 30,481 · 22nd Jun 2009
1.87 MB 30,481 22nd Jun 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Purchase Panties

2. Extract from Package

3. Put around ankles and raise to waist

4. Check yourself out in a mirror and send pics to Delphy

Need more information?
  • If you're not familiar with panties, they come in many different types which include hipsters, boybriefs, thongs, granny-panties. They are typically worn beneath pants or skirts, and they cover your girly places.
  • If you don't have panties, you can purchase them at any of your local clothing stores, big box stores, and occasionally convenience stores.
  • If the panties don't show, you are wearing them and the clothes on top of them properly.
  • If you need more help try asking any of our higher up mods. Delphy and HP in particular are panty experts.
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Test Subject
#151 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 3:20 PM
Very beautiful work!

... is that a Nathan Explosion sim in your preview pictures? If so, I am so jealous!
Test Subject
#152 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 7:55 PM
Originally Posted by Pixxa
Are the install instructions supposed to be funny? I just find you rude and arrogant

And I just find you incompetent. Look at "Overview" and it gives /detailed/ instructions.

Always & forever,

Test Subject
#153 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 11:32 PM
So much nicer. Thanks!
Test Subject
#154 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 3:16 AM
wouldn`t be cool if they had more colors for skins ....ind to violet ... bright yellow to orange...
Test Subject
#155 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 3:17 AM
Test Subject
#156 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 3:58 AM
hi i have a question..well i tried to put the package file on my folder but strangely everytime i do it say "corrupted" and it doesnt let me put it on my folder....em i doing something wrong?
Test Subject
#157 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 9:03 PM
The lips look really fake.. can you fix this?
Test Subject
#158 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 10:40 PM
This skinface is great, I use it for a long time. But I want more puddingless face structure, something close to moonlight skinface by Kanno. But he has to small lips corners (lines) - when the lips ends and go to the face like lines on both sides of the lips. I hope, that some day it will be faceskintone with both: more shadowface like Kanno's with H.P.'s lips corners. I know that this can't be reguest, so it's just a wish for the future.

And I also want to say ONE BIG THANK YOU to You, H.P., Delphy and all modders all over the web for their hard work without which this game isn't playable, because it'so ugly-made. CC (hairs, clothes,skintones), core mods, programs etc., makes this game playable and even beautifull.
Test Subject
#159 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 5:02 AM
This maybe a stupid question but I want to know...

I know you can only have one default of anything, eyes, skin, etc. If I already have a default skin could I still use this face mod or would that not work?
Test Subject
#160 Old 4th Oct 2009 at 4:17 AM
That's brilliant...I've always felt a bit put off by my sims 3 faces, and now I don't have to worry about it anymore! Thanks a lot, HystericalParoxysm!
Test Subject
#161 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 11:22 PM
datemasamune73: you can use only one default skinface, bodyskin, eyes. Very diferent situation as it is in Sims2. But with bodyskin you can use bodyshine, also made by H.P.

Life is a mess, don't mess you too!
Field Researcher
#162 Old 3rd May 2010 at 4:55 AM
Hard to say wich is worst. Why did they do that?

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Lab Assistant
#163 Old 6th May 2010 at 6:13 PM
Originally Posted by Pixxa
Are the install instructions supposed to be funny? I just find you rude and arrogant

I find them funny. These are just to make fun of people who don't know how to read. Btw, Thanks for this creation HP!
Field Researcher
#164 Old 8th May 2010 at 8:24 PM
Originally Posted by Pixxa
Are the install instructions supposed to be funny? I just find you rude and arrogant

HP rude and arrogant? Unbelievable.

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Test Subject
#165 Old 23rd May 2010 at 3:51 AM
Is this compatible with the latest and upcoming Ambitions EP? Just wondering before I install this...thanks!!
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#166 Old 23rd May 2010 at 9:16 AM
justcallmeBean - Uh, I don't think anyone can say for sure as nobody has Ambitions yet but I can't imagine it would be a problem.

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Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Test Subject
#167 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 1:00 AM
I, too, was having trouble putting my panties on, but now that I have read the installation instructions, I think I get it. I was sure you were going to say use WinRAR to extract them from the package or even power iso, or some other extraction program that I know nothin' 'bout wink wink. But no, you were so very precise. I-I just don't know how to thank you.

But seriously how do I get rid of other downloaded skins. I keep going into the program files and deleting them. I feel happy and let out a maniacal laugh. Then I load the game and...foiled again. Then I feel like Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget: I'll get you next time Gadget, next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyways, Help!!
Test Subject
#168 Old 2nd Aug 2011 at 3:04 AM
The elder female face light is missing from this package, and also from the more detailed bodies upload.

i'm a pepper
Test Subject
#169 Old 21st Sep 2011 at 10:51 AM
Ooh! Normal looking sim skin! I love it <3 finally, PORES! I admit that makes me way, way too happy.. Thank you!
#170 Old 29th Oct 2011 at 2:06 PM
I love these skins :D

"Babies, toddlers, and children are not affected and remain as they are in the vanilla game. I didn't see the point in doing the full range when I will likely release an improved version later"

Have you thought about doing the under-teens yet? I'd love my sims children to be decent looking one day I'd say it's quite a bit later now!
Test Subject
#171 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 7:24 PM
I thought I did everything correctly but it ended up causing all their faces to be smashed in, tiny, and pinchy looking. Any idea what I did wrong? Anyone? 0.o
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#172 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 7:29 PM
This wouldn't change anything about the shape of the face whatsoever - all it does is change the textures. I think whatever's causing your smashed-in-face issues, it's not this.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Field Researcher
#173 Old 21st Feb 2012 at 2:38 AM
why do the noses seem so large?
Test Subject
#174 Old 15th Jun 2012 at 10:54 PM
This is super awesome! thanks!
Test Subject
#175 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 12:13 AM
Now I won't have to put makeup on all the Sims that my Sims will regularly interact with. Thanks!
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