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Hats conversion meshes, made to blend with Maxis.

by Layana Posted 9th May 2009 at 11:11 PM - Updated 10th May 2009 at 2:13 AM by Layana
7 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
Linked to the maxis textures.
Family linked to all ages and colors.
Properly binned.
Sims will recognize these as hats.
Shows up as base game maxis content. (The delete button is still enabled *do not delete any of these hairs*)

These files will not replace, nor conflict with melodie9's, fakepeeps7's or DJ_Mur3's files.
Only blond is pictured, but all four colors are included for all hairs.

Angora, mesh required, get it here. "Hair" (pagepunk) mesh included thanks to melodie9!
Ballcap, meshes included thanks to melodie9!
Bucket, mesh required, get it here (teen and adult meshes are not needed.) "Hair" (longsimple) mesh included thanks to melodie9!
Cowboy, meshes included thanks to melodie9!

Angora_Blue, Ballcap_Grey, Ballcap_Yellow, Bucket_White, and Cowboy_Black are textures that had not been used (as far as I can tell.) So I made use of them, and they are included for all ages.

There are four versions to choose from, the differences are only which category they're available in. The "Hat" shows up in the following categories. The "Hair" (shown in the pictures) will be used in the other categories (always at least Undies, PJ's, Swim.)
Use only one version for each hat.

V1 Everyday, Outerwear, Maternity
V2 Everyday, Outerwear, Maternity, Formal
V3 Everyday, Outerwear, Maternity, Athletic
V4 Everyday, Outerwear, Maternity, Formal, Athletic

Every .rar comes with an extra package file to make these category changes.
Toddlers generally spend much of their time in PJ's, which means you will not see them in the hat often. To remedy this, I suggest taking a look at MogHughson's mod Dress toddlers correctly.

All files compressed using The Compressorizer!


melodie9 for all of her awesome conversion meshes that were used!
fakepeeps7 for the awesome conversion meshes that were used!
DJ_Mur3 for the awesome conversion meshes that were used!
gwillewyn whose packages I used to learn how to link to maxis textures.
Phaenoh for the "Genetics" section on her hair tutorial.
Jordi for the "How to" on removing the CC star.
The creators of SimPE.
jfade for The Compressorizer!
Hair Style:
      Natural Colours
Maxis Flags:
      Age Conversions: Age Conversions of Maxis Hair
      Unlocked Maxis Content
Bin Type:
      Young Adult

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
Cowboy V4.rar

Size: 200.0 KB · Downloads: 1,533 · 9th May 2009
200.0 KB 1,533 9th May 2009
Bucket V4.rar

Size: 160.2 KB · Downloads: 1,418 · 9th May 2009
160.2 KB 1,418 9th May 2009
Ballcap V4.rar

Size: 278.7 KB · Downloads: 1,331 · 9th May 2009
278.7 KB 1,331 9th May 2009
Angora V4.rar

Size: 174.0 KB · Downloads: 1,441 · 9th May 2009
174.0 KB 1,441 9th May 2009
Cowboy V3.rar

Size: 200.0 KB · Downloads: 1,003 · 9th May 2009
200.0 KB 1,003 9th May 2009
Bucket V3.rar

Size: 160.2 KB · Downloads: 1,047 · 9th May 2009
160.2 KB 1,047 9th May 2009
Ballcap V3.rar

Size: 278.7 KB · Downloads: 1,217 · 9th May 2009
278.7 KB 1,217 9th May 2009
Angora V3.rar

Size: 174.0 KB · Downloads: 1,037 · 9th May 2009
174.0 KB 1,037 9th May 2009
Cowboy V2.rar

Size: 200.0 KB · Downloads: 1,001 · 9th May 2009
200.0 KB 1,001 9th May 2009
Bucket V2.rar

Size: 160.1 KB · Downloads: 968 · 9th May 2009
160.1 KB 968 9th May 2009
Ballcap V2.rar

Size: 278.6 KB · Downloads: 962 · 9th May 2009
278.6 KB 962 9th May 2009
Angora V2.rar

Size: 173.9 KB · Downloads: 1,233 · 9th May 2009
173.9 KB 1,233 9th May 2009
Cowboy V1.rar

Size: 200.0 KB · Downloads: 1,281 · 9th May 2009
200.0 KB 1,281 9th May 2009
Bucket V1.rar

Size: 160.1 KB · Downloads: 1,419 · 9th May 2009
160.1 KB 1,419 9th May 2009
Ballcap V1.rar

Size: 278.6 KB · Downloads: 1,306 · 9th May 2009
278.6 KB 1,306 9th May 2009
Angora V1.rar

Size: 173.9 KB · Downloads: 1,534 · 9th May 2009
173.9 KB 1,534 9th May 2009
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Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 9th May 2009 at 11:35 PM
Wow! Thanks so much! I'm always bugged by most of the hats with long hair, though. The long hair isn't the same as the regular maxis long hair. The hat hair seems thinner and more pretty....
Oh, I wish someone would recreate the hair without the hat....
*hint hint*
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#3 Old 10th May 2009 at 7:02 AM
I know what you mean, I like most of the hairs under the hats more than what actually takes it's place in game. Like that short ponytail under the ballcap, rather than that hair behind the ears. Unfortunately I can't mesh or create textures, so creating those hairs myself is out of my reach.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 10th May 2009 at 7:16 AM
Oh... the girls are so cute with you hats ! Thank you so much for sharing
Mad Poster
#5 Old 11th May 2009 at 12:04 AM
Thanks so much! I was just thinking not so long ago that I loved all these blended conversions (I'm pretty sure I have all you have done thus far), but I was missing the hats. Kids have such horribly limited hat options, or at least they did until now!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 5:42 AM
Thank you so much for these! They'll be perfect for my little country gals!
Test Subject
#7 Old 21st Sep 2011 at 8:42 PM
Thanks I recently categorized the angora to show up in Formal and Outerwear as well as everyday and the Nightlife flapper dress to show up as Everyday as well as Formal. As far as the hats go though, all ages is definitely better. Does "all ages" mean young adults too? I was trying to categorize for young adults with my mod but there are some extra steps to apply for hair vs clothes which I haven't gotten around to (been fiddling around with some baggy tee recolors).
Mad Poster
#8 Old 18th Mar 2016 at 9:49 AM