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Brandi Updo Hair - Teen to Elder

by Menaceman44 Posted 30th Sep 2011 at 6:54 AM - Updated 30th Sep 2011 at 10:32 PM by Menaceman44
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
After several attempts to create this hair myself and almost as many attempts at contacting CC creators who take requests I finally got this working, and so I am euphoric to present to you the Brandi Updo!
(This is probably version 12 or something silly like that.)



It is available for female Sims from Teen through to Elder and should be available in all approriate clothing catagories, including Nude for showering and bathing.

I have tried my best to make the textures as crisp as possible although they still appear slightly blurry at certain angles. Although they are no more blurry than the three EA originals that this hair is frankensteined from. I believe it may simply be my graphics card as I play on a laptop. The textures appear perfectly crisp in both CTU and TSR Workshop.

For more shots please see the attachments below. And yes, the Sim in the screenshots is my version of Brandi Broke.

Polygon Counts:
LOD0; 2834
LOD1; 1629
LOD2; 348
LOD3; 111

Additional Credits:
Elexis and BloomsBase for help and advice with the mesh LODs,
TSR Workshop,
Photoshop,
Milkshape.
Tags: #Brandi, #Broke, #Updo, #Hair, #Fringe, #Bangs, #Sims, #2

Hair Style: Natural Colours Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder

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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MM_t-efBrandiUpdo.zip

Size: 1.62 MB · Downloads: 5,142 · 30th Sep 2011
1.62 MB 5,142 30th Sep 2011
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.


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21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 8:02 AM
Thank you! It looks so fantastic!
Forum Resident
#3 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 8:24 AM
I admire hair creators.
Scholar
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#4 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 1:07 PM
Agreed, great job Looks like EA hair, which I love I loathe all those insanely weird hairs with curls magically floating down in a cascade of promises, this is much better :P
Instructor
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#5 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 2:04 PM
Thank you for recreating Brandi's hair - wasn't she the single mom with several kids and when you played her she was already pregnant?
Alchemist
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#6 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 2:53 PM
Aw, my version of Brandi just died of old age. But this hair looks great, and I will use it on Brandi's descendants. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 3:26 PM
Damn, Brandi is the prettiest sim in Sims 2. Why did you make her so hideous? LOL. Awesome work on the hair though! ;-)
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 5:13 PM
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Originally Posted by CinderEmma
Agreed, great job Looks like EA hair, which I love I loathe all those insanely weird hairs with curls magically floating down in a cascade of promises, this is much better :P
I knew someone felt the same way! Anyways, Brandi is about to marry skip in my Pleasantview Thanks a bunches for the hair!! And I was wondering if you could do the Nina Caliente/Bella Goth hair too?
Test Subject
#9 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 5:17 PM
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Originally Posted by fxchrfxchr
Thank you for recreating Brandi's hair - wasn't she the single mom with several kids and when you played her she was already pregnant?



Yup. But it's weird - in my game she kept getting pregnant, so she ended up with like 5 kids before i stopped playing her. It was insane.
Test Subject
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#10 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 6:45 PM
I really like this style! Great job at frankensteining!
Rogue Redeemer
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#11 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 7:04 PM
Hehe, that's my real life home chillin' hairstyle! The fringe is awesome, it's the best and most realistic fringe I've seen for TS3. Great job with this do, it's so natural and realistic!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#12 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 10:01 PM
Thanks for all the positive comments! It means so much to me with this being my first hair mesh.

AmberIndia, do you really think she's ugly? I worked closely from her profile shots on the internet. (I don't have the game installed anymore). I will admit her nose looks weird from the side but I didn't notice it until I got her in-game to take screenshots. I thought she looked quite nice.
MaryseDynasty121, there's not much chance of me doing those I'm afraid. I only managed this one because there were enough parts already in the game for me to chop apart and stick together. I'm glad you like this one though.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 1st Oct 2011 at 4:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Menaceman44
MaryseDynasty121, there's not much chance of me doing those I'm afraid. I only managed this one because there were enough parts already in the game for me to chop apart and stick together. I'm glad you like this one though.

That's fine, Someone will eventually do it :D
Field Researcher
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#14 Old 1st Oct 2011 at 3:56 PM
Amazing, thanks!
Forum Resident
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#15 Old 1st Oct 2011 at 4:24 PM
I've been waiting for a hair like this, thanks!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#17 Old 6th Oct 2011 at 7:51 PM
Thank you Sunshine021. Very nice of you to make your first post on the site one that is a complaint.
I worked extremely hard on this and if you do not like it there is no need for you to download it. Just move along. Plenty of other people like it and none of them have come back to complain. At least try it in your game before being so rude.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
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#18 Old 11th Oct 2011 at 3:36 PM
Aww, I loved Brandi so much, so I'm definitely having this in my game!
Also, I noticed only today that the bun looks like little back bun on one the TS3 base game hairstyles. EA must've modeled it after the TS2 version, but made it a long hairstyle with just a part pinned back.
To shorten, awesome work on this hair! ^^
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#19 Old 11th Oct 2011 at 8:31 PM
Coddod, it probably looks the same because I think that's one of the hairs I took parts from for this.
I think the original hair Brandi has in Sims 2 actually has a clip on the back but that was more complicated than I was prepared for and I couldn't really remember.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
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#20 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 8:11 AM
Awwwww I love Brandi!!!! Her son Dustin and Angela are my favorite Sims 2 (Teen) couple. ;D I always get them married with kids. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Her cousin Lucy (the cute little brown haired girl) reminds me of myself!
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 29th Jul 2012 at 5:07 AM
You did a very nice job and it looks great in game
Test Subject
#22 Old 12th Nov 2015 at 7:17 PM
thank u so much brandi is my fav sim in sims 2 apart from nina caliente and bella goth thanks so much cant wate to use this on my brandi sim