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"Louise" Hair

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 18th Nov 2013 at 11:43 PM - Updated 20th Nov 2013 at 4:01 PM by HystericalParoxysm
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 16 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.
Updated: I changed the textures a bit more, so that they look a little nicer (less dry/flat) on light colours. Please redownload if you got this within the first few hours it was up.

This is a default replacement of the afHairShortEmo from the base game - the choppy, stringy one that covered one eye and had some pretty glaring mesh errors. It was a nice idea, but really needed some tidying up and prettifying, and hopefully now is more of a general purpose, useful mesh.

I have fixed the mesh (for the LOD0 only, so you'll only see it if your settings are turned up and you're zoomed in) to correct the errors as much as I could, though there's still a couple little spots that aren't quite perfect, just at a couple angles. I tweaked the shape a bit, to smooth out some of the upper-head fullness - it's not -quite- so puffy now.

I also changed the textures to something much more smooth and soft, removed the "scratchy" normals, and gave it a nice specular so that the shine is dynamic and changes with the viewing angle, just like real hair. Because of the way the specular is done, it looks a bit weirdly shiny in CAS, especially on dark colours, but displays fine in-game. I have not altered the control from the original. Textures and alphas are modified from those by ILTS.

As this is a default replacement, you should delete your cache files to get this to show properly in-game.


Special thanks to: Inge and Peter for S3PE, Delphy for CTU, Wes for Q-Mesh, Lunararc for the model, Nina, Keely for the namesake, and ILTS for the textures and alphas.

Polygon Counts:
2513, same as before.

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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Hair_Louise.7z

Size: 1.06 MB · Downloads: 12,039 · 18th Nov 2013
1.06 MB 12,039 18th Nov 2013
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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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Instructor
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#2 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 12:23 AM
Nice :) Thanks HP!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 4:00 AM
Love! Finally this style made useful!!
The other one
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#4 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 5:05 AM
Don't think I ever bothered to use that hair before but I definitely will now, thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
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#5 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 5:07 AM
Finally someone saw the potential in this hairstyle and revived it. I love the volume and layers you added. Will be using it on my Simmies soon. Thanks HP!
Instructor
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#6 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 7:04 AM
Oh, nice one. It's always so frustrating, when EA makes something "almost wearable". Thanks!
PS: What's the dress/shirt?
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#7 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 7:05 AM
Tigerdyhr - The dress is from the Store, I think.

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Instructor
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#8 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 7:05 AM
The hair looks great, Nina looks way better with this hair, thanks HP
Test Subject
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#9 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 2:38 PM
Thank you!

Never used this hair before because it bothered me the hair which covered the eye.. In RL bother me this hair type too, so in game. But now my Sims can use it, and can see too in their life with both eyes. 3D vision is priceless :D

Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 4:18 PM
Oooooh, I agree with all of the above. Glad you "chopped" it so I can see both of my simmies eyes now...
Instructor
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#11 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 4:59 PM
Much nicer! I'm glad it's a default replacement, too. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 20th Nov 2013 at 3:52 PM
this looks MUCH better than the original EA version of the hair. It looks less awkward and unreal and more...real. Haha. Very good, I'm going to go make a new Sunset Valley save and check it out on the sims 8)
Test Subject
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#13 Old 22nd Nov 2013 at 12:39 AM
Perfect for my Halo - Kat sim! Thanks!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 23rd Nov 2013 at 6:52 PM
I love it! Thank you so much!
Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 24th Nov 2013 at 3:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Trillian82
Never used this hair before because it bothered me the hair which covered the eye.
I always hated that too, and I would have used this hair more if not for that. Now I can definitely see myself using it more often since it isn't covering up so much of the face. This version looks so much better than the original if you ask me.
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 1st Dec 2013 at 4:13 PM
The hair was so... unflattering, before. It's quite lovely now. I look forward to using it in the future. :-)
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 12th Apr 2014 at 4:09 PM
Been looking for something similar to my hair cut since I chopped it all off! And this is perfect!! THANKS!!!
Top Secret Researcher
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#18 Old 27th Jul 2014 at 3:19 AM
Ahhh, this is so much cuter! >3<

Any chance you'll convert it for TS2 or males?
Scholar
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#19 Old 22nd Aug 2016 at 1:02 PM
Wow, this looks a lot like my real hair. Thanks a bunch!