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future foe scenarios - multiple facial piercings for males and females

by aikea guinea Posted 22nd Aug 2009 at 12:00 PM
67 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 4 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

These are multiple facial piercings for MALES & FEMALES, TEEN THROUGH ELDER. They're enabled for all clothing states (though I've yet to figure out how to accessorize a nude sim, so they're technically not shower-proof), plus maternity for the girls. I was originally going to have these all in one package, but I thought I'd go ahead and just do them as separates.

The piercings are lovely little things, and move perfectly with a sim's facial expressions. They will also fit on almost any facial sculpt you come up with.

Known Issue:

On some sims made with slider hacks you may run into distortion on the lip ring. There was no way to get around this with the meshes due to the way I set up the bone assignments, but you can fix the distortion if you're using a core mod that allows the 'editsim' cheat. Messing around with the lip sliders should 'snap' the lip ring back into the correct shape, and you should be able to recreate your sim's facial features more or less to how they were. This only came up in testing twice, so the chance you'll encounter this issue is slim, but I wanted to put the warning out anyway.


These are not multi-layerable, and are only available as the set shown here. In the future, I'll be happily recreating my multi-layerable piercings from TS2, but these aren't they. You can couple these with any other female earrings, and males can use these with either the double earrings, or the right earring. They won't layer with the left earring.

If you have any issues with these, please feel free to let me know and I'll see what I can do about fixing whatever it is that went wrong.

These are fairly high-poly, though no more than all of my TS2 multi-layerable piercings had. They also have lower poly LODs.

DO NOT UPLOAD THESE TO ANY PAYSITE. Other than that, I don't care what you do with them. But when the night is over and the walls start burning, when fire starts to matter and the clock is churning, cliches and other chatter keeps our minds from learning.

Polygon Counts:

Additional Credits:
Lipstick, skintone, and eyes by me, available on Club Crimsyn.

Hair on female model by the wonderfully talented Bosie, available on Garden of Shadows.

Hair on male model by me for personal use.

Delphy, for CTU, and Wes H. for the Milk Shape plugins, without which these wouldn't have been possible.

Gobs of thanks and lurve to everyone who helped test these!!!

Accessory Type: Earrings Misc
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Gender: Male Female

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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Aikea Guinea Piercings.rar

Size: 2.35 MB · Downloads: 79,414 · 22nd Aug 2009
2.35 MB 79,414 22nd Aug 2009
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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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#26 Old 9th Sep 2009 at 10:01 PM
Very cool, thank you!

Test Subject
#27 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 9:37 PM
Thank you so much for these, they're badass! But PLEASE make them layarable!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 1st Oct 2009 at 5:06 AM
I love these so much. You are just the coolest!! Now I can't wait for your mulitlayerable version. I just wish you had one without the face piercings, just the ears. That's my personal favorite but oh-so-beautiful all the same!! Thanks so much!!
Test Subject
#29 Old 7th Oct 2009 at 4:21 AM
Oh Gosh.. I want the male hair XD AHHHrrrhggg
Test Subject
#30 Old 13th Oct 2009 at 12:26 AM
Aww. I tried downloading them. Didn't work so I took them out and did it again. I repeated this process probably three times. I just won't work for me. Thanks for making them awesome though.
Test Subject
#31 Old 13th Dec 2009 at 1:50 AM
FUCKING gorgeous. Thank you!!
Test Subject
#32 Old 31st Dec 2009 at 4:33 AM
I love the bottom hoop. I have one myself so this is much needed. ^^
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 6:33 AM
Wonderful, just what I needed! Thanks! :D

..Live well, grow old well, grow bald well.
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 6th Jan 2010 at 2:36 AM
I want the hair, too. -_-

Cool piercings, by the by.
Test Subject
#35 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 7:36 AM
Amazing work!
Any chance these will be layer able in the near future?
I'd do it myself if I knew how :P
#36 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 8:14 PM
these are great. i tried creating my own. but i went with the same method as amvalvo. still pretty good. but as good as these :p
by any chance will you be coming out with more different pircings soon??
Test Subject
#37 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 8:24 PM
thanks for this. i hope you can make a piercing only for the eyebrow.
Test Subject
#38 Old 6th Apr 2010 at 2:18 PM
exactly what i was looking for thanks so much!!
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 6th Apr 2010 at 2:46 PM
hiya are these compatable with patch 1.9?thanks!
Test Subject
#40 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 8:24 PM
I love you! Do you have the paperclip piercing available for download anywhere? Please, please, please?
Test Subject
#41 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 4:10 PM
thank you !! I like it!!!
Test Subject
#42 Old 26th Jul 2010 at 12:37 AM
Thank you ever so much! :D
Test Subject
#43 Old 28th Jul 2010 at 12:25 AM
Thanks a lot for this upload, they're fantastic! I like it that they are actually meshed, not just drawn on.

Is there any chance that you could divide them somehow so that the sim doesn't have to wear them all? For example make several files: only eyebrow, only ears, only lip etc and maybe some combinations such as nose + lip. That would be great.
Test Subject
#44 Old 29th Jul 2010 at 7:57 AM
Nice job!
I shall be using these.
Thank you ever so much! C:
Test Subject
#45 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 6:04 PM
Please do some layable piercings!
Test Subject
#46 Old 27th Sep 2010 at 4:31 AM
thanks!!! huge fan of all your stuff. XD
Test Subject
#47 Old 15th Nov 2010 at 2:51 PM
These are fantastic! Thank you
Test Subject
#48 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 9:25 PM
You know. . . that male hair sure is nice. . . V_V
Test Subject
#49 Old 6th Jan 2011 at 11:37 PM
These are wonderful.

...but I'd kill for Jacob's hair.
It kind of looks like the sort of haircut that I'd give myself... and probably almost have at some point.
Field Researcher
#50 Old 21st Sep 2011 at 6:21 PM
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