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Iridescent Wings - 8 Translucent Colors

by Lucia Carlota Posted 18th Jun 2009 at 9:50 PM - Updated 19th Feb 2010 at 8:55 PM by Lucia Carlota : Added .zip
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
These wings are my first project where I've made my own textures rather than recoloring or modding someone else's.

About the MESH: There are four meshes needed for these wings to show up properly in the game, and they are all included. Make sure you grab all the mesh files, even if you don't want all the colors. The different meshes are for different age groups, but each color includes all ages from toddler to elder. The meshes are by LordDragonstone @ SapphireSims2, with the exception of the toddler mesh, which is by SemiCharmedQuark @ SaphhireSims2. You have to be a member of that site to download anything from there, so I have included the meshes for your convenience. Nowhere could I find a policy forbidding mesh inclusion.

Features:

Accessory - wings can be worn with any outfit, just like glasses.

Available for all outfit categories (i.e. athletic wear, outerwear, undies, even in the shower!)

Layerable - wings can be worn with other accessories.

Available for all ages except infants.

Familied - will stay on in CAS when switching between ages, and also in game when age transitioning.

Translucent - in game, you can partially see thru the wings. Adult/YA/Elder wings do not show up see thru in Body Shop or CAS, but will be while playing.

Alpha Editable (for creators) - recolors are not limited to this shape (thanks to LDS's alpha editable wing mesh!)


Autumn, Rainbow, White, and Black shown on KSK's V3 TASTY Skintones.


Blue, Green, Purple, and Pink, designed to match Astiees' Sparlkle N' Shine Fantasy Skintones, pictured above.



The ONLY thing that annoys me about these wings is that the shadow is a big huge rectangle. I cannot figure out how to fix that. Feel free to try. I think it has to do with the mesh itself. I would just play with shadows turned off (display settings) if the shadow becomes unbearable.

If you would like to recolor, I have a few suggestions. When extracting in Body Shop, use the Adult model instead of the other ages. Also, Autumn and Purple are good base colors. Refer to my profile for my policies.

Additional Credits: SimPE ArcSoft PhotoStudio
Picnik

Huge thanks and bear hugs to LordDragonstone and SemiCharmedQuark for their wings meshes

Elf Ear recolors in screenshots by me.

~glittrrgrrl @ deviantart.com for the original image .

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
Iridescent Wings 8 Colors + Meshes Included.zip | Same as .rar, just .zip

Size: 912.5 KB · Downloads: 19,539 · 19th Feb 2010
912.5 KB 19,539 19th Feb 2010
IridescentWings_8_Colors_+_Meshes_Included.rar

Size: 894.4 KB · Downloads: 41,842 · 18th Jun 2009
894.4 KB 41,842 18th 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. 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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Test Subject
#26 Old 10th Jul 2009 at 12:05 AM
Pretty
Thnx
Test Subject
#27 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 2:13 AM
Oh, these are beautiful. Thank you!

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You have the right to be jealous.
Field Researcher
#28 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 9:52 PM
Holy~! These are GORGEOUS! I am actually getting rid of a bunch of CC today and don't usually do fantasy Sims, but you have me convinced. LOVELY work! It's going into my fave downloads file. :D

~Sarah~
Field Researcher
#29 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 12:42 AM
Wow! Why didn't I find these when I still had TS2 still installed!? They are beautiful! Just... Wow! And thanks!
Forum Resident
#30 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 9:29 AM
Lucia, these are *wonderful*! I can´t believe I´ve missed them... Thanks so much
Field Researcher
#31 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 11:11 AM
These are so beautiful, I´m lost for words. Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#32 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 7:58 PM
Wonderful job, you are to be commended.
Test Subject
#33 Old 15th Aug 2009 at 2:54 AM
the wings aren't working. the mesh is working but the actual wings aren't. they won't download, then i re-extract them, which normally makes them work, but for some reason it's still not working and i don't know why. can you maybe tell me how to fix it or something?
Test Subject
#34 Old 15th Aug 2009 at 8:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinaplouradon
the wings aren't working. the mesh is working but the actual wings aren't. they won't download, then i re-extract them, which normally makes them work, but for some reason it's still not working and i don't know why. can you maybe tell me how to fix it or something?



nevermind, they work but only some of the wings show up. but thats good enough. ^_^ thanks.
Scholar
#35 Old 27th Aug 2009 at 11:18 AM
Thanks for these! I played a whole family (parents and daughter) with it. They worked great!
Test Subject
#36 Old 13th Sep 2009 at 4:32 AM
Hey... these wings look gorgeous, but they aren't showing up in my game. D: I've looked everywhere, under all the categories in CAS. Help? D:
Test Subject
#37 Old 13th Sep 2009 at 5:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBakedPotato
Hey... these wings look gorgeous, but they aren't showing up in my game. D: I've looked everywhere, under all the categories in CAS. Help? D:


Lol, never mind. :3 I just realized they were under the "Glasses" section...
Test Subject
#38 Old 19th Sep 2009 at 10:19 AM
That's fantastic!!My toddlers can have them too.thanx a lot
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#39 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 4:22 PM
Awesome these will go perfect with the flying potion i downloaded, now i'll have fairy sims
Test Subject
#40 Old 23rd Oct 2009 at 5:34 AM
i like THX^^"
Test Subject
#41 Old 2nd Nov 2009 at 6:14 PM
Thanks so much for this! I've been searching for AGES to find a good set of wings and these are perfect!

Gwyn
Test Subject
#42 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 10:24 PM
I love these!
A question though:
What's the poly count on these; I can't imagine it'd be much for these.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#43 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 8:08 AM
WhisperingWolf: Um, I have no idea (I bet I sound like a noob). How do I find out? And what is it good for?
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 2nd Jan 2010 at 4:13 AM
poly count is how many triangles it takes to make the actual mesh for the object. It is important because the higher it is (I usually try for things in the 1k range) the faster the lag adds up, and strain on your processor. Your video card has to render each of those poly(gon)s everytime it shows on your screen. Good meshers will have a count on their downloads.

I imagine for something like this, they are simply two planes with an alpha texture? shouldn't be very much at all.
Test Subject
#45 Old 28th Jan 2010 at 2:11 PM
Wow, they're beautiful!! Thanks for all your hard work! =0)

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Lab Assistant
#46 Old 18th Feb 2010 at 4:32 AM
Cute wish I could upload them I can only download zip.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#47 Old 19th Feb 2010 at 8:57 PM
Oh, didn't know it made a difference. *adds .zip*
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 3:43 AM
HI I downloaded them but they make my sim practically disiappear anyone else experienceing or experienced this?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#49 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 2:27 AM
d4d - Did you download all the meshes? (They're all there in the zip, but you do need all 4 of them) Also, I might try putting the graphics settings on high quality. Other than that, I don't know how to help
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