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Delphy's Acronym Bending Original Output Barber Shp (aka DABOOBS) v1.1 updated 6th August 3009

by Tashiketh Posted 26th Jul 2009 at 2:48 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 4:14 PM by Nysha
139 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
What does this program do?

This program allows you to create non-replacement custom hair meshes for The Sims 3. It generates entirely new hair packages that can be placed in game, and contains all possible linkages and correct file assignments - no "minimum effort" involved here!

This tool has been tested extensively and known to work well on both Windows XP and Vista x32. I make absolutely no guarantees this works on Vista x64.

It was used in the production of all of HystericalParoxysm's hair meshes uploaded to MTS, so the end results have been tested by many people.

What does this program NOT do?

This does not mesh, texture, make the geometry or otherwise create the original hair meshes and texture files you will use. All this program does is package up the various mesh lods and textures into a format usable by the game.

How do I install this? How do I get it to run?

This program requires no installation. Just unzip and run.

As with my other tools, you need .NET Framework 3.5 in order to run it. -> Download .NET 3.5 here

If you get a System.Core 3.5 error when saving the package you need to install or reinstall .NET framework 3.5!.

How do I use this?

The program is setup like a wizard. 6 steps to hair meshing greatness!

Step 1: Creator name
Step 2: Mesh name (must be unique!)
Step 3: Age, Gender and Category flags (no hats allowed)
Step 4: Mesh files - hairs have 4 LOD files. You should be using Q-Mesh for making the meshes.
Step 5: Texture files - 11 of them. Photoshop or Gimp required.
Step 6: Generate hair package

There is also the ability to Load and Save projects, which saves to a simple text file. So if you get halfway through and find you need to work on your control map, or reboot, just save the project and reload once you are ready. This is especially useful if you want to use it in conjunction with QADPE to link to other resources.

If you are confused about which textures to modify or how they work, I would advice getting the CTU program located here and using the "Extract Meshes" and "Extract Textures" options to extract the meshes and textures so you can see how they are built.

Please note: I am NOT a hair mesher. I am NOT a hair texturer. I will NOT help you in making your hair meshes! Keep posts to the tool please.

Note #2: I do NOT take requests. Any posts like "Can you make such-and-such hair?" will be summarily deleted. Any posts asking to convert hair will be deleted.

Is there a tutorial?

If you are already familiar with how to make hair for TS2, then you can look at the tutorial here: Tutorial:Sims_3_Hair_Basicswiki (Thanks to HystericalParoxysm)

If you have never touched hair meshing before, or don't know how to mesh... move along please.

Other notes

Please note that this is a one way process - once a hair package has been created using this tool, to modify it, you must use another tool (CTU, S3PE, etc).

Also note if you get System.Core 3.5 errors when saving you must install .NET framework 3.5.

I get an error!

Note if you get System.Core 3.5 errors when saving you must install .NET framework 3.5. (Yes, I know I keep repeating myself....)

If you get another error, please post the full error, but make sure to use [ spoiler ] tags to make sure you don't make the thread long.


- Added "f" buttons to the Textures tab, that allow you to Find textures, if they are inside the game files
- MadScience.Helpers - added ability to handle A8L8 DDS files (for Bump Maps)
- Fixed bug with loading daboobs project files
- New icon
- Probably some other bugfixes.

Thanks and Credits

Thanks to HystericalParoxysm for testing the program and the tutorial
Thanks to Wes and Karybdis and the other cool cats for working on the SIMGEOM format
Thanks to Rick for the giblets
Thanks to HystericalParoxysm and Jon for the new icon
Tags: #daboobs, #hair maker

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Editors
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Daboobs.rar | 1.1.3505

Size: 237.3 KB · Downloads: 27,326 · 26th Jul 2009
237.3 KB 27,326 26th Jul 2009
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.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see:
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Test Subject
#101 Old 21st Oct 2009 at 11:19 AM
I know you're good, but I didn't realise you could jump a 1000 years into the future and put this update in 3009, wow, awesome man.

Test Subject
#102 Old 27th Oct 2009 at 1:47 PM
As i can see you made a greate program and im glad that u did...
I know that this will sound stuped... I read evrything that u write but i still dont get it what file shoud i click and where should i found it..AT STEP 4... MEST FILES...Whats that..
Could u make a video about your program???
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#103 Old 27th Oct 2009 at 5:28 PM
Tancikita, in 3009 we dont have these so-called "videos". We use direct to brain stimulation.

(The answer is that the tutorials and FAQs tell you exactly what you need to do and know and use)

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Test Subject
#104 Old 3rd Nov 2009 at 6:47 PM
was delphy serious when he said "move along please"? i want to make hair but ive never done it
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
retired moderator
#105 Old 3rd Nov 2009 at 7:15 PM
If you can figure it out from the tutorial, then go for it. If not, wait for a better tutorial.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

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Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Test Subject
#106 Old 7th Nov 2009 at 11:14 PM
Hey, I always get this error right after attempting to generate my hair. It doesn't even start, it just reads:

What is going on here? It appears I'm "missing" some kind of file or something (looks that way to me) but I made sure to extract every single file to the same folder so there shouldn't be anything lost. Do my LOD0 files have to be in the same folder as all the DABOOB applications or something? *very confused*
Does anyone have any ideas at all??
Lab Assistant
#107 Old 1st Dec 2009 at 9:24 PM
I'm having trouble it wont start java virtual machine
#108 Old 9th Dec 2009 at 7:04 AM
This work okay with the new ep files? I'm skeptical to try without a confirmation... Thanks in advance.

(Quote) ~ "If it isn't one thing, it's going to be another. It is usually one thing. Oh man, is it a mother" (The Mother of All Things) - PB
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
Original Poster
#109 Old 9th Dec 2009 at 7:34 AM
XTS: I don't see why it wouldn't...

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
#110 Old 10th Dec 2009 at 2:55 AM
Okay, thank you!! I'll give it a shot! I just wanted to be sure since I know sometimes ea changes core files that affect alot of things.. I'm still unaware of how that works. Appreciate your timely response..


(Quote) ~ "If it isn't one thing, it's going to be another. It is usually one thing. Oh man, is it a mother" (The Mother of All Things) - PB
Test Subject
#111 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 11:59 AM
"DABOOBS" XD, anyways ty!

-Call me Raven! -Watch death note, It will be worth it-
When you're bored, play online games, and PK! HAHAHAHA! Or, you could try "Scary Maze Game" It will put your hearts up!
Test Subject
#112 Old 10th Apr 2010 at 3:18 PM
OOOH! Goody x

Love Jord ♥
Test Subject
#113 Old 27th Apr 2010 at 4:48 PM
Can someone please explain to me on how to create my own hairstyles please!! I'd really like to learn how!
#114 Old 19th Jun 2010 at 4:00 PM
A hat-hair feature added to Daboobs

Please visit WickedNoukFamily Forum for my creations.
Can't take requests, I'm completely swamped with unfinished projects! :O
Test Subject
#115 Old 24th Jun 2010 at 1:09 AM
I have the same question about MadScience.casPart.tgi64lis !!! I've spent blood sweat and tears like everyone else. will someone please answer the question? I only need one hair done! It's for my OC I made in sims 2, he has to have the same hair. If you don't know what's wrong with my files and why I'm getting the message, can someone please PLEASE make the hair for me or something?

Am I a hero now?
Test Subject
#116 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 2:55 AM
Hi, I can't download Rar. Files. Could you possibly make a zip. File? Thanks.
15th Aug 2010 at 9:10 AM
This message has been deleted by HystericalParoxysm. Reason: No requests, please.
Test Subject
#117 Old 28th Jan 2011 at 10:22 PM
Thank you for taking your time to make this software and for sharing it!
Lab Assistant
#118 Old 30th Mar 2011 at 9:06 PM
I get this error. I am on Windows 7, btw. :/

Test Subject
#119 Old 3rd Apr 2011 at 1:39 AM
hahaha boobs. :D
21st Jul 2011 at 10:03 PM
This message has been deleted by Wojtek. Reason: Jestem g³upi! I'm stupid! Я глупый!
Test Subject
#120 Old 17th Aug 2011 at 3:35 PM
I downloaded the program version 3.5 like you said and installed it, then i downloaded daboobs.

But when I click unpack, I get this error message from winrar:

Please message me how to solve this, thanks!
Test Subject
#121 Old 29th Aug 2011 at 7:23 PM
Hey, I keep trying to install the program version 3.5 but it keeps telling me to turn on or off the Windows .net thing in my control panel but I have been and it still won't let me.

Is there any other way I can install the program you've made?

Test Subject
#122 Old 17th Oct 2011 at 6:03 AM
I have a question! Can I download this even if Sims 3 is not installed? What I mean is that my Sims 3 is in my desktop and I plan to do this in my laptop (which has no Sims 3)
Test Subject
#123 Old 21st Oct 2011 at 4:03 PM
I love that this was updated about a millenium in the future (3009).
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