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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?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 9 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: 27,324 · 26th Jul 2009
237.3 KB 27,324 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
#126 Old 4th Nov 2011 at 2:54 PM
I like this! One question though, do I have to install everything or just the DABOOBS.exe?
Test Subject
#127 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 5:22 AM
Hey, I'm having the same problem that Nandonalt had before.
Even if I use milkshape and the geom exporter to export a sphere that's extremely low poly, I still get the error.

Could Daboobs be incompatible with the latest game patch?
Test Subject
#128 Old 22nd Jan 2012 at 9:34 AM
Does this work for horses manes and tails in Pets? If not, will you be adding that into it? I'm going to attempt making a fuller mane and tail for the horses as well as a few other new styles. This sounds like it has the potential to be of help with that if it can work for it.
Test Subject
#129 Old 5th Aug 2012 at 3:23 AM
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#130 Old 16th Nov 2012 at 8:52 PM
Originally Posted by Nandonalt
Got this error:

Only happenned with this hair

It gives me that error too
Test Subject
#131 Old 31st Dec 2012 at 1:03 AM
Um im having trouble downloading this. it keeps opening in adobe reader and then it says it cant open. please help
Test Subject
#132 Old 2nd Jan 2013 at 9:44 AM
is a noobie tutorial?
Field Researcher
#133 Old 3rd Feb 2013 at 12:12 PM
I did not see a thank you flag, so I came here to leave this note of thanks.

OK, I am off to find the other tools I need and to read the tutorial.
Test Subject
#134 Old 9th Mar 2014 at 6:46 AM
Originally Posted by bleueyedbrunette
Hey, I'm having the same problem that Nandonalt had before.
Even if I use milkshape and the geom exporter to export a sphere that's extremely low poly, I still get the error.

Could Daboobs be incompatible with the latest game patch?

i got the same error as you...Delphy are you still there?
#135 Old 1st Apr 2014 at 3:07 AM
anyone else loving that this says it was updated in 3009?
#136 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 5:22 AM
Very creative great job!
Test Subject
#137 Old 1st Apr 2015 at 4:41 PM
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#138 Old 12th Nov 2015 at 8:46 PM
hi yo pretty ladyies
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#139 Old 30th Oct 2016 at 5:25 AM
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#140 Old 17th Apr 2020 at 3:12 AM
Hi Delphy! I just wanted to report an error... It's the same error that Nandonalt got with Daboobs, are you still working on a solution for that? If there's already one, can you please tell us how to stop it?
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