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Default Replacement Eyes for TS3

by aikea guinea Posted 18th Jun 2009 at 3:00 PM - Updated 27th Jul 2009 at 9:01 AM by aikea guinea : Added information and fixed typo. Eventually added a comparison picture.
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

I didn't much care for the default eyes that came with TS3, so I spent some time digging around and experimenting until I figured out how to change them. These may not be The Most Amazing Eyes Ever Created, but I think they're a far cry better than the standard ones, and will be a good stand-in until someone comes along and does something better. ^_~

Example of a hazel-green color overlay.

Example of a pale blue color overlay.

Comparison shot: original vs. replacement, same eye colors.

They work for all ages and both genders, and look fine in all colors and shades. The files have been compressorized.

To get these to show up for all sims in your game in one easy step: After installing, simply delete the simCompositorCache.package from My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3. Don't worry, it'll respawn when you start your game.

Please note that you can only have one set of default replacement anythings in at one time. Be sure to remove any other default replacement eyes you may have before installing these, and likewise be sure to remove these if you find another set you'd prefer to have instead.

Feel free to do whatever you want with these, as long as you don't take credit for them. What was that light integrated in your mind?

The file was updated on July 9th, 2009, replaced by a smaller package file with only the relevant texture included. The eyes still look exactly the same, so you don't have to redownload if you don't want to.

Additionally, I've uploaded a tutorial on creating your own default replacement eyes. Have fun!

Additional Credits:
Gobs of love to Echo for Postal, which got me started in the file digging, and Inge for the amazingly useful SP3I, which I used to create these.

Skintones are available here.

Nifty retro wallpaper in the main preview picture is by HP.

Eye Type: Default
Eye Style: Human

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 - TS3 Default Replacement Eyes.rar | Default replacement eyes for TS3 - file. (Updated 07.09.09)

Size: 6.1 KB · Downloads: 46,155 · 18th Jun 2009
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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.

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Test Subject
#51 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 9:46 PM
Ahh! Thank you so much! Sims are looking more and more realistic every day thanks to the great efforts of you guys! Thanks again! ^.^
#52 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 9:51 PM
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 9:52 PM
Sims 3 is nice, but the modders make it precious - thx!

Hoffnung ist nicht die Gewissheit dass etwas gut ausgeht, sondern dass es Sinn macht, egal wie es ausgeht. (W.Havel)
- I try to translate - who finds errors can keep them ;-) :
"Hope is not being sure for a good end, but that it has sense, whatever comes."
Pic by ebekastein @
Forum Resident
#54 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 10:08 PM
These are some fabulous eyes, much more color depth than the defaults. New hair and skins, already? Impressive!

I only have one thing to say:
"We won't be able to mod The Sims 3! Ohh~ noooes~! ;3; "

Yeah, now we have this and the game hasn't even been out for a month yet. I'm all kinds of ecstatic. The dedicated community never ceases to amaze!
Test Subject
#55 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 10:10 PM

Thank you sooo much. Ugh, I didn't care for the default eyes either. But this, this will definitely make it more fun.

By the way, your male sims? Hot. Especially the one with the green eyes. :D

"Hello little boys, little toys
We're the dreams you're believing....."
Test Subject
#56 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 10:29 PM
Amazing! I never thought anyone could create defaults for Sims 3 so fast. They look wonderful and SO much better than the originals! Thanks, aikea guinea.
Field Researcher
#57 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 10:30 PM
wow, good work aikea guinea!! these look really good!!
Test Subject
#58 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 10:31 PM
Tysm they are incredible!
I didn't like the eyes that came with the game either.
Test Subject
#59 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 11:00 PM
This is great and I am amazed you found out how to mod the eyes; but this is not for me, I like the original eyes!
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 11:09 PM
Uh, comparison pic please? Thanks..~ ^^;

I am, "The Man". I will get you down... Don't stick it to me... "Drink milk and be non-puntable"
Thank you Mimewhite for making the Seph trench coat.
Test Subject
#61 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 11:40 PM
This is amazing. Also, um..would this sim be available for download? :D
Field Researcher
#62 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 11:40 PM
I love these thanks so much i can't believe some one made eyes so fast can't wait to use these
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 12:00 AM
This is 'fan'tabulous aikea.
hemmmm, the dude in the 'mesh-n-the-making' photo? appears to me that I see Tristen in his eyes. XD

Mind telling me where I can get my grubby hands on this SP3I?

I come from a Kingdom far, far, away...
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 12:35 AM
Gaaah! You are my hero. Thank you, thank you, thank you. :-*
Test Subject
#65 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 1:01 AM
Wow!!! Very very wonderful!!
Always thanks, Aikea!!!
Test Subject
#66 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 1:57 AM
Thank you! I didn't care for the eyes, either. I'm happy to hear you figured out how to change them!
Test Subject
#67 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 2:24 AM
wow aikea,you did a great job!!!
I also strated to digging sims3 bodyshop...EA made genetics so hard to edit
anyway,thank you for sharing with us!!!
Test Subject
#68 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 3:11 AM
Lovely eyes! I can't wait to try them in my game. Thanks for sharing them, Aikea!
#69 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 3:17 AM
I've been hoping someone would figure out how to do this. These are great!!! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#70 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 3:47 AM
Awsome - Thank you very much
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 4:27 AM
Can we expect default skin replacements any time soon? ~_^

Thanks for the eyes, can't wait to download them!
Test Subject
#72 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 4:36 AM
Wonderfully done, simply love them. Sooo much better than default ones.
Gratefully Thanks from my happy little simmies with newfound sparkles in their eyes
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 5:20 AM
Wow, these are amazing!Thanks a lot, aikea-guinea! :D

And I didn't know that hair meshes are already being made!I'm looking forward for them, and for your skintone replacement too!

Need to bin the hair you create? To geneticize your eyeset or skinset? so PM me!:)
Test Subject
#74 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 5:31 AM
wow.. yesss.. some custom eyes!!! finally.. thank you thank you thank you
Lab Assistant
#75 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 5:53 AM
I may download these after I'm done with my 3 music videos ('cause I already started filming, and don't want inconsistencies)

Could you please put a picture of the default normal eyes so I can compare? Please and KhubKhuunKrab
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