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Extremely Maxis-Match Default-Replacement Eyes

by fanseelamb Posted 30th Mar 2012 at 12:00 PM - Updated 30th Mar 2012 at 3:26 AM by fanseelamb
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
This is a very simple default-replacement eye set. It's meant more as a fix than a default-replacement, really. The original Maxis eyes are just incredibly bad. So I made this "fix" years ago to darken the pupils, increase the contrast in the irises, and make the green a more human shade. Basically make 'em look more... alive.

I hadn't planned to upload this set since there are already nice Maxis-match default-replacement eyes available (like Opeu's) ...but then in the midst of uploading a new sim, I realized he uses these eyes.... which nobody has. Argh. So if my sim gets approved, these eyes will make him look exactly like he does in my pics.

There you have it. Eyes as Maxis intended but didn't quite produce. They're good. I've used 'em for years. Enjoy.

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
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Size: 8.5 KB · Downloads: 3,839 · 30th Mar 2012
8.5 KB 3,839 30th Mar 2012
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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18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 12:06 PM
You're absolutely right about the Maxis eyes and improved these in just the right way :-)

I'll still keep the default replacements I already have but wanted to thank you anyway :-)

(Edit: Hm, strangely my clicking on the "thanks"-button is not really accepted... does it only work after downloading? Hmhm....)
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 12:29 PM
I think these are great. I always thought the irises in the defaults weren't good enough. Perfect for people who run maxis matchy games (which I certainly do )
Field Researcher
#4 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 2:48 PM
Thank you, I can't wait to try them
Demon Sheep
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Original Poster
#5 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 5:32 PM
Aw, thanks guys! Glad someone else can finally use 'em too.
#6 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 7:02 PM
Will alien babies have these eyes or alien eyes?
Demon Sheep
retired moderator
Original Poster
#7 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 7:42 PM
Sims99Fanatic: Aliens should have their usual alien eyes. These don't affect the alien eyes at all.
#8 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 9:21 PM
Thanks fanseelamb for prompt response. I knew that cc eyes made alien babies have cc eyes but I was not sure of default replacements.
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator THANKS POST
#9 Old 31st Mar 2012 at 1:46 AM
Ok. This is the Downloads Folder Inspection Agency.

Please hand over all non-uploaded items.

Thank you.

/me looks in folder and BOGGLES
Field Researcher
#10 Old 31st Mar 2012 at 3:23 AM
Oh nice eyes.I'll use yours instead thank you
Lab Assistant
2nd Apr 2012 at 7:59 AM
This message has been deleted by leesester. Reason: Specifics please.
#11 Old 2nd Apr 2012 at 3:43 PM
Nice, I like how they no longer have that weird greyish look to them anymore. Although I don't use Maxis-match a whole lot, I still appreciate these.
Test Subject
#12 Old 3rd Apr 2012 at 8:41 PM
Good, I think I'll be a bit less inclined to make sims' eyes hazel or dark brown (the only custom colors I use.)
Mad Poster
#13 Old 10th Apr 2012 at 5:04 AM
Much better than the original eyes!
Test Subject
#14 Old 3rd Aug 2012 at 4:57 PM
These look great! I'm trying to keep my downloads to kind of Maxis-match things, but the default eyes look so lifeless and terrible. Thanks so much for sharing!
Test Subject
#15 Old 5th Jul 2014 at 9:02 AM
These are the only eyes I use now after years of switching out defaults. :)
Test Subject
#16 Old 1st Nov 2014 at 4:29 PM
This is EXACTLY what I wanted; thank you!
I was struggling for a while looking through different versions of dramatic, shiny recolors, while what I sought was only a color that removed that stupid-looking and peculiar film that the Maxis originals had intact. I was so dissatisfied with what I'd originally downloaded that I returned and used different search functions and what I found was this, glorious this. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 2nd Nov 2014 at 2:50 AM
I have been searching for these eyes for ages! I've had them for a year now, I think, and I've since wondered why my sister's eyes looked different than mine! These are lovely!

The queen of mean and baking.
#18 Old 17th Mar 2021 at 11:35 AM
Thank you! But how can I download the light blue and gray eyes only? I see that the OP hasn't been here for a while, so is there another workaround?