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EDI from Mass Effect 3 - UPDATED

by NF8977 Posted 24th Apr 2013 at 1:35 AM - Updated 23rd May 2014 at 1:17 PM by NF8977 : Updated Edi-skin.package file with more content
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Feel free to watch the short video of her creation:


The image below is what EDI looks like in Mass Effect 3:


EDI is a Quantum Blue Box type AI that functions as the electronic warfare defense for the Normandy SR-2. Because of the potential danger of a rogue AI, she has been given behavioral blocks and cannot interface with the ship's systems. She also serves as the Illusive Man's eyes and ears on the Normandy, monitoring the many listening devices on board and sending regular reports to him.

While investigating Prothean technology on Mars, Shepard's team recovers a Cerberus synthetic, an android masquerading as "Dr. Eva Coré". EDI assists in extracting vital data from the unit, and in the process, she seizes control of the body. This allows her to serve as a squadmate on missions.


In sunlight her skin can be a different skintone, but this image is specifically at dawn when some colors are more pronounced from the sun than others. During normal daylight her skin is more of a tealish gray. Her skin is reflective as is her face.


The hair color is customizable. It will show up black, but go to the color options and you can change it. Also, you can download a naked mod to remove the bikini, but keep in mind that's an adult feature. Meaning 18+.

I didn't create the visor, so you'll need to download that from Esmeralda:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=483424

ONE THING TO NOTE! EDI can have kids, but they will come out as humans. I haven't created a baby, toddler, child, teen, or elder texture yet because well it's a robot and she isn't supposed to age. I will eventually create a skin for babies to teens. If she grows up, just age her back down. zip package contents:
EDI Hair.package (if you have issues with this, you can download the .sim3package at my mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?59i4v8b4hs6f451 )
EDI-skin.package (uses a basic non-default skin.)
EDI_AI.sim (this sim uses clothing from all expansions, but expansions aren't necessary to install the sim. This sim file is not saved with the skin I created, so you will need to add the skin in CAS)

EDI Hair.package has 15,200 polygons. 9900 vertices. Includes two hair diffuse dds files and 3 hair control dds files.
EDI-skin.package uses basic skin replacement. It includes face diff, scalp, spec, and norm. And edi skin diffuse, norm, and spec dds files.

Thanks! And I hope you enjoy EDI!!! I'm currently working on Tali'Zorah and a Mako.

*************UPDATE*****************
EDI-v2.zip - As I learn more about how to do this, I've been updating things. This includes an updated Edi-skin.package file which has skins for both Female and Male from Child to Elder.
Also, I'm still working on Tali'Zorah. I've gotten everything working, there's just an issue with the fingers, as if they won't allow only three fingers.

*************UPDATE 2**************
May 19, 2015
Hello Everyone! MTS user Atala very kindly fixed an issue with the hair for EDI where after a certain distance away from her, the hair would change. You can download that fix here www.mediafire.com/download/i2yum43dq55tqku
ALSO! Tali'Zorah is well underway. Still working on a couple things like her mask, but she is now available for download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBsylOo0UpA Or you can just watch the EDI video for the annotation which will take you to Tali. The download link is in the description.

Custom Content by Me:
- Hair mesh for EDI

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Bioware for the amazing games and providing a good reference for creating the skin texture and hair mesh.
And Esmeralda for the awesome cyborg visor which you should download here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=483424

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
EDI-v2.zip

Size: 6.03 MB · Downloads: 6,803 · 7th Jun 2013
6.03 MB 6,803 7th Jun 2013
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the sim to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sim file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game, enter Create-a-Sim, and save a sim to the sim bin to create this folder, rather than doing so manually. After that you can close the game and put the .sim file in SavedSims
4. Once the .sim file is in SavedSims, you can load the game, and look for your sim in the premade sims bin in Create-a-Sim.

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 Game Help:Installing TS3 Simswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide! Special Installation Instructions
  • If you get an error that says "This content requires expansion pack data that is not installed", please use either Clean Installer to install this sim.
 
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#2 Old 24th Apr 2013 at 1:52 AM
This is awesome! Thank you so much!
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#3 Old 24th Apr 2013 at 2:09 AM
This is incredible! Thank you!
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#4 Old 24th Apr 2013 at 8:14 AM
Perfect! Looking forward to seeing Tali : )
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#5 Old 24th Apr 2013 at 8:42 AM
Wow, that's a really good likeness!
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#6 Old 24th Apr 2013 at 6:05 PM
This is amazing! :D
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#7 Old 25th Apr 2013 at 1:15 AM
Great EDI man!!! thx
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#8 Old 25th Apr 2013 at 3:08 AM
Awesome ty
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#9 Old 25th Apr 2013 at 4:27 AM
How... the hell... did u manage... to make her look... almost exactly the same?! This is awesome! O_O

Like someone above said, maybe we'll even see Tali from u. Oh my, that would be... I dunno, perfect...
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#10 Old 25th Apr 2013 at 1:31 PM
Thank you all! It certainly took me some time to figure out as it's my first sim mod. As for an update on Tali, I have her clothing mesh COMPLETED, but I'm working on getting the bone assignments done so it will fit correctly. Also, I have the ENTIRE Normandy SR2 as a house in approval phase on MTS as well.
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#11 Old 26th Apr 2013 at 6:21 PM
Shepard My Quad, Uaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
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#12 Old 26th Apr 2013 at 10:54 PM
I love you <3
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#13 Old 27th Apr 2013 at 10:40 PM
The skin looks great, but for some reason the hair won't show up in-game. In CAS it looks fine though, so I'm not sure if it's my computer or the mod itself.
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#14 Old 30th Apr 2013 at 3:31 AM
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Originally Posted by backnblack
The skin looks great, but for some reason the hair won't show up in-game. In CAS it looks fine though, so I'm not sure if it's my computer or the mod itself.

That's strange. Are you using the download attached to this site? If so, try the link to the mediafire file. It's in the main text where all the info is. It includes a .sims3package...they wouldn't let me upload that one. That is the one I use in my game.
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#15 Old 1st May 2013 at 4:04 PM
EEEEEK! This is awesome and I'm gonna make a Joker and Traynor and they are going to be the cutest family ever and aaaaaahh!
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#16 Old 2nd May 2013 at 1:52 PM
I LOVE IT!!!!

A favor: could you please make/convert matching skins for male sims, too? :D
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#17 Old 2nd May 2013 at 4:54 PM
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I LOVE IT!!!!

A favor: could you please make/convert matching skins for male sims, too? :D


No problem. I will make an update with it soon, including baby-elder skins.
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#18 Old 4th May 2013 at 12:46 PM
What a cooooool EDI I love it.

One thing would be nice:

Can you make a replacement for the Sim-Bot? So that it looks like EDI?
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#19 Old 5th May 2013 at 3:25 PM
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Originally Posted by darkfr3ak
What a cooooool EDI I love it.

One thing would be nice:

Can you make a replacement for the Sim-Bot? So that it looks like EDI?


I do have that in the works. Someone already requested a Sim Bot EDI.
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#20 Old 9th May 2013 at 2:28 PM
Excellent work!
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#21 Old 16th May 2013 at 7:24 PM
I cant get the skin to appear in the sims but everything else works fine.
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#22 Old 17th May 2013 at 2:49 PM
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I cant get the skin to appear in the sims but everything else works fine.


never mind got it to work.
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#23 Old 25th May 2013 at 11:24 PM
this is really cool!
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#24 Old 13th Jun 2013 at 4:12 PM
how do you get the skin to work? I can't find it. also, anyone know of a mod that expands the custom skin choices?

also, not really related, but I can't seem to edit my transformed werewolves once they are made, as in, I can't edit their transformed side even though I still can when making the sim, any suggestions? thanks in advance.
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#25 Old 13th Jun 2013 at 4:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Dark Magician
how do you get the skin to work? I can't find it. also, anyone know of a mod that expands the custom skin choices?

also, not really related, but I can't seem to edit my transformed werewolves once they are made, as in, I can't edit their transformed side even though I still can when making the sim, any suggestions? thanks in advance.


It should be a darker red option if I'm not mistaken. At least, that's what it is on mine. If you can't find it, PM me and I'll work with you to see if we can get that skin to work for you.

On the other note, I am unsure of how to edit transformed werewolves.
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