MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Disentangled Part 1 - 26 De-Accessorized, Retextured, & Fixed Up EA Hairs

by Buckley Posted 26th Aug 2015 at 4:57 PM - Updated 28th Aug 2015 at 4:10 PM by Buckley : Added more information, changed the category, and tweaked the formatting.
140 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 24 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


The first of two parts, I started this project because I wanted more hairstyles for my townie sims. There are a lot of beautiful custom hairs out there, but for all the cashiers and bartenders and other random sims who seem to build up in my saves I didn't want to use those super high poly CC meshes on them. So I went through and stripped off all the ugly junk that EA puts on so many of their hairstyles, redid the textures, and made a few other various improvements (such as resizing them, correcting bad mapping, fixing bone assignments, and the like).

These hairstyles are for teen, young adult, adult, and elder females. They appear in the everyday, formalwear, sleepwear, swimwear, athletic, career, outerwear, and naked categories and are set to valid for maternity and valid for random. The styles that have a recolorable accessory can be found in the hat section of the catalog. They are NOT default replacements, nor do you need the original version for them to work. Furthermore, these hairs have:
  • Proper mesh tangents (so no weird shine in CAS).
  • Reduced lower LODs.
  • Fat morphs when needed.
  • Smooth and accurate bone assignments.
  • Scalp and face textures (on most of them).
  • Normal maps.
  • New diffuse with Anubis' EA highlights for the control.
  • Custom thumbnails for easy identification.

Polygon Counts:

Adelaide - 3978
Beatrice - 2182
Caroline - 3958
Delilah - 2249
Eleanor - 4037
Francesca - 3289
Genevieve - 3790
Helena - 2505
Isabel - 3714
Jacqueline - 3607
Katherine - 3418
Lydia - 2790
Matilda - 3872
Naomi - 3708
Ottilie - 3332
Philippa - 2347
Quintessa - 3200
Rebecca - 2224
Sophia - 2888
Tabitha - 3788
Ursula - 3624
Vivian - 3262
Winifred - 3632
Ximena - 3786
Yolanda - 3533
Zuzanna - 3508

Additional Credits:

Anubis360 for the control texture, Pooklet and Shockshame for their diffuse textures, Delphy for DABOOBS, Peter and Inge Jones for S3PE and s3oc, Wes Howe for the MS3D plugins, CmarNYC for the amazing meshing toolkit, Nysha for putting up with my questions and her invaluable advice on this (and all my projects!), and heaven for her support and feedback. <3

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
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 1 U-Z.rar | Ursula, Vivian, Winifred, Ximena, Yolanda, and Zuzanna Hairs

Size: 24.77 MB · Downloads: 109,367 · 26th Aug 2015
24.77 MB 109,367 26th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 1 P-T.rar | Philippa, Quintessa, Rebecca, Sophia, and Tabitha Hairs

Size: 20.52 MB · Downloads: 105,291 · 26th Aug 2015
20.52 MB 105,291 26th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 1 K-O.rar | Katherine, Lydia, Matilda, Naomi, and Ottilie Hairs

Size: 19.51 MB · Downloads: 110,435 · 26th Aug 2015
19.51 MB 110,435 26th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 1 F-J.rar | Francesca, Genevieve, Helena, Isabel, and Jacqueline Hairs

Size: 16.89 MB · Downloads: 116,083 · 26th Aug 2015
16.89 MB 116,083 26th Aug 2015
[Buckley] Disentangled Part 1 A-E.rar | Adelaide, Beatrice, Caroline, Delilah, and Eleanor Hairs

Size: 19.68 MB · Downloads: 118,730 · 26th Aug 2015
19.68 MB 118,730 26th Aug 2015
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:
 
140 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 127 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 1 of 6
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#2 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 5:19 PM
WOW! Thanks for these! I have something similar already ingame, but this pack contains only about 3 that are same and i love "Ursula" hair! THANKS!!!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#3 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 5:31 PM
This is AWESOME! Thank you thank you thank you!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#4 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 5:41 PM
amaaaaazing!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#5 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 5:59 PM
God Bless u
Scholar
THANKS POST
#6 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 6:19 PM
These look wonderful; thanks for doing this!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#7 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 6:34 PM
Wow! I would pay money for this mod. Doin the lord's work, you are. Any chance of a male version? Not to sound demanding. You are the absolute best!!!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#8 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 6:52 PM
Super, thanks sweetie!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#9 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 7:00 PM
These are beautifully done. Can't wait to try them out!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#10 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 7:18 PM
Thank you for this! I just started over with my CC and was wishing I could find retextured store hairs.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#11 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 7:25 PM
Yes! Some EA styles are cute, but have such weird accessories. This is the best!
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#12 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 7:42 PM
These are wonderful ... Thank you so much for all your hard work on these ... and sharing
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#13 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 8:53 PM
Thanks! This must have taken forever, but it really is appreciated <3
Instructor
THANKS POST
#14 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 9:04 PM
EA hairs made lovely! A minor miracle that you managed to pull off (minor only compared to changing water to wine, parting a sea, etc.). Thank you so much for your hard work and for sharing!
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#15 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 9:43 PM
I don't like this set.

I LOVE IT! I want MOAR (but no pressure, lol!)

Will you be converting any of these for child/toddler? The lack of hair for them, even in the store, drives me INSANE. Thank you
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#16 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 10:12 PM
Thank you so much! Could you PLEASE upload the model?
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#17 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 10:24 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#18 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 10:24 PM
Omg, I love you for this :D These are like brand new hairs for our dear girls!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#19 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 11:14 PM
I was playing the game last night and realized how nice a lot of the EA hairs were, but wished they had a better texture and didn't shine like new money! And then I log in to find that you fixed them! You are a gem for doing this!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 11:34 PM
Are these default replacements? It seems like they are, but you never explicitly specify.

In any case, this is an amazing project!
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#21 Old 27th Aug 2015 at 12:38 AM
I love you.

Seriously - not even creepy stalker type joking.

THANK YOU! so much

Edit - I'd like to know about the defaults too. Either way they're going in my game though.
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#22 Old 27th Aug 2015 at 12:57 AM
Thank you for all the hard work.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#23 Old 27th Aug 2015 at 1:19 AM
These are lovely thank you i dont use custom things due to a iffy past with having sims with 10000+ mods... but these loook so good!!! is there a plan for male hairstyles in the near future?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#24 Old 27th Aug 2015 at 1:38 AM
<3 it
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#25 Old 27th Aug 2015 at 2:26 AM
OMG, thank you so much! Just recently I was trying to recreate my Dragon Age: Origins character as a Sim and the Beatrice hairstyle was the closest to her DA:O style except for that ridiculous accessory! So I had to choose a different hairstyle instead. Now I can make her the way I wanted to in the first place! Thank you thank you thank you!! I also love a lot of the other hairstyles as well, especially the African ones and the ones from Movie Stuff. So thank you for de-accessorizing those ones too!
Page 1 of 6