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Featured upload! Heliantheas super bland comic eyes (default replacements + non defaults)

by Helianthea Posted 15th Sep 2014 at 3:15 PM - Updated 15th Oct 2014 at 9:36 AM by Helianthea
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Update 10/03/2014:
Did I hear somebody say „Please Helianthea, help us get rid of the ugly new eye colors that came with 10/01/14's patch! Make it super-duper bland, too“?
Thanks to Granthes giving us a new, updated version of Color Magic (and hey, keep in mind: that was wicked fast!) and Inge Jones updating the dll for s4pe (thanks to both of you, you're absolutely great!!!), I see no reason why I shouldn't.
So, what's new in the file section?

Default replacements
Yay! Replace those fugly EA colors. Pic of the new colors is attached in the picture section so you can get an overview of what awaits you. Comes in two flavors (choose either of these two rars. NEVER have both in your game at the same time!)
  • 10-01-14_new-def-repl_nogenetics.rar contains replacements for the five new eye colors that came with the patch – and ONLY those five (the 13 originals are in „Helianthea_SBCE-default-replacements.rar“)
  • 10-01-14_new-def-repl_withgenetics_fixed-agegender.rar contains the exact same replacements, BUT with genetics (yes, EA didn't bother to have their own eyes inherit properly). It also deals with a problem the new defaults had from the start: they didn't inherit at all for males.

Helianthea_SBCE-default-replacements.rar is still the same package it was when I first uploaded it. It doesn't need updating. It contains the original 13 eyecolors, so if you don't have those yet, you might wanna grab 'em along with the new ones (only if you like them, of course ) Keep in mind that for all defaults to be replaced, you need to have this package in your mod folder together with either 10-01-14_new-def-repl_nogenetics or 10-01-14_new-def-repl_withgenetics_fixed-agegender.

Non defaults
With the 10/01/14 patch, the order of color swatches have been changed, so the original non defaults I made are showing up in the craziest places. For all of you who don't like that (and have their game patched! If not, you won't need and probably also shouldn't download these), there's
  • sbce_allnondefs_10-01-14_withgenetics.rar (all my non defaults from earlier (the default replacements are NOT included!) are contained in the rar, each set has its own package). I've updated their CASP-instances and their SecondarySortIndex Value for them to appear in the order I wanted them to. I also changed the FlagValue in the EyeColor-Category so they inherit properly.
    If you read the below updates, you know I've had slight qualms about changing this FlagValue. Anyhow: I haven't received a single note on them botching up someones game so far, and my own works solid, too. So for the time being, I consider this procedure safe to use.
  • You're free to keep with the old nongenetics (Helianthea_SBCE-all-nondefs-no-genetics.rar) if you're feeling uneasy about having this content in your game. They're still here for you. Just keep in mind that those aren't sorted and I don't have any plans to update them in the foreseeable future (sorry, but all of this changing-stuff-in-s4pe becomes tedious after the 250th time and I'm not too eager to do it again if it's not absolutely and utterly necessary). They still work with this patch.
  • Only download the old genetic sets ( Helianthea_SBCE-blue.rar, Helianthea_SBCE-brown.rar, Helianthea_SBCE-gray.rar, Helianthea_SBCE-green.rar) if you don't have your game patched, yet want genetics. Otherwise, they're redundant.

And now ... have fun





Like Sims 4's cartoony vibe, but hate EAs default eyes? I know I do.
Having been a big fan of tamos ultra plain eyes for Sims 3, I set out to achieve something remotely comparable for Sims 4. Nice and clean looking eyes, but nothing on the hyperrealistic side. Something bland. Cartoony. And after at least ten revisions, here's what I finally settled with.

The default eye replacement set contains (no big surprise) a set of default replacements. I've tried to have them somewhat fit their respective swatches, so on their own, they're probably not all that grand. But there's more than 13 different potential eye colors, anyway, so I made 4 additional sets of non default colors:

The brown set: offers 6 additional shades of brown, which should be located right after the default brown swatches.
The green set: offers 4 additional shades of green, which should be located right after the default green swatches.
The blue set: offers 9 additional shades of blue, which should be located right after the default blue swatches.
The gray set: offers 2 additional shades of gray, which should be located right after the default gray swatch. (Yes, I realize it's stupid to call two a „set“)


Note:
In case you already own a couple of non defaults and they happen to share the same swatch as mine, you'll just get a copy of your pre-existing non defaults. Not much I can do against that afaik, just a warning in case you come across this issue.
I've tested all eyes in game, of course, and at least as far as I'm considered they've worked like a charm, apart from maybe the fact that they don't appear in the order I usually wanted them to (still within their confined set, only e.g. the second is on the third place and the third on the second and so on)

Odds and ends:
  • Big thanks to Rope from Sims on the Rope for his/her original default replacements: If you hadn't done all the hard work in the first place, thus allowing me to leech off of it, I wouldn't even have half a default replacement eye color in the game at this moment!
  • Also a big thank you to Sarah's Sims who mentioned where one could find the eye colors in ColorMagic (in case you guys don't know: they're located in the makeup section right under the eyebrows).
  • Ingame screen dude's hair is made by Lunar Eclipse and can be found here
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Helianthea_SBCE-default-replacements.rar | Description: Contains the defaults replacements for the original 13 eye colors. Works with both patched and unpatched games. 92.6 KB 12,939 15th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-blue.rar | Description: Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics! 64.0 KB 1,818 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-brown.rar | Description: Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics! 43.7 KB 1,634 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-gray.rar | Description: Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics! 15.7 KB 1,564 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-green.rar | Description: Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics! 29.8 KB 1,559 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-all-nondefs-no-genetics.rar | Description: Works with both patched and unpatched games (sorting order is crazy in patched games though.) No proper inheritance. All non defaults included. 153.0 KB 2,138 19th Sep 2014
sbce_allnondefs_10-01-14_withgenetics.rar | Description: All non defaults included. Inherit properly. Updated sorting order. 152.9 KB 5,335 3rd Oct 2014
10-01-14_new-def-repl_nogenetics.rar | Description: Default replacements for the 5 new eyecolors that came with the ghost-patch. No proper inheritance. No agegender fix. 28.0 KB 1,549 3rd Oct 2014
10-01-14_new-def-repl_withgenetics_fixed-agegender.rar | Description: Default replacements for the 5 new eyecolors that came with the ghost-patch. Inherit properly. Agegender fix. 28.0 KB 8,082 3rd Oct 2014
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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#76 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 3:41 AM
<3
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#77 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 1:10 PM
THANKS
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#78 Old 18th Feb 2015 at 6:30 AM
Amazing..!!
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#79 Old 4th Mar 2015 at 7:00 PM
Thank you :)
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#80 Old 7th Mar 2015 at 3:43 PM
Great!
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#81 Old 25th Mar 2015 at 10:59 PM
So pretty in its simplicity! Thanks so much for these!

Question: will you continue to update in the future (with each new addition in Sims 4)?
Test Subject
#82 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 3:57 AM
hey! any chance these will be updated for the basements patch? i've tried both the genetics and non-genetics version, and the new eye colours don't seem to show up in game anymore. the old ones are still fine, though.
Lab Assistant
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#83 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 11:32 AM Last edited by Helianthea : 28th Mar 2015 at 1:12 PM.
will look into it once the tools are updated for the patch.
Can confirm that the replacement for the 5 new colors do not show up in the game with this new patch.
Also, genetics don't work anymore.

EDIT: managed to fix all non-default packages, but still no idea how to go about the 5 new defaults (will indeed have to wait for an update of colormagic to look into this). Will update all as soon as that's covered as well, though can't tell when that will be.
Genetics, I heavily assume, are officially dead and gone, haven't found a fix for reimplementing them. Best thing I could do was revert to a state where all nondefs are linked to a default (children will only spwan with the default linked to that nondefault btw, not completely sure why yet)
Test Subject
#84 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 5:08 PM
Thank you for your work! I only use your eyes so imagine my disappointment when this new patch came out Anyway, are the default originals working in game yet? Or only the non-defaults?
Lab Assistant
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#85 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 7:41 PM Last edited by Helianthea : 28th Mar 2015 at 8:40 PM.
EDIT: to clarify - I haven't updated anything yet. Still hoping to fix the agething (see below) and the 5 extra defaults.

At the time of writing, you can safely use:
the default replacements for the original 13 eyecolors
the non default sets (they will appear, you can use them, but children with them will get assigned a different eye color upon aging, also they do not inherit anymore)

You shouldn't use the 5 extra colors - not only do they not work, they do not show up in the game, period.

The agething:
I've seen someone mention – then tested in CAS myself and sadly have to confirm – that if you age a child to teen, ya, adult or senior, the eye color from non defaults will "reset" (betweens teens, young adults, adults and seniors only the problem doesn't seem to arise though, at least I haven't had it happen yet). So far, I don't know why that is or how it can be fixed. I'm currently looking into it and hope I'll find a solution to fix it.
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#86 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 9:02 PM
Thanks for your posts and for looking into the issues, Helianthea. Your default replacement eyes are my favorite!
Test Subject
#87 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 9:13 PM
Thank you!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Helianthea
EDIT: to clarify - I haven't updated anything yet. Still hoping to fix the agething (see below) and the 5 extra defaults.

At the time of writing, you can safely use:
the default replacements for the original 13 eyecolors
the non default sets (they will appear, you can use them, but children with them will get assigned a different eye color upon aging, also they do not inherit anymore)

You shouldn't use the 5 extra colors - not only do they not work, they do not show up in the game, period.

The agething:
I've seen someone mention – then tested in CAS myself and sadly have to confirm – that if you age a child to teen, ya, adult or senior, the eye color from non defaults will "reset" (betweens teens, young adults, adults and seniors only the problem doesn't seem to arise though, at least I haven't had it happen yet). So far, I don't know why that is or how it can be fixed. I'm currently looking into it and hope I'll find a solution to fix it.
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#88 Old 8th Apr 2015 at 2:31 AM
I really dislike the default eyes, so thanks for making some that I really like! :D
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#89 Old 9th Apr 2015 at 4:49 PM Last edited by misterwho92 : 9th Apr 2015 at 5:26 PM.
Don't know if this will help anybody but I just saw on Rope's page for his new eyes that he has uploaded a file that (maybe) corrects the issue of sims not being able to use the Oct. patch eyes and it works any or no eye replacements that only change the eyes textures files. It says that it's for males but it seems to work for females too, if I'm not mistaken.
http://simsontherope.tumblr.com/pos...g-how-blue-eyes
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#90 Old 13th Apr 2015 at 6:47 PM
Thank u! I will try it soon ^_^
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#91 Old 18th Apr 2015 at 2:38 AM
Thanks so much! Finally someone got rid of those plain, hideous colors and punched it up a bit!
Test Subject
#92 Old 3rd May 2015 at 2:00 PM
Any chance that ghost-patch eyes will be working again?
Test Subject
#93 Old 5th May 2015 at 5:00 PM
Tested and works with the latest May 4th patch. I have GTW and the game pack. 👍😊
Test Subject
#94 Old 29th May 2015 at 5:58 PM
I tried using zzz_Jawusa_EyeColorFIX_V3 with 5 extra eyes replacements, but it didn't work together. Jawusa fix only worked without replacement eyes. After I edited some things with s4pe I managed to make it work together.
Lab Assistant
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#95 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 5:26 PM
@majca_90 unless a patch has botched up the 5 extra replacements - yet again - (cannot test atm, would have to reinstall the game first), Jawusas fix is not required for my extra replacements (10-01-14_new-def-repl_withgenetics_fixed-agegender.rar to be more precise) seeing as they already contain the file edit from the get-go.
Test Subject
#96 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 12:30 AM
Still no update in sight available? I absolutely love your eyes and it's such a shame CC suffer so badly from patches.
Lab Assistant
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#97 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 10:19 PM
Rope has made a file that allows for the 5 extra colors to be displayed. You may find it here: http://simsontherope.tumblr.com/pos...g-how-blue-eyes
With this, all eye replacements (especially the 5 new ones introduced by EA which wouldn't show up) will be available for all genders.

- It unfortunately does not fix the issue where eyecolors of males are changed upon aging.
- It also doesn't fix that genetics are no longer working as intended since the patch completely destroyed the grey zone in which I operated in order to achieve them (if any of your parent sims has a non-default eyecolor, the offspring will inherit any of all possible eyecolors).

Apart from those setbacks, the eyes (together with Ropes fix) are still safe to use from what I can tell. Unfo, I currently have no idea how to fix the issues above and haven't dabbled with the Sims in general in the past weeks/months, so I would have to read into it anew first (though suppose the issue with the eyecolor changing upon aging is a bug from EAs side, so no idea how to fix that).
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#98 Old 23rd Jun 2015 at 12:59 AM
thank you
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#99 Old 1st Jul 2015 at 3:47 PM
Lovely! Thankyou for making this real!
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