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Picked upload! "Watercolour" - Ultra Small Realistic Contacts

by Elexis Posted 13th Aug 2012 at 10:39 AM
106 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Hello!

So, a lot of people have been asking me to upload eyes that I use on my Sims. I would have done it a long time ago, if not my laziness and the borky eye-whites that I could never get right
These contacts have much smaller irises and pupils than EA eyes, custom sclera mask has some more heavy shading on it, so they are great for realistic Sims (celebrities, real life people, etc..).
There are so many great contacts available already, so don't expect anything super awesome

They named after another ossim song, you can watch the video of it, featuring the great ferromagnetic liquid in it, on YouTube. Hey, you can learn some physics and chemistry from it, lol

Important info:

- Contacts are available for all ages (excluding babies).
- Both genders.
- Can be found in CAS > Makeup > Face Overlays.
- 4 recolorable channels: base iris color, outline color, inner ring color and eye-whites (sclera).
- Custom thumbnails are included.


Do not upload to other sites!

These are not default replacements!
There won't be a default replacement version due to the painted sparkles and iris size. Replacements would require to remove the sparkles so they won't be merged on one color (defaults can have one 1 recolorable channel) and these don't look good without the sparkles. Iris size is very small, so they are not vampire-friendly.
I recommend using the HQ mod for using these contacts.

Thanks and comments are welcome!

CC used:

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
WatercolourContactsByElexis.rar 804.3 KB 105,831 13th Aug 2012
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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#26 Old 17th Aug 2012 at 8:40 AM
I love those, they are so pretty <3 You know I've waited so long for these too be uploaded, because everytime I downloaded something from you I was like: omg, I love those eyes. And then I look at the credits and saw it were unreleased eyes from you and I was like: Aww no! Why? So I was really disappointed and I kept checking your uploads. So this made my day
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#27 Old 17th Aug 2012 at 10:34 AM
It's simply gr8.....! thnx a ton
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#28 Old 17th Aug 2012 at 8:43 PM
I think these are beautiful contacts! Very cute!
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#29 Old 17th Aug 2012 at 10:06 PM
They look very realistic indeed! Thank you, I will use them much!
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#30 Old 18th Aug 2012 at 7:38 AM
"Don't expect anything super awesome"?!? Seriously?! These are the prettiest contacts I have ever seen! AND they look just as good in game as in CAS! Thanks so much!
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#31 Old 20th Aug 2012 at 11:35 AM
Beautiful ! I always wanted realistic and small eyes!
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#32 Old 2nd Sep 2012 at 7:26 PM
Really realistic, thanks
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#33 Old 5th Sep 2012 at 6:09 PM
These are the best contacts i've ever seen! And they look prefect in game! But please can you update your Ephemera eyeliner link, it appears to be broken
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#34 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 11:11 AM
so pretty love them!!
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#35 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 9:44 PM
Looks fantastic!
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#36 Old 19th Sep 2012 at 7:31 AM
Elexis, again, I must applaud your work. I know that these must have taken an insane amount of work to perfect... Might I ask what tools you used? I am mostly interested in how you got the file to package up properly, and if you could forward me to somewhere that explains how I can package up a mod to work, without using broken software like TSR Workshop??? Anyways, I am most definitely popping this into my game! Sucks that I won't see it unless I restart my game (running it in the background right now :P), which takes way too long... Lol.
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#37 Old 19th Sep 2012 at 1:52 PM
Thank for this contacts...soo..i don't have the HQ Mod but it works good without this.
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#38 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 9:29 AM
that is a beautiful contacts. Love it!!
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#39 Old 22nd Sep 2012 at 11:28 AM
Why don't you make them defaults?
theyre great!
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#40 Old 24th Sep 2012 at 1:36 AM
Wow! Nice, so pretty and realistic, I will probably use these more than defaults
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#41 Old 23rd Oct 2012 at 7:20 AM
they look awesome!
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#42 Old 11th Nov 2012 at 5:46 PM
sooo pretty!!!
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#43 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 10:27 PM
They look wonderful in game! Thank you! (:
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#44 Old 21st Nov 2012 at 1:14 PM
Very pretty, can't wait to use in-game. =]
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#45 Old 5th Dec 2012 at 9:34 PM
Gorgeous! Thanks so much! Any chance you'll release a default version? :D
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#46 Old 7th Dec 2012 at 10:20 AM
Amazing eyes, but for some reason the game displays only three options instead of six (at least judging from the screenshot provided there should be six different colors). I put the file in packages folder in Documents. Am I doing something wrong here?
Thanks in advance.
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#47 Old 10th Dec 2012 at 2:34 PM
I am literally distraught that I can't have these as default replacements, haha. Thanks for sharing!
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#48 Old 11th Dec 2012 at 1:44 AM
Gwairen, there are only 3 presets included in the package, the other colours shown in the picture are just for showing the recolorable channels better. I always include 3 presets with almost everything I make, since 3 look the best in the CC catalog. Other colour options are just simple colour changes which you can achieve by changing the colours yourself
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About the defaults. I've tried to make these as defaults, but due to the white parts on the iris they looked bad. Defaults in game have only one channel and these contacts look best when using different colours. They are also very small, which makes them incompatible with vampires and lycans.

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#49 Old 21st Dec 2012 at 8:43 AM
Hey nice eyes love them, how do i get the HQ Mod can someone please help me thanxs
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#50 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 12:29 AM
They're Gorgeous! Thank you!
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