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Glass Wings - All Ages

by Esmeralda Posted 11th Nov 2014 at 4:29 PM - Updated 22nd Jan 2018 at 7:51 PM by Esmeralda : Added toddler version by Yunanesca
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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.
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***UPDATED WITH TODDLER VERSION, JANUARY 22 2018: A big THANK YOU to the very helpful Yunanesca, who has now made a conversion of the wings for Toddlers.
Grab them from the Files tab. Now all ages can have wings!***
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This is a conversion of my TS3 Recolourable Glass Wings. They are for males and females from Toddler to Elder, coming in three separate files, one for Children, one for Teen-Elder, and one for Toddlers. In game, they're found in CAS under Glasses, with a custom thumbnail depicting a wing, and contain 18 swatches for 18 different preset colours and patterns. (So please note that your sim will be unable to wear glasses if they are wearing the wings.)

They're categorised for all standard outfits, and remember that you need to go into every category and apply them in each one, in order for your sim to always be wearing them no matter what category of clothes they change into. (But, note that they don't stay on when Nude.) They are not enabled for Random, so you shouldn't get townies generated with wings.

They come in three different styles: Monarch Butterfly pattern, Solid colour with a patterned border, and Solid with no border. In the below pic, the first two rows show the Butterfly pattern in six different colour combinations, and the bottom row shows the solid-bordered style in two variations, plus a Solid wing with a multicolour Art Deco-style pattern applied to it.



The solid colour variation is especially useful for those who don't have good graphics and for whom patterned items can look blurry. The solid colours included are, as below, blue, red, yellow/gold, light green, dark green, pink, white, black, and a distressed brown in case you have Steampunk fairies or some kind of supernatural character with leathery wings:



In-game, a faerie family enjoys a frolic in their pool while their mixologist cousin makes juice on the rocks.



And as of January 2018, thanks to Yunanesca's toddler conversion, now toddlers can have wings too.



Recolouring: Now that we no longer have CaST, it's hard to guess what colours or patterns every player would like these wings to come in, so I've supplied recolour templates so that you can make recolours yourself. And as I've said in a couple of other uploads, I'm so pleased that we can recolour glass quickly and easily in TS4!

The three templates for the three different styles are in the 'Recolour templates for wings' zip file on the Download tab. The solid ones are very easy to recolour, just requiring a bucket fill in the rectangular square these wings are mapped to. The Solid Bordered ones are almost as easy - just apply the colour of your choice to the inner colour mask area (in yellow), and another colour or a pattern to the outer mask area (in red). But the Butterfly pattern requires more patience to get right, and I've attached it as a .bmp file to save the loss of quality from my original .psd file - saving it as .jpg like I did with the two others, makes it go too pixellated. The bmp file also contains the alpha channel, so you can see what the alpha looks like and you can play around with making it lighter or darker for more or less transparency.

Original TS3 version here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=487123

Thanks for looking, hope you'll find these useful for your supernatural folk.


INSTALLATION:
Unzip the zip file and move the .package files to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder.


Polygon Counts:
1348 polys (each set)

Additional Credits:
Made with Sims 4 Studio and Blender.
Thank you again to Yunanesca for the toddler conversion!
Tags: #wings, #glass, #butterfly, #fairy, #faerie, #fae

Accessory Type: Glasses Sunglasses Misc
Age: Child Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Gender: Male Female

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Yunanesca_EsmeraldaGlassWingsToddlerConversion.zip | *NEW* Toddler conversion by Yunanesca

Size: 395.8 KB · Downloads: 13,816 · 22nd Jan 2018
395.8 KB 13,816 22nd Jan 2018
Esmeralda_Recolour templates for wings.zip | Recolor templates for all three styles of wings

Size: 56.0 KB · Downloads: 34,774 · 11th Nov 2014
56.0 KB 34,774 11th Nov 2014
Esmeralda_GlassWings.zip | 2 packages - Teens-Elders, and Children. SEE BELOW for separate file with new Toddlers version

Size: 872.0 KB · Downloads: 48,666 · 11th Nov 2014
872.0 KB 48,666 11th Nov 2014
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 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
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#26 Old 4th Jan 2015 at 12:03 PM
so cool!
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#27 Old 13th Jan 2015 at 7:42 PM
Make feathery ones thanks for these ones
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#28 Old 13th Jan 2015 at 7:42 PM
Make feathery ones thanks for these ones
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#29 Old 13th Jan 2015 at 7:42 PM
Make feathery ones thanks for these ones
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#30 Old 13th Jan 2015 at 7:42 PM
Make feathery ones thanks for these ones
Field Researcher
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#31 Old 28th Jan 2015 at 3:46 PM
Thanks so much for this I have been wanting it since I got the sims 4! Thanks for the templates also! Very nice of you
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#32 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 5:45 AM
Thank you so much for the wings!!
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#33 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 12:02 PM
I cannot find them in my game. Please reply back soon. :-)
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#34 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 1:45 PM
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Originally Posted by svckmeoff
I cannot find them in my game. Please reply back soon. :-)

They are in the Glasses section in CAS, with a thumbnail as below:
Attached Images
 
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#35 Old 31st Jan 2015 at 9:39 PM
Thanks you so much! these are so nice and i cant wait to use them for my new lets play sims !
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#36 Old 5th Feb 2015 at 2:12 PM
s beutiful
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#37 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 2:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Esmeralda
They are in the Glasses section in CAS, with a thumbnail as below:


i don't know how to downlode from this website. can you help me plz?
you have video to expline?
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#38 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 3:02 PM
thanks you! but i don't know how to downlode from this web, can you tell me how???? plz!!!!
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#39 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 7:23 PM
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Originally Posted by lihi12312
i don't know how to downlode from this website. can you help me plz?
you have video to expline?

Click on the tab called 'Files', then click on the name of the file (Esmeralda_GlassWings.zip). It will then automatically download to your PC. I don't have a video to explain how to do that, sorry. If you still have questions on how to download files, please ask in the Help forum: http://www.modthesims.info/forumdisplay.php?f=691
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#40 Old 16th Feb 2015 at 11:04 AM
These look very nice indeed. Now, I just need to locate some "devil wings" for my more evil sims. I will note however that putting them in the "classes" slot is a rather odd decision. I would expect them to be in the body accessories perhaps using the necklace slot, about 90% of my sims wear glasses so this is a huge drawback for me.
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#41 Old 16th Feb 2015 at 11:33 AM Last edited by Esmeralda : 20th Feb 2015 at 9:46 AM. Reason: typo
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Originally Posted by anarchyinc
These look very nice indeed. Now, I just need to locate some "devil wings" for my more evil sims. I will note however that putting them in the "classes" slot is a rather odd decision. I would expect them to be in the body accessories perhaps using the necklace slot, about 90% of my sims wear glasses so this is a huge drawback for me.

It was not 'a rather odd decision', it was a very good one. You are not to know this since you don't make cc yourself, but the part of TS4's CAS texture composite allocated to accessories is very, VERY tiny, unlike in TS3 where accessories could use a quite large texture. I in fact originally cloned the wings as accessories, putting their texture into the tiny accessories template, but the wings had such a blurry texture in-game due to the tiny texture being stretched so much, that it would have been unacceptable to the majority of players. So I re-cloned them as glasses, because the texture allocated to glasses, although small, is not near-microscopic like necklaces and other accessories. It still resulted in a less sharp texture than I wanted, but looks just about acceptable in-game. Unfortunately, we all have to make compromises in TS4 which are not always ideal. HTH!
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#42 Old 19th Feb 2015 at 10:56 PM
Hey there thanks so much for this mod However, I'm having this strangle little problem- the game can't seem to save my sims if they have the glass wings on. It won't even save to "My Library". Every time I want to save my sims, I have to take the fairy wings off. Has anyone else ever had this problem, and is there a way to fix it?
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#43 Old 20th Feb 2015 at 9:39 AM Last edited by Esmeralda : 20th Feb 2015 at 9:52 AM.
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Hey there thanks so much for this mod However, I'm having this strangle little problem- the game can't seem to save my sims if they have the glass wings on. It won't even save to "My Library". Every time I want to save my sims, I have to take the fairy wings off. Has anyone else ever had this problem, and is there a way to fix it?

Everybody has this problem, with ALL cc, not just the wings. In one of the game's recent update patches, EA stupidly changed the game so that we can no longer see any sims we save wearing cc in My Library unless we enable online access from within our game and connect to the online Gallery. When you're online, in your Library you'll see a box you can click called something like 'Show custom content'. You will only see this if you're online - there is no way to access it offline. Once you're online, all the sims you saved which you couldn't see before, should now be visible. Sims wearing these wings (and all other cc) saved fine for me before EA made that ridiculous move.

All you can do now is save your sims wearing no cc, so that they do show up in your Library offline, and then add the wings and/or other cc when you're ready to move them into a house. Once they're in a house, then when you save your game the sim will be saved wearing the cc. (ETA: That is, they will be saved wearing the cc in the house, in your Save Game - not in the Library.)
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#44 Old 22nd Feb 2015 at 1:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Esmeralda
Everybody has this problem, with ALL cc, not just the wings. In one of the game's recent update patches, EA stupidly changed the game so that we can no longer see any sims we save wearing cc in My Library unless we enable online access from within our game and connect to the online Gallery. When you're online, in your Library you'll see a box you can click called something like 'Show custom content'. You will only see this if you're online - there is no way to access it offline. Once you're online, all the sims you saved which you couldn't see before, should now be visible. Sims wearing these wings (and all other cc) saved fine for me before EA made that ridiculous move.

All you can do now is save your sims wearing no cc, so that they do show up in your Library offline, and then add the wings and/or other cc when you're ready to move them into a house. Once they're in a house, then when you save your game the sim will be saved wearing the cc. (ETA: That is, they will be saved wearing the cc in the house, in your Save Game - not in the Library.)

Oh thank you Yes, I did notice the same problem when I downloaded another mod. Thank you for explaining this
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#45 Old 3rd Mar 2015 at 5:00 AM
I need help? I downloaded the mod properly and it showed up once I launched the game to say that I did download it, I clicked the check to accept, and I went to glasses but they are no where to be found? Do I need to be online to see them?
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#46 Old 3rd Mar 2015 at 9:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Cynalia
I need help? I downloaded the mod properly and it showed up once I launched the game to say that I did download it, I clicked the check to accept, and I went to glasses but they are no where to be found? Do I need to be online to see them?

You don't need to be online to see them. I play offline and they're visible in the Glasses section. I have heard of this kind of problem happening to other players with other cc, though, where things show up in the game's opening screen that shows you what cc you have installed but then don't appear in the game.

But unfortunately I don't know what the solution is, as I've never had the problem - it might be something to do with the directory path to where your cc is. You'll need to ask about the 'cc in the opening menu but not showing up in game' problem in the Help forum, or see if someone has already posted a thread asking about it there - there's a good chance someone already has.
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#47 Old 3rd Mar 2015 at 9:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Esmeralda
You don't need to be online to see them. I play offline and they're visible in the Glasses section. I have heard of this kind of problem happening to other players with other cc, though, where things show up in the game's opening screen that shows you what cc you have installed but then don't appear in the game.

But unfortunately I don't know what the solution is, as I've never had the problem - it might be something to do with the directory path to where your cc is. You'll need to ask about the 'cc in the opening menu but not showing up in game' problem in the Help forum, or see if someone has already posted a thread asking about it there - there's a good chance someone already has.

I finally found out what happened! Thanks, even if you weren't sure about the problem for responding, haha.
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#48 Old 9th Mar 2015 at 12:13 AM
I loved them so much, I did some recolors but with DDS format in Sims Studio, and they all look solid without the transparency, what did I do wrong?? Thank you a lot for these beautiful wings.
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#49 Old 9th Mar 2015 at 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by AlineFrrr
I loved them so much, I did some recolors but with DDS format in Sims Studio, and they all look solid without the transparency, what did I do wrong?? Thank you a lot for these beautiful wings.

It sounds like either you made the alpha white rather than grey like it needs to be (as is the case with the .bmp file included in the recolour templates zip file), or you saved it in DXT1 format, which has no alpha channel. You need to open the .bmp file in Photoshop or similar program that has alpha channels, do your recolour and then save it as "DXT5 ARGB 8 bpp | interpolated alpha" in order to preserve the grey alpha. (Be sure you also have the .dds Save screen set up to 'Generate Mipmaps' and 'All'.)

Hope that helps you get the recolours working, and glad you like the wings!
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#50 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 4:31 AM
COOL!!! THANK U!!! XD XD XD
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