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TS4 Default Replacement Fixer - V3.0 10/12/2020, fixes default eyes, eyebrows, makeup, and skins broken by patches

by CmarNYC Posted 5th Jun 2020 at 7:14 PM - Updated 12th Oct 2020 at 11:02 PM by CmarNYC
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This is a very simple tool to fix default replacement eyes, eyebrows, makeup, and skins that were broken by the June 3 and Oct. 7 patches. Version 3.0 has been tested with human and alien eyes, brows, and skins.

To use, extract TS4DefaultsFixer_3_0_0_0.exe and DefaultCASPs.package from the zip to the same location and run TS4DefaultsFixer_3_0_0_0.exe. Select your default replacement package. When the tool is finished save as a new package with a new name. (Do not save over the original. In V3 it will rename the package if you try to save over the original.) Replace the original package with the new one in your Mods folder.

Now supports texture-only default replacements, both as fixed texture-only defaults or with CASPs. Will optionally remove shine if you choose the 'with CASPs' option. Texture-only will not show the CC wrench icon.

Mac users: This site has a collection of fixed eye replacements by creators who are no longer active. https://maxismatchccworld.tumblr.co...fixed-for-patch

Notes:

- I don't recommend using this on merged packages. Non-default items could be broken or become unusable in S4S or CAS Tools.
- Speaking of, the textures in texture-only packages fixed by this tool will be unreadable by any of the standard tools. Be sure to keep the original if you need to work with the package.
- Eye Shine Removers conflict with eye packages fixed by this tool with CASPs since they both replace the default eye color CASPs. You cannot use both. Shine removers should work with texture-only packages fixed with this tool.
- This is very quick and dirty, so please consider it to be beta-ish and report problems.
- Please save as a new package and keep the original just in case. Do not save with the same name as the original package - You'll get an error and it could ruin the original package. As of V3.0 this tool will rename the package if you try to save with the original name.
- Windows only, sorry.

Technical:

With the new patch the EA eye and makeup RLE2 textures are now empty and there's another resource (type 0x2BC04EDF, named LRLE) with the same instance number that afaik is a new type. CASPs that link to textures seem to be looking for the new resource type first and using an RLE2 only if it doesn't find one. Default replacements that link to the EA texture TGIs are overridden by the 0x2BC04EDF resource with the same instance. The fix is to link to a texture with a new, custom TGI. That's my guess, anyway, I could easily be wrong.

Thanks to Dustvy and Midnitetech for the info that RLE2 textures can be given the LRLE type and the game will read them correctly and use them over EA LRLE textures, so we can have texture-only replacements again, until EA breaks them again anyway.

Additional Credits:
Uses s4pi for package handling, source found here: https://github.com/s4ptacle/Sims4Tools/tree/develop

Updates:

Version 3.0, 10/12/2020:
- Updated with the ability to make texture-only packages.
- Now supports default skins.
- Optionally fix packages with CASPs (has CC wrench, conflicts with shine removers), or texture-only (no CC wrench, does not conflict).

Version 2.2, 8/4/2020:
- Updated for new version of CASP in knitting patch. Needed for default replacements created after the patch.

Version 2.0, 6/7/20:
- Name change!
- Added support for eyebrows, lipstick, eyeliner, blush, and eyeshadow.
- Added support for texture-only replacements by copying the corresponding EA CASP.
- Added optional shine removal.

Version 1.2, 6/5/20: Turned on compression so converted packages should now not be bigger than the original.

Version 1.1, 6/5/20: That didn't take long! Now supports secondary eye colors.

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Editors
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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
TS4DefaultsFixerSourceV3.0.zip | Source files, not needed to use the tool

Size: 551.2 KB · Downloads: 5,669 · 12th Oct 2020
551.2 KB 5,669 12th Oct 2020
TS4DefaultsFixer_3_0_0_0.zip | Extract both files to the same location and run TS4DefaultsFixer_3_0_0_0.exe

Size: 597.9 KB · Downloads: 16,454 · 12th Oct 2020
597.9 KB 16,454 12th Oct 2020
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
  • 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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Test Subject
#251 Old 2nd Apr 2021 at 6:23 PM
Default Default eyes are messed up
So I used the tool to fix my default eyes and they get replaced but then when i go into s4s i only have 3 swatches and i get a error also in game my sims eyes change to the one of the last 3 swatches and when i chnage it to another color that is not the last 3 colors the color does not stay at all how do i fix this problem?
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#252 Old 2nd Apr 2021 at 6:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by melanatedti
So I used the tool to fix my default eyes and they get replaced but then when i go into s4s i only have 3 swatches and i get a error also in game my sims eyes change to the one of the last 3 swatches and when i chnage it to another color that is not the last 3 colors the color does not stay at all how do i fix this problem?


Please upload the original and fixed packages.

Please do not PM me with mod, tutorial, or general modding questions or problems; post them in the thread for the mod or tutorial or post them in the appropriate forum.

Visit my blogs for other Sims content:
Online Sims - general mods for Sims 3
Offline Sims - adult mods for Sims 3 and Sims 4
Test Subject
#253 Old 2nd Apr 2021 at 9:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CmarNYC
Please upload the original and fixed packages.

I did that and it still does that I even made a entire new package file with a new set of eyes and it still did that
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#254 Old 2nd Apr 2021 at 11:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by melanatedti
I did that and it still does that I even made a entire new package file with a new set of eyes and it still did that


No. Please upload the original package and your fixed package here so I can take a look at them. I have no way of telling what the problem might be without seeing the packages.

Please do not PM me with mod, tutorial, or general modding questions or problems; post them in the thread for the mod or tutorial or post them in the appropriate forum.

Visit my blogs for other Sims content:
Online Sims - general mods for Sims 3
Offline Sims - adult mods for Sims 3 and Sims 4
Test Subject
#255 Old 3rd Apr 2021 at 12:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CmarNYC
No. Please upload the original package and your fixed package here so I can take a look at them. I have no way of telling what the problem might be without seeing the packages.
its giving me a error when i upload them actually
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#257 Old 3rd Apr 2021 at 12:27 PM


You have to put packages in a zip file to upload them here.

The original package is a mix of EA default replacements and 3 custom colors. You must have used the 'texture only' option, which gave you a set of default replacements of the textures and those 3 custom colors. Only the custom colors have a CASP and show up in S4S (and in CAS with a wrench icon) but in the Warehouse tab you can see the list of 'LRLE' textures. You get an error in S4S because this tool was made before the LRLE image format was cracked and gets around EA's conversion to LRLE by labelling RLE2 images as LRLE, which S4S can't handle. If you really want to work with those three colors, use CAS Tools.

This tool is outdated now, and I'll make a new version that does a real conversion to LRLE when I get to it.

I didn't see your problem of colors changing themselves. Please explain step by step what you did in CAS and the game that resulted in that error.

Please do not PM me with mod, tutorial, or general modding questions or problems; post them in the thread for the mod or tutorial or post them in the appropriate forum.

Visit my blogs for other Sims content:
Online Sims - general mods for Sims 3
Offline Sims - adult mods for Sims 3 and Sims 4
Test Subject
#258 Old 3rd Apr 2021 at 2:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CmarNYC
You have to put packages in a zip file to upload them here.

The original package is a mix of EA default replacements and 3 custom colors. You must have used the 'texture only' option, which gave you a set of default replacements of the textures and those 3 custom colors. Only the custom colors have a CASP and show up in S4S (and in CAS with a wrench icon) but in the Warehouse tab you can see the list of 'LRLE' textures. You get an error in S4S because this tool was made before the LRLE image format was cracked and gets around EA's conversion to LRLE by labelling RLE2 images as LRLE, which S4S can't handle. If you really want to work with those three colors, use CAS Tools.

This tool is outdated now, and I'll make a new version that does a real conversion to LRLE when I get to it.

I didn't see your problem of colors changing themselves. Please explain step by step what you did in CAS and the game that resulted in that error.
so when I usually go into cas I randomize my sims and there eye color usually changes but they only change to those 3 colors at the end. Then when I select another color and save the sims there eye color change again
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#259 Old 3rd Apr 2021 at 4:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by melanatedti
so when I usually go into cas I randomize my sims and there eye color usually changes but they only change to those 3 colors at the end. Then when I select another color and save the sims there eye color change again


Randomization, changing an existing sim in CAS and going back to the game, and saving and then loading a household in CAS work fine in my game with the eye color saved correctly, so I can't help. Maybe there's another mod causing your problems.

Please do not PM me with mod, tutorial, or general modding questions or problems; post them in the thread for the mod or tutorial or post them in the appropriate forum.

Visit my blogs for other Sims content:
Online Sims - general mods for Sims 3
Offline Sims - adult mods for Sims 3 and Sims 4
Test Subject
#260 Old 5th Apr 2021 at 4:39 AM
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Originally Posted by CmarNYC
Randomization, changing an existing sim in CAS and going back to the game, and saving and then loading a household in CAS work fine in my game with the eye color saved correctly, so I can't help. Maybe there's another mod causing your problems.

Ok so what should i do when trying to fix them because now the last 3 are showing up and the other colors are the regular EA eyes.
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#261 Old 5th Apr 2021 at 9:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by melanatedti
Ok so what should i do when trying to fix them because now the last 3 are showing up and the other colors are the regular EA eyes.


The other colors were the replacements and everything seemed to work fine in my game. Did you change something? If you want to upload your package again I'll take a look.

Please do not PM me with mod, tutorial, or general modding questions or problems; post them in the thread for the mod or tutorial or post them in the appropriate forum.

Visit my blogs for other Sims content:
Online Sims - general mods for Sims 3
Offline Sims - adult mods for Sims 3 and Sims 4
Test Subject
#262 Old 5th Apr 2021 at 3:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CmarNYC
The other colors were the replacements and everything seemed to work fine in my game. Did you change something? If you want to upload your package again I'll take a look.
Ok. So when I do the fix which one do I use ?
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Lavishsims_Default_Replacement_eyes.rar (160.9 KB, 21 downloads)
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#263 Old 5th Apr 2021 at 4:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by melanatedti
Ok. So when I do the fix which one do I use ?


What do you mean which one? You attached the original package. If that's what you're using in your game, the replacements will not show up. You should be using the fixed version. I explained that the fixed version works fine in my game when I saved a sim. If you're still having problems with it you can try fixing it with the 'With CASPs" option. If that doesn't help, maybe another mod is causing the problems or something's wrong with your game; I really don't know. Or do you mean you're trying to fix them some other way?

If you need more help, please upload the package you're actually using in your game and a complete description of what's not working. If the colors aren't saving or whatever, please describe EXACTLY what you did step by step in case you're doing something I didn't test.

Please do not PM me with mod, tutorial, or general modding questions or problems; post them in the thread for the mod or tutorial or post them in the appropriate forum.

Visit my blogs for other Sims content:
Online Sims - general mods for Sims 3
Offline Sims - adult mods for Sims 3 and Sims 4
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#264 Old 17th Jun 2021 at 12:42 AM
Hello! I hope everyone is well. I have not played TS4 in a very looong time. Please, is it still necessary to have DR eyes fixed? And if so, is it ok to use this tool with patch 1.75+?
Thank you!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#265 Old 18th Jun 2021 at 2:32 AM
thanks
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