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Truly Bald Hair (Both Genders, Almost All Ages!)

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 23rd Jul 2009 at 12:15 AM - Updated 23rd Jul 2009 at 4:40 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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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.
The anti-hair...

Despite having several "buzz cut" type hairs in the game, TS3 didn't have any truly bald hair except for toddlers. While you could simulate it by changing all the hair colours to the same as the skin, this would result in children with flesh-coloured hair. Not an ideal solution.

So at Pescado's request, I whipped up this super simple anti-hair. Just bald. No stubble, no fuzz, nothing - just a smooth hairless head.


Updated 23 July 09:

Fixed an error with the hair disappearing when sims were naked. Please redownload and allow the new file to overwrite the one in your Mods\Packages folder.


Details:
  • Truly custom hair - not a replacement! This will show up as a new item in CAS to choose. It will -not- be marked as custom content but will show up at the end of the list of default hairs (or mixed in with Store hair, if you have it). All thumbnails will look like an adult male (even for female children) - it's just an odd thumbnail, nothing to worry about.

  • Works properly for different body types (fit/fat/etc) and colour options (main/roots/highlights/tips). But of course, since it's a bald hair, the colour options won't make any difference. You will still be able to pass on the proper hair colour to kids though.

  • For almost all ages (child through elder). Toddlers already had bald hair, so I just did it for the remaining ones that didn't have it.

  • For both genders (male and female). Bald girls, bald boys, you pick.

  • May not be perfectly perfect. Only real issue with this one is the thumbnail looking like an adult male for everyone. Still works fine.


To install:

1. Download the rar file and extract the .package file from it. There's just one this time.

2. Install the .package files - recommended is use of the Helper Monkey!

3. Play! You shouldn't have to delete your cache files. Find the hair in Create a Sim for your new sims, or Change Appearance on a mirror for your existing ones.


Model credits:

Raymond by TummyZa, and Diana by me. Eyes are by me, face is by Aikea Guinea.


No requests, please...

I am definitely going to do more hair for TS3... but I have limited time I can spend on creating (darn that real life and need to sleep!), and plenty of existing plans on which hairs (and what type of hairs) I want to do first.

I have permission from Nouk to convert her hairs, I have my own hairs I made for TS2, and hairs from TS2 itself all that can be done, as well as perhaps some brand new styles I might do. Which is probably enough to keep me busy for a year!

I will mainly be focusing on shorter, more "masculine" styles for a while, as guys tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to hair. Any that are female or child appropriate will work for them, too. But with so much to do, I really don't take requests, suggestions, hints, or "ooh that'd be cool!" into consideration.


Huge thanks to:

DELPHY!! For slaving over figuring out non-replacement hair and for putting together a super easy to use tool to make it!

WES!! For his awesome Q-Mesh plugins for Milkshape!

All the awesome folks who figured out the file formats and gubbins to allow this to happen.

Polygon Counts:
One. Seriously. 1. One single poly.
Hair Style: Natural Colours
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Child Teen Young Adult Adult Elder

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
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TotallyBaldHair.rar

Size: 8.5 KB · Downloads: 49,069 · 23rd Jul 2009
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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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Test Subject
#2 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 12:24 AM
Yes! I've been waiting for something like this.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 12:35 AM
Thanks! Now i can have shiny headed sims :D
Inventor
#4 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 12:43 AM
Great job HP! Thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 12:52 AM
THANK YOU. It was rather silly that the game didn't have this simple addition to its hair selection.
Test Subject
#6 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 12:53 AM
Great Great Job!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 1:31 AM
Thanks! Great to see bald sims. :D

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Test Subject
#8 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 1:43 AM
I love you.
Fat Obstreperous Jerk
#9 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 1:45 AM
Huzzah. Because hair is for wimps! What does the one poly do?

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Test Subject
#10 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 1:45 AM
Its pretty cute that you include the polygon count. Thanks for the baldness!
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
#11 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 1:47 AM
Pescado: Easier to include a single poly "Hair" portion thats invisible, than to try and figure out how *not* to have hair at all. Way easier.

It might strain your graphics card though, so beware!

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Theorist
#12 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 1:56 AM
Thank you again. Your wonderful work is appreciated by us very much.

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 2:04 AM
Wow, sims are really egg-headedy, haha Thanks for this!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 2:27 AM
Yay for one poly hair! :D
Scholar
#15 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 2:32 AM
Can you make the poly count lower? this will lag my game! haha just kiddin xD
Just one question: Is the "head top" is now part of the body mesh?

PS: This is so great, yesterday I was trying to make a bald sim and I got mad cause EA didn't include this
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Original Poster
#16 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 2:34 AM
squall117 - The game automatically puts a scalp on all sims. That scalp can be textured in a variety of ways - that's how the stubble and buzz cut type hairs are done, by texturing the scalp. It's not part of the full body or the face, but a separate piece. This is just a no-texture version of the scalp, with a 1 poly placeholder.

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 2:44 AM
i just wanted to say thanks for all ur lovely creations i went to peggys site and i dont like the fact that u have to pay for most of the custom content if i wanted to pay i'd stick to the sims 3 site grrr on u paysites grrrr!!! by the way i love ur sim hes a sexy one aye

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Theorist
#18 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 3:24 AM
Thanks HP, these are very good.. I lolled at the 1 poly

I'm glad this isn't a paysite, I saw 2 hair meshes on peggy's site which were pay but I like your hairs so much. Thanks!
Test Subject
#19 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 3:41 AM
Finally I can uncross my fingers!
THANKS !!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 3:46 AM
Thanks for another great hair, or in this case non-hair. This should help me with the Destro Sim I'm working on.
Test Subject
#21 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 4:21 AM
I can't thank you enough for this! I've been doing the whole match the buzz cut to the skin color until now to make it look bald, but then you get kids with some ODD looking hair lol
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 4:31 AM
You always manage to crank out the best. Thanks again
Test Subject
#23 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 4:35 AM
It's nice to see some good guy hair or in this case lack there of. Now we just need some different facial hair and better sideburns.
Alchemist
#24 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 4:52 AM
Thank you! Now I gotta go (happily) edit my dome-headed Sims.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 5:20 AM
thank you so much! i was waiting for someone to come out with this so i can make a rusty venture sim. here's to hoping someone whips up a s'wheat goatee pretty soon!

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