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Glowing Wraparound Cyber Glasses for Men and Women, Teen-Elder

by Esmeralda Posted 24th Oct 2009 at 9:31 PM - Updated 28th Sep 2012 at 11:25 AM by EsmeraldaF
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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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All credits and thanks go to Delphy for his discovery on how to play around with the properties of sunglass lenses in TS3.

As a result, here is an unusual new pair of shades for both men and women: cyber-style wraparounds with glowing lenses.

They are enabled for all ages from Teen to Elder, and are recolourable and repatternable.

They glow well even in full light, and for a look at them in-game in dim lighting, here's Cycl0n3 Sw0rd looking the spookiest you're ever likely to see him, plus a pal of his looking fairly spooky even in flower-patterned shades. As you can see, even from a distance they still glow pretty fiercely.

There is one snag, though. If you have a low-end graphics card/chip, you won't be able to get the glowing effect. The above screenies were taken on my main PC which has a GeForce 8500 series card, a fairly average spec. But in the below pic, the shot on the left was taken on a laptop with the very low-end Intel GM945 chip (which is actually below spec for TS3 anyway) running on low sim detail and low texture detail, so it's the worst case scenario, and the shot on the right is from a MacBook with Intel X31000 graphics running on high sim detail and high texture detail, which is notably better but still not high-spec enough.

As you see, the radiant glow effect is not there. However, the glasses do still look good, like a sort of bright mirrored effect:

Made with the CTU (, and helpful advice from Delphy!


Unzip the .zip file, and copy the .package file to your Mods\Packages folder. You only need the one file for both men and women, as it is enabled for both.

If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here:

Thank you for looking and I hope you'll find these fun!

Polygon Counts:
488 - frames
168 - lenses

Accessory Type: Sunglasses
Age: 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.

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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 9:36 PM
OMFG I love them!
Geat Job!
#3 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 9:37 PM
These are pretty spiffy!
#4 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 9:46 PM
Very cool! I really like them!
#5 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 9:47 PM
Wow! Even if I won't download this, I'm in shock!
Thanks for sharing!
Zombie Socks
#6 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 9:49 PM
Glowing cyberman glasses? How can I say no!

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#7 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 10:53 PM
- is traumatized by the utter awesomeness of this download -

"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure"

Yet another Tumblr
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
#8 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 11:47 PM
I'm still working on trying to change the glow colour but the closest I came was with the plumbob shader, but that was rotated 90 degrees. Oh and it was purple, but that was my fault.

Even so, nice glasses.

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 12:09 AM
Nice glasses! They look epic.
Test Subject
#10 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 12:40 AM
These are amazing! Thank you. :D
Test Subject
#11 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 1:37 AM
idk why but these made me do a double take i thought it was some sort of weird photoshop but now im basking in the glow of the awesomeness..i will download..thank you sir lol
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 2:35 AM
dang these awesome! cant wait to try these out
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 4:51 AM
Very cool! Thank you
Test Subject
#14 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 5:24 AM
OMG, this is fantasy!! Thank you!!
I wish I could make earrings shining like this
Test Subject
#15 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 6:02 AM
This one will be interesting to use with my ghost simmies... More glow for glowy ghosts :D
Test Subject
#16 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 9:19 AM
hmm...not working for me? My graphics can handle TS3 fine with the highest detail...
I have a nVidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 driver, if that's any use.

too bad...
Mad Poster
#17 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 9:54 AM
Wow, stunning and so gorgeous
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#18 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 10:04 AM
Originally Posted by SammyE89
hmm...not working for me? My graphics can handle TS3 fine with the highest detail...
I have a nVidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 driver, if that's any use.

too bad...

By 'not working' do you just mean not glowing? I'm not familiar with that GeForce model, so Googled it, and it seems it's an integrated onboard chip as opposed to a card, and was not intended as a gaming chip. So although it may be powerful enough to run TS3 with high detail, it's probably lacking extra features needed to produce effects such as the glowing effect on the lenses (maybe to do with pixel shaders? I'm not sure). That's the problem I had with the MacBook - it can do high detail, but not the glow.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 10:40 AM
love it love it love it love it!


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Forum Resident
#20 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 10:50 AM
wow Esmeralda this is amazing!thank you so much for all hard work! thanx Delphy also! awesome work, ccan't wait to try it in my game
Field Researcher
#21 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 11:50 AM
#22 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 12:55 PM
your glasses make me feel so much, heres a few thoughts:

(O).(O) wOwwie !

...mmm, shiney.

Ah , I blind yet I still can't look away!

I have many uses for this ! many thank-yous!
Test Subject
#23 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 1:12 PM
this is really cool, if i had only a dj boot i would make the best club of riverview:O
Field Researcher
#24 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 2:27 PM
How novel! These are truly great. Can'yt wait to see more awesome glowiness.

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Test Subject
#25 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 5:47 PM
Great work! Thanks for sharing this idea with us!
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