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Frameless Rectangular Clear Glasses & Sunglasses, Men and Women Teen to Elder *UPDATE: New Recolourable Lenses Version

by Esmeralda Posted 16th Dec 2009 at 11:34 PM - Updated 16th Aug 2012 at 10:04 AM by EsmeraldaF : Added recolourable lenses version
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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.
UPDATE 10 AUGUST 2012: Added a new version of the glasses with recolourable lenses. Please note that these only produce a subtle, delicate tint, but still look nice. Now your sims can have rose-tinted glasses! See 4th pic below for an example.

Following a request for frameless rectangular glasses, here is a set in both clear and sunglass lenses for men and women.

They are for all ages from Teen to Elder. The sides and nosepiece are recolourable/repatternable. *NOTE: Create-A-Style shows two channels for this item for some reason, but only one channel needs to be selected to recolour the item.

In-game, the clear glasses make a nice accessory to a steampunk look:

(Hair in above pic is Oepu's Short Pulled Back Hair for Men - )

Below, the sunglasses version is being modelled in gold and, ever true to Cycl0n3's usual stylishness(?), a swirly green pattern.

And as per the above update regarding recolourable lenses, here is a shot depicting a nice rose tint:

With the recolourable lenses version, the strongest lens colour is obtained by setting the brightness slider in CaST all the way to the left (brightest) and the colour to its strongest and most saturated. The further to the right you move the brightness slider, the more the colour will fade. These particular lenses only have a delicate tint, so you will probably want to just keep it on the brightest setting.

Made with the fantabulous CTU:


Unzip one or both .zip files depending on whether you want clear or sunglasses or both, and copy the .package file(s) to your Mods\Packages folder. Each file is enabled for both men and women.

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 one or both of these styles useful!

Polygon Counts:
Frames: 428
Lenses: Clear 188, Sunglasses 112

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
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EsmeraldaF_FramelessGlassesRecolourableLensM+F, | Recolourable lenses version of the clear-lensed glasses (slight tint)

Size: 304.2 KB · Downloads: 6,270 · 10th Aug 2012
304.2 KB 6,270 10th Aug 2012

Size: 22.9 KB · Downloads: 18,142 · 16th Dec 2009
22.9 KB 18,142 16th Dec 2009

Size: 24.9 KB · Downloads: 21,828 · 16th Dec 2009
24.9 KB 21,828 16th Dec 2009
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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#2 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 1:11 AM
These look AWESOME in game!

I hope these get picked, because they are the sort of normal everyday thing that every simmer needs. No more thick plastic looking frames.

Thanks you!
Off to make Stephen Colbert...

Not buying TS4 until Terrain Sculpting is back and cheatless Split Levels are added!
Here's an idea: Stairs Pitch Slider.
"...We've always been at war with EAstasia."
#3 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 3:50 AM
I really like them...thank you!!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 10:45 AM
Real nice work, thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#5 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 7:02 PM
Finialy! these are what my glasses look like so im glad someone made some thanks :D
Test Subject
#6 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 8:02 PM
These look great, my sim had some like these in sims 2
#7 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 11:21 PM
So how many glasses you have made?
You can have your own shop if this is in real life
They're very nice, as always!

Btw that steampunk guy, he's pretty just like my elf Fallen
(I know he has different skin)
Field Researcher
#8 Old 19th Dec 2009 at 4:18 AM
I really don't download much now but these were too sorely needed to pass up, :-). They look great in game. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 23rd Dec 2009 at 2:03 AM
thank you
Test Subject
#10 Old 26th Dec 2009 at 6:07 PM
They're excellent bt personally i think they could be a bit smaller
Forum Resident
#11 Old 28th Dec 2009 at 11:10 PM
Thanks, I love those from Sims 2.

Life is moving too fast, I don't have the energy to keep up.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 31st Dec 2009 at 11:01 PM
Great, I love having glasses for my Sims!
Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Jan 2010 at 2:33 PM
Really nice!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 5th Feb 2010 at 7:57 PM
Normal glasses! Hurrah!
Test Subject
#15 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:36 AM
The female sim looks like Monica from friends! Love the glasses =]
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 21st Jul 2010 at 1:32 AM
thanks! the game glasses suck!

On another note... if you need some inspiration for other glasses, I'd love some like my absolutely beautiful new RL glasses....
They're Versus by Versace, this is a pic here
(bad pic I know)
The whole idea of having a separate colour on the inside of the frames is an interesting one... it throws light back onto the face and looks really cool :D

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Mad Poster
#17 Old 27th Aug 2010 at 4:19 AM
VERY sexy & chic! Thanks!
Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Oct 2010 at 4:50 PM
This is exactly what i came online to look for, thankyou!
Test Subject
#19 Old 17th Dec 2011 at 9:31 AM
I love you!!! Thank you!!! Finally, a normal-looking glasses that I know my sim will wear... and likewise I! I love you!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 16th Aug 2012 at 12:26 AM
These glasses look amazing...they're the only ones my sims wear, thank you! Now I can tint the lenses, yay!

Thanks again!
Test Subject
#21 Old 28th Dec 2012 at 1:27 PM
Nearly the same glasses as I have in real life and exactly what I was looking for.
Thank you.
#22 Old 18th Jan 2013 at 10:24 PM
Nice update! Thank you!
Test Subject
#23 Old 3rd Aug 2013 at 1:09 AM
Finally! Normal looking glasses!
#24 Old 20th May 2014 at 8:57 AM
They look great !
Test Subject
#25 Old 24th May 2014 at 7:03 PM
Handsome sunglasses
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