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Heterochromia (redownload / 20 OCT '19)

by Nopke Posted 10th Dec 2017 at 10:09 AM - Updated 2nd Sep 2020 at 3:28 PM by Nopke : links
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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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Heterochromia is a condition of having two different colored eyes.

This is a set of accessory eyes for both genders and all age groups except of babies. The accessory eyes cover Sims' eyes (left or right, you can recognize it by the file name) but they aren't static – they move and behave just like ordinary eyes. You can find them in the glasses section. They are layerable – you can use them also with other accessories and glasses. They're base-game compatible.

Update (20 Oct 2019): Fixed a bug that causes disappearance of eyes, brows, make-up, beard, glasses and other accessories of a Sim wearing a heterochromia accessory, every time you change appearance of that Sim using a mirror or a hack. Please redownload and reinstall all the files of the heterochromia accessories you're using. After that, delete Accessory.cache from your game save folder (Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2 or Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection). You also have to recreate or update* your recolors. Unfortunately, all the Sims wearing heterochromia accessories need to have reapplied them after you update the files. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
* To update a recolor, open its file in SimPE and edit every Mesh Overlay XML (XMOL) resource: change the value of override0subset from face to eye (in the Plugin View tab).


They come in 13 colors:
  • simNopke-heterochromiaXXX-baseGame: brown, green, gray, dark blue, light blue, alien
  • simNopke-heterochromiaXXX-eps: vampire (Nightlife); lycan, lycan alien (Pets); plantsim, wilted plantsim (Seasons); bigfoot (Bon Voyage); genie (Free Time)
They use in-game textures, so there are two things you should remember: you need an expansion pack that contains the texture of a certain color in order to be able to see it properly, and if you have default replacement eyes or supernatural skin textures, these accessories will be using them instead of using Maxis textures. Of course, you may create your own custom colors in Bodyshop as well.




Polygon counts
Each mesh has 9 faces and 9 vertices.

Known bugs
These accessories sometimes don't adapt well to untypical eye shapes, causing overlap or strange iris deformation. They also move in CaS even though they shouldn't.


Credits
Amalia81
Ciastko
Chiklia
jfade (The Compressorizer!)
Nysha
WesHowe (UniMesh plugins and brighter Bodyshop)
Creators of SimPe

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 2
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simNopke-heterochromiaRight-eps.zip

Size: 19.4 KB · Downloads: 3,349 · 20th Oct 2019
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simNopke-heterochromiaRight-baseGame.zip

Size: 16.6 KB · Downloads: 3,485 · 20th Oct 2019
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simNopke-heterochromiaRight-meshes.zip

Size: 10.5 KB · Downloads: 3,691 · 20th Oct 2019
10.5 KB 3,691 20th Oct 2019
simNopke-heterochromiaLeft-eps.zip

Size: 19.4 KB · Downloads: 3,466 · 20th Oct 2019
19.4 KB 3,466 20th Oct 2019
simNopke-heterochromiaLeft-baseGame.zip

Size: 16.5 KB · Downloads: 3,707 · 20th Oct 2019
16.5 KB 3,707 20th Oct 2019
simNopke-heterochromiaLeft-meshes.zip

Size: 10.7 KB · Downloads: 4,096 · 20th Oct 2019
10.7 KB 4,096 20th Oct 2019
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 10th Dec 2017 at 6:08 PM
Thank you!!! Thank you!!!!!! You are GREAT!!!!! :333
I'll try right now :DDDD
Test Subject
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#3 Old 11th Dec 2017 at 9:14 PM
I love this so much! As someone with heterochromia, I've always wished my sims could too! Thank you
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 11th Dec 2017 at 9:18 PM
Yes!! Thank you! My boyfriend has heterochromia and was upset when I couldn't make his simself realistic! I just showed him this and he's so happy!!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 16th Dec 2017 at 11:33 PM
awesome! I've wanted something like this for a long time, it's weird that pets can have heterochromia and human/-oid sims can't
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 19th Dec 2017 at 11:08 AM
It's great! Thank you so much!
Inventor
#7 Old 8th Jan 2018 at 8:20 AM Last edited by Sims2Christain : 12th Feb 2018 at 8:25 AM. Reason: Typos
Default Blocky Vampire Eyes
So all of the eyes work great except for the vampire ones, from a distance they appear just black and scrolling towards the sims eye the black fades and an eye that is quite pixeliated comes through.
the texture appears but it is blocky instead of smooth like the normal maxis eyes and all the other heterochromia eyes. I'd send you a comparison picture but I am currently not in game. redownloading didn't fix the issue and I have yet to pull all my vampire hacks to see if they're the cause. the ones i've pulled so far don't appear to have caused the issue. I'm very confused as this does not happen to the werewolves even though I also have new default eyes for them.

Solved
Default replacement CC was the cause.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 12th Feb 2018 at 7:33 PM Last edited by Nopke : 13th Feb 2018 at 9:30 AM.
@Sims2Christain I've checked it, but I forgot to reply. I'm sorry. I haven't observed any issues while using the original maxis texture. I guess the vampire defaults you're using have broken mipmaps. But since I haven't seen those, I can't be sure.

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Inventor
#9 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 7:39 AM
I found the culprit long ago and it was vampiredefaultnoredeyes by TSN. No small wonder as to why it wasn't working correctly. interesting glitch that it caused though
Just Conflicting CC.

No need to be sorry, I just need to check mod compatibility and remove obselete mods more often. Thanks for making the eyes, so many new stories and thanks for looking on your end.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 9:35 AM
So that bug occured just because there was no proper texture for vampire eyes. Thanks for your reply.

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Inventor
#11 Old 6th Feb 2019 at 10:40 AM Last edited by Anhaeyn : 6th Feb 2019 at 11:56 AM.
@Nopke Any idea why plantsim, wilted plantsim, lycan, lycan alien and vampire eyes are white, instead of showing eye color? Genie, alien and bigfoot eyes are working fine, vampire ones before were working too. I have UC, mentioned above eyes weren't working with installed defaults and aren't working even after removing these defaults.
Pic: https://i.imgur.com/1er9iEk.jpg
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 6th Feb 2019 at 3:45 PM
@Anhaeyn Defaults with empty eyes cause that. I guess you need to delete the Accessory.cache file from Documents\EA Games\The Simsâ„¢ 2 Ultimate Collection after you remove defaults to refresh textures.

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Inventor
#13 Old 6th Feb 2019 at 9:55 PM
@Nopke what do you mean by empty eyes?
I've deleted cache files (I always do), also installed different set of defaults, reinstalled this mod and still nothing.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 7th Feb 2019 at 9:23 AM
@Anhaeyn I mean defaults that leave Sims' original eyes visible, like this.
Are you sure you've removed all default replacement skins of plantsims, werewolves and vampires? Haven't you got any in your game files ([game folder]\TSData\Res\Catalog)?

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Inventor
#15 Old 7th Feb 2019 at 10:30 AM
@Nopke Ah, I have some skin defaults, to be specific, these. There are both natural S1-S4 and supernaturals. I'm using all of them. So I should remove these?
As for ([game folder]\TSData\Res\Catalog) I have there one file - skins.package.
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 7th Feb 2019 at 3:03 PM
@Anhaeyn Those defaults have empty eyes, as I see. So removing them should fix the white eye bug.
But you don't have to remove your defaults. You may just delete the white eyes and create your own recolors of the heterochromia eyes accessories in Bodyshop.

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Inventor
#17 Old 7th Feb 2019 at 7:31 PM
@Nopke I removed these 3 defaults and installed different ones in their place. Everything is working fine now, thanks!
Instructor
#18 Old 18th Oct 2019 at 7:28 AM
Default Glitchy eyes - what gives?
I seem to have encountered a problem with this accessory. Last year I had this glitch when I tried to change this sim's appearance:



Then it happened again to one of my other sims two days ago when I tried to change her appearance. Thinking further on it, the only thing that they have in common is that they're both wearing the heterochromia accessory. They're both wearing "normal" eyes - not supernatural defaults or anything. Not sure what's causing it or how to fix it, but I wanted to let you know.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 18th Oct 2019 at 8:53 AM Last edited by Nopke : 18th Oct 2019 at 9:34 PM.
@Amalia81 As far as I know, it happens after you remove CC eyes used by a Sim. I can also see he has no eyebrows and no eyeglasses so it looks like their files have also been removed.

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Instructor
#20 Old 18th Oct 2019 at 9:42 AM
Forgot to mention, my eyes folder always stays in my downloads folder. His other CC was also in the game.
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#21 Old 18th Oct 2019 at 9:34 PM Last edited by Nopke : 19th Oct 2019 at 9:44 AM.
@Amalia81 Are those Sims unplayable? The game sometimes splits Sims' files and it can cause strange behavior if you try to change appearance of such Sims.

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Instructor
#22 Old 19th Oct 2019 at 12:01 AM Last edited by Amalia81 : 19th Oct 2019 at 8:39 AM.
Nope, they're regular townies I made myself.

EDIT: I removed the heterochromia accessory from my downloads folder, reapplied her other face details (makeup, brows, accessories) and they stuck. So, that has to be the culprit.
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#23 Old 19th Oct 2019 at 12:31 PM
@Amalia81 You're right, this is the culprit. I guess the game isn't very smart at choosing the face mesh, when an accessory mesh is named "face". After I changed that name, the "change appearance" dialog seems to work well. Unfortunately, all the Sims using the heterochromia eyes need to have reapplied that accessory. Before I release the possibly corrected version, could you check if it really doesn't cause problems anymore? Remember to remove Accessory.cache before you install the new version. You can download it here. Thank you for reporting the bug and for your time.

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Instructor
#24 Old 19th Oct 2019 at 1:59 PM Last edited by Amalia81 : 20th Oct 2019 at 10:35 AM.
@Nopke Happy to help! I'll check it out tomorrow.

EDIT: The new version's working as far as I can tell. I applied the accessory, saved it, went to change her appearance again, and she looked normal! Yay!
Test Subject
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#25 Old 25th Jan 2021 at 12:21 AM
Thank you so much my sims can finally be as edgy and over the top as I can manage! <3
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