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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
264 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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Mac users: This site has a collection of fixed eye replacements by creators who are no longer active.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
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TS4DefaultsFixerSourceV3.0.zip | Source files, not needed to use the tool

Size: 551.2 KB · Downloads: 5,630 · 12th Oct 2020
551.2 KB 5,630 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: 16,366 · 12th Oct 2020
597.9 KB 16,366 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
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#2 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 8:08 PM
Thank you so much for creating this tool!
I just tested it with pet eyes and primary eye colors work perfectly. Only the secondary swatches don't work and show a message with "0 swatches were fixed".
This isn't meant to hurry you but just a quick feedback to help you develop the program.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 8:18 PM
Life saver!! Thank you so very much
Test Subject
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#4 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 8:19 PM
Thank you Cmar. This worked perfectly for me and saved me lots of time.
Test Subject
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#5 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 8:28 PM
I've never used a tool before or modded, let's give it a go! Thank your for sharing !
Test Subject
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#6 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 8:30 PM
Thank you for saving my time!
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#7 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 8:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simline44
Thank you so much for creating this tool!
I just tested it with pet eyes and primary eye colors work perfectly. Only the secondary swatches don't work and show a message with "0 swatches were fixed".
This isn't meant to hurry you but just a quick feedback to help you develop the program.


Oops, forgot about those. New version uploaded, and thanks for letting me know!

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.

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Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 8:48 PM
Oh, thank you so much! This is huge!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:10 PM
Hey CMar. Thanks so much for the tool, you're a lifesaver
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#10 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:19 PM
Oh my god! Thank you so much for making this!
Test Subject
#11 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:21 PM
The only problem I have with it is the files get way larger when you fix them. It's so weird.
Test Subject
#12 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:25 PM Last edited by firethebluesky : 5th Jun 2020 at 9:56 PM.
It's not working for me, unfortunately. I'm really hoping it's just user error, but I've tried fixing the eyes just about every way under the sun, but to no avail.

The eyes I'm trying to fix are Dust Flowr's Meteor Eyes, specifically Vampire Princess's edits.
Test Subject
#13 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:32 PM Last edited by Demoncheeta : 5th Jun 2020 at 9:56 PM.
I've tried this with a couple different .package files but unfortunately neither of them worked. The eyes I've been unable to fix with the .exe are Reticulate's Daydreamin' eyes, and the Whisper eyes by Dangerouslyfreejellyfish. Perhaps they're both not working for the same reason, whatever that may be? My friend has also attempted to get them to work and has had success on only one of their default eyes, but not others that they've tried so they know they are doing it correctly but it's just not working for certain files.

[Edit] Upon further testing, it seems not to be that it's not working with certain eyes but perhaps that there is some sort of mod conflict? Who knows (not me :'}) but it appears to be working at least.
Scholar
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#14 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:37 PM
Thank you so much!

For me the fix worked with alien defaults. I succesfully fixed pentabet's alien default eyes here from MTS.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:44 PM
Anyone know if theres a tool to fix/update custom careers?
Test Subject
#16 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:46 PM
Hey, CMarNYC, thanks so much for the tool! I could repair Kijiko's Vampire eyes "[Kijiko]eye_addcolor03_Vampire_v4". But I couldn't repair Kijiko's "[Kijiko]eye_overhaul03_Vampire-replacement_v4" and "[Kijiko]eye_overhaul03_default-replacement_v4". It gave me a warning of "0 files fixed" for those last two files. Bummer. Do you any clue as to why?
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#17 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:48 PM
Thank You! <3
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#18 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by writer21098
The only problem I have with it is the files get way larger when you fix them. It's so weird.


Not so weird, I forgot to turn on compression. Fixed in 1.2.

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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:51 PM
Seems to be hit or miss for me. I use Bright Eyes by joannebernice
(link if you want to take a look: https://www.thesimsresource.com/dow...lts/id/1300720/ )
It only seems to fix 5 of the colours and they only seem to semi work (at least when viewed in CAS). When one of the sims that CAS gave me landed on one of the fixed colours, it would show it, but when I imported one of my sims from the library that uses the red colour, the game wouldn't recognize the fixed ones, remaining on what ever colour that didn't get fixed. Tested a few others sims to see if their colours would cause the same thing as the red one, but all of the ones I've tested still recognized the eye colours that your fixer managed to fix.
Ms. Byte
Original Poster
#20 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 9:52 PM Last edited by CmarNYC : 5th Jun 2020 at 10:07 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Demoncheeta
I've tried this with a couple different .package files but unfortunately neither of them worked. The eyes I've been unable to fix with the .exe are Reticulate's Daydreamin' eyes, and the Whisper eyes by Dangerouslyfreejellyfish. Perhaps they're both not working for the same reason, whatever that may be? My friend has also attempted to get them to work and has had success on only one of their default eyes, but not others that they've tried so they know they are doing it correctly but it's just not working for certain files.


I tested with Whisper Eyes and it worked, so I don't know what could have happened.

Edit: I tried Reticulate's Daydreamin' Eyes too and they work in my game as well. If you'll upload the packages you ran through the tool that aren't working for you, I'll take a look.

Edit2: You can only use one set of defaults at a time. Maybe you had more than one installed?

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Ms. Byte
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#21 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by firethebluesky
It's not working for me, unfortunately. I'm really hoping it's just user error, but I've tried fixing the eyes just about every way under the sun, but to no avail.

The eyes I'm trying to fix are Dust Flowr's Meteor Eyes, specifically Vampire Princess's edits.


I can't find these eyes. Please post a link, thanks.

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.

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Online Sims - general mods for Sims 3
Offline Sims - adult mods for Sims 3 and Sims 4
Ms. Byte
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#22 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 10:09 PM Last edited by CmarNYC : 5th Jun 2020 at 10:46 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by analu.valois
Hey, CMarNYC, thanks so much for the tool! I could repair Kijiko's Vampire eyes "[Kijiko]eye_addcolor03_Vampire_v4". But I couldn't repair Kijiko's "[Kijiko]eye_overhaul03_Vampire-replacement_v4" and "[Kijiko]eye_overhaul03_default-replacement_v4". It gave me a warning of "0 files fixed" for those last two files. Bummer. Do you any clue as to why?


Yes. The Kijiko packages are replacements of the textures only. The fix needs to modify the CASP files that define the eyes and link to the textures. Unfortunately those replacements would have to be redone by cloning the CASPs and replacing the textures.

Edit: I'm going to look at the possibility of using the texture identifiers to clone or create a default replacement CASP, which would fix this.

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
#23 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 10:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CmarNYC
I tested with Whisper Eyes and it worked, so I don't know what could have happened.

Edit: I tried Reticulate's Daydreamin' Eyes too and they work in my game as well. If you'll upload the packages you ran through the tool that aren't working for you, I'll take a look.

Edit2: You can only use one set of defaults at a time. Maybe you had more than one installed?


Hi! We were in fact both testing with one set of defaults at a time. I've been continuing to run through package files and test certain things and found that default eyes (maybe only certain default eyes? I haven't asked my friend for their files) run through the .exe conflict with certain mods. Specifically, Fogity's Unlocked CAS Parts mods (the eye parts, of course) prevent CC default eyes from working. I'll try a few more things to see if there's further conflict.

[Edit] This appears to be an ordering issue. As long as the new default eyes are above the unlocking mod in the mods folder they should display ingame. Friend is now testing a few things on their end to find what's specifically conflicting to see if this works for them as well.
Test Subject
#24 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 10:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CmarNYC
I tested with Whisper Eyes and it worked, so I don't know what could have happened.

Edit: I tried Reticulate's Daydreamin' Eyes too and they work in my game as well. If you'll upload the packages you ran through the tool that aren't working for you, I'll take a look.

Edit2: You can only use one set of defaults at a time. Maybe you had more than one installed?

Thank you so much for your fix! I also tried it with reticulates' defaults but they don't work in my game either (and neither does Nolan-Sims' conversion for pets). Could you please take a look? You'd be a lifesaver!
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Test Subject
#25 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 10:25 PM
Hi!! Thanks so much for this!! Does this work on apple computers? I can't open the .exe file.
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