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Set of CAS face replacement templates

by oepu Posted 30th Apr 2007 at 2:29 PM - Updated 1st May 2007 at 10:00 AM by oepu
67 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I have created a whole set of CAS face replacement templates.

What is a face template?
There are 27 face templates in the game. When you create a new Sim you can choose from precast faces. I have created 27 new ones which overwrite the old ones.

Why use face replacement templates?
Maybe you have created a new realistic and beautyfull sim and notice that the other ages of the sim look terrible. With theese new face templates this won_t happen. Or do you hate the ugly townies in your Sim town? With theese templates all new generated Sim will use them and won't be ugly anymore.

Features of my templates
- I have created 27 faces.
- Every face has adapted 8 stages: toddler, child, teenager female, teenager male, adult female, adult male, elder female, elder male.
- My templates aren't according to the original Maxis faces. But I've tried to make diffrent ones. Some with longer noses, wider chins, slitted eyes, and so on.
- I have tried to make realistic faces.
- I have created 3 elfish faces: Nr. 24, 26 and 27. 24 is a LOTR-like elf, 26 a pixie-like elf and 27 is a asian-like elf.
- Facefile 25 and 21 are only for adults. It's Maxis fault. We can't do anything against this.

How to install them
- Download all 3 files below the thread. Extract them with WinRAR and put them into your downloads folder. (My Documents/EA Games/Sims 2/Downloads)
- Delete following files: "My Documents/EA Games/Sims 2/cigen.package" and "My Documents/EA Games/Sims 2/Thumbnails/CASThumbnails.package". The game will generate new ones, if you restart it. Theese files are the little preview images of the faces. You should delete the old files, to see the correct thumbnails of the new faces.
- You don't have to use all 27 faces. You can use only some of them. Just remove the folder of the face you don't like.

How to deinstall them
- Just remove them from your downloads folder.
(You should also delete cigen.package and CASThumbnails.package to get the correct preview images.)

Effect on your game
- The face templates will not effect existing sims. So it won't change existing townies too.
- All new created townies and Sims will be based on the face templates
- If you delete my face templates, Sims which are created with my faces won't change their appearance.
- The best effect you will have, if you create a complete new neighbourhood.
  • First create a new neighboorhood
  • Type Shift+CTRL+C and use the cheat "deleteAllCharacters" to delete all standard Sims which comes with the neighbourhood. (Theese standard Sims won't use the new face templates).
  • Then create your first family and let it move in. Activate the cheat "boolprop testingcheatsenabled true".
  • Hold shift and click on the mailbox. Choose "Debug- Generate New NPCs." (If you have Seasons Choose More>Neighbourhood>Debug-Generate New NPCs) The game will generate 30 new NPCs. You can do this a few times to create more NPCs.
  • After this you can use the option "Debug- Generate New Townies". 30 Townies will be generated. Do this 1-3 times. Deactivate the testingcheats Cheat again: "boolprop testingcheatsenabled false".

Other face templates
If you don't like my new faces, there are diffrent other face templates out there:
- AmberDiceless' faces
- Terrakosmos' faces
- DocDoofus' faces
- AllenABQ's faces
- Sarakadie's faces
- Selzi's faces
- Nailati's faces

Want to create your own face templates?
- Motoki's tutorial for making CAS face replacements
- German translation of Motoki's tutorial by me
- AllenABQ's base faces

Pictures of my new face replacement templates

All 27 faces - stage: adult female

Example of all 8 stages: face template 04

The elfish faces 24 (LOTR-like) and 26 (pixie-like) - front view adult female, side view adult female, front view adult male

Example: Face 10 and 06: front view adult female, side view adult female, front view adult male

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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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 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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#51 Old 16th Nov 2008 at 10:21 AM
These are SO much nicer than the default faces. Thanks for sharing!
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 4th Dec 2008 at 1:45 PM
Thank you SO MUCH. I've been using these for a while now and I absolutely love these. Much better than any other templates I've seen.

"With the cold Northern Wind we travel
We're on a journey of a lifetime
And we'll fight many battles on our way"
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 22nd Feb 2009 at 6:33 PM
These are terrific, and I love how they mix with Nailati's faces. Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#54 Old 6th May 2009 at 9:13 PM
I love your faces. They look very realistic and i think eyes are not small, but like real people eyes. And thank to your face templates i have finally created a sim that looks identical to a person that i know.

Che il sultano mantenga le tradizioni nella propria terra, ma non tenti di imporle ad altri regnanti.
That the sultan may keep his tradition in his own land, but not attempt to force them on other rulers.
(Vlad Țepeș)
Test Subject
29th Dec 2009 at 1:42 AM
This message has been deleted by HPLA. Reason: I would give thanx, but I don't do that for crappy work, cause near perfect isn't good enough, besides, these faces aren't re
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 31st Mar 2010 at 6:22 AM
nice!!! :D
Forum Resident
#56 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 12:52 PM
Do you still have the pics? For some reason they aren't showing up and I'd love to see what my sims might look like.
Test Subject
#57 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 10:06 AM
I didn't download your face templates (something weird is happening with my internet :S) , but thanks to your great explanaition I now know how to do it THANKS!
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 30th May 2010 at 6:29 PM
Hi there! Wonderful, wonderful templates! Thanks so much for your work, Oepu! Much appreciate it!
Test Subject
#59 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 8:13 PM Last edited by leda18 : 23rd Jun 2010 at 8:16 PM. Reason: mistake
Excellent templates!!! Thank's!!!
Test Subject
#60 Old 28th Aug 2010 at 6:05 PM
Thank you so much! Earlier I could only use a few of the Maxis faces, now I can use them all!
Field Researcher
#61 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 8:32 PM
Can I use those faces on sims without replacing game faces?
Test Subject
#62 Old 11th Apr 2012 at 7:20 PM
thank you. You solved the mystery for me why templates I download never show up in bodyshop. I just wish I knew why my sims don't look as good in game as they do in bodyshop and CAS
Test Subject
#63 Old 11th Apr 2012 at 7:29 PM
thank so much, those maxis templates made my life a misery
Test Subject
#64 Old 29th May 2012 at 6:30 PM
Thanks for the face templates, I like it very much.

1 question though, uhm I hope someone is here -look left and right- does another custom face templates override another custom face templates? Example: Does terrakosmos's face templates overrides yours? Just curious ^^
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 29th Jan 2014 at 12:42 AM
Hi oepu,
I'm currently in the process of converting DFRs like yours into non default for my own use. Do you have interest in adding them to your upload? At the moment I haven't converted any of your files and it takes approx. one hour to edit one of them, but if you say yes I'm happy to give you copies of them when I'm finished.
Test Subject
#66 Old 8th Mar 2014 at 9:11 AM
Test Subject
#67 Old 3rd Apr 2015 at 6:01 AM
Thank you Oepu, I like this :)
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