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Goggles! Plain or with a grid, on your eyes or forehead.

by sionelle Posted 31st Jan 2012 at 1:04 PM - Updated 31st Jan 2012 at 9:39 PM by sionelle : Removed EsmereldaF's stenciled version from the packages and images. Sorry!
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
I adore the Rave Goggles that EsmereldaF made, but the symbols on the lenses were bugging me for a couple of reasons (OK, mostly because I wanted one particularly dorky inventor Sim to have uttlerly shattered lenses, which you can see in the images below. But also because hey -- sometimes a club kid has to have options, you know?)

Anyway, the lovely EsmereldaF gave me her OK to upload a couple of new packages with different styles for the lenses on her meshes in case any of the rest of you prefer your goggles without the extra flair. There are completely plain lenses (opaque, so you can pattern them however you want) and there are lenses with a grid pattern like the original, but without the stencil.

The forehead and over-eye sets comes in different .packages. Each .package has both different lenses, for a total of the four options shown below:

Both the over-eye and forehead .packages are in the single download file, with pretty obvious names (the forehead one has the word forehead in it.) You can have one or both of my .package files in your mods with no problem. Neither .package conflicts with the originals by EsmereldaF, so you can also have her files in your mods at the same time.

As with EsmereldaF's originals, both sets of these goggles will be found in the Accessories section under Glasses, and are enabled for both Male and Female, from Teen to Elder. When you see them in CAS, the the first preset will be plain lenses and second will be the plain grid (it's obvious for the over-eye goggles, but pretty hard to see in the thumbnails of the forehead version.) All of the goggles have three channels each, as shown in these RGB headshots:

As with the originals, you can pattern them any way you like -- I tweaked the colors in a rock/stone pattern to "shatter" my dorky inventor's lenses:

You can also get some sweet day-glo effects for your Sims who like to sleep all day and party all night:


Polygon Counts:

Additional Credits:
EsmereldaF for the original goggles, and the CTU Team for
the ever-awesome CTU

Accessory Type: Glasses Misc
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.

Sims 3
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Size: 1.02 MB · Downloads: 12,531 · 31st Jan 2012
1.02 MB 12,531 31st Jan 2012
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 31st Jan 2012 at 2:26 PM
I gave you permission to retexture my goggles with your own textures, but NOT to include my original version and duplicate my own item! Have PM'd you. The other textures look nice.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#3 Old 31st Jan 2012 at 9:50 PM
@EsmereldaF: Oh my gosh... So sorry! I've taken down the images with the stenciled lenses, changed the text and removed/changed the .package files so that they only have the two new versions. I really apologize -- You were so generous to let me alter the goggles, and I certainly didn't meant to do anything you weren't OK with. I can totally see how that was a problem, and am a total moron for not realizing it before. So, so sorry!

(To anyone trying to download: The new .rar is not showing up yet, but will hopefully be there in a minute or two - the uploader says there is sometimes a delay.)
Mad Poster
#4 Old 31st Jan 2012 at 10:03 PM
No problem! Thanks for fixing it, and good luck with the new downloads, nice job! I especially like the glowy effect ones!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 31st Jan 2012 at 11:19 PM
Wow thanks! love them! im sure they would look nice when my sims go swimming, thanks!
Mad Poster
#6 Old 1st Feb 2012 at 2:54 PM
Oh yeah! These would be cute as swimming goggles!

Thanks Sionelle & EsmeraldaF!
Test Subject
#7 Old 11th Feb 2012 at 11:40 PM
Months ago...
Anyway, I LOVE goggles, they make Sims more... Adventurous! Don't you think?
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 1:20 AM
I was looking exactly for an item like this! Thank you very much!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 2nd May 2012 at 12:02 AM
YAY! I loooove these. Thank you much. <3
Test Subject
#10 Old 26th Feb 2013 at 7:24 PM
Great download, thanks!
Test Subject
#11 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 6:05 PM
These are obviously pilot goggles that will go extremely well with my Tom Waits Sim. THANK YOU!
Test Subject
#12 Old 29th Aug 2014 at 8:44 AM
Super :D