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University Life "Beanie" Hairstyle For All Ages and Genders

by Bronwynn Posted 16th Mar 2013 at 1:58 PM - Updated 16th Mar 2013 at 5:44 PM by Bronwynn
31 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
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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The University Life expansion pack came with some nice hairstyles. Here's another conversion for everyone.

This is not a simple re-categorization. I edited the mesh for the missing age groups. Toddlers and children have smaller beanies due to their smaller size. So there should be no worries about oversize hats on your sim children.

I only worked on the missing age groups and genders, leaving the original untouched. The male teen-elder age groups are not shown because they are already included in University Life. This is not a replacement.

Although the mesh was edited, the hairstyle follows EA's orginal colour channels (4 for the hair, 2 for the hat). This hair is properly binned and will show up in the hair with accessories category in CAS. It's also packaged with the same three presets.

Note that this hair currently does require the University Life expansion.

I have included 4 different options for downloads.
  1. Female Teen-YA only
  2. Children only (includes both genders)
  3. Toddlers only (includes both genders)
  4. All Ages
If you want it enabled for all ages, just download the one that says all ages. However, if you don't want it for a certain age group, you can download the files individually. The files do not conflict with each other. For example, if you wanted the hair for females and children (but not toddlers), you could download both files and use them at the same time.

Polygon Counts:
3134 polygons

Additional Credits:
Whiterider, for answering all my newbie questions.
The creators in MTS Creation Chat, for all the support and advice. S3OC S3PE Paint Shop Pro
Milkshape 3D

*Also, the model for this hair is wearing the "RealiSIM Oval Glasses Conversion" by Kiara24. They can be found in the downloads section of this website.

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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Only toddlers (both genders)

Size: 2.05 MB · Downloads: 2,346 · 16th Mar 2013
2.05 MB 2,346 16th Mar 2013 | Female Teen-Elder

Size: 2.03 MB · Downloads: 5,393 · 16th Mar 2013
2.03 MB 5,393 16th Mar 2013 | Only children (both genders)

Size: 2.05 MB · Downloads: 2,468 · 16th Mar 2013
2.05 MB 2,468 16th Mar 2013 | All of the hairs in one package

Size: 6.13 MB · Downloads: 25,167 · 16th Mar 2013
6.13 MB 25,167 16th Mar 2013
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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#26 Old 23rd Jan 2014 at 11:47 PM
This is so pretty! I really like how you got it for every age
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#27 Old 13th Jul 2014 at 4:18 AM
I downloaded this, and the dreds @ and there was a problem. The base color overrode they eyes, and they were entirely just the flat color, plus a bald spot type thing in the adult of this one, and the backside of the other one, along with the eye thing. The hair like disappears from those spots in a weird faded way. I can screenshot it for you if necessary.
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#28 Old 22nd Jul 2014 at 12:08 AM
aww i wish it did not require university life :c
#29 Old 7th Aug 2014 at 10:48 AM
Awsome! Just what I was looking for.
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#30 Old 18th Aug 2014 at 2:40 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous! A thousand thank you's! :D :D
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#31 Old 27th Sep 2015 at 5:23 PM
i downloaded this and it just was wrong... the hat cut into the face and hair, and the hair just glitched so bad... i loved the idea but wayyy too glitchy....
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#32 Old 26th Oct 2020 at 10:23 PM
Because beanies are generless :D
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