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Hey everyone! My name is metalmoose and I retexture hair for The Sims 3. I retexture what I feel like playing with, but feel free to send me any suggestions!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Can I Make It Better With The Lights Turned Off (Newsea Capriccio Moose'd)

Lots of things have been going on, and I've been working on a really frustrating conversion that turned into a fix that turned into a conversion again which will probably just end up getting trashed.

This hair was a challenge. I worked on it for about a week and a half, and I'm finally completely happy and satisfied with it. Remember how in my last post I was all excited that Newsea was making hair with breast assignments? Well Newsea's bone assignments look like this in-game. Mine look like this. I felt as if a lot of things needed to be fixed, but I REALLY like the mesh, so I got to work. I thought it was a bit too high, so I lowered it a tiny bit, I thought the breast slider compatibility was a bit trashy (because Newsea likes to assign everything to ONE breast, which just makes the hair assigned to the wrong breast look sloppy), so I fixed those, and the fat morphs were absolutely beautiful, but they clipped with the face and breasts a tiny bit, so I played with that a little. All fixes can be seen in this gif due to all sliders being at max. OH and also, there is a hole in the mesh that can be seen in the black haired images, and it was in my fix, so I added a scalp, so the file is going to be a tiny bit bigger than usual. (Also, in the above images that show you how much better my version is, the mesh throws a little tantrum on one of the visible ends. I actually took all the images for this before noticing it, and then I had to go back and fix it, repackage everything and retake all the previews, but I forgot to retake the above images. The problem is fixed as you can see in the below images).

This style is based on The XX's track Shelter. Its beautiful.

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Catch Phrase!
This hairstyle is 10,526 polygons in LOD0, and 4,820 polygons in LOD1. Most people should be able to run it, I hope you're one of those people. 
*This hairstyle is available for females of all ages, and is non-default.*

Disclaimer: I did not mesh this, but the textures and bone assignments are all mine. Morphs are Newsea's but edited by me. 

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Please Teach Me Gently How To Breathe,

P.S. (In Green): If you have any issues with anything with this, let me know. This is probably the fix that I've done the most work on ever, so let me know if anything goes wrong. If not, happy simming!

Please go ahead and use this hairstyle for any picture taking or machinima needs that you may have, but please don't reupload this anywhere. You may bundle this with a sim upload, but always link back to this page. Please don't retexture this fix without my permission, please don't steal my textures. 


  1. I love you. @____@ This is SO beautiful! Will you be doing Newsea's newest free hair? I was going to get it but then I thought myeh why not wait for a rexture?

    1. I thought about it, but Anubis is doing a fix, and his meshwork is prime, you know?
      When that comes out, I'll test it out in-game and if I like that, I'll ask to retexture his fix and we'll see how things go from there.

      But in all honesty, I have like 4 other hairs going on all at once, and I'm not super sure I love them mesh enough to spend all week on it since I'm so dang busy all the time outside of Sims 3 stuff.

      But who knows, it could grow on me.

    2. I can definitely see how a hair can take a whole week for you because of all the fixes you do to it. I once retextured a hair....Lol I won't go there xD Either way, I'm patient so whoever gets it first..

  2. Thank you <3 I've been checking your page like 38ry38ty2 times a day for thi retexture. ^^

    1. Oh wow, I've been there. That's the like the worst thing. I'm sorry I didn't give you all a more specific release date. Although I'm extremely honored that you'd feel that way about something that I made! You're very welcome, and again, sorry about doing that to you, you must be sick of the blog's layout by now.

  3. Yes! Thank you for spending so much time to not only provide beautiful retextures but to also make a lot of much-needed fixes. I really appreciate that you lower the hair and adjust the size, because it makes styles much more usable. Love! <3

  4. Thank you so much, the retextured is beautiful as always, and good job with the breast slider adjustment~! This is exactly what I need! =D

  5. This retexture is WOAH! I can't even describe it! It is simply that flawless and perfect!
    I'm glad to have this in my game! Anyway, Metal is there a way I can contact you via e-mail?
    I'd just like to ask a simple favour! Thanks :D

    1. Thanks, Poseidon!
      Absolutely, my email is hairbymetalmoose@yahoo.com

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  7. Thank you so much for doing all the work you did I loved this mesh when I saw it but it looked beyond horrible in my game cause I use a lot of sliders at max and the textures were bad to and was hoping someone would fix it and make it nice and you did so again thanks so much for doing all of this and sharing :-)

    PS- I made a double post so that is why I deleted my first comment ;)

  8. Lovely job with this one, thanks for fixing it!

  9. Please, could you put this in Mediafire too? :(

  10. Please could you put another link?The link you posed it seems to be broken>

  11. Can someone upload this elsewhere, since MM seems to be indisposed? I don't think she'd mind terribly, since she has a fairly liberal policy of sharing and her own links are dead.

  12. Posiedon retextured his meshfix if you don't mind Pos' textures. All I can find for this one I'm afraid.