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(UPDATED TO 2.5.4 5/19/18) Gunmod's Radiance Lighting System 2.5.2: Now with 100% Less Blue Nights + Fixed Seasonal Borkage

by duderocks Posted 5th Feb 2018 at 1:15 PM - Updated 19th May 2018 at 3:48 PM by duderocks : update to 2.5.4
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Current Update

*2.5.4* MAY-19-18:
- Restored the color lighting values from Radiance 2.4. Discovered that I was using the wrong file for it which is why the colors are weird indoors.
- Made a (hopefully) clearer Readme file

*2.5.3* MAY-08-18:
- Integrated Moi's Roof Color Fix since it will conflict with the snow fix.
- Included Criquette's Better Nightlife and Seasoned Lot Skirt Road Fix
- Changed morning lighting to default Radiance 2.4 values
- Changed unlit room to a value between the brighter rooms and the default Radiance 2.4 value

*2.5.2* MAR-20-18:
- Integrated Nopke's SkyFix to the snow shader fixes. Apologies I didn't realize the conflict until today. Please download the SnowShaderFix+SkyFix package if you already have the lighting files.

*2.5.2* MAR-6-18: Update to 2.5.2
- Made the nights and unlit rooms darker. An alternate version for the Lighting.txt and LightingNN.txt is included if you prefer the brighter nights.
- Blue snow fixed
- Both UC and Non-UC versions are in one zip file but in separate folders within the compressed file.
- Snow Fix included in the zip file

*2.5.1* FEB-15-14
- Uploaded an additional fix for the snow shaders. Without it, you may experience blue snow on lot level during winters. Since this shader replacement conflicts with Voeille's Pond Water Overhaul, there are 2 versions of the snow fix: one with the Pond Water Overhaul and one without. Unfortunately, I can't find the shader that controls the snow on the surrounding area beyond the lot so that area is still blue with heavy snow

*2.5.1* FEB-5-16
- Included Criquette's Neighbothood Lighting Remedy with permission
- Made the nights a little brighter
- Added Sunrises and Sunsets by bugjartimedecayoff with permission
- Fixed Seasons lighting changes so Spring actually looks like Spring, etc.
- Fixed Night Skybox default

*2.5* FEB-4-18
- Changed night lighting to remove Blue Curtain Syndrome
- Added replacement package for hood lighting map texture to make it Neighborhood View consistent with Lot View
- Created version with UC folder structure

"An Enhanced lighting system for the Sims 2. Uses physic laws of light to ensure the most realistic lighting possible within The Sims 2."

This is all based on Gunmod's Radiance Light System 2.4 made compatible for the Ultimate Collection.

General Changes from 2.4 to 2.5:
>Full compatibility with Sims 2 Ultimate Collection
>Remove blue cast off outdoor night lighting
>Replacement texture for neighborhood lighting map

Scriptorium Compatibility

If you already have Scriptorium installed, Just paste the contents of the file in your game installation folder after installing it. If you don't have Scriptorium installed yet (and plan to), install Scriptorium first.

Recommended downloads
Those are downloads that I recommend to be used along-side Radiance.

-Smarter Lights by Numenor: "Automatically turn the light on and off, depending of the type of
the lot, the time of the day and what the Sims is doing."

-Courtesy Lights by Numenor: "The Courtesy Lights will automatically light up whenever the room
is dark, when the standard lamps are off during nighttime, or in windowless rooms."

-The Great Sky of Totalitarianism by Lowdeus: Great hood deco for a hood-wide sky dome

-Skylines by greatcheesecakepersona: Horizons that are compatible with Lowdeus's sky domes:

-Better Nightlife by Criquette: if you use hood deco with lights

Mod Conflicts

This version of RLS conflicts with anything that replaces the Lighting Map and Night SkyMap texture:

Lighting Map
Instance: 0x6FB59732
Group: 0x8BA01057
Type: 0x856DDBAC

Night SkyMap
Instance: 0xFF790088
Group: 0x1C0532FA
Type: 0x1C4A276C

Additional Credits:
Nopke for all the feedback especially with the Seasons lighting
dDefender for RLS 2.4
Chocolate Pi for RLS 2.2 RC1
Chesspieceface for RLS 2.2 RC2
Original RLS creator Gunmod
Numenor for SCRIPTORIUM, Smarter Lights, Courtesy Lights
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Gunmod's Radiance Lighting 227.5 KB 433 7th May 2018
Gunmod's Radiance Lighting 215.3 KB 1,478 19th May 2018
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Extract the contents of the zipped files to your game installation folder:

Ultimate Collection users:
Paste the files in the "UC" folder to Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection

For Non-Ultimate Collection users (only extract for the games you have. Deluxe versions are in the "_Deluxe Versions" folder):
Paste the files in the "NON-UC" folder to Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 [Insert EP or SP name here]

*For existing Radiance 2.4 AND non-UC users, you only need to replace the files for your base game. For UC users, you need to replace all the files.

5. Place the contents of PUT_IN_YOUR_DOWNLOADS_FOLDER to your Downloads folder.

6. Paste the contents of userStartup.cheat in your userStartup.cheat in
Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Config


Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Config

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