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Improved Lighting (V7 1.19 patch)

by Shimrod101 Posted 8th Sep 2014 at 5:33 PM - Updated 4th Jun 2016 at 11:10 PM by Shimrod101 : Updated for 1.19 patch
290 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
This mod is updated to V7 for the 1.19 patch.

The V6 mod is available for the 1.15.55 update.

The V5 mod for the December 16th patch reduces the extra brightness/glow/bloom which appeared with this patch, so the lighting is approximately the same as before this patch with my mod installed. The issue with the darker rugs doesn't exist anymore, rugs are the normal EA rugs when using this mod now.

The V4 version removes this issue with black walls when the lights are off, and the issue with extreme brightness on walls beside a window when the lights are off (when the walls weren't black instead). The BradyBunchBlue extra blue color in the light is reduced drastically (lower than EA has done in the newest patch); in my game at least, white furniture indoors is white. This BBBlue in the light has nothing to do with RGB values in the color of clothing or furniture or anywhere else. The blue sky is a bit less extreme blue, as when using desaturation on a color.

This mod improves the lighting primarily indoors, and alters outdoor lighting a bit also. Indoors will be brighter than the default overall and Ambient light is spread throughout so walls will not be as dark and sims facing away from the light source will not be as dark.

Sunlight entering through windows is greater than the default. Also the SS Ambient Occlusion is increased such that objects everywhere have a little more contrast and/or depth; the washed-out look of the entire game graphics is reduced a bit.



In the screenshot below, the Library has the original lights, none are added by me, and the slider intensity is set at the highest. If you require a brighter room than this, edit the lot through Manage Worlds and add a couple extra lamps.



This mod uses two DATA files named Renderer Global Light Settings and Renderer Global Ssao Settings, and the 2 XML files of the same name. Cannot be used together with the Indoor Lights Brighter mod as my mod uses the same DATA file.

Install this by unzipping the file somewhere, and moving the .package file into the Mods folder (or a subfolder). With the Oct.1st Update, the business with the unpackedmod folder and altered Resource.cfg file isn't necessary anymore, as XML can be read inside a .package file as normal.

Additional Credits:
Created with the use of s4pe by Kuree and Sims4Group, and the Data File Tool and XML Extractor by velocitygrass.
And also the XML Extractor by scumbumbo.
Tags: #lighting

Type: Global Mods

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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ShimrodImprovedLighting_V7.zip

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ShimrodImprovedLighting_V6.zip

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ShimrodImprovedLighting_V5.zip

Size: 4.1 KB · Downloads: 38,119 · 28th Dec 2014
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ShimrodImprovedLightingV4.zip

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Instructor
#226 Old 30th Mar 2015 at 9:41 AM
Thank you for shining 'light' on my game It made such a difference
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#227 Old 1st Apr 2015 at 11:13 AM
This mod is fine with the March 26th patch.

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#228 Old 5th Apr 2015 at 7:24 PM
thanks
Forum Resident
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#229 Old 11th Apr 2015 at 3:37 AM
Hi!.. i'm so sorry if this was asked... and i'm not sure if this will get banned or something for requesting-ish it. But is there a possibility to make a mod specially for laptop mode? The only thing that is different is the sim light that is considerably darker. thanks and again, sorry. i would do it myself.. (if i knew how..and understand what are all the strings and tittles refer to)
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#230 Old 11th Apr 2015 at 1:19 PM
I never found any XML files or settings about Laptop Mode, and I've looked for them a couple of times. I think the problem with the darker sims is because of the settings for laptop mode in the GraphicsRules.sgr file.

MedievalMods and Sims3mods: Dive Cave Reset Fix, Resort Revamp, Industrial Oven Revamp, Will O' Wisp fix, UI Sounds Disabled, No Cars, Gnome Family Planner, Townies Out on the Town, No Martial Arts Clothes, Fast Skilling, etc. http://simsasylum.com/tfm/
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#231 Old 16th Apr 2015 at 6:24 PM
thanks for making this awesome Mod!!
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#232 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 2:42 AM
This mod is awesome Ty
Lab Assistant
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#233 Old 21st Apr 2015 at 5:34 PM
Thank you soooo much!
Test Subject
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#234 Old 29th Apr 2015 at 1:26 PM
I love this! I think that the lighting in my house is soo dark but with this, it's fantastically bright! I say Thank You!
Lab Assistant
#235 Old 5th May 2015 at 9:36 AM
I think this needs updating thanks to the May 2015 patch. Some interiors seem dark again.
Test Subject
#236 Old 6th May 2015 at 8:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daleylife
I think this needs updating thanks to the May 2015 patch. Some interiors seem dark again.


I posted this on Shimrod's thread on the Sims 4 forums as well, but I don't have an issue with the interiors being dark. I just have issues with the sims by themselves being dark. I wonder if the patch maybe messed with something. Hopefully, Shimrod, when you get a little time, you'll be able to look into this further. Still the BEST lighting mod out there!!
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#237 Old 10th May 2015 at 6:07 AM
Thank you for creating such an awesome mod! You make all sim players' game experience a lot better!
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#238 Old 16th May 2015 at 6:42 AM
thank u
Test Subject
#239 Old 19th May 2015 at 12:36 AM
I agree, I don't think this is working properly or they changed how sims are lit inside. Is Shimrod AWOL? I will miss these mods!
Forum Resident
#240 Old 20th May 2015 at 7:50 AM Last edited by missgothika : 3rd Jun 2015 at 6:10 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shimrod101
I never found any XML files or settings about Laptop Mode, and I've looked for them a couple of times. I think the problem with the darker sims is because of the settings for laptop mode in the GraphicsRules.sgr file.


thanks for replying!, i understand. I tried fenoodeling with the file but it causes major glitches (i'm running intel graphics.. yeay me)

A for the other comments above me, i'm experiencing darker sims too.. i get the risk of having my notebook melt if i don't check my temp stats.. and this guys mess with the light in normal mode too???. If my sims are darker now, i can't imagine how they are in laptop mode. completely black!
Lab Assistant
#241 Old 1st Jun 2015 at 6:20 AM
Hopefully Shimrod101 can see his mods need fixing. We just have to be patient!
Field Researcher
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#242 Old 7th Jun 2015 at 11:35 PM
Thank you.
The world looks that much more beautiful!
Test Subject
#243 Old 13th Jun 2015 at 6:08 AM
Not really sure if you still keep tabs on this. But I just want to let you know that your mod doesn't seem to work well with the new patch that added the town NewCrest.
There are a few select lots in NewCrest that will hang on loading or saving with your mod in place. So far, I've tested 3 lots that seem to have an issue with your mod (Avarice Acres, Asphalt Abodes, Tranquil Crescent).

After removing your mod, the game didn't hang on loading or saving with these lots anymore.
Strangely, other lots seem to work normally.

Thanks.
Instructor
#244 Old 20th Jun 2015 at 4:57 AM
this seems to make the lighting worse everything is way too bright including objects.

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#245 Old 8th Jul 2015 at 5:10 AM
SO HELPFUL! I can NOT light up my retail stores bright enough, but now I can! Also my homes can look better and brighter too!
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#246 Old 11th Jul 2015 at 9:05 AM
Good job mate.
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#247 Old 19th Jul 2015 at 3:43 PM
ow
Test Subject
#248 Old 22nd Jul 2015 at 4:04 AM
Please update! This is my favorite mod, but it seems to have issues with loading lots in new world Newcrest world.
Lab Assistant
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#249 Old 27th Aug 2015 at 9:02 PM
thank you this game is 2 dark!
Test Subject
#250 Old 7th Sep 2015 at 7:29 PM
Can you please update this to the September patch? It causes glitches in my sims' needs and when I remove it they go back to normal. I love this mod and I would like to continue using it. Thanks!
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