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Featured upload! Brightening up BodyShop for a Spring Cleaning

by WesHowe Posted 18th Feb 2007 at 7:11 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 9:13 PM by Nysha
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This small package file redefines the lighting used in BodyShop, making viewing and modifying your creations there a lot friendlier.

By requests, this package has three versions that have increasing brightness levels, so you can pick the one you like. I also wrote some small details (a mini-tutorial) of how to edit it with SimPE to make it just like you want.

Install is simple... unzip the package file and put one of the files in your config folder (it may work in downloads, but I didn't test it there).

I have attached a screenshot of the same Sim with the old and new lighting system. The brightest file in the new set is just like the one I originally released, with the other two being more moderate brightness level enhancements.

<* Wes *>
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
casielightsreplacementwh.zip 2.8 KB 45,705 18th Feb 2007
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. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Lab Assistant
#76 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:41 PM
I agree with a few things that have been said; it's a little TOO bright. Just the same, though, the idea alone makes this down in history as one of the greatest mods ever created. We have needed this since day one! Thank you so much!! :D

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Instructor
#77 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:45 PM Last edited by fanseelamb : 18th Feb 2007 at 8:53 PM. Reason: converted to "thanks" post... lol
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There are no words of praise sincere enough, large enough in intention, or meaningful enough to convey the heart-felt adulation and praise I want to offer you, Wes. This is a technical achievement of small nature, but for the many of us you have to labour in the coal-mine of Body Shop, it is like a blessing from Heaven. You are surely a god among the Pantheon of Sims! There will soon be a Temple of Wes in Pleasantview! Thank you!

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Field Researcher
#78 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:54 PM
This is so great, Wes, I've been waiting for something like this for ages! Lighting in BS has always been a problem for me.
Thank you so much!! You're my hero!
Inventor
#79 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:56 PM
pretty neato

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Lab Assistant
#80 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 9:17 PM
Allélouia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much, this was NEEDED. It's awesome! A billion thanks!!
Instructor
#81 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 10:13 PM
Great! Thank you so much! That light (or rather lack of light) in BS has been bugging me all the time.
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 10:52 PM
Genius!! *kiss*

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Lab Assistant
#83 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 11:17 PM
Thank you so much! I love you! I'm glad this is featured. Thank you <3
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 11:31 PM
Oh boy! I requested this a month or two ago but I didn't know if there was any interest in fixing the lighting.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I don't know if you did this because of my request or not but let me say how very very much I appreciate this. This has been something that has bothered me since BS first came out. It really makes me feel so happy to have it fixed!!
Field Researcher
#85 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 1:52 AM
Thank you so much for this, it's going to make it so much easier for me to work on my sims. Thanks again!!
Test Subject
#86 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 1:56 AM
you are a saint!!! i hate how dark it is, it makes thing quite difficult. thank you so much for this!!
Test Subject
#87 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 2:00 AM
Hugs & kisses headed your way; thank you so much for this!
Instructor
#88 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 2:08 AM
Oh, my! This is great! I thought it was something that couldn't be fixed.
Thank you very very much for this!
Field Researcher
#89 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 4:12 AM
Oh. Wow.

Thank you soooo much!
Scholar
#90 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 5:06 AM
thank you a million times.
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 5:07 AM
thank you for the added light! it works fine except that white colored clothes and light skins do glow from the intense light. i agree with the others that a tad reduction in the lighting would help. but again, thanks for the improvement!
Test Subject
#92 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 6:27 AM
thanks so much, my eyes are very grateful.
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 7:30 AM
You are my hero.
Field Researcher
#94 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 8:34 AM Last edited by The T : 20th Feb 2007 at 11:20 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by saber2185
thank you for the added light! it works fine except that white colored clothes and light skins do glow from the intense light. i agree with the others that a tad reduction in the lighting would help. but again, thanks for the improvement!


Try this

Credit : Rose's Tutorial


How to modify level of lighting

- Start SimPE and open wes_h´s file

It will look like this.


1) Highlight a line
2)Change 8 to a lower number
3)Hit Commit

Go on from 1 with a new line until you have done all 5 ... then finish with Save in the Files menu


Result --From 0.8 to 0.5





Tae
Instructor
#95 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 11:19 AM
YES! Completely needed, this was. Previously, I just changed the background to a ligher color, and then the lighting was brighter. Thankyou for this! It will make using BodyShop so much better!

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Top Secret Researcher
#96 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 11:33 AM
Awesome work.
Field Researcher
#97 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 11:36 AM
Thank you Wes_h, thank you a million! For making this mod AND being bothered enugh to adjust lighting levels for those who wanted it less bright (me including). It will come very handy.
Test Subject
#98 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 12:33 PM
hey this is cool and everything but how do i get rid of it after i have it?

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Scholar
#99 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 12:54 PM
It's very useful. A fine idea Wes ! Thank you very much !

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Lab Assistant
#100 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 1:00 PM Last edited by ulkrhsn : 19th Feb 2007 at 1:53 PM.
that was what i really need..thank you sooo much for this
edit:I tested it and it works great!
By the way, don't know if it's technically possible but it would be great if you could also fix the darkness which appears when hitting F3 and spinning the sim around.
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Operating System: Windows Linux Mac OS X
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
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Tags: #BODYSHOP, #LIGHTING, #DARK