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The SkyFix removes "walls" that made sun, moon, stars, meteors (in Seasons+ coding) and neighborhood skyboxes (in Nightlife+ coding) not visible on lots. This mod makes it possible to create a skybox that is not covered by the fading horizon (thanks to Lowedeus for the solution to this problem). See screenshots for a simple explanation.
Update (15 APR 17)
: Added a fixed version for Mac. The snow texture outside of the lot doesnt flash purple anymore.
Update (7 APR 17)
: SkyFix 2 eats up terrain paints and floors on other lots. Fixed in the new version (2.1).
If you have an old version of this mod (simNopke-skyFix-xxx
), delete it first.
There are 4 versions of this mod. You need to choose only one for the newest expansion pack you have installed. Note that Mansion and Garden Stuff
is treated as an expansion pack 9 and other stuff packs as an expansion pack 4.5.
- simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6 Bon Voyage or any newer expansion pack or Mansion and Garden Stuff on PC
- simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6-Mac Bon Voyage on Mac
- simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP5 Seasons, or Seasons and any stuff pack except M&G
- simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP2 Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets or any stuff pack except M&G
- simNopke-skyFix2_1-base the base game or University
versions work fine on both PC and Mac.
None caused by this mod, but there is a bug you can't see without the SkyFix in Seasons
or newer EP: double sun and double moon.
The SkyFix does not
affect camera mods.
For creators of skyboxes
If you want to create a skybox that is properly layered and compatible with the SkyFix, you need to use the following values for the stdMatLayer
parameter in the material file of your skybox:
- -6 sky (solid)
- -5 something between sky and horizon, for example clouds
- -4 horizons
Unfortunately, Maxis sun, moon, stars and meteors are on higher layers, so they are drawn after skyboxes.
|Type name||Type||Group||Instance||Instance (high)|
|Maxis Material Shader||0xCD7FE87A||0x1C0532FA||0xFF439C10||0x0C50FBBF|
: The Great Sky of Totalitarianism (Rise of Communism)
Creators of SimPe