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Gunmod's Radiance Light System 2.4 *4/29/09*

by dDefinder Posted 27th Jun 2008 at 3:46 PM - Updated 29th Apr 2009 at 1:24 PM by dDefinder : to 2.4
573 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
"Enhanced lighting system for the Sims 2. Uses physics laws of light
to ensure the most realistic lighting possible within The Sims 2."
-Gunmod

UPDATE

2.4 APL-29
-Added optional files. 2 types of unlit room darknesses and a balance to all lights
-removed indoor sunlight color saturation.
-Increased unlit room brightness at night
-Decreased orb lights and few table lamps diffusive Strength
-Changed two street light colors from yellow to white
-Adjusted Sims and object overall light strength
-Adjusted seasons, morning, and evening
-Adjusted winter, Spring, and Fall indoor portal spill to match better with summer
-Adjusted cloudy day, will now resemble winter as but a bit darker and grey
-Fixed street lamp from M and G from casting a very weak light, again


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This is all based on Gunmod's Radiance Light System 2.1 and 2.2 made compatible for all expansion packs including stuff packs. I've included the pool shader from 2.2, It should not be used with Seasons if you have useshaders on true. All credit belongs to Gunmod, Previous versions are not needed.

General Changes from 2.2:
>Compatibility for all EP's and SP’s
>Specular highlights for indoors and with usershaders on.
>Fixes to errors found on certain objects and lamps in base game.
>Corrected Dance and Neon lights and color.
>Adjustments to Day, night, Seasons and weather.
>Adjustments to dawn and dusk.
>Adjustments to Archways and Glass doors to make them cast more correctly.
>Adjustments to all light objects and windows.
>Adjustments to Userstartup.cheat
>Increase all light brightness and fallout range.
>Increase Doors and windows fallout range.


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Recommended downloads
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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 are doing."
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=188024

Courtesy Lights by Numenor: "The Courtesy Lights will automatically lit up whenever the room is dark, when the standard lamps are off during nighttime, or in windowless rooms."
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=305228

Weather Atmosphere by chris997: "buyable sky, it projects new clouds in the atmosphere"
http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=187229
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Additional Credits:
Chocolate Pi for RLS 2.2 RC1
Chesspieceface for RLS 2.2 RC2
Original RLS creator Gunmod
Numenor for SCRIPTORIUM, Smarter Lights, Courtesy Lights
skygirl22 Mac Install instructions
MATY, InSim, MTS2 Feedback
Tags: #Gunmod, #Radiance, #Light, #System, #2.2, #2.1, #2.3, #beta, #Lighting, #Mod, #Hack, #RLS, #RC1, #Realistic

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.

Sims 2
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Gunmod's_Radiance_Light_System_2_3_beta.zip | Gunmod Radiance Light System 2 .4

Size: 338.9 KB · Downloads: 133,172 · 23rd Jan 2009
338.9 KB 133,172 23rd Jan 2009
BACKUP Maxis lighting.zip | Backup lighting

Size: 263.1 KB · Downloads: 53,090 · 25th Sep 2008
263.1 KB 53,090 25th Sep 2008
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Test Subject
#501 Old 12th May 2013 at 6:15 PM
I wish to understand but english isn't my native language and it is quite difficult to understand everything what about video? ^^
Instructor
THANKS POST
#502 Old 17th May 2013 at 2:25 AM Last edited by thesammy58 : 30th Jul 2013 at 2:59 PM.
This is really amazing... My favorite is the 6 PM lighting. It's really beautiful.
Lab Assistant
#503 Old 22nd May 2013 at 4:31 AM
Default SP3 is Happy Holiday Stuff and SP5 is H&M Fashion Stuff.
The lighting system in this mod looks very nice, but you should fix the folder with the H&M Fashion Stuff lighting files in it. You called it SP4 (which is what Celebration! Stuff is) instead of SP5 (which is what it needs to be.) Can you fix this? Also, will anything ever be done for SP3 (which is Happy Holiday Stuff?)

Laugh not, for World War 3 is starting to become very real, and the heroes in the television shows will not appear to stop it. Be wise and prepare now.
Lab Assistant
#504 Old 8th Jun 2013 at 8:20 PM
FOR MAC USERS
1. See here for how to make a userStartup.cheat: http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title...erstartup.cheat
(All these years and I never knew there was such a thing!)

2. Skygirl22 isn't exactly succinct, but his method is sound.

It works okay for me running EPs 1-4 on Mountain Lion. Overall, the effect is far less bright than I'm used to, which means I had to add more lights to my lots, especially the nightclubs and cat houses, but the light quality is nice. Nicely done Gunmod!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#505 Old 22nd Jul 2013 at 10:51 PM
Absolutely insane! Thank you so much!
Instructor
#506 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 3:55 PM
Is there any way to make the Dawn and Dusk lighting times longer? Maybe 5-8 for dawn and 18-21 for dusk?
Scholar
#507 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 3:13 PM Last edited by DJ. : 31st Jul 2013 at 3:30 PM.
I am currently testing out RLS compatibility with The Sims Castaway Stories. I'll report back... fingers crossed!

ETA: Unfortunately, I got a red flashing neighborhood and a pitch black lot with default neighborhood surroundings. Very odd. Sims were only a little bit lighter than the environment, even though they've been standing next to a lamp (which casted little to no light). There was also no difference between day and night.

I will research further about the red flashing, because I've seen Gunmod mentioning it in his readme file.
Test Subject
#508 Old 28th Sep 2013 at 11:08 PM
Did anyone have a bug with shadows under the sims, which look like big black squares? They disappear when i turn the shadows quality from high to medium, but this way sims don't have shadows at all. Is there any way to solve the problem?
Test Subject
#509 Old 8th Oct 2013 at 7:00 AM
Had the same shadow problem when I switched to the new nvidia 327.23 drivers. Rolled back to 320.49 and the black squares were gone.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#510 Old 8th Oct 2013 at 4:57 PM
Well thank you) may be the future drivers will work better...
Instructor
#511 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 11:35 AM
There appears to be an issue with the new NVIDIA drivers. The shadows underneath sims are a solid black rectangle now.
Test Subject
#512 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 1:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Motorcitydude
There appears to be an issue with the new NVIDIA drivers. The shadows underneath sims are a solid black rectangle now.

yeah, we discussed it earlier as you can see)
Instructor
#513 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 4:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by clonned
yeah, we discussed it earlier as you can see


Oops, my bad.
Lab Assistant
#514 Old 13th Nov 2013 at 4:48 AM
Would a AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series video card with 2.7 GB of video RAM and pixel shader version 5.0 be a bad idea with this?
Test Subject
#515 Old 16th Jan 2014 at 8:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LucieSims
I love that mod a lot, but I don't really like my wall decor turn into dark when I down them that's the little bad point I noticed.(I've all Eps)


Same problem here :/
Instructor
#516 Old 25th Jan 2014 at 7:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by clonned
Did anyone have a bug with shadows under the sims, which look like big black squares? They disappear when i turn the shadows quality from high to medium, but this way sims don't have shadows at all. Is there any way to solve the problem?


I have the same problem. I wonder if anybody is working on a fix for it.
Guest
THANKS POST
#517 Old 16th Mar 2014 at 1:56 AM
Thank you ><
Guest
THANKS POST
#518 Old 18th Mar 2014 at 10:42 AM
Thank you for your great invention.
Test Subject
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#519 Old 14th Apr 2014 at 6:39 PM
Woah! Never seen such a thing before..
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#520 Old 27th Apr 2014 at 11:25 AM
спасибо
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#521 Old 27th Apr 2014 at 11:25 AM
спасибо
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#522 Old 29th Apr 2014 at 5:36 AM
Thank you for this but it has a lot of bugs, celling lighting goes crazy, wall adjusted objects goes dark, squares in the shadows of sims, and other things, it's not my graphics card, thank you so much I really enjoyed this for some days.
Alchemist
THANKS POST
#523 Old 21st May 2014 at 7:59 PM
This mod has changed my game a lot, I mean, this is one of the best things I have ever downloaded. Thank you so much dDefinder, my game looks really beautiful now thanks to you!
Test Subject
#524 Old 2nd Jul 2014 at 10:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aleex ct
Thank you for this but it has a lot of bugs, celling lighting goes crazy, wall adjusted objects goes dark, squares in the shadows of sims, and other things, it's not my graphics card, thank you so much I really enjoyed this for some days.


I have all the same problems you listed in my game currently and I have yet to download this lighting mod. Infact they were there before I downloaded any mods. So it's definitely a problem with the game conflicting with new systems and nothing to do with this mod.

The shadow squares are solved by turning shadow quality from high to medium, that much I know.
Test Subject
#525 Old 28th Jul 2014 at 7:06 PM
So, I recently installed the Pets collection 'Fun With Pets' but the lighting for the day time seems to be slightly different, as in they're just not right. The daytime lighting is different, as it's brighter, I create sims series, so I noticed the difference quite quickly. Anyway, someone else pointed this out a while ago, and I was wondering if there was ever going to be an update for it? Because I'm assuming that it has something to do with the lighting files being slightly different?
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