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GunMod's Radiance Light System 2.1

by GunMod Posted 5th Nov 2005 at 3:32 AM - Updated 16th May 2009 at 10:18 AM by Numenor : Updated info and links
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EDIT by MTS2 Staff

Gunmod, the creator of the Radiance Light System, has quit modding long ago and therefore the development of the Radiance has been discontinued.
However, other people have continued GunMod's work, or have created alternative lighting systems.

Here are some useful links to various existing Light Systems (thanks Niol for collecting and providing them); the Radiance version 2.4 can also be installed automatically using the SCRIPTORIUM (old versions 2.1 to 2.3 can only be installed by hand).
  • Radiance Light System 2.1 by GunMod @ MTS2 (LINK)
  • Radiance Light System 2.2 BETA RC1 by GunMod & Chocolate Pi @ MTS2 (LINK)
  • GunMod's Radiance Light System 2.3 for all EP/SP by dDefinder @ MTS2 (LINK)
  • GunMod's Radiance Light System 2.4 for all EP/SP by dDefinder @ MTS2 (LINK)
  • Lighting Mod by spookymuffin @ InSIM (LINK)
  • Aaron's Ambiance Mod by stargazer @ GaySimsClub2 (LINK)



And here are some links about modding the lighting.txt game file:

If interested, please visit the provided links and read the instructions, specifications and compatibility of each mod from its own thread


(Original GunMod's post following)
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Fixed light not traveling through arches. Thanks Daan1302
Fixed inside portal coloring. Was too colorful.
Fixed outside light spill. Objects light up more when near window with lamp/light.
Updated to Include all EP's
Auto installs for all EP's
Includes 4 Times of day for Downtown and University (if you have the EP)
This means you can party in the morning, daytime, evening and night.
So Nightlife isn't just "Night Life"

Included a manual install option for PC and MAC users. (seperate download)

Install Procedures:

Download GMRLS21-AUTO.zip or GMRLS21-MANUAL.zip

For the auto install, extract the .exe file to a temp folder, run the exe, then during the install make sure the path is C:\Program Files\EA Games

For the manual install: Extract zip file into: C:\Program Files\EA Games
Allow it to overwrite


To Uninstall:

Extract BACKUP21.zip to: C:\Program Files\EA Games
Allow it to overwrite.


Notes: Because a lot of the default lots use the broken Maxis Diffuser light,
you will want to go in and change the lighting esp. in Downtown lots in Nightlife.
Sorry about this, but it's not my fault Maxis chose to use the broken one


This was made for ENGLISH version installs of the Sims 2.

If you have a NON ENGLISH version of the Sims 2:
Extract the manual version to a temp folder.
Copy the lighting.txt file found in:
The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Lights

to [email protected]\TSData\Res\Lights

Where [email protected] is whatever The Sims 2 folder is called

Next copy the Lighting.txt and downtown_lots.txt files found in:
The Sims 2 Nightlife\TSData\Res\Lights

to [email protected]\TSData\Res\Lights

Where [email protected] is the folder you have for The Sims 2 Nightlife.
Note these are both in Program Files\EA Games


So make sure that if you own a NON ENGLISH version, that the install
program points to your Sims 2 folder.


Works with All or no Expansion Packs.
If you do not own Nightlife it will still create a harmless folder called:
C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2 Nightlife.
If you do NOT own Nightlife, this folder can be safely deleted after the install.

Do NOT use Smart Lights 2 with this!
THis version overwrites any previous version.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
GMRLS21-MANUAL.zip

Size: 31.6 KB · Downloads: 30,865 · 6th Nov 2005
31.6 KB 30,865 6th Nov 2005
GMRLS21-AUTO.zip

Size: 148.7 KB · Downloads: 55,370 · 6th Nov 2005
148.7 KB 55,370 6th Nov 2005
BACKUP21.zip

Size: 32.7 KB · Downloads: 34,588 · 6th Nov 2005
32.7 KB 34,588 6th Nov 2005
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Field Researcher
#26 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 9:19 AM
Great works actually u r my new hero :D
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 9:20 AM
oh . .... this has got to be the best thing that has ever been made for The Sims 2 ... i Love this SO Much! i cant say thanks enough for sharing this wonderfull mod for Free! i cant imagin the time you spent to perfect this. This works fantastic in my game!thanks so so much. Mucn <3

"The way to be safe is never to be secure." -Benjamin Franklin
Test Subject
#28 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 9:25 AM
but I never get the lightings varied with time passing in neighbourhood !! it's always in bright light like in the middle of a day. Plezzz some one help me!!

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Forum Resident
#29 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 9:27 AM
Set your lighting to "high" in the game.

I wanted to add that this works like a charm. I tried the first one yesterday and the lighting was just wonderful. I've been playing with this version since I downloaded it a few hours ago and I'm loving it.

Thank you.

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Lab Assistant
#30 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 9:30 AM
do you have any other mods installed? if u do try this ... take them all out of your game, put Gunmods back in, and start The Sims 2. Then put back the other mods one at a time and see which one was causing that error. Sorry but thats the only advice i can think of ... Or maybe try re-installing his mod. =)

"The way to be safe is never to be secure." -Benjamin Franklin
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#31 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 9:43 AM
Sorry to be a nuisance, but is it possible to have a version for people who don't like things auto-installing? I like to put things in place myself because I find it helps with my understanding of how other things might be affected by the files.

"You can do refraction by raymarching through the depth buffer" (c. Reddeyfish 2017)
Test Subject
#32 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 9:50 AM
Thanks guys! I'll try your solutions right a way after my exams!! Haha, but better go back & struggle w/ my evil books now!

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Lab Assistant
#33 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 9:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inge Jones
Sorry to be a nuisance, but is it possible to have a version for people who don't like things auto-installing? I like to put things in place myself because I find it helps with my understanding of how other things might be affected by the files.



ye but theres a uninstaller that you can download and that will take the mod out of the game, theres nothing wrong with it tho ive just checked it out and its fantastic. Oh and by the way GUNMOD this is FAntastc
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#34 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 10:02 AM
I am not saying I doubt the safety, I just like to know exactly what has been added or changed in those directories that I may be wanting to change manually at a later date (eg to add more hacks).

It's different when it's a product I know I won't be modding for - I just let the software install what it wants. But with something like The Sims where different people are coming up with new mods all the time which I may wish to install, I feel it is important that I know exactly what files and folders each one has added or changed.

"You can do refraction by raymarching through the depth buffer" (c. Reddeyfish 2017)
Scholar
#35 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 10:04 AM
kilner89
i just installed it on top. worked fine

evil_prodigy
i have a radeon 7000 in a laptop. hardly high spec and many wonder how i run TS2 at all, never mind all the expansions but i do and this mod works beautifully. i have had no graphic glitches at all. it looks as good as the screenshots i can definitely say that


and GunMod :D
this was well worth the wait and i really, deeply thankyou for all you hard work and the effort put into it
i was about to go to sleep at 4am but saw the update and just had to try it. the lot went into was set at midnight and the occupants asleep. the moonlight effect is absolutely stunning
all the lighting looks great. although brighter than your original version, it is still not a million watt effect like the maxis version
i still have other lots to try and therefore other effects to see, but this is sweet indeed :D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#36 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 10:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilner89
do i need to remove the first version? or do i leave that installed? i want to make sure just incase


You can just install it over the previous. Replaces the same stuff.

- GunMod
Freelance Game/Software Designer
GunMod's Forums


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Lab Assistant
#37 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 10:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anelca
kilner89
i just installed it on top. worked fine


ye thanks i just have done, And tried it out its awesome.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#38 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 10:25 AM
Hey Folks

I'll be finishing the Nightlife and University addons today so that Downtown lots and University Campuses get the same light treatment.
It will be added to this download and of course be call Nightlife_Addon and University_Addon.
These will in addition to the regular mod.

So to clarify:
If you have The Sims 2 and no expansions, you dont need anything but this mod and Dizzy2's Smart Lights 2

If you have The Sims 2 and University Only, you will need to download this mod, dizzys Smart lights 2 and The University Addon.

If you have The Sims 2 and Nightlife Only, you will need to download this mod, dizzys Smart lights 2 and The Nightlife Addon.

If you have The Sims 2 and University and Nightlife, you will need to download this mod, dizzys Smart lights 2, The University Addon, and the Nightlife Addon.

Just look for the main post to be updated when I add them.

- GunMod
Freelance Game/Software Designer
GunMod's Forums


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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#39 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 10:26 AM
@ Inge Jones

Sure bud, let me finish up the NL and Uni add-ons for this and I'll throw up a manual
install as well.

- GunMod
Freelance Game/Software Designer
GunMod's Forums


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One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#40 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 10:41 AM
Thanks

"You can do refraction by raymarching through the depth buffer" (c. Reddeyfish 2017)
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 11:04 AM
Finally! I loved 1.0, but this is even better!
ust one question. In 1.0, didn't the light go through the arches?

MTS2 rocks my socks!

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Guest
#42 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 11:17 AM
Default [mac User]
Please provide a non-exe file. It's really not fair, you are effectively excluding the mac simmers from using your mod for no good reason at all.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#43 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 11:28 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by atotland
Please provide a non-exe file. It's really not fair, you are effectively excluding the mac simmers from using your mod for no good reason at all.


I understand, and I did say above I would do so.
Give me a little time please.

- GunMod
Freelance Game/Software Designer
GunMod's Forums


Tip to Never Get Lost: Remember, No Matter Where You Go, There You Are!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#44 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 11:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daan1302
Finally! I loved 1.0, but this is even better!
ust one question. In 1.0, didn't the light go through the arches?


Yes it did, this will too when I update it today to 2.1 after I finish the
Uni and NL add-ons.
Was just one decimal point in the wrong place, lol

- GunMod
Freelance Game/Software Designer
GunMod's Forums


Tip to Never Get Lost: Remember, No Matter Where You Go, There You Are!
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 11:38 AM
Yay! Thanks! (I wonder why a moderator hasnt put this in featured downloads!)

MTS2 rocks my socks!

<Inge> is the truth always "cool"?
<Inge> a thing isn't true just cos it's interesting
<tracyshayne> Hi, Inge...you talking to yourself over there?
A quote from the MTS2 chat!
Instructor
#46 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 2:59 PM
Is there away that you can make a mod so there would be bright window light in sunken livingrooms and the like?

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Lab Assistant
#47 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 4:09 PM
VAMPY BITES V^^^^V: That is a game limitation, Gunmod cannot change that with his lighting mod.
Test Subject
#48 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 4:07 PM
Hi,
I have a question about the dusk time and the changes in color in game.It actually turns a brown/pink color .Is that normal? It actually looks very cool
danny
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 4:13 PM
yes, that is normal.
Field Researcher
#50 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 5:50 PM
Must I use the smartlights2 hack with this? Every time I have tried to use the smartlights2 hack, my lots won't load at all. I know dizzy's first smartlights had a problem with corrupting pool lights, but I have since redone my neighborhood. All loads fine with just your radiance lighting2 mod, it seems the smartlights2 is causing the problem. What difference does smartlights make to the game with your mod? Thanks
P.S. I will post in the smartlights2 thread at VS, I think it may be a conflict with another hack. Anyone else having problems?

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