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Brightening up BodyShop for a Spring Cleaning

by WesHowe Posted 18th Feb 2007 at 8:11 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 10:13 PM by Nysha
245 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts
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 *>

Operating System: Windows Linux Mac OS X
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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

Size: 2.8 KB · Downloads: 51,536 · 18th Feb 2007
2.8 KB 51,536 18th Feb 2007
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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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Test Subject
#151 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 6:16 AM
This Rocks!
Thank you so much ...from this newcomer to TS2 ( I played 1 a few years back I still have that awesome game as well, and on PS2). I have had TS2 for almost a month and loving it.
I just got a new video card for my desktop friday to play the game.I had an old rage fury before. I remember the reason I upgraded computers back in 03 it was TS1.
I also scored a new 120GB HD(psst for playing around and in bodyshop with CS2...) for my laptop and desktop it worked like a charm on both systems.

Yikes now we can really see what we are doing in the CAS!
Thanks again
Lab Assistant
#152 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 9:08 AM
Thank you for this

this is really good... Thanks Wes!!

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Test Subject
#153 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 5:49 PM
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#154 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 12:20 PM
Does not work with Seasons, which is a shame. Can you please take a look-see at it? Thank you!

Touch my mind
Test Subject
1st Mar 2007 at 7:16 PM
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Field Researcher
#155 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 9:52 PM
Really? Meh. It's like the InSim it seems, works for some, doesn't for others ... odd.

Touch my mind
Field Researcher
#156 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 9:56 PM
Thankyou so much!! It really annoyed me having to load the game just to see the "true" colour!

Foxy XX
Test Subject
#157 Old 3rd Mar 2007 at 1:56 AM
Thank you, SO MUCH. I've always avoided BodyShop because of the lighting. And because it takes so long to load on my computer. You've fixed one of my two problems. Thanks again.
Mad Poster
#158 Old 3rd Mar 2007 at 4:34 AM
Wow, this is very helpful, thank you! But which one is the one that is the same lighting as the actual game? I tried the brightest one and it looks too bright. But I can't tell between the others ones.
Lab Assistant
#159 Old 3rd Mar 2007 at 1:53 PM
Thank you! thank you! thank you! finally I can see my creations clearly in bs. You are amazing
Top Secret Researcher
#160 Old 3rd Mar 2007 at 9:39 PM
Wanted to say that i just checked bodyshop with Seasons and lighting continues to work just fine. Thanks again for this, it has made everything so easy :-)

You will find my older and newest creations here
4th Mar 2007 at 5:05 PM
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#161 Old 5th Mar 2007 at 4:08 AM
I noticed mine no longer works now with Seasons, i might try a few options and see if I can fix it, as it's very helpful.

*♥.¸Here we go again .♥*
#162 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 10:18 AM
Marry me?
I've been wanting this ever since I started making my own content. I love you!

Hey, wanna get rid of the PaySites once and for all?

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Give me credit and you can include/default/whatever my stuff - No Paysites!
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Lab Assistant
#163 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 9:04 PM
Having just figured out how to use BS effectively (now I can upload my Sims!!), I really appreciate this! Thanks so much!
Original Poster
#164 Old 9th Mar 2007 at 1:04 AM
Originally Posted by Ashen
Does not work with Seasons, which is a shame. Can you please take a look-see at it? Thank you!

I have been off-the-air for the last couple of weeks due to a move. I just installed seasons here, and I will test this soon. Until then, you should be able to use the legacy body shop mod that Numenor made to run the older bodyshop version.

<* Wes *>
#165 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 7:03 AM
oh great cant wait to have if for the inseason bodyshop =]

check out my uploads here updated May 15, 2008
Original Poster
#166 Old 12th Mar 2007 at 12:17 AM
Originally Posted by dragon_tfm
oh great cant wait to have if for the inseason bodyshop =]

I can't seem to make it not work in Seasons.

Those that have had trouble should try deleting the "groups.cache" and "cigen.package" files. Both of these will get rebuilt automatically.

Be careful when deleting files to delete just the ones I cited above. I am not responsible for operator error.

<* Wes *>
Test Subject
#167 Old 15th Mar 2007 at 5:51 PM
I thank you for this. Awesome
Lab Assistant
#168 Old 17th Mar 2007 at 9:03 AM
I appreciate this most useful mod. Thank you.

Tired of the Heat Waves? Watch 'An Inconvenient Truth'.

Amelie fans, check out my new version of Audrey Tautou as Amelie here

Check out my brothers stuff with two sims by both of us. here.
Lab Assistant
#169 Old 17th Mar 2007 at 9:26 PM
Great JOB!
no problems....
Field Researcher
#170 Old 22nd Mar 2007 at 1:20 PM
Wow! Thank you! So glad you did this

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Lab Assistant
26th Mar 2007 at 4:04 PM
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Lab Assistant
#171 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 4:09 PM
Hi, thank you a lot for this mod. It was really upseting to see our work in that bad light :P. Now it's not okay, it's great! I have the Seasons expansion and put the package in the download folder, and it's working fine.
Thank you again for the great job modding :D
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