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Two Storey Lights

by darylmarkloc Posted 28th Feb 2006 at 9:06 AM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 2:56 PM by -Maylin-
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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One of the things that detracts from our two storey open spaces is the lighting. We can put in ceiling lights on the floor level which hang magically half way down our room, or put them on the 2nd level and the lower half of the room is all gloom.

No more.

This light goes on the ground floor and hangs from the ceiling a floor above, lighting the WHOLE space, ceiling to floor.

The light fixture has a will disappear once installed unless you are in lower floor mode. This is because the game treats it as an object belonging to the floor, not the ceiling and still regards a 2 floor open space as being just that, two floors. Nevertheless, the light it creates remains...

It shows up in my pics because of the way I built that space - it has no walls where the windows are placed, so the game does not treat it as a room.

This one began life as a street light, but I modified the BHAV's so that it is treated by the game as an indoor ceiling light.

It can be found under Buy >> Room Lighting

I'm throwing this one open to anyone who wants to tweak it. I think plenty of people would like variety in their lights and this works fine for a kludge, but it needs developement, I feel. Just give me a credit if you do modify, improve, change.

Mar 4 - Noticed that when Gunmods Radiance Lighting is intsalled, this light stops working. When there is a fix found for this, I'll update. Meanwhile, just be aware that this problem exits.

Thank you
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Sims 2
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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\
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 9:34 AM
wow this is great! nice .
Mad Poster
#3 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 11:13 AM
Wow, thanks, I've been wanting lights like this...
Now, I may save some works to make some invisible lights...:bandit:
Test Subject
#4 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 11:57 AM
Fantastic! Just what was needed for my new house

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#5 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 12:19 PM
This is a much needed invention, as it is quite difficult lighting split levels right sometimes. Thank you very much for another great object. nengi65

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Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 12:24 PM
wonderful job.thank you~~~~
#7 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 12:40 PM
as always, great work
thanks for sharing.
I'll be using this object a lot

Please note - I'm not taking any requests at the moment.

You may include my items in your uploads but please credit with a link to either the object or my creator page please.

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#8 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 1:45 PM
Hey!! Well done! :D

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#9 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 3:02 PM
Fear the power of the strange thinking Aussie minds! This is fantastic daryl ty very much :D

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Test Subject
#10 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 3:48 PM
i was JUST griping to myself about this a couple of days ago-cabinets on all the walls of my kitchen n nowhere to put lights cuz there was no ceiling. This is the best! Thank you so much :o)
Field Researcher
#11 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 6:41 PM
Awesome job!!!!
Thank you sooo much
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 6:43 PM
Loverat - maybe it's because we think upside down? But I've been living in the US for 8 years and several in the UK as well, maybe I'm just all mixed up...

I live vicariously through my Sims. This is a sad reflection on my life and theirs.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 10:01 PM
Good thinking!

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 10:04 PM
ive been waiting for something like this, its always a pain to have a light "magically" hanging half way in the room. this is wonderfull! Thank you

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Forum Resident
#15 Old 1st Mar 2006 at 12:17 AM
Excellent!!! Thank you for sharing and your time you invested.
Test Subject
#16 Old 1st Mar 2006 at 3:35 AM
I've been waiting for something like this forever too. Thank you so much for making and sharing it!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 1st Mar 2006 at 12:36 PM
Thank you so much! This is a wonderful addition.
#18 Old 1st Mar 2006 at 5:25 PM
Thank you sooo much! I have a lot of two-storey spaces, towers, etc. and was resigned to gloom. I didn't even think to make a request for this - you must have read my mind! :D
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 1st Mar 2006 at 11:32 PM
This is great! I can't wait for more "homey" recolours of this object. This is perfect for my modern homes, though.
Forum Resident
#20 Old 1st Mar 2006 at 11:56 PM
You know, I was thinking about how we needed some lights that did exactly what you made! Thank you very much! Now if only we could have a huge chandalier that was one story big, and could light up both floors! But thank you for this!
Field Researcher
#21 Old 2nd Mar 2006 at 2:08 AM
Pure genius! Thank you so much. :P


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Top Secret Researcher
#22 Old 3rd Mar 2006 at 10:47 AM
Oh god these are great for my two storie houses <3 thankz
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 1:14 AM
Oooh, I've been wishing for something like this, thankies!

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Lab Assistant
#24 Old 17th Apr 2006 at 11:33 AM
Really nice work. It always annoyed me that I could place the lights but they would give no light. Thanks for fixing that. I hope you will release some more meshes so we can have different 2-story lights.
Test Subject
#25 Old 5th May 2006 at 11:18 PM
I love this light. I have a question though. Is it possible to make the
light illuminate brighter? It seems very weak compared to the white light that
I use.
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