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Testers Wanted: Smart Lights updated

by dizzy2 Posted 20th Aug 2005 at 9:11 PM - Updated 13th Nov 2005 at 1:21 AM by dizzy2 : Updated for NL
78 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
* Please note that the old version of Smart Lights may have corrupted your pool lights. You will need to delete those pool lights and replace them before they will work again. *

Please use the "nl" version if you have Nightlife. Otherwise, use the original version.

This hack combines the function of the DIY light mods I posted on Variousimmers some time ago to give you auto lights that turn on and off when your sims really want them on or off.

When an awake sim is doing something in a room, the lights will turn on if there are no windows in the room or if it is nighttime.

NEW: Updated Nightlife version (with workaround suggested by Crammyboy).

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
smart-lights-nl.zip

Size: 690 Bytes · Downloads: 3,257 · 13th Nov 2005
690 Bytes 3,257 13th Nov 2005
smart-lights.zip

Size: 514 Bytes · Downloads: 1,580 · 13th Nov 2005
514 Bytes 1,580 13th Nov 2005
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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
#2 Old 20th Aug 2005 at 9:19 PM
...i'm not trying to be critical, or royally dense, but isn't this what happens when you use autolights?
i congratulate you, but i'm just wondering.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 20th Aug 2005 at 9:24 PM
Not quite. This is a bit smarter. Normal Auto-lights does not turn off a light when a sim is not using it.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 20th Aug 2005 at 9:32 PM
Great !
that mean the autolight now will work ? :D

... @ The_Living_End
here the autolight keeps light turned on also if a sims is sleep
sometime the light will be turned on also if the sims leave a room..

that hack should fix it ..

thnx again.. i'm downloading it
Field Researcher
#5 Old 20th Aug 2005 at 9:41 PM
Cool. I hated how you had to turn the lights on/off manually. Thanks.
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#6 Old 20th Aug 2005 at 10:02 PM
Thankyou! At last the lights will be realistic!

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 20th Aug 2005 at 11:20 PM
Very nice, I always wondered if there was something wrong with my “Auto-Lights” but now I see that it was just another failed attempt of Maxis. Thank you for completing this for them. No more high electric bills for my sims.

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Instructor
#8 Old 21st Aug 2005 at 12:45 AM
hmm... I never really had this problem with the auto lights, they always turned off properly for me
Field Researcher
#9 Old 21st Aug 2005 at 3:03 AM
Dizzy2, will this apply to outside lights also?
Field Researcher
#10 Old 21st Aug 2005 at 3:07 AM
So, if I understand correctly, this works like those IR-controlled automatic lights in the real world? A sim walks into a room, the lights go on and vice versa when they leave?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 21st Aug 2005 at 3:05 AM
billyd, this has no affect on outside lights (different function).

Madness, this works more like a psychic clapper. Turns on when they need it, off if they don't.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 21st Aug 2005 at 4:41 AM
I gotcha now. But ya know, it would be quite funny if someone could make a clapper. You click on a light and select "Clap On" or "Clap Off" to turn the lights on & off, respectively.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 21st Aug 2005 at 2:22 PM
Well you could do that. You would be left without an animation of it though.
Test Subject
#14 Old 28th Aug 2005 at 7:16 AM
This is the greatest and works perfectly in my game. I hated it when night fell and every single light went on and stayed on unless the sim was asleep. THANK YOU!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 4th Sep 2005 at 1:26 PM
I have noticed that normally, without this hack, my autolights work fine for every room except the kitchen? The bedroom lights go off when they sleep, and on again when they move closer and snuggle with their partner (can't the sims manage to get from on side of the bed to the other without the lights on?) and then off again. Every other room works fine except maybe the bathroom...I can't remember at the moment. Anyway is there a reason for this? Maybe cockroaches activate the lights? Or something else? Will download though so I am sure Autolights works!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 4th Sep 2005 at 1:54 PM
Mine worked cept in the kitchen too! I always just thought it
was me.......*sigh*
Something else Maxis didn't have working right? Or was this
on purpose?
THANK YOU!
Field Researcher
#17 Old 4th Sep 2005 at 8:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tessieroo
Mine worked cept in the kitchen too! I always just thought it
was me.......*sigh*
Something else Maxis didn't have working right? Or was this
on purpose?
THANK YOU!


Lol i'm pretty sure they didn't leave this out on purpose.

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 5th Sep 2005 at 4:39 AM
Absolute brilliant! I have always want since day 1.

Your really champ.

THANK YOU!!!!!

PS) Download now...
The Quiet One
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#19 Old 17th Sep 2005 at 4:09 AM
just to let you know, this works with Nightlife. :D
Test Subject
#20 Old 20th Sep 2005 at 12:22 AM
This file does NOT work with nightlife, I have found that it causes Community lots to load forever and never complete loading, forcing me to end the task through task manager. I have tried redownloading this hack incase the file got corrupted, and still the same thing happened.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#21 Old 20th Sep 2005 at 6:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JadeInsane
This file does NOT work with nightlife, I have found that it causes Community lots to load forever and never complete loading, forcing me to end the task through task manager. I have tried redownloading this hack incase the file got corrupted, and still the same thing happened.


I use this hack and I've never had any problem with community lots.

Your problem is NOT the fault of this hack.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 20th Sep 2005 at 4:17 PM
Just found this. Love it. Downloading it now. I will also test extensivly with nightlife. What I am seeing so far is more hacks conflict within nightlife but since I don't use many I am sure it works fine. I am so thankful for this, I have been so annoyed with all the lights except the rooms where sims are sleeping of being on all night long. Could you imagine the electric bill?! lol

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Guest
#23 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 3:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JadeInsane
This file does NOT work with nightlife, I have found that it causes Community lots to load forever and never complete loading, forcing me to end the task through task manager. I have tried redownloading this hack incase the file got corrupted, and still the same thing happened.


I've had the same problem on some downtown community lots, I don't see it being caused by the lights mod tho.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 4:40 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JadeInsane
This file does NOT work with nightlife, I have found that it causes Community lots to load forever and never complete loading, forcing me to end the task through task manager. I have tried redownloading this hack incase the file got corrupted, and still the same thing happened.


I am going to have to confirm this problem as well. I narrowed it down to this hack through process of elimination. This hack seemed to have corrupted my Nightlife savegame, causing certain downtown lots to never load and having to close the game through Task Manager. This always happened when trying to get into the lot for Build Mode, and sometimes when visiting with a Sim. After restoring a pre-Nightlife backup, I found that downtown lots would not load with this hack installed, and loaded with no problem with the hack removed.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#25 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 6:10 AM
Sorry, guys. I have no idea what's causing your problems, but it's certainly not my hack. I just sent my sims bowling downtown no problem, and I've used simless build mode many times with this hack in place.

There is no possible way my hack could do what you describe.

Even if my hack were buggy and incompatible (which it is not) it would still only cause sims to "jump" or give you error dialogs. Things that cause your game to freeze have nothing to do with SimAntics and most likely would happen with or without ANY hacks.
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