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No-Fade Ceiling Lights (Update for GTW)

by FakeHousesRealAwesome Posted 13th Feb 2015 at 2:05 AM - Updated 24th Jan 2016 at 7:20 PM by FakeHouses|RealAwesome : fixed forum link
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Description

These are overrides of the MODL resources (listed below) for every base game ceiling light, including the locked career reward ones, in order to stop them fading in Live Mode. I’ve been using this in my game for about a week and have been happy with it, but let me know if you have any problems (and please read carefully about the known issue below).

Known Issue

The lights appear to switch back to the style of their default swatch when you move the camera farther away. For some lights it happens at about (or a bit farther away than) what I would consider a normal playing distance; for others, it happens at a point so far away you probably wouldn’t ever notice. The second two pictures show the distances at which the first and last lights makes the switch. The rest go at various points in between.

I don’t know how to fix it right now, so if it’s an issue for you then you probably shouldn’t download this (or just use this for picture-taking and remove it for gameplay). But I’ve seen more than a few people talking about the annoying vanishing lights recently, so I thought this might be useful even with the issue. Hopefully there will be a solution to that soon, and if you think you have one please do post about it somewhere on the Create forum, such as in this thread I started.

These were made with game version 1.4.83.

Updated Info for Version 1.5.139

This patch stops object fading in the Tab Camera mode. However, they still fade at the same distance in Live Mode. So that means you can take out this mod if you'd prefer your lights to only stop fading with the Tab Camera.

Update for Get to Work

I added the ceiling lights from the Get to Work expansion pack. Again, since 1.5.139 ceiling lights have faded in the Tab Camera mode; you only need this if you want to stop them fading in Live Mode as well.

Update 1/24/16

Because I no longer have a Windows partition for my Mac, I am not sure when/if I will be able to update this mod for the newer packs. If someone else picks it up, I will add a link here.





Additional Credits:
s4pe, which I used to make this
plasticbox, whose no-fade columns showed me how to do this

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 4
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FHRA_NoFadeCeilingLights_EP1.zip

Size: 40.2 KB · Downloads: 2,208 · 20th Apr 2015
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FHRA_NoFadeCeilingLights.zip

Size: 118.6 KB · Downloads: 2,966 · 13th Feb 2015
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14 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
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Scholar
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#2 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 2:14 AM
When taking photos... I always hate when lights disappear! This is terrific! Thank you so much! :D
Test Subject
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#3 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 2:08 PM
Really cool for vidéos Thanks
Test Subject
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#4 Old 17th Feb 2015 at 10:49 PM
Nice job! Your link to your thread is broken though. I think you added an equal sign when you typed the link in. :P
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#5 Old 18th Feb 2015 at 2:00 AM
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Originally Posted by youngvulcanoes
Nice job! Your link to your thread is broken though. I think you added an equal sign when you typed the link in. :P


Fixed it. Thanks!

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Check out my Sim re-creations of 1920s kit homes:
The Shadow Lawn ||| The Plaza ||| The Trenton
Test Subject
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#6 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 5:48 AM
Thank you!
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#7 Old 7th Jun 2015 at 5:46 AM
I feel like I should be standing on my head while looking at that picture cause those lamps look like FLOOR LAMPS
Instructor
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#8 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 1:33 AM
thanks a lot I love this mod
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Inventor
#9 Old 4th Dec 2015 at 9:52 PM
I don't want to sound like an idiot but also don't want to bork my game, With Get to Work installed do I need both of these files or just the 'Get to Work' file?
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 13th Feb 2016 at 4:02 PM
I liked this mod, but it doesn't seem to work at the moment,pity. Why oh why can't EA leave stuff alone!! Thanks for sharing.
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 13th Feb 2016 at 5:59 PM
@rorsdors It works for the base game and GTW lights. Obviously the ceiling lights from other packs are not included, so will not be affected.

My Simblr is FakeHouses|RealAwesome
Check out my Sim re-creations of 1920s kit homes:
The Shadow Lawn ||| The Plaza ||| The Trenton
Smeg Head
#12 Old 29th Mar 2016 at 6:05 PM
Hi there. Just read the Feb message about not having the partition thing and if anyone carries on with this project. I have been for the last couple of Stuff Packs, EPs and what not, carrying on with the excellent work you started here - http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=567896 - I also give a link on my own upload back to this great mod as the source of inspiration. Thanks for starting it all.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 9th Jan 2018 at 10:46 PM
This is an awesome mod, however since it is sadly no longer being updated I'd just like to point anyone who wants to see the new lights have the same treatment over to coolspear's mods on SimsAsylum.

http://simsasylum.com/tfm/index.php?/topic/12309-no-fade-cieling-lights-objects/

You still need this mod, but his mod over there will expand the list of lights and is constantly being updated as new content gets released.