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Picked upload! skyFix 2.1 (redownload / 15 APR '17)

by Nopke Posted 21st Dec 2015 at 10:25 PM - Updated 1st Jun 2020 at 3:56 PM by Nopke
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With this mod, sun, moon, stars and meteors can be seen properly on the sky while playing on a lot, if you have Seasons, any newer expansion pack, or Mansion and Garden Stuff installed. Additionally, it makes it possible to display neighborhood skyboxes on lots properly.

Update (15 APR 17): Added a fixed version for Mac. The snow texture outside the lot borders doesn't flash purple anymore.
Update (7 APR 17): The previous version made terrain paints and floors on other lots invisible. It's fixed in the SkyFix 2.1.
Update (12 MAR 17): Released the SkyFix 2 that makes it possible to create skyboxes that blend properly with edges of the visible terrain.




Choosing the right version
  1. If you have an old version of this mod (simNopke-skyFix-xxx or simNopke-skyFix2-xxx), delete it first. Go to 2.
  2. If you're playing on Mac and have Super Collection or Bon Voyage installed, choose simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6-Mac. If not, go to 3.
  3. If you're playing on PC and have Ultimate Collection, or at least one of the following packs installed: Bon Voyage, Free Time, Apartment Life, Mansion and Garden Stuff – choose simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6. If not, go to 4.
  4. If you have Seasons installed, choose simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP5. If not, go to 5.
  5. If you have at least one of the following packs installed: Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, any stuff pack (except of M&G Stuff) – choose simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP2. If not, choose simNopke-skyFix2_1-base.
EP5, EP2 and base versions work fine on both PC and Mac.

Known bugs
None caused by this mod, but there is a bug you can't see without the SkyFix in Seasons, a newer expansion pack, or M&G Stuff: double sun and double moon.

ConflictsIf you want to use one of those mods, use it instead of this mod – they have the SkyFix incorporated.

For creators of skyboxes
To create a properly layered neighborhood skybox compatible with the SkyFix, you have to use the following values for the stdMatLayer parameter in the material file of your skybox:
  • -6 – skies (solid)
  • -5 – something between the sky and the horizon, for example clouds
  • -4 – horizons
Unfortunately, Maxis sun, moon, stars and meteors are on higher layers, so they are drawn on skyboxes.

Overriden resource
Type nameTypeGroupInstanceInstance (high)
Maxis Material Shader0xCD7FE87A0x1C0532FA0xFF439C100x0C50FBBF
Credits
Ajay
Ciastko
Liv
Lowedeus (The Great Sky of Totalitarianism)
Voeille
Zena-Dew-Drop
Creators of SimPe

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one version of this mod.

This download has custom installation instructions!

In addition to the normal installation instructions, this download also has a custom instruction, as follows:

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 XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
If you don't have a Downloads folder, just make one. See instructions at: Game Help: No Downloads Folder.
Placing this mod in the game installation folders is not recommended.
Please make sure to read it before commenting that it doesn't work. :)
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
simNopke-skyFix2_1-base.zip 1.9 KB 1,958 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP2.zip 2.1 KB 1,165 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP5.zip 4.4 KB 1,148 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6.zip 4.6 KB 15,789 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6-Mac.zip 4.8 KB 1,532 15th Apr 2017
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Type: Fixed

Tags: #fix, #sky, #moon, #sun, #stars, #star, #meteor, #meteors, #comet, #comets