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skyFix 2.1 (redownload / 15 APR '17)

by Nopke Posted 21st Dec 2015 at 10:25 PM - Updated 3rd Mar 2021 at 6:55 PM by Nopke
92 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
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The sun, the moon, stars or meteors can't be seen properly on the sky while playing on a lot if Seasons, any newer expansion pack, or Mansion and Garden Stuff is installed. This mod fixes it. Additionally, it provides better support for displaying neighborhood skyboxes and horizons on lots.

This mod does not restore base game clouds but there is another mod which achieves that: the clouds controller made by Lowedeus. There's also a global version of it made by Lazy Duchess – it makes clouds show automatically, without having to put a controller on a lot.

Updates
15 Apr 2017: Added a fixed version for Mac. The snow texture outside the lot borders doesn't flash purple anymore.
7 Apr 2017: The previous version made terrain paints and floors on other lots invisible. It's fixed in the SkyFix 2.1.
12 Mar 2017: 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-### or simNopke-skyFix2-###), 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 won't be covered by clouds or horizons.

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

Type: Fixed

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

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one version of this mod.
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

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 2,570 · 7th Apr 2017
1.9 KB 2,570 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP2.zip

Size: 2.1 KB · Downloads: 1,582 · 7th Apr 2017
2.1 KB 1,582 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP5.zip

Size: 4.4 KB · Downloads: 1,582 · 7th Apr 2017
4.4 KB 1,582 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6.zip

Size: 4.6 KB · Downloads: 21,519 · 7th Apr 2017
4.6 KB 21,519 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6-Mac.zip

Size: 4.8 KB · Downloads: 2,026 · 15th Apr 2017
4.8 KB 2,026 15th Apr 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#76 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 12:09 AM
Finally! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
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#77 Old 30th Jul 2017 at 10:48 PM
Thanks this is a essential mod
Test Subject
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#78 Old 30th Sep 2017 at 10:21 AM
Thanks, it looks way nicer than Maxis' sky.
Test Subject
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#79 Old 2nd Oct 2017 at 5:44 PM
thank
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#80 Old 22nd Mar 2018 at 12:02 AM
Thank you for this. I can't wait to try it. It's so annoying to have sims stargaze when there are no stars or moon at all!
Lab Assistant
#81 Old 20th Apr 2018 at 7:21 PM
This mod is bugged, two moons and also, two suns too but i updated them but still bugs

but why is this still bugs? maybe any other mod has conflict with this mod or what

Here is screenshot

Link: https://s14.postimg.cc/8qeuwtbsh/Si...02-51-39-21.jpg

Thanks.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#82 Old 21st Apr 2018 at 6:22 AM
@Alex5 The double moon/sun bug isn't caused by this mod, it occurs since the base game. This mod just makes it possible to see it if you have Seasons, any newer EP or Mansion and Garden Stuff installed. I don't know yet how to fix it.

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Lab Assistant
#83 Old 21st Apr 2018 at 12:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nopke
@Alex5 The double moon/sun bug isn't caused by this mod, it occurs since the base game. This mod just makes it possible to see it if you have Seasons, any newer EP or Mansion and Garden Stuff installed. I don't know yet how to fix it.


Thanks for replying

I have play Sims 2 UC without origin and i have 73 CC but i have use this mod with EP6 but bug appeared in sometimes
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#84 Old 21st May 2018 at 7:42 AM
Wow, I remember discussing this on MATY years ago! It'll be great to see the sky again after all these years.
Test Subject
#85 Old 22nd Jun 2018 at 6:14 PM
that's a great mod, I wish it could work for me tried all the installation ways but I still have my boring empty blue sky.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#86 Old 22nd Jun 2018 at 9:37 PM
@kmccall Are you sure it isn't working? The sun, the moon and stars are quite high on the sky, you can't see them until you use the free cam (TAB key) or a camera mod. Make sure you put this mod into the Downloads folder and you haven't got any conflicting mods.

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Test Subject
#87 Old 10th Aug 2018 at 6:28 PM
Can anyone tell me how to use this skyfix mod in my game?
Test Subject
#88 Old 15th Oct 2019 at 5:28 AM
wich one do i download if i have ultimate collection?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#89 Old 15th Oct 2019 at 11:31 AM
@micisoft Download -EP6 because The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection contains all expansion and stuff packs.

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Test Subject
#90 Old 21st May 2020 at 5:12 AM
Thanks for this mod!
Test Subject
#91 Old 21st Jun 2020 at 9:29 PM
Default help me
hello!! could somebody help me? skyfix conflits with Gunmod's Radiance Light System 2.5 but if you want to use both, the lightning system has it included. But what about Gunmod's Radiance Light System 2.4? does it conflicts with skyfix as well?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#92 Old 22nd Jun 2020 at 7:18 AM
@loonasimmer This mod does not conflict with GRLS 2.4.

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Test Subject
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#93 Old 16th May 2021 at 7:17 AM
This combined with the global clouds mod is freaking amazing, thank you!
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