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Accurate Neighborhood Terrain Lighting

by Nopke Posted 5th Apr 2021 at 3:08 PM - Updated 6th Apr 2021 at 3:38 PM by Nopke : description update
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This mod makes neighborhood terrain day lighting correspond to the object lighting – makes it brighter and way less yellow.
There are 2 main versions of this mod that vary slightly in appearance:
  • soft – based on the original lot day lighting: a subtle yellow tint, lighter shadows;
  • strong – based on the original neighborhood day lighting of objects: no yellow tint, deeper shadows.
And 2 versions corresponding to them, ending with -lightingRemedy, for those who use Criquette's Neighborhood Lighting Remedy or any other mod that has it incorporated (like Dreadpirate's Radiance Lighting System 2.5.1 or newer or Maxis Match Lighting Mod). They're adjusted to a light direction used by those mods.
Use only one version at a time.



Conflicts
This mod does not conflict with lighting mods (like Gunmod's Radiance Light System 2.4 or RLS 2.5 by Dreadpirate) that do not change the neighborhood terrain day lightmap texture. I haven't seen a mod that changes it though.

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Credits
Ciastko
Creators of SimPe

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:


Choose only one version.
If you use Criquette's Neighborhood Lighting Remedy any other mod that has it incorporated (like Dreadpirate's Radiance Lighting System 2.5.1 or newer or Maxis Match Lighting Mod), get a file that ends with -lightingRemedy instead.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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simNopke-DRNhdTerrainLighting-day-accurate-strong-lightingRemedy.zip

Size: 3.5 KB · Downloads: 153 · 5th Apr 2021
3.5 KB 153 5th Apr 2021
simNopke-DRNhdTerrainLighting-day-accurate-strong.zip

Size: 3.7 KB · Downloads: 111 · 5th Apr 2021
3.7 KB 111 5th Apr 2021
simNopke-DRNhdTerrainLighting-day-accurate-soft-lightingRemedy.zip

Size: 3.0 KB · Downloads: 58 · 5th Apr 2021
3.0 KB 58 5th Apr 2021
simNopke-DRNhdTerrainLighting-day-accurate-soft.zip

Size: 2.9 KB · Downloads: 57 · 5th Apr 2021
2.9 KB 57 5th Apr 2021
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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\
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  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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#2 Old 5th Apr 2021 at 4:08 PM
YAY! Sanity

ETA: Just to be sure I'm getting the right one.
I use Gunmod's RLS 2.4, and I want the Strong light option so I should use: simNopke-DRNhdTerrainLighting-day-accurate-strong. Right?

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#3 Old 5th Apr 2021 at 4:56 PM
@CatherineTCJD Right. As long as you don't use Criquette's Lighting Remedy – it has also a variant for RLS 2.4.

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#4 Old 5th Apr 2021 at 5:28 PM
Perfect! Thanks

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#5 Old 6th Apr 2021 at 6:56 AM
Thank You! This makes a very noticeable difference. A lovely gift for those of us who invest time and thought in the appearance of our Sims neighborhoods.