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Gunmod's Radiance Light System 2.2 BETA RC1

by Chocolate Pi Posted 22nd Feb 2006 at 3:46 AM - Updated 16th May 2009 at 10:24 AM by Numenor : Updated info and links
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Gunmod, the creator of the Radiance Light System, has quit modding long ago and therefore the development of the Radiance has been discontinued.
However, other people have continued GunMod's work, or have created alternative lighting systems.

Here are some useful links to various existing Light Systems (thanks Niol for collecting and providing them); the Radiance version 2.4 can also be installed automatically using the SCRIPTORIUM (old versions 2.1 to 2.3 can only be installed by hand).
  • Radiance Light System 2.1 by GunMod @ MTS2 (LINK)
  • Radiance Light System 2.2 BETA RC1 by GunMod & Chocolate Pi @ MTS2 (LINK)
  • GunMod's Radiance Light System 2.3 for all EP/SP by dDefinder @ MTS2 (LINK)
  • GunMod's Radiance Light System 2.4 for all EP/SP by dDefinder @ MTS2 (LINK)
  • Lighting Mod by spookymuffin @ InSIM (LINK)
  • Aaron's Ambiance Mod by stargazer @ GaySimsClub2 (LINK)

And here are some links about modding the lighting.txt game file:

If interested, please visit the provided links and read the instructions, specifications and compatibility of each mod from its own thread

@ Chocolate Pi (by Numenor): hope you don't mind if I've added these info to your thread )

(Original Chocolate Pi's post following)

I'm the type of person who like to sit back and take orders form others, UNTIL nothing is going on and somebody has to take initiative. Gunmod stop working on this wonderful mod awhile ago (for reasons that could not be more understandable), and since then nothing has happened. So, I grabbed the horns myself. (For all I know, somebody else might have been working on it for all this time and I've just offended them... Eek!)

I was only able to do this because Gunmod left the mod 99% complete and with very detailed notes. I have left all his notes and readmes and todo files in this release, which I have dubbed "2.2 BETA Release Candidate 1". It is in all probability not finished, I eagerly await everyone's suggested tweaks to the light settings.


Now, what will be replaced, or what you need to backup:
1. Your main lighting.txt file
2. The lighting.txt files in your EP folders, including downtown_lot.txt
3. Your .nlo light override files in your EP lights folders.
4. userstartup.cheat in My Documents (Take note!)
In other words, backup your lighting folders, and your local userstartup.cheat file if you have changed it to anything worth keeping.

This mod will, besides over-writing those files, also place several custom light replacement profiles in your main lights folder, created by Gunmod. Also included is a shader file that should automatically be dropped in your downloads folder; this is Gunmod's little gift to your pools. (Requires Pixel Shader 2, that would be Geforce 5200 and Radeon 9500 I believe, or higher)

With that, have fun testing! All credit belongs to Gunmod, who we wish the best of luck!
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RLS-2.2 RC1.rar 40.7 KB 20,124 22nd Feb 2006
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • 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\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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