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

by Nopke Posted 21st Dec 2015 at 10:25 PM - Updated 24th Jun 2019 at 10:23 AM by Nopke : minor text change
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The SkyFix removes "walls" that made sun, moon, stars, meteors (in Seasons+ coding) and neighborhood skyboxes (in Nightlife+ coding) not visible on lots. This mod makes it possible to create a skybox that is not covered by the fading horizon (thanks to Lowedeus for the solution to this problem). See screenshots for a simple explanation.
Update (15 APR 17): Added a fixed version for Mac. The snow texture outside of the lot doesn't flash purple anymore.
Update (7 APR 17): SkyFix 2 eats up terrain paints and floors on other lots. Fixed in the new version (2.1).

If you have an old version of this mod (simNopke-skyFix-xxx or simNopke-skyFix2-xxx), delete it first.
There are 4 versions of this mod. You need to choose only one — for the newest expansion pack you have installed. Note that Mansion and Garden Stuff is treated as an expansion pack 9 and other stuff packs — as an expansion pack 4.5.
  • simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6Bon Voyage or any newer expansion pack or Mansion and Garden Stuff on PC
  • simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6-MacBon Voyage on Mac
  • simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP5Seasons, or Seasons and any stuff pack except M&G
  • simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP2Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets or any stuff pack except M&G
  • simNopke-skyFix2_1-base — the base game or University
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 or newer EP: 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
If you want to create a skybox that is properly layered and compatible with the SkyFix, you need to use the following values for the stdMatLayer parameter in the material file of your skybox:
  • -6 — sky (solid)
  • -5 — something between sky and horizon, for example clouds
  • -4 — horizons
Unfortunately, Maxis sun, moon, stars and meteors are on higher layers, so they are drawn after skyboxes.

Overriden resource
Type nameTypeGroupInstanceInstance (high)
Maxis Material Shader0xCD7FE87A0x1C0532FA0xFF439C100x0C50FBBF
Lowedeus (The Great Sky of Totalitarianism)
Creators of SimPe

This is a multi-part download:

Use only one version of this mod.
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 1,383 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP2.zip 2.1 KB 856 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP5.zip 4.4 KB 818 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6.zip 4.6 KB 11,024 7th Apr 2017
simNopke-skyFix2_1-EP6-Mac.zip 4.8 KB 1,127 15th Apr 2017
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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Type: Fixed

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