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Fluorescent to Sunlamp Converter & Seasons Bugfix

by Sophie-David Posted 4th Nov 2009 at 1:28 AM - Updated 12th Feb 2011 at 1:19 AM by Sophie-David : Added infobutton
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
Title: Fluorescent to Sunlamp Converter & Seasons Bugfix

Purpose

To enable standard and custom fluorescent fixtures to function as Seasons sunlamps. Also fixes a minor semi-global Seasons bug.


Description

I have always found it unrealistic that the Seasons sunlamp costs over 14 times as much as the similar base game fixture. This modification generalizes the harvestable plant and PlantSim routines so that the standard fluorescent has the same "sunlight" function as the sunlamp. To take advantage of this feature in your own custom lighting objects code the Object Data (OBJD) "Original GUID" field with the value 0x6CC90706.

In addition, this code patches the GardenGlobals so that the light of a sunlamp will not have an effect on plants that are outside of the room that the lamp is in.


Terms of Use

You may include this modification in any uploaded lots, whether for free or pay - although it would be nice if you included a credit in the description and sent me a PM. Apart from using it in lots, I would prefer that you not upload this hack elsewhere.


Credits:

SimPE and PJSE
Microsoft Photo Editor and GIMP 2, for processing the screen shots
Numenor's AnyGameStarter, for development and testing
Phaenoh's Miss Marigold and her lot were used for testing and the screen images

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Seasons
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SDseasonsSunlamp_AnyFluorescent.zip | Enables custom & standard fluorescents to act as Seasons sunlamps

Size: 491 Bytes · Downloads: 2,712 · 4th Nov 2009
491 Bytes 2,712 4th Nov 2009
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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15 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 4th Nov 2009 at 7:15 AM
Wow, great mod ! So useful ! I really much prefer your version. Thanks for sharing
Scholar
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#3 Old 4th Nov 2009 at 4:37 PM
This is a brilliant idea, thank you!
Theorist
Original Poster
#4 Old 4th Nov 2009 at 8:34 PM
Thank you for the encouragement, Guardgian and Gingerxyz.

I didn't know there was a different version of this mod, but one of my purposes in creating it was to support both a ceiling mounted sunlamp (shown in the second screen shot) as well as an almost completely invisible sunlamp that I will be releasing soon.
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 6th Nov 2009 at 7:49 PM
Brilliant! now even my poor sims can become plantsims and survive more than a day!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 13th Nov 2009 at 10:20 PM
Thank you, it really makes a difference to the game when talented people like you make great efforts like this!!! thank you for bothering and for sharing!!
Theorist
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Original Poster
#7 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 1:45 AM
Thank you for the encouragment blackbird and Bjazz!
Criminal Mastermind
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#8 Old 27th Dec 2009 at 9:44 PM
How is it different from Monique's mod that did the same thing with all lights being used to provide artificial sunlight for both plants and Plant Sims?

I'm curious because I use her version and don't remember if she fixed the bug as your description mentioned.
Theorist
Original Poster
#9 Old 28th Dec 2009 at 6:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaavik
How is it different from Monique's mod that did the same thing with all lights being used to provide artificial sunlight for both plants and Plant Sims?

I'm curious because I use her version and don't remember if she fixed the bug as your description mentioned.
This mod only affects fluorescent lights and clones of fluorescent lights. I have never used Monique's mod and do not know if she fixed that little bug that causes the artificial sunlight effect to go through walls. Its really not too serious in any event, but I tend to be obsessive!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 22nd Apr 2011 at 1:17 PM
Fantastic, thanks, I hate how those expensive ones drain your money.
Test Subject
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#11 Old 17th Sep 2014 at 1:59 AM
Thanks. With this sunlamp, I can play my plantsims more freely without worrying about the energy~~ Thanks for your sharing.
Theorist
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Original Poster
#12 Old 17th Sep 2014 at 4:46 PM
You're welcome!
Test Subject
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#13 Old 2nd Nov 2016 at 5:33 AM
obrigado
Test Subject
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2nd Nov 2016 at 5:33 AM
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Theorist
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Original Poster
#14 Old 3rd Nov 2016 at 11:20 PM
You're welcome.
Test Subject
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#15 Old 2nd Nov 2017 at 6:31 AM
lindo obrigado amei