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Featured upload! Brightening up BodyShop for a Spring Cleaning

by WesHowe Posted 18th Feb 2007 at 8:11 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 10:13 PM by Nysha
243 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This small package file redefines the lighting used in BodyShop, making viewing and modifying your creations there a lot friendlier.

By requests, this package has three versions that have increasing brightness levels, so you can pick the one you like. I also wrote some small details (a mini-tutorial) of how to edit it with SimPE to make it just like you want.

Install is simple... unzip the package file and put one of the files in your config folder (it may work in downloads, but I didn't test it there).

I have attached a screenshot of the same Sim with the old and new lighting system. The brightest file in the new set is just like the one I originally released, with the other two being more moderate brightness level enhancements.

<* Wes *>
Tags: #BODYSHOP, #LIGHTING, #DARK

Operating System: Windows Linux Mac OS X
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
casielightsreplacementwh.zip 2.8 KB 45,144 18th Feb 2007
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: 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\

-or-

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
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Test Subject
#51 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 5:24 PM
Thanks, this is great!!!

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#52 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 5:29 PM
You're my HERO!!Marry me! Thanks can't even describe how grateful i am for that!

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#53 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 5:30 PM
Thank you thank you thank you!!! It has always irritated me how dark it was in Bodyshop. Now I will be able to actualy see what I am making!

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Field Researcher
#54 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 5:35 PM
OMG thank you sooo much! I always HATED BS b/c of the darkness! I could hardly see what I was doing! Thank you!

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Lab Assistant
#55 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 5:44 PM
Awesome! I always hated the lighting in BS. This makes it so much better. Thanks a bunches!

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Field Researcher
#56 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 6:14 PM
Simply BRILLIANT cudos to you, thankyou,thankyou, thankyou, getting awefully tired of squinting at the flippin BS screen....should be loads nicer now
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#57 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 6:40 PM
Omg Wes. As if Unimesh wasn't enough of a gift.... this so totally rocks

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Test Subject
#58 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 6:42 PM
Thank you so much for this!
I have been waiting two years for something to make body shop lighter
You rock!
Field Researcher
#59 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 7:05 PM
Aside pillow fighting, idiotic pranks and others, BS lighting was always the most annoying thing concerning Sims. Thank you so much! You are a genius.
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#60 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 7:14 PM
Oh my god, Great work!! Thanks a lot for making this, you can't imagine how much I hated the bad lightning in bodyshop.
Thanks a lot again
Test Subject
#61 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 7:29 PM
Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 7:35 PM
Thanks SO much! You're brilliant!
Instructor
#63 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 7:53 PM
This rocks! Thanks ever so much!!!

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Scholar
#64 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:05 PM
FINALLY!! Thank you so very much for sparing my eyesight!
Instructor
#65 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:11 PM
I'm back...had to look at BodyShop with "new eyes" lol
Ok, I've tested your brillant idea...and it's a bit too brillant, at least in my computer.
Things kind of glow so much you can not see details in specific places, such as the collar, for instance.

Maybe you could dim the lights just a bit? Please.....I don't want to miss out on your life saving invention

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Test Subject
#66 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:24 PM
Oh thanks ! This is really helpful! :D
Scholar
#67 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexasrosa
I'm back...had to look at BodyShop with "new eyes" lol
Ok, I've tested your brillant idea...and it's a bit too brillant, at least in my computer.
Things kind of glow so much you can not see details in specific places, such as the collar, for instance.

Maybe you could dim the lights just a bit? Please.....I don't want to miss out on your life saving invention


I'm kinda agree. I LOVE this, but can you tone down the lights a little? lighter than game bodyshop, but juuuuust a little darker than this mod.

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Lab Assistant
#68 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:33 PM
Oh, thank heavens. It's about time someone got to this.
Many thanks.

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Lab Assistant
#69 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:49 PM
Its totally fabulous that someone has figured out how to do this at long last.. BUT.. dare I say that it is a tad too bright.

I really hate to sound negative but its actually harder to see than before, I can't see any details on my skins now due to the glare... LOL

I hope some kind soul can make another version that has a little less wattage!

Other than it being too bright, thanks very very much for figuring out how to do this.
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Field Researcher
#70 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 8:55 PM
This will help so much, thanks
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Original Poster
#71 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 9:01 PM
I appreciate all the nice comments.
I will look at the overall brightness again. Making the change to adjust that will be a lot easier than finding where the 'knobs' were in the first place.
<* Wes *>
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Lab Assistant
#72 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 9:16 PM
Oops I accidentally clicked thanks button. XD okay here's feedback.
To me its a little too bright to me especially when using lighter skins and light clothes, and detail, and it kinda hurts my eyes after a while. >_< Could you dim the lights a little please? That would help alot if you can. :D
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 9:22 PM Last edited by fanseelamb : 18th Feb 2007 at 9:28 PM. Reason: converted to "feedback" post
I'm not sure, but I think something's wrong with it. I installed it in the "Config" folder and tested it out in bodyshop. It was a little too bright for me so I uninstalled it. Now, when I try to upload to the Ts2 exchange, it won't work. I reinstalled it and it still doesn't work. Maybe the exchange is broken down but people are saying it's fine for them. So, I'm not sure if this can be fixed, but yeah, I think it might be because of the lighting thing.


Edit: Oops, I think I clicked the thanks button
Lab Assistant
#74 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 9:24 PM
You are so awesome!! I have been waiting for a fix for this for so long. I HATE not being able to see details when I am creating in bodyshop. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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