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Sims 2 Store complete fixup project Part 1

by CircusWolf Posted 17th Aug 2014 at 8:34 PM - Updated 25th May 2015 at 5:03 AM by CircusWolf
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STOP RIGHT HERE AND READ! YOU WILL REQUIRE NUMENOR'S SCRIPTORIUM FOR THESE CUSTOM LIGHT DEFINITIONS

The Sims 2 Store had a lot of pretty lights and windows but unfortunately were broken. I just took apart the files and fixed them up so they will actually work.

Problems
- Art Noveaulicious windows didn't have definitions, therefore didn't cast light into the room.
- Asian fusion windows and doors were spotty in definitions, I saw definitions for the windows, but nothing on doors.
- Cubic Set Lights referenced base game lighting
- Rugs had the off-grid issue
- All lights were given Level Five and Soft White lighting.
Fixes
- Art Noveaulicious set was lowered intensity wise and given Soft Amber colouring. Windows/doors were fixed and now let light in
- Asian Fusion lights were made to match the Bon Voyage Far East collection lights. Windows/doors were given proper definitions and allow lights in. Screen Door allows less light in and Solid door is set to allow no light in.
- Deco light and window had entries in the NLO files I found, I simply lowered the intensity
- Cubic lights now take their own light definitions (CRES and LGHT resources were modified to remove BG refrences) and are given the same light colour and intensity as the Deco set.
- Rugs were fixed to be allowed off grid without light problems. Also I cleaned up the Duplicate rugs. Asian Fusion rugs are now recolours of the Art Noveaulicious rug and the Deco rugs are now recolours of the Cubic rug

Instructions
- Delete the original Store lights, windows and rugs from the Art Noveaulicious, Asian Fusion, Cubic and Deco sets.
- Move the Package files to Downloads. They're presorted into sets with the Rugs being in the Rugs bonus folder.
- Move the NLO files into your "Scriptorium_CustomLights" folder.
- Enjoy!!

Problems - Needs testing
- The Rest of the Store set lighting may have compatibility issues as they still contain the NLO files within them, Best recommendation for now unless you know your way with SimPE, is to temporarily remove the windows, doors and lights from the sets not fixed here. Fixes are coming soon if you're wondering.
- Radiance Lighting System may have issues with reading these files as it uses it's own system for files. It would lovely to have a few RLS testers on this for me please

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Additional Credits:
Plasticbox - Original lighting fixes that inspired me to finish the fixes.
EA - For making wonderful items, but breaking them to hell.
Numenor - Scriptorium

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Sims 2
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CircusWolf-Sims2StoreMiniFixesPack.zip

Size: 7.45 MB · Downloads: 1,313 · 17th Aug 2014
7.45 MB 1,313 17th Aug 2014
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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\
  • 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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 17th Aug 2014 at 11:23 PM
Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! This is much needed and I'm so glad you are fixing these.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 1:17 AM
I don't have the Sims 2 Store/Store Edition/whatnot, but I've been looking for a rug fix forever! I have a few questions about that fix in particular: Does it affect all rugs or just store rugs? And if it affects all of them, would I need store edition/whatnot to use it?

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Test Subject
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#4 Old 3rd Oct 2014 at 7:52 PM
Does this go into my Ea Games/Downloads folder?
Test Subject
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#5 Old 3rd Oct 2014 at 8:27 PM Last edited by Nigdog : 3rd Oct 2014 at 8:51 PM.
Thanks for the fix !

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Originally Posted by InfinitesAreReal
I don't have the Sims 2 Store/Store Edition/whatnot, but I've been looking for a rug fix forever! I have a few questions about that fix in particular: Does it affect all rugs or just store rugs? And if it affects all of them, would I need store edition/whatnot to use it?


Hi ! I don't know what kind of "fix" you're precisely looking for, but HugeLunatic made a global fix for about every Maxis (non Store) rugs here.
Instructor
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#6 Old 4th Dec 2014 at 12:44 PM
@Twinkletoes295, in part, yes. The Rug fixes and cleaned up Store items go into Downloads folder. The Light fixes (NLO Files), Require Numenor's Scriptorium (Without Radiance Light) and goes into the Custom Lights Directory Scriptorium Generates. I am unsure if it's possible to use this without Scriptorium.


Quote:
Originally Posted by InfinitesAreReal
I don't have the Sims 2 Store/Store Edition/whatnot, but I've been looking for a rug fix forever! I have a few questions about that fix in particular: Does it affect all rugs or just store rugs? And if it affects all of them, would I need store edition/whatnot to use it?


Sorry for being a while.

No it doesn't affect all store rugs. It only affects from those specific store sets (Cubic, Art Noveaulicious, Asian Fusion and Deco)

If you want fixing for EA Rugs, NigDog's link is for that.

And lastly, no you don't need store edition.

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Mad Poster
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#7 Old 13th Jan 2015 at 10:37 AM
In a word ... yes. At last those Asian lights and windows are finally useful. Thanks!

By the way, everyone who has those Asian lights and windows should be emphatically thanking you. They were pretty useless without the fix.

And alas ... your Tumblr appears to be gone.
Instructor
Original Poster
#8 Old 25th May 2015 at 5:03 AM
Gazania, It's been forever but thank you for the thanks

Also fixed Tumblr link, Forgot I had a link to it here...

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#9 Old 3rd Apr 2016 at 8:21 PM
What a find. I hated these problems. Thanks a lot!