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nlo File Replacer

by HugeLunatic Posted 11th Nov 2014 at 2:05 AM - Updated 26th Mar 2020 at 2:20 PM by HugeLunatic
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts

Since I've installed UC it seems as though every time I start the game Origin thinks my game needs to be repaired. Repairing the game files made my .nlo files revert to the original. I'm tired of manually copy/pasting my edited .nlo files, so I created a program that will replace the game .nlo files with the editing ones included in the folders.

What are .nlo files
.nlo files define lighting, colors, intensity, etc for game lights. You can alter the light type (amber, softwhite, fire, etc), intensity (brightness)

The programs folder contains subfolders for all the game .nlo files, as well as some Lighting.txt files. Each of these have had some tweaks, mostly changing the glow color for lights (see sample pics) so that the rooms light in white and not the color of the light texture.

To Use
Simply double click the shortcut for LightingFixes and all of the games .nlo files will be replaced with the included tweaked versions.

To Customize
Edit the .nlo files in the programs folder, or replace with others that you have downloaded. Then run the LightingFixes shortcut.

Other Info
I've included a back up of all Maxis Lights, but these don't auto install with my program. You have to do that part manually.
If you choose to not use any of the .nlo files, simply disable them by changing the name of the file. (ie: EP8Lights.bkp)

plasticbox - More Sensible Lights
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Tags: #nlo, #lighting, #replacement

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: CC Managers
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
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Size: 215.4 KB · Downloads: 469 · 26th Mar 2020
215.4 KB 469 26th Mar 2020
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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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#2 Old 11th Nov 2014 at 2:57 PM
HL, I think there is a small mistake in the shortcut to the Lighting Fixes. The 'start in (I think that is the translation, my windows is in stalled in Dutch) still links to 'C:\Users\lunie\Desktop\nlo Lighting Replacer\Icons", without changing this, it gives me an error 'Can't find the Wizzapp' file, or something to that effect'. Changing the username to my own seems to fix it, but I figured I'l let you know;
Test Subject
#3 Old 11th Nov 2014 at 4:26 PM
Same here except I am not allowed changing the username to my own.
Not actually evil.
#4 Old 11th Nov 2014 at 5:54 PM
Once again, EA borks something and a kind and wonderful modder fixes it. Thanks HL.
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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#5 Old 11th Nov 2014 at 5:58 PM
It appears that relative paths do not work in shortcuts, thanks so much MS.

If you have issues with the path and do not know how to fix, redownload. I have updated with a new version that no longer uses a shortcut.
Test Subject
#6 Old 11th Nov 2014 at 7:00 PM
Works perfect now Thank you so much
Test Subject
#7 Old 9th Dec 2014 at 7:18 AM
thank yoy
Test Subject
#8 Old 15th Sep 2015 at 8:04 PM
Thank you
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#9 Old 23rd Dec 2015 at 11:38 AM