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No Shiny Light Box Window (WITH REAL BLACK SWATCH!)

by Vulpus Posted 23rd Jun 2021 at 7:44 AM
3 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Hey guys! You ever notice how a window (specifically the light box window) looks one color at one angle then another at another angle? You ever wondered why Maxis/EA doesn't like the color black on their base game windows? Well boy oh boy do I have the solution for you!

I was working on a new build when I ran into the issue of there being no black swatch for this dang window. Even with the "dark grey" swatch, it looks white in certain lights! To heck with that, I'll yeet that specular out the window and use my own.

All you need to do is drop the .package into the mods folder and it will show up in your build menu under windows. It might be a couple rows down because TS4 logic.
Check out the pics to see the difference! This mostly affects the singular color/monochrome ones as the wood kind have a much more subtle spec map.

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Vulpus_LightBoxWindow-Matte-BlackMatch.zip | Extract into Mods folder

Size: 161.0 KB · Downloads: 478 · 23rd Jun 2021
161.0 KB 478 23rd Jun 2021
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 27th Jun 2021 at 9:58 AM
Thank so much for the windows, especially the black one. It drives me nuts when I can't find windows that all match each other. You've made building a whole lot easier for me.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#3 Old 3rd Jul 2021 at 2:42 PM
Great idea! I hate how color tones don't match or compliment much of anything or each other. Thank you very much Vulpus!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#4 Old 25th Nov 2021 at 11:49 AM
As far as I can tell.. uhm, see, they have fixed this window so this override is now obsolete.