August 21, 2012

The Blue Dream - lighting mod (UPDATED: 22.09.12 - Moonlight Falls)

Ultimately finished! :) Custom lighting mod with beautiful, deep blue water color.

Changes:
~ Water color
~ Natural sky color
~ Longer days (new - sunrise: 5.00 AM, sunset: 9.00 PM, EA's default - sunrise: 6.00 AM, sunset: 6.00 PM [it's terrible ^^])
~ Darker nights
~ Warmer atmosphere
~ More realistic sunrise and sunset
~ Little fog on distant terrain

Photos without any photoshopping (except text):










Misc photos:













Worlds on photos:

~ Sunset Valley
~ Twinbrook
~ Appaloosa Plains
~ Bridgeport
~ Starlight Shores
~ Hidden Springs
~ MagicTown (unreleased)


The Blue Dream:

The Blue Dream with EA's default water color:


If you want to have the mod in EA's worlds from EPs, you must download the modified .world files too, but make the backup before replace them!


Twinbrook:
(put into: [Ambitions folder]\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds)

Bridgeport:
(put into: [Late Night folder]\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds)

Appaloosa Plains:
(put into: [Pets folder]\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds)

Starlight Shores:
(put into: [Showtime folder]\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds)

UPDATE (22.09.12):

Moonlight Falls:
(put into: [Supernatural folder]\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds)




World Adventures places:
(put into: [World Adventures folder]\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds)

Egypt:

China:


France:


Have fun! ^^

59 comments:

  1. Awesome work! Way better than EA. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. Wow! That the thing I wanted so much! Thank you very much for this mod! Love it ^^

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  3. Will this work with world Adventures worlds??

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    1. No, because I like atmosphere in these worlds, but I can delete weather elements from Egypt, China & France and add to post. Should I do it? :)

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    2. The option would be nice if you are willing to do it! :)

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    3. Ok, I've added these files ^^

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    4. Thanks so much! I can't wait to try this in game, it all looks so gorgeous!

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  4. OMG I almost died because these are so awesome

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  5. I've got a question - would I be able to use this in just 'one' world I'm working on instead of all worlds?

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    1. You may add this mod to your world, but give me the credit and link for this mod in the post with your world, it's very important to me :)

      My English is terrible...

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    2. I will do - its just that the normal lighting effect mod is too harsh if that makes any sense when I'm trying to make a Skyrim inspired world.

      Thank you

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  6. there's no link for Hidden Springs :(

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    1. Hidden Spring is a world from store. Mod works in this town.

      http://store.thesims3.com/hiddenSprings.html?categoryId=12642

      Prices in the store are horrible, you can download this for free here:

      http://piratenotthief.blogspot.com.es/2012/04/store-world-hidden-sprins.html

      ;)

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    2. cool :) I hope this works with SUNLIT TIDES too :)
      awesome work by the way <3

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  7. Hey Latoya
    Thanks for this Mod! One question though Will this mod work in any custom world?

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    1. Yes, this mod works in custom worlds - some photos in post are from worlds made in CAW :)

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  8. Everything is beautiful but sunset at 9 pm? That's just too late. Maybe 7 or 8 but 9? Anyways congrats is beautiful! ^-^

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  9. Sunset at 9 isn't too late. Guess you don't live in the same part of the world that some of us do. Love the times on this. Like the longer days :)

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  10. I don't live in hot country (Poland isn't hot, it too cold for me ;)), but in June sunset is about 9.30 PM.

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  11. omg omg omg omg omg omg !!! Thank you, i love this mod !!

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  12. Simply gorgeous! I love that you changed the sunrise and sunset too. Me being from the north really hated the early default sunsets in the game.

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  13. Have to ask, Not really familiar with lighting edits, Does this get dropped in the same folder as all other mods or some place more specific? Thanks! The worlds from the pics look great btw!!!

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    1. You should put the mod into Mods\Packages folder :)

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  14. It's absolutely stunning!!!

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  15. Tão perfeito! *O*/So perfect! *O*

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  16. Świetny mod... Postanowiłam go sobie wsadzić do gry, mimo tego że się bałam packages..
    Pozdrawiam

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    1. Nie ma się co bać plików .package, w końcu cała gra się z nich składa, możesz zajrzeć do folderu głównego gry - są tam gigabajtowe pliki .package, które zawierają wszystko, od ikonek po konstrukcję simów i np. trybu budowy ;)

      Mam nadzieję, że Cię kiedyś odbanują, bo to przecież bez sensu.

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  18. Bana mam niestety na zawsze..
    Czy mod działać będzie z tą najnowszą aktualizacją 1.38?

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    1. Będzie działał, mody składające się z elementów _INI nie wymagają uaktualnienia :)

      Może załóż kolejne konto z innego IP? :P Znam osobę, która tak zrobiła kiedyś na forum i konto ma do dziś :D

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  19. Is it not compatible with awesomemod?

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    1. It's compatibile, any lighting mod doesn't make conflicts and is compatibile with any game version :)

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  20. Please, make a mod for Sunlit Tides. *O*

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  21. when will Magic town be released?

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    1. Yay!!! Will you also be remaking other neighborhoods from the the sims 1?

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    2. I've finished SimCity - town from TS1 Unleashed, I have to make photos, but I want to release Magic Town first.

      Old photos from SimCity are here:
      http://pl.tinypic.com/a/2p1s3/2

      And from Magic Town here:
      http://pl.tinypic.com/a/2p1s0/2

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    3. Saw the pics, they're awesome!, can't wait till you release them! :)

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    4. Looking very much forward to yourr SimCity town.
      It is the best Sims 3 version of it I have ever seen.

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  22. The auroras are really pretty. (MurfeeL)

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  23. Hello I'm not sure if you've answered this question before, but will your mod (which I must say is perfect for sunset valley) will it work in Sunlit Tides? I know it's very bright there so I'm wondering if the mod will interfere with it?

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    1. No. You need to remove the original light settings in Sunlit Tides. Unless Latoya translate her weather INI into ColorRamp. Otherwise weather ini will be totally ignored in these worlds.

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  24. Hey, a quick question. Will this also change the lighting change that comes with a full moon. I really dislike it! lol

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  25. I really like this mod very much! Thank you!

    Is there a chance you could make one with a darker night? Similar to the balanced settings of the mod "Outdoor Lighting Tweaks v2.2" at MTS?

    If I knew which specific setting to change in s3pe I could even try myself by comparing the settings of the two mods. Any suggestions?

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  26. Any chance there will be a release for Monte Vista soon?

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    1. You can learn to edit the world file of Monte Vista yourself to make this work.

      http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=367164

      Scroll down and follow the instructions in the "Editing world file" section. Make sure to read thoroughly. It's quite simple.

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  27. A jak mod działa z CPR?

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  28. MagicTown it's so pretty *J*

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  29. Does this work with Seasons? I'm assuming it won't work with University since it's a vacation lot and there hasn't been one uploaded. Might just delete the INI and time files through s3pe to fix though, do you think this will work with this mod?

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  30. Thank you very much! I love this mod :)

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  31. Love this mod. Thanks. Btw, can you update it again for Island Paradise, University Life, and Into The Future EP?

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  32. This looks amazing,but i'm kind of confused with how to download this o-o

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  33. Your work is amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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