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Posted 30th Dec 2015 at 11:14 AM - Updated 8th Aug 2017 at 5:51 PM by Nopke - Viewed 64440 times. Direct link to this thread
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Tags: #fix, #shadow, #black box, #black boxes, #black rectangle, #black rectangles, #black square, #black squares
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This mod fixes sims' shadows shown as black rectangles. Unlike original shadows, these are black, not blue. There are three versions which differ in opaque (see the screenshot below) – choose only one. Even if your game renders sims' shadows correctly, you can still use this mod.
You probably turned (sims') shadows off, when a problem with black rectangles occured. To make this mod useful you have to turn them back on. Here's how to do it:
In game: set Shadows setting in Graphics/Performance Options to high.
If you still cannot see sims' shadows, in Graphics Rules.sgr (in [Latest EP/SP folder or basegame folder if you don't have any EPs or SPs]\TSData\Res\Config) find option Shadows. This is what you'd see:
Code:You have to delete boolProp simShadows false and boolProp simShadows off from userStartup.cheat (in Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2 (or The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection)\Config) too, if this file exist and these lines are in it.
Sim shadows overlap and cut simetimes, but it isn't caused by the mod.
Update (2 JAN 16): If you have downloaded simNopke-simShadowFix0.X and in your game sims' shadows are misty, try out simNopke-simShadowFix0.XreallyNotMisty instead. This bug may occur if you're using Intel HD Graphics 4000.
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Expansion / Stuff Packs Required
You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed above installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.
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This is a multi-part download:
Use only one version of this mod.
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:
4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
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#fix, #shadow, #black box, #black boxes, #black rectangle, #black rectangles, #black square, #black squares