Stadium Lighting Color Mod v.1.0 -- 30 Teams Released--

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Stadium Lighting Color Mod v.1.0 -- 30 Teams Released--

Postby bongo88 on Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:55 pm

Stadium PostFx tutorial threads: here and here (2k19 modding section)
Crowd PostFx tutorial threads: here

Credits:
Santicruyff released a stadium lighting mod for 2k19 (viewtopic.php?f=241&t=106460) where he edited the Stadium PostFx Luminosity value (luminosity range) so that the stadium lighting have a more realistic hue. I used his stadium PostFx files as a base and ported them to 2k18. Mostly bringing the brightness down to acceptable levels. (A direct conversion resulted in very bad lighting. some small edits had to be made.)
The Easy Method Download of this mod also contains floors/stadiums from magnuz (link), AmaroWaade (link), Manni Live (link), and possibly other Modders that I have forgotten. Please visit their threads and support their download links by finding a floor/stadium texture that you enjoy and downloading it from their original thread. In order to have an Easy Method Download of this mod, i must include all stadium/floor files as full packaged downloads.
Now, for the 2k18 mod:

ALL CURRENT TEAMS LIGHTING ADJUSTMENT MOD


Based on Santicruyff 2k19 Lighting Mod (link) I have adjusted the stadium lighting for all 30 current nba teams. I haven't adjusted the floor texture (fxx.iff) and i haven't adjusted the stadium floor lightmap files (sxx_floor_lightmap.iff). Just for full disclosure :) Mostly due to time constraints. But the lighting still looks very nice.

Advanced Method Download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1807_0cVaO9VzNSoHqCRheY0cj5ammLHc (small download for advanced users)
Advanced Method instructions: drag PostEffect.FxTweakables into your stadium iff to change the stadium lighting.


Easy Method Download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17fFwjWOgxkM3mD_-YG5VxZXLQ7mSKJBa (large download for beginner users)
Easy Method instructions: Download the floor file, stadium file, and stadium lightmap file to change the stadium lighting. The Global may also effect stadium lighting (from what i have read) so i have included my global in a download folder.

**** Note**** Stadium file will work with any floor file and any stadium floor lightmap file. Can use any floor file with the stadium files from this mod. if that makes sense. So, if you don't like the Hornets Court or the Kings Court, just use a different floor file from your favorite modder.



Stadium Previews. Left is Default 2k18, Right is Lighting Mod 2k18

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76ers Wells Fargo Center
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Blazers Moda Center
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Bucks Bradley Center
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Bulls United Center
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Cavs Quicken Loans
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Celtics TD Garden
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Clippers Staples Center
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Grizzlies FedEx Forum
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Hawks Phillips Arena
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Heat AAA
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Hornets Spectrum Center
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Pelicans Smoothie King Arena
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Jazz Vivint Smart Arena
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Kings Golden 1 Arena
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Knicks MSG
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Lakers Staple Center
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Magic Amway Center
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Mavs AAC
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Nets Barclay Center
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Nuggets Pepsi Center
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Pacers Bankers Life Field House
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Pistons Little Ceasers Arena
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Raptors Air Canada
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Rockets Toyota Center
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Thunder Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Spurs ATT Center
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Suns Talking Stick Arena
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Wolves Target Center
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Warriors Oracle Arena
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Wizards Capital One Center
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Any updates i will post here.
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Re: Stadium Lighting Overhaul - Celtics Stadium

Postby bongo88 on Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:00 pm

Celtics Stadium
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image shows default 2k18 (top left), new stadium tweaks (bottom left), real life (right)

Again, can't make a perfect replica. Just like to have a similar feel while playing the game.
I've attached the PostEffect.FxTweakables to this post. just drag it into the celtics stadium (s005.iff) and see if you like the changes.
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Re: Stadium Lighting Overhaul - Celtics Stadium

Postby maumau78 on Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:59 pm

bongo88 wrote:Celtics Stadium
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image shows default 2k18 (top left), new stadium tweaks (bottom left), real life (right)

Again, can't make a perfect replica. Just like to have a similar feel while playing the game.
I've attached the PostEffect.FxTweakables to this post. just drag it into the celtics stadium (s005.iff) and see if you like the changes.
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Bongo88,

can we just change crowd lighting increase/decrease??

Thx
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Re: Stadium Lighting Color Mod - Celtics Mod

Postby sticky-fingers on Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:44 pm

IMO if You tweak PostEffect.FxTweakables, You have to change the brightness of each floor.
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Re: Stadium Lighting Overhaul - Celtics Stadium

Postby bongo88 on Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:18 am

maumau78 wrote:Bongo88,

can we just change crowd lighting increase/decrease??

Thx


for 2k18 it might be somewhere in crowd.data in the stadium file. I haven't really looked into it much. I could run a hex compare between 2k17 crowd data and 2k18 crowd data, which would help narrow it down a bunch. not sure if i'll get to it soon. but yeah, havent looked into it much.

Edit: or it might be in the crowd_lighting.FxTweakables (file in the stadium file). haven't run a compare on that file.

sticky-fingers wrote:IMO if You tweak PostEffect.FxTweakables, You have to change the brightness of each floor.


yeah, i agree. This is just a place for me to throw my stadium post.fx whenever i make them. I might get around to tweaking the floors. Part of the problem is i have no idea who made the stadiums/floors (aamarrowade, mani live, etc etc) to give permission for the textures.

I guess i could just put a blanket permission statement crediting all the mod authors. maybe i'll do that sometime.
Anyways, This is just a random slow project. I usually do a random stadium every once in a while. So, not really expecting much activity here on this thread.
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Re: Stadium Lighting Color Mod - Celtics Mod

Postby sticky-fingers on Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:52 am

It looks like Manni's court.
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Re: Stadium Lighting Color Mod - Celtics Mod

Postby bongo88 on Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:24 am

Celtics Stadium

I brightened the post.fx and darkend the crowd.fx . Will probably not touch this stadium much more.
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Re: Stadium Lighting Color Mod - Celtics Mod

Postby sticky-fingers on Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:05 am

Lighting is perfect (Y)
you just have to edit the brightness of the floor (around -20 -30)
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Re: Stadium Lighting Color Mod - Celtics Mod

Postby bongo88 on Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:23 am

sticky-fingers wrote:Lighting is perfect (Y)
you just have to edit the brightness of the floor (around -20 -30)


Good to know. haven't had much time to mess with the floor texture. thanks for explaining the brightness edits.
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Re: Stadium Lighting Color Mod - Celtics Mod

Postby sticky-fingers on Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:47 am

s0xx_floor_lightmap.iff has a huge role on parquet brightness.
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Re: Stadium Lighting Color Mod v.1.0 -- 30 Teams Released--

Postby bongo88 on Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:08 am

released the current 30 teams. updated first post with mod information.
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Re: Stadium Lighting Color Mod v.1.0 -- 30 Teams Released--

Postby sticky-fingers on Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:10 am

Great job, looks so much better (Y)

edit : erh, after a try, on each court, no crowd and players are totally black :? what version do you use ?
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Re: Stadium Lighting Color Mod v.1.0 -- 30 Teams Released--

Postby bongo88 on Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:58 am

sticky-fingers wrote:Great job, looks so much better (Y)

edit : erh, after a try, on each court, no crowd and players are totally black :? what version do you use ?


hmmm. 2k19 crowds don't port to 2k18 crowds. The options would be adjusting default 2k18 crowds or adjusting 2k17 from the twist mod. then adjusting crowd brightness/shadow through the crowd tutorial hex stuffs.

I didn't touch crowds too much due to my limited free time.

About the black players... not sure about that. the brightness in the stadium PostFx.FxTweakables might still be too bright. brightness would be hex offset = 0000015c

But, it would have to be adjusted for each stadium. Each stadium has a different luminosity value, so skin tone varies from stadium to stadium. Suppose draymond green and Clint Capella would be probably the darkest skin toned players.

Skin tone would also depend on what mod you are using (rkj draymond might have a different skin tone than shjutoa draymond).

lots of factors about how lighting will change the players/courts. especially skin tone due to different luminosity settings at each home court.

anyways, here's a screenshot from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QqbcVwIjFM

that is drymond/warriors team at jazz stadium. also a shot of how he looks in my 2k18 game with whatever draymond mod i got running. (so many mods, dunno who made what anymore.)

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Here is Draymond at jazz stadium vs Draymond at Rockets stadium (real life, oct/nov of this year) : source links: https://youtu.be/6QqbcVwIjFM?t=93 ; https://youtu.be/_kMIRIPjjWk?t=149
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So the jazz may use more Warm/yellow lights, and the rockets might use more blue/flourescent lights, so yeah, skin tone would have to be tweaked for each stadium.
Anyways, with so many factors, not sure about skin tone.

I just toned down brightness and posted for folks to use if they want. I don't have much free time for any major tweaks, but it is a good base to start from. Any refinement would have to be from community. But yeah, if u follow the guides, maybe you can get them all looking how you would like :)

thanks for the feedback. I not really even sure if they are super, super realistic. they could probably use more refinement, but i don't have the time. But if somebody uses it as a base to produce something amazing, then that's what modding is all about :)

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here's my 2k18 jazz draymond vs 2k18 rockets draymond. look about the same. So maybe luminoscity values might need to be tweaked. I Doubt i have to time make small changes. Again, just touched brightness.... not really sure how realistic these settings are.
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Re: Stadium Lighting Color Mod v.1.0 -- 30 Teams Released--

Postby sticky-fingers on Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:50 am

i forgot to mention that i tried your 2gb pack :?
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