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Night Lighting for BATs
This tutorial will help you activate the night lights that come with certain BATs from the STEX. It has been discussed numerous times in the forums and its question comes up repeatedly: How do I get the night lighting to work? There are several steps to take and most of them involve downloading additional patches and tools which will allow you to install the BAT update that activates the lights. Please note that you will need to have Rush Hour or the Deluxe edition installed or it will not work at all.
*Please note, that if you do not want the SimCity 4 BAT installed, or have no intention of using it, simply download the BAT update. This will ultimately allow you to have nightlights in your cities. Be sure to use steps 1 and 4-5.
1. Patch your game
Go to http://www.ea.com/simcity-4-deluxe and download the Rush Hour/Deluxe edition patch for your game. Do not forget to select the correct patch for the territory you live in. After the update is downloaded, install it.
2. Install Gmax (optional)
To be able to install the BAT, you will need Gmax installed, so download Gmax for free here: http://www.turbosquid.com/gmax
3. Install the BAT (optional)
After Gmax is installed, you can install the Building Architect Tool (BAT) which can be found here: http://kurier.simcityplaza.de/download.php?file=303&go=1 When you have downloaded the file, install it.
4. Update the BAT
We are almost done. The last step to take is updating the BAT. You can find the update here: http://kurier.simcityplaza.de/download.php?file=307&go=1 Once more, download and install.
Once all of the above steps are completed start up your game. Open up a city that has downloaded BATs in it - which also have night lighting mind you - and run the simulation for a short time at day time. Then switch over to night time and if you installed everything correctly the night lighting should work.