Multi-tile lamp thinks it's non-3D and can't change material
@Lee, yay! Even if it would be bad for my modding self-esteem, I hope the solution is something ridiculously simple that I've just overlooked - like, say, forgetting to update the MMATs. (Oh, and thanks for giving this a category, I was at a complete loss as to whether I should file it under Cloning, SimPE or HALP!) Enjoy your meal!
Have you tried the cheater solution of cloning the NL light, swapping in the mesh and then changing the EP/game flags in all OBJD's?
I haven't tried the cheater variant, though - I'll definitely give that a try! (And hope that multi-tile lamps isn't like multi-level submenus and something that the base game simply doesn't understand...) And I'll look at that interaction Group, too. Thanks for the help! I'll get back to you and let you know how things turn out.
* Nix dons protective gear in anticipation of games going boom
Course, my policy is always to be as lazy as possible...so cheater way would be my first port of call. It could be that that stub thing won't work in a base lamp - but I think it will. If that does not work then try making it a private BHAV thing - if that fails then we need Echo or Mog and MTS is down...OMG.
If this turns out to be too much for the base-game to handle, I'll settle for having my lamp require an EP (but hopefully it would be happy with ANY EP, and not require a specific one) - my world won't end or anything. But first I'm going to cheat and see if I get away with it.