Shader Mod 2 Gold is a lighting and textures mod for Midtown Madness 2. It was created by the Midtown Madness 2 Brasil team and released on Midtown Madness 2 eXtreme on October 27th, 2007. A Lite version is available for older computers.
The mod replaces many default textures used in London and San Francisco and replaces them with more realistic alternatives, which may also appear in fan-made cities. More notably, the mod also reworks the lighting system the game uses, giving dramatically more realistic effects. This level of realism is particularly apparent when using highly-detailed cars, where the new system brings out the curves in stunning definition and detail.