True Lights and Darkness

Step #116 in the Expanded Vanilla list

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OpenMW Compatibility:
Description:
Darkens all interior cells and increases radius of all light sources. Light and shadows become more dynamic, locations that had very little light are a lot darker now, and places where there are no light sources at all are now truly dark! There is also sunlight though (some) windows.

It's in the description but this is worth repeating: this mod makes the game actually dark!. Torches or magic spells are fully needed in areas with no light.

Unfortunately, since the game was not designed with realistic lighting in mind, many interior cells are way too dark (Vivec and Ald-Ruhn Mage's Guilds, for instance). Despite that, I fully recommend this mod!

Be sure to apply the extra configs that are required for this mod to work properly!

Be sure that clamp lighting = false is in your settings, or else lights won't look right. Additionally, these default openmw.cfg values need to be changed for the mod to work properly:

fallback=LightAttenuation_UseConstant,0
fallback=LightAttenuation_ConstantValue,0.0
fallback=LightAttenuation_UseLinear,1
fallback=LightAttenuation_LinearMethod,1
fallback=LightAttenuation_LinearValue,3.0
fallback=LightAttenuation_LinearRadiusMult,1.0
fallback=LightAttenuation_UseQuadratic,0
fallback=LightAttenuation_QuadraticMethod,2
fallback=LightAttenuation_QuadraticValue,16.0
fallback=LightAttenuation_QuadraticRadiusMult,1.0
fallback=LightAttenuation_OutQuadInLin,0

Need to be changed to:

fallback=LightAttenuation_UseConstant,1
fallback=LightAttenuation_ConstantValue,0.382
fallback=LightAttenuation_UseLinear,1
fallback=LightAttenuation_LinearMethod,1
fallback=LightAttenuation_LinearValue,1
fallback=LightAttenuation_LinearRadiusMult,1.0
fallback=LightAttenuation_UseQuadratic,1
fallback=LightAttenuation_QuadraticMethod,2
fallback=LightAttenuation_QuadraticValue,2.619
fallback=LightAttenuation_QuadraticRadiusMult,1.0
fallback=LightAttenuation_OutQuadInLin,0
Requires BSA:
No
Has Plugin:
True_Lights_And_Darkness_1.1.esp
Active:
Yes

Suggested folder paths:

Linux:
/home/username/games/OpenMWMods/Gameplay/TrueLightsandDarkness
macOS:
/Users/username/games/OpenMWMods/Gameplay/TrueLightsandDarkness
Windows:
C:\games\OpenMWMods\Gameplay\TrueLightsandDarkness
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