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General Realistic Day/Night Cycle Mod 1.2.2

More realistic day/night cycle and new reflection cubemaps.

  1. Monty
    This mod changes the sky, lighting and reflection settings to make it look more realistic, or at least I hope so.

    The mod features are:
    -5 new reflection/environment cubemaps. The game has only two that don't provide realistic reflections on buildings.
    - More realistic day-night cycle. Including a beautiful dawn with yellow horizon, a greyish morning, a truly clear midday lighting without color distortions and a more realistic orange horizon at sunset.
    - More realistic view dependent sky/city reflections on buildings.
    - More ralistic daylight, not everything looks yellow anymore.
    - "Blue hour" after sunset for awesome night pics.
    - Brighter nighlights for game building that don't affects buildings with custom shaders
    - No more overburn white building facades during daytime
    - No more orange abstract reflections on buildings, now they reflect the sky according to time of the day.
    AM- Makes the default building shader nightlights brighter without affecting custom shaders, it also improves their reflections and reduce the specularity to avoid white burn areas.
    -Shorter shadows at midday. (v1.2.1 and v1.2.2)

    New cubemaps:
    2h88jtu.jpg
    With accurate view dependent reflections I mean that the game reflects the top or the botom of the the cubemap depending on the camera position. You won't get real time reflections.
    34yr2oj.jpg

    SCREENSHOTS (most of them courtesy of lmiguel)

    2d501y.jpg 2mhe83o.jpg 303927_10151466561670275_1697881773_n.jpg 481158_10151466566010275_115084518_n.jpg

    mvrtc2.jpg 542575_10151466563420275_1062251454_n.jpg 6537_10151466566150275_301807791_n.jpg 303bvv7.jpg 24l4eiq.jpg 20r1d6q.jpg

    16k6zow.jpg 28kr5ew.jpg 601512_10151466563465275_1012808530_n.jpg

    The blue hour is the period of twilight right after the sunset, this time last for around 30 minutes and it'ss considered special by photographers because is the best moment to take night pictures since there is no sunlight anymore but the sky is not completely dark yet.
    It looks like this:
    e0n50y.jpg In the game I have included a blue hour just right after sunset -game time 9PM-. This particular sky and light setting will allow you to take much better night screenshots than the original pitch black night sky. The blue hour in the game is quite short two, in just a few seconds the sky will turn into the usual night colour.
    11c8fg2.jpg 711_10151466564910275_1179632105_n.jpg cxl_screenshot_nueva_york_77.jpg

    From 12 AM to 3AM is pretty much like the original.

    COMPATIBLE WITH:
    ZZZZ_Brighter_Bigger_Streetlights_White_0.patch
    ZZZZ_Brighter_Bigger_Streetlights_orange_4.patch
    ZZZZ_Brighter_Streetlights.patch

    NOT COMPATIBLE WITH:
    ZZZZ_Brighter_Houses_Toned_Down_0.patch
    ZZZZ_Brighter_Buildings_Brightest.patch
    ZZZZ_Realistic_Night_Street_Lights.patch
    ZZZZZZ_Improved_Ambience_Mod.patch

    Special thanks to these folks for helping me: Alex24, Banib3, Kitsunebi, LMiguel and Preyfr60
    Installation Pre-requiste(s):
    None.

    Images

    1. 625543_10151466572700275_473050336_n.jpg

Recent Reviews

  1. EpicTobias
    EpicTobias
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.2
    How about converting it to XXL? Would be great using this mod with XXL.
  2. sweden8398
    sweden8398
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.2
    Is XXL compatible?
    1. Monty
      Author's Response
      No, it's not compatible with XXL.
  3. Grunf
    Grunf
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.2
    great job thank you
  4. gbojanic
    gbojanic
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.2
    An absolute must-have!
  5. Sigfried
    Sigfried
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.2
    Excelente aporte Monty
  6. gseid87
    gseid87
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.2
    Im feeling inside my town now! thank You
  7. Pamascus27
    Pamascus27
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.2
    This is one fantastic mod by the modding God! Makes our skies more realistic and beautiful! Thanks. :D
  8. kipate
    kipate
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.2
    Very well done!