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Dreambox Apr 15, 2015 @ 6:53am
[Solved] The shadow distance lod is terrible
shadow on house and wall pop at like 5m of my character, was this also on console ?

you can clearly see a line of shadow being draw while you move
Last edited by Dreambox; Apr 25, 2017 @ 7:32pm
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Ozzy Apr 15, 2015 @ 9:36am 
Yep, same here, terrible LOD config...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF-piXdDxQU
Bannoltuk MN Apr 16, 2015 @ 4:01am 
another video, this must be fixed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61sZkERGw_g
Tsuna Moo Apr 17, 2015 @ 9:14am 
changing any settings doesnt affect it. Maxxed out and this is still happening. That and pixelated lod at a very close distance.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/Tatsuto/screenshot/540772306809126886
outdrive Apr 17, 2015 @ 11:47pm 
I want to know how to fix it.
FUN_STACK Apr 25, 2017 @ 1:46pm 
This is fixed by adjusting the cascade box. The default is 1.0, adjusting it to a 3.5 will make this box blend more easily in the environment. The downside to increasing the cascade box is the shadow softness will scale accordingly. That means shadows like the fence will loose definition because of increased softness. This is easily fix by turning down Shadow Softness from 'Softest' to 'Softer'.

1.) The cascade box can only be edited in the game files. Which means you need OpenIV to edit the files. The file in question is hidden in the update.rpf game file found here:

...\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V\update

2.) Navigating inside update.rpf to these files:

...update.rpf/common/data/timecycle

3.) Find the files that need to be edited:

(w_cleaer.xml, w_clouds.xml, w_extrasunny.xml, w_foggy.xml, w_neutral.xml, w_smog.xml)

4.) Find this line for all these ^ files:

<dir_shadow_cascade0_scale>...1.000...<dir_shadow_cascade0_scale>

The numbers between this line is 1.000, change them all to either a 2.0 or 3.5.

5.) If changing all these lines is too consuming or your just lazy, there are .xml files all of these numbers already found in this thread:

http://gtaforums.com/topic/793112-vrel-increased-cascade-shadow-distance/page-1

NOTE: Since you are modding game files you will need to revert back to the original game file. This is easily done because OpenIV file won't edit the actual game file in question, it will back it up into the mod folder that will be created, and all the changes to the update.rpf will be used on that folder, and the game will load from that folder. So all you have to do is remove the files in the mods folder when going online.
Last edited by FUN_STACK; Apr 25, 2017 @ 5:39pm
Daddy Cool Apr 25, 2017 @ 1:55pm 
Dunno, i personally don't have that problem.
Edward Kenway Apr 25, 2017 @ 1:58pm 
Stop bringing dead threads!
Raddenson11 Apr 25, 2017 @ 2:01pm 
Originally posted by Canhoto83:
Stop bringing dead threads!
Why?
He offered an actual solution.
All necros that are on-topic are welcome
webartist30 Apr 25, 2017 @ 5:13pm 
PLEASE NOTIFY PLAYERS THAT THIS SHOULD ONLY BE DONE WHILE PLAYING SINGLE PLAYER MODE. You could get banned if you use these tweaks in online mode.
FUN_STACK Apr 25, 2017 @ 5:49pm 
Originally posted by webartist30:
PLEASE NOTIFY PLAYERS THAT THIS SHOULD ONLY BE DONE WHILE PLAYING SINGLE PLAYER MODE. You could get banned if you use these tweaks in online mode.

Done, and sorry for bringing up old thread. I just thought this might come in handy for people that've yet to play the game but might be put off by the shadow artifact. I've googled this issue but most of the forums that come up have ineffective solutions or they're left unreplied like in the Rockstar forums.

Perhaps if there was a '[Solved]' in the title this won't get necro'ed again.
Last edited by FUN_STACK; Apr 25, 2017 @ 5:49pm
Dreambox Apr 25, 2017 @ 7:32pm 
Originally posted by FUN_STACK:
Originally posted by webartist30:
PLEASE NOTIFY PLAYERS THAT THIS SHOULD ONLY BE DONE WHILE PLAYING SINGLE PLAYER MODE. You could get banned if you use these tweaks in online mode.

Done, and sorry for bringing up old thread. I just thought this might come in handy for people that've yet to play the game but might be put off by the shadow artifact. I've googled this issue but most of the forums that come up have ineffective solutions or they're left unreplied like in the Rockstar forums.

Perhaps if there was a '[Solved]' in the title this won't get necro'ed again.

Done, thanks
voidofopinion Sep 28, 2017 @ 10:15pm 
Originally posted by Canhoto83:
Stop bringing dead threads!

Found this 2 year old thread on google when searching for this issue and FUN_STACK's fix works... you on the other hand just seem petty and offensive.
vreemdeling5 Jul 27, 2019 @ 11:24am 
I am going to bump this up again because this is 1 of the best GTA V tweaks I did encounter so far! Makes the surrounding close shadow SO much better!! I have a RTX 2080 TI and did change the numbers to 5.000. Had to do it manually because another mod is also active.
MisterNear Jul 29 @ 2:54am 
bump!!!!
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