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Immersive Galaxy - Nightfall
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Oct 19, 2017 @ 8:43am
Dec 22, 2018 @ 5:37am
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Immersive Galaxy - Nightfall


After reading a post on reddit about night lights, and more specifically how bad they look on earth, I decided to give a try at making my own. Working from NASA pictures, I remade the texture with 2 main objectives:
- As realistic as possible on Earth
- Impossible to distinguish Earth shape on other planets.

A entirely new texture for the night lights, built from official NASA pictures.
Resolution is 4K (4096x2048), twice the size of the original, but shouldn't pose ny problem, many textures are in this format.


The mod is completely save game compatible, you can activate/deactivate the mod without any impact.

This mod, as it stands, should NOT conflict with ANY other mod.
Achievement compatible.

  • 1.1:
    - Reverted compression to DXT5, lowering the filsize
    - Now have the proper alpha channel
  • 1.1.1:
    - Lights will not be red anymore and should be now in a more traditional yellow shade
    - Added some lights in some areas of the world according to population growth in the future - india, african coast especially Nigeria, maghreb, chinese coast as well as south east asia.

Stellaris wiki[]
PDX forums[]
NASA website[]

Tools used:
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Zhadow Glaive Apr 21 @ 2:45am 
wish this had a white and very very light blue version looks great tho
Helicopter200 Apr 19 @ 4:37am 
it works fine even if its not updated
h.j.haller Apr 19 @ 1:08am 
update to latest version plz thnx
Exodus Apr 15 @ 4:59pm 
Works with Stellaris 3.0 and Nemesis.
Is it the same light map for all planets?
Kribble Nov 19, 2020 @ 7:13pm 
You should do it in other colors now.
alexeybashyk2000 Nov 10, 2020 @ 10:59pm 
updates 2.8.0 stupid days :cozyspaceengineersa:
RedEesti Oct 27, 2020 @ 6:43am 
Yes, it still works, I was very surprised.
Zachopotamus Sep 30, 2020 @ 4:21pm 
I re-added this to my game today and confirmed it still works with the latest version.
SPOTO Aug 6, 2020 @ 6:50am 
does it still work now?