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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[]

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Eksorium Jun 12 @ 9:48pm 
Update pls, this is sexy mod
Ted95 Jun 11 @ 8:43am 
Any chance of an update for 2.3?
Shugga dhaady Apr 6 @ 7:40am 
At least in this mod Europe is inhabited
Mevolander Apr 3 @ 9:25am 
sooooooo.... in one of my games, earth has around 250 pops on it. and yet it still looks like modern earth through the night light distribution. suffice to say this is particularly immersion breaking and nonsensical, and i was just wondering if you have plans, or if it is even possible, to have the density of night lighting to scale to earth's population? it just seems using "nasa images" to model earths night lights in the year 2200 is a bit silly
SurfRat382 Jan 27 @ 3:04pm 
Ahaha even in the year 2200 North Korea is still crap
darkrigh2092 Jan 22 @ 6:46pm 
so i do have a question, does this effect the world city construction at all (forgot tthe name of it ecumenopolis or something) in my game its having a bug where when its built the planet entirely disappears as if it doesnt have a model
ULON Dec 21, 2018 @ 4:59pm 
A vanilla/mod picture would be a great addition!
Emperor_of_Shadows Dec 13, 2018 @ 2:38pm 
you sure mzilli
mzilli Dec 9, 2018 @ 12:18pm 
@AbsurdBirdTurd Still works in 2.2.
AbsurdBirdTurd Dec 8, 2018 @ 10:53am 
is this mod dead?