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Alternative Lighting
Tags: mod, Graphical
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Jan 12, 2018 @ 8:43am
Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:44am
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Alternative Lighting

This mod brings TWW 2 lighting closer to TWW 1- darker and less colorful.
It should be compatible with any mod, except other weather mods obviously.

What it does, specifically:
- I balanced the environment color palette to use less red and eliminate the orange glow in maps.
- I tweaked color intensity for specific areas.
As a result maps in Bretonnia and Lustria are more lush and green while the vampire counts and chaos wastes use darker, more saturated colors.
- It lower excess post processing effects to allow greater view distance and may improve FPS for some users.

What it doesn't do:
- The mod won't get rid of the sunset preset in maps but it will give most of them a light pink hue instead of bright orange..
- The mod will not change the actual brightness level, feel free experimenting with the "Brightness & Gamma" setting in the game's options menu.

If you encounter a bug please report it here, write the name of the map or if playing the campaign- the region.

Special thanks for Kelstr, creator of Improved Weather mod for TWW 1 and the grim and dark version for TWW 2, for inspiration and giving me some idea on how to mod map colors.
lucky_one 🍀 Jan 2, 2023 @ 9:30am 
Wish this existed for WH3, the lighting is kind of horrible. Almost all my hours of WH2 are with this mod, amazing job mate! :er_heart:
Edorn  [author] Dec 16, 2022 @ 4:31am 
@Davide if anything it should give you some fps since the game uses less resources, but that's not the mod's intention.

@Krb it works on both, keep in mind it only changes battles (campaign map is untouched).
Krb Dec 6, 2022 @ 3:56am 
hi @Edorn, your mod work both mortal campaign and vortex campaign?
yayyyy Oct 15, 2022 @ 8:24am 
this mod gives more fps or its going to be the opposite? @edorn
LooseLeaf Sep 27, 2022 @ 6:16pm 
this and no grass/dust saved my potato life, thank you! :lunar2019piginablanket:
Edorn  [author] Sep 8, 2022 @ 12:58am 
Sorry but no, this will remain a TWW 2 exclusive.
I made this mod because I felt the post processing effects in TWW 2 were way overtuned, you need only look at the screenshots I took and see some scenery in maps hidden by the fog effect.
This is more or less fixed in TWW 3, or it's not nearly as bad as in 2.

I Thank all of you for the support and showing interest in my mod.
Dark Flame Master Sep 7, 2022 @ 2:01pm 
Could this be ported to Warhammer 3?
Xenosophont Jul 18, 2022 @ 2:43pm 
This remains my absolute favourite lighting mod to this day, thanks Edorn!
Fatal Insomnia Jun 25, 2022 @ 4:22am 
@Brig202 Still works fine for me just tried it. Maybe you downloaded a new mod that broke it or something.
Brig202 Jun 22, 2022 @ 1:11pm 
This is an awesome mod, yet CA has fucking broke it with its latest shitty brute-force "BUY WH3!" marketing update