Space Engineers

Space Engineers

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Niko's 4K MilkyWay skybox + Visual Tweaks
Type: Mod
Mod category: Skybox, Other
File Size
97.230 MB
Mar 30, 2019 @ 3:21pm
Apr 2, 2019 @ 6:46pm
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Niko's 4K MilkyWay skybox + Visual Tweaks

This is Darth BioMech's (not mine) insane resolution 4K Milkyway Skybox, with my own lighting alterations, and some other tweaks.

2K resolution version

Visual tweaks: Chromatic Aberration (fullscreen blur disabled) and Vignette reduced to their minimal visual levels, Bloom has been reduced, increased, reduced again, altered here there and everywhere haha. The skybox itself makes the nights on planets darker than in vanilla, not 100% sure why, but i like it, even though i tried unsuccessfully to brighten it up just a fraction, the WhitePoint light has been reduced so asteroids arent as blinding when up close, reflected sunlight is only 'overexposed' when the sun has a more good angle (+/- 15%) to you, to further reduce being blinded.
The screen gunk is also gone, ya know, the visor dirt that is still there when your visor is up, thanx to Digi, thanx also go to Xero for help with the various bloom and other shader settings in this mod, and Kienata for some Sun Love :)

We need many versions of skybox mods to account for different peoples tastes, though it would be nice if these graphical settings were in the game's GRAPHICS options and not in a place that they need to be controlled by a MOD!

This is designed to the way that I like it, and i will probably upload a few other skybox versions of it :)
The only thing i dont like, is the way that the sun looks when you look directly at it, im still altering this as i learn something

Want your game to look even better, no matter what skybox you are using? Then use this mod here
Whatever save-game/server is running the mod above, it will temporarily alter the Model level of detail settings to fix what should have been fixed long ago with the very bad model LODing.

1. Deep Star Map, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio ( ) - used as main background
2. Milky Way Panorama, ESO/S. Brunier ( ) - used for color and nebula info
3. Andromeda Galaxy photo, Adam Evans ( ) - Detailing
4. Original Skybox Mod created from the above images By Darth Biomech
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Altered and re-uploaded in accordance with DarthBiomech's mod re-upload rules found here:
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Darzan Oct 11, 2020 @ 8:57am 
Love this. No more eternal darkness.
Nikolas March  [author] Jul 2, 2019 @ 6:57am 
Smoofey Apr 13, 2019 @ 4:43am 
Amazing :elrath: We like this mod on our server.
Nikolas March  [author] Apr 2, 2019 @ 1:02am 
yup, probably tomorrow :)
JDaremo Fireheart Apr 1, 2019 @ 6:02pm 
Any chance of a 2k version?