Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Daylight Classic
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Oct 6, 2015 @ 11:59am
May 24 @ 5:44am
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Daylight Classic

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Brings back original daylight color and fog settings from pre-After Dark versions of C:S

IT'S A MOD, NOT A LUT! This mod doesn't require After Dark DLC!

Are you annoyed with that yellow tint that turns days into permanent evenings? Are you annoyed with your favorite LUTs not working after upgrade to C:S 1.2 (a.k.a After Dark)? Are you annoyed with over-saturation? Are you annoyed with bluish fog? Then this mod is for you.

It attempts to recreate original light conditions from better days. As side effect, this mod makes night slightly brighter.
If you're annoyed with new fog/clouds effect, you can use my Clouds & Fog Toggler mod. I highly recommend you to disable fog if you use play with Day/Night cycle enabled becuase fog effect that was introduced in After Darks has bluish tint.

What this mod does (with all options enabled - these features can be disabled individually):
- Changes sunlight intensity to pre-AD value. If you're a Time Warp user, you can adjust sun light intensity using that mod's options.
- Cahnges sunlight tint from yellowish to clear white.
- Replaces stock LUTs with LUTs from pre-AD
- Replaces fog & lighting effect with effect from pre-AD (much more beautiful and no bluish tint!) Also allows to customize skybox at daytime.
- Restores classic sun positions. If you're a Time Warp user, you can adjust Longitude/Latitude to your liking.
- Removes greenish tint from fog if AD fog effect is enabled (makes surises/sunsets less dramatic though).
- Provides options entry to enable/disable the above features

First 2 screenshots were made without LUT enabled in Boreal biome. On screenshot 5 you can see how this mod fixes Photoreal3 LUT. Screenshots 3 and 4 demonstrate the difference in Snowfall DLC's Winter environment.

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Latest update:

UPDATE 1.12.0 (3/10/2018)
Added: Koream translation (thanks to Toothless FLY!)
Added: 'Allow Classic fog effect if day/night cycle is on' option
Fixed: Made a slightly better detection of night in regards to fog effect

Feel free to comment.

You can find more of my mods in my workshop.

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Popular Discussions View All (4)
Jan 27 @ 1:23pm
Having multiple issues
Mar 22, 2017 @ 9:56am
Classic Fog effect graffic bug?
May 14 @ 5:07pm
I know that I'm stupid, but....
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Forez 1 hour ago 
@Overlord I've been having the exact same problem myself and it's been pretty annoying! Figured I'd do a little sleuthing and found out that according to the Relight mod's page, "classic sunlight color/intensity and classic fog color must be disabled" - hopefully that'll fix things up for both you and me. :3
Mr.Zombie Jun 4 @ 7:53pm 
So if anyone else came here thinking the dark night issue was this mod, it's actually caused by the Saint Martin map theme(in my case), or other themes which may be outdated.
Overlord Jun 3 @ 11:59pm 
Anyone having "fight" between relight and this mod? Both mods work probably fine but my problem is that when I enter my game it is too dark or bright by my relight settings are where I want them (usually using same settings like CSL youtube players 2.20, Pres, Skibbith etc.) I go to daylight classic mod and I turn quickly ON/OFF sunlight color and sunlight intensity. If I do it it works as I want but when I enter relight and I load the same preset again my game turns dark with the same settings!) Simply said - To be able achieve my desired ingame look I have to go into Daylight classic turn quickly on/off sunlight color and intensity (which are required to be off by relight mod) and then I cant touch any setting in relight mod (neither change lut).
Rotaryy May 23 @ 10:23pm 
How do I change the options individually? I can't find them anywhere
Mr.Zombie May 22 @ 11:02am 
Actually, it turns out that it is not this mod, and I am not sure what it is yet.
Mr.Zombie May 21 @ 11:11am 
This mod is causing dusk to be cyan for me, and night to be completely black. Just started happening suddenly, worked fine for a long time before then.
Menz Agitat May 18 @ 8:38am 
@slindar: Very relevant remark :D
I also want to add that the bloom effect from PostProcessFx makes things a lot darker, if it can help.
sindar May 18 @ 7:01am 
I suppose you folks with lighting issues should be fine as soon as you set all the mod settings exactly as noted in the Relight mod description. As soon as I deviate from those I reproduce what you call excessive darkness or brightness. Back to settings as in Relight mod description and everything is back to good.
Menz Agitat May 18 @ 3:16am 
To all those who have problems with excessive darkness or brightness, ensure that you are not using Ultimate EyeCandy or Relight at the same time since their respective brightness / contrast settings seems to interfere with Daylight Classic. May 17 @ 3:24pm 
I mean to post an update here but forgot. This mod is working fine for me now.