Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Daylight Classic
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Oct 6, 2015 @ 11:59am
Mar 25, 2023 @ 9:22am
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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. If you need better visuals or better compatibility with other mods, then it's not.

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 1.12.2 (1/11/2019)
Added: compatibility with Dynamic Resolution.
Fixed: bleak sky color at sunrise/sunset when the non-classic fog effect + classic fog color is used.
Feel free to comment.

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Popular Discussions View All (5)
Aug 24, 2022 @ 2:57pm
I know that I'm stupid, but....
Jan 27, 2018 @ 1:23pm
Having multiple issues
Mar 22, 2017 @ 9:56am
Classic Fog effect graffic bug?
Dexjor May 12 @ 12:43am 
am i crazy or does this mod just not show up in the game menu where it should be
Doc001 Mar 30 @ 6:33am 
It does work.
acknown Mar 21 @ 10:43am 
Why does daylight classic not work?
MacForest Jan 21 @ 10:53pm 
Why don't people add instructions on the description, how do we make it work?
AngryPeely Sep 27, 2023 @ 11:07am 
how do you open the menu
bakepotatou Sep 15, 2023 @ 12:51pm 
Still works, better look and significantly easier than Render It!
Nyoko Jul 19, 2023 @ 6:13pm 
You might be able to reach Daylight Classic's Effect with

Cold Atmosphere Style for Lumina
Strelok Jul 17, 2023 @ 9:54am 
Just like other people say, DayLight Classic + Relight have better and soft results than Render It. Sadly only Render It have some options. So I have all of them here. It's a mess, everytime I load a game, i need to adjust things. But the visual is absolutely amazing.
MineWit Jul 15, 2023 @ 1:09am 
I launched the game after getting this mod and the game claims that it’s broken, obsolete or dead. After i removed the mod the problem went away, is it just for me and something’s wrong with CS on my computer or is it like that for everyone
coleman.aaron95 Jun 16, 2023 @ 1:47pm 
Render It can't achieve the same look as Daylight Classic + Relight. Don't care what anyone say. It's just not the same (and by that I mean it's worse).