Mods / Accessibility Tweaks

Category: #Cosmetics #Graphics #Other #QoL #Tweak #Utility
Author: Apache
Side: Client
Created: May 16th 2021 at 6:23 PM
Last modified: Oct 1st at 4:36 AM
Downloads: 1910
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Accessibility Tweaks

A client-side mod made for content creators, and for people who suffer from epilepsy, or similar. This mod give you the option to remove all visual and audiable effects related to rain, hail, lightning, and snow; and completely removes involuntary camera shaking (for instance, when cold, or injured). These effects can be life-threatening for some people, and currently, the game has no way to disable the flashing lights and jittering camera effects... this mod changes that. Also removes the white noise sound effects of rain, and hail. as well as removing the ridiculously loud thunder sound effects.

Rain still falls, and snow still accumulates; only the dropping particles are removed. You'll still see rain splashes in water, and you'll still take damage from the cold.

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Feature: Accessibility Hub `(Default Hotkey: F8)`

Provides easy access to all settings, within all features of the mod.

  • - Weather Effects
  • - Text Alteration
  • - Camera Movement
  • - Sound Effects
  • - Colour Correction
  • - Scene Brightness

Feature: Weather Effects

Allows the user to enable or disable specific weather effects. The effects will still affect the world, they just won't be rendered. For instance, lighting will still damage entities, hailstones will still hurt if they hit you, rain will still cause the player to get wet.

  • - Disable Raindrop Particles
  • - Disable Hailstone Particles
  • - Disable Snowflake Particles
  • - Disable Dust Particles
  • - Disable Lightning Flashes
  • - Disable Cloud Rendering
  • - Disable Fog Rendering
  • - Disable Mist Rendering

Feature: Text Alteration

Allows the user to enable or disable the alteration effects made to typed text, within specific scenarios.

  • - During Temporal Storms
  • - While Intoxicated
  • - While Starving

Feature: Camera Movement

Allows the user to control the strength of particular camera effects.

  • - Temporal Storm Glitch Strength
  • - Global World Warp Strength
  • - Perception Warp Strength
  • - Camera Shake Strength
  • - Disable Involuntary Mouse Movement
  • - Disable First Person Item Bobbing

Feature: Sound Effects

The sounds within the game have not been normalised, so some sounds will be very loud, compared to others, even when played at the same game volume. This feature allows the user to selectively choose the volume level for each in-game sound, individually, so that any white-noise can be filtered out. Very useful for sufferers of Tinnitus, or white-noise affected epilepsy.

  • - Change the volume (0% - 200%), and pitch of every sound in the game, individually.

Feature: Colour Correction

Helps people with poor vision, light sensitivity, or colour-blindness. Playing around with the colour settings can give everything a warm, or cool hue.

  • - Choose from different presets to simulate different colour vision deficiencies.
  • - Adjust the colour balance, and saturation of the game scene (Good for screenshots/thumbnails).

Feature: Scene Brightness

Helps people with light sensitivity, and for content creators, compensating for compression rates on YouTube / Twitch.

  • - Adjust the brightness level of the game scene.


Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download
v3.1.0 227 Oct 1st at 4:36 AM Show
v2.3.1 293 May 3rd at 11:30 PM Show

33 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 SoloBlood, Nov 18th at 3:44 PM

Apache I asked in discord is there was a accessibilitysince I have hearing loss.  The sound in the game is crazy and all over the place, which you seem to have handled.  My real problem is that bear and wolves, I can't hear them.   How difficult would it be to make them show up as a red dot on the mini map?

💬 Apache, Oct 1st at 4:52 PM

Not a problem. You didn't misunderstand anything. :) I just hope this is the last update I have to do for a while.

💬 Rhyagelle, Oct 1st at 4:42 PM

Oh, I see now! I'm terribly sorry for the misunderstanding on my part. Thank you kindly for updating it for us all! We're very thankful! :)

💬 Apache, Oct 1st at 1:11 AM

Rhyagelle, I've spent a loooong time today tracking this bug down, and fixing it. The vanilla bug was masking the fact that I had a similar, annoying bug in my own modding framework. Until the game was fixed, I wasn't able to address it... or even identify it. I'll push a new version as soon as I've tested it fully.

💬 Rhyagelle, Oct 1st at 12:30 AM

Unfortunately, the issue is still persists with 1.17.4. :(

💬 Rhyagelle, Sep 21st at 7:29 PM

Thank you Apache for letting me know! This mod's features are a god send to me. I quite literally am unable to play games with bobbing/sway, so having the ability to turn it off is amazing. Thanks again! :)

💬 Apache, Sep 20th at 4:09 AM

Rhyagelle, this is a known bug with the game. I have gone to painstaking lengths to track down, and fix this bug. I've reported it to the dev team, along with the fix. It will be fixed in 1.17.4.

💬 Rhyagelle, Sep 19th at 4:37 PM

I'm having trouble with it. After installing and setting up my options with F8, it'll work, but if I log out and come back, it's stuck back on default even if the settings are changed in the menu. I've tried completely uninstalling and removing the data from ModData, and then redownloading and installing, but it persists. Could it be something on my end, maybe? 

On 1.17.3, by the way. 

(thank you by the way! I have vision trouble and how dark the game is makes it unplayable otherwise! Your mod is a life saver!)

💬 RogueRaiden, Sep 15th at 10:53 AM

Wow the menu is amazing! So many options, neatly sorted. Only wanted to reduce the picking sound a little and I can see how this would help a lot of people. Fantastic work!

💬 Apache, Sep 13th at 5:29 PM


Thanks, it was a debug switch that was left on. I've made sure the switch is off for the next release.

💬 Lohn, Sep 13th at 2:57 PM

Hey there, I love the mod - I just wanted to let you know this mod may be possibly leaving a harmony.log file on the desktop because logging is enabled in it. I had to look into it to figure out why I suddenly had this file, and the file mentions modifiers from your mod like "glitchStrength" or "System.Single ApacheTech.VintageMods.AccessibilityTweaks.Features.CameraMovement.Patches.CameraMovementPatches" etc. Thanks for all the hard work! I suffer from vertigo and now I can finally experience temporal storms.

💬 Apache, Sep 11th at 4:38 PM


I took your suggestion to mind, and last night, I spent a while creating a new mod, to make this a reality. Check out Easier knapping, clayforming, and smithing, for those with low manual dexterity.

💬 HoosierDaddy, Sep 11th at 6:46 AM

Adirosa, that was in CraluTweaks, but it was removed for 1.17. Not sure if it was a technical reason or not. I'd ask there if you still are interested.

💬 Adirosa, Sep 6th at 12:58 AM

Thank you so much for the mod!

I was directed here to potentially request some form of easy knapping for people who cannot do the sort of precision work it requires. My brother's hand goes through strain whenever he needs to knap anything and it makes it unplayable for him. I'm not sure how much work that would involve though, so I just wanted to mention it here as a suggestion.

💬 DollarZone, Sep 5th at 4:14 AM

Would be great if auditory effects had more visual support, e.g. maybe bees are brighter-colored, or the trim of the screen has a gentle glowing effect when bees are nearby. Just a thought, keep up the good work!

💬 tRead, Sep 1st at 6:25 PM

My vision is on the decline, so I was very interested in mods like this.  But there are so many more good features in yours!  I especially like the prospect of "Change the volume (0% - 200%) of every sound in the game, individually."  Thank you!

💬 CosmonautYuri, Aug 16th at 5:01 PM

This mod is crashing on opening the gui on 1.17 rc5, due to an api issue
'Vintagestory.API.Client.GuiComposer Vintagestory.API.Client.GuiComposerHelpers.AddShadedDialogBG(Vintagestory.API.Client.GuiComposer, Vintagestory.API.Client.ElementBounds, Boolean, Double)'
at ApacheTech.VintageMods.Core.Abstractions.GUI.GenericDialogue.ComposeHeader()
at ApacheTech.VintageMods.Core.Abstractions.GUI.GenericDialogue.Compose()
at ApacheTech.VintageMods.Core.Abstractions.GUI.GenericDialogue.TryOpen()

💬 Devestatio, Jul 29th at 9:30 PM


Any progress on a 1.17 version? really missing it :(  Tried to use it as is, but it crashed as soon as I used the hotkey for it.

💬 Devestatio, Jul 20th at 7:57 PM


 Hi there, your mod was just suggested to me by a member on the Discord, when I asked for a way to turn off the warp effect, as it gave me motion sickness. THANK YOU immensly for maiking this mod and keeping it updated <3  These things should really be included in the base game.

💬 Apache, Jul 5th at 4:21 AM


I'll add this to the list for the 1.17 version. :) As well as thetext and visual changes when drunk, in game.

💬 MissWhitehead, Jun 19th at 2:14 PM


As someone who is legally blind this mod has been a god send in stopping the warping in temp storms that really effected my eyes.
I do have one suggestion for a future update, is it possible for there to be a toggle to turn on/off the change of font in chat during a temp storm as i find it really difficult to read so if i was able to toggle it off I could read chat normally, but those who like this effect isn't affected.



💬 MorganS, Jun 7th at 2:08 AM

Thank you so, so, so much. I'm downloading this immediately. If it has any way for me to make night brighter that'll help profoundly - my vision isn't great, and the second the sun goes down I need to go to bed or the game becomes totally unplayable for me, and some of the sounds are quite painful for me, so this is a lifesaver.

💬 RedPine, Mar 20th at 12:55 AM

The incessant sounds of loud waves when adjacent to small bodies of water that very much don't have waves, on a calm day - gone!

💬 Butterhai, Mar 9th at 4:25 AM

yes, thank you so much!

i will call this mod


i left the aggro sounds on and muted the idle ones, now i can leave the headphones on

💬 Apache, Mar 8th at 5:22 AM

Buterhai, this should now be fixed in 2.1.1.

emberglow, this should now be fixed in 2.1.1.

Please let me know if there's any other issues.

💬 Butterhai, Mar 7th at 8:24 PM

i try to use this mod to mute the drifter sounds that slowly but surely make me want to quit the game but it doesnt work, though i am on 1.16.4 and the mod version is for .3, so that might be the reason
please, i am loosing my mind, is there any way i can stop the never ending moaning?

💬 emberglow, Mar 6th at 4:21 AM

Wonderful mod, but it disables the frost overlay when cold. Any chance of turning that into a toggle so I can turn the frost back on please?

💬 Chia, Feb 11th at 4:47 AM

very nice, now i can actually see where I am going at night and not getting jumpscared by every animal I see

💬 Apache, Jan 21st at 1:08 AM

RedSpecsGaming, this should be disabled when you disable camera shake.

💬 skurk, Jan 18th at 2:18 AM

Great idea for a mod!

Could you alter the pickaxe chipping sounds to be lower pitched? It's triggering my tinnitus something fierce...

💬 RedSpecsGaming, Jan 15th at 7:55 PM

Any chance for adding an option to turn off the low health camera drift?

💬 melodelic, Jan 3rd at 5:54 PM

Could it be possible to add the twisting of everything during temporal storms? I know the motion is under "Waving Foliage", but it would be wonderful to not have to turn that on and off every time a temporal storm rolls around. Also, I absolutely love this mod!

💬 OpPointBaker, Aug 1st 2021 at 8:59 AM

Would it be possible to radd the ability to educe the volume of ambient sounds individually? I love the thunder but it is happening way to offten and way, way too loud. It makes me jump every time.

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