Mods / Natural Night

Category: #Graphics #QoL
Author: Rangelost
Side: Client
Created: May 11th 2023 at 4:37 AM
Last modified: Jul 14th 2023 at 8:02 PM
Downloads: 3731
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Latest file for v1.18.6: 1-click install

This is a simple mod with the objective of reducing eyestrain during the night.

Note: The author is on indefinite break. If you would like to continue this mod, feel free to use the included source code.

★ New: As of v2.0.0, this mod only affects nightly ambience, preserving dramatic twilight colours in their original vibrance.



  • .natnight set [#RRGGBB]

    Set colour.

  • .natnight reset

    Reset colour to default.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v2.1.0 2496 Jul 14th 2023 at 8:02 PM Show Install now
v2.0.0 472 Jun 30th 2023 at 9:24 PM Show Install now
v1.0.0 763 May 11th 2023 at 4:47 AM Show Install now

10 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 RangelostAuthor, Jul 1st 2023 at 3:33 AM

Somewhat. More specifically, I only affect sunlight colour when it is actually night. This is not something that can be done reliably with a simple texture replacement, because the sunlight texture is seemingly affected by a random daily horizontal offset, which makes crepuscular hours completely unpredictable.

Moreover, by doing this programmatically, I also reduce overlap with other mods that change the colour of daylight or twilight. This mod simply assures that nights will have a bluish hue.

Thanks for the feedback! It certainly was the most common complaint, so I thought to address it.

💬 ThreeHeadedDingo, Jul 1st 2023 at 1:01 AM

Ah, nice change. I didn't quite like it before because of how it completely killed off the sunset, it's MUCH better now.

💬 Guimoute, Jul 1st 2023 at 12:24 AM

Am I correct in assuming that you managed to split entirely the terrain and sky colormaps in v2.0.0? That's why the mod went from a texture change to a dll?

💬 Aksyl, May 13th 2023 at 8:24 AM

Where I live the sunset is always warmer, but never gets to the tone of the second screenshot.

💬 RangelostAuthor, May 11th 2023 at 10:30 PM

Unfortunately so. Normally, the ambient colour should be a reflection of the sky. In this game, however, both the ambient colour and the sun's colour seem to be tied to an arbitrary colourmap. Because of this, there is no easy way to guarantee that sunset/sunrise colours are used at the correct times throughout the year — or that daylight matches the sun's position at all. This is why the crepuscular redness had to be removed altogether.

💬 Lakus, May 11th 2023 at 7:38 PM

Really makes nighttime a lot lot lot better.

💬 Partexedd, May 11th 2023 at 1:43 PM

Love it

💬 artemax44, May 11th 2023 at 11:00 AM
will lose the red color of sunset? there are sunsets that are very beautiful
💬 artemax44, May 11th 2023 at 11:00 AM
💬 Wandour, May 11th 2023 at 9:00 AM

yea i always found it weird why the color of night is red in the game

doesn't make sense to have a warm color for darkness

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