This plugin is still under development. I currently have adjusted the lighting for the following areas:
Vault 111 (pre-war and after)
Commonwealth (all time frames and weather patterns)
The focus for this plugin is to correct the washed out look of the game and make the lighting look more realistic without compromising too much what the game designers and artists intended. I tried to keep daytime looking its original brightness without being washed out, while darkening and lengthening the night to create a more realistic night time. Similar to an ENB preset but this plugin utilizes the Fallout 4 DirectX 11.
This plugin alters image spaces, weathers, directional ambient, interior directional ambient and specific lights to achieve more realistic lighting for the game. My method is to use all of the tools at my disposal in a manner to fine tune everything together to achieve the best possible look.
-lengthened and darkened the night to more realistic levels.
-edited clouds, lighting, sky, fog, mist, rain, horizon, transitions, and more to keep a seamless look while darkening the night.
-adjusted HDR for a less washed out daytime look while keeping the daytime nice and bright.
-turned down bloom and eye adapt to more reasonable levels.
-added cloud movement and cloud lightning flashes for the rain storm.
-calibrated all the different weather patterns and time frames for more realism.
-balanced the lighting for the interior areas by turning up directional ambient and turning down brightness, as well as calibrating specific lights.
-added light sources for lights without a source, and moved lights spots to line up with light sources.
-added light boxes to prevent light from bleeding through walls in certain areas.
I have created two versions one for the vanilla game, and one that works with True Storms !
This plugin is not compatible with Fr4nsson’s Light Tweeks, Darker Nights, True Nights, Enhanced Interiors, any ENB preset, or
any reshade that alters colors or brightness. If you use those combined with this plugin, it will give unexpected results.
Keep in mind this is still under development and I would appreciate any critiques. I am also planning to turn this plugin in to a mod that will
allow the installer to set night time brightness as well as turn off
I have created this plugin with FO4edit and have also created video tutorials to show you how.