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Looking for a good mod to remember the good old times of Crysis 1? Want to replay the game that revolutionized the graphics technology in 2007, with the best look possible and with almost ZERO performance cost?
Prepare to reinstall Crysis 1. Because after you see what this mod has to offer, you will wish you had played Crysis 1 like this, in the first time you played it.
BlackFire's Mod is basically a Lighting Mod, wich means, it changes only the Time of Day (TOD) of each singleplayer map, which was carefully adjusted to obtain a thrilling visual.
BlackFire's Mod Ultimate has two main goals:
■ Completely change the look of the game, changing the sun position and time of day to obtain a noon-like illumination.
■ Allow the user full customization of the look of the game.
Note:Be aware this is a daytime only mod, keep this in mind before you use it.
This is the more flexible mod you've ever played, it allows you to customize every aspect of the look of your game, you can customize your game the way that most please you, in real time, by simply pressing a key!
The mod is not intended to satisfy all tastes of course, but it gives possibilities to users, who didn't like some aspects of the illumination, to change them.
This mod can even be considered a 5 in one TOD mod since it comes with 5 lighting presets, and more! There is the the possibility to create your own personal lighting , by turning on or off some effects.
Everything is optional with this mod.
Note: The goal of this mod is not to achieve a realistic lighting, but an illumination that brings more life to the game, the colors and contrast are intentional , so if you were looking for a mod that would keep the original pattern of the game, this is not the right mod for you. However, if you have an open mind and don't care much for that, this mod may be all that you ever wanted.
The bright sky in some screenshots are sunshafts, the sky is not that bright if you don't look to the sun. But if you still thinking it's too bright, try the Lite Version TOD included in this mod.
Before going for the installation, let me clarify some things that people keep asking me , read it at least once before posting questions:
1. Are all the levels daytime only?
.Yes, except the last one. As the original purpose of the mod, was to achieve a more lively and sunny day look, I decided to leave the maps all day.
2. Where's my HUD/ map?
.By default, this mod comes with the HUD disabled, to bring more immersion to the player during the Gameplay. However, you can enable it at any time by pressing "U".
If you want to make this change permanent, go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Mods\BFMU" open the file "autoexec.cfg" and change the line cl_hud 0 to cl_hud 1.
3. Does this mod works in Crysis Warhead?
.No, this mod was made exclusively for each map of Crysis 1, so will not work in Crysis Warhead.
4. Will you do this Mod for Warhead?
.Wish I could, but Crytek encrypted all files from Crysis Wahead I need to edit. There was a rumor years ago that a SDK would be released for Crysis Warhead.Until there, no Mods for Crysis Warhead.
5. Where are my old saves?
.When you install a mod, it creates it's own ndependent saves, because the game can not use the saves when the game had no mod installed. Your old saves are still there, you just have to Unload my mod in the main menu.
Warning: Feel free to install Texture Packs / Skins / Weapons with this mod. However be aware that any mod that changes the ilumination of the game, or uses any kind of flowgraph, will overwrite the main files of my mod and you can't play the game with it.
To make sure that a mod is compatible or not with my mod, see if the mod installs a "level.pak" file or a "mission_mission0.xml" file. If it does, it means that this mod is not compatible with mine.
Now, lets proceed for the installation:
Download and install the Mod:
(Necessary) Update your game to version 1.2:
. Make sure you install the mod in the root folder of the game
Note: The game path can vary from user to user. So make sure you're installing in the right folder.
Note: It is highly recommended that you play with at least the Shader and PostProcessing options at VeryHigh, otherwise the game's look can be compromised.
.If everything was installed correctly, you should see the name of the mod in the bottom of the main menu.
.If not, look under "Mods" from the main menu, and if the mod is there, click on "Load", there is no mods listed, it means that you installed in the wrong folder!
BlackFire's Mod Ultimate Update 1.01
. DOF intensity reduced by half in all levels.
. Added ocean color changer support to the levels village and Harbor
. Lite Version TOD of the map rescue and harbor tweaked
."Default Shadows" is now called "Medium Shadows"
. Harbor level's default ocean color changed to a darker blue color.
. Fixed the misspell "Dpth" in the "Dynamic Depth of Field" message.
Added Night Support to the level Harbor:
Lite Version TOD improvement: