BLADE of LIGHT - Blade of Darkness Enhanced.

Modern Graphics upgrade for the game using ENBseries 0.242 (www.enbdev.com). Graphic enhancements: HDR color correction, SSAO, SSIL, BLOOM, DOF, FLARES, and other custom PIXEL SHADERS...

Blade Of Light mod.  Enhanced gameplay where lighting plays a part in the strategy.  Use the light bearing blades to slice your way into the heart of the Darkness. Cast a light on your weapon (or any object you are carrying) to help you explore and fight in the dark.

---Blade of Light Description---

The amazing lighting of the game is enhanced through Realtime color correction and image post-processing techniques. However its not just a visual update. Now the light itself is a factor to account for in the player strategies. An archer standing against the sun will be hard to see. Circle your enemies so the light doesn't hit you in the eyes or you'll be fighting silhouettes. Fog is really dense so watch your step, it's a long way down...

  The intention is to create a strong contrast between light and Darkness. Increase the immersive aspect of the game by enhancing the lighting quality while preserving as much as possible the original color palette and lighting design. Sunlight is bright and intense but most of the interior areas are really dark. Torches can't illuminate very far.  Is very hard to fight your way trough the darkness so all weapons now can glow in the dark (and not only in presence of orcs like the old blades of Gondolin). You can switch the weapon light on or off at any time. That creates spectacular fights in the darkness. While you are circling your foes, the shadows dance over the majestic environments like no other game can do.

Enjoy again this timeless gem from a time when games required actual skill and pushed you to the limit of your abilities. See the skeletons relentlessly beat the crap out of you in beautifully animated fighting choreographies . Orcs move so fast that...well, if you think, you are dead. Move, circle, jump out of their reach. Be patient, look for an opening, find a weakness, study their fighting patterns and...  you may hold a chance.

Off to beat the darkness, Light-bringer!

//////////////////CREDITS////////////////

Rebel Act Studios for the timeless masterpiece that Blade is.
ENBSeries graphic modification tool by Boris Vorontsov (www.enbdev.com)
BladeOfLight MOD+ENB concept, execution and settings by Piltrafus.
NGlide 3DFX to DX9 wrapper by Zeus Software(www.zeus-software.com)

This MOD has pixel shader code and assets borrowed from:
    Boris Vorontsov
    Matso
    gp65cj04
    Ceejay
    Kyokushinoyama
    Unreal Warfare
    Prospero
    IndigoNeko
    IronLord
   
  and maybe others I guess... Thanks all.

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1 comment by piltrafus on Jun 21st, 2014

v 1.5
- HUGE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT!. No more framerate jumps at fullHD. No slowdowns because of blood or multiple lights.
- NEW! Nglide wrapper v1.03 (included in the mod). Increased performance.
- NEW! fully working Anisotropic texture filtering (no more texture flicker).
- NEW! Redesigned DOF with dinamic focus and Bokeh. Area between the player and the Focus Point(screen center) is always focused. (Switch to an Alternate DOF with 9+PgUp)
- NEW! Procedural HD texture enhancement. Shaders add extra texture detail in realtime.
- NEW! Sharper Bloom shader.
- Fully redesigned and improved color correction. Warmer palette. Good contrast and preserved detail in Highlight and shadow areas
- Minimal HUD. Removed Huge anoying screen overlays or minimized to the essential info on top left corner.
- New sky and improved settings for FOG maps(Orlok and TelHalaf)
- ENB effects on and off using shift+F11.

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Eat_Static
Eat_Static Sep 13 2014, 6:18am says:

I'm not sure if I'm having a problem or it's really how the mod is suppose to look, to me it's like watching a video recording of crt screen, it's so blurry and dark but in a really bad way, nothing is clear at all.

Also the added bars at the top and bottom cut off the gui info.

I'd love to get this working properly/better because I love the added atmosphere it gives.

Is something wrong with how I have it set up or is it suppose to be like this? If it is suppose to be like this can you add any options to tone down the effects a bit?

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Eat_Static
Eat_Static Sep 13 2014, 2:02pm replied:

No worries I figured it all out.

If anyone else wants to change these settings you just edit the enbseries.ini within the bin folder.

To remove the letterbox bars you edit enbeffect.fx and change the 'true' to 'false' on this line:

bool LETTERBOX_VIGNETTE <
string UIName = "EnableLetterboxVignette";
> = {true};

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Eat_Static
Eat_Static Sep 13 2014, 3:28pm replied:

I figured out how to do this!

you add the parameter -noexclusivemouse and now the mouse cursor will move!

So on the game shortcut, right click and choose properties, at the end of the 'Target:' box add it at the very end outside of the quotes
Example: "F:\GOG\Blade of Darkness\Bin\Blade.exe" -quick -noexclusivemouse

Added bonus, the -quick parameter skips the launcher and starts the game straight away.

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piltrafus
piltrafus Sep 17 2014, 10:40pm replied:

That works!! Thanks very much. In the next version (if Any) I'll try to include more options in the interactive shift+enter menu.

Cheers

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lehanikolaev27
lehanikolaev27 Aug 27 2014, 3:59pm says:

hi. When windows 8-8.1 fix will be released? I very love this game and want to play with this wonderful mod.

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Raith_Sienar
Raith_Sienar May 19 2014, 11:13am says:

After loading up a game that had the mod working perfectly, my blade will no longer light up with the press of the key, is anyone else having this problem?

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piltrafus
piltrafus May 20 2014, 10:57pm replied:

As it's explained in the instructions to start the mod for saved games you should open the F1 menu, press 1 and then exit the F1 menu. The "Blade of light on" message will appear. then just hit 1 any time to turn the light on or off.

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piltrafus
piltrafus May 1 2014, 12:17am replied:

The text is not in a different layer so it gets blurred by the DOF and BLoom. If you need to read the text hit shift+F12 to disable the graphics temporarily.

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