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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anatoliynikitenko94
anatoliynikitenko94 Dec 9 2014, 2:48pm says:

Hello,Throw off me please on mail already installed ready to play in the folder Blade of Darkness mod BLADE of LIGHT v1.5 MOD + ENB (if it is not the latest version of the mod, then throw off the last one), and a bit of everything I do as instructed, and not what is not changing.

Throw off here please: anatoliynikitenko94@gmail.com

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russelldra
russelldra Dec 8 2014, 8:26am says:

Had you played the game through with this mod? I've got the problem: when I finish on one location my game stops on map loading screen while dictor keeps his blah blah. Map screen loads only on third time. And now this glitch gets me even when next location is loading.
THAT'S SO ANNOYING!!! And even more cause now I've had to fight vampire sucker for about 10 times already!!!
****! I'M GOING TO KILL HIM WITH MY BEAR HANDS!!!!!! Or something unspeakable is going to happen to my PC...)))))))
And also I'd like to make a little correction on bluring - I feel it's to much for my eyes... especially when I'm trying to aim the bow - it's not focusing on target.
If someone knows how to fix that problems - I'd really apreciate your help))
By the way: PILTRAFUS, THANKS FOR MOD(!!!!!!!) anyway! That's truly beautifull and brings new level of atmosphere for this old, though beyondthetime-game))

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piltrafus Creator
piltrafus Dec 8 2014, 5:51pm replied:

The worst part about killing the vampire so many times is that you have to suffer the repeated vision of that awful dragon model that appears at the end of the cinematic. What a poorly constructed creature it is :)
I never experienced the loading map bug you are talking about. SO it maybe caused by some other mod or issue. I don't think is because of this mod. Does it work if you uninstall "blade of light"?

The focus problem with the bow appears depending on the character you are using. I think the barbarian is taller than other characters and its hand gets in front of the focus "point". Therefore the hand is in focus and not the enemy. It's hard to implement different settings per character or per map. Some things are a bit broken because of that.

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bojanezic
bojanezic Nov 30 2014, 10:19am says:

Hi. I had played this gam on 2000, next time on 2007, and now is time fo re-re-match.
I pathed the MOD 1.5 on win 8.1
Sword have light, but there is no new efects, only like original one, same like old good game. I can't drag shift-f11 options, only my sword light.
Can you help me to run this on?

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piltrafus Creator
piltrafus Nov 30 2014, 10:13pm replied:

I don't know how to run this mod on windows 8
There's more info a few comments below .

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bojanezic
bojanezic Dec 2 2014, 9:21am replied:

Which win 7 do you have? 64 or 32, for working this mode?

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piltrafus Creator
piltrafus Dec 2 2014, 9:04pm replied:

I have win7 64.

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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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bojanezic
bojanezic Nov 30 2014, 3:33pm replied:

Can you run it on win 8.1? Fire on sword is small circle, and thereis no shaders or any oter changes from original. And I cant enter any comand shift+f11 and shift+ener... Any sugestion?

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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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