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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About the 20th Anniversary version.
New version of Blade of Light mod to Honor the 20 years since the release of Blade of Darkness.

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v2.0 20th Anniversary
- Better tonemapping. No Bright Lights Clipping. Sky and Fog don't Clip on brightest levels.
- Dynamic lighting adjustments. Exposure adaptation fine tuned to react with amount of lighting in the scene.
- Bloom levels dynamically adjusted for dark/light areas.
- Cleaner image. removed noise and other image processing shaders. Image quality over texture sharpening.
- Newer DOF shader (Marty McFly). Tuned behavior and curves for better clarity. Player always in focus on farthest cameras. Slightly de-focused when close to camera. The rest of scene focus dynamically based on center of screen (above char head). If you want to focus at something point the center of screen at it. Locked enemies will be in focus.
- Overall color correction tweaked to have the best experience through all different game maps.

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Guest
Guest

how to install this mod

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piltrafus Creator
piltrafus

Arokhslair.net

See link above How to make the original Blade game run properly on Windows10

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tommacool
tommacool

Will this work with the new GoG version released yesterday?

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piltrafus Creator
piltrafus

Should work with the “classic” version included in the new release

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piltrafus Creator
piltrafus

It Is not recommended to use it. The light on the weapon will work. But Not the graphic upgrades.
This was designed for a dx7 game. The new version is dx11.

I’ll try to do a package for the new 2021 re-release.

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Guest
Guest

I would also love to see Blade of Light working with the new version of the game! This mod is amazing! :)

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piltrafus Creator
piltrafus

Thanks. It does work on the “classic” version that comes included in the new release. But performance wasn’t great when I tried

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cr0my
cr0my

Hello, game works pretty well! is there an option to make texts more clearer. They are extra saturated and not focused.

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piltrafus Creator
piltrafus

Instructions for Running BOD and this mod on win10

Moddb.com

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piltrafus Creator
piltrafus

The only way I've found to launch Blade fullscreen reliably is using the console.

I'm using Nglide 1.04 as later versions (2.0) seem to crash too.
Just start the Launcher with the -console command line. The launcher and the console window will open. Then close the console and start the actual game.

How to start with the console:
Create a shortcut for Blade.exe
Open its properties and add "-console" after the path\blade.exe:

path\blade.exe -console

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