DJPREDATOR'S ENHANCED LIGHTS



INTRODUCTION

Hi Everyone!
I welcome you to my first released mod (although it's not an FC or CS modE), I wanted to do something that would change, how Amnesia looks. I never liked how basic lights look and saw Sabatu's stretched bonfire flame and that was the final thing, that made me fire up model editor for a few hours.

Also thanks to Sabatu for some adjustments
He's a creator too :)


INSTALLATION

For these lamps to take effect in Amnesia and Custom Stories, follow this directory:

  • AmnesiaTheDarkDescent/entities/lamp/
    OVERWRITE FILES IN LAMP DIRECTORY

For lamps in Full Conversion mods to take effect and work:

  • AmnesiaTheDarkDescent/YourDesiredFC/entities/lamp/
    OVERWRITE FILES IN LAMP FOLDER

If you want to use them in Level Editor:

  • AmnesiaTheDarkDescent/entities/lamp/
    OVERWRITE FILES IN LAMP FOLDER

For the custom Particles included in the download:

  • AmnesiaTheDarkDescent/particles/
    PUT FILE IN PARTICLES FOLDER


For the billboards just put torch_flame folder into billboards

(Amnesia installation folder differs from person to person)

Make sure to backup your old lights, as I can't really do anything when you can't get them back yourself!!!
Use Rar to backup or make another clean installation of your game

SOME FULL CONVERSION MODS USE CUSTOM LAMPS, SO THEREFORE THESE WON'T WORK!

THERE WOULD BE SOME CHANGES NEEDED IN ORDER TO MAKE THESE WORK!



!!WARNING!!

THESE LAMPS WERE MADE AT THE COST OF PERFORMANCE.
THEY ARE SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR MODDERS WORKING ON THEIR MODS.

I CANNOT GUARANTEE, THAT PUTTING THEM IN YOUR GAME, YOU WON'T HAVE ANY FPS DROPS!



FINAL WORDS

Just start playing Amnesia and enjoy a different feel, that this lamp pack will give you.
Have fun!


Made by DJPredator in his precious spare time.

Still it was worth it

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The time has come! The first release of these modified lamps is here!

I hope you will all enjoy it as much as I did when testing. This article is here to show, what is included in the Release 1.0 and what will come in the future.

WHAT IS PRESENT IN RELEASE 1.0

  • Most of the lamps (lamps that are used frequently are there)
  • Lamps when used in high quantity and in big rooms - FPS drops :3
  • Two new types of Bonfires (the original bonfire which is used in Full Conversion and Custom Stories modEs. Bonfire general is with additional particles and Bonfire Stove, which is used mainly in stoves and also has some dust particles placed onto it.

WHAT WILL COME AFTER RELEASE 1.0

There are more things to come, that I want to do in my spare time. For example:

  • Different Lanterns (retextured ones, different colors)
  • More Lamps (For now, there are mainly the default ones from A:TDD)
  • More Lamp Color Variations
  • Optimization of lamps

There are still some default lamps missing (like 13_burner, stairwelder_torch, bridge_torch)
but they will be added in later releases.

Also If you want to watch the video I put on ModDB in higher quality.

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Release 1.0 of these majestic lights, made by me. Enjoy your suffering in big open areas.

Comments  (0 - 10 of 23)
Zoofyooo
Zoofyooo - - 195 comments

Drops my FPS from 60 down to 15.

Way too many pointlights and spotlights for nearly every single light source in the game as well as unnecessary particle effects that further ruin the framerate.

Vanilla Amnesia light sources have either 1 or 2 pointlights or spotlights, what you've done here is insanely unnecessary. I think you can do better without each light source in the game emitting 5+ different types of light sources.

Edit: I'm sorry if this sounded rude, you seem like a pretty nice guy. Saw you were, eventually, going to try to optimize them. I just wanted to let you know that they do look beautiful, it's just that... When you go from 60 FPS to 15 in the FIRST MAP, something is going on there, don't you think?

I don't even have a weak PC either...

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sasuke100
sasuke100 - - 127 comments

For me it's ok to have many pointlights and spotlights because they look beautiful. I have an idea for your plans to optimize them. Why not create 2 download link. One for this good mod and another one for less light source so ppl can choose.

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headlesscyborg
headlesscyborg - - 92 comments

"Ah ****, here we go again..."
- Carl CJ Johnson

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Zoofyooo
Zoofyooo - - 195 comments

Response actually not making any sense tho

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headlesscyborg
headlesscyborg - - 92 comments

Makes sense to anyone who knows you. It's ok if you don't understand it. That makes it more funny.

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Zoofyooo
Zoofyooo - - 195 comments

I didn't say or do anything wrong, though.

That's the confusing part about this. Your response makes no sense. All I did was review the mod and give my opinion on it during its current state of development.

You're acting like that's a bad thing to do.

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headlesscyborg
headlesscyborg - - 92 comments

Keep going, I will just grab my popcorn. So, Zoofy, tell me everything. How it happened. Why it happened. How you felt when it happened... just.. everything.

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Zoofyooo
Zoofyooo - - 195 comments

No.

It's time to stop, and I know you aren't going to, but I will. I won't acknowledge you, your replies, and if you comment on any of my stuff (page, mods, etc), I will delete your comments and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.

You and your friends have done nothing but harass me, and for literally no reason. I have done nothing to you. I have done nothing to your friends. All I have ever done was be a part of this community because it's one of my favorite games of all time and you attack me for it. I even literally tried to be friends with you people initially before I learned of your motives and what you planned with me.

You gain nothing from doing this to me. And if you wanna think you do, then fine. But you're not going to get anything from it anymore.

Nothing you say to me matters anymore and you're not going to get a response or reaction from me of any kind from this day forth. Same thing applies to the others who treat me like **** like Braka, Sabatu, and Liva. I will never respond to you people again.

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1BrilliantKid
1BrilliantKid - - 1 comments

what happpened why's this on the comment section of an amnesia custom story

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Guest
Guest - - 688,644 comments

What happened, Zoofy?

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Sabatu
Sabatu - - 153 comments

even without these lamps this map may be a screenshot for you :) Youtu.be

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DJPredator Creator
DJPredator - - 8 comments

Hi there. Well there are few problems, that I knew about even at the time of the release like unnecesary particles or too many spotlights.

But if I wanna achieve the effect of making the lamps look nice and make them cast shadows then 4 or 5 spotlights are unnecesary (1 up and 4 in every direction). If I use only one or two spotlights, then that is impossible since a candle for example would only shine in one or two directions max.
But I think the floor candle had like 9 spotlights which is pretty bad (removed 4 and framerate was already much higher.)

Pointlights don't really matter (or at least they aren't as demanding as spotlights), since they don't cast any shadows what so ever and are there to make up for spotlights, which don't illuminate the whole lamp (they would look dark even though they are lit).

I even tried to lower the FOV of the spotlights so the shadows wouldn't overlap, but it would just make the lamps look much worse.
About the particles you are right, they are unnecesary and can be added in the process of making the maps.

About your framerate, I'm not sure. I never had such low framerate in the base game (maybe only in the study, where one room has like 6 lights. That's where it dropped to like 45 but not lower. The first map didn't really drop under 40 but it was pretty much 70+ fps most of the time (at least for me).

Shadow of the Ramlord on the other hand is unplayable in some parts with these lamps. If there are like 30 candles next to each other, then the FPS is going to drop SIGNIFICANTLY.
Maybe try to have clean Amnesia installation since it might lag if you have modified it in any way or you have a lot of custom stories installed.

One more thing to take into the account is that, you can have the most powerful PC but Amnesia engine has it's limits and it's going to start dropping framerate at some point.

I'm thinking about making a pointlight version only or without making them cast shadows. It would pretty much fix most problems with the framerate.

And I'm happy you like them. I'm going to try to optimize them but I'm starting to believe, there isn't much possible without lowering the quality.

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