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No Shadows 1.1

Disables point light shadows to increase performance.

  1. greenRAM
    No Shadows (Tested on 1.3)

    This mod increases performance by disabling point light shadows through a .patch of the lighting.config. All point lights will act as regular lights. The decrease in atmosphere will hopefully be made up for in an increase in frame rate.

    Vanilla:
    Shadows.PNG
    No Shadows:
    No shadows.PNG

    This is made specifically as a quick fix for players having performance problems from all of the point lights I added in my Ore Plants+ (RAM's version) mod.

    For additional lighting options check out:
    Tanz' Lighting Overhaul! by TanzNukeTerror

    For additional lighting options check out:
    Optimizebound by OzonSF
    Parallax Compression by xaliber
    Mod Pack Permissions:
    Anyone can use this mod in their mod compilation without the author's consent.
    Mod Assets Permissions:
    Anyone can alter/redistribute the mod's assets without the author's consent.

    Images

    1. Vanilla.JPG
    2. noshadows.JPG
    Mr.Fort, xhoneyholicc and Kajshiki like this.

Recent Updates

  1. V1.1
  2. 1.0 update

Recent Reviews

  1. overtube
    overtube
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    This is awesome
  2. ultracyber
    ultracyber
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    It still takes 10 minutes to load but it is much smoother when I actually get to play. I wonder why a no shadows mode isn't in the actual game!
  3. Asterixbit6387
    Asterixbit6387
    5/5,
    Version: 2016-01-21
    Could you upload this to steam workshop as well? Dropping mods into the mods folder does not work for stable anymore...
    1. greenRAM
      Author's Response
      Modpak files are no longer supported. You can still drop mods in your main starbound/mods folder. I'll update this soon to work with 1.0 . I'll also take a look at the steam workshop.
  4. Androconia
    Androconia
    5/5,
    Version: 2016-01-21
    As I run a small server, this help a bit when it's raining/sandstorming or there's a lot going on. It saves me from dropping down below the 15 frame mark if only just. It also prevents others from having jerky AI because my machine isn't struggling to process 8 people.
    I would suggest it for those who just want to save a few frames in some rougher places.
  5. electrino
    electrino
    5/5,
    Version: 2016-01-21
    Thanks, saved me a couple of frames there.