About this mod

A zero performance loss weather and lighting overhaul. Removes many blurry effects for a cleaner, crisper image. Improves the look of the vanilla game without overdoing it or straying away from the original style.

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Changelogs
This is a complete overhaul of weather, lighting, and camera effects.
Scroll through the comparison images to get a feel for the mod.

If you like this mod and would like to support my hopes and dreams, follow the subreddit for the game I am making here. It's a 2D skill based fighting game and all feedback is appreciated.


The 3 main goals of this mod are as follows:

1: Remove annoying or distracting effects

2: Make it easier to see

3: Improve boring weathers



Zero performance loss in my testing but your results may vary.

Requires all DLC


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PLAYSTATION LINK



Blur

It's gone. Bad DoF, distant blur, temporary blur, blur in VATS. All of it is gone.
*Optional DoF version keeps only the higher quality DoF, still removes the rest.


Fog
It's smooth now, and there is generally less of it. That distracting line of fog that moves with the camera is gone too.


Shadows

Shadows are darker and pop a bit more now. You can still see perfectly fine to play, though.


Volumetric Lights

All weathers now take advantage of volumetric lighting. Night time, rainy days, and overcast weathers benefit from this greatly. In some ways this makes the game less clear, but it just looks so good.


Regular Lights
Lights were adjusted to not be so harsh. Includes the workshop lights from the Vault-Tec DLC - but they actually light up your vault now!





Recommended INI tweaks for best performance


1) In your Fallout4Prefs.ini find and edit the following:

[Display]
fBlendSplitDirShadow=192.0000
fDirShadowDistance=7000.0000
fShadowDistance=7000.0000



2) In your Fallout4Custom.ini (if you don't have one, make it) add the following:

[ScreenSplatter]
bBloodSplatterEnabled=0



3) In the launcher, turn off Screen Space Reflections and Lens Flares.



4) Following the instructions on this mod page and use the startup bat file.
In the Godrays.txt file you got from that mod, add the following line:
cl rim .002



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There are a few visual problems that are present in the base game if you use a DLC weather in the commonwealth, but it doesn't really detract from the game. If you want more varied weather it's worth looking at, and it's perfectly compatible with Clarity.


"Smooth First Person Sprint"
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"Wetness Shader Fix"
Fixes the overly shiny objects when it rains. Also recommend checking out that authors other mods, he has made many essential fixes.
This fix cannot be understated, if you don't use it you might as well turn off the wetness effect in the launcher.


"No More Hold V To Enter Workshop"
Another disclamer: I made this one too. Removes the constant reminder in the upper left corner on how to enter workshop mode.





Compatibility and Load Order:

This mod edits a ton of different things, including weathers, lights, and interior cells.
Load this mod EARLY in your load order and let your favorite mods overwrite it.

The exception to this is if you are trying out the True Storms version. The True Storms version of Clarity needs to be loaded AFTER every single True Storms plugin, but before anything else.

If you like certain parts of this mod but can't get it to work with other weather/lighting mods, then check my other uploads. I have uploaded most things separately in the past.
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