About this mod

Modifies all interior cells giving them a realistic look. This mod aims to increase the immersion and creepiness of the fallout world, especially inside the vaults, caves and buildings. Lighting values are adjusted as well as the addition of lighting fixtures to the appropriate places where they were left out.

Requirements
Permissions and credits
Translations
  • Spanish
  • German
Mirrors
Changelogs
Donations


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News:
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Official ILO Discord Server
Steam Community Group

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Description:
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WHAT IS INTERIOR LIGHTING OVERHAUL?

ILO's main purpose is to increase the immersion and creepiness of the Fallout world, especially inside the vaults, caves and ruined buildings.

WHAT DOES INTERIOR LIGHTING OVERHAUL DO EXACTLY?

The features of ILO can be broken down to three categories:

LIGHTING ESSENTIALS:

- Lighting values of most all lighting templates and image spaces have been adjusted.
- Changes have been made to every single interior cell in Fallout NV, Fallout 3, & DLC.
- Addition of lighting fixtures to the appropriate places where they were left out.
- Lighting color changes to both lights and fixtures.

VANILLA LIGHTING BUG FIXES:

- Poorly placed lights (Floating objects)
- Invisible lights (Lighting in areas that should be dark or have light fixtures)
- Bleeding lights (Lighting that is protruding through walls)
- Caves (No really, you cannot see your hand in front of your face in a pitch black cave)
- Think of Interior Lighting Overhaul as the Unofficial Patch for lighting!

LIGHTING FEATURES:

- Light Switches (Mostly all residential interior cells (houses, hotels, and safe houses))
- Generators (Vanilla or otherwise) Power up lights in certain dark areas.
After 200 years of degradation some things just aren't going to work, so don't expect all light switches to work.



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Details
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BREAKDOWN OF INTERIOR LIGHTING OVERHAUL's PLUGINS / FILES

MAIN:

Interior Lighting Overhaul - Core.esm

Main File

Interior Lighting Overhaul - Ultimate Edition.esp

Load Order Fix (Load Last)

EXTRAS:

Interior Lighting Overhaul - L38PS.esm (Adds pretty lights to the Lucky 38 Suite)
ILO - Goodsprings Shack.esp (Fancy Player home outside Goodsprings)

SUPPORTED MODS:

Rust Town (RT)
NVInteriors Project (NVIP)
Searchlight Airport (SLAP)
A World of Pain (AWOP)
Tale of Two Wastelands (TTW) (SOON!)
Portable Tent (PT)
Realistic Portable Tent (RPT)
New Vegas Bounties I (NVBI)
New Vegas Bounties II (NVBII)
New Vegas Bounties III (NVBIII) (SOON!)
Russel (SOON!)
D.E.I.M.O.S.



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History:
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For a complete History of ILO, please refer to ILOChangeLog.txt in the main archive file or to the Logs tab.



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Requirements:
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Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition (Steam or GOG)



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Compatibility / Mods:
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Compatible Weather Mods:

Fellout | Nevada Skies | URWLNV Ultimate Edition | FNV Realistic Wasteland Lighting
 FNV Project Reality MkI | Nights are Darker | Western Sky - Weather and Atmosphere

Compatible with ILO:

Glow Sticks | Electro City | Mission Mojave | Clean-Deluxe NV
NPC Project Freeside | Yukichigai Unofficial Patch - YUP | Lucky 38 Suite Lighting
Active Wasteland | Advanced Recon Thermal Nightvision | THE5 Combat Assistant

Conflicts with ILO:

00 Red Cross | URLIFIED Interiors | Realistic Interior Lighting



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Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Some of the interior areas look too dark.
A: I don't have the intention of making buildings pitch black as I see it as unrealistic. At least that is the strategy that I am using now in developing ILO. It wasn't that way when I first started the project, I'm still finding places that I lowered the ambient lighting way too much. Killergrimm and I have fixed most of these areas, however some were made intentionally dark (Caves).
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Q: My game is still way to dark, what gives?
A: Adjust your monitor's brightness and contest levels to what looks good to you, ALONG with the in-game settings. A Night vision mod is recommended (Advanced Recon Thermal Nightvision). Otherwise a ghoul might eat your face off.
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Q: Why does light not bounce around interior spaces?
A: ld game engine is old (or lazy developers), not entirely sure on that one. Creating ambient lighting that looks good is incredibly hard on a game engine that doesn't support dynamic lighting.
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Q: Textures show up pink, wrong textures on objects, black skin textures, and then a CTD.
A: You have hit the mod limit, ~140 or so. ILO just happened to be the mod that put you over that limit. NOT ILOs fault. Merge plugins and reduce your load order.
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Q: Mod Organizer 2? Vortex? FOMM? NMM?
A: Yes. Yes. Yes. NOPE.
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Q: Can you make a NON-DLC version of Interior Lighting Overhaul?
A: Ugh fine.
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Q: Was ILO designed to be compatible with ENB?
A: ILO was NOT designed with ENB in mind. However ILO + ENB should work just fine together.
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Q: I have giant red exclamation marks right next to doors.
A: "The Interior Lighting Overhaul - Main.bsa" file is missing.
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Q: Will you support 'x' mod or design the interior lighting for a mod?
A: Yes, if you ask nicely.
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Q: Will there be a variant of ILO without light switches?
A: No
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Q: The installer says this may make my game unstable.
A: You are either missing a required plugin or the mod you are trying to add ILO support for may not be active in your load order.
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Q: Can I translate ILO to 'x' language?
A: Yes of course! Please post it here on the Nexus!
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Q: The lighting through the windows will not appear.
A: We believe this to be an engine bug. Go outside, wait 1 hour, things should then be back to normal.
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Q: Any chance that we'll ever see an outdoor lighting overhaul from you?
A: I have one exterior lighting mod: Nights are Darker - Ultimate Edition
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Q: Why does ILO take so long to update?
A: Sometimes real life gets in the way.
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Q: The Pip-Boy light is not bright enough.
A: Please check out my Pip-Boy Light Colours mod here on the Nexus.
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Q: Will you be adding ILO support for Tale of two Wastelands?
A: Yes, This is a huge amount of work. Please Stand By.
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Q: Is there an Interior Lighting Overhaul for Fallout 3?
A: Yes, It is still being developed, and will not be released until it is feature complete.
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Q: Can I merge ILO's files into a single plugin?
A: Yes - You will need Merge Plugins.



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Bugs / Issues:
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A Nightkin reported that ILO was not working for him, It was later discovered that it was due simply to the fact he had smashed his keyboard over some courier's head who tried to take his special Brahmin skull.



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Install / Uninstall:
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Fallout Mod Manager | Vortex | Mod Organizer 2 

****NOTES****
I highly recommend that you install ILO with the included .fomod package!
Interior Lighting Overhaul's installer is scripted to install ILO plugins based off your Load Order.
I will provide no support for manual install of ILO, I assume you know what you are doing.



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Contact:
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Vault108 | Steam | Nexus | Twitch | Discord



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Credits:
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Thank You killergrimm for all your bug reports and help making this mod awesome! ILO would not be where it is today without your help.
Special Thanks to Chucksteel and Bigcrazewolf for allowing us to make a NVInteriors Project Patch.
Special Thanks to Djmystro for allowing us to make a patch for A World of Pain.
Special thanks to Befo for AWOP Music Mod and ILO Patch
Special thanks to Roy Batty for all your help and support.
Credit to Scarecrow23, ILO is inspired from his Interior Lighting mod for Fallout 3
Credit to lordinquisitor for his Tweaked Generator Modders Resource.
Thank you Commander_Tak for the amazing graphic designs!
Credit to odin_ml for his Animated Light Switch Resource.
Credit to Uber Nuber for creating some awesome beat up swtich textures.
Thanks to everyone who voted ILO for File of the Month for April 2011, ILO came in 3rd place!

I award kudos to people who endorse, leave comments, and upload screens!




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Tools Used:
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G.E.C.K.
G.E.C.K. Extender
xEdit
Fallout 3 ReadMe Generator
FNVPlugin Utility
Microsoft Visual Studio
NifSkope
BSASharpCLI
BSArch
Gary Bash! Wrye Bash? Wrye Flash?!? Wrye SMASH! GARY SMASH! Whatever they are calling it now.
Fallout Mod Manager | Nexus Mod Manager | Mod Organizer 2 | Vortex
7-Zip
TTW conversion script
TTW 3.2 Installer
Merge Plugins
Notepad++
Steam | GOG | Discord
Photoshop CS6 | GIMP | MS Paint
Sony Vegas




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License/Legal:
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By using this mod, you agree to not hold me liable for any damage that
occurs to your property or person in the course of using this mod,
including but not limited to keyboard smashing induced by frustration
caused by wandering into a dark room full of feral ghouls.

Redistributing, modifying, or incorporating into other mods and or websites
IS NOT ALLOWED (Unless special permission is granted to do so),
ILO is exclusive to The Nexus Sites.


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