Last updated at 23:30, 12 Aug 2017 Uploaded at 8:52, 19 Jun 2017
UPDATED to NMS V1.3 Atlas Rises.
If you're anything like me, you hate all these bright light effects that, seemingly, all Devs overuse. Nothing ruins a game more for me than being inundated with bright lights over and over again.
One small shader file (LENSFLAREFRAGMENT.SHADER.H.BIN) was all it took to remove those annoying blue anamorphic flares and those extremely bright white flares from all light sources.
Didn't realize that NoMansSkyMods.com has a similar mod till just now. Had I known I wouldn't have spent hours searching files for the right one. But considering they have a sign-in to download policy, I'll upload mine here. Works with Pathfinder versions 1.20 through 1.24 (and possibly earlier versions as well).
FYI: (For the Antrium/Rigogen Plants) this mod removes just the bright light effect on plants, not the emanating light that makes them more visible.
UPDATE- Side Note: I thought my file was creating a bug where there's a black spot, actually more like a square, on the system Sun/Star.
After testing, it turns out it's a VANILLA BUG. With my shadercache deleted and running NO mods the weird spot is still present.
(See pics for examples) When close to an atmosphere the spot is large, when deeper in space it's small. You can see from the screenshots that
I'm not running the mod, as the lens flare is present. Write a comment if you notice this spot too. I'm curious if it's affecting anyone else.
While testing I streamlined the mod. Turned out I originally made more changes than necessary. So the mod is updated.
Unzip the download using 7zip, WinRar, or whatever suits your fancy
Place the file "_MOD_No.Lens.Flare.JovianStone.pak" in your \No Man's Sky\GAMEDATA\PCBANKS\MODS folder (Create a Mods folder if one doesn't exist)
Delete or rename the file DISABLEMODS.txt found in the PCBANKS folder
Delete the file "_MOD_No.Lens.Flare.JovianStone.pak"
you may also have to delete the files in \No Man's Sky\GAMEDATA\SHADERCACHE
Don't worry the game will re-create the files the next time you run the game.