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From the scientists who brought you the Weather Machine, introduce Ambient light.
Ambient Light is an alternative lightweight mod that only includes the popular Ambient Light Feature.
Ambient Light allows you to experience various atmospheric effects in-game based on current physical weather conditions

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Ambient Light has the same mechanics used in the Weather Machine, it's an alternative lightweight mod that only includes the popular Ambient Light Feature. Ambient Light allows you to experience various atmospheric effects in-game based on current physical weather conditions.

Important Announcements: 

10/20/23: I have been quietly working on revamping my mods from scratch again; I don't have any updates to report as of yet, however expect something soon in the next couple of months or so. I realize that my releases have not been as frequent and I apologize for that, I have been tackling graduate school and my full-time career. So, I am working on this on the side when I have free time. I have no plans to abandon any of my mods and will continue to work to improve them.

Upcoming Upgrades to the Backend:
There will be scheduled upgrades to the backend later this July in order to further harden sensitive information such as geographical ip addresses's and weather forecast data. The backend will re-issue new key's and service urls. Currently only Ambient light is prepared for this change, SDVWM and Real Weather will be ready for the backend upgrades before this major change is made. (Once this change is implemented and there will be enough time in advance to make ready for it, all versions prior to 2022.07.31 will no longer return weather forecast data after these upgrades are complete. 

Note: There will be no downtime during these upgrades as they will happen over the air.

State of the Mod Plans for 2021-2023:
  • Finish adding in the remaining weather condition light types (WIP)
  • Add an additional config option to tweak the level of contract based on current season in game 
  • Add ability to set our own lighting configurations (Partially Completed)

  Submit your own feature or improvement to be added to this list for 2020-2021
  Ambient Light Feedback Form

Ambient Light
Ambient Light is an add-on for the Weather Machine, it can either be used as a stand alone, or as a direct add-on to the Weather Machine. When ran in stand alone mode, the mod will function independently and allow you to experience various colorful seamless atmospheric affects in-game based on the user's physical location. It does this by getting a local weather report based on your area and then uses that data to determine how to set the lighting colors in game. 

When ran directly along side the Weather Machine, Ambient Light will communicate with the Weather Machine and get the data directly from it, rather than manually get the data independently. This means that Ambient Light gets the local weather data from the Weather Machine rather than directly and then uses that data to function. You can either run this as a mod or you can run this along side the Weather Machine, it's entirely up to you. The color affects the game throughout the entire in-game day from morning to late at night. It allows you to experience a realistic color shading game play, based on real world events. 

Best of all, this mod is directly supported by it's users, feedback is encouraged and helps me improve the mod and add the features you want to see.
If you have a question or would like to suggest a new possible feature, head to the forums comment section and tell me how we can make Ambient Light better. Although, I may not be able to implement every feature requested. I will consider any feature request and depending on the length of time, amount of research required, and or whether it's free or not. I may be able to make this a future feature. or If you just want to tell me how am doing, hey that works too.

Main Features:

Mod Configuration:
Users can tailor Ambient Light to their liking when the game first boots up a config.json will be generated automatically in the mod folder with the following settings:
  • EnableRealTime: Set to true to have Ambient Light fetch the latest condition from the back end, this allows the mod to set the type of Light in game. Set to false to not have Ambient fetch any data and therefore, use the standard Overcast light type. This setting is set to true by default.
  • LightConfig: 1=Cloudy, 2=Mist, 3=Fog, 4=Rain, 5=Snow (Currently only 1-3 are functional at this time) 
          Note: EnableRealTime must be set to False in order for LightConfig to take affect.

Ambient Light is currently supported for the following physical weather conditions:
  • Cloudy (Supported)
  • Mist (Partially supported)
  • Haze (Coming soon!)
  • Fog(Partially supported)
  • Overcast (Supported)
  • Clear (Supported)
  • Thunderstorm (Supported)
  • Rain (Supported)
  • Blizzard (Supported)
  • Snow (Supported)
  • Sleet (Supported)

Additional weather conditions will be supported in the near future.

Bug Fixes and Changes