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Quest Items Still Glow But No Longer Sparkle

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This is a simple UI/Immersion mod that prevents the blue sparkle from appearing above quest items.
It is the companion to my Loot Drops Don't Sparkle mod.

It achieves this by removing a single line from the file.

This mod will only remove the sparkle effect from all quest items and nothing else.
Quest markers will still glow and appear on your mini-map/HUD.
Enemy loot drops will still sparkle and glow.
Please note that in the screenshots I am using several other mods including one that changes the focus glow color, one that changes the font, HUD, etc.

From a roleplay perspective, I think of the glow as the odor, shimmer, etc. that Geralt's heightened senses would pick up, but the sparkle is silly to me and only exists for convenience.
Turns out locating quest items is really not that difficult, even with minimal HUD setups, and that sparkle is really annoying.

Be aware that with this mod you will likely be spending more time (immersively) looking for what you need to advance quests.
It will also be a much more satisfying experience locating and discovering these items.
Scroll down to see my list of complimentary mods for some tools that will help you in this endeavour.

I have not run into any issues personally, but I'm a novice modder, so please let me know if you have any problems.


1. Unzip "modQuestItemsDontSparkle" into your "mods" folder
2. Run Script Merger
3. Load the game to the main menu
4. Exit the game
5. Load the game again
6. Enjoy getting totally lost in the game as the world around you melts away due to all the immersion brought on by not seeing a cartoony sparkle over chests, bodies, or any other vessel for quest items.

Complimentary mods:
Loot Drops Don't Sparkle - Companion to this mod. Use both to end all sparkle forever.
Friendly HUD - An absolute necessity for the serious Witcher-er
Absolute Camera - Customize all different camera settings
Immersive Sound - Great audio mod that also extends interaction range (very helpful)
Witcher Sense Color Customizer - Change the color of Witcher Sense glow using hex codes
Unseen Monsters - Makes you use your actual senses to locate monsters
No Decorative Container Looting - Removes most junk containers to make the loot more realistic (and help Geralt spend less time thieving and more time Witcher-ing)