The Witcher 3

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This mod aims to show an alternative version of the fairy tale land from the quest 'Beyond Hill and Dale', transforming its lighting and environment.

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I worked on the quest 'Beyond Hill and Dale' for Blood and Wine years ago, and wanted to use this as a little experiement to check the new Redkit myself, trying to see if I still remember all our tools.
When the quest was originally designed, there was a vision of making it a melancholic representation of the classic fairy tales from the Brother's Grimm set in a dying forest, illuminated by a setting sun. In the end, instead of a dying forest, we chose to make it a more vibrant fairy tale land, still showing more of the beauty the land originally had, when it was created for Syanna and her sister Anna Henrietta. 

In this mod, I tried to recreate this original vision, because I was always curious how it would have looked like. This is not supposed to be a replacement for what shipped in the game, but an interesting alternative that shows what could have been.

Check out the images for some comparisons between the mod and the original look.


1. Download the zip file
2. Extract it using the unpacker of your choosing (eg. winzip/winrar/7zip) and put the whole "mods" folder into your main "/The Witcher 3/" directory, so it will look like "...\GOG Galaxy\Games\The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt GOTY\mods\modGolden 'Beyond Hill and Dale'.
3. You should now see the new look for the fairy tale land once you start the quest 'Beyond Hill and Dale' in the Blood and Wine expansion.
4. If you want to uninstall the mod, just remove the folder from the mods folder.