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Override Darkness VFX

Post by Konni » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:48 am

I've got what seems to be a very common bug for anyone who plays on a laptop involving the Darkness spell unrelated to ultravision and invisible PCs.

Whenever anyone casts Darkness, rather than the AoE target the Darkness spell literally turns the entire area pitch black. I can still see all the PC's, even the ones that presumably are supposed to be in the Darkness AoE. I can't tell where the AoE is (unless I get the concealment tab appear in the top right) and it becomes very hard to move around mid combat, because I can't tell where walls or placeables are. If someone casts darkness at the entry transition on the Cordor frontier, I can be stood on the other side of the Toll Gate and my entire area still turns black, which is also unintentional metagaming since I shouldn't be able to know that from the other side of a huge map.

Is there any way possible I can ovveride this vfx, any sort of client side ovveride to replace the darkness default vfx with anything else, say a Cloudkill vfx? So it doesn't interfere with anyone else but so that the dark sphere VFX doesn't appear and break my client? I can opt just not to use the spell myself, but it near enough bars me from partying with warlocks, trueflames or visiting areas where spawns cast this unless I'm way above level and can risk being hit repeatedly while trying to navigate out of an invisible wall.

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by DM Always This Late » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:59 pm

I'm not certain if there is anyway to change the appearance of the effect, none that I have heard of anyways.

Maybe some things to try are just different graphic settings? Increase the lighting on your computer? Or decrease it?

Sort of grasping at straws I guess, when I have more time i'll try to look this up more in depth
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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Rags » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:18 pm

It's entirely possible for Arelith to override it, or you personally as well.

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by susitsu » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:19 pm

Ive really struggled with this one. Still no fix personally.

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Rags » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:29 pm

Here's an override that replaces the darkness visual effect, with the 'anti-light' one. Anti-light, for reference, is what makes Storm of Vengeance dark.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B74A1d ... sp=sharing

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Konni » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:32 pm

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Oh my God Rags I love you and I want to have your babies.

THANK YOU! <3 <3 <3 Can't wait to try this out!

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by susitsu » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:40 pm

Rags wrote:Here's an override that replaces the darkness visual effect, with the 'anti-light' one. Anti-light, for reference, is what makes Storm of Vengeance dark.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B74A1d ... sp=sharing

Screenshot.
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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by susitsu » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:43 pm

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Konni » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:47 pm

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I-Its beautiful. I've just rolled a Warlock just because I can now without IC having an epileptic seizure.

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Xanos950 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:17 pm

So you always get a little Storm of Vengeance PTSD panic attack whenever somebody casts darkness on you

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Dreams » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:17 am

OMG THIS PROBLEM HAS PLAGUED ME FOR SO LONG, THANK YOU!

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by gilescorey » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:16 am

Xanos950 wrote:So you always get a little Storm of Vengeance PTSD panic attack whenever somebody casts darkness on you
No, because there's no acid rain and the casting animation is completely different.

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Ozzy.nl » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:14 pm

Can this be stickied saved or anything so we have a future reverence of this. Maybe set it on the Arelith download or something?

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Karris the Anarchist » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:24 pm

.. Much thanks for this. I never realized it was so simple.
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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Red Ropes » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:12 pm

It seems to be no longer hosted. Is this anywhere else?

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by MissEvelyn » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:58 pm

I'd very much like a copy as well =)

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Blood on my Lips » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:03 pm

It's telling me the file no longer exists. Please, I need this in my life.

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by Dragonovith » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:23 pm


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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by TimeAdept » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:59 pm

:100:

thank you

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by DM Symphony » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:00 am

Red Ropes wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:12 pm
It seems to be no longer hosted. Is this anywhere else?
MissEvelyn wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:58 pm
I'd very much like a copy as well =)
Do you want to use this because of the cosmetic difference between the black and "darkish" visual effects, or because you are still experiencing darkness bugs that this override solves?

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Re: Override Darkness VFX

Post by MissEvelyn » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:59 am

Thank you, Dragonovith!
DM Symphony wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:00 am
Do you want to use this because of the cosmetic difference between the black and "darkish" visual effects, or because you are still experiencing darkness bugs that this override solves?
I get the bug rarely now and then. Personally, I find it annoying to not be able to see placeables and corpses (especially when trying to loot them) despite having ultravision cast on me.

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