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What's that annoying lighting effect called in Skyrim (and can it be disabled?)

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2 years ago#1
I don't know what it's called so I can't search for a mod/tweak to disable it myself, and it's a lighting effect that's used in many games, but is most pronounced in Skyrim.

Basically, when you're in an outdoor environment, the game will automatically brighten the screen (a lot) when you point the camera at the sky, and dim the camera when you point it at the ground. Ostensibly, this is done to simulate the effect of pupils dilating... but, being a human being, my pupils dilate on their own making this effect very annoying--all the more so due to my astigmatism which makes my eyes especially sensitive to light.

So... does anyone know what this effect is called? And/or a way to get rid of it in Skyrim?
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2 years ago#2
bloom or HDR
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2 years ago#3
hdr
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2 years ago#4
To my knowledge you can't disable it.

I realize in real life our eyes adjust to brightness and so on, but it a game i'd rather not go blind a few seconds from looking and the ground, to the sky, and back again.
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2 years ago#5
Well, that stinks. At least I now know what it's called, though.
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2 years ago#6
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/31593

The effect you describe is -awful-. It is one of many things that I despise about modern gaming graphics. Seriously, let my eyes do the work themselves, this artificial stuff is incredibly irritating.

Ranting aside, the mod above severely reduces the.. uh, severity of those effects. I'm picky, and I can say its a good mod, that made those effects much more bearable, and hard to notice.

There are mods that completely remove them, but cause various, relatively severe graphical issues. That mod is the best of both world, it had no negative impact or compatibility issue.
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2 years ago#7
How can you not like bloom? It's what makes most ugly-looking games look good visually
2 years ago#8
Allmattered posted...
How can you not like bloom? It's what makes most ugly-looking games look good visually


Was gonna say the same thing
2 years ago#9
Bloom doesn't bother me.
It's the HDR nonsense, apparently.

That, along with directional audio, is one of my most hated effects.
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2 years ago#10
Arsene-Lupin posted...
That, along with directional audio, is one of my most hated effects.


I absolutely hate anti-aliasing and tessellation.
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