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Alpha Lens Flare

 

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Alpha Lens Flare is a simple mod that replaces the current lens flare effect with the one from Arma 3's alpha stage. Originally, part of Arma 3 Aegis, I decided to separate it and instead release it solo. :)

 

You can download the mod here:

OneDrive

Steam Workshop

 

Hope you guys enjoy!

 

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1 minute ago, HeroesandvillainsOS said:

I never played Arma 3 when it was alpha. Can you post some comparison shots?

 

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Woah, this is splendid.

I can't wait for Aegis that bring us to the pre-alpha!

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Thanks will try this later .. Quite sad actually that the game looked better in Alpha stage than now.

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17 minutes ago, nikiforos said:

Thanks will try this later .. Quite sad actually that the game looked better in Alpha stage than now.

Im sorry that you feel that way, but we don't really need those sort comments.

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Why was this actually removed? It looked amazing. Thank u.

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I remember I even made a thread about this years ago.

https://forums.bistudio.com/forums/topic/169067-arma-3-lighting-alpha-vs-final-version/

That thread I posted is about the absence of the flare effect after alpha ended. The lens flare effect we have after lighting update a few patches ago is pretty good now. Still nice to see someone bringing back the alpha lens flare effect.

Some comparison screenshots.

Vanilla.

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This mod.

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@rebelvg thanks for the comparison

If this graphical effect is so effective, why was it dropped from alpha?

Does it reduce performance significantly?

Is lighting inconsistent?

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iirc it was removed because the game only allows one type of flare effect for the lights, and the devs deemed this to be too exaggerated for every lightsource (including the sun and streetlights)

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57 minutes ago, domokun said:

@rebelvg thanks for the comparison

If this graphical effect is so effective, why was it dropped from alpha?

Does it reduce performance significantly?

Is lighting inconsistent?

No idea. As far as I remember there were no problems with it.

As for the performance, there should be no drop at all, it's just another texture for the flare effect. The texture we have in the vanilla right now is pretty good and it's around 2k in size. Old alpha texture is 512x512.

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3 minutes ago, kecske said:

iirc it was removed because the game only allows one type of flare effect for the lights, and the devs deemed this to be too exaggerated for every lightsource (including the sun and streetlights)

This seems reasonable and probably an answer to why it was dropped. Still strange they dropped it completely and only brought it back in the lighting update.

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