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Less ugly nebulae - 1/2/2014 8:35:27 PM   
Hambango

 

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Hi! I'm new to Distant Worlds, and loving the game so far .
One thing, however, bothered me right from the start: the nebulae in my opinion are far too dark, and look more like clouds of soot to me than interstellar gases.
Maybe somebody already made a mod that changes their appearance, but I couldn't find one.
So I made one myself and would like to share it with you.
I experimented with a lot of different colors, but none seemed right to me. At the end I decided to just make the existing images brighter and soften them up a little.
They're far from perfect, but I think they look better than the vanilla ones. Maybe you'll like them too .

Just extract the images in the attached zip file into the images\environment\nebulae folder of your Distant Worlds directory.

Have fun!

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RE: Less ugly nebulae - 1/2/2014 8:38:59 PM   
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A little example:




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RE: Less ugly nebulae - 1/3/2014 3:23:55 PM   
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Thank you! I will try this.

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RE: Less ugly nebulae - 1/3/2014 10:34:34 PM   
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While I find I like the looks of brighter nebulae, I also find that they can make it very difficult to notice some features like the solid/dashed circle denoting a colony world or the pulsating ring of special locations.

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