There are maps (especially the new ones) that have a lot of lights and worsen performance like:
The White House, Henry's Cock, Black cat, etc...
Well this is where this mod comes in, it reduces the lights on various maps WITHOUT losing much quality.
(literally on some maps I got a boost of 10-15 fps)
Being a person who has a terrible pc since 2012 this helps a lot. (Intel HD 4000 xd)
Here is the list of maps that this mod touches
Silk Road (Mex):
- Border Crossing
- San Martin Bank
Breakfast in Tijuana(I had to remove it because it is broken)
- Buluc's Mansion
City of Gold (SF):
- Dragon heist
- Ukrainian Prisoner
- Black Cat
- Mountain Master
Payday 2 Legacy Collection:
Alesso Heist(I had to remove it because it is broken)
- Reservoir Dogs (I'm still not sure if it affects day 1)
- Brooklyn Bank
- Brooklyn 10-10
(Honestly I have no idea if it gives anything in performance, I don't see the difference)
- Beneath the Mountain
- Shacklethorne Auction
- Henry's Rock
- The White House (Install Celer and activate this map in options, it should help a lot)
- Golden Grin Casino
- The Diamond
- Hoxton Revenge (Same as b10-10)
- Diamond Heist
- No Mercy
And in case anyone asks, this mod is partially compatible with DX11 Shaders Fix SuperBLT Edition. Read known issues for more information.
Also if you don't like the lighting of X map you can simply remove the lines in the Core.lua file. (There is a comment so you know how to identify it)
Known issues (09/02/23):
DX11 Shaders Fix SuperBLT Edition generates some darkness in some specific areas, like the part of Shacklethorne's vault,
The Diamond puzzle area,
Ukrainian Prisoner some areas when you escort vlad,
Black Cat casino area.
Certain props do not load/half load because the file that manages the lights also contains models of headlights or similar things.
Maps where it shows a lot: Dragon Heist alley, Black Cat escape heliport ladder, bathroom doors
"Black Cat" some stretched or deformed textures in various areas
(I have not been able to verify this if it is due to the mod or my graphic driver)
The reason this mod exists is that I don't want my game to look like a PS game for more performance.
Finally thanks to Dr_Newbie for making the code I only adapted it to these maps and this is the reason why I didn't include Hell's Island, if you want a mod that optimizes that map use Hell's Island Less Light or Hell's Island Disable Light / No Light