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Version 1.0.2 | Last Updated: 03-07-2016, 01:36 AM
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PAYDAY 2 - BetterLightFX
BetterLightFX is a Payday 2 mod designed to expand the default capabilities of LightFX by including a mobile environment that is capable of indepth customization. It is easy for both the user to use the mod, as well as it is easy for developers to add their own custom effects.

1.0.2 - Fixed a crash related to NetworkAccountSteam
1.0.1 - Fixed a crash related to sending nil colors to device.
1.0.0 - Public Release

  • Payday 2 BLT - A lua hook for Payday 2. Link:
  • LightFX extender - If you wish to experience LightFX on non-alienware hardware. Link:
  • At least one piece of hardware that can run either LightFX or LightFX extender
  • AlienFX supported device. If you have a device that is not AlienFX such as an RGB keyboard, then you can use LightFX Extender to make it work.
  • Lightpack (used with LightFX extender)
  • Logitech devices with customizable LED lights. Tested on Logitech G910, and G19. (used with LightFX extender)
  • Corsair devices with customizable LED lights. Tested on Corsair STRAFE Red. (used with LightFX extender)
  • Razor Chroma devices. (used with LightFX extender)

How to Install
  1. First of all, if you do not have Payday 2 BLT hook, please download and install that from here
  2. Copy contents of "mods" folder into your "Payday 2/mods" directory to install this mod.
  3. If you wish to use this mod with a Lightpack, Logitech, Corsair, or a Razer device. Please be sure to download and install LightFX extender (32 bit version for Payday 2) into the Payday 2 directory. Link:
  4. Launch the game, go into Options -> Video -> Advanced -> Enable Alienware LightFX. You may have to restart the game for LightFX to take effect.
  5. You can change options of BetterLightFX by going into Options -> Mod Options -> BetterLightFX Options. This includes options for any event that has options, as well as idle events.
  6. If your device is not RGB, you can select a monochrome color scheme in the BetterLightFX Options.

Demonstration video

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04-26-2017, 03:46 AM
I'm having some issues with the Corsair k95 Keyboard, namely it's not working at all. I have light extender installed along with better light fx. Can anyone help, or is this keyboard just incompatible?

06-18-2016, 01:04 PM
I Turned on the Debug Mode in the Lua file and the mod is working for me without crashes

06-04-2016, 07:29 AM
Something like this for PDTH would be awesome as well.

05-04-2016, 06:29 AM
Yup, I'm getting the same issue as well with the latest version.

04-23-2016, 02:55 PM
Same issue I'm afraid.

04-23-2016, 08:30 AM
Yeah I'm also having the same issue, hopefully this will be fixed.

04-21-2016, 09:47 PM
This mod appears to be causing a crash on startup with Update 97.4


Application has crashed: C++ exception
mods/BetterLightFX/Hooks/NetworkAccountSteam.lua:16: attempt to index field '_masks' (a nil value)




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02-08-2016, 10:47 PM
I think I have followed this exactly yet in game there is no option in "Mod Options" for "BetterLightFX". Any ideas what I could have done wrong? I am using a Razer Deathstalker Chroma keyboard. When the game loads it does change colour to green and in Chroma apps there is one for PayDay 2, so something is happening... :/

01-05-2016, 04:02 AM
Is this VFX change? Any photo?

01-04-2016, 09:25 PM
I'm having trouble installing this since, do I have to extract the lightFXextended folder assets into Payday 2?

01-04-2016, 08:15 PM
Razer devices are having issues at the moment. I am looking into it.

No support for steel series, as they do not have an sdk for leds.

01-04-2016, 03:55 PM
I can't able to work this on Blackwidow Chroma too.

01-04-2016, 12:49 PM
I guess an integrated Steelseries (Full-color backlight) keyboard laptop can't use this mod feature also? :\

01-03-2016, 11:18 PM
Im using a Blackwidow Chroma and installed everything correctly but it still wont work. Help :o

01-03-2016, 11:12 PM
:( my cm storm octane is not supported by light fx i believe :(

01-03-2016, 09:11 PM
@"Undead Unicorn" This is for supported Keyboards, Headsets, Mice, Mousepads, and Lightpack devices. No gameplay changes to the game itself, besides the new LightFX events.

01-03-2016, 09:09 PM
Sorry in advance if I sound like an absolute noob, but does this actually change anything in-game or is it just to do with the fancy LED keyboards?