How to disable "smooth lighting"?

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How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by sorcerykid » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:56

I do not like the new "smooth lighting" algorithm. I get a headache playing Minetest just due to eye strain it's causing. Frankly, I think the light mapping curve in 0.4.15 looks ridiculous. I see patches of roadway with ghost shadows in broad daylight. I see bridges where the entire superstructure is illuminated by a single torch. The entire scenery looks anything but realistic, just a messy patchwork of dark blobs and glowing spotlights at nighttime as well as in caves and mines.

Surely there has to be some way to disable this horrible new feature?
 

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Re: How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by Sergey » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:42

It is problem with lighting in MT itself. Not because of smoothing feature.
Use mapfix mod to fix lighting.
 

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Re: How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by sorcerykid » Sat Apr 15, 2017 15:26

Everything looks fine when i join my server in Minetest 0.4.14. So it is not the map, it is the client.
 

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Re: How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by paramat » Sat Apr 15, 2017 17:10

This is not due to official 'smooth lighting' or lighting bugs, it's the new light curve that makes light spread further from light sources, making light sources effectively brighter. We have reduced the light level of torches by 1 in MTGame to compensate and create a difference between torch (12), fire/lava (13) and meselamp/growlamp (14). Light nodes in mods may need to reduce their light levels to work better wth the new light curve.

The light curve can only be changed in engine code but maybe you could open an issue to make it configurable?
 

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Re: How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by Fixerol » Sat Apr 15, 2017 23:20

You can adjust display_gamma option, may help.
 

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The first real answer

by Wuzzy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 14:53

How to disable "smooth lighting"?


To disable smooth lighting, untick the checkbox labelled “Smooth Lighting” in the settings menu (top left).
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Re: How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by sorcerykid » Tue Apr 18, 2017 18:24

I am referring to the lighting curve (which Fixer has termed smooth lighting in the change log post), not the "smooth lighting" setting which is something completely different.
 

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Re: How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by Wuzzy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 13:34

Correct answer, wrong question?! xD
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Re: The first real answer

by azekill_DIABLO » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:26

Wuzzy wrote:
How to disable "smooth lighting"?


To disable smooth lighting, untick the checkbox labelled “Smooth Lighting” in the settings menu (top left).


oh damn it looks awful without it! and while i'm here, i liked a lot old versions of lightning, i'm mt-c55
 

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Re: How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by sorcerykid » Sat Jun 10, 2017 15:42

Yes, it would be wonderful if the light curve could be configurable to some degree, or even just an option to revert to the old lighting algorithm. It's been putting a noticeable strain on my eyes.

Ever since upgrading to 0.4.15, I've started getting headaches after playing for long periods. esp. mining where the effects are most severe since the pinspot-like rendering of torches on a dark backdrop makes it very hard to focus.
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Re: How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by azekill_DIABLO » Sat Jun 10, 2017 15:44

i won't talk you of the nyan cat glowing. i got blind on a server because of it.
 

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Re: How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by Fixerol » Sun Jun 11, 2017 13:49

sorcerykid, are you playing with tone mapping? Try disabling it, or adjusting your gamma.
 

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Re: How to disable "smooth lighting"?

by MineYoshi » Mon Jun 12, 2017 15:18

azekill_DIABLO wrote:actually, the old lightning algorhytm was far nicer

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