That’s a good idea, for games I might want to play shortly before bed and don’t want vibrantly bright games! I know Windows OS has a red filter, but that’s not quite the same, and not necessarily what I’d want.
I’d prefer a combination of this along with decreasing the brightness of my monitor, rather than the red filter
I think the duplication of terrain graphics needs a little more thought, though, since some mechanically distinct terrains look indistinguishable. For example, rock (unbuildable) looks the same as road 2 (buildable but you can’t place natural resources on it) and one of the dirts (buildable and you can place natural resources on it).
On a related note, I’d highly recommend getting computer glasses/blue light blockers if you haven’t already. Those pretty thoroughly neutralized all eye strain/headache/melatonin suppression issues I’ve had due to screen time.
Thanks for the info! I’ve heard mixed thoughts/reviews about such glasses, so it makes it harder to know what to do. Some websites believe the hype, others say there’s no truth to the claims. Honest reviews like yours help shift the balance toward me probably getting them someday
Sorry, tried to play your mod tonight, but it’s been forever since I played AoE2:DE last, and I don’t know if I installed it correctly. Don’t you just need to subscribe to the mod, and then make sure it has a checkmark in the Installed Mods list, and then play? (I’ve always felt AoE’s “Subscribing” to a mod is confusing wording, and the process isn’t totally intuitive until you’ve done it once or twice, but it seems like that should work.)
I did that, tried playing Highland map in a Skirmish vs. AI, and this is what I saw:
EDIT: Yeah, that process should’ve worked, imo. I tried subscribing to/installing a different mod as a test (one that I won’t name the name of because I don’t want to give free advertising to a mod I dislike), and that one worked
Yeah, at the risk of sounding like a shill (I have an immoderate distaste for ads/sales pitches), I’m of the mind that most people that frequent these forums would benefit from them. I use a pretty inexpensive but functional off-brand <$12. If you like, I can DM some recommendations.
Last time I pointed out AoE2DE’s high-saturation, strong-contrast color design is problematic and eye-straining, another poster replied “you can turn down gamma in the menu”. As if I haven’t played hundreds of other games on the same monitor without ever touching gamma or brightness once.
It’s invigorating to see a respected voice in the community has also noticed.
I really like this mod. I have some difficulty about recognizing some terrains where you can’t place any buildings and mangrove shallows which can be seen in golden swamp map. Also noticed it doesn’t cover for shallows, roads, rice farms etc.