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AC - Disable Shadows Patcher 0.5

disables shadows in acs.exe render pipeline

  1. lianju
    in VR, shadows tend to flicker and aren't easy on the eyes. sadly we can't disable them completely.

    this simple tool replaces one byte in the acs.exe binary to disable the shadowMapPass function of the rendering pipeline. resulting in no more shadows, yay. very enjoyable in VR.

    instructions:
    * supported acs.exe (64bit only) versions: 1.14 to 1.15.2
    * unzip and place in the same directory as acs.exe
    * run acs_disable_shadows_patcher.exe to disable shadows
    * run again to enable them again

    source codes:
    v0.1: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/f2ddfcaca31e3754883027852d61e1b4
    v0.2: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/b92e7bf93859c3b6056c83cd82871608
    v0.3: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/d2072dc94b20b67941f3d0a5c39f071b
    v0.4: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/4f5b73c614da546bee5b53870c72d163
    v0.5: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/999e14200d285db8c8ed4ca52719edd0
    Blame73, BUFU, Cote Dazur and 5 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. coret3x
    coret3x
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    does the job. hello FPS
  2. kondor999
    kondor999
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Great work. How sad is it that shadows are this badly done in AC? They really need a new graphics engine.
  3. Paul McCluskey
    Paul McCluskey
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    mse is saying it a virus :)
    1. lianju
      Author's Response
      think thats normal. thats why i post the source code aswell. if you don't trust me you can install golang and compile it yourself.
  4. humanbooks31
    humanbooks31
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Yes,now it work : "succefully patched" v 1.14.3,Thank you very much.
  5. Nibiru Cataclysm
    Nibiru Cataclysm
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Bloody brilliant!

    No more wasted hours trying to remove the horrible flickering shadows.

    Now I have a great FPS boost and can max everything else out, plus no more eye strain.

    Amazing! Best mod / tweak ever! Can you make one for every other sim please?!?! :)
  6. miercat
    miercat
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Great app. This has changed the way VR is on my low end PC .. Very smooth now... Thanks
  7. YellowLawnChair
    YellowLawnChair
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    This patcher does exactly what it's intended to do. Also got a decent increase in FPS while in VR. Thank you for the update
  8. darkelf1
    darkelf1
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    eh....thx again.....
  9. humanbooks31
    humanbooks31
    4/5,
    Version: 0.2
    Thank you for your replay,but i have update AC from my old 1.14.3 version to 1.14.4,also same problem:the path not supported,i have a lot of problems after update,some cars and tracks not loading.so i have unistall then install AC again,now i'm tired to do it again,but i will waiting patch support AC v 1.14.3.and thank's for your work ayway,because i don't know how made just one AC apps.
  10. darkelf1
    darkelf1
    5/5,
    Version: 0.2
    Sweet little tool,thx......
  11. podli
    podli
    5/5,
    Version: 0.2
    Thank You very much
  12. RasmusP
    RasmusP
    5/5,
    Version: 0.2
    Does what it says, you still have Ambient Occlusion so nothing "floats around". Just clean, no flickering, awesome! It really lifts my racing experience to a better level! And so easy to enable/disable!
    Nice Job, simply awesome!
  13. humanbooks31
    humanbooks31
    4/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Thank you but,i have AC v 1.14.3,didn't work;so please can you made it for this version? because i feel my eyes not good,i play one hour max a day with this great AC.please.
    1. lianju
      Author's Response
      why are you still on 1.14.3? try updating to a supported version (1.14.4 or 1.15)
  14. nas404
    nas404
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    better than tweaking for hours any MSAA, FXAA, SGSSA , MFAA to get shadows working!
  15. schrep1964
    schrep1964
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Good solution. Does its job perfectly. Thanks.
  16. windfox911
    windfox911
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Thanks. I have the Oculus Rift. Improves FPS and removes a lot of flickers. I don't miss the shadows too much for the moment
  17. Cote Dazur
    Cote Dazur
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    thank you for this, even though the shadows did not really bother me in VR, removing them gives a good boost in performance and I am not missing the shadows. Good work.
  18. Cane61
    Cane61
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    I don`t have VR.Playng on 1 monitor and old PC ,with this i have BIG fps improovement.On minimum setings 60 fps solo play,now jump to 160.
    Great thing. Thank you.
  19. Topuz
    Topuz
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Does what it says.
  20. RasmusP
    RasmusP
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    It just does what it's supposed to do. Finally a mod to get this game completely flicker free! :)