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.
* supported acs.exe (64bit only) versions: 1.14 to 1.16.3
* 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
contentmanager added support to disable shadows using my method. if you already use this awesome launcher, be sure to check out that new setting in video options!
antivirus & windows defender:
this tool needs to rewrite part of the acs.exe which sadly makes it look like a virus to some antivirus programs. this is why i also upload the source code of any version. its not a virus but an awesome little tool to get rid of shadows and improve FPS. if you don't trust me, you could use the source code to compile and verify the tool yourself and run it then.
AC - Disable Shadows Patcher 0.9
disables shadows in acs.exe render pipeline