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AC - Disable Shadows Patcher 0.9

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 1.16.3
    * 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:
    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.

    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
    v0.6: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/72f0c859dcadc7386c6615cc35866078
    v0.7: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/c5afa5b2c6d74b540317d9e74efbd2ee
    v0.8: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/5a4ed7b85dfadc358dafd4b928d79f0a
    v0.9: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/d7d2e6d3cfd5cb20807ed46981e9a47d

Recent Reviews

  1. gopherchucks
    gopherchucks
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    thank you its like a new set of tracks for me , that i can see
  2. Bonehead
    Bonehead
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    I just found this app. Thank you very much for a much better VR experience!
  3. Dave Cerio
    Dave Cerio
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Thank You!
  4. Gary Horneck
    Gary Horneck
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Perfect! For years the poor shadow implementation in AC has bugged the crap out of me. Thanks for solving that.
  5. Cote Dazur
    Cote Dazur
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Excellent app, makes my VR experience even better and thank you for keeping those update coming, much appreciated
  6. hal4000
    hal4000
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Truly excellent. It totally transformed my gaming experience. A real must-have.
  7. bigbawmcgraw
    bigbawmcgraw
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    I have to give you another 5* review for your speedy updates :D
    Thanks again :)
  8. WiLLuMPJuH
    WiLLuMPJuH
    5/5,
    Version: 0.8
    Highly effective. Quickly download and install from this page, after disabling realtime anti-virus and immediately re-enable realtime anti-virus right after installation for minimal risk.

    Great effort for better playability.
  9. Grand Tourist
    Grand Tourist
    5/5,
    Version: 0.8
    Thx for this. Finally got my fps up with pp filter activated on my aging pc. 50 fps with filter is pretty neat for my standards.
  10. ShenonGZ
    ShenonGZ
    5/5,
    Version: 0.8
    Best addon for VR, thanks!
  11. 74med
    74med
    2/5,
    Version: 0.8
    WTF dude ??
    Trojan:Win32/Fuerboos.A!cl
    Niveau d’alerte : Grave
    Date :30/12/2017
    Catégorie :Cheval de Troie
    Éléments affectés :containerfile: C:\Users\Downloads\AC mods download\acs_disable_shadows_patcher-v0.8.zip
    1. lianju
      Author's Response
      updated the description with some explanation to why its a false positive. you can also read the support thread for more details.
  12. Zooster
    Zooster
    5/5,
    Version: 0.8
    Great work!!!
  13. unpierrot
    unpierrot
    5/5,
    Version: 0.8
    A must have for all VR user. Thanks for the quick update after each AC version.
    And for all new user, pls stop false warning about the fact that it contains a virus, read the support thread and you'll understand why your antivirus gives you an alarm.
  14. Pistenelcker
    Pistenelcker
    5/5,
    Version: 0.7
    THX help me very to come on 90fps online on nordschleife

    pls update for 1.16.2 ;)
    1. lianju
      Author's Response
      pushed out the update to support 1.16.2
  15. magzire
    magzire
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Must have app for VR! I actually had to stop and wait for update, dont go dying on me dude haha :)
  16. bigbawmcgraw
    bigbawmcgraw
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Been online in full servers all day and never once dropped below 90fps in VR.
    Thanks man, epic little prog.
    1. lianju
      Author's Response
      haha thank you and everyone for the kind reviews
  17. Shevzinhooo
    Shevzinhooo
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Thank you so much man, this make a better VR experience !!
  18. rosgillies
    rosgillies
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Thanks for a quick update. Happy holidays.
  19. Fulgore
    Fulgore
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    many thx for this awesome fix for disabling shadows, and the very fast support in updates , well done
  20. rosgillies
    rosgillies
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Can you update the app for 1.16 corsa update as it now does not work. Ta.
    1. lianju
      Author's Response
      just pushed an update. 0.6 supports 1.16