Author: dalber24
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Requirements: ArmA2 Operation Arrowhead/Combined Operation

Version: 1.2
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: changes the global lighting of the islands, textures of the sky and prevents being blinded by light sources

Date: 2020-10-03 15:15

Comments: (5)


SSL - Sky Sun & Lighting


A little history…

SSL Mod has its beginnings in the middle of the year 2011, not compliant with the lighting of ArmA 2 and absolutely convinced that the lighting of Armed Assault was better, I put to work to use its configuration as a base for a mini mod that would replace the ArmA2 lighting with Armed Assault.

I started making different changes, sometimes they were very good changes and sometimes really a disaster; Until I achieve what I was looking for, at least for my liking, to obtain a much clearer and more defined illumination.

Over time I left him a little careless, in 2016 I decided to continue modifying him, and I give him the SSL name "Sky Sun & Lighting", in 2017 due to health problems the mod was abandoned, and in 2019 after my recovery I returned to work on it. Initially the mod was for ArmA2, currently it is for Arma2 Operation Arrowhead / Combined Operations.

From 2011 until the writing of these lines, few people had access to this mini mod and they were the ones who encouraged me to release it.

It changes the global lighting of the islands, textures of the sky and prevents being blinded by light sources. Also has a module with 15 color profiles.

To install SSL - Sky Sun & Lighting we always recommend use modfolders to seperate the custom content from the official game content to prevent problems. For different ways to set up your modfolders and use them please visit our FAQ.

When you are using the Steam version you can find a Steam mod installation and activation FAQ here.

Included files:

ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead or ArmA 2 Combined Operations.

The mod is activated by default, the color profiles are loaded from the mission editor.

Open the mission editor, select modules in the right panel of the mission editor or press the F7 key, then double click anywhere on the map, search the list of modules for SSL profiles and select the desired profile.

SSL Colors module:
The SSL Colors module currently has 15 different profiles, some have a specific name like Takistan, Falujah, etc., but any profile can be used on any island, those profiles were simply created trying to look good on that island specifically.

There are also profiles that specify: Day/Night or only Day

Day/Night Profiles: Looks good day and night

Profiles Day: They look good by day, but at night they look very dark, at least for my liking. You can try it to see how it is, maybe you like it.

Shadow profiles lvl 1, 2, 3...

These profiles make the shadows/black color even darker.

(in the pdf that is inside the @ssl folder there are images of samples of the different levels of shadows)

Media: has its own Youtube channel where we will cover the Community made releases.
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SSL - Sample image gallery

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. GHOST

Fixed bad sky texture
cleaning and improving the configuration file
Added 6 new color profiles (Desaturated) for those who asked for them, enjoy.
Added "Extra islands fixes" Folder, (in this folder there are some optional islands
Avgani and Afghan Village from Armed Assault, contain some fixes of textures, coordinates, etc.
The islands of the Unsung mod that are separated as optional.)
Added full support following islands:
Helmand Valley
MCAGCC 29 Palms Beta
Afghanistan - Oruzgan Province
Afghan Valley - Ghor Province
Carraigdubh, co. Leitrim
Mana island, Fiji
Island Panthera
Aliabad Region
Hazar-Kot Valley
Reshmaan Province
CAA1 Project (Rahmadi, Porto, Sahrani, Sahrani United, South Sahrani, etc, etc.)
SMD Sahrani
Note: Remember all Armed Assault "ArmA1" islands, need CAA1 to work correctly.
Vietnam The Experience Islands (27 islands)
VTE-25km Demo
VTE-7 Mountains
VTE-Ashau Valley
VTE-Australian AO
VTE-Dak Seang
VTE-FSB Gloria
VTE-la Drang
VTE-IIICTZA Parrots Beak
VTE-Iron Triangle
VTE-Khe Sanh
VTE-Ku Bao Tien Massiv
VTE-Long Son
VTE-Polei Kleng
VTE-Pu Mat Wetlands
VTE-Quan Binh Son
VTE-RIJ Rumble In The Jungle
VTE-Si Thau Plateau
VTE-Vietnam 12Km
VTE-Vietnam 25Km
VTE-Vinh Thanh
UNSUNG Islands (inside "Extra islands fixes" folder)
MBG Vietnam
UNSUNG - Low Lands
UNSUNG - Cao Bang
UNSUNG - Dong Ha
UNSUNG - Ia Drang Valley
UNSUNG - Mekong Delta
UNSUNG - Phu Bai
UNSUNG - Plei Trap Valley


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