There has been a number of complains lately that weather effect X is too (insert complaint here)
So here are two files to address some of these issues for those on PC and for those that don’t mind modding the game.
The first file aims to remove any effect that would block “clear vision” but leaves many of the effects alone…
so it will still rain/snow/floating-alien-creatures BUT there will be no: Fog, Mist, Dust, Rock, Sand Storms, Snow Ground Cover etc … let me know if there is something else you feel should be added
The second file simply Removes ALL Weather Effects
Both of these files are a crude heavy handed approach and will likely drastically alter the way some planets look (including how they look when you do not have environmental protection - so be careful). I would recommend backing up the original and using one of these options only as needed for building or what not.
if you do not backup the original you can always right-click boundless in your steam library and “verify integrity of game files” under local files to remove the mod.
Thanks to the helpful feedback from @HABABAS , we worked together to re-enable the planets atmospheric haze to give back some of their natural look and personality.
Elemental Haze vs no Haze
To install navigate to your boundless archetypes folder
C:\Program Files (x86)\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Boundless\assets\archetypes
Make a copy of the original file (either " weather.json " or " weathereffects.json ")
Paste in the new version (optionally you can make a copy of this as well as a backup)
Remove the " - Better Visibility " or " - No Effects " from the file name
And you’re done! launch the game…
Side note: there is no problem with installing both files… however it’s rather redundant >.>
Edit: on second thought, the No Effects file might not remove the snow ground cover on its own… keep me posted!