^^^ The Better Ambiance 1.4 update has arrived!! The download file is attached in the post linked above.
For Terraria 1.3.5 users, you want the version at the bottom of this post you're currently reading (for now).
Have you ever noticed how Terraria's skies have turned a bleak shade of dark indigo over the years?
Ever noticed how the sky's purple-ish hue no longer matches up with brighter distant scenery such as mountains in the background like it used to?
Does it bother the crap out of you? And if it didn't before, does it now?
Do you like pretty things?
Do you like immersion?
Are you a lunatic like me?
If you've answered "yes" to most of the above, then this texture pack is for you!
Summary / Contents:
This pack offers something a bit different from others you might've seen.
The intent is to keep Terraria's original aesthetic, but breathe some life into it. Originally this was considered to be purely a 'color-correction' texture pack, but it became a bit more than that.
- I began by modifying the dreary color of the sky. After much tweaking, play-testing, and improvement, I then focused on adding more color variation which added a LOT of depth, better-matching background elements and clouds than vanilla, and providing a brighter, more vibrant atmosphere at daytime overall
- The sun itself was edited to be slightly more detailed while keeping the original style, less 'rotten-egg-like', and tweaked to match the new sky
- Some backgrounds have been made more vibrant and detailed -- specifically the Ocean Biome
- All standard water textures have been modified as well, to harmonize with the above changes
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Typical texture pack installation, except for ***one additional IMPORTANT STEP***. This pack will require you to install an additional file to where you installed Terraria. My folder for this file is here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Terraria\Content\Images\Misc
This is needed in order to change the color of standard water -- you must overwrite a file in the above folder called "water_0.xnb". I also help guide you to this location in the download. I recommend backing up the original "water_0.xnb" somewhere safe if you wish to revert to the original water. The rest is standard procedure, but if this is your first time installing one:
Standard Texture Pack Installation:
If you're using tModLoader and would like to use this pack along with all those glorious mods, you'll want to place the "Texture Pack.zip" file into where your ModLoader folder is. Mine is here:
C:\Users\(your name)\Documents\My Games\Terraria\ModLoader\TexturePacks
All textures have been created/modified by yours truly, mostly from Terraria's original content if not completely new.
A shout out to @Mirsario for incorporating my work into the brilliant Terraria Overhaul mod.
A huge thanks to @Murphmario for helping me solve the problem of editing water -- that would've taken a lot longer to figure out on my own.
Thanks to @Brutallama for being an inspiration in making this -- showing how much texture packs can drastically improve this game.
And last but not least, a thanks and shout out to @ChippyGaming for kindly giving this its own spotlight video on his mighty-fine Youtube channel.
Feel free to let me know what you think of the changes -- especially after playing in-game. I'm open to suggestions, if they seem in-line with the theme.
And most importantly, enjoy Terraria with Better Ambiance!
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