Is there a way to disable player headlight shadows while keeping detail of 'Very High' shadows?
So basically I would like to be able to keep all the other benefits of 'Very High' in-game shadows (extra non-blocky higher detail really) while only disabling shadows cast by the player's headlights.
<Shadow_Headlights value="false" />
in settings.xml (Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V) has NO effect on the shadows cast by the player's headlights unfortunately. Had hoped
Alternatively, could there be a way to increase the resolution of 'Normal' or 'High' to the resolution of 'Very High'? (thus getting rid of the blockiness of 'Normal' & 'High' with the bonus of still having that settings default dynamic shadows).
Normal - No Dynamic Shadows
High - Trees & Buildings
Does anyone know or have any ideas on how either of these might be achieved? Thanks
Took me a day but I solved it
Grand Theft Auto V\mods\update\update.rpf\common\data\visualsettings.dat
There is a setting 'lights.cutoff.shadow.distance' under the '// Light component cutoff' heading which allows you to control the cutoff distance of the player's car headlight shadows. I set it to zero & as far as I can tell it removed the shadows from ONLY the player's car headlights.
// Light component cutoff
Streetlights definitely still cast their horrible blocky shadows (kinda unfortunately) & I couldn't find any shadows missing anywhere else in the game, so it seems to be a perfect solution although I do however suspect it will also remove shadows from any other dynamic lighting sources in the game. I don't know where these are so have no way to test.