Gammabright is an advanced brightness/fullbright mod for Minecraft. This mod allows the game's brightness slider to be overhauled, allowing for clear as day nights, fully lit caves, and crystal clear underwater views. Plus, Gammabright is simple to install and easy to use! Check it out now -- you'll wonder how you lived without it!
Configuration will be moved from file to in-game in a future update! This is preparation.
Switched green and yellow color ranges to better follow ROYGBIV ordering
Besides the orange of course, that defines Gammabright!
Brightness indicator now appears over debug screen
If intruding just retract/restore it with the hide indicator key
Fixed broken brightness slider on main menu
Lots of other bug fixes and changes
THIS WAS A BIG UPDATE! ENJOY!
Download LiteLoader and Gammabright for your respective Minecraft version
Run the LiteLoader installer (if wanting to run w/ Forge, make sure to extend from existing Forge profile)
Close the installer and run the Minecraft launcher
Select the new LiteLoader profile (if it's not already selected) from the bottom left corner
Run the game. If you see the small LiteLoader tab on the right side of the main menu you're half way there!
Close Minecraft and navigate to your .minecraft folder (if you don't know where this is find it)
Drag and drop your Gammabright LiteMod (should have the extension ".litemod"!) into the "mods" folder
Run the game again and Gammabright should be activated! (see Gammabright in the LiteLoader tab?)
Congratulations! You've installed Gammabright. Now see below to know how to use it!
How to Control Gammabright
Gammabright is controlled using the G key and the arrow keys. Below is a description of what each key does.
Press the G key to enable/disable Gammabright
- This key can be changed like any other keybinding through the "Controls" screen
Press the down arrow key to reset the brightness between 0% and the default
- If holding the sneak key at same time brightness will always jump to 1500% (Maximum Brightness)
Press the right arrow key to increase the brightness by 10% per tick
- TIP! If held long enough, brightness increment will double for quicker navigation
Press the left arrow key to decrease the brightness by 10% per tick
- TIP! If held long enough, brightness increment will double for quicker navigation
Press the up arrow key to hide the indicator. Press again to show
- If holding sneak key Gammabright will enter auto-hide mode (see Configuration below for details)
Config File Location: .minecraft\liteconfig\common\gammabright.json
Changing Gammabright's configuration options is simple and quick! Here's a list of the currently available options:
defaultGamma (default - 15.0): The brightness value Gammabright sets to when first enabled. You can change this to any value from 15.0 (1500%) all the way down to -7.5 (-750%) and your brightness will adapt accordingly.
hangTimeOn (default - 1500): This value represents the amount of time the indicator stays visible before retracting off the screen when autoHide mode is enabled (see below).
hangTimeOff (default - 750): Similar to hangTimeOn, this value represents the amount of time the "Gammabright: OFF" text stays visible after disabling Gammabright. Set this to 0 to remove this feature.
autoHide (default - false): Normally when Gammabright is enabled the indicator stays on-screen until the mod is disabled again. Enable autoHide to automatically hide the indicator after a predefined time (hangTimeOn).
autoEnable (default - false): When autoEnable is set to true Gammabright will enable itself on every world load without the need for you to toggle it. This can also be paired with autoHide if you'd like Gammabright to just do its thing and get out!
checkUpdate (default - true): If the update notifier is bothering you or if something has gotten screwed up on my end you can set this to false to stop the Gammabright update message from appearing.
If you still have any questions related to Gammabright's config options let me know with a reply below!
Q: Gammabright isn't working with my resource pack or shaders!
A: Some resource packs break Gammabright and others do not. The reason some do is because they modify the default lightmap that Minecraft uses (via OptiFine or MCPatcher). This lightmap is what Gammabright is based on. To get Gammabright working again with your resource pack, open up your resource pack and navigate to the following path "assets\minecraft\mcpatcher\lightmap". Once in the lightmap folder you should find a file named world0.png. Delete this and you will be good to go! As for shaders, the shader mod core completely breaks Gammabright, so sorry about that!
Q: Gammabright isn't loading for me. A: First make sure you downloaded the correct version of Gammabright for your version of Minecraft, as well as the correct LiteLoader version. Make sure you have the Gammabright .litemod file in your "mods" folder as well. If the problem persists, leave a comment, let me know what's up.
Q: Can I overhaul my brightness without Gammabright?
A: Why yes you can! However, it's not as simple as using Gammabright (which is why I made it). To do so, open up the "options.txt" or just "options" file inside your .minecraft folder and change the number on the "gamma:" line to your desired value (15.0 is Gammabright's default - 1500%). This is exactly where Gammabright does its magic! Just remember though that if you change your brightness in-game you'll have to do this all over again! You may also randomly lose your brightness every once in a while, Gammabright creates a backup to prevent this.
Q: Can I get banned for using this mod?
A: Depends on the server. However, Gammabright is one of few mods many server admins allow due to its effects being achievable through a regular "vanilla" client (see question above). The choice however, like with any other mod, is up to you! To stay on the safe side, check with your server admin before using on your server.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Safer than your mom.
- Move configuration file to an in-game GUI
- What else?
Gammabright is a mod for Minecraft created and handled by me, kymaster. Feel free to use this mod in any types of media you desire as long as you supply a link to this forum topic and/or credit me for my work. Do not use adf.ly or any other URL shorteners to make money off of this mod. If you would like to use Gammabright in a public modpack, feel free, just leave a comment or send me a PM letting me know of the addition. Thank you!
Nice to see 1.1 is now out, anything you did past my edits that you didn't tell me?
With your version, after adjusting the brightness with the arrow keys, when you toggle it off the brightness just stays the same and doesn't go back to the disabledBrightness setting. It took me a little while to figure it out, some trial and error, but I got that fixed. Now all the adjusting works perfectly. I also added a reset key (down arrow key) to make it easier to go back to the default enabledBrightness setting and renamed the keybindings for the mod because other buttons in the Controls menu overlapped the text. Along with that, I made a couple more tiny adjustments and just played around with the code to get it the way I liked it. I'm already picturing some neat ideas for the next update, but we'll just have to wait and see...
I was going to do you one but I guess I got beat to it.
Yeah, it's just a basic one I made with the mod slideshow in the background.
I also noticed that you updated your main mods thread! The new thread layout looks great.
So QuickFPS is renamed to EasyFPS. Seems like a smart decision...
I will have to try out some of your other mods again, especially Double Workbench and Health Bars. Thanks for updating all of them!
New update (v1.2) in progress. Brightness will be controlled in smaller values
Wat? Wasn't that already in?
In version 1.1, the increments were by 10 (while sneaking) and by 1. At first for this version I was trying to make the increments 1 (while sneaking) and 0.1 when not. However, floats like the gamma value do not work well with increments of 0.1. Here's an example of what I mean. I've tried for days to increment the brightness by 0.1 using different techniques, rounding, casting it to an integer and dividing... let's just say it's too much of a struggle to continue on with. I've changed the value now to 0.25, which thankfully causes no problems when being added to floats. It's a little higher than what I wanted, but it works just fine.
There were some bits and pieces of useless code in the mod. I removed that and also renamed some things to make the code easier to work with. Some other features were added, but you'll just have to wait and see.
1.2 is very nice, but why .25? Have you tried setting your gamma value to a double and casting it to a float when you're going to change the render value? That should work I think.
Well this is odd. When trying to get this to work the past few days I did the same exact thing as you've stated. I set enabledBrightness to a double and casted it to a float when changing the value, but the brightness level on screen was always 1% above the real value when going under 0 (ex. appeared as -129 on screen, -130 on brightness slider) and at random times 1% under the real value when adjusting it above 0. After seeing your post, I tried again to get it to work and I think I've got it! From what I've discovered, adding and subtracting 0.1 didn't screw up the percentage shown on the brightness slider, which is what I'm comparing the Gammabright values to, just the percentage shown on screen. To fix this, I wrote a little if statement that says add 0.001 to enabledBrightness when the value is above 0, and subtract 0.001 when it is under. This is all taking place before multiplying the brightness, casting it to an int, and dividing. Anyways, this seems to of fixed it. It's difficult to explain, but it's working perfectly as of now. If you'd like to look at the source to see for yourself just ask and I'll send it to you. I think I'll add this change in a quick update.
Could you make it so it is like your wearing glasses (But not with glasses as an item that was what i am using as a comparison) that allow you to see in dark caves without torches but monsters can still spawn? And maybe have an item that's expensive and you need to do a lot of caving to do to be able to changle the light level for your eyes.
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Thanks for the notice. I never expected someone as big as iPodmail to make a review for Gammabright!
He did an awesome job covering all the features and it has already helped this mod finally gain some publicity!
Make sure the mod is actually loading, and it works and everything. You need ModLoader, remember...
If that's all working though, make sure you are in your .minecraft folder, and inside that folder is another folder called "config", and inside there is the file called mod_Gammabright.cfg. It might not show the .cfg extension for you, but it is still the same thing. I don't know if I can help anymore than that... Maybe your computer for some odd reason is not letting Minecraft have the permissions to create a new file? :/