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Ambient daylight is still going through walls
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I file this under bugs as I don't think it is as it should be.
Even in the new engine, outside ambient daylight will illuminate rooms and corridors inside buildings that have no windows. This is not only unrealistic but it does also impact the gameplay. If indoor illumination would be realistic the flashlight would be a much more important tool in daytime and the game would have far more atmosphere. Players/Zombies could hide in dark corners e.t.a.

This old bug was market fixed but I would like this to be reopened. As the fixes are not what I mean. I was looking for Sparse Voxel Octree Total Illumination support: this would give the following improvement

I think it is important for gameplay, realism and overall visual quality that there is no light where there is no window inside of buildings during daytime.
Please fix


Operating System
Windows 10

Event Timeline

OliverKay changed Severity from Trivial to Major.May 31 2017, 2:07 AM
OliverKay changed Severity from Major to Minor.May 31 2017, 11:10 AM

I wholeheartedly agree, this would impact the gameplay big time.

Geez changed the task status from New to Reviewed.May 31 2017, 12:30 PM
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Hello OliverKay.
Currently it is highly unlikely that DayZ will receive the Sparse Voxel Octree Total Illumination support as the implementation would be very problematic.

Hello Geez, would there be the possibility of a workaround like mapping all interiors and exclude them from global illumination and only make windows the source of light for those areas?

Geez added a comment.Jun 1 2017, 1:11 PM

Hello OliverKay.
The interiors do have light maps on them, however in our current system it is not possible to exclude the interior illumination by direct light.