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The Witcher 3 gets Long Shadows & Unmarked Quests Journal Mods

Modders ‘MerseyRockoff’ and ‘KnighTec’ have released two new mods for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The first mod adds long shadows to the game, similar to those found in other games such as Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2. On the other hand, the second mod gives all unmarked quests in the game journal entries and objectives to complete.

Let’s start with the first mod. With the Long Shadows Mod the cascaded sun shadows are more than twice as long as before during sunrise and sunset. Furthermore, terrain shadows are even longer which makes it possible for mountains to cast shadows across the whole map. It’s a pretty cool visual improvement/tweak that some of you may like.

As for the second mod, MerseyRockoff explained what an unmarked quest is. According to the modder, an unmarked quest is a quest like any other, usually starting with an exclamation mark on the map, giving you a reward upon completion, almost always with multiple choices, but one that doesn’t give you any visible objectives in the journal and no journal entries. With the Events mod all these quests will now have both objectives to complete and journal entries to obtain. All possible outcomes are accounted for and unique journal entries written for each of them.

The Events mod is 100% retroactive and you can install it in the middle of a running playthrough. It has over 250 new strings, and covers 34 quests.

You can download the Long Shadows Mod from here, and the Events Mod from here.

Lastly, and speaking of The Witcher 3, we suggest checking out the following mods. The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project is a must-have mod and does not need any introduction. You should also check out The Dark Souls-inspired combat mechanics mod, and Humans of the Continent 4K-2K Textures. Then there are the Witcher 2 Overhaul Mod, Shades of Iron, and True Fires Mod. You can also find a mod that adds a new standalone quest, and a mod that restores cut content/features from the game. Let’s also not forget this impressive first-person mod. And lastly, this mod attempts to overhaul the game’s combat mechanics. In theory, these mods should be compatible with the new ones we shared.

Have fun!

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