Kingdom Come: Deliverance mod enables candles and most light sources to cast dynamic shadows

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a really demanding title and from the looks of it, some of its light sources do not cast dynamic shadows. Of course this is about to change with the following mod that does exactly that; forces candles and most other light sources to cast dynamic shadows.

The “Enable Shadows on all lights” mod for Kingdom Come: Deliverance forces most light sources to cast shadows, except for ‘fake’ lights and flares. As you’d expect, this mod comes with a heavy performance hit so you should install it only if you have a high-end PC.

All you have to do is download the mod from here and extract the EnableShadows.pak file into the Data folder in the main game directory.

In case you experience flickering issues, the modder suggests turning the overall quality settings down and then back up from the in-game graphics settings.

Those who want to experiment can open the user.cfg file and increase the number of maximum amount of lights that can cast shadows ( r_ShadowCastingLightsMaxCount ) from 12 to 15 or 50.

Again, this is something that will have a big impact on your performance so use it only if your PC systems can already comfortably handle the game.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email