CGE ENB Red Sky Fix for GTA IV and EFLC

by chinagreenelvis
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This is a patch to eliminate the red skies from ENB mods and includes the files needed to uninstall it if necessary.

• No red skies, no white skies
• No floating squares
• No black lines on the horizon

Note: ENB sky settings will no longer function after installing this patch. The sky will contain the "normal" GTA IV sun and clouds; some ENBs may have not been configured with this in mind, especially those which use custom timecyc.dat files. If you have skydome issues, I recommend using ChinaGreenElvis ENB which already includes this fix.

This has been fully tested on an NVidia GTX 580. If you are using this patch and have any problems, please post the following information:

• Video card and chipset
• Driver version
• ENB version/author
9.15/10 - 62 votes
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very good
Posted on August 27, 2012 6:13PM by aztec2012
cool, works better than the fix from iCEnhancer 2.1
Posted on August 27, 2012 8:28PM by comanderlyonel
Wow, I'll try this fix right now! And plese, if it works, I'm asking for permission to use this in my next ENB. Thanks.
Posted on August 27, 2012 9:03PM by SnakerBR
No permission needed, feel free to use these files wherever they're needed.
Posted on August 27, 2012 11:25PM by chinagreenelvis
Thank you!

I tested it for about 2 hours, and it really works. No red sky bug and now it's possible to see the moon and the stars.

But I found some issues:

- Black bars when you go high(very high) with the helicopter.

- My custom texture for clouds stopped working.

The other things, I think it's adaptable when I make a new timecyc for this shaders. Because with the current one I had some problems with colors and brightness.

Fantastic work, first red sky fix that really works! 9/10
Posted on August 28, 2012 1:17AM by SnakerBR
thank you soo much!!!!! it works perfect. I started playing eflc again. The cut scenes are perfect. no sky bug at all. Everything works perfect :D
Posted on August 28, 2012 1:34AM by FANTOMTRON
I love you chinagreenelvis !!! thanks for your hard work ;)
Posted on August 28, 2012 4:10AM by kont1
Thanks friend

but I can see the clouds mod!

as possible?

Posted on August 28, 2012 6:54AM by raggazam
At last somebody did it at the end! When GTA V almost is out! how long did it take? 2 years.....

You are my hero...... and my best friend for a moment there!
Posted on August 28, 2012 8:06AM by AwesomePat
the red sky bug is fixed,but the sky in about 19:00 is red lol
Posted on August 28, 2012 12:14PM by fk1794xd
19:00 in which ENB mod?
Posted on August 28, 2012 2:42PM by chinagreenelvis
Thank You!! 10/10
Posted on August 28, 2012 3:03PM by Fabriciuz
Icenhancer 1.35 crash at 05.00
Posted on August 29, 2012 1:40AM by berkaykry
icenhancer 1.25+1.35 mix,

I used CGE ENB's timecyc but my game is in yellow colour.

And i tried using the enbeffect.fx(=iceshader.fx) and it's looks like the original game..
Posted on August 29, 2012 2:26AM by fk1794xd
Mixing files from different ENB mods is not recommended because the code is altered in different ways by each version. Shader files, however, are generally not the cause of timecyc related crashes, so I'm not sure what the problem with 1.35 might be.

Also, timecyc files are not always compatible between ENB mods; mine was written almost from scratch in order to work with a tweaked enbeffect.fx file.
Posted on August 29, 2012 4:47AM by chinagreenelvis
Can i give you my timecyc and you help me please :-/?
Posted on August 29, 2012 6:53AM by fk1794xd
If you need to make changes to the timecyc file, the best way to do it is to get Edit IV:

I can't really take the time to support other ENB mods (especially older versions of them), unless the red sky you're talking about is the glitch that you can only see at certain angles. If the entire sky is completely red in every direction, it's more than likely the settings in timecyc.dat from whatever ENB version you're using.

Are the skies still red when you uninstall the fix? What video card and driver set are you using?
Posted on August 29, 2012 12:38PM by chinagreenelvis
I just tested with timecyc files from IcE 1.25 and 1.35:

• 1.25 definitely is hard-coded for red skies at night. This fix will not change that, as it is only intended to get rid of the red skies and floating sky square you see at certain angles with the default gta_atmoscatt_clouds.fxc shader file. The only way to change them is to edit the timecyc.dat file, and that's kind of a painstakingly long process.

• 1.35 has a bug that crashes the game at certain times of the day. Same thing with the EFLC ENBSeries by P1ch3. Nothing to do with this fix, since using the shader files that come with 1.35 also produce the timecycle crash. Even EditIV won't open the timecyc.dat file from this version. IcE did something very wrong when he wrote it, and, unfortunately, I can't help with that.
Posted on August 29, 2012 1:12PM by chinagreenelvis
works with patch
Posted on August 29, 2012 2:09PM by tokiyin
This is specifically for patch 1070. The red sky bug doesn't appear in 1040.
Posted on August 29, 2012 5:05PM by chinagreenelvis
I'm working on a new timecyc to use with this fix, because my current one presents a lot of color problems in some specific weathers and times.

But I want to know if the problem with clouds (custom texture clouds don't work) is normal. And if not, what I have to do to fix them.

Thank you.
Posted on August 29, 2012 6:54PM by SnakerBR
how come i never get red skies in my GTA-IV but yeah with EFLC i always get the bug when panning around the camera and all but is this just me with the regular gta-iv or i am missing on something ?
Posted on August 29, 2012 6:54PM by Glasswings21
@SnakerBR, try using only the gta_atmoscatt_clouds.fxc files and not the rage_postfx.fxc files and see what happens. Also, what video card are you using?

@Glasswings21, I don't know.
Posted on August 29, 2012 8:10PM by chinagreenelvis
Sorry guys, I forgot to put the ability to uninstall rage_postfx.fxc into the "Original Files" folder. Please re-download version 2.00 in order to get the necessary files.

2.01 does not contain this file and is only for the red sky bug. I'll be splitting the cutscenes fix off into it's own download.
Posted on August 29, 2012 8:25PM by chinagreenelvis
@chinagreenelvis - Ok, I'll try that as soon as possible and tell you if it worked. Thanks for the advice.

I'm using a GTX 580 1.5 GB, with the last Nvidia drivers (not beta).
Posted on August 30, 2012 12:17AM by SnakerBR
Nice work :) ,but i use most of the time
Posted on August 30, 2012 8:43PM by aksine
Why is ENB asking for me to enter my activation code from CD????
Posted on September 1, 2012 12:20PM by fulmjacket
@fulmjacket, I don't know, perhaps you should stop taking LSD before firing up the game. Or perhaps that ENB.exe file you downloaded isn't what you think it is. Or maybe you should ask that question somewhere else because this mod would never cause that to happen under any circumstance, ever.
Posted on September 2, 2012 1:56AM by chinagreenelvis
@chinagreenelvis, thanks for your testing, I'll try it myself. :)
Posted on September 2, 2012 2:21AM by fk1794xd
@aksine, are you serious? you play single player the most of the time? wtf????
Posted on September 2, 2012 10:40AM by warinoujes
@Warinoujes ,I use EFLC for multiplayer (rarely also )
Posted on September 3, 2012 12:06AM by aksine
@chinagreenelvis, v2.01 solve the redsky problem at 19:00, nice job thanks, but why did the sun(moon) appears in the same place all the time:(?
Posted on September 5, 2012 12:36PM by fk1794xd
@chinagreenelvis, v2.01 solve the redsky problem at 19:00, nice job thanks, but why did the sun(moon) appears in the same place all the time:(?
Posted on September 5, 2012 12:43PM by fk1794xd
i've got 2 sun lol, there are the one(stoping) by shaders, another is from ice
Posted on September 6, 2012 4:25AM by fk1794xd
Sounds like the second sun might be the moon. If the timecyc.dat file in your ENB mod doesn't make the moon invisible during the day, it could wind up being just as bright as the sun.
Posted on September 6, 2012 1:01PM by chinagreenelvis
I can't edit my EFLC's timecyc lol(with edit IV)...I'll try to find out a timecyc fits me thanks:D
Posted on September 7, 2012 4:03AM by fk1794xd
Turns out that some timecyc.files were edited in ways that make them unable to be opened in EditIV. The fix should be simple - just change lines like the following:

/ / / / / / / / SUNNY


//////// SUNNY

It seems the program can't parse those sections because it's looking for //, which denotes a line to ignore. Adding the extra space between those first two characters causes problems.
Posted on September 14, 2012 11:08AM by chinagreenelvis
It works !!!
Posted on September 28, 2012 11:11AM by Yo06Player
where do i put the files? it gives me a bunch of win32 files, which one do i use?
Posted on November 11, 2012 9:40PM by nick25626021
WOW, I have been wait near of 2 years for a real fix of this bug, Thank you very much 10/10
Posted on November 18, 2012 1:37PM by micheero
works great 10/10
Posted on November 25, 2012 10:13PM by Tatsuo
Please Help! I have horrible white sky and the ENB is not even working. I downloaded "L3EVO GP BEST(8-7)" and installed exactly as the instructions listed. When the game begins it shows the enb logo in the corner but when the game starts the only part of the ENB that seems to be working is the higher reflections for vehicles. I am on version of EFLC. After installing this fix nothing changed.

My Rig:

3570K @ 4.0 ghz


16 GB Corsair Vengeance
Posted on December 7, 2012 1:18AM by K-Shaps
hello, i installed and it`s work but onli for white/red sky

now i have another sun(moon) at day and moon at night

problem is the moon at day it`s anoying and the sky is too bright becouse of that

here is a photos of that

@chinagreenelvis can you help me with that??

Posted on December 31, 2013 4:39PM by marioxxx
This work for me! but i play most of the time. And i play eflc only when i want to fly the buzzard that is not in GTA IV. The red sky is annouing as * when fly! now its work.
Posted on January 5, 2013 6:22PM by AwesomePat
@K-Shaps - Sorry, I can't really support other ENB mods. Some of them use files or settings that I'm not familiar with. This fix is most compatible with my version simply because my settings are made to work with the regular GTA IV skies and not the ENB ones.

@marioxxx the problem is with the timecyc.dat file. That is what controls how much of the moon can be seen during the day, but it's not exactly easy to edit.
Posted on January 11, 2013 8:49AM by chinagreenelvis
ok thanks, i try to use some other timecyc.dat file
Posted on January 12, 2013 5:03AM by marioxxx
This fixes the red sky, but theres no sun/blue sky, so its allways a gray day And Night. How can i fix this?
Posted on July 28, 2013 1:31PM by Markingsoup
No fix for me, just took off the gloom, but the red sky still there and sometimes the night gets weird green.

Icenhancer 2.1 final

forceware 326.29

gtx 670 directCUII
Posted on July 28, 2013 2:08PM by luchi
The link is broken.
Posted on July 29, 2013 11:50PM by demian737
Am I missing out on any features of enb or icenhancer by using this?
Posted on August 15, 2013 12:44AM by NismoTuned
IT'S WORK !!!!!!!
Posted on August 17, 2013 6:23AM by xray7049
Posted on August 17, 2013 2:35PM by Dikli
Hey it works , Now Im battling with the timecyc.dat file to reduce the brightness. but Its 100% better than the red sky

Thank you!!
Posted on August 17, 2013 6:35PM by representa
Does it make teh sky look ugly or does it look the same as if u would have your enb sky?
Posted on August 22, 2013 9:49AM by iTinq
forget about my last post, I'm now using your own ENB and loving it! Thanks!
Posted on September 1, 2013 1:13AM by luchi
only to the great work of chinagreenelvis,this is the only Red Sky Fix that works with every ENB........

but.....unfortunately after installing the beautiful Blue Sky away but this is the only possibility to have his favorite ENB in my case ,,Mild ENB'' of metalwars......

10/10 and thank's chinagreenelvis

Posted on May 25, 2014 1:44PM by TimeOut
10/10 Fixed it. You are the man!!
Posted on July 6, 2014 1:45PM by zdanman
It didn't really work for me. It makes the sky look like a tie-dye gay pride flag lol!
Posted on August 14, 2014 9:13PM by Fuszion
It works! Thanks a lot XD
Posted on December 18, 2014 12:01AM by pzypxm
I love it thank you

Posted on July 10, 2015 2:07AM by amir ghazaleh
no black skies, fix it.
Posted on November 8, 2016 12:05PM by alexutzu2
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