This mod works for most current versions of Thrive as they all use a similar format of organizing the background files. This thread is copied over from the previous forum.
After some discussion on Slack and on the development forums here (http://forum.revolutionarygamesstudio.com/t/improving-thrives-visuals/311), I decided to try to have a go to manually add some blur to the backgrounds in Thrive. I think it helps a lot, and so I’m putting the download here for anyone who wants to see what it’s like. I added blur for the original, shallow (blue-green), and vent (red-grey) biomes, but not the abyss which was hard to work with.
Here are some pictures of the difference.
Make a backup of your “background” folder. For me the path looks like:
Basically, go to the Thrive directory, go into materials, textures, and backup the folder there called background.
After you have backed up your background folder (in case you ever want to revert to the original backgrounds without redownloading the whole game) copy the folder from the mod (called “materials”) into the Thrive directory and replace so that it merges with the original materials folder. Say yes to overwriting any original files.
You’re done! Boot up the game and play.