I discovered I could actually raise “Shader Quality” to High without too much trouble. This makes the sunrise downright blistering. It also gives some sort of radiant, vibrant effect to everything. Quite crazy.
The same old ruin, with the crazy shaders.
And this is what it now looks like during the day. The super intense effect during the sunrise is largely gone (thankfully). IIRC I had increased the sun intensity modifier during the morning, and was now seeing the full effect.
I should get back to layout, terrain and gameplay…
I have a thread at crymod.com for this project now. It is also technically a mod, so people can hopefully just use the mod loader.