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Shred's Smoke Mod 1.1.1

More realistic, bluish smoke (no FPS cost)

  1. ShredatorFIN
    Realistic bluish smoke
    Real tyre smoke isn't completely white, it's bluish. Real life photo:
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    This small mod tweaks the transparency, color and form of the smoke texture. See it in action:

    Zip file includes easy installation instructions + original files in separate folder, in case you want to go back to default. The mod doesn't change slip level, amount, size or time values of smoke drawn, only color, transparency and texture.

    1.1 changes:

    • Reduced the .png filesize without reducing texture quality. Earlier a non-ideal method of saving .png was used. Improves FPS performance slightly
    • Updated tyre_smoke_grass.ini color values to work in 1.5.6. Old versions of the mod makes off-track dust to be wrong color
    • Included AC version 1.5.6 unmodded backup files
    1.1.1 changes:
    • Corrected the off-track dust to be less bright. This was a careless edit. Apologies
    The mod thread on Official AC forums (requires login)

    Note: While the backup files are from 1.5.6 they are the exact same as in 1.7.5.

    Images

    1. icon.jpg

Recent Reviews

  1. noxxfaxx
    noxxfaxx
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.1
    The best Smoke
  2. jonelsorel
    jonelsorel
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.1
    Good things sometimes come in small packages! Love it!
  3. Donysius
    Donysius
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.1
    The smoke looks absolutely great!!! :) so much better and realistic. thx for mod
  4. fatal
    fatal
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.1
    Looks awesome...5 stars!
    Is there a line we can edit so the smoke stays more?
    1. ShredatorFIN
      Author's Response
      Thanks!

      There is, open system/cfg/tyre_smoke.ini in text editor and edit line OPACITY_VELOCITY_BASE=-0.1. This is how fast the smoke vanishes. Put for example -0.05 and it stays in air longer.

      You might want to then also put SIZE_VELOCITY_BASE values higher, that means how big the smoke cloud will stretch, as it's fades. If you add just opacity, it may look weird as the cloud just floats in air, but doesn't grow in size.

      I don't want to tweak stuff like this, because smoke already hits FPS hard in AC, and it staying longer up will reduce FPS even further.
  5. Alex72
    Alex72
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Should be added to AC for next release. :) The smoke from the tires looks very real. Thank you.

    Small issue: Not sure if your mod made it, but when i go over grass the dust is VERY plentiful and it looks ridiculous. As soon as i touch grass there is Bright White dust flying up 2-3 meters and theres a lot of it. I dont Think you made that happen, but could you see if you could tweak the dust as well and make it as good as your tarmac smoke?

    Going over grass should have slight dust that doesnt fly up high, and it should settle fairly fast since its heavier particles than tire smoke. More transparency compared to AC stock as well. I would tweak but i dont understand where the grass dust is in the file. Was confused even about the mod since the file is "tyre smoke grass", lol. Anyway, thank you. Great tyre smoke for tarmac. In fact, the best. :)
    1. ShredatorFIN
      Author's Response
      It should be fixed. Very sorry, this was careless editing on my part. I tested the new values in only certain tracks/conditions, and in those it wasn't as evident. But this was clearly off, should be better now.
  6. Lucio Distilleri
    Lucio Distilleri
    4/5,
    Version: 1.1
    hi man, nice texture, but the setting (emissive blend) are badly, because are inutilizable with other weather setting (moded)... if u use emissive blend 0 and reduce the bright (with color setting) u resolve this... download my mod (dirt and smoke) and watch my setting for emissive blend
    1. ShredatorFIN
      Author's Response
      Emissive blend is at default AC value. However, I mistakenly put overly bright RGB values when editing, which made dust off-track look very bad. 1.1.1 values should be better. I'm happy to hear feedback in the future and try to adjust accordingly.
  7. Terry Rock
    Terry Rock
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    I like that.
    This is absolutely the correct color.
  8. ramon31
    ramon31
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    awesome! thanks
  9. Tony Gentile
    Tony Gentile
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    awesome mod thanks
  10. Razor94
    Razor94
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Top mod !! Thanks
  11. clemencaman
    clemencaman
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    cool
  12. marcos3d
    marcos3d
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Nice work! Is incorporated at my sim.
  13. Bert Austen
    Bert Austen
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Good work, looks better, test it, thanks
  14. Neil McMath
    Neil McMath
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Very good and nice, subtle smoke even on Ultra. Better than the default.
    1. ShredatorFIN
      Author's Response
      Thanks! In fact, I use it only on Very Low. Good enough for me. Smoke has still quite big FPS cost in AC, especially race starts. This mod is no different, as it uses 100% default values, excluding color values.
  15. Deswribilator
    Deswribilator
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Sehr gut, Danke
  16. The7thSense
    The7thSense
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I downloaded it, tried it and it is excellent. Looks much more realistic and it is not to much smoke either and it looks much more natural. Well done!
    1. ShredatorFIN
      Author's Response
      Thanks! Nice to hear guys.
  17. wcq
    wcq
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    nice,test it
  18. manzes82
    manzes82
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Looks brilliant