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Misc TT alternative weather (weathers + ppfilter) 0.9

improved graphics

  1. Tomas Torasen

    Tomas Torasen

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    Tomas Torasen submitted a new resource:

    Evening storm (weather + ppfilter) - improved graphics

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    Last edited: Oct 18, 2015
  2. gamer19

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    I read your explanation there and I can tell you....
    ok, now it seems logical to me what have you done there.
    Anyway... your mod, you can do whatever you want, right? :)
    Keep up. :thumbsup:
     
  3. blackcelica

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    You have taken it to the next level, very impressive indeed.
     
  4. blackcelica

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    A vintage race at Suzuka is just superb in an evening storm.
     
  5. blackcelica

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    I'm going to have to start tweaking my custom weathers now, your tweaked ppfilter and my tweaked dusk at 17:30 makes Spa just come alive. Looks like a whole new game.
     
  6. Tomas Torasen

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    Very nice screens, blackcelica! I have to try that combo! Do you run all graphic settings at max? I Think it looks even better in your screens, but might be because I'm at a work monitor checking right now.
    Keep tweaking!
     
  7. roffe

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    Just fantastic

    Thanks from roffe
     
  8. blackcelica

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    No, although I can run at max settings, you get a better result if you turn them down a bit. The screens are with your ppfilter but with the settings as follows:
    Overall effect quality = medium
    Glare quality = medium
    (You don't lose any effects compared to ultra but it does stop the sun and rays appearing through buildings at low sun hight times). Also:
    DOF = low
    Saturation = 85
    Motion blur = off
    Crepuscular rays = on
    Heat shim = off
    FXAA = off
    It took me a while to get my head around turning stuff down as I love to run stuff maxed out. Honestly it looks better turned down a bit, everything else is maxed out. I also run sweetfx but only to add a bit of sharpening, no other effect.
     
  9. Tomas Torasen

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    Really? Very interesting! I will try your tracks and times and see if it will look the same later tonight when I get home.
     
  10. Tomas Torasen

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    I looked at your pics a second time at home now, blackcelica. The second picture in the foilage it looks so sharp and detailed. Do you have additional sharpening somehow or higher res textures?
     
  11. blackcelica

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    Sweetfx for sharpening and I also edit the graphic.ini file in the systems\cfg folder, something LOD bias change to -1 for sharper image. Default is 0. I'm not at my pc at the moment so that might not be exactly right. It is definitely change to -1 though. I'll check in a bit.
     
  12. blackcelica

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    Second pic is from the nurb. Kunos one. My screen res is 1920x1080 if that helps
     
  13. Tomas Torasen

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    Oh ok.. could you share how to get your sweetfx setup? It really seem to make a big difference.
     
  14. blackcelica

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    No problem. I'll send you a link to them. As for the rest of it, it is the graphics.ini file in system\cfg folder....it reads like this. The bold bit is the bit to change.

    [DX11]
    MAXIMUM_FRAME_LATENCY=1
    MIP_LOD_BIAS=-1 ; GO NEGATIVE (ie. -1) TO SHARP THE IMAGE
    SHADOW_MAP_BIAS_0=0.000002
    SHADOW_MAP_BIAS_1=0.000015
    SHADOW_MAP_BIAS_2=0.0003
    ALLOW_UNSUPPORTED_DX10=0 ; UNSUPPORTED USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
    SKYBOX_REFLECTION_GAIN=3.0
     
  15. Tomas Torasen

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  16. Bernd Graf

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    Will try to remember to try this, lots of potential in this filter. There are so many effects that happen in the sky that AC currently does not support that I think people forget to remember how close your filter comes to reality, albeit using Kunos' less than appealing weather coding. Weather is, at least visually since rain is a no, is in its infancy in AC, I've seen some stormy weathers with a surprising amount of sun, not all the time, but sometimes yes. Kind of bridges the gap between true storm and a storm approaching IMHO.
     
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  17. blackcelica

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    Brands hatch, 17:30, evening storm just looks amazing.....
     
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  18. Tomas Torasen

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    Tomas Torasen updated Evening storm (weather + ppfilter) with a new update entry:

    Total overhaul

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
  19. blackcelica

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    California sunrise 8:00am at the ring. 2015-10-16_00007.jpg
    California Sunrise 8:00am silverstone
     
  20. blackcelica

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    This pic is at Spa with the new clouds, I think they are too whispy (thin) for a storm. 2015-10-16_00009.jpg
    This pic is back with my clouds, full and thick like storm clouds should be. I'm going to work on a mixture of the 2 as yours look amazing in different weathers.