good and bad weather

good and bad weather 3.3

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CHANGELOG of VERSION 3.3

### Weather ###

- new 105_gbW_3_Autumn - dark and thick clouds, sunny weather, cool colors and reddish sunset

- reworked 107_gbW_heavy_clouds dark - really big dark clouds, but blue sky for better contrast

- renamed 105_gbW_hot to 105_gbW_2_Summer / 105 is now the section for seasonal weather


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Highlights of gbW 3.2
2 new premium weather:
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custom particles:
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custom Reshade shader:
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If you think, this is worth a donation. I would be glad.


CHANGELOG of VERSION 3.2

### Weather ###

- new 102_gbW_fog light
- new 104_gbW_scattered - new textures (own shots), a pretty realistic simulation of scattered weather with many types of clouds

- changed the default weather to "unpredictable" from the gbW Vanilla sets

- reworked 101_gbW_few 1 Spring - less low sun to match the new shader
- reworked 101_gbW_few 2 Summer - less low sun to match the new shader
- reworked 101_gbW_few 3 Autumn - less low sun to match the new shader
- reworked 102_gbW_fog summer - new textures (own shots), more visible sky, better colors to match the new shader
- reworked 103_gbW_an ordinary day - better colors to match the new shader
- reworked 108_gbW_overcast bright - edited custom PPFilter
- reworked 108_gbW_overcast drizzle - better colors to match the new shader, custom particles (mud)
- reworked 108_gbW_overcast drizzle light - better colors to match the new shader, custom particles (mud)
- reworked 109_gbW_rain light - new textures (own shots), better everything, custom particles (spray + mud)
- reworked 109_gbW_rain - custom particles (spray + mud)
- reworked 109_gbW_rain heavy cold - custom particles (spray + mud)
- reworked 109_gbW_rain heavy warm - custom particles (spray + mud)
- reworked 110_gbW_dawn sunny foreshadow - slightly darker sky to match the new shader

- removed 102_gbW_fog cold light
- removed 104_gbW_scattered clear

- renamed 100_gbW_clear (before gbW_Clear -> now gbW_Clr) / because of the analogy to "Clear" when the prefix "gbW_" is cutted by Content Manager


### Post Processing ###

- reworked PPFilter __gbW.ini - slightly more glare for brighter brake light, well balanced godrays
- reworked Reshade settings - more realistic colors, better low levels
- new custom Reshade shader - "gbW_dynamic_adjustments.fx" - average brightness controlled tonemapping and blur to simulate blinding without negative impacts on driving


### Content Manager features ###

- Content Manager feature "custom weather's PP-filter" used for the weathers (complete list, * new):

- 103_gbW_about to rain
- 103_gbW_broken clouds warm
- 103_gbW_unpredictable
- 104_gbW_scattered blue
- 105_gbW_hot
- 106_gbW_sun breaks through
- 108_gbW_overcast bright
- 108_gbW_overcast dark
* 109_gbW_rain heavy cold
* 109_gbW_rain light
- 110_gbW_dawn bloody fog
- 110_gbW_dawn rough daybreak
- 110_gbW_dawn staring blue
- 110_gbW_dawn sunny foreshadow
- 110_gbW_dusk campfire and tiresmoke
- 110_gbW_dusk covered night
- 110_gbW_dusk of Equinox
- 111_gbW_white night

!!! this feature overrides the active filter !!!
to deactivate it, deselect Settings/Content Manager -> DRIVE -> Extended Weather/Use custom weather's PP-filter

- Content Manager feature "custom weather's particles" used for the weathers (complete list, * new):

* 108_gbW_overcast drizzle (mud liquid)
* 108_gbW_overcast drizzle heavy (mud liquid)
* 108_gbW_overcast drizzle light (mud solid)
* 109_gbW_rain (spray, mud liquid)
* 109_gbW_rain heavy cold (spray, mud liquid)
* 109_gbW_rain heavy warm (spray, mud liquid)
* 109_gbW_rain light (spray, mud solid)

!!! this custom particles will take some fps !!!
to deactivate it, deselect Settings/Content Manager -> DRIVE -> Extended Weather/Use custom weather's particles


### Extras ###

- comparison shots of all weathers in "__extras"

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CHANGELOG of VERSION 3.1

- reworked 103_gbW_unpredictable - new textures (own shots), better colors, illusion of volumetric clouds, illusion of covered sun
- reworked 103_gbW_an ordinary day - new textures, brighter clouds, darker colors


- Content Manager feature "custom weather's PP-filter" used for the weathers:

- 103_gbW_unpredictable - edited godrays to get an "covered sun"-effect

!!! this feature overrides the active filter !!!
to deactivate it, deselect Settings/Content Manager -> DRIVE -> Extended Weather/Use custom weather's PP-filter

- comparison shots of all weathers in "__extras"


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For higher quality, i decided to use uncompressed dds-files, instead of using the DXT5 compressor. From now on i will use lower resolutions (2048*1536), but non reduced data to avoid artifacts.
Tests have shown, an uncompressed texture with lower resolution looks much better than a compressed highres textures.
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CHANGELOG of VERSION 3.0

- better, more realistic visualization of the clouds:
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108_gbW_overcast bright
108_gbW_overcast dark

- reworked 101_gbW_few hazy - new textures, brighter, richer colors
- reworked 105_gbW_hot - new textures
- reworked 108_gbW_overcast bright - new textures, better colors
- reworked 108_gbW_overcast dark - new textures, darker, better colors

- new 104_gbW_scattered blue - a warm day with a deep blue sky and soft clouds

- removed 107_gbW_shitty day

- Content Manager feature "custom weather's PP-filter" used for the weathers:
103_gbW_about to rain
103_gbW_broken clouds warm
104_gbW_scattered blue
105_gbW_hot
106_gbW_sun breaks through
108_gbW_overcast bright
108_gbW_overcast dark

110_gbW_dawn bloody fog
110_gbW_dawn rough daybreak
110_gbW_dawn staring blue
110_gbW_dawn sunny foreshadow
110_gbW_dusk campfire and tiresmoke
110_gbW_dusk covered night
110_gbW_dusk of Equinox
111_gbW_white night

!!! this feature overrides the active filter !!!
to deactivate it, deselect Settings/Content Manager -> DRIVE -> Extended Weather/Use custom weather's PP-filter

- calibrated "HDR_OFF_MULT" for all weathers / gbW is now fully functional with "Post-Processing OFF"

- comparison shots of all weathers in "__extras"

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CHANGELOG of VERSION 2.9

- better, more realistic visualization of the clouds:
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103_gbW_an ordinary day - more neutral colors, darker horizon
103_gbW_broken clouds cold - colder colors, brighter horizon
103_gbW_broken clouds warm - warmer colors, clouds more hazy

- redone 106_gbW_sun breaks through - other textures, more dramatic colors, moved to storm section
- redone 101_gbW_few hazy - other textures, more twilight atmosphere

- new 104_gbW_scattered fleecy - a warm day with fleecy clouds

!!! remove SweetFX files !!!
\sweetfx folder, d3d11.dll, efx.ini, SweeFX-preset.txt


- new Reshade postprocessing - redone gbW-SweetFX with Reshade, optional FX and AA (Sharpening, Magicbloom, SMAA)
!!! Reshade is not compatible with VR !!! - to deactive it, just rename "dxgi.dll" to something like "__dxgi.dll"
Reshade by Crosire (vers. 3.0.7 April 2017) - https://reshade.me/

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CHANGELOG of VERSION 2.8

- new textures for default weathers / texture replacement

- new weather - replacement of default "1_heavy_fog"
- new weather - replacement of default "2_light_fog"
- new weather - replacement of default "3_clear"
- new weather - replacement of default "4_mid_clear"
- new weather - replacement of default "5_light_clouds"
- new weather - replacement of default "6_mid_clouds"
- new weather - replacement of default "7_heavy_clouds"

- new, additional filter with Auto Exposure "__gbW AE", usefull for high contrast, high brightness screenshots

- comparison shots of all weathers in "__extras"

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CHANGELOG of VERSION 2.7

- new textures for broken clouds

- reworked "103_gbW_about to rain" new textures, other colors
- reworked "103_gbW_an ordinary day": new textures, other colors
- reworked "103_gbW_broken clouds cold": new and resampled old textures, other colors
- reworked "103_gbW_broken clouds warm": new textures, other colors

- using Content Manager feature "shadow deactivation" for the following weathers:
102_gbW_november
102_gbW_wet and cold
107_gbW_heavy_clouds bright
107_gbW_heavy_clouds dark
107_gbW_shitty day
108_gbW_overcast
108_gbW_overcast dark
108_gbW_overcast drizzle
108_gbW_overcast drizzle heavy
108_gbW_overcast drizzle light
109_gbW_rain
109_gbW_rain heavy cold
109_gbW_rain heavy warm
109_gbW_rain light
110_gbW_dawn bloody fog
110_gbW_dawn rough daybreak
110_gbW_dawn staring blue
110_gbW_dawn sunny foreshadow
110_gbW_dusk campfire and tiresmoke
110_gbW_dusk covered night
110_gbW_dusk of Equinox
111_gbW_white night


- previews pictures of all weathers ( "content->miscellaneous->weather" )
thanks to digitizer for his support work

- comparison shots of all weathers in "__extras"
- teaser pictures of version 2.8 in "__extras"

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CHANGELOG of VERSION 2.6

- removed "101_gbW_few clouds 1"
- removed "101_gbW_few clouds 2"
- removed "101_gbW_few clouds 3"

- new textures for few clouds

- new "101_gbW_few Spring": a mild and semi-bright weather
- new "101_gbW_few Summer": a warm and bright weather
- new "101_gbW_few Autumn": a cool and semi-bright weather
- new "101_gbW_few Winter": a cold and dark weather

- brighter ambient light of the dusks and dawns for better driving:
- 110_gbW_dawn rough daybreak
- 110_gbW_dawn staring blue
- 110_gbW_dusk campfire and tiresmoke
- 110_gbW_dusk covered night
- 110_gbW_dusk of Equinox
- 111_gbW_white night

- PPFilter: less godrays

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"Winter Nords" by JW modding is not yet released... (but maybe soon :))
good and bad Weathers modification for Assetto Corsa
STAFF: Peter Boese / Xedrox

CHANGELOG of VERSION 2.5

- new texture for few clouds

- new dusks and dawns:
- "bloddy fog"
- "rough daybreak"
- "starring blue"
- "sunny foreshadow"
- "campfire and tiresmoke"
- "covered night"
- "dusk of equinox"
- "white night"

- complete redone "hot" - better colors, new texture, better fog/distance

- "clear" - horizon more blue, less high sun
- "scattered clear" - better, darker fog / clearer horizon
- "scattered foggy" - more and brighter distant fog

- new installation quick guide
- comparison shots of all weathers in "__extras"
- teaser pictures of version 2.6 in "__extras"

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reworks and other new weathers:
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gbW 2.4 "water filled skies" changelog

- revised fog settings of almost every weather
- optimized file size of all textures

- new textures for heavy clouds

- reworked weather: "sun breaks through 2" texture change, better colors
- reworked weather: "unpredictable" texture change, sunlight, better colors
- redone weather: "heavy clouds bright" blue sky with heavy clouds, without sunlight
- reworked weather: "rain heavy cold" texture change, better colors, nearer fog/rain

- "scattered foggy" - brighter sky, better colors
- "before storm" - slightly more sun
- "overcast dark" - better low sun light

- PPFilter - brighter, less red, slightly less godrays, DOF settings from kunos "default" filter (gpu friendly)
- old PPFilters and PPFilters with better DOF are now in an "extra" folder
- also in the "extra" folder: a teaser for gbW 2.5

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- complete rework of all weathers to match the new beauty of Assetto Corsa 1.9
- better fog settings
- many texture edits (before storm texture -> removed "bunny"-effect)
- new weather: "light rain" (broken clouds with faked rain)

- removed "heavy clouds bright" (if i got a better texture for it, it will be in the pack again)

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- color fix of all weathers to match with AC 1.9
- "scattered clear": better cloud dimensions, more spatial

- added the better PPFilter which should already be included in 2.2

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- new texture for broken clouds
- new textures for scattered clouds (UHD)

- removed "104_gbW_scattered 1"
- "104_gbW_scattered 2" is now "104_gbW_scattered clear"
- new "104_gbW_scattered foggy" with new UHD-textures

- rework "103_gbW_broken clouds warm" with the new texture

- disabled auto exposure in the filter
- added sweetfx for more and better HDR

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- new texture for overcast and rain weathers
- new "heavy rain cold"
- old "heavy rain" is now "heavy rain warm"
- new "overcast dark"
- old "overcast dark" is now "overcast"
- new "wet and cold"

- reactivate the auto exposure in the filter for a better handling of the dark weathers

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- completely overhauled weathers
- new "November"
- redone "few clouds 3" with a new texture
- redone "few clouds hazy" with a new texture

- removed some weathers ("clear hazy dark", "heavy clouds")

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- new textures
- new weather: "the calm before the storm" sun still shining and heavy rain in the distance
- overhauled "hot" with the new textures, more hazy in the evening
- overhauled first "few clouds" with the new textures

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- new texture for dark heavy clouds
- new weather: "sun breaks through" sun shines through a gap in the clouds
- new weather: "shitty day" just what the name promises
- "hot" - less red
- content manager feature: temperature limit for some weather

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- new texture for heavy clouds
- overhauled "heavy clouds bright" with the new texture
- new weather: "an ordinary day" for the broken clouds section
- "overcast drizzle light" - less blueish
- modified ppfilter / a lot better balance of all weathers / more immersion

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- new: "dust": hot weather with sand in the air
- new: "fog summer": sun + medium fog, clouds shine through
- new: "about to rain": its still sunny, but storm in in the distance
- "clear" + "few clouds": slightly brighter horizon
- "unpredictable": is brighter now, has smoother clouds
- "broken clouds cold": bigger heavy clouds
- modified ppfilter (glare: less ghost / auto exposure: more brightness for dark weathers) / less godrays

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- overhauled broken cloud texture
- changed broken clouds (warm, cold), more detailed colors and clouds
- new "Unpredictable"-weather (dark clouds above, but sunny in the distance)
- modified ppfilter (much brighter brake lights, less shine)

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http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/aspertsham-public-roads-in-bavaria.10806/
- overhauled cirruscumulus texture (scattered clouds, overcast weather)
- new cloud texture for broken sky
- 2 new weather: broken clouds (warm, cold)
- moved the old broken clouds weather to overcast

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- a lot of changes to the distance fog to get a realistic blueshift.
- tweaked colors (ambient, sun and skies) of many weathers

new "clear hazy" with dark horizon in the evening to simulate a dark orange tint of the distant sky.
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LilSki's wonderful Bridgehampton Race Circuit at 18:00
http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/bridgehampton-race-circuit.107812/
some tweaks:

less glare in PP
other cloud texture for some weathers
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