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Rain FX for Spa Francorchamps

Misc Rain FX for Spa Francorchamps 0.1

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McGherkin

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This RainFX patch was too good.

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Peter Boese

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Just to exlpain something for users, who will install this:

CSP track configs are containing all CSP feature controlls like material changes, seasonal adjustments .... and rainFX.

There are 2 main ways, how configs are loaded:

The first way "the recommended way", is by autodownload from the CSP github repo. Many people work on those configs to be up to date. So if a new feature was added, people start to edit it and post it to the github repo, so the file is later automatically downloaded if the track is loaded in AC. Also bugfixes is an important thing with this method.

The second method is by the track modders themself. They can put in a special config in the track folder to define the features themself.

What the whole series of "Rain FX for ..." is doing, it overwrites the track configs of such tracks. So if those are Kunos default tracks, there will be no "track mod configs", but - you prevent the autodownload of updated rainFX parameters with this. The community rainFX feature is much more detailed:
WugL8z7.png


But the realy bad thing, what can be happen with other "rainFX for .." mods of this creator is, you overwrite the complete modders CSP track config with this!!!


On CSPs Discord Server https://discord.gg/vkYBYes you can follow the development.
The track config system was developed to distribute changes with new feature for all people automatically. But this mod series will break it in most ways!
 
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Just to exlpain something for users, who will install this:

CSP track configs are containing all CSP feature controlls like material changes, seasonal adjustments .... and rainFX.

There are 2 main ways, how configs are loaded:

The first way "the recommended way", is by autodownload from the CSP github repo. Many people work on those configs to be up to date. So if a new feature was added, people start to edit it and post it to the github repo, so the file is later automatically downloaded if the track is loaded in AC. Also bugfixes is an important thing with this method.

The second method is by the track modders themself. They can put in a special config in the track folder to define the features themself.

What the whole series of "Rain FX for ..." is doing, it overwrites the track configs of such tracks. So if those are Kunos default tracks, there will be no "track mod configs", but - you prevent the autodownload of updated rainFX parameters with this. The community rainFX feature is much more detailed:
WugL8z7.png


But the realy bad thing, what can be happen with other "rainFX for .." mods of this creator is, you overwrite the complete modders CSP track config with this!!!


On CSPs Discord Server https://discord.gg/vkYBYes you can follow the development.
The track config system was developed to distribute changes with new feature for all people automatically. But this mod series will break it in most ways!

You're the boss mate. I'm just a regular player who wants to see rain on track when I clikcked the rain button. This way works for me so I share people like me. I don't want to do bad for CSP.
 
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Peter Boese

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You're the boss mate. I'm just a regular player who wants to see rain on track when I clikcked the rain button. This way works for me so I share people like me. I don't want to do bad for CSP.
There are many RainFX config available yet. They are automatically loaded, if you select "install automatically" in CM > settings > custom Shader patch > track configs. 3 dots on the right.

Maybe if you like, just join the RainFX track config creator people at CSP Discord Server.
 
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