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Joe0511

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What is the difference with the Sol filters? I don’t know which one to choose.

"Sol"?
“Sol_Extra"?
“Sol_ACC”?
“Sol HC”?
 

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What is the difference with the Sol filters? I don’t know which one to choose.

"Sol"?
“Sol_Extra"?
“Sol_ACC”?
“Sol HC”?
I dont know what the differences are, but i just tried them each out and picked which i like best. I settled on "Sol_Extra"
 

sublime

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What is the difference with the Sol filters? I don’t know which one to choose.

"Sol"?
“Sol_Extra"?
“Sol_ACC”?
“Sol HC”?
From what I've been seeing in-game and I might be a bit wrong of course:

Sol is the baseline filter.
ACC tries to make it look more like Assetto Corsa Comp.
HC has more saturation and a bit more contrast at night.
Extra has more post process fx - like god rays will be more prominent.
 

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__Sol is the base filter, where most of the Sol features are deactivated, like adaptive brightness and sun dazzle.

__Sol_ACC has cooler colors and is trying to look like ACC.

__Sol_Extra has warm colors and most of the Sol features are very present.

__Sol_HC is a special filter, realy meant for driving. It uses a different tone mapping function, where colors can clip. It has neutral colors and brightness is always high enough to see everything, like the autoexposure of a camera. Atm I think this is the filter to be used with Sol, because it looks realy great and it gives the feel of how bright the sun and the sky can be. It tries to have much more dynamic for the light.

But it's an induvidual decision, what filter you like the best. It also realy depends on your monitor. On the overview page there are also 2 charts to calibrate the black and the white level of your monitor. Black level can be adjusted in sol_config. This is very important for night time races.
 
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Hi! Is it o.k. to use "Extra FX" in the Content Manager when you have SOL 1.4 installed? If not, are there any special setting I should turn off? Could there be double settings for lighting etc, which may interfere with SOL ?

Oh, also - is it possible to set dynamic weather (or dynamic time*) in SOL automaticly like you set up day of time, weather etc? (*Is that included in SOL?)
 

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Hi! Is it o.k. to use "Extra FX" in the Content Manager when you have SOL 1.4 installed? If not, are there any special setting I should turn off? Could there be double settings for lighting etc, which may interfere with SOL ?

Oh, also - is it possible to set dynamic weather (or dynamic time*) in SOL automaticly like you set up day of time, weather etc? (*Is that included in SOL?)
The extraFX modul is completely independent of Sol. Both does not interfer. extraFX adds many extra visual goodies like Ambient Occlusion, better reflections, better motion blur, volumetric headlights ... etc. But it will cost you many FPS. But there is also an option to set, to avoid the extraFX for driving, so you just have the processing for external cameras, like in replays:
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Dynamic weather is possible with Sol:
Open the Sol Plan selector app and choose a weather plan:
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You can also create your own weather plans in this app:
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Or you can script it in a text/lua file:
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There are many files to learn from or open the demo.lua. many things are described there.....
 

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__Sol is the base filter, where most of the Sol features are deactivated, like adaptive brightness and sun dazzle.

__Sol_ACC has cooler colors and is trying to look like ACC.

__Sol_Extra has warm colors and most of the Sol features are very present.

__Sol_HC is a special filter, realy meant for driving. It uses a different tone mapping function, where colors can clip. It has neutral colors and brightness is always high enough to see everything, like the autoexposure of a camera. Atm I think this is the filter to be used with Sol, because it looks realy great and it gives the feel of how bright the sun and the sky can be. It tries to have much more dynamic for the light.

But it's an induvidual decision, what filter you like the best. It also realy depends on your monitor. On the overview page there are also 2 charts to calibrate the black and the white level of your monitor. Black level can be adjusted in sol_config. This is very important for night time races.
Peter, should _SOL_HC have the same performance as _SOL_Extra or there is some extra different tone mapping function associated overhead. Need to do more controlled test but my initial impression in VR that it puts higher load on the system than _SOL_Extra.
 
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Peter, should _SOL_HC have the same performance as _SOL_Extra or there is some extra different tone mapping function associated overhead. Need to do more controlled test but my initial impression in VR that it puts higher load on the system than _SOL_Extra.
__Sol_HC just uses a custom GLARE shape, which causes a slightly higher fps usage:
Just change in the ppfilter __Sol_HC.ini
[GLARE]
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SHAPE=11 -> SHAPE=1
 

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__Sol is the base filter, where most of the Sol features are deactivated, like adaptive brightness and sun dazzle.
Now this quote confuses me because I have been using the _Sol filter all this time. Are you saying that I am not seeing Sol in all it's glory? If most things are deactivated, then why would I choose this filter over another one?

I'm also assuming this has nothing to do with all of the CSP options, correct?
 
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Now this quote confuses me because I have been using the _Sol filter all this time. Are you saying that I am not seeing Sol in all it's glory? If most things are deactivated, then why would I choose this filter over another one?

I'm also assuming this has nothing to do with all of the CSP options, correct?
Think of _Sol_Extra as the equivalent to the old _Sol in 1.2x etc. There was a need for a more neutral/consistent _Sol filter to establish a baseline (for content creation, p.e.), which is the new basic one. If you race at night, some features like brightness adaptation present on the other more dynamic versions will be desirable, but this is now left for the user to choose.
 
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racinjoe013

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I understand. Since i'm always afraid i'm missing out on something from my lack of knowledge, I think I will use the _Sol_Extra filter until I see some reason to change it back to just the _Sol one. That way I don't have to worry all the time that i'm missing out on some nice effect.
 
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Hey guys i´m in need of help. I had custom shaders patch installed and assetto was working perfectly even i have a really bad PC and yesterday i installed SOL and my fps was really bad, then i tried to remove it but i dont manage to do it. I uninstalled Assetto Corsa completely and did a fresh install but SOL(or some part of it) is still there. My fps is not how it was before SOL and i have this message on the sky when i start to drive that i should update CSP even i reinstall it several times and i am on recommended version (don´t know exactly what version it is but it is recommended)
how should i remove it completely? Thank you in advance
 
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Salve, mi è successo una cosa strana, avevo le apps di content manager nel gioco, mi sono scomparse e mi sono apparse quelle di assetto corsa, come posso risolvere? anche perche non posso attivare il meteo dinamico nel gioco, potete aiutarmi? grazie in anticipo...