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#4341424 - 03/02/17 04:03 AM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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I actually prefer the roads less noticeable as I have always found the cities or towns looking empty and break the immersion a bit ... and have been meaning to ask 4l and you others ... is there anything we can do 1 to make the cities 'fuller' with buildings etc, 2 with more varied buildings or at least building colors and 3 a bit more organic (which I think the washed out roads does a bit, at least for my taste) - just curious and as always thanks to all of you for the continued wonderful efforts!!! very very much appreciated
cheers, Ron

#4341530 - 03/02/17 04:57 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: OldHat]  
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Originally Posted by OldHat


Nice effect, but why do the roads look washed out?


They look like that to appear more natural compared to the surroundings, I made a rough and ready mask of the roads and slightly retextured them. The mask that I have made is the best that I'm prepared to do for the insane amount of time it would take to make pixel perfect masks of the urban tiles.

In reply to manitouguy,

1 :

I don't know what calls the buildings, but my guess is that they are allocated a space onto the urban/village tiles. While I'm sure you could add lots more for little to zero performance hit on our modern hardware, you may see them start to appear in odd places.

2 :

I could indeed make the building colours more varied, but as each building texture is only 256px x 256px including the roofs, chimneys etc, there isn't too much to work with, but I will look into it for you, no promises though.

3 :

Things looking more "Organic", is what I always strive for, there are obviously trade-offs here and there, and at the end of the day, everyone has different takes and tastes on the subject.

Cheers!


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#4341535 - 03/02/17 05:12 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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RELEASE 4L0MFX 1_10

4L0MFX - 1_10 (JSGME INSTALL) - uninstall previous version with JSGME first and then delete old mod folder before installing new versions


NEW :

New lens flare textures

New textures for :

All 3 different train boxcars retextured - 3 different colours 1 each for British, German and Generic train cars.

New Retextures :

Train Flatcar
A7V Tank
18 Pounder Gun
British AA Gun
Search Light ( Not the actual beam of light itself, Just the Model )
77mm Gun
German AA Gun
MKA Whippet
Mk IV Tank
Renault Ambulance

( If you see any of these out in the wilds, Please take a screenshot ! Thanks! )

Optimised :

All tree lods are now finally the same size. Drastically, if not completely removes LOD pop-in on trees. This also reduces V-Ram usage, though this won't be be noticeable unless you are running seriously old hardware.


DOWNLOAD MEDIAFIRE :


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#4341544 - 03/02/17 05:44 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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Wow, this is fantastic! Now with the the three clearly distinct train colors based upon country / neutrality, Train Strafing might very likely become a new hobby for me! Thanks 4L0M! This is truly awesome stuff.


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#4341548 - 03/02/17 06:12 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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TERRIFIC!!!!!!!!!!!

#4341550 - 03/02/17 06:27 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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Originally Posted by 4L0M
Originally Posted by OldHat


Nice effect, but why do the roads look washed out?


They look like that to appear more natural compared to the surroundings, I made a rough and ready mask of the roads and slightly retextured them. The mask that I have made is the best that I'm prepared to do for the insane amount of time it would take to make pixel perfect masks of the urban tiles.



They look terrific in game. Those screenshots don't do it justice.

#4341557 - 03/02/17 07:12 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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Thanks everyone.


RELEASE : 4L0M Ground Season Textures V2 :


New subtle retexture for grass tiles, dirt, forests and urban areas for all seasons. You may like it or completely hate it, who knows? We will call V2 a beta version, as it frazzled my brain trying to remember which part of which season I had or hadn't retextured screwy Let me know if you encounter any problems.



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#4341563 - 03/02/17 07:54 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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Awesome , 4L0M
Thank you very much
I wish the option " Clear Sky " should have a better blue color, something like this :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxGENtJzoxY

Last edited by Bronnx; 03/02/17 07:55 PM.

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#4341567 - 03/02/17 08:21 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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Mediterranean or California blue skies would look a little out of place over Flanders.
Cheers,
shredward


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#4341647 - 03/03/17 03:11 AM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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Can anyone else report faster, smoother texture loading, even on mission start, when using the V2 of 40LMs Ground Season Textures? Just wondering if it's placebo effect or things actually seem to run smoother. I didn't notice any tree popping either, but I didn't spend that long looking.


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#4341649 - 03/03/17 03:16 AM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: Shredward]  
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Originally Posted by Shredward
Mediterranean or California blue skies would look a little out of place over Flanders.
Cheers,
shredward

The blue sky over Paris looks different like the one from L. A.??


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#4341669 - 03/03/17 05:47 AM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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thanks 4l for the reply and info ... and more changes !! I didn't mean that your work, or OBD's was not 'organic' I simply meant I have often wondered how to make the cities feel a bit less static and geometric and sparse ... when I fly many of the buildings are not over the 'tiles' where roads end, by cities sometimes look empty ... is there a setting for that or are some villages simply not programmed to be fully populated over the 'ground map' .. I have all settings I can find maxed so have always wondered

cheers, Ron

#4341695 - 03/03/17 10:45 AM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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Originally Posted by 4L0M
RELEASE 4L0MFX 1_10

4L0MFX - 1_10 (JSGME INSTALL) - uninstall previous version with JSGME first and then delete old mod folder before installing new versions


NEW :

New lens flare textures

New textures for :

All 3 different train boxcars retextured - 3 different colours 1 each for British, German and Generic train cars.

New Retextures :

Train Flatcar
A7V Tank
18 Pounder Gun
British AA Gun
Search Light ( Not the actual beam of light itself, Just the Model )
77mm Gun
German AA Gun
MKA Whippet
Mk IV Tank
Renault Ambulance

( If you see any of these out in the wilds, Please take a screenshot ! Thanks! )

Optimised :

All tree lods are now finally the same size. Drastically, if not completely removes LOD pop-in on trees. This also reduces V-Ram usage, though this won't be be noticeable unless you are running seriously old hardware.


DOWNLOAD MEDIAFIRE :


4L0MFX 1_10 Download


[Linked Image]


enjoy!



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#4341764 - 03/03/17 03:05 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: Hellshade]  
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Originally Posted by Hellshade
Can anyone else report faster, smoother texture loading, even on mission start, when using the V2 of 40LMs Ground Season Textures? Just wondering if it's placebo effect or things actually seem to run smoother. I didn't notice any tree popping either, but I didn't spend that long looking.


I wish I could take credit for that, but I'm sure it's just a Placebo unfortunately mate.


RELEASE 4L0M CloudMod_2k_Set 2

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Download Cloud Mod 2K - Set 2


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#4341768 - 03/03/17 03:14 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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Can you tell us what is different in this second set from the first one?

Looks great, BTW.

#4341779 - 03/03/17 03:29 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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The first set and the second set both use completely different cloud textures, so you can have more variety in game. Use one set, next time you play, deactivate that set and activate the other one for different clouds in game.


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#4341804 - 03/03/17 04:42 PM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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4L0M - You are probably right, of course, that the seemingly much faster and smoother loading of textures are a placebo effect but I do have to say that I flew multiple missions last night for both Germans and the Allies and every time, I had virtually no stutter on the initial loading of the mission. Normally I pause the sim, switch to an outside view and rotate around to load all the textures and then pop back into the cockpit and things run smooth from there. I didn't need to do that at all. Maybe a split second of texture loading and it was done and that was immediately after using your V2 of the Ground Scenery textures. Also, blue triangles when flying near the ground were almost non-existent. Has anyone else noticed that or did I just get a lucky 6 or 8 missions in a row?

This was one of the campaign dogfights, too. Great fun!



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#4341999 - 03/04/17 06:21 AM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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You make excellent videos Hellshade. Your energy management is really good too.

My favourite part of the video is right at the end, when you have been all over that guys tail, at one point almost close enough to reach out of the Cockpit and punch the opposing pilot, then your wingman just bangs a couple of rounds into him like, " Bloody hell, hurry up, I want to go home", lol.

No you mention the above, I seem to be getting very very minimal blue triangles now when fast panning, but I'm still convinced it's a placebo or something, who knows?


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#4342091 - 03/05/17 12:20 AM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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AnKor's recent shaders addressed most of the blue triangle problem.


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#4342103 - 03/05/17 02:11 AM Re: 4L0M New Effects for UE [Re: 4L0M]  
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Another great video mate,I agree..I use HH,s limited head movement profile in Track ir, and wether it's AnKors shaders or 4Loms textures i dunno.

But I too very rarely see the blue triangles.Amazing work by all involved


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