Author: kju
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.0
Signed: No

Short description: The overall goal is better FPS, less LOD switching and better visual look for ArmA II vegetation

Date: 2009-09-04 09:12


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PROPER - Vegetation Tweak Visuals - Very Low
by
kju


Description:
ArmA II vegetation is unfortunately not well done in various aspects:
    LOD switching: While you moving the shape of the vegetation changes very noticeable (resolution LODs).
    Different coloring: Even more also the coloring changes in the different forms of the models (mipmaps).
    FPS impact: The vegetation has a big impact on FPS, while the very extreme details can hardly been
    seen and is not perceived while playing anyway.
The approach of this addon is to drop:
    The very detailed resolution LODs.
    The very detailed mipmaps - the highest quality textures.
    The very low mipmaps - the very ugly textures seen at distance.
The overall goal is better FPS, less LOD switching and better visual look for ArmA II vegetation


Installation:
As we always recommend use modfolders.
Check our FAQ for a clear explanation.


Included .pbo files:
plants2_Tree_VeryLow_Visuals_R_PROPER.pbo
plants2_Plant_VeryLow_Visuals_R_PROPER.pbo
plants2_misc_VeryLow_Visuals_R_PROPER.pbo
plants2_Clutter_VeryLow_Visuals_R_PROPER.pbo
plants2_Bush_VeryLow_Visuals_R_PROPER.pbo


Media:
- a2vegetationMOD_03.avi - standard look; 500m viewdistance

- a2vegetationMOD_01.avi - notice the lack of LOD switching and reduced texture quality on close distance

- a2vegetationMOD_02.avi - notice the look and lack of LOD switching

- a2vegetationMOD_lowest_p3d_mesh.avi - notice the lack of LOD switching

- a2vegetationMOD_lowest_p3d_mesh_and_lowest_mipmap.avi - texture quality if only the lowest quality mipmap is used


Credits & thanks:
Sincere thanks to T_D for making the VegetationPatcher and MipMapRemover apps!
Without your excellent work, the quick development and updates on request this would not be possible.

On positive feedback T_D might release these tweak apps to the general public to
allow anyone tweak any model and texture to their needs.


Forum topic:
- BI forums




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