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

Comments: (2)


PROPER - Vegetation Tweak Visuals - Low

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

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

Included .pbo files:

- 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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