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kriller2
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#1

Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:29 PM Edited by kriller2, 07 December 2011 - 10:05 PM.

GTA Environment mod

What this mod does:
- All weather types edited for every hour of the day to create a better realistic environment.
- New shadow calculation and sun reflecions.
- Gradient sky for sunny and extra sunny with no clouds,
- Added realistic fog for rain, drizzle and foggy.
- New cloud texture and stipple texture.
- Better water reflection and colour.
- All trees edited to match the environment.
- Compatible with the ultimate graphic tweak with and without DOF/motion blur.
- Easy install and uninstall

Further development and support of this mod has been stopped.



Video from version 5 drizzle weather:


Download
Use gtagarage further down this page or one of these mirrors:
GTA environment mod 5 full (megaupload)
GTA environment mod 5 full (rapidshare)

To use this mod with the new patch 1.5 "1.0.0.4"
You first need to make the game "moddable". Download ASI loader and FilecheckFix and copy the files "dsound.dll" and "FileCheckFix.asi" to the place your GTA.exe is located.

Remember to backup everything you replace!

Download full mod from above and install it, then download and install the hotfix from below:
Env mod 5 hotfix for patch 1.0.0.4
Env mod 5 hotfix for patch 1.0.0.4 (rapidshare mirror)

For best visuals set your display settings to 50% brightness, 20% contrast and 100% saturation after install.

Bugs:
Sometimes a line will appear between the horizont and the water when looking at the sea from high above.
Using a trainer and swithing the "weather type" to sunny windy 2 can create strange things at nighttime. This shouldn't be a problem if you don't use a trainer!

Copyrights
The contents of this mod may not be used or copied to another mod without my permission! I have used ALOT of hours on this mod. Respect this and contact me if you want to use this mod in another mod. Send an email to "[email protected]" or contact me via PM.

If you decide to use my work as a base for your work then you should contact me or credit "kriller2" in your readme!!!

Disclaimer
I am in no way responsible for any accident happening to you or your computer / graphics card while using this mod. Using this mod is at your own risk so don't contact me if any of these things happen.

Credits
jalenliu and Thales for testing and giving me feedback, thanks alot for helping me smile.gif
grandtheftauto1233 for his nice undercar shadow texture.
bartekxyz for his ultimate graphic tweak mod ( not included, but supported)
Belinda for the farclip mod.
DexX for better stipple texture.

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#2

Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:35 PM

Looks very realistic. I like it!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:32 AM

looks pretty cool, when will you release it?

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:07 AM

sh*t man awsome! icon14.gif cookie.gif happy.gif

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:08 AM

That looks brilliant!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (SCARFACE1991 @ Feb 15 2009, 00:32)
looks pretty cool, when will you release it?

Thanks. I still have alot of work to do, because the engine uses all the different weathersettings "extra sunny", "sunny", "cloudy", "Windy", "Rain" etc. and then blend between them to get new weather effects, so if I adjust one thing suddenly alot of other things are affected... tounge.gif

Will post when progress is made smile.gif , right now im trying to get the cloudy settings to not look like everything have a grey colour applied to it.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:34 PM Edited by kriller2, 16 February 2009 - 11:39 PM.

Little progress made with the cloudy settings? I wanted to edit the settings so that you still can see the different shades of colours, but with a cloudy tone aplied to the overall scene without everything turns grey.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:00 PM

hard to tell by the screenshots.

we're gonna have to try it out ourselves.
personallyi love the weather in GTAIV but i am willing to try your mod out when its ready.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:39 PM

looks sweet!

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:43 PM

I saw you changed that headlight effects and texture. can you also change that dark circle most cars have in the middle of their rims? for me it looks like a bunch of squares and not an actual circle. would be appriciated (spelling)

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:44 PM

Nice
Does anybody have tried ENB series mod with GTA IV it will sure look crazy lol

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:51 PM

I have read that it doesn't work. GTA IV barely runs well as it is, I wouldn't imagine using a graphics modification with it. rolleyes.gif

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:17 AM Edited by kriller2, 18 February 2009 - 11:34 PM.

Hi all,

Thank you for the comments, this mod is now ready for you to try! smile.gif Alot of changes have been made to the visualsettings file improving how the light reflects on both cars, peds and the city and with how much power the different light effects in game shoul glow in.

Download it here:
GTA4 Environment mod v1

Enjoy this mod and tell me what you think of the new environments ?

BTW im a noobie to these forums, does any one know how to change the threads title to "REL" instead of "WIP" ?

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:22 AM

QUOTE (CHILLI @ Feb 17 2009, 16:43)
I saw you changed that headlight effects and texture. can you also change that dark circle most cars have in the middle of their rims? for me it looks like a bunch of squares and not an actual circle. would be appriciated (spelling)

Hi Chili,
The headlight is from another mod and the flare around the lights are from XTX's mod (there is links to the mods in the readme), but I have changed with how much power the headlight and streetlamps and explosions should glow in both the visualsettings and the timesyc.dat.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:41 PM Edited by kriller2, 28 February 2009 - 01:20 PM.

New version coming soon.

Bug with the line in the horizont corrected.

New more green trees without flickering.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:57 AM

looks great! keep it up.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:27 PM

for me it doesnt look very realistic. You took away most of the bloom. Ok the amount R* set was too much. But without bloom, it just looks like gta 3 wink.gif

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:17 PM Edited by kriller2, 28 February 2009 - 01:20 PM.

Okay Diboze I hear you smile.gif so I have increased the bloom and made it work with the Crysis tweak blur.

Is this better?

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(btw these shots where taken with 1680 x 1050 and downscaled, no editing)

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 02:54 PM

release.. this looks outstanding!

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:04 AM

QUOTE (kriller2 @ Feb 28 2009, 13:17)
Okay Diboze I hear you smile.gif so I have increased the bloom and made it work with the Crysis tweak blur.

Is this better?

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(btw these shots where taken with 1680 x 1050 and downscaled, no editing)

Release this please!
BTW; Whats Crysis blur?

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:49 PM

The crysis tweak blur is this one:
Ultimate graphic tweak

The new settings needs alot of testing, because of how the developers made the environment files work in GTA4.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:00 PM

Alright cool man. So how long do you think, til' you update mod?

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:01 PM Edited by kriller2, 01 March 2009 - 07:11 PM.

Hi CB.
When all the different times of day look like real life cool.gif

Working on the water colour now:
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New York:
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:41 PM

The sky and the water are just like on the pic', great work wink.gif
Could you just make one or 2 pic' "Before/after" because on the first pic I can't see anything defferent suicidal.gif

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:41 PM

Edited the trees to have a more realistic colour.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:45 AM

QUOTE (kriller2 @ Mar 1 2009, 23:41)
Edited the trees to have a more realistic colour.

Pic

Ouc !
THIS is awesome !
What did you edited, the texture ?

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:42 AM

QUOTE (drytaffin @ Mar 2 2009, 00:45)
QUOTE (kriller2 @ Mar 1 2009, 23:41)
Edited the trees to have a more realistic colour.

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Ouc !
THIS is awesome !
What did you edited, the texture ?

thanks, yes I edited all the textures that GTA4 uses for making trees to decrease the shimmering effect that could be seen and changed the colour of the textures.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:25 PM

now it looks more realistic kriller smile.gif

When will you release it?

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 02:04 PM Edited by kriller2, 02 March 2009 - 02:39 PM.

QUOTE (diboze @ Mar 2 2009, 12:25)
now it looks more realistic kriller smile.gif

When will you release it?

good to hear Diboze smile.gif Release will be next week if all bugs are taken care off.

Here are the upcoming features:

- All different times of days colour in the Timesyc updated for ambient light, direct light, clouds form and clouds colour, skycolour, etc. etc.

- All trees edited to a new colour and some editing on the leaves to hopefully decrease the pixels that could be seen flickering.

- Water colour changed to new york water colour.

- Real NY colour for busses and taxis.

- New version support the "Ultimate Graphic tweak" by bartekxyz ( see screenshots)

- Bug fixes: The line that could be seen in the horizont between the sky and water is gone.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:16 PM

If you add motion blur, please disable de "camera rotation blur", it's so boring [and cosolish] !
[or make it unnoticable]
I definitly love those new trees cookie.gif




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