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guru_guru

Better Skybox

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Better Skybox is a mod that aims to enhance San Andreas atmosphere by adding multiple different skyboxes to the world map.

These skyboxes changes their textures smoothly accordingly to current time,weather and/or location.This means that the sky on Los Santos won't be same as the sky in Country Side,for example.

But since a picture is worth more than a thousand words here are a few pics



This was 'inspired' by the old SkyBox.cs scripts,so this mod also fixes all the problems caused by those script such as models stuck on savegame,deletion of peds and cars randomly...



Required Mods:

Changes:


v1.1:

  • Optimized the code a loooot.
  • Removed UseThisSetForAllWeathers,it only existed because the prev version was a piece of sh*t in terms of performance(it's on the .ini but it's not used by the script)
  • Added Auto-Delete,only works on vanilla save games pickups

v1.2:

  • Removed Project2DFX dependecy
  • Added NighStartsAt/DayStartsAt , may be useful for certain 24h timecycs...

v1.3 (updated by Junior_Djjr)

  • Peds are back
  • DXT5 compression on textures,less FPS loss.
  • Added Open Limit Adjuster , Fastman92 Limit Adjuster support
  • Removed 5 ~ 10 sec delay on creation of models
  • Added source code and the remaining skies (this was the only thing I did so yay me)

v1.3.1

  • fixed auto-delet
  • added bDisableCloud (straight outta MixSets)
  • added bGetWeatherReportEachFrame (check the .ini for more info)
  • stars won't rotate anymore

v2.0.0

  • Rewritten from scratch to Lua
  • Deletion of skies on save game menu
  • Few improvements,perfomance hit should be lesser.

v2.0.1

  • fixed FPS-dependant sky rotation speed.

v2.0.2

  • fixed crashes when trying to load a save file
  • fixed deletion of skyboxes on save game menu
  • merged samp and SP versions

 




Downloads:

 


Suggestions,feedback and death threats are all welcome in the comments

Edited by guru_guru

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El Dorado

Sun glare is ok, but go easy on the lens flare effect. I'm seeing the game with my own eyes, not through a camera.

 

Otherwise, looks decent

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_𝓐𝓖

Looks good. :)

 

- deletion of the skyboxes if you are near a savegame pickup I'm stil working on this,but for now use LCtrl + S to delete/create the skyboxes

A suggestion about this.

Skybox should be deleted when menu is showing up.

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ImKubass

Is in necessary use Project2dfx? I am not using It and stars/clouds are not too far, so they are in front of objects.
And I use it with modloader and it looks like it works fine

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SkillR3x

Nice mod, looking forward to this. :^:

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China·XMDS

Nice

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Junior_Djjr

Finally a good skybox....... first ever to have a good script.

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LaDiDa

Why not have your own models/textures instead of replacing parts of LC (or any other existing model/texture)?

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Junior_Djjr

 

- deletion of the skyboxes if you are near a savegame pickup I'm stil working on this,but for now use LCtrl + S to delete/create the skyboxes

A suggestion about this.

Skybox should be deleted when menu is showing up.

 

Sadly only possible with .asi or .lua (btw I think adapting this mod to .lua is not difficult, It should be worth it)

 

CLEO should have "events" from the beginning...

Edited by Junior_Djjr

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ImKubass

It's normal? http://i.imgur.com/3bcyOXi.png :blink: screenshot from SA:MP

It happening to me if not using Project2dfx. Probably it is necessary to use Project2dfx

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guru_guru

It's normal? http://i.imgur.com/3bcyOXi.png :blink: screenshot from SA:MP

 

Yes,it's normal if you don't use dualPass.Use SilentPatch's two pass rendering or SkyGFX's dual pass to fix it.

 

 

 

Is in necessary use Project2dfx? I am not using It and stars/clouds are not too far, so they are in front of objects.

And I use it with modloader and it looks like it works fine

 

 

 

 

Yes ,for now... But I'm only using the DrawDistanceChanger from it.You can install it, enable that ,set MinDrawDistanceOnTheGround to whatever you like and disable the rest of the stuff.

 

 

 

Why not have your own models/textures instead of replacing parts of LC (or any other existing model/texture)?

 

That why the ini exist tho...

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lostmeogaccnt04

I tired so many skyboxes and some did not work and some were meh....I like this one, can see the clouds, stars etc, it is really good imo.

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Finn The Human

This mod not work for me, is it need Project 2dfx to work?

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guru_guru

This mod not work for me, is it need Project 2dfx to work?

yes and newOpcodes too. I forgot to say that on the OP ,my bad

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Finn The Human

 

This mod not work for me, is it need Project 2dfx to work?

yes and newOpcodes too. I forgot to say that on the OP ,my bad

I already installed newopcodes, and I really want it work with Fastman92 Limit Adjuster but FLA does not support Project2dfx...

Edited by Finn The Human

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guru_guru

 

 

This mod not work for me, is it need Project 2dfx to work?

yes and newOpcodes too. I forgot to say that on the OP ,my bad
I already installed newopcodes, and I really want it work with Fastman92 Limit Adjuster but FLA does not support Project2dfx...

yeah,now works without p2dfx,I should check plugin SDK first next time...

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_𝓐𝓖

Just got a little "bug" if is possible to call it so, clouds flickr.

Using Project2dfx, but it also happen w/o it.

 

 

KurhGYQl.png

 

 

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Inan-Ahammad

A True Pice of work.Really Wonderful work you done there.Looking forward to the bug fixes.

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Finn The Human

I found that it crash in the evening, can you fix it? I installed it with ImvehFT 2.1.1 idk if it has conflicts can you fix it?

Edited by Finn The Human

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guru_guru

Just got a little "bug" if is possible to call it so, clouds flickr.

Using Project2dfx, but it also happen w/o it.

 

 

KurhGYQl.png

 

 

 

 

fixed it

 

 

 

I found that it crash in the evening, can you fix it? I installed it with ImvehFT 2.1.1 idk if it has conflicts can you fix it?

 

lol,I'm not even messing around with vehicles...

 

But AFAIK,ImVehFt 2.1.1 is incompatible with Modloader, the game will crash after a while if you use both. Try using the 2.0.2 version of ImVehFt

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Finn The Human

 

Just got a little "bug" if is possible to call it so, clouds flickr.

Using Project2dfx, but it also happen w/o it.

 

 

KurhGYQl.png

 

 

 

 

fixed it

 

 

 

I found that it crash in the evening, can you fix it? I installed it with ImvehFT 2.1.1 idk if it has conflicts can you fix it?

 

lol,I'm not even messing around with vehicles...

 

But AFAIK,ImVehFt 2.1.1 is incompatible with Modloader, the game will crash after a while if you use both. Try using the 2.0.2 version of ImVehFt

 

It work for me now, thx.

Just give up the IVF211 colour system and the fixed blinker

Edited by Finn The Human

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Finn The Human

Used with ENB Ultra Graphics Enhancement Finale (Night)

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Edited by Finn The Human

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XaosOfficial

My game is crashing. I've installed the modification correctly - hoodlum exe, compact exe and newest version of CLEO4 and ModLoader.

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Finn The Human

My game is crashing. I've installed the modification correctly - hoodlum exe, compact exe and newest version of CLEO4 and ModLoader.

newopcodes.cleo needed

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Crspy

@guru_guru, your script affects peds render causing the peds density to be almost zero ... the streets become almost empty of peds ... tested many times.

Edited by Crspy

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guru_guru

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

I haven't noticed that, I'll take a look when I get back home

 

Edit: Damn,you are right. I don't know what could be causing that,so it will take me a while to figure it out...

Edited by guru_guru

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Junior_Djjr

It's because of the model itself. Change the model in .ini file by e.g. ID 1207 (tinyrock), it wil fix this.

I don't know exactly why.

 

btw add DXT5 compression to .txd files in the sky texture, it will increase significantly the FPS and decrease the .txd size. But don't add mip-mapping. The quality loss is almost nothing.

 

And remove the condition of model loaded (0248:) and use 038B: instead. The sky model takes too long to load here, 5~10 secs. It's not cool for anyone who uses save game outside.

Edited by Junior_Djjr

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Junior_Djjr

I've fixed!

 

Bug fix and improvement: I've added the skies models without replacing and then was fixed this ped issue. I can't explain how........

Download bellow also includes fixed .txd files (DXT5):

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1sAJQAUfOOYS3JTWV9EZl83VWc/view

 

Check now the mod files, I've added some explanations and it's recommended to use Open Limit Adjuster (or configure fastman92 limit adjuster to add new col files); Updated post on MixMods.

 

Now the mod is almost perfect :)

Edited by Junior_Djjr

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kkjj

IMO, you should lower the number of stars in city area, it looks weird that ls has Soo much stars at night because the city has so much lights, therefore so much stars doesn't look real... Areas having no light such as country side with stars at night is ok...

 

Can you add rainbow in SA???

The default one is sh*t, hope you will remade it..

 

Only suggestion!

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