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slibenli

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graphics extender
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:29:04 AM »

Hi!

I would like to announce my WIP project that I have been working on for some months now.
It started with some simple hacks to allow using custom shaders.
Since then it has evolved quite a bit to basically replace the terrain rendering done by the IL-2 engine.
Which means that now you can have a far greater terrain rendering distance.
I will probably go into further technicalities in a later post - for now some screenshots :)

Edit: it seems I can't post screenshots yet :(
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Re: graphics extender
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 08:36:18 AM »

it seems I can't post screenshots yet
Now you can.
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Re: graphics extender
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 08:42:01 AM »

Thanks! Here they are:







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Re: graphics extender
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 08:48:00 AM »

seems wonderful
congratulations
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Re: graphics extender
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 08:48:44 AM »

Looks nice.
Binary edit of il2_core.dll?
How is the FPS impact?

]cheers[
Mike
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Re: graphics extender
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 08:52:10 AM »

holy cow

yes... FPS.... ?
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Re: graphics extender
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 09:06:45 AM »

Stock vs modded comparison images would definitively help visualizing differences and appreciate the effort... I don't normally fly that high but the captures look really good!
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Re: graphics extender
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 09:12:28 AM »

Looks nice.
Binary edit of il2_core.dll?
How is the FPS impact?

]cheers[
Mike

il2_core.dll is left untouched.
I'm intercepting OpenGL calls - more or less like the Morrowind Graphics Extender (https://www.nexusmods.com/morrowind/mods/5535) is doing.

The frame rate isn't to my liking yet (ca. 15 FPS in Narvik), but there is still room for optimisation - also currently I'm using an intel GPU  ;)

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Re: graphics extender
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2018, 09:12:38 AM »

Thank you, it looks very impressive. I can not wait to test this. :)

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Re: graphics extender
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2018, 09:16:25 AM »

Stock vs modded comparison images would definitively help visualizing differences and appreciate the effort... I don't normally fly that high but the captures look really good!

Unmodded I think in screenshot #2 the ground wouldn't even be visible.

Edit: ok I was wrong - here it is with LandGeom=3


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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2018, 09:34:17 AM »

!!!!   
if I can get back up off the floor.....
Congratulations!
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Re: graphics extender
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2018, 09:46:03 AM »

Stock vs modded comparison images would definitively help visualizing differences and appreciate the effort... I don't normally fly that high but the captures look really good!

Unmodded I think in screenshot #2 the ground wouldn't even be visible.

Edit: ok I was wrong - here it is with LandGeom=3


All right, that unmodded landscape looks familiar and I am officially STUNNED by your work o_O
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