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Individual Mod Downloads for IL-2 1946 => Other Mods => 3Dfix => Topic started by: the_woz on May 01, 2014, 02:11:02 PM

Title: Improved Spinning Propellers [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: the_woz on May 01, 2014, 02:11:02 PM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/md33ih.jpg)

Improved Spinning Propellers by The_WOZ

This mod gives spinning propellers some degree of 'volume' when viewed edge on, instead of the flat look of the stock propellers.
At the same time it doesn't generate any flickering/strobe effect at all when viewing it from inside the cockpit.

Current release is V0.41 and includes new propellers for about 123 of the stock planes:



New in v0.41:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XDBzWKX_cU

Download: Improved_props_v0.41.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/download/5mwmcrsbzm18gcb/Improved_props_v0.41.zip)

Old versions:
v0.26: Improved_props_v0.26.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/download/nbbr0wbcn301mnf/Improved_props_v0.26.zip)


Installation
Simply unpack the zip file into your #SAS folder

Compatibility
This mod doesn't contain any java class and should be compatible with most if not all game versions.
Included Zero propellers are most probably incompatible with JapanCat's Zeroes
It has only been tested with SAS ModAct, but there should be no problem with other modded instalations such as HSFX, UP, etc


Version number and future
The version number indicates the amount of stock propeller driven aircraft already complete, thus the first release (v0.26) only have just above a quarter of all the planes completed
Once v1.0 is reached, next step is working in integration with PA_Geronimo's Fix Engines Cowlings and Props

Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Gumpy on May 01, 2014, 02:15:18 PM
Wow this looks great woz,thanks gonna install right away. 8) ;)
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: teisco on May 01, 2014, 03:09:18 PM
Thanks, I was hoping someone would do something about the props in this game.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: BravoFxTrt on May 01, 2014, 03:36:18 PM
Way to go Woz, you released this awesome Mod. Congrats, And thank you for all your work.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: DU30 on May 01, 2014, 03:42:09 PM
Very nice, thank you.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: ton414 on May 01, 2014, 03:49:51 PM
This is a very interesting and great mod, and very original as you have solved this issue, congrats and thanks. ;)
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2iiyas3.gif)
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: PA_Jeronimo on May 02, 2014, 12:52:25 AM
Really a fantastic work, thank you very much.


Quote
Once v1.0 is reached, next step is working in integration with PA_Jeronimo's Fix Engines Cowlings and Props

If needs the 3D models only say me and I will be enchanted of send you.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Mick on May 02, 2014, 01:18:11 AM
... a much needed mod, many THX for sharing, the_woz ...!  :P
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Royzewic on May 02, 2014, 03:02:07 AM
man it is awesome! works with 4.12.2 the icon can be added.
Thx for your efforts!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: shyrsio on May 02, 2014, 03:11:02 AM
WOW, thank you the_woz! This is such a must have mod! that flat propeller profile was one of those eye hurting little details that always got my attention. This should be in the official next update IMHO!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Bee on May 02, 2014, 07:41:14 AM
This look amazing.  What a difference it makes, thank you!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: max_thehitman on May 02, 2014, 12:58:21 PM

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2iiyas3.gif) Big Applause to you the_woz!
Wonderful addition to this great game.
Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Eexhaton on May 02, 2014, 01:41:29 PM
This mod is pure gold..
Should have been out there long ago, this game missed it.

Now it is finally here!

The_woz; you probably made yourself an instant-IL2 modding legend!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: ryan55510 on May 02, 2014, 06:28:26 PM
Much needed!! Thanks a ton woz  ;D
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: 'MadDog' on May 03, 2014, 05:40:06 AM
An apparently small change but a big improvement to one of the 'original sins'. The props on the fixed aircraft now have real volume. This looks very good, well done and a big shout out to 'the woz'.

In order to enable the file I had to bump it up to near the top of the #SAS folder in my TFM-412 install by renaming it to !0000 Improved_props.

Wizard!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: shardana on May 03, 2014, 07:01:12 AM
strange but of all planes i get this nice effect only on the a6ms.... any idea?
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: santobr on May 03, 2014, 08:05:05 AM
I think the Fix engines cowlings and propĀ“s by Jeronimo is loading first, you need to make this mod to load first.


santo.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: JotaC on May 03, 2014, 09:39:01 AM
Had to disable the mod, as far as when flying jet planes (mig-21, sabres) game ran at almost 1 or 2 FPS, could someone try them?
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: SAS~Malone on May 03, 2014, 10:06:27 AM
how about letting us know what game version, and so on, Jota?
doesn't make sense, though, the jets don't use any prop files...
my guess is something else is causing it...
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: the_woz on May 03, 2014, 10:11:50 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys!:)

shardana: Try renaming the folder just like MadDog did

JotaC: That must be related to other mod, this one doesnt touch any jet, and while the new spinning props have a higher polycount than the stock ones, is still less than the stock static props.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: JotaC on May 03, 2014, 10:16:04 AM
My apologies, had to go out from home at half written reply.

I'm using 4.12 with TFM. First time happened when testing the mig21 bis in Crimea map, then I tried some other Jets in other maps in QMB; all other mig 21s, F8, sabre... Then disabled it and all went OK.

Then I had to go. I'm typing from the phone, if anyone can test it I'm sure will be something from my install.


Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: 'MadDog' on May 03, 2014, 11:26:32 AM
My apologies, had to go out from home at half written reply.

I'm using 4.12 with TFM. First time happened when testing the mig21 bis in Crimea map, then I tried some other Jets in other maps in QMB; all other mig 21s, F8, sabre... Then disabled it and all went OK.

Then I had to go. I'm typing from the phone, if anyone can test it I'm sure will be something from my install.


Did a quick test for you mate and my jets are all fine in QMBPro, no loss of fps whatsoever. Couldn't get close to a messer though! You must have a custom setup with something else that is causing a bad interaction.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: JotaC on May 03, 2014, 11:57:53 AM
Thanks for your help sir, I will check some things and see if I can discover something.

S!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: shardana on May 03, 2014, 03:10:55 PM
forgive me guys, I was using no stock planes. Now any suggestion on how to impement this beauty with the non stock planes, do you think i can just copy from one stock one to a non stock one?
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: 'MadDog' on May 03, 2014, 03:19:35 PM
Yes, wait for 'the_woz' to update the mod. If you read the first post he has just started with the stock planes and will move on through all the aircraft in due time incorporating compatibility with PA_Jeronimo's work.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: shardana on May 03, 2014, 03:48:32 PM
sure thanks i will! :)
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: JotaC on May 03, 2014, 04:12:37 PM
Ok m8s let me explain whats happening in my game.

I was obviously wrong at blaming the mod; the low FPS came on a mission at night, taking off with the mig 21, turning on nav lights and cockpit light in my plane and the AI prior to take off. Low FPS remained every time I spawned, it could be in that mission or in a random QMB mission, even i daylight  :-X

At this point i dont know what happens, as there is no problem in the very same mission as far as I spawn in flight; i can turn on all light without issue.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Royzewic on May 03, 2014, 07:51:22 PM
whaqt is your game version?
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: JotaC on May 04, 2014, 05:31:34 AM
TFM-412  :)
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: SAS~Tom2 on May 08, 2014, 06:28:46 AM
Ok m8s let me explain whats happening in my game.

I was obviously wrong at blaming the mod; the low FPS came on a mission at night, taking off with the mig 21, turning on nav lights and cockpit light in my plane and the AI prior to take off. Low FPS remained every time I spawned, it could be in that mission or in a random QMB mission, even i daylight  :-X

At this point i dont know what happens, as there is no problem in the very same mission as far as I spawn in flight; i can turn on all light without issue.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

That is a known issue with external lights on Mig-21s sometimes messing up FPS on some occasions. Nothing with this mod I am sure. ;)
 
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: SAS~Malone on May 08, 2014, 06:54:07 AM
check your error log, or bring up console when this fps problem occurs, and you should see the messages indicating what the problem might be. ;)
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: JotaC on May 08, 2014, 09:30:55 AM
Thx for your interest guys; being sincerely sometimes one dont want to bother you guys with these little problems, as far as it occurs to me only in this mission if I start on runway, so I just set up air start.

Weird things as I said, Ive been unable to recreate the situation, I can set a QMB or create a similar mission from FMB and the FPS will be fine.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Darkwind on May 10, 2014, 01:02:04 AM
Pure Gold!! To complete the entire list of planes now available sounds like an unbelievable task. If it is never completed would sure be understandable. Sir, what you have done for the game is priceless! I fly outside just so I can stare at your amazing achievement. I nominate you for the "Mod of the Year" award!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: bestekampfpilot58 on May 12, 2014, 06:59:08 PM
Hey Guys,

My Il2 1946 game is running just fine, no complaints. I was just flying a Fw190A-8 against some Tempests, and I noticed the
Fw190's propeller!!
I had forgotten that I had installed this mod several weeks ago! My eyes just about bugged otta my head! SWEET!!! ;D
I paused the game so I could look at this mod, then ran the game at 1/4 speed! This mod makes a HUGE difference in the
immersion factor for a sim!! Then I found out that the Fw190D and some of the Bf109s have the same mod prop effect!
GOOD JOB!! Can hardly wait for more!!
Thanks again Woz!!
Horrido!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Music on May 13, 2014, 04:53:18 PM
This mod is pure gold..
Should have been out there long ago, this game missed it.

Now it is finally here!

The_woz; you probably made yourself an instant-IL2 modding legend!



Woz already had legendary status as a good guy, team player, and Wing Man on The Valor Server. Glad that his his fame has spread.

P.S. Woz, Great Mod

Happy Hunting
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: SAS~Malone on May 15, 2014, 12:52:53 PM
hi Woz :D
i'm sure you're getting loads of requests for more of the same, so while the party's still rocking, allow me to make a humble request for you to work your prop magic on some of the helicopters?
it's a much bigger feature with a heli, and i think would make them look much better.
thanks for your consideration :D
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: the_woz on May 19, 2014, 12:42:39 PM
Thanks all!
Music: You forgot my status as whiner extraordinaire :P

Malone: Yeah I'm curious too about how this will work with choppers, but I have to complete my import/export toolset before moving onto modded planes.

Next update is around the corner!
43 new types so far

A small preview:

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2akbdll.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2yn2tjp.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2wp54qd.jpg)

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2ibnlva.jpg)
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: BravoFxTrt on May 19, 2014, 12:43:49 PM
Very Awesome Woz
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: SAS~Malone on May 19, 2014, 02:12:40 PM
looking good! :D
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Whiskey_Sierra_972 on May 20, 2014, 02:05:27 AM
Really amazing!

Almost as the real effect!

A must to have!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: the_woz on May 20, 2014, 01:26:33 PM
New version released!
Check first post.
:)
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: BravoFxTrt on May 20, 2014, 01:30:19 PM
Thank You Woz.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: teisco on May 20, 2014, 01:31:28 PM
Do we delete the first version before installing the new version?
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: the_woz on May 20, 2014, 01:35:45 PM
No need, just overwrite it.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: SAS~Malone on May 21, 2014, 02:31:05 AM
thanks for the update, great job! :D
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Gumpy on May 21, 2014, 05:18:12 PM
I know it may be some time off in the future but,I can't wait for this mod to be integrated with Jero's props and spinners.Now that's going to be one great mod.  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: the_woz on May 22, 2014, 10:40:59 PM
I have reuploaded the latest version, the 'multi1' D3A1 had a buggy prop mesh (green hub, no disc).
The japanese D3A1 was ok, problem only appeared whe using other nation markings.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: bestekampfpilot58 on May 30, 2014, 09:30:23 PM

Salute all..

I made a recent discovery about this mod, unhappily not a good discovery. I had not noticed
before that virtually all the aircraft that use this mod have their prop spinners corrupted. I did
not notice before, because in the arming screen in QMB the spinners look nice and round and
smooth. However, when I fly these planes in the game the spinners are not smooth, but have
rough jagged edges. Just as an example I love to fly the Finnish Brewster B-239 "Taivaan helmi"
but in the game the propeller and spinner are separated about 5 feet from the engine cowling
of the B-239, plus the prop spinner is rough. None of the other planes have detached props or
spinners, just corrupted spinners.

I went through all the planes in object viewer and it looks like all of the propeller modded planes
have corrupted spinners. When I De-activate the propeller mod, every thing returns to normal.  ???

I have about 7 spinner/prop mods installed including this one..4.12 Stock_fix Cowling Engines & prop.

I have mod act 5.30 running under il2 4.12.2m

I know that there is a conflict some where, but where?  :-\

Thanks for your attention.  :)
Horrido!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: the_woz on May 31, 2014, 12:34:38 AM
This mod is based on the stock 3D models, if you use Jeronimo's improved cowlings and props you will notice the spinners as more 'jagged', because the ones on this mod have less polygons than the high quality ones on Jeronimo's mod.
Spinners out of place is also a conflict with the improved cowlings mod in some planes.
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: 'MadDog' on May 31, 2014, 02:08:32 AM
Your mod is really an improvement on the stock prop/spinners and these anomalies will be happily tolerated I am sure as you develop the compatibility with PA_Jeronimo's work. On the models where you have already activated the much more realistic looking props the effect is dramatically improved. Well done mate!
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Atoka220 on October 06, 2014, 01:22:41 AM
Awesome! I always wanted something like this :D
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: Kopfdorfer on October 06, 2014, 11:46:11 AM
Congrats.
While this might seem simple , it is in my opinion a very superior mod.
Well Done and thanks.

Kopfdorfer
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers
Post by: teisco on May 15, 2015, 07:02:15 AM
Will you be doing the bombers, b17, b29 and others?
Title: Re: Improved Spinning Propellers [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: Atoka220 on November 25, 2021, 11:21:22 AM
This mod is fairly old and haven't seen anything about it

It's shouldn't die away, any news about it? Especially the experimental glare effect is just phenomenal