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Individual Mod Downloads for IL-2 1946 => Other Mods => WIP => Topic started by: slibenli on May 23, 2019, 02:24:10 AM

Title: graphics extender feature status and wishlist
Post by: slibenli on May 23, 2019, 02:24:10 AM
Poll for the next feature: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61559.0.html

Since there are many areas of possible improvement I would like to figure out what the most wanted features are.
Feel free to suggest anything - If I think it's possible to do I will add it to the list.

Done
Included in the latest build and enabled by default.

Experimental
These features are included in the latest build but are disabled by default.

WIP
These features are not yet included in the latest build.


Possible to do now - roughly sorted by how complicated the task is, from simple to complicated

Maybe possible in the future
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: whistler on May 23, 2019, 02:33:04 AM
We are blessed by your presence and your work slibenli, thank you :)

Object rendering distance is my number one wish but hang on, it may not be possible at all and probably not needed if trees, in example, "blur fade progressively in" (if you know what I mean) instead of popping up, that Sir, would be a big leap forward.
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: slibenli on May 23, 2019, 02:41:14 AM
Might be possible in the future ;)
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: sparky on May 23, 2019, 02:46:10 AM
Slibenli

Great work, if possible would love to see better clouds. FSX has some nice effects here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg90arGPy-w

And anything to do with atmospheric conditions, better mist, fog, rain, snow etc


cheers mate
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: steven197106 on May 23, 2019, 02:48:21 AM
cirrus clouds and water
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: slibenli on May 23, 2019, 02:50:27 AM
Clouds (not cirrus) are among the most complicated things to simulate - I'm gonna leave that for later ;)
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: KingTiger503 on May 23, 2019, 03:30:21 AM
How about Lightning effects,

https://pixabay.com/images/search/lightning/

Day and Night. I hope you like it. And Rain lots of Rain Drops.


Best Regards KT503

Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: rollnloop on May 23, 2019, 03:46:08 AM
No idea if related to you awesome work, but since it's lighting, maybe ?
Nav lights that are barely visible, at very (very) short range, at mid day, and highly visible, at long range (but not blooming) during a dark night without fog.

Stars and moon  to complete the night fighting atmosphere.

Apart from this very personal pet subject, the rendering of distant objects (and smoke effects) , with a credible fade in/out, is the next giant leap expected.
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: slibenli on May 23, 2019, 04:14:34 AM
No idea if related to you awesome work, but since it's lighting, maybe ?
Nav lights that are barely visible, at very (very) short range, at mid day, and highly visible, at long range (but not blooming) during a dark night without fog.

That should at least partially be achieved HDR lighting.
Light scattering in fog by light sources other than the sun would need some workaround.
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: Aerokoks on May 23, 2019, 11:05:32 AM
cirrus clouds and water
+1
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: raptor_9090 on May 23, 2019, 12:26:12 PM
Realistic lighting and higher terrain resolution would be great  ;D
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: Squashman on May 23, 2019, 01:12:33 PM
We are blessed by your presence and your work slibenli, thank you :)

Object rendering distance is my number one wish but hang on, it may not be possible at all and probably not needed if trees, in example, "blur fade progressively in" (if you know what I mean) instead of popping up, that Sir, would be a big leap forward.
1st - I agree the pop-up objects can be a distraction
2nd - Realistic HDR lighting

Keep up the good work Slibenly
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: Stainless on May 25, 2019, 05:49:38 AM
I am working on ocean and clouds.

When I have finally come up with a solution I like, I will share the techniques with slibenli and see if we can't get it in.
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: slibenli on May 25, 2019, 05:57:55 AM
Great! - Thank you :)
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: slibenli on May 25, 2019, 06:12:50 AM
Another feature that is easy for me to implement is supporting higher resolutions for map_T.
I could do something like looking for map_T_2x.tga, map_T_4x.tga, etc. and use that instead.
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: slibenli on May 25, 2019, 06:59:06 AM
OK - I've started a poll: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61559.0.html
Title: Re: graphics extender feature wishlist
Post by: rollnloop on July 11, 2019, 10:49:12 AM
I suggest to rename the thread "wishlist and status" for clarification ?
Title: Re: graphics extender feature status and wishlist
Post by: slibenli on July 11, 2019, 11:19:48 AM
Done ;)
Title: Re: graphics extender feature status and wishlist
Post by: blackshark on July 15, 2019, 04:14:12 AM
First of all i think we need bigger objects rendering distance (no objects popping up ... credible fade in/out

Then higher terrain resolution
Title: Re: graphics extender feature status and wishlist
Post by: haxordie on February 11, 2020, 03:09:27 AM
Proper forest rendering, cloud shadows, and misplaced coast lines. These are the game changers. Great work, mate.
Title: Re: graphics extender feature status and wishlist
Post by: slibenli on February 11, 2020, 11:20:35 AM
Cloud shadows would be the hardest as that necessitates proper cloud rendering first.
Title: Re: graphics extender feature status and wishlist
Post by: Papy_Pitivier on February 11, 2020, 11:21:17 AM
Would it be possible to have water transparency. Interesting for submarine hunting and also have more realistic effects on the shallows of oceans, lakes or rivers. Only the texture of the seabed would be visible, the colour of the water would be a choice of area.

The water has no life of its own in the game, it has no rendering due to the speed of movement due to the declination of the terrain. There is also no waterfall. That would also be a nice effect.

The visual effect of air distortion due to heat is also an effect that would bring realism of proximity or distance for large fires.

The effect of wind on objects, plants, water. Is it possible?

These are just ideas, I guess not everything is possible.

Thanks to Sibenli and all the others for all these wonderful additions to good old IL2.

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Title: Re: graphics extender feature status and wishlist
Post by: slibenli on February 11, 2020, 11:22:55 AM
Possible for sure - just somebody has to do it ;)
Title: Re: graphics extender feature status and wishlist
Post by: Chrival on February 20, 2020, 10:47:26 AM
Great thanks for all this awesome work.

What about the Hi resolution map_T ?
I voted for it at the poll.
Would be very interested in a map_T x 4, same scale as the map_c.
You've said it could be easy for you to do.
Do you plan to ?

Thanks
Title: Re: graphics extender feature status and wishlist
Post by: slibenli on February 20, 2020, 12:50:07 PM
ATM I have no concrete plans for it - There are too many features that I'm already working on.
Title: Re: graphics extender feature status and wishlist
Post by: Chrival on February 20, 2020, 01:30:43 PM
Ok I understand that, thank for your quick reply anyway.