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Tangmere1742

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Any Mods for BAT to fix high altitude contrails?
« on: October 02, 2021, 02:39:27 PM »

Hey guys,

Sorry if this question is in the wrong place.

I understand Configurable MaxVisualDistance Mod is not compatible with BAT but I was hoping to do some USAAF missions in BAT.

Are there any Mods that could possibly serve as a substitute to prevent all the effects and contrails from multiple planes being lost at high altitude?



Thanks
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Birdman

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Re: Any Mods for BAT to fix high altitude contrails?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2021, 04:43:41 PM »

That looks more like LOD issue because props and windows are also missing. Rendering engine just gets messed up whenever there's too small transparent polygon and stops drawing everything else transparent also. Thus, this is not about visibility distance but rather unfortunate side effect of planes with bad or missing LODs. Likely props and effects appear again if you look to some other direction.

Which plane types are further away? Those are likely the ones with bad LODs.
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Re: Any Mods for BAT to fix high altitude contrails?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2021, 05:16:19 PM »

All the ones in this image are B-17Gs from the QMB, before some of the BAT updates the Configurable MaxVisualDistance Mod fixed the contrail problem if not the glass and propellers disappearing.

Anything in BAT I can do to adjust the LODs?
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Re: Any Mods for BAT to fix high altitude contrails?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2021, 05:56:07 PM »

I too have that issue as well when it comes to making high altitude missions, which seems to be a problem for many people. Hopefully there would be a solution to the fix up in the future.  :)

Tore
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Re: Any Mods for BAT to fix high altitude contrails?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2021, 03:28:02 AM »

As a start on the contrails issue, and if they are currently generated as a gazillion individual so-called '3D' particles instead of the simpler trail type effect, then obtain a contrail mod using the '2D' trail type texture.
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Re: Any Mods for BAT to fix high altitude contrails?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2021, 04:34:48 AM »

Wot WxTech said. And do check out his BAT-friendly Effects mod.

As a registered eye-candy addict, I actually prefer 2D contrails. BAT/Reshade screenies...







The Less Condensation mod - via a link kindly provided by FL2070. Contrails getting mentioned on these hallowed boards in a few threads lately.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/fwx2hhan0hn99h3/LessCondensation.zip/file

 I don't leave USAAF bases without it - well, any base come to think of it... ;)
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Re: Any Mods for BAT to fix high altitude contrails?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2021, 05:03:49 AM »

Some proof that sometimes less is more.

And another reminder how individual effects perception is. But that's also BAT, it can be customized just like that.

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Re: Any Mods for BAT to fix high altitude contrails?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2021, 07:59:38 AM »


Thanks very much

Just tried the mod and it works like a dream  :)
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