Absolute Nature Redux texture pack for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Call of Chernobyl
This addon changes ground color, ground detail, grass, trees, bushes...
Features / differences to initial CoC AN:
- Every level included with up to date assets
- Completely redone grass: putting an emphasis on eye pleasing blend of different grass types and colors, still retaining variety inside and between levels.
- Recolored grounds, ranging from subdued colors to more lush
- Adds missing trees/bushes
- Some completely new textures never seen in AN packs
- Optional larger/denser/more varied grass and new water plants for Zaton, Jupiter and Outskirts from AN4 with two styles to choose from
- Optional taller grass for Bar, Wild Territory, Radar, Pripyat, CNPP S & CNPP N
- Optional enhanced ground details to make the ground very rough and bumpy
- Optional hi-res terrains for Zaton, Jupiter and Outskirts
Recommended addons to complement AN Redux:
- Structures Redux
- Added fixed thms and various fixed ground detail textures w/ alpha channels removed (thanks to Alundaio for these)
- Added alt grass for Great Swamp, swaps ferns with plain green grass (gamedata\levels\k00_marsh\, rename build_details_alt.dds to build details.dds). Default marsh grass still remains the 'ferny' one.
- Variety and type changes in optional taller grass for Bar, WT, etc...
- Fixed a small patch of green asphalt in WT (vanilla issue)
- Added new bump maps for marsh reeds from AN4
- Edited reed diffuses to fix an issue where random reed parts could be seen floating around the reeds (partly due to mapping and party due to texture layout)
- Replaced Zaton's slightly rotting reeds with greener variant
- Fixed mipmaps in rock textures
- Planted fresh green grass to Cordon, too many blowouts had worn it out
- Fixed few remaining ground/detail textures with redundant alphas
- Removed all unused ground/detail textures. Might want to delete grnd and detail folders from CoC\gamedata\textures\ before updating
- Grass changes for Swamps, Cordon, Limansk, DC, Generators. Alt grass variations for some levels.
- Made new high res detail_grnd_plates diffuse and bumps: Imgur.com now all ground detail textures are same res (2048px square)
- Made three new rock diffuses + bumps, one for smaller rocks and two which are used in larger rock formations: Imgur.com
- Hauled some rocks from Zaton to other levels (with some enhancements), replaces the bland brown rock: Imgur.com
- Added optional hi-res terrain masks for Zaton, Jupiter and Outskirts (from AN4 with tweaked alpha for CoC). Enhanced ground fidelity and visible ground details in distance.
- Slight enhancements for some lq ground textures and new thms = assigned detail textures + bumps, they were missing them completely (vanilla issue)
- Increased mip filtering and sharpening for a few textures
ATTENTION: Every time you patch this addon, you need to re-install the optional large grass tweaks or you'll get messed up grass on some levels.