Dynamic Shaders - 1.2  /  2.0 WIP

now with thermal vision scopes

Author: Meltac (C) 2011-2014
With contributions from Sky4ce, Kingo64, BAC9-FLCL, Daemonjax, LoNer1, Lyoko774, DDraig, OGSE Team, Thunderfreak, and ket

Beta Version 1.2 available - see download section. Version 2.0 WIP.
Second patch including preview version of thermal/infrared vision available - see download section.

Version 1.2 Main Features (released)

- New Sun Shafts aka "God Rays" (totally new implemented) with additional sun effects
- Dynamic rainbows
- Adaptive Night Vision Scopes, now also switchable by keypress
- Dynamic Depth of Field and Zoom DoF 
- Reflective suit visors (from the outside and the inside)
- Reflective lighting optimized (slightly improved lighting model)
- NEW: Thermal/Infrared Vision

Version 2.0 Main Features (upcoming)

- Reflective dynamic wet surfaces (totally new implemented)
- Indoor light reflections in selected places
- animated dust for sun shafts
- Soft Shadows - Improved shadow jitter implementation

Further improvements:
- Semi-transparent HUD cross-hair of selectable color
- Improved Parallax Mapping
- Added jitter and edge distortion to night vision scopes and NV binoc
- Sharpen effect as another depth of field improvement
- Fixed DDOF distance measurement when aiming to the sky
- support for all 41 levels of the extended Kostya's STALKER Map Pack
- support for mods with zoom-less weapons (to still have zoom DOF in aim mode)
- support for modified FOV (Field Of View), like with FOV-Switcher tools
- improved/fixed motion blur behavior

- scopes
with additional scope zoom

Many thanks to everybody who helped developing, testing, and releasing this mod!

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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: [Announcement] Patch 1 for DS 1.2 Beta

1 comment by Meltac on May 15th, 2014

As expectable the frequently requested Beta release is not yet bug free, and there is also room for improvements. A first patch shall address the most urgent issues reported by users.

Patch 1 for Dynamic Shaders 1.2 Beta will be small archive containing a set of important changes.
Planned contents:

  1. Hotfix: Eliminates over-bloom / blurry overall image experienced under certain conditions
  2. Hotfix: Prevents rainbows from "bouncing off" at the skybox edges under certain conditions
  3. Hotfix: Heavily reduces lag during startup and loading game when visors are enabled
  4. Improvement: Makes visor reflections look smoother thus more realistic using bloom.

The patch is currently being tested and is supposed to be released in a few days.

Further refinements

The upcoming patch will not be the last set of improvements for the Dynamic Shaders mod, of course. Playtesters are currently applying tweaks to the given feature set, such as improved parallaxing, lighting refinements, and better balanced overall settings.
We shall let you know about those improvements getting mature - Stay connected !

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Dynamic Shaders 1.2 Beta - Patch 2 & ThermalVision

Dynamic Shaders 1.2 Beta - Patch 2 & ThermalVision

Jun 13, 2014 Patch 7 comments

Second patch (non-cumulative) for Dynamic Shaders 1.2 Beta containing a set of further improvements, including thermal/infrared vision scopes. Check out...

Dynamic Shaders 1.2 Beta - Patch 1

Dynamic Shaders 1.2 Beta - Patch 1

May 29, 2014 Patch 14 comments

First small patch for Dynamic Shaders 1.2 Beta containing a set of hotfixes and improvements. Check out the readme.txt before installation.

Dynamic Shaders 1.2 Beta

Dynamic Shaders 1.2 Beta

May 5, 2014 Full Version 31 comments

Beta release of the next generation of the Dynamic Shaders mod. Please read description before installing and also install Patch 1+2 (separate downloads...

Dynamic Shaders 1.1 Beta Patch 2 (non-cumulative)

Dynamic Shaders 1.1 Beta Patch 2 (non-cumulative)

Apr 18, 2012 Patch 2 comments

Second official patch for Dynamic Shaders 1.1 Beta, fixing an issue with iron sights. Not cumulative - please install Patch 1 first. See description for...

Dynamic Shaders 1.1 Beta Patch 1

Dynamic Shaders 1.1 Beta Patch 1

Mar 6, 2012 Patch 1 comment

First official and highly recommended patch for Dynamic Shaders 1.1 Beta, fixing several issues. See description for details.

Dynamic Shaders 1.1 Beta

Dynamic Shaders 1.1 Beta

Feb 23, 2012 Full Version 22 comments

Beta release for the long awaited version 1.1 of Dynamic Shaders. Please also download Patches 1 and 2.

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VlDAL Oct 19 2012, 12:18pm says:

Fenomenal. I never played STALKER before and I just got the game on Steam. I was getting ready to start playing it today.. downloading a few mods, enhancing the graphics then I found this. It is so awesome that now I want to wait the 2.0 before start playing. I guess I will play something else while I wait.

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[TZP]LoNer1 Oct 25 2012, 9:43am replied:

Trust me, you want to play it without the shaders first. Get to know the game, just follow the story line and then install mods, otherwise you might come up with bugs which aren't caused by the mod (because this is a buggy game) and this might give Meltac an unwanted headache ;)

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spayne35 Oct 11 2012, 1:05pm says:

Any news ?

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Meltac Oct 14 2012, 2:45pm replied:

Not yet. I am working on a build containing all features for testing purposes, which turned out to be more complicated than I had anticipated, so it will take me a few weeks to make it. But thanks for asking - and stay connected!

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VincentVega Sep 19 2012, 9:53am says:

So, what's up?)

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Meltac Sep 19 2012, 11:08am replied:

Status is still the same - WIP. Just updated the credits. But thanks for asking. You will hear more from me asap.

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Seeker_of_Strelok Sep 19 2012, 3:17pm replied:

I take it you're still working with Ket? Very nice job by the way.


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Meltac Sep 20 2012, 3:43am replied:

Thanks, yep ket and me keep discussing and working out one or the other feature that makes SoC way more exciting. However both of us also work on their own respective mods.

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Buchtis Sep 4 2012, 5:16pm says:

Hey Meltac what's happening with the mod?

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Meltac Sep 5 2012, 3:22am replied:

Nothing serious. Just had to put it "on hold" for a while, due to various real-life issues I'm having to deal with. I hope I can resume my work on the mod soon, although I'm not able to provide a date at the moment since I do not see yet any light at the end of the tunnel. Please stay connected - and thanks for your patience!

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