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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Buchtis
Buchtis Jul 26 2012, 10:22am says:

Hey Meltac!

I know you've got a lot on your plate with 2.0 but do you think you could add pre-sets for intensity? The screenshots are nice but it looks too intense, i'd love it if it was a bit more subtle and not overwhelming.

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Meltac Creator
Meltac Jul 27 2012, 3:13am replied:

Yes I thought about that. Might be an option. However it's difficult to provide presets that match everybody's taste, so you'll probably still have to fine-tune the presets yourself.

Plus, I always set the intensity in my screenshots a little over the top in order for people to even notice what I want to show ;-)

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Buchtis
Buchtis Jul 28 2012, 9:12pm replied:

Thanks for the feedback, what about 3 simple presets? Could go something like this:

1) 25% Intensity

2) 50% Intensity

3) 75% Intensity

I don't know what's possible and if it works on this scale as I have no idea bout modding so any feedback would be appreciated.

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Meltac Creator
Meltac Jul 29 2012, 6:53am replied:

I probably will provide 3 or so presets, but they will cover all settings, not only intensity, also quality and stuff like that. Something like "light,"default","extreme".

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Buchtis
Buchtis Jul 29 2012, 8:50am replied:

Excellent, thank you. :)

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Predator_828
Predator_828 Jul 12 2012, 5:09pm says:

This is just plain awesome... I am happy that I found this mod! Good work, Meltac, this mod is something top class.

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Meltac Creator
Meltac Jul 13 2012, 3:34am replied:

Thanks! If you liked the version 1.1, wait for what DS 2.0 will bring!

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Derranged
Derranged Jul 13 2012, 6:39am replied:

I sure as hell can't wait... 1.1 was awesome, 2.0 looks amazing :D

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Buchtis
Buchtis Jul 4 2012, 3:44pm says:

Hey Meltac how's progress on 1.2 going?

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Meltac Creator
Meltac Jul 4 2012, 3:54pm replied:

TBH it's summertime, so things go much slower than usual... but I'm still on my way, just need more time than I have at the moment.

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Buchtis
Buchtis Jul 4 2012, 7:33pm replied:

You've actually had a summer, luck you! Try living in the U.K, we've had a whole week of sun about 3 weeks ago and since then it's been raining! :(

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Meltac Creator
Meltac Jul 5 2012, 3:32am replied:

Well, that's rather bad outcome. And your team lost against Italy in Euro 2012. Really bad! LOL

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Buchtis
Buchtis Jul 10 2012, 1:11pm replied:

We're England, we never win! :( :P

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lol3r_86
lol3r_86 Jul 12 2012, 3:47pm replied:

Have hope, hope dies last.

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Meltac Creator
Meltac Jul 11 2012, 3:50am replied:

Your time will come, have faith :-)

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