Mass effect 1 Texture Overhaul, shadow engine fix, and visual effects enhancements.

Report content M.E.U.I.T.M. part 7 12/06/14
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Mass Effect Updated/Improved Textures Mod (TexMod free version) This is the latest version of the mod, it is a direct install, extract ALL 7 parts into the same location of your choosing and run the ME1UITM.exe and follow prompted instructions. Make sure to direct the install to your MassEffect folder. You may have to re-setup your graphics settings and .ini tweaks after install, this only needs to be done once. To further improve shadows clear your shader cache using MassEffectConfig.exe, the mod installs some tweaks to the actual shaders and will now render shadows more similarly to ME2. Most of all...Enjoy

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I just uploaded fixed versions of the new mod, apparently the chairs on the normandy had the black texture glitch and I missed it on in my initial testing. Now I have corrected the issue by compiling a new mod with a newer version of MEExplorer to which also helped with stability issues.

Also one setting in the bioengine.ini that really helped hitching is:

[TextureStreaming]
PoolSize=2048

Also ultimate shadow settings which may hurt performance (I didn't notice a hit, but my rig is overkill):

ShadowFilterRadius=5
DepthBias=.008
MinShadowResolution=16
MaxShadowResolution=4096

ShadowFilterQualityBias=4 (can go up to 8 but I couldn't notice a difference after 4)

So I played with the values and explored what other games were doing, particularly Batman Arkham City where the "16" came from
also the last setting makes the best difference to smooth out shadows.

Remember to clear shader cache after installing the mod to remove the "dot" shadow effect.

So feel free to play with these settings but this is what I am currently using and find it a good compromise between realistic shadows and "glitchy shadows"

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