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Changes the draw distance for vanilla weather effects.

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Extended Draw Distance v0.4 [1.5.1]
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enixgamer Author
enixgamer

I'm not familiar with current popular weather mods, if there is some "must have" ones I will add compatibility patch.

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Guest
Guest

Hi, it seems to conflict with this Soundscape overhaul 2 3.0

Specifically night.ltx, w_storm1.ltx and w_storm2.ltx

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enixgamer Author
enixgamer

Added a patch.

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Guest
Guest

Can anything be done about the perfect horizontal line that cuts across the screen in foggy weather? It's basically the edge of the skybox but it comes in front of all world objects and it looks ridiculous.

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enixgamer Author
enixgamer

Show me what you mean. I'm currently looking into some optimizations for certain weathers. Thing is on large map it looks great on smaller ones odd.

EDIT: found your problem, working on it, will release the fix shortly after I test other maps and weathers.

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enixgamer Author
enixgamer

Fixed the foggy weather fog. Should look natural now instead of flat.

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TheDoomGuy20
TheDoomGuy20

I have this same exact problem. Does this mod finally address the issue?

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Sgt.Kanyo
Sgt.Kanyo

Have you noticed any drop in FPS?

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enixgamer Author
enixgamer

Maybe a little bit but nothing drastic.

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RamseySparrow
RamseySparrow

Matter of taste but taking the first comparison screenshot set as a good example, I much prefer the vanilla settings.

The effects will vary depending on the map and weather but Stalker's maps are small to begin with and the 'draw distance fog', whether accidentally or on purpose, simulates nicely the natural gradation of details that real-life atmosphere produces and which is so prevalent in landscape paintings. With your max settings d-distance there is no gradation left, and everything becomes just flat, equally saturated and contrasted at 10m and at 500m.

Good attempt but there's space still for refinement, is what I'm saying; don't just dial it up to the max - more isn't always better.

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enixgamer Author
enixgamer

Fog was broken. You can't have the draw and fog distance at the same value, it makes everything flat. I updated the files to fix the edge gradient and make things blend more naturally. Still some small maps even with added fog will look empty, just how it is..

Should look much better now though.

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RamseySparrow
RamseySparrow

thanks for the efforts, might check it soon!

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officialzeus
officialzeus

Will it affect fps?

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enixgamer Author
enixgamer

Not much. Depends on NPC count more than visible geometry.

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RamseySparrow
RamseySparrow

enixgamer, just tested, it's good! Even as you loose a bit of that atmospheric lighting effect, you actually seem to gain some visual fidelity with regards to how unnatural fog sometimes looks in vanilla Anomaly.
thanks for the mod.

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Freedom_is_garbage
Freedom_is_garbage

Your mod gives me an error upon strating the game. Not sure why.

Expression : <no expression>
Function : CInifile::r_section
File : Xr_ini.cpp
Line : 544
Description : fatal error
Arguments : Can't open section 'collection_medium'. Please attach [*.ini_log] file to your bug report

Do you have any ideas what can cause this? I installed sounscape overhaul patch.

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gobravo
gobravo

Game crash:

"FATAL ERROR

[error]Expression : <no expression>
[error]Function : CInifile::r_section
[error]File : Xr_ini.cpp
[error]Line : 544
[error]Description : fatal error
[error]Arguments : Can't open section 'collection_default'. Please attach [*.ini_log] file to your bug report"

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CheekiTheBreeki
CheekiTheBreeki

I get the same CTD as the user above me when I launch Anomaly, crashes both on 1000 and 1200 using this with Soundscape Overhaul no other weather addons enabled, comp patch applied yet still get CTD.

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enixgamer Author
enixgamer

Did you apply the patch after base files or before? Are you using any other mods that change weather files?

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CheekiTheBreeki
CheekiTheBreeki

Just checked all my mods and no other mod besides Soundscape Overhaul effect the weather, only other addon I suspect is Skies Redux but as stated by it's author it only affects sky textures. And yes I applied the SCO patch over the addon's gamedata then accepted overwrite.

EDIT:
Tried to play without SCO patch and so far not a single CTD, everything's running smoothly, strange how I have Soundscape Overhaul enabled but this addon works only without that comp patch.

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enixgamer Author
enixgamer

The patch only affects stereo thunder. If you don't use that, the patch is useless. Probably that is cause of the crash.

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Alegria1602
Alegria1602

A patch for "Abnormal Weather" perhaps?

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Senaattori89
Senaattori89

I cannot uninstall this addon. If I remove it I get same type of error as some posters above

.......
[error]Description : fatal error
[error]Arguments : Can't open section 'collection_default'. Please attach [*.ini_log] file to your bug report"

How is that even possible? :D Game just CTDs before getting to main manu if I stop using it

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enixgamer Author
enixgamer

to uninstall you should delete your gamedata folder and extract all previously used mods again.

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