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Here we want to show you our newest features with wind simulated vegetation and a new natural water mod.

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Update - May 22, 2017:

In this new demo we show you our best version of wind simulated grass, trees and different types of flowers.

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Wind simulated Vegetation / Natural Water Mod


In this demo we show you four different types of vegetation. All this is now possible with the Dark Engine + NewDark Patch.

It makes the Thief world a bit more realistic and brings a better gaming atmosphere.

We will add this vegetation to the Thief 1 and Thief 2 HD mod. But it will be optional in the setup.
Also all Fan Mission authors can use the vegetation in their own projects after it's released.

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Watch the wind simulated bush demo:

LODs with NewDark:

In computer graphics, accounting for LOD "Level of detai" involves decreasing the complexity of a 3D model representation as it moves away from the viewer or according to other metrics such as object importance, viewpoint-relative speed or position. Level of detail techniques increase the efficiency of rendering by decreasing the workload on graphics pipeline stages, usually vertex transformations.

Yes, it's true! NewDark has a LOD system. This is so fantastic!

Natural Water Mod

We've made a new natural water mod. I would say it's the best water mod we've made so far. It looks very natural. Don't forget that the Dark Engine has no own water engine! The water mod will be released with the Thief 2 HD mod v1.0.

Watch the demo here:

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naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Looks almost too good to be true. Fantastic work.

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Orfenix
Orfenix

Agreed

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TheVidmaster
TheVidmaster

******* brilliant

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Anna_Maniac
Anna_Maniac

I can't believe that's Dark Engine.
You gotta be taffin' me.

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Bentraxx Author
Bentraxx

LODs with NewDark:

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Resev
Resev

The water shader is beautiful, but its flow is much too fast, especially noticeable on the pool, where the water seems to be under the effect of an earthquake. Would look perfect at half that speed.

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Bentraxx Author
Bentraxx

The problem is the 99 frames limit for a bitmap animation with NewDark. I would say 200 frames are required to get a slower animation here. The limitation is the problem. I can only use 99 different frames for every water mod. This is not enough if you want to have such a high quality. If i set a slower ani_rate the water begins to lag!

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Bentraxx Author
Bentraxx

I did slow down the water a bit but not much.

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SeriousToni
SeriousToni

Looks truly promising - good look with this! :)

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Xorriath
Xorriath

I know things like this hard to produce but is there a chance this comes out this summer ?

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Solidwhite372
Solidwhite372

when will this Wind Simulated Vegetation and Natural water be available on Thief 1 and 2 HD texture mods?????

I just now installed Both HD Texture Mods and i did not get the option to add these amazing features!!

Please let us know!

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