Natural & Realistic Lighting for Watch_Dogs

Discussion in 'Game Tweaks and Modifications' started by Danvsw, May 6, 2016.

  1. Danvsw

    Danvsw Active Member

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    Made a new video

     
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    TheCrasher Master Guru

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    Hey, great video!

    How did you manage to get the camera to adapt to the light by the way?

    (When you look at the sun, the lighting gets darker, and when you look at the ground the lighting get's brighter)
     
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    Danvsw Active Member

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    Thanks!
    The game's camera already does this, but I did tweak it if that's what you mean, I edited the adaptation/exposure values in environmentlighting.lib with the help of txgt's post here:
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=5225969&postcount=724
     
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    txgt Master Guru

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    This happens because of these parameters:
    <object name="curveMinimumExposureValue">
    <object name="curveMaximumExposureValue">

    When the camera faces bright area the exposure (brightness) will be decreased in the amount that is set in "curveMinimumExposureValue".
    When the camera faces dark area the exposure will be increased in the amount that is set in "curveMaximumExposureValue".
     

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    The Silver Master Guru

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    Very very well done, I'm impressed.

    Anyone have any clue about how to edit the base water color so it's slightly more blue instead of the vanilla overall black color? Because it often looks like petrol without any blue component, while in most of the situations I think that a dark blue tone would look better...
     
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    Thank you mate. No idea about the water unfortunately.
     
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    Haven't played modded Watch_Dogs since early 2015.

    Came here because of the PCGamer article. Mod looks amazing, and the installation looks far simpler than TheWorse mod from back in the day. Glad to see you've taken his work (and that of others) and really made something interesting.
    Cheers!
     
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    Thanks bud! Which article is that, by the way? Mind pointing me to it?
     
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    Added a new version (Slow Dry) in which it doesn't rain during clear weather but the roads remain wet and reflective for long periods. Thanks to txgt for suggesting this.
     

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    TheCrasher Master Guru

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    Hey Danvsw, your mod is featured in pc gamer magazine!
     
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    Oh wow, so like the physical magazine? That's awesome. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Yep, it's on the physical magazine! :)
     
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    So, your shots look amazing. I have an issue, though, I can't get this damn thing to run at even close to 60. Can you tell me how you have your settings configured? I should be able to run this on a 1070, despite how badly optimized the game is... Do i need to do control panel tweaks or XML **** to get it to run right?
    append this to the end of youtube for the video i did on the performance to give you an idea of the stuttering I"m getting. Thanks! /watch?v=0fGTAxL4buo
     
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    For screenshots I use max settings, but with low framerates. There aren't any performance tweaks that I know of, the best thing you can do is lower settings.
    For actual gameplay, I leave everything maxed except I lower the AA and the Level of Detail settings and I can get 50-60 fps (with occasional drops to 40s) at 1080p.
     

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    ****ty that I can't even really hit a constant smooth framerate on a card better than the titan x, lol. Thanks for the input though, i never tried lowering level of detail. Thanks for all your hard work on this though, makes it look prettier than like GTA V or something in some situations. Impressive what you managed to do with the (****ty) engine
     
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    Thank you mate
     
  18. SPYChicken427

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    I cant seem to figure out why but when ever I try to launch the game it goes to black screen and stops responding?

    Ive installed directx end user runtimes.

    Ive tried renaming the dxgi.dll file.

    But I still cant get it working. Help Please
     
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    What windows? Does it work if you don't use the sweetfx/reshade files (just the patch files)?
     
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    Running Windows 7 ,and yes the game works with just the patch files.
     

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