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[WIP][1.2.2] E.T. - Extreme Textures (Overhaul for RSS)

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E.T.  Extreme Texture Overhaul for RSS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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What's going on here? This is my Extreme Texture overhaul. I enjoy trying to push KSP visuals to the limit, and this is a thread for people who want to follow what I'm doing, ask questions, and try my set-ups over time. I'm currently working on RSS but will also muck around with stock planets later on. 

"Push to the limit" What do you mean by that? There are a few visual overhauls out there that look very nice, however I felt there were a lot of doors that came with the 1.1 update that haven't been opened yet. I wanted to experiment and get something that would push my gtx 970 harder, and reach ksp's new limits.

So what have you done that's new? I've found a way to get extreme resolution textures working in game, so that means new seamless, non-repeating clouds textures, and also geographically accurate land textures both up to 64k, Also I've found a way that is less gpu intensive than a cube-mapped 64k image, which will significantly improve land visuals (even more detail than 64k) but will sacrifice being geographically accurate and utilize repeating multiple 4k textures.

64K!! doesn't sound very easy to run, what kind of pc set-up is this for? This is for strong pc set-ups, I run a GTX 970, 16GB Ram and an i5 4460 (16GB isn't necessary but 12Gb would be the minimum). Any less than these specs and it may not work properly, or at all.

Any videos? My boy HellBlazer is in the first video, the second video is mine, and is a little more of a close look at E.T.O.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

What is it's current features (in detail), and what could we see added later on?

Current features -

  • 43k nasa clouds
  • 64k geographically accurate land textures
  • 8k and 4k cirrus clouds, city, and ground textures
  • Small textures which improve RSS fine land detail
  • Earth scatterer configs
  • Small improvements, too much to list

Future addons -

  • 32k moon texture
  • 32k mars texture
  • 32k mercury texture
  • Night city lights
  • 8k very sharp, detailed, tiny clouds, which sit under the Earths 43k clouds
  • 64k Earth clouds
  • Alternative versions - Light, Med, High, Ultra(current version)
  • Alternative way of mapping land textures, which will sacrifice accurate geography but will look just as good, and run better for med computers.
  • Or perhaps none of the above because I'm a lazy slob

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Manual installation  (installation via CKAN is not supported.)

1. Make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest stable versions of the following required mods:

2. Inside your GameData folder make sure you remove any instance of EVE, Scatterer, RVE, RSSVE ( or any other previous cloud, terrain, visual mods).

3. Download E.T.O and uncompress it's contents. Inside the E.T.O folder there will be a GameData folder. Copy or move it's contents into your KSP GameData folder, or you can simply merge the two Gamedata folders, then overwrite.

4. Everything should be good, You have now installed E.T. Launch KSP and test your new PC melting visuals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Warning: Requires - 12GB RAM, Dx11, and Windows 7/8/10

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Download  (1.1.3 Ready... Click the link)                               Download  (1.2.2 Ready... Click the link..)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Mods I recommend          Special thanks                               Credits

  • Planetshine                                     -  Support and tester @hellblazer                            -  Scatterer by @blackrack
  • Realplume                                       -  Support and tester @majorvader111                    -  Distant Object Enhancement by @Rubber Ducky @MOARdV
  • Windowshine                                   -  Support and tester @Dakitess                             -  TextureReplacer by @shaw @RangeMachine
  • Engine Lighting                                -  Support and tester @Felbourn                            -  Environmental Visual Enhancements by @rbray89 @Waz
  • GemFx                                             -  Early visuals messing around with @Duckyb4    -  Sunflare by @thomassino and Astroniki
  •                                                          -  The original Overhauler @pingopete                   -  DeepStarMap by @Poodmund 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Issues

  • 1.2.2 Auroras need adjusting
  • Cloud seams
  • Earth texture color seams 
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Coooolll!!!! I am very wait it.

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Congrats on taking the plunge Jesse!

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This looks like it could be good but I have a few questions.

why develop it on a version that is a few versions old that not many use anymore and when all dependent mods are updated to 1.2.2?

and, if I'm not mistaken, KSP (unity) can only handle textures that are no bigger than 16k and even then, the performance would dive tremendously. Is there something you are doing differently?

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54 minutes ago, Galileo said:

This looks like it could be good but I have a few questions.

why develop it on a version that is a few versions old that not many use anymore and when all dependent mods are updated to 1.2.2?

I will be updating it soon. The people who asked me for it are still on 1.1.3, so I made that the first thing I will upload. Once I finish the shift over to 1.2.2 I'll put that up as well.

57 minutes ago, Galileo said:

if I'm not mistaken, KSP (unity) can only handle textures that are no bigger than 16k and even then, the performance would dive tremendously. Is there something you are doing differently?

True. So what you do is cube-map Six, 16k x 16k textures, all in compressed dds. It's a lot, but my gtx 970 seems to handle it fine. There should be barley any fps loss if your Gpu has enough ram (3-4GB), and can spit out the textures fast enough. You will also need at least 8GB worth of PC Ram to run the game but I'd recommend around 12GB, I have 16GB, but had 8GB not too long ago and it ran fine.

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You need fasters CPU and RAM 16Gb more.

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And here I was about to finally launch my comorant shuttle with modded .cfgs for RSS to dock Unity...  But it really irks me how the 2.5m mk3 parts are too big.  I will be starting over with this the second you upload:)  Thanks man!  Welcome back!

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@SpitfireAcademy, I don't know if you use my modded configs form the OP of cormorant shuttle? In that case, the MK3 parts are scaled to 1.72222. This gives you the real scale of the 'real shuttle'. Only problem is that the kerbal are tiny, so it's like a couple of dwarfs who fly the shuttle.

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5 hours ago, DrLicor said:

@SpitfireAcademy, I don't know if you use my modded configs form the OP of cormorant shuttle? In that case, the MK3 parts are scaled to 1.72222. This gives you the real scale of the 'real shuttle'. Only problem is that the kerbal are tiny, so it's like a couple of dwarfs who fly the shuttle.

I didn't know you had made some .cfgs.  I just made my own using figures from wikipedia.  I'm trying to get the new space shuttle system working now using this set of .cfgs, but for some reason my ET barely uses any liquid hydrogen before MECO.  I reinstalled real fuels, but I think i'm missing something.  Any idea?  I'm about to just make my own configs again.  Time to make another fresh pot...

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@SpitfireAcademy, while this is going off topic, I though you were using this mod, however, I also provides some configs for hellblazer for the mod you are using :)

Only thing is that I didn't rescale the parts for him because he had already build things and it would messup his save. I guess you have to set the scale to 1 for everything since the model is a straight copy from orbiter. 
The amount of fuel is consumed in your ET has to do with your engines, probably you didn't setup some factors right. Or you have the wrong amount of fuel in your tank, which doesn't match with the real life one.
However, here's a download link to my files I made for hellblazer, you can use them or just take them as a reference. :)  
(the reason why there's still monoprop in the tanks is to balance the RCS so it doesn't use the OMS' fuel.)

If you want to know more about it, I think it's best to ask it in a PM :)

 

(edit: maybe I know the cause of problem, in early stages of editing I messed something up with the engines and maybe it's possible hellblazer I had not finished the configs by the time hellblazer uploaded the video with the download link. If I'm right, the link I gave above should fix it.)   

 

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my eyes can't handle this, it's too BEAUTIFUL :D

where's the download button though ?

 

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7 minutes ago, JEHEDIAHH said:

my eyes can't handle this, it's too BEAUTIFUL :D

where's the download button though ?

 

Still uploading. Once it's uploaded I will test it, then link it. Might take about 4 hours if I come across no errors.

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Do you have any pictures showing how does Mars, Moon or Mercury looks like from the surface level?

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47 minutes ago, winged said:

Do you have any pictures showing how does Mars, Moon or Mercury looks like from the surface level?

Like rover level? I haven't started putting Mars, Moon or Mercury together yet, I have textures sitting there. Just trying to sort earth out first.

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can you make link on google drive?

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3 minutes ago, alexus said:

can you make ling on google drive?

Is there a reason why? My internet is very slow and it will take at least 14 hours for me to re-upload it, mega seemed to be the only place so far that was stable and didn't fail the upload.

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4 minutes ago, ufindbatman said:

Is there a reason why? My internet is very slow and it will take at least 14 hours for me to re-upload it, mega seemed to be the only place so far that was stable and didn't fail the upload.

o my godble.

плохо

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11 minutes ago, alexus said:

o my godble.

плохо

I'm sorry, I don't understand. Are you not able to download from the link that's there? If you cant, then I might be updating in a few days, and I will look for another place to upload.

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Thanks. Not need it. I am downloaded it.

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I love this mod. Project Ares uses this mod.

 

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Any alternative download mirrors... Mega is being impossible !

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I haven't tried to download but if the download size is large, like I expect it to be, wouldn't github be a better place to host it? I can give you a tutorial if you need it on how to get started 

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1 hour ago, Galileo said:

I haven't tried to download but if the download size is large, like I expect it to be, wouldn't github be a better place to host it? I can give you a tutorial if you need it on how to get started 

Absolutely, Github would be the perfect place to host it, however I'm still trying to figure out how to use it. I can search youtube for tutorials, but would definitely appreciate any help I can get.

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intristing project BUT E.T.O 1.1.3.zip > 949.1 MB on that dimension you have 2 choise 1. split them in 2,3 or 4 arhive file or 2. add all project to https://github.com/
i was try to dl that but mega it have ldl limit

any person who will try to dl your file from Mega it will can't take it coz it is a limit at list on unregistred account & on free one

looking forward to test my self :)

9 hours ago, ufindbatman said:

My internet is very slow and it will take at least 14 hours for me to re-upload it, mega seemed to be the only place so far that was stable and didn't fail the upload.

daaamn 14 hour ?!?!?!? to bad i can't share or we can't share internet line :)

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9 hours ago, ColKlonk2 said:

Any alternative download mirrors... Mega is being impossible !

 

7 hours ago, Blacks said:

intristing project BUT E.T.O 1.1.3.zip > 949.1 MB on that dimension you have 2 choise 1. split them in 2,3 or 4 arhive file or 2. add all project to https://github.com/
i was try to dl that but mega it have ldl limit

any person who will try to dl your file from Mega it will can't take it coz it is a limit at list on unregistred account & on free one

looking forward to test my self :)

daaamn 14 hour ?!?!?!? to bad i can't share or we can't share internet line :)

Updated the download. I shifted over to github.

Hahaha yep it's slow, my brother came over with his cell phone internet. Took a few hours.

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