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  1. EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements - Clouds and City Lights EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements (a.k.a. EVE) is a mod for KSP that adds clouds and city lights. It is highly configurable and a number of other mods provide improved clouds not just for the stock planets, but for other planets provided by other mods. The mod works on KSP 1.3 and KSP 1.4, and older versions are also available. This thread is a continuation of @rbray89's original EVE thread, so that we can continue updates and discussions. Installation The mod is distributed as two ZIP files, one small one which contains the plugin and shaders, and one large one which contains a sample configuration. If you are installing another mod which supplies EVE configurations, such as SVE, you should not install the sample configs. If you use CKAN, select EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements and then choose a config (if only one is available, that one will auto-select). If you are installing manually, download the latest ZIP files from and unpack them into your KSP directory. The zip files include the "GameData" directory and so this should merge with the same-named directory in your KSP installation, such that after installing, your KSP's GameData directory will contain the "Squad" directory shipped with the game, the "EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements" directory which you just installed, and, if you installed the sample configs, a BoulderCo directory. Configs for other mods are generally shipped in their own directories. It is strongly recommended that you use the 64-bit version of KSP when using EVE, especially with advanced configurations. Note that you will not necessarily see any clouds on Kerbin in the main menu. Load a game to check if you've successfully installed the mod. If you wish to install for KSP versions prior to KSP 1.2, see the original thread, but note that there is little support for old versions. Compatibility with other Mods EVE is compatible with most mods, but in particular it is tested to inter-operate well with these visual mods: Scatterer - makes atmospheres realistically "haze". PlanetShine - makes the glow from planets/moons produce ambient light. Stock Visual Terrain - make the terrain detail of the stock planets much better quality. There are also a number of excellent mods that provide advanced configurations beyond the sample ones shipped alongside EVE: Stock Visual Enhancements (SVE) - high quality visuals, recommended for higher-end systems. Para-Sci High-Performance Atmosphere Pack - sleek but still beautiful visuals, even less CPU/GPU demanding than the basic configuration. Be sure to remove the sample configs (the "GameData/BoulderCo/" directory) if you manually install a mod that provides all its own configurations. If installing via CKAN, you will be prompted with what needs removing. If using the Real Solar System mod, you will need different configurations, such as: Real Solar System Visual Enhancements If using the Outer Planets Mods, you will probably want to add EVE for those too, such as: Pood's Outer Planets Mod Visual Overhaul Performance EVE runs fine on mid-range systems. See the alternative configurations above for different performance characteristics. The most expensive effect is currently the volumetric clouds. You can turn these off in the in-game configuration dialog, or by editing the configs with a text editor. Obviously the more cloud layers, the more costly are the effects. By default, only cloud layers within 10km of the camera can produce volumetric clouds. Note that while some outdated information online recommends using the -force-d3d11 option, this is not needed with 64-bit KSP (which you should definitely be using if using EVE), and has been reported to possibly cause memory leaks. Configuration The sample configuration includes a single layer of clouds and city lights for Kerbin and cloud layers for other stock planets/moons as appropriate. You can modify the configuration in-game by pressing Alt-0 (zero), though be warned that this is an advanced feature. If you save broken configs you will need to re-install your chosen configs. There is no undo. Documentation for the config files is currently pending, but note that since EVE-1.2-1, the _MinLight option has been changed. It should be set to 0 (the default) unless you want clouds to glow on the night side (eg. auroras). Also note the relatively new "UVNoise" setting, which allows adding noise to the texture look-ups, either for large animated cloud effects (see Jool), or to mask pixelization in fine detail (see Kerbin). Pretty Pictures and Videos For now, see the original thread for slightly outdated pictures and videos. If you have ones you wish to display here, provided they are short and contain no revenue-generation, just ask. Contributing If you have code changes you would like to contribute to the core plugin or shaders, please submit a Pull Request on the GitHub project: If you have major config changes you would like to contribute, these are probably best supplied to users as an independent mod, in the same way as others listed above like SVE.
  2. Hello there, I've been posting all my fan art on the Kerbal Space Program sub-reddit (as DJOzmanMJ) so far, but figured the best place to post them is on the KSP forum itself. So, I'll be posting all my previous artworks as well as any new ones on here. So what's the image below? I could go in detail but why don't you have a look at the deconstruction I posted on Artstation: Simply put, I render most, if not all of my images in Element 3D - a 3rd party Plug-in from VideoCopilot for After Effects. Enjoy! - Tinem
  3. Graphics Enhancements Assembly V7M2 What is GEA? The Graphics Enhancements Assembly includes a lot of textures and settings, allowing you to making your graphics in KSP even better and more colorful. So, what's included in the assembly? 4k & 8k clouds textures for Eve, Kerbin, Duna, Jool and Laythe. 5k lightnings for Eve, Kerbin, Jool and Laythe. 8k auroras for Kerbin, Laythe and Jool. Cloudy weather for Kerbin. Snowstorms for Duna, Kerbin and Laythe. Duststorms for Eve and Duna. Surface glow. Atmospheric scattering for Eve, Kerbin, Duna, Jool and Laythe. Delete previous versions before downloading new ones! Screenshots album [Imgur] Special thanks to: @Astronomer for fantastic textures of lightnings and from AVP [CC-BY-NC-SA] @Thesonicgalaxy for beautiful textures of auroras from Better Atmospheres. [CC-BY-NC] @Artyomka15 for help me with translation of this page. @shaw and @RangeMachine for Texture Replacer. [MIT license] @blackrack for Scatterer. [GPLv3] @Nhawks17 for Real Plume. [CC-BY-NC-SA] @sarbian for Smoke Screen. [BSD 2-Clause licence] @MOARdV for Distant Object. [CC-BY] @CaptRobau for CTTP [CC-BY-NC-SA] A lot of thanks for help to: @Zeka3535 @Artyomka15 @septerflash @Dimon Download GEA from SpaceDock Download GEA from CurceForge THIS MOD IS LICENSED BY CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0
  4. Not sure what is causing this, but on Kerbin at Space Central the entire map is glitchy as heck. At any you try to move the camera around it looks like parts of the ocean are bleeding through the ground. Making any of the facilities unclickable. Another graphics glitch is around Eve. It makes the planet look like a gas giant when you try to zoom in. If anyone recognizes any of these types of Symptoms please chime in to let me know. Here is the entire list of Mods I have installed:
  5. Hi all, just got my Asus GTX1080 and I was stoked to test out KSP with his new gear. Of course, I installed the latest drivers from Nvidia right away. But (sad trumpet). The game systematically crashes badly during load screen, about halfway through the progress bar. When I say "crashes badly", I mean it instantly cuts power to the motherboard and restarts after a few seconds. From the POST screen. Then I downloaded the latest game version from KSP's website (version ID in the launcher is 2152), and things remain the exact same. I changed the graphics settings to "Minimum", just to see if a rewrite of the config file would make things better, but it doesn't. Any idea what's going on? PS: I'm playing vanilla KSP. I do have Avast anti-virus on at all times, although in gaming "silent" mode.
  6. EDIT: I'm not using the Scatterer addon. Problem occurs with Surface FX turned off and Aerodynamic Effects on Very Low. I looked through this forum but couldn't find this. If I overlooked it, please lemme know, so I can chuck this question out/mark it resolved. Since I don't usually hang around in the altitude regime in question, and I can work around it, I'm not desperate for a fix. Would appreciate one, of course. But I'm posting this primarily because I thought someone else might be interested in seeing it. I suspect some stock part of the game may be impacted. When ascending, at 20,000m, the surface of Kerbin rips open into a big black circle - that also blots out the stock parts of the UI. It grows, and grows, and disappears at ~55,000m. During reentry, at about ~55,000m, the big black circle reappears, and shrinks and shrinks until it disappears again at 20,000m. I've observed this over a number of launches over the past few days. In fact, ever since I had managed to overcome recurring crashes by running the game in OpenGL mode. Never saw it before, not even when it would crash, so I strongly suspect it's OpenGL related. It is also, probably, mod-related, simply because of the vast number of mods that I use. However, as you can see in the screenshot and in the video, this circle will blot out all parts of the stock game - including the navball, stock toolbar, etc. But elements added by mods. Such as the AGX window, or the Gravity Turn UI, are not affected. They are not affected. Not even the little Navball Adjuster tab disappears - while the rest of the Navball does. This occurs during launch or reentry, even after flying a whole mission. At 20,000 meters, the surface of Kerbin rips open, the circle grows bigger and bigger, but at about 55,000 meters, it disappears. On the return journey, the big black circle appears at about 55,000 meters, and gets smaller and smaller, disappearing at 20,000m. When I zoom out, it also goes away. But when I zoom back in, and I'm in the affected altitude range between 20km and 55km, the circle reappears, also. In the video, I was already too high when I zoomed back in during the launch, but during the reentry later in the video, you can see behavior with the zoom. I had left the computer on over night, with the game running, before I made the video. Posting a 341 Mb output_log would not help anyone. So I've just restarted the game, same addons, and repeated this flight, same rocket, and saw the same behavior. The much smaller Output_log: The epic list of addons (as extracted from KSP.log, so including every little thing that's packed in with one mod or another):
  7. you used to be able to set shadow cascades to 64 and the shadows would be high res even at far distances but now the shadows are blurry until i come right up in their face, why they do dis?
  8. Hi, so basically whenever I reach high speeds I get what you see in the image, really long poorly detailed heat/air effects. It looks really ugly and I'm not quite sure if it's intended to look that way or not, but I remember being impressed with it the first time I played. That was about a week ago. Any help would be much appreciated.
  9. KSP works fine for 5-10 minutes, then the video card suddenly stops sending any output and my monitor displays "power save mode." Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete brings video back, and I can switch to Task Manager. When I switch back, KSP might be playable for a few more minutes but the video almost always goes out again. I've been playing KSP for a few years but this problem just started happening in February. I suspect it's a Windows or video driver bug because the same thing happens in my current install of 1.3.1 with recent mods removed and in a previous install of 1.3.0 which never had a problem. I can't find a specific activity that triggers the problem. I'm running 64-bit KSP 1.3.1 on Windows 10 version 1709, with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 with driver (current last week). output_log.txt is at Thanks for any suggestions!
  10. After returning from a mission mid-game and full of joy in expectation to spend those 500 freshly earned science-points, I noticed that i was not able to do so: After clicking on the research building, the respective music appeared, but i was still able to see the space center. exiting the facility was only possible by spamming the red exit button top right. The mission control center was still visible but flickered heavily on certain unidentifiable mouse-movements. I tried verifying the game-files and re-installed the game about four times, nothing changed. The Game is pretty much unplayable right now, which is kinda sad, since its my favorite. ANY Help would be appreciated!
  11. Hi So I just sold off my RX 580 graphics card and is currently using my backup GT610, and I am wondering if there are any ways to make ksp playable on that graphics card without sacrificing too much. I have a watercooled R5 1600x CPU and 16 gigs of ram, and I am currently getting around 4 fps with settings maxed out. What can I do to get my framerate above 30 fps while sacrificing the least amount of detail? Thanks!
  12. I cannot find any issues related to this, so I thought I would ask. Steam version, downloaded and reinstalled multiple times over the years. Always worked fine, until recently. Game loads up just fine; no hangups on the load screen at all. Main menu works, in addition to the other settings and such. Loading up the Space Center works as well, with no issues until I enter the Hangar/VAB or the Launchpad/Runway. Hangar/VAB: Cannot see the vehicle being built, at all. I can still select parts, and every menu and button works, yet all I see is a black screen Unless I mouse-over where the vehicle would be to see the highlighted part, I cannot physically see the vehicle. Launchpad/VAB: UI and instrumentation load up. Much like the Hangar/VAB, unable to see the vehicle itself, nor the scenery of the game. I can still launch the vehicle, and all the control are just as responsive, yet again: I cannot see the vehicle. It should be noted, that I can still view the orbital map mode, and the tracking station still works. I have tried to validate files and have reinstalled multiple times, but to no avail. No mods or anything. Kinda sucks, but has anyone had any luck or experience? Specs: Windows 10 (64-bit), i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, 8 GB RAM, GeForce GTX 660M. UPDATE: No progress made, but sometimes I have observed that when i revert a flight back to launch, for a brief moment I am able to see the craft and scenery before, once again, it goes black.
  13. If I try to change my graphics settings from the normal ones, it doesn't work. The "Apply" and "Accept" buttons don't respond to any clicks. If I click "Cancel" and go back into the graphics settings, they'll still be the default ones Yes, I have seen the other forum posts about this. Seemingly, their solution doesn't work. Maybe I'm doing it wrong...? Here's the output log: Thanks for any help!
  14. So, my frame rates are less than 5 when I get high part counts, which is predictable. However, I have a decent rig that can handle most games on ultra to high. My settings are at about mid to low, give or take, as of yesterday, when I tried to see if that would help. With those lowered settings, I'm still under 5 fps and just found that my CPU and card aren't even passing 60%. This just in, I literally see my GPU ramping up to 97% while typing this, for some random reason, so I know that is CAN surpass 60%. So far, I've OC'd using MSI AB and gone into task manager and given KSP_x64.exe "high priority" as opposed the the "normal" it was on, both changing nothing. You can also see that my PC chills at like 30 degrees C, which is great. It's an MSI RX 580 OC 8gb and my video memory is sitting at 1500mb +/-. I can't deduce why this is happening? I get 60fps at the space center, but it's like my PC is too lazy to ramp up when KSP is more demanding. Any help is appreciated.
  15. I know this question had probably been asked many times, but I want to know what graphical mods I should get for my 1.3 install. I've seen many great mods, but I've had lots of trouble getting them to work with the latest version. What are you guys using? Thanks for the help!
  16. Hi.. i want to change my graphics setting in in KSP but it will not apply. i can click the accept and apply button but noting happens. i am using KSP version 1.3.1 without any mods and i have also recently re-installed windows 10 on my PC. Also, i can't find settings.cfg in my game file. here is the output_log Thanks in advance!
  17. FalconFluff

    Kerbol stuttering?

    On a Jool mission I noticed some odd behaviour with the sun, as I timewarped through the system it should be moving across my cvew in a constant, smooth motion, right? Well it seems to 'update' its position every x distance traveled. Is this a bug, or by design, and is there a mod to improve this?
  18. Is there an updated master list of the graphics settings and what they mean? The wiki references 0.24 and the one below is two years old. I'm hoping not only for optimizing my performance on my older machine but to figure out which one is responsible for stopping renders when zooming in too close.
  19. This is my first post, so first of all let me thank you for this great game, my whole family can play. I've bought recently new rig with GTX 1070 and (re-)started playing KSP. I enjoy it very much, but there is one particular rendering bug, that is really annoying - fog/shadow curtain and shadow discontinuities. I have reported it under #15193. But I want to ask you guys if this is well know bug, and if there is anything I can do to mitigate it. I think I tried everything I could find, -force-d3d11 -force-glcore, various shadow cascades settings, Unity rendering settings, all I get is what you see below. Thoughts? Best regards, Adam
  20. Greetings, I have a fresh install of 1.2.1 with no mods. When in the VAB and SPH, moving the camera low and looking up sometimes causes the screen to black out, with the UI still showing. Screenshot included. I have also seen it be black when I first enter the VAB, and then goes to normal once I click a root part. I'm on Windows 7 x64, ATI FirePro graphics. Thanks, Jamie
  21. City Lights for Kerbin and Clouds for Any planet you wish! The config file can be modified to add any number of cloud layers to any planet. Going forward, I will no longer even RESPOND to posts that don't have a good description, a screenshot (if applicable) and a log file. If you don't do this I know you haven't read this, and if you don't read this, I can't really spend the time to help you if you don't attempt to help me. HOW TO GET HELP: FAQ: Is this where all the awesome cloud Reddit photos are from? Yes. Does it confilict with Universe/Texture Replacer? No. What if I only want lights or clouds? You can delete the folders you don't want in GameData/BoulderCo/ How do I install? Dump the contents of the two zip files into your KSP install folder. Make sure to delete any old GameData/EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements or GameData/BoulderCo folder before install. What do I do if I don't get clouds/lights? Probably installed incorrectly. Double check this first. If still nothing, go into KSP_Data and send me the output_log.txt file via pastebin, dropbox, or google docs so i can narrow down the issue. But PLEASE double check that everything was installed correctly first. (you should have BoulderCo and EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements folders in GameData) Going forward, I will no longer even RESPOND to posts that don't have a good description, a screenshot (if applicable) and a log file. If you don't do this I know you haven't read this, and if you don't read this, I can't really spend the time to help you if you don't attempt to help me. HOW TO GET HELP: 1.1-1: Bug fixes, Celestial Shadows. KSP 1.1! 1.05-4: Main Menu clouds, Misc. Fixes, cubemap support, etc. 1.05-1: Reboot. 7-4: License update. 7-3: Fixed RSS compatibility. I still recommend different configs. 7-2: Fixes the config mechanism, adds better support for multiple config files. 7-1: Completely re-did configs, much more accessible to modders. Rename. Added volumetrics. 6-8: -2: Fixed "fadeDist" config problem Moved to new rendering mechanism, changed configs considerably. Slightly better performance. 6-7: Moved to PNG, force mipmap generation. 6-6: 8K texture Fixed texture seam. 6-4: GUI fixes/improvements 6-3: Added choice in shader/spheremapping (default is non-cubic). Back to normal memory usage. 6-2: Memory fixes, Bump map fix. 6-0: Completely re-did the sphere overlays and associated shaders. Textures are now applied via procedural uv inside shader. Main textures are converted to cubic textures and detail and bump are applied as tri-planar. This means poles look perfect. Altered config file format slightly to fit new texture method. Main textures MUST now be 2nXn (width must be twice as long as height). Removed test cloud generation from gui. 5-3: Fixed loading bug for shader params Improved volumetric cloud generation 5-2: Fixed Cloud Save & load Added More Load functionality to clouds Compress textures at load to save an additional ~20MB 5-1: Cloud Config now has entry for GUI hot-key GUI has option for reset. 5: GUI! Access it by ALT+N. UV "Fix". Poles pinch, but it is better than the swirl. Thanks to: @5thHorseman for the lights texture @CaptRobau for the kerbin cloud texture @Lack for the config and additional textures for Eve, Duna, Laythe, and Jool @Tw1 for the new city lights detail texture @therealcrow999 for config updates @NathanKell for Even MORE texture updates @Majiir for overlay examples and hints. @Waz for the UV perturbation code Attempt: Planetary Aurora Planetary Rings! Thick atmosphere/fog for locations like Jool Procedural Cloud Cover Possibly: Actual Cities/Towns/Farms/Roads/etc. Weather Going forward, I will no longer even RESPOND to posts that don't have a good description, a screenshot (if applicable) and a log file. If you don't do this I know you haven't read this, and if you don't read this, I can't really spend the time to help you if you don't attempt to help me. You might think you don't have to post a log or maybe someone has already reported the issue. Doesn't matter. Still need the logs. HOW TO GET HELP: Download: Going forward, I will no longer even RESPOND to posts that don't have a good description, a screenshot (if applicable) and a log file. If you don't do this I know you haven't read this, and if you don't read this, I can't really spend the time to help you if you don't attempt to help me. HOW TO GET HELP: This is done in my spare time, and any contribution helps! Source: License (MIT):
  22. I wonder if reducing number of portrait slots to 0 actually removes IVA and kerbals from processing. If it is not, it should. I tried it when I was desperate for even a small increase of framerate, but got none whatsoever.
  23. Hi everyone, Since about a month or two ago i have some problems with KSP, and perhaps one or two other games. The problem is there are some strange graphical glitches on the screen, like strange lines. I have a video showing the problem in the link on the bottom of my post. Strange this is, i've tried recording it using AMD ReLive to post the problem here (ReLive is the screen recorder built in to the AMD Radeon control panel) but the problem magically went away while recording. It didn't just disappear from the recording, the glitches actually stopped happening. Until i stopped the recording, and the glitches immediately returned. Now the only other game i've seen this problem occurring with is RuneScape (yeah i know) using their 'new' desktop launcher. But i don't play a lot of games lately so it might affect some more. My computer specs are as following: GPU: MSI Radeon R9 290 CPU: AMD FX-8350 RAM: 16GB DDR3 OS: Windows 10 Pro Monitors: 2 Iiyama 1080p monitors KSP version: latest Steam version (1.2.2) I hope this is enough information, if you have some idea's and want to know more specs just ask please. And if someone have seen this problem before and knows of some ways to fix it: please let me know! Video showing the glitching:
  24. Hey guys, I am trying to get the atmosphere on Kerbin looking good but I am getting blocky clouds with sharp edges and bugger all atmosphere glow from orbit... I have EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements, Scatterer and TextureReplacer installed. I am wondering if there are settings that can be adjusted for these mods or is it possibly limitations of my Graphics card? I have a GTX 960 with 2GB ram on it (my system has 24gig ram). I am trying to attach a screen shot but I can't see a button anywhere to attach a pic (only a url link) Any help would be greatly appreciated