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Visual Compilation "Adventure is nearest when farthest from home." More videos: Fan art: More Fan art Official pictures: Pictures without Scatterer (performance mode): Hello, Avera9eJoe here! This is Spectra, my ultimatum of a visual pack. A well optimized and yet breathtakingly beautiful revamp of all celestial bodies in KSP, with a pick-and-choose features setup so that you can tailor the mod to what you want. Fly through the geysers on Minmus and Eeloo. Soar across Laythe's glittering bioluminescent sky. Skip across the dust on Minmus, Pol, and Vall. Descend through Eve's mystic clouds. Or like they say, die trying. Spectra is designed for: Performance: While made to be pretty Spectra is as optimized as possible. It runs very well on a high end system and there are ways to squeeze out extra performance as well if need be. In terms of pure FPS values, it's a dead tie with SVE. Beauty: This pack has the greatest visuals I could create, and is perfect for film-making, or sight-seeing. Stock: Spectra does not effect the stock parts, colliders, or physics. All that it adds is purely visual, meaning that craft files and saves with it installed behave exactly as they would in a clean installation, only prettier. Nostalgia: Many visual packs have risen and fallen since EVE was first created in 2012. I asked numerous visual pack authors for permission to use some of their effects, and included many of the best concepts of each into Spectra with an additional level of streamline and polish. This makes Spectra a visual compilation of all great packs that came before it. KSPRC's surface textures, Stock Visual Enhancement's storms and lightning, Better Atmosphere's planetary glow, Astronomer's colors, it's all there. You can view the credits at the bottom of the page to see this in more detail. It's a lot to live up to, and so I hope it meets your expectations. Spectra adds: EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements • 8k clouds to Eve/Kerbin/Jool/Laythe • Auroras to Eve/Kerbin/Duna/Jool/Laythe • Vibrant glow to all planets • Bioluminescence to Laythe • Geysers to Minmus/Eeloo • Fog to Minmus/Vall/Pol • Dust storms to Eve/Duna Scatterer • Sunflare (Custom version of Sunflares of Maar's Phi sunflare) • Atmospheres to Eve/Kerbin/Duna/Jool/Laythe • Oceans to Eve/Kerbin/Laythe ―――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――― Download: Spacedock Official add-ons: RVE64k Kerbin clouds for Spectra (CKAN) (SpaceDock) KSPRC city lights (CKAN) Notice: I recommend installing via CKAN as it is fast, simple, and additionally shows my curated list of recommended mods. Spectra is backwards compatible all the way to KSP v1.3. Licensing: Spectra is licensed as MIT, meaning you are free to edit and redistribute everything in Spectra so long as you give credit where it is due and don't add a more restrictive license. What's mine is yours, and what you do with it is everyone else's. ―――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――― Bad performance? Try these: Remove some extras RealPlume, DistantObjectEnhancement, and Scatterer all tax your GPU. Removing one or more of them (Or any of the other extras) can improve your frames. Remove Scatterer Spectra has backup atmospheres that enable when Scatterer isn't in GameData. Removing Scatterer from GameData will slightly dampen your visuals, but greatly increase your performance. I usually run without Scatterer when not recording because I value my frames. Don't like Spectra but still want to try visual enhancements? Try Stock Visual Enhancements Try Sci-Fi Visual Enhancements Both of these packs are beautiful and unique in very different ways. I highly recommend trying one if Spectra doesn't suit your fancy. Troubleshooting: The sky is all white: This is a Scatterer bug. Try re-downloading and reinstalling Scatterer. Re-download is important. Duna is completely blue (more than in the trailer/pictures): You probably clicked `save` in the EVE GUI. Pressing save breaks some of my ModuleManager configs. Don't press save and you'll be fine. If you do press save, reinstalling Spectra will fix this. Credits: @Benzo Kerman Building almost exclusively the release to 1.6.0 @blackrack's Scatterer Atmospheric scattering and tinting with custom configs. Ocean shaders. @JadeOfMaar's Sunflares of Maar Spectra uses a more stockalike version of Jade's Primus sunflare. Inspiration: @Astronomer's Astronomer's Visual Pack - Interstellar V2 - I can't thank you enough for what you've done for your ground breaking work on the aesthetics of KSP. Thank you! Bioluminescence on Laythe @Proot's KSPRC v1.0.5 - concept image post by @drswagboss from December 2015. Focus your eyes on the textures from low-orbit. Surface textures Ablation on Moho Green-tinted Eve Warped clouds on Laythe Geysers on Eeloo @Galileo's SVT and GPP - Your works are incredible... Thanks for all the help and advice. Lightning Terrain scatters @erona's and @Thesonicgalaxy's Better Atmospheres - The original mod that added glow to non-atmospheric bodies. If you said this is where it all started, you wouldn't be wrong. Blue Duna Cloud textures @panzer1b's Sci-Fi Pack - Your pack is incredible! If you don't have the PC to run Spectra, definitely try SciFi. Proving that planet glow can still be done in new EVE, and look even better than before.
Note: GGE and GGE-Moons are now integrated with KSRSS! Unlike most mods I can send a thousand screenshots and you still won't understand the beauty of this mod. So here's two videos! Still confused? This mod includes a variety of other features such as: -16k Textures with 6 bands for Jupiter. -16k Textures with 8 bands for Saturn. -10k Rings for Saturn. -4k Textures for Uranus with 4 bands. -8k Textures for Neptune with 5 bands. -All bands utilize UV Noise causing them to wiggle and move over time. -Tilt for Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune. -New optional rings for Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus. -Scatterer fixes for KSRSS's gas giants. -Fixes Titan in KSRSS. -Full revamps of Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Gallery bellow Compatibility This mod is not standalone is designed to work with other visual packs. In other words this mod works with other visual packs. This mod is also designed to be compatible with both RSS and KSRSS with no additional patches needed. Download | LATEST RELEASE 0.6 Primary -https://github.com/ballisticfox/GasGiantsEnhanced/releases/tag/v0.6 Backup/CKAN - https://spacedock.info/mod/2969/Gas Giants Enhanced Notice & Licensing This mod is still very "tech-demoish". Gameplay friendliness is not completely guaranteed and you may have serious performance hits using this mod. This mod is license under CC-BY-NC-SA. You may use textures in this mod. Credit must be given. May not redistribute textures for commercial purposes. Must be under CC-BY-NC-SA. Credits files are provided in each texture set, if you want to use the textures, just throw the credits from the folder into your texture folder. Want more? The final plan of this mod is to completely remake all current gas giant moons and add more minor moons.
(1.11) LizardMan's Visual Collection
LizardMan posted a topic in KSP1 Mod Releases...A VISUAL COLLECTION Hello! This is the LizardMan's Visual Collection, which not only provides amazing look, but is also highly editable. there are plenty of TUFX settings to choose from and you can customize the easily accessible settings to your liking. With this modpack you can make stunning cinematic videos and pictures. Why is this for? Looks: This modpack is designed to make celestial bodies and spaceships more stunning, detailed and realistic. Simplicity: This means you don’t have to bother with settings. I tried to set everything up to be in the best, most beautiful form. I also considered showing only images that look exactly like the freshly installed modpack. Always up to date: I make sure this modpack is always up to date, works on the latest versions. Just visual: It doesn't change anything in the mechanics of the game. Features: 43k clouds to Kerbin 8k clouds to Laythe, Jool, Eve High resolution terrain textures Stock parts don’t change in their operation, they only get reflective textures. Planet shine Atmospheres High resolution sunflare Better oceans Auroras Fog Important note! This modpack is currently under development. bugs can easily occur in it. [Download link removed by moderator, pending license details] Licensing: CC-BY-NC-SA Credits: @blackrack for scatterer @Shadowmage for textures unlimited and TUFX @Astronomer for Astronomer Visual Pack @TheDarkBadger for Distant object enhancement @shaw for texture replacer Inspiration: Avera9eJoe's Spectra
PartVariant Color Tinting
Electrocutor posted a topic in KSP1 Mods DiscussionsAllow color tinting on all parts: stock or mod. Requires: ModuleManager Instructions: Create a new text file under \GameData with extension .cfg (f.e. ColorTinting.cfg) Copy and paste one of the following into the file and save it. Natural Color System (NCS) Pigments (CMYK) KSP Colors (this is the one most people would want)
KSPRC vs SVE vs AVP vs Spectra.
catloaf posted a topic in KSP1 Mods DiscussionsWhich visual pack should I use and why?
Installing visual mods for myself was very frusturating, because they often were outdated and didnt work on CKAN. I would install the mods, and then they just didnt work. Because I know the struggle, I thought I would save it for others wanting visual mods by compiling all of the mods and necessities (other than ModuleManager) in one zip file. This file contains the following mods: PlanetShine: Adds a reflection to ships near a bright planet Scatterer: Adds atmospheric scattering, sunflare, eclipse shadows, etc. DistantObjectEnhancment: Enhances distant crafts and celestial bodies, and adds dynamic skybox dimming Environmental Visual Enhancements and Stock Visual Enhancements: Adds auroras, city lights (only on Kerbin), clouds, and a better Jool texture on bodies with an atmosphere. Real Plume: Adds much better engine thrust visuals SmokeScreen: Allows Real Plume to work Pood's 8k Milky Way Skybox: A beautiful skybox of the real milky way based on NASA data TextureReplacer: Allows Pood's Skybox to work I have left out ModuleManager. Make sure to install it to allow Module Manager before installing these mods. Module Manager is a necessity for most mods anyway. https://github.com/sarbian/ModuleManager Here is the zip file containing the mods [snip] Instructions for install: 1. Download and unzip the .zip file 2. Copy the contents of the downloaded GameData folder (NOT the folder itself, the CONTENTS within it) into KSP's GameData folder. (Remember you need ModuleManager) 3. Open KSP and enjoy! I chose to use the medium resolution textures for stock visual enhancements, which are best suited for average systems. This works good on my pretty weak laptop. If you want to change this, follow these instructions: 1. Visit this website https://github.com/Galileo88/StockVisualEnhancements/releases/tag/1.0.8 2. Download your desired texture resolution (Low res for lesser operating systems, high res for good operating systems) 3. Unzip the file 4. Go to the StockVisualEnhancements folder that you have installed in KSP's GameData folder and delete the "Textures" Folder 5. Drop the new "Textures" file you have just download into the "StockVisualEnhancemets" folder If you have any questions, feel free to reply.
[1.7.3] Graphics Enhancements Assembly (GEA)
Davian Lin posted a topic in KSP1 Mod ReleasesGraphics Enhancements Assembly: New Age V7M3.1 Graphics Enhancements Assembly: Lite V1.04 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? GEA: New Age: 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. Storms for Eve and Duna. Surface glow. Atmospheric scattering for Eve, Kerbin, Duna, Jool and Laythe. GEA: Lite: Clouds textures for Eve, Kerbin, Duna, Jool and Laythe. Auroras for Kerbin and Laythe Cloudy weather for Kerbin. Snowstorms for Kerbin and Laythe. Storms for Duna. 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] A lot of thanks for help to: @Zeka3535 @Artyomka15 @septerflash @Dimon Download GEA: New Age from SpaceDock Download GEA: New Age from CurceForge Download GEA: Lite from Github THIS MOD IS LICENSED BY CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0
IAmNotCreative_21 posted a topic in KSP1 Mod Development[Removed by moderation] Ok yes it was taken down I am to busy to maintain this but it is pretty much KSPRC adapted to new versions. You see I didn't think people would care and yes most people don't but I will work on this and maybe someday release this without legal issues and stuff. But at the moment I i'm to busy so i am sorry and honestly I don't care anymore. Maybe some day when @Proot bothers to answer replies when i'm out of college I will remake this mod but right now i'm to busy and yeah i'm in middle school so yeah. So use this instead: or until i get premission it will be just for me to adaptation of KSPRC. [snip]