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Rareden's Real 8k Skybox for Texture Replacer

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Not kidding. This looks terrible to me.. I can see pixles all over the place. No way this is 8k..

The sky in oblivion looks waaaaay better than this.

I shouldn't be seeing pixles in every star I look at.

I shouldn't be seeing pixles in the milkyway.

I do.

I have only find a very few of these skyboxes that don't have this problem.

I wish this was one of them because it is my favorite.

Do you have the image quality at full size in settings?

Skyboxes are also affected by the quality settings, not only parts.

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I think part of the problem may be using straight cylindrical panoramas as a skybox. Looking online, the instructions for making a proper skybox include pre-processing the image to a spherical projection first. I think the game engine is doing some ugly transformation at load-time to make the cylindrical panoramas work as a skybox, but it's wrecking image quality/resolution in the process.

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If you go to the link, click an image, right click, then view original, you can see the actual image size.

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Hello, these are beautiful but do I need to rename them or change the file extension ? Cant seem to get them to work and also the other skybox was in the EnvMap folder in texture replacer. Do I need to delete them?

it goes in default i think

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I think part of the problem may be using straight cylindrical panoramas as a skybox. Looking online, the instructions for making a proper skybox include pre-processing the image to a spherical projection first. I think the game engine is doing some ugly transformation at load-time to make the cylindrical panoramas work as a skybox, but it's wrecking image quality/resolution in the process.

i made my own by cropping 1 imagwe into 6 small parts, it didnt doistort but they were 49.8 mb each

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Do you have the image quality at full size in settings?

Skyboxes are also affected by the quality settings, not only parts.

i had a massive 48,9mb immage, it had some txture glitches at the join and it was a deep space image from hubble so was more galaxys than solar stars but it looked sweet

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Lost my original copy of this tex replacement a while back, hunted it out earlier, found this post, installed it and was puzzled at how fuzzy it was in game.

Then realised whilst fiddling with files and folders that the images were tiny, around 600k a piece, despite high res.

After some more hunting, i found an original forum post on a Universe Replacer thread by Rareden.

I then stumbled into this link: Raredens HD Skybox rev 4

Which, incidentally, was the one i was looking for and i'm sure you lot are too...

Happy days, chow those snacks if you got 'em. =]

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Maybe someone can do realistic version, that is, aligned correctly to RSS ecliptic and Sun orientation?

Edited by cipherpunks
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I pulled this through Police Grade Image Compression Software for the RAM-saving Kerbalites.

This version is 88.6% smaller in File Size @ only ~1.2% Image Quality Loss.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rtpl3ls0dka8ojm/Raredens_Real_8K_Skybox_ProComp.zip?dl=0

88x31.png

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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I pulled this through Police Grade Image Compression Software for the RAM-saving Kerbalites.

This version is 88.6% smaller in File Size @ only ~1.2% Image Quality Loss.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rtpl3ls0dka8ojm/Raredens_Real_8K_Skybox_ProComp.zip?dl=0

https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-sa/4.0/88x31.png

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

thanks bro

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Noticed this isn't up on CKAN yet (at least not independently from other texture packs).  I started working on a CKAN file for it.

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{
  "spec_version"       : 1,
  "identifier"         : "FwiffoRaredenSkybox",
  "name"               : "Fwiffo's Rareden Skybox",
  "author"             : [ "Rareden", "NoSyMe", "Fwiffo" ],
  "abstract"           : "High quality galaxy skybox, based on Rareden's Real 8k textures.",
  "description"        : "Uses Rareden's Real 8k textures, compressed by NoSyMe with police grade image compression software (88.6% size reduction with only 1.2% quality loss).  See: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/78778-raredens-real-8k-skybox-for-texture-replacer/&do=findComment&comment=2218500",
  "license"            : "CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0",
  "release_status"     : "development",
  "version"            : "1.0",
  "ksp_version_min"    : "1.0.2",
  "ksp_version_max"    : "1.1.99",
  "resources"          : {
    "homepage"         : "http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/78778-raredens-real-8k-skybox-for-texture-replacer/"
  },
  "x_todo"             : "Change link below to cdn.rawgit.com",
  "download"           : "https://rawgit.com/rkagerer/KSP-Fwiffo-Repository/master/Mods/FwiffoRaredenSkybox-1.0.zip",
  "depends"            :
  [
    { "name"           : "TextureReplacer" }
  ],
  "install"            :
  [
    {
      "find"           : "TextureReplacer",
      "install_to"     : "GameData"
    }
  ],
  "x_generated_by"     : "Fwiffo"
}

 

I maintained the original license and credited Rareden and NoSyMe.

Presently it's available in my personal CKAN repository ("Fwiffo | https://github.com/rkagerer/KSP-Fwiffo-Repository/raw/master/CKAN-meta-fwiffo.zip") but once it's been tested and tweaked a bit I may submit it to the master CKAN repo.

Edited by Fwiffo

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9 hours ago, Fwiffo said:

Noticed this isn't up on CKAN yet (at least not independently from other texture packs).  I started working on a CKAN file for it.

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{
  "spec_version"       : 1,
  "identifier"         : "FwiffoRaredenSkybox",
  "name"               : "Fwiffo's Rareden Skybox",
  "author"             : [ "Rareden", "NoSyMe", "Fwiffo" ],
  "abstract"           : "High quality galaxy skybox, based on Rareden's Real 8k textures.",
  "description"        : "Uses Rareden's Real 8k textures, compressed by NoSyMe with police grade image compression software (88.6% size reduction with only 1.2% quality loss).  See: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/78778-raredens-real-8k-skybox-for-texture-replacer/&do=findComment&comment=2218500",
  "license"            : "CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0",
  "release_status"     : "development",
  "version"            : "1.0",
  "ksp_version_min"    : "1.0.2",
  "ksp_version_max"    : "1.1.99",
  "resources"          : {
    "homepage"         : "http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/78778-raredens-real-8k-skybox-for-texture-replacer/"
  },
  "x_todo"             : "Change link below to cdn.rawgit.com",
  "download"           : "https://rawgit.com/rkagerer/KSP-Fwiffo-Repository/master/Mods/FwiffoRaredenSkybox-1.0.zip",
  "depends"            :
  [
    { "name"           : "TextureReplacer" }
  ],
  "install"            :
  [
    {
      "find"           : "TextureReplacer",
      "install_to"     : "GameData"
    }
  ],
  "x_generated_by"     : "Fwiffo"
}

 

I maintained the original license and credited Rareden and NoSyMe.

Presently it's available in my personal CKAN repository ("Fwiffo | https://github.com/rkagerer/KSP-Fwiffo-Repository/raw/master/CKAN-meta-fwiffo.zip") but once it's been tested and tweaked a bit I may submit it to the master CKAN repo.

I am 99% sure the textures are two years old. Have you tested the textures yet?

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9 hours ago, RA3236 said:

I am 99% sure the textures are two years old. Have you tested the textures yet?

Yeah, looks great in 1.1.

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On 6/14/2015 at 0:50 AM, JDBrodie said:

Lost my original copy of this tex replacement a while back, hunted it out earlier, found this post, installed it and was puzzled at how fuzzy it was in game.

Then realised whilst fiddling with files and folders that the images were tiny, around 600k a piece, despite high res.

After some more hunting, i found an original forum post on a Universe Replacer thread by Rareden.

I then stumbled into this link: Raredens HD Skybox rev 4

Which, incidentally, was the one i was looking for and i'm sure you lot are too...

Happy days, chow those snacks if you got 'em. =]

Hey, it looks like that download link is broken now. Can you reupload the files?

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On 4/12/2016 at 9:16 PM, Fwiffo said:

Noticed this isn't up on CKAN yet (at least not independently from other texture packs).  I started working on a CKAN file for it.

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{
  "spec_version"       : 1,
  "identifier"         : "FwiffoRaredenSkybox",
  "name"               : "Fwiffo's Rareden Skybox",
  "author"             : [ "Rareden", "NoSyMe", "Fwiffo" ],
  "abstract"           : "High quality galaxy skybox, based on Rareden's Real 8k textures.",
  "description"        : "Uses Rareden's Real 8k textures, compressed by NoSyMe with police grade image compression software (88.6% size reduction with only 1.2% quality loss).  See: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/78778-raredens-real-8k-skybox-for-texture-replacer/&do=findComment&comment=2218500",
  "license"            : "CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0",
  "release_status"     : "development",
  "version"            : "1.0",
  "ksp_version_min"    : "1.0.2",
  "ksp_version_max"    : "1.1.99",
  "resources"          : {
    "homepage"         : "http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/78778-raredens-real-8k-skybox-for-texture-replacer/"
  },
  "x_todo"             : "Change link below to cdn.rawgit.com",
  "download"           : "https://rawgit.com/rkagerer/KSP-Fwiffo-Repository/master/Mods/FwiffoRaredenSkybox-1.0.zip",
  "depends"            :
  [
    { "name"           : "TextureReplacer" }
  ],
  "install"            :
  [
    {
      "find"           : "TextureReplacer",
      "install_to"     : "GameData"
    }
  ],
  "x_generated_by"     : "Fwiffo"
}

 

I maintained the original license and credited Rareden and NoSyMe.

Presently it's available in my personal CKAN repository ("Fwiffo | https://github.com/rkagerer/KSP-Fwiffo-Repository/raw/master/CKAN-meta-fwiffo.zip") but once it's been tested and tweaked a bit I may submit it to the master CKAN repo.

Thanks for putting this up separately.  It's working well and looks great.

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On 4/25/2016 at 9:47 PM, Iamsodarncool said:

Hey, it looks like that download link is broken now. Can you reupload the files?

It's a mediafire link which has been removed by squad.  Just click on the link and manually insert mediafire and a .com before the  /download

That will fix it.

Edited by Korbit

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Is the skybox supposed to look like this?

g6bX6LX.jpg

Because that is with every setting on full and it is most definitely not satisfactory.

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Hi,

Nice work!

It just installed the "Fwiffo's Rareden Skybox with CKAN. I appear that the North and South sky are switched and both poles are rotated 90 degrees. 

Regards,

Styreen

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Exactly the same as Texturereplacer.

The folder structure is the same.

Edited by TheKurgan

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4 hours ago, TheKurgan said:

Exactly the same as Texturereplacer.

The folder structure is the same.

Is it \GameData\TextureReplacerReplaced\Default ?

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