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[0.25] Astronomer's Visual Pack - Interstellar V2

Which features do you like the most?  

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  1. 1. Which features do you like the most?

    • Semi-Procedural Auroras
      147
    • Clouds for Eve & Jool
      216
    • 29MB Lightning
      112
    • Lens Flare
      111
    • Snow
      152
    • Sandstorms and Surface Dust
      250
    • Atmospheric Scattering
      197
    • Interstellar Music Replacement
      100
    • New Sun
      109
    • Surface Glow
      148


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ALMOST EVERY FEATURE IS OPTIONAL

65536 x 65536px cloud layer detail (always sharp).

All-new semi-procedural auroras for Kerbin, Duna, Eve, Laythe, and Jool.

Realistic Jool with 7 different 8K texture layers.

Snow on Kerbin, Duna, and Laythe's poles.

Added lightning to Kerbin, Duna, and Laythe (pictures by Estron).

Space-Engine-ish HD lens flares (download the updated version here).

Taller realistic sandstorms on Duna.

Blue-Green Nebula and FTL's Purple Nebula Skyboxes.

Go inside the Sun (Sunshine) or turn inside of the sun into a wormhole.

Interstellar music replacement which plays both in space and atmo, shuffled.

More advanced atmospheric scattering.

City lights greatly improved - Kerbin is now populated much more realistically.

No more black clouds on either pole of any body that has them - all cloud textures were remade.

Many more features which I don't want to spoil. Really - there's a lot of stuff.

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The pack now contains low, mid, and high resolution textures to choose from. People who experienced crashes should no longer. Now everyone should be able to run it (and with some mods too)!

Updated Features:

Updated the Lens Flare to the one you see in my screenshots.

Added two optional Holiday Season City Lights.

Eve has denser cloud cover on lower three layers.

Jool's cloud layers have been slowed down to realistic velocities.

Improved lightning hue (made it brighter and less blue). Added lightning to Eve.

Copied my breathing sound to core mod.

Fixes:

Reformatted all B/W textures from RGB to Greyscale (but some already were).

Fixed TextureReplacer link and added a link to the Forum Thread.

Improved/added some instructions.

Removed the Sony Vegas file that was created when I edited the breathing sound.

Some of the installation process has been altered.

Removed Features:

Removed skyboxes I made. There is now a link to download them separately.

Removed Main Menu Logo (89MB). It's still available in the original release.

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LICENSE

You may share any cfg you want as long as it is modified. Preferably so as to make it compatible with a mod (ex: RSS).

REDDIT POST

This thread is the place to post screenshots, discuss the new features, and report/fix any issues.

EVE-specific issues may have already been resolved on the EVE Forum Thread.

It seems people are having texture bugs with AlternativeTextureLoader. I would stay away from it for now.

Edited by technicalfool
Adfly link removed

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Do not go gentle in to that good night...

Nice as always. But why did you cut back on Kerbin's clouds? They looked so cool

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Does that mean Kerbin has less clouds?

Perfect, now one might actually see something.

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Awesome, I have been waiting for this. Great work and nice style.

btw your name is my brother and my name combined. Heh

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Awesome, I have been waiting for this. Great work and nice style.

btw your name is my brother and my name combined. Heh

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing what people make with all of this.

There are three people. A triangle has 3 sides. This is the third update I uploaded to Curse. My user title is "Head of the Illuminati".

Coincidence? I think not. Half Life 3 confirmed.

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If I'm running on 4 GB of 64 bit windows*, how would this run...

*Not that 64 bit matters with 4 GB

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"Semi-Procedural Auroras" more like semi-procedural fedoras.

Edited by HatBat

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yes yes yes yes yes

I have been waiting for this for so long and now Im so happy its out now :D!

Thank you!

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If I'm running on 4 GB of 64 bit windows*, how would this run...

*Not that 64 bit matters with 4 GB

You should get at least 8 GB of RAM to play KSP anyhow (especially if you install other mods as well). ATM doesn't do much and OpenGL crashes on start. 8 would be perfect. More is better (until 12 GB, above useless).

Finally on KSP Forums :D

I love Interstellar, especially when [removed by Squad].

I need x64 because this thing is overwhelming a x86, even with ATM (OpenGL crashes it on start)

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You should get at least 8 GB of RAM to play KSP anyhow (especially if you install other mods as well). ATM doesn't do much and OpenGL crashes on start. 8 would be perfect. More is better (until 12 GB, above useless)

Well I stream and run my own YouTube channel with only 4 GB so I don't exactly agree with your first sentence, but you are saying I should have a PC with 8 GB ram to run this properly from what I get. I should be getting a better computer in the nearing future, so this info is very useful. Thanks!

- Oh and as to your forum title, that's a cool fighter plane. I might use that as some concept...

Edited by Avera9eJoe

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I noticed when I installed the optional features that they kept replacing a thumbs.dlb folder. Does this mean the last one I installed will be the only one that will function?

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I downsized the aurora to 2048X1024 can't notice a difference from space and saved a few hundred MB of RAM.

Mun glow is excellent, finally a good replacement for Better Atmosphere's glow, which was great compared to stock but a little too much in the contrast department IMO. Also like how the glow appears in flight near Mun, whereas BA's glow fell off a lot when approaching the Mun in flight.

Since lightning is hard to take screenshots of, how would one modify the config to have it show up like a cloud layer so it's always visible? Then you can pause the game, take a screenshot, use the GUI to remove the lightning layer, take another screenshot and then composite them and remove any lightning you want so only a few bursts are in the final image. I use the same technique to ensure no aurora shows up in daylight in my images.

Edited by Gaiiden

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Well I stream and run my own YouTube channel with only 4 GB so I don't exactly agree with your first sentence, but you are saying I should have a PC with 8 GB ram to run this properly from what I get. I should be getting a better computer in the nearing future, so this info is very useful. Thanks!

- Oh and as to your forum title, that's a cool fighter plane. I might use that as some concept...

Yeah. That was wrong. Sorry. Usually I when I play KSP, it is with many mods and much multitasking. If you want more RAM you can just get another 4 GB bar provided you have a slot and a matching system (DDRsomething).

if you made a F-302 in the stream I would be fascinated !

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Yeah. That was wrong. Sorry. Usually I when I play KSP, it is with many mods and much multitasking. If you want more RAM you can just get another 4 GB bar provided you have a slot and a matching system (DDRsomething).

if you made a F-302 in the stream I would be fascinated !

:P I run stock parts and use only visual enhancers (Plus atmospheric trajectories) so that's probably why I can run fine. Yeah I would get more ram but I don't have the slot, OR the matching system XD. I don't know if I'll make one in stream but if I decide to model a plane off of an F-302, I'll send you a link ;). Anyways back on topic...

I love the planet glow for sure.

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Nice! Does this use EVE 7-4, 9.2 overhaul or 9.3??

On a side note, it is about time you put up a forum thread for (atleast one of) your pack(s)! :P Will get to playing soon!

Edit 1: Also, after having a bit of a read, what's atmospheric scattering?

Edit 2: Also, in any future updates (hopefully before you go) would you consider 'removing' the white horizons, similar to the other packs?

I already have. Look through the Overhaul - PARADISE update. Although I did change the color since. Can't say when or if I will finish PARADISE.

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Is there any reason you removed the phosphorescent clouds on Laythe? I have been looking forward to this pack quite a bit, and it looks incredible, but between Laythe clouds and the astonishingly thin clouds on Kerbin I actually reinstalled Edge of Oblivion instead. Maybe I just installed wrong? I really loved Laythe's clouds.

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