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Replace files in folder Test Drive Unlimited Daydream\Euro\Bnk

For correct operation, you need a Fix Map in TDUMT!

In this archive, these files have a different size from the original. The registry checks this and will not start the game until this error is fixed. To do this, you need the Magic MAP Tool. The easiest way to use it is to download TDUMT 1.10.2 or 1.13 and there press MAP Tool -> Fix All


 

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Hiya, this is absolutly brilliant but can I mess with the ini to make the darkest areas a bit brighter ?.....it really shouldnt be that dark on a sunny day even in shadows etc !.

Also any suggestions as to grass as I have always simply set 0s for verynear as its so distracting having that draw as you drive along whereas med and far distaces are fine as you barely ever notice them - all the best and thank you for this mod.

ps....what is meant by fix map please ?.

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6 hours ago, Gelde said:

Hiya, this is absolutly brilliant but can I mess with the ini to make the darkest areas a bit brighter ?.....it really shouldnt be that dark on a sunny day even in shadows etc !.

Also any suggestions as to grass as I have always simply set 0s for verynear as its so distracting having that draw as you drive along whereas med and far distaces are fine as you barely ever notice them - all the best and thank you for this mod.

ps....what is meant by fix map please ?.

1)If you make dark areas a little brighter, they will overexpose unnaturally. It's just the contrast is matched. And in general I do not see any reason to change something there, since everything is very finely selected there and many people like it. You can experiment purely for yourself.

2)At the expense of the grass, I do not quite understand, here I ask for more details.

3)Fix MAP is a special operation that replaces the size of files in the registry. In this archive, their files have a different size from the original. The registry fixes this and will not start the game until this error is fixed. To do this, you need the Magic MAP Tool. The easiest way to use it is to download TDUMT 1.10.2 or 1.13 and there press MAP Tool -> Fix All

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Hi again, it was just a thought on the darker areas - its fine to play and I do really like it !......the grass however is doing away with it drawing in so close to you as you drive along - simply making the nearest setting all 0 stops it doing this and the lets the medium and far distance settings flow in normally, with a couple tweaks to make it smoother and not "pop" in as it used to.

Ive spent hours tweaking the fx.ini for grass and found nothing that would alleviate it as the 3 distances cant be changed, unless you know something about that ?....

Anyway heres what I did to grass and frankly I think it works nicely as you almost never notice it poppin in - of course it still does to an extent but the only drawback is its not as plush up close but it is consistant so.....

[GRASS]

NBELTULTRANEAR                    = 1200
NBELTNEAR                    = 1500
NBELTFAR                    = 1200

ALPHASTARTULTRANEAR                = 0.0
ALPHALENGTHULTRANEAR                = 0.0
SCALESTARTULTRANEAR                = 0.0
SCALELENGTHULTRANEAR                = 0.0
SCALEFACTORULTRANEAR                = 0.0

ALPHASTARTNEAR                    = 80.0
ALPHALENGTHNEAR                    = 65.0
SCALESTARTNEAR                    = 5.0
SCALELENGTHNEAR                    = 35.0
SCALEFACTORNEAR                    = 1.0

ALPHASTARTFAR                    = 200.0
ALPHALENGTHFAR                    = 700.0
SCALESTARTFAR                    = 75.0
SCALELENGTHFAR                    = 100.0
SCALEFACTORFAR                    = 1.0

ALPHAREF                    = 150.0

HEIGHTGRASS                    = 0.5
WIDTHRATIOGRASS                    = 2.3
SIZEDELTAGRASS                    = 0.3

HEIGHTBUSHES                    = 1.5
WIDTHRATIOBUSHES                = 1.0
SIZEDELTABUSHES                    = 0.3

 

Its a mish mash of original and platinum settings kinda ironed out a bit - as I say I spent hours tweaking with all manner of silly numbers and overall this worked nicely....any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated, and again thank you for this amazing mod.

ps....I didnt change anything or use tdumt at all and this mod just worked - the only thing I noticed is the map was a little shaded perhaps - everything just worked as it should ??......all I did was base tdu with carpack and 1.66a then pp then this mod and finally my grass tweaks - oh and put in the 4gb exe and hdu files from the 1.12 patch extras....it just worked !.....and is brilliant !.....

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Hi again - Just tried RC2 and RC3 and the dark areas are better in 2 but 3 is so overblown now !.....Im sory to be a pain and I know how much time and effort you put in so please understand Im not trying to annoy you or come accross like an entitled p***k - its just the shadows were almost black in 1 making some areas a pain to see, in 2 it was all a little better and aside shadows being different from cars it was overall far better for driving about......but 3 is too bright overall full stop....also did you mean to leave the original bnk files in 3 as both previous releases had updated files - or at least newer by date ?......thank you for all the effort once again and trust me I know how modding takes huge time and effort.

What do I need to change to lower the overall brigtness in the ini's ?.....that aside this is absolutly brilliant !.

Btw is it possible this just worked for me as I havent actually installed tdu - I did years ago and applied the ncd patch then simply zipped up the entire folder and when I want to play just unzip it and make a desktop shortcut (Ive always done ncds since magic carpet 1 killed a mitsumi fx300 cd rom - not cheap back then !) - so it makes any reg entries when I kick it up first time - same for all games I own btw, saves hassle, the only thing is to have all vcredists installed which wizzard at tpu handily pack together now......

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On 1/31/2021 at 7:55 PM, Gelde said:

Hi again - Just tried RC2 and RC3 and the dark areas are better in 2 but 3 is so overblown now !.....Im sory to be a pain and I know how much time and effort you put in so please understand Im not trying to annoy you or come accross like an entitled p***k - its just the shadows were almost black in 1 making some areas a pain to see, in 2 it was all a little better and aside shadows being different from cars it was overall far better for driving about......but 3 is too bright overall full stop....also did you mean to leave the original bnk files in 3 as both previous releases had updated files - or at least newer by date ?......thank you for all the effort once again and trust me I know how modding takes huge time and effort.

What do I need to change to lower the overall brigtness in the ini's ?.....that aside this is absolutly brilliant !.

Btw is it possible this just worked for me as I havent actually installed tdu - I did years ago and applied the ncd patch then simply zipped up the entire folder and when I want to play just unzip it and make a desktop shortcut (Ive always done ncds since magic carpet 1 killed a mitsumi fx300 cd rom - not cheap back then !) - so it makes any reg entries when I kick it up first time - same for all games I own btw, saves hassle, the only thing is to have all vcredists installed which wizzard at tpu handily pack together now......

in RC3 it is possible to return the general picture from RC2, for this you need to disable HDR. Have you tried this?

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