Water=4 Plus (More waves, More Detail, All conditions) (HD & LD *SFS* compressed versions)

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Water=4 Plus (More waves, More Detail, All conditions) (HD & LD *SFS* compressed versions)

Post by dr strangelove » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:56 pm

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Water=4 Plus (More Waves, More Detail, All Conditions) (HD & LD SFS* compressed versions)

This is the HD & now a more compatible LD version compressed into an SFS pack in an attempt to further improve system performance & load times

Important !
If you are a beginner at modding please use this version instead
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1721

If you feel you are ok to use this version then proceed


Dr Strangelove 02/11/2017
Water 4 Plus (Larger & more Waves)
.SFS compressed pack version

For...
IL-2 1946 versions : 4.12.2 / 4.13.4

RECOMMENDED VERSION
IF YOU USE MANY OPEN MODS + IF YOU SOMETIMES GET CTD's / USE THIS
Download Compressed SFS Water 4+ (LD VERSION) >
> # WATER_4+_(LARGER_WAVES)_(SFS_PACK)_(LD-Version)_(V1.0)

HIGH DEFINITION VERSION
FOR HIGHER SYSTEM SPECS / USE IF YOU DO NOT EXPERIENCE CTD's / USE THIS IF YOU ARE USING ONLY FEW MODS OR AN SFS BASED MOD-PACK
Download Compressed SFS Water 4+ (HD VERSION)
> WATER_4+_(LARGER_WAVES)_(SFS_PACK)_(V1.0)

MODS MUST BE ENABLED

BACKUP YOUR .rc FILE !!! BEFORE PROCEEDING

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1. Unpack RAR file
2. Copy the file 'WATER_4_plus.sfs' to your 'IL-2 Sturmovik 1946' game folder
3. Navigate to your 'MODS' folder, then to your 'STD'
4. Open in notepad the file .rc
5. Add the following to the end of the file @sfs MOUNT WATER_4_plus.sfs & then save.
6. Start IL-2 & Try !

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There are other ways to mount this SFS file. This is the method for the FreeIL2Modding Mod activator
This is the only method i can support properly

Credits :
1c Maddox
TD
Carsmaster
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Re: Water=4 Plus (More waves all conditions) (HD *SFS* compressed version)

Post by PA_Yren » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:54 pm

Wow... great, doc!!!
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Re: Water=4 Plus (More waves all conditions) (HD *SFS* compressed version)

Post by Squashman » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:29 pm

Nice work Doc
Only just tried this out - not just more waves and white foam, but water texture looks more realistic :D
Also, I tried with the sfs file through JSGME into folder SFS_AUTO - seems to work fine this way as well, and no rc file to change 8-)

Thanks again
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Re: Water=4 Plus (More waves all conditions) (HD *SFS* compressed version)

Post by dr strangelove » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:23 pm

Thank you Squashman ! :)

You are right, the more i use this mod, the water is much nicer , as you say much more realistic. Harder to spot ships etc, but thats how it should be ;)

also thank you for that information
I believe that if you are using the SFS_AUTO folder, any .SFS file contained within this folder will be loaded automatically
however this is because you have the automount command within the ' .rc 'file.

If you are using the FreeIL2Modding mod activator, you will still need to add the lines to the .rc file i have quoted in the first main post


I also take this opportunity to say thank you to 1c + TD + Carsmaster for all their great work on improving the water for IL-2 over the years.
I remember the old days when the water looked very different ;)
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Re: Water=4 Plus (More waves all conditions) (HD *SFS* compressed version)

Post by Squashman » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:08 pm

OK thanks - I use the FreeIL2Modding mod activator in DGen Pack so I will try that.
Thanks once again for all your great work.
Have a good Christmas :D

regards
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Re: Water=4 Plus (More waves all conditions) (HD *SFS* compressed version)

Post by dr strangelove » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:50 pm

Thank you Squashman, it's been a pleasure & thank you for all your feedback. It helps me & others make our work better :)

Have a great Christmas !

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Re: Water=4 Plus (More waves all conditions) (HD *SFS* compressed version)

Post by dr strangelove » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:24 pm

Download LD SFS ver > https://www.mediafire.com/file/93wa44e1 ... 1.0%29.rar

Hi all,
Just to let you know that I ran into issues using a collection of mods using the HD version of this & although there is uncompressed open version here is a an .SFS version of the LD version ( lower definition )
It seems the HD version may be killing the memory limits , I'm not positive yet but I was getting odd erratic CTD using the HD version.

This version solved all my CTD issues.

Same installation instructions apply for this version .
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Re: Water=4 Plus (More waves all conditions) (HD & LD *SFS* compressed versions)

Post by pomak249 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:03 pm

Hi Doc
Do you need water=4 in the conf.ini for this too work?
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Prob a silly question??? LOL
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Re: Water=4 Plus (More waves all conditions) (HD & LD *SFS* compressed versions)

Post by gorez » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:09 pm

Hello everybody! If you register to file. Ps @ sfs MOUNT WATER_4_plus.sfs. departure after 5% of loading
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Re: Water=4 Plus (More waves all conditions) (HD & LD *SFS* compressed versions)

Post by Ice_Eagle » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:47 am

gorez wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Hello everybody! If you register to file. Ps @ sfs MOUNT WATER_4_plus.sfs. departure after 5% of loading
You have to go into IL-2 Sturmovik - 1946\MODS\STD, locate the .RC file and add the line "@sfs MOUNT WATER_4_plus.sfs" without the quotes to it.
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