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Disable Grass (Transparent ReTex) (1.0)
Filename: disable_grass_transparent_retexv1.zip


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Serenade28
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02-22-2010
Call of Pripyat (Any Version)
Call of Pripyat > Mods


Average User Rating: 7.3
Number of Votes: 6
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Disable Grass (Transparent ReTex) (1.0) - File Description  


Description:
This mod simply disables visual grass by replacing the existing textures with a 100% opaque set that makes it 'vanish' from ingame render. This does NOT affect bushes and larger flora, only Grass (manipulated by detail slider).

I made this for myself since my computer can't keep up with the better graphical features, so I simply cut the losses and disable grass completely to inch a better framerate, and eliminate the rather silly 'end grass' render as I run across the zone!

And lastly...
THIS IS A SIMPLE TEXTURE REPLACER! NO NEW SAVE REQUIRED!

Enjoy! big grin



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Disable Grass (Transparent ReTex) (1.0) - Readme  
Readme File:
Name: Disable Grass (Transparent ReTex)
Version: 1.0
Date: 2010.2.20
Requirements: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (Any Version)
Author: Serenade28 (Serenade01@hotmail.com)

About
=====
This mod simply disables visual grass by replacing the existing
texture with a 100% opaque set to make the visuals 'disappear'
THIS IS A SIMPLE TEXTURE REPLACER! NO NEW SAVE REQUIRED!


Install
=======
1. Extract the gamedata folder to your
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat directory.

2. Change the $game_data$ line in fsgame.ltx to look like below:
$game_data$ = true| true| $fs_root$| gamedata


Compatibility to other mods
===========================
Some mods that retexture or rework the scenery might use the
same file (White Mod, or CoPGreen). To install this properly,
install your graphical mods of choice, than overwrite them
with these variants.


Uninstall
=========
Delete the following files from your gamedata directory

...gamedatalevelszatonbuild_details.dds
...gamedatalevelsjupiterbuild_details.dds
...gamedatalevelspripyatbuild_details.dds


Disable Grass (Transparent ReTex) (1.0) - User Comments  
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Total comments: 11 | Last comment: 04-21-2011 at 10:30

 #1 - 02-23-2010 at 17:30
meX0r_3
From: (California)
Joined: January 9th, 2005
Posts: 48
Handy if you are making a do-it-yourself winter mod, thank you smile

 #2 - 02-25-2010 at 12:11
Rivnat
From: (Nova York)
Joined: September 15th, 2008
Posts: 64
The game without the grass look like a little strange '-'

But great mod... It will help people who don't have a good configuration pc ;D

 #3 - Does it improve framerate? - 03-02-2010 at 11:36
ANTIDEAD
Joined: June 24th, 2009
Posts: 7
I notice in the last two screenshots the frames per second is higher in the one with normal grass. My computer is slow so I'm wondering does it really improve the framerate?

 #4 - 03-02-2010 at 20:38
dskidz
From: (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Joined: July 22nd, 2006
Posts: 5
Ok so the mod is changing the textures but not removing the polygons themselves?
I don't think this will increase performance unless the engine ignores polygons with textures that are completely opaque. I don't think it does.

 #5 - 03-05-2010 at 15:28
BosnisHazard
From: (Bosanski Petrovac)
Joined: May 19th, 2007
Posts: 163
Well,since the textures aro small or even to no size it should affect the performance.They use less video memory. Rock

 #6 - 03-10-2010 at 09:36
X_Refracted_Dragon_X
From: (Melbourne, Victoria)
Joined: July 7th, 2003
Posts: 60
Doesn't the grass slider at minimum in the video options essentially do what this mod does, but in a proper sort of way?

 #7 - 03-16-2010 at 20:51
Orme
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Joined: March 15th, 2010
Posts: 2
Sadly those screenshots ARE minimum grass smile

 #8 - agreed - 'end grass' is stupid. - 03-19-2010 at 17:49
0s1r1s
From:
Joined: October 12th, 2005
Posts: 14
I must admit, this was one of the most frustrating problems with the graphical content of all three games. The rendering is pathetic. Even if I have the viewing distance dropped down to create 'fog of war', or whatever you want to call it, that stupid grass rendering failure really gets on my nerves.

I agree, it's almost worth just getting rid of it. I mean, the graphics aren't really that good in this game anyway any more. If you compare this to Bioshock2, Far Cry 2 or even Crysis it looks more like a 1990's game.

Although, as others have said, the slider will allow this feature to be almost non-existent anyway. Top marks for initiative though dude. big grin

 #9 - Great mod - 03-27-2010 at 00:21
jamit
Joined: March 27th, 2010
Posts: 1
Love this mod, the grass texture popping cannot be solved with game settings, no matter where you place the grass density slider. This is the only thing that will fix the horrible grass popping which spoils the game no matter how fast your gaming machine is. Thanks for solving this problem and please, please make one for STALKER and Clear Sky as well.

 #10 - 02-17-2011 at 10:46
LoNer1
From: (Amsterdam)
Joined: October 30th, 2008
Posts: 196
What you all have to do is resize the pic to 1x1 pixel, that saves the polygon problem, because it loads for every grass object in game the texture, that is transparent and 1x1px. So less memory load.

 #11 - 04-21-2011 at 10:30
Niksson
From: (South Pole)
Joined: October 29th, 2010
Posts: 16
Great work, simple but effective. This mod is great for older computers like mine. big grin



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