(mod Download) Tsw 2 Improved Rain Visuals

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  1. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    I've replaced the default looking rain visuals with a brand new, more realistic looking variant. Gone are the white lines taking over the scene and replaced with something much more realistic and less intrusive looking.

    This mod applies to all routes for you to enjoy.

    NOTE: Before installing, please remove my previous rain mod, if you have it installed, and replace it with this one.

    Download here

    Screenshots:
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  2. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Did you do a rain mod already though?
     
  3. hyperlord

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    He did one for the rain and wind sound, too :)
    He is a good guy
     
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  4. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Hello. I did, yes. However that one wasn't as good as this one. I've removed that one as a result.
     
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  5. Allsop4

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    Another good mod sir! Thank you for this. I do wonder though, is there a way to improve the rain droplets on the windscreen? They are very poor in TSW/TSW2. In Train Sim Classic they are handled very nicely. I would hope that the UE4 could do a better job with these.
     
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  6. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. The droplets on the screen, especially on older DLC, is of lower resolution. I tried to increase the resolution, but unfortunately it does not apply to every glass surface on the train. This means you would get a mix of big and small droplets on the glass.

    The water droplet on the windscreen animation is only something DTG can change. I also believe its caped at like 24FPS. The animation feels super choppy when the droplet slides down the glass, despite having a high framerate.
     
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  7. hyperlord

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    I tried the new rain yesterday and had ultra-imersive-luck :)
    The rain was not too strong and the droplets fittet just perfectly. The performance seems to be better, too - could it be that this reflection-effect is gone? Haven't tried a rainy night yet ... besides absolute darkness (in newer routes) the rain (reflections) are the main reason I couldn't see far ahead
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear your enjoying it :) I’ve not noticed any performance differences, however it certainly reflects a lot less because the droplets are smaller.
     
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  9. matinakbary

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    I hope DTG can use and implement your mod as a core feature for everyone together with lightning and thunder and dynamic weather. Did anyone notice that in the last Rush hour roadmap stream Matt quickly implied that a change of the weather system may come as well? I've seen no discussion of that in this forum. But did anyone else heard that he said that on a later stream they may talk about weather as well?
     
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    All I can say it that may be a possibility. No promises yet though ;)
     
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    Sounds promising :D
     
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  12. paul.pavlinovich

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    It works nicely :). Thanks for going to the trouble of making and sharing this.
     
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    Glad you’re enjoying it and it was no trouble at all to make :)
     
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  14. LastTrainToClarksville

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    Your rain, sir, is absolutely apocalyptic! Whew! I'm going to try easing back the precipitation setting a bit before looking at it again, but I do admire the effect you've created, including on windows.
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    LOL.
    If it was green, your screenshots would look like a 'The Matrix' screen saver ;)
     
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    I think I have installed this one and it works fine.
     
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  18. hyperlord

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    Yes I do have this combination running without issues.
     
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    Love this mod when combined with the sky one :)

    I have noticed though that the rain mod seems to cause the overheads on Cathcart to turn green, is anyone else getting this?

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    Ah. I accidentally left this in from my Class 314 weathering enhancement pack, which weathers the wires and gantries. Apologies for this.
     
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    People walking without raincoat or umbrella
    XD
     
  23. LastTrainToClarksville

    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    I've installed the Cab Wind & Rain Sounds mod, but don't notice any difference in sound levels -- is it compatible with the TSWNewRainVisualsV2.0 mod, which I also have installed?
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Yes. My mod is a visual mod, so it shouldn’t have an effect on other people’s sounds mods.
     
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    Thanks! Now I can only think that the Cab Wind & Rain Sounds mod isn't working -- if anything, the cab seems more quiet than before.
     
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    It works just fine, promise.

    If you find the rain is too quiet use the ‘louder rain version’ if you haven’t already.

    It is much more realistic, and you shouldn’t hear an incessant and constant rain noise, as rain doesn’t do that in the real world.
     
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    But that is perfect. You cannot hear rain in an insulated cab unless you're in a monsoon!
     
  28. 5cip

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    can it be that with this mod i have less snowfall ? because when i set heavy snowfall i only get a snow weather like this:

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    or i have some strong artifacts at a few tracks in this next image is hard to see but when in game its like the textures wont load:

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    cheers
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    5cip This mod has no effect on the snow intensity/snow weather. The issue lies with the route/snow effects itself.
     
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    Nice job LM!
    The droplets on the windows could really do with an overhaul from DTG, they look more like drops of wallpaper paste than water. Looking across at the various driving sims, there are some great effects out there that change with the speed of the vehicle. Be nice if the powers that be at Dovetail hired a UE specialist for a few weeks to sort it out. It would make a world of difference to the immersion.
     
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    do you know how i can set intensity of rain/snow ? i have the same intensity on all routes.
     
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    The only way to set the intensity is via the sliders in the menu.
     
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    I agree! The droplets really don’t look that good at all. They look too big for my liking.
     
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    do you know where in the game settings i could find the entry for this if avaible ?
    i guess a mod doesnt exist for that ?
     
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    Entering an entry for it makes no difference. It maxes out at 100% and no, there’s no mod for it.
     
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