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    If you happen to run Il-2 on directX or hardware shaders=0, it really is your lucky day. The following was posted elsewhere by a chap called Zaelu:

    HDR/Bloom lighting mod
    I don't know if you saw it on DCS BS (LockOn ru) forums but, there is a mod for HDR/Bloom lighting. The mod is made third party and apparently not made especially for Lock On but it is running in DirectX.

    I thought I would give you a heads-up here so maybe there is a guy who can understand what this mode does and how it works and maybe he can implement it in Il-2... maybe even OpenGl .


    Here is the creator site:

    http://boris-vorontsov.narod.ru

    And here is the mod for lock on (basically is the same dll for every game)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?lmhyt2jtffd

    and some pics with the effect in Lock On

    off
    http://www.mediahump.com/image/83187/

    on
    http://www.mediahump.com/image/83188/

    off
    http://www.mediahump.com/image/83189/

    on
    http://www.mediahump.com/image/83190/

    the original thread on DCS forums:

    http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=29752
    Several people have tried it out (myself included) and it is just a matter of putting the two files in your 1946 directory and running in DirectX mode rather than OpenGL. For precautionary measures, I backed up my original conf.ini first though.

    Fire up the game and fly as usual. The unedited shots below were taken by Avala without adjustments to the basic applications settings.

    The creator of this little app has said that converting it to work in OpenGL (and therefore Perfect settings) is indeed posssible, but he has not worked in GL for years and is unlikely to do the conversion.

    I'd like to see the word spread around a bit, in the hope that someone in the community has the knowledge to convert this for Il-2 in openGL.

    I think you'll agre that the effects are very beatiful and if refined, have great promise for the game.





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    If anyone would care to try it in FSX.....


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    If you happen to run Il-2 on directX or hardware shaders=0, it really is your lucky day. The following was posted elsewhere by a chap called Zaelu:

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> HDR/Bloom lighting mod
    I don't know if you saw it on DCS BS (LockOn ru) forums but, there is a mod for HDR/Bloom lighting. The mod is made third party and apparently not made especially for Lock On but it is running in DirectX.

    I thought I would give you a heads-up here so maybe there is a guy who can understand what this mode does and how it works and maybe he can implement it in Il-2... maybe even OpenGl .


    Here is the creator site:

    http://boris-vorontsov.narod.ru

    And here is the mod for lock on (basically is the same dll for every game)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?lmhyt2jtffd

    and some pics with the effect in Lock On

    off
    http://www.mediahump.com/image/83187/

    on
    http://www.mediahump.com/image/83188/

    off
    http://www.mediahump.com/image/83189/

    on
    http://www.mediahump.com/image/83190/

    the original thread on DCS forums:

    http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=29752
    </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Several people have tried it out (myself included) and it is just a matter of putting the two files in your 1946 directory and running in DirectX mode rather than OpenGL. For precautionary measures, I backed up my original conf.ini first though.

    Fire up the game and fly as usual. The unedited shots below were taken by Avala without adjustments to the basic applications settings.

    The creator of this little app has said that converting it to work in OpenGL (and therefore Perfect settings) is indeed posssible, but he has not worked in GL for years and is unlikely to do the conversion.

    I'd like to see the word spread around a bit, in the hope that someone in the community has the knowledge to convert this for Il-2 in openGL.

    I think you'll agre that the effects are very beatiful and if refined, have great promise for the game.





    One from me. Couldn't resist:




    If anyone would care to try it in FSX.....


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    WOWSKI!! that really looks amazing,got every finger crossed for this one
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    Just tried it myself, great stuff!!

    The obvious downside is that the DX mode in IL-2 is lacking most of the shader eye-candy.

    I hope somebody is able to convert this to work with OpenGL

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    Really, really nice. DX shows smoother textures and gameplay anyway, but with this program DX really got some great advantages IMHO.
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    Wow the clouds look nice too! Are they affected by the bloom effect too?

    Cheers, MP.
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    If you are talking about their colour... then yes.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
    Wow the clouds look nice too! Are they affected by the bloom effect too?

    Cheers, MP. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Yes, the whole display is effected by the bloom, it just depends how bright objects are. Clouds are really great to look at, but even better are bright skins on planes and with more effects (shadows, etc) enabled, the whole interface and all looks pretty cool weathered.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
    Wow the clouds look nice too! Are they affected by the bloom effect too?

    Cheers, MP. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">"Yes, the whole display is effected by the bloom, it just depends how bright objects are. Clouds are really great to look at, but even better are bright skins on planes and with more effects (shadows, etc) enabled, the whole interface and all looks pretty cool weathered.

    greets
    Capt.LoneRanger" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    LOL NO!

    That is infact a very nicely done Mod. The colour of the clouds is effected, but that is an incredably well done REPAINT of the Cloud TGA!
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