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#1 Strielkow

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 21:13

MattM has created a mod that disables exhaust smoke. It has great impact on fps, so I think it's good to make a separate thread about it.

You can find original post here: http://riseofflight....=exhaust smoke 

Here is the link to the mod:
http://riseofflight....le.php?id=30930" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">download/file.php?id=30930

Unzip this file and put the .txt in your ROF\data\luascripts folder.

Thanks, MattM!

(We can only hope, that developers will optimise the smoke in some way, or give an option to change its quality/impact)

 

[EDIT by Panthercules - many of the links in these old threads got broken by the switch to the new Forum software platform, and I have been unable to fix some of them.  I have made a JSGME-ready copy of MattM's modded file available here:  http://www.mediafire...l_for_JSGME.zip - I've tested it with version 1.037 of RoF and it appears to work for removing the aircraft exhaust smoke.]


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#2 DidNotFinish

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 22:57

Wow, ask and you shall receive I suppose. :P
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#3 Panthercules

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:08

Interesting - tried it in an HCL2, and it did seem to get rid of the exhaust smoke, but I only saw about a 5-10% increase in FPS with the exhaust smoke removed, so it wasn't as much of an impact as I thought it might be. Maybe it's more significant on other plane types - haven't had a chance to try it on the others yet.
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#4 SYN_Bandy

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 19:57

5 to 10% performance boost is significant, though may not be able to bump up other settings with it.

Odd though, exhaust has always been visible in earlier WWI sims (Frist Eagles, OFF,…), why 5 to 10% in RoF? I know the clouds are a hog as well. Perhaps the particles system needs an overhaul.
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#5 BADMUTHA

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 00:16

Thanks for this.
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#6 Bulkhead

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:58

I put the .txt in the folder instructed but smoke are still there
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#7 BADMUTHA

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 14:51

This disables rocket smoke as well so don't bother.
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#8 =GM=GJL2

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:20

Could any one tell me how to install this mod? I put the txt file in that fold, but the smoke are still there, nothing new happened.
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#9 BADMUTHA

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:09

In the ROF launcher go into game settings and click "mods on" then start the game.
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#10 =GM=GJL2

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:21

Thx!
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#11 Gadfly21

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:17

5 to 10% performance boost is significant, though may not be able to bump up other settings with it.

Odd though, exhaust has always been visible in earlier WWI sims (Frist Eagles, OFF,…), why 5 to 10% in RoF? I know the clouds are a hog as well. Perhaps the particles system needs an overhaul.

Does the mod simply remove the particles? It's possible some of the gains come from not having to calculate effects of wind on the particles, etc.

Also, I feel the particles have higher resolution or density than in other games, and I always thought the clouds in Microsoft-based games were 2-d sprites.
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#12 =GM=GJL2

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:03

ohmmm, I think this mod is only for offline mode so far,when I enabled, all the multiplayer servers are not avaliable.
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#13 cgjimeneza

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:13

but mods on will restrict the multiplayer servers that we can use wont it?
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#14 steppenwolf_

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 17:05

FYI

// äûìíûé òðàññåð
//[effect=1]
// player="graphics\effects\arm\traceSmoke.epl"
// hook=50200
//[end]

will disable tracer smoke. It might not be realistic for high altitude, but it looks good for low.
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