Take On Mars

Take On Mars

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Low Earth Orbit Retexture
Item Type: Modification
Dependencies: Standard
File Size
106.670 MB
Apr 2, 2016 @ 6:06pm
Apr 3, 2016 @ 12:18pm
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Low Earth Orbit Retexture

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Feint's Take On Mars Mods
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This mod replaces the clouds with 8k graphics and alters the lights on the Low Earth Orbit map. 10 textures have been modified, 4 textures have been replaced.

I managed to find the exact 8K cloud image used by the devs online. The vanilla version was reduced to 4K so I restored the originak 8K resolution for the diffuse and normal map textures. I also reduced the overall haze on the planet. The whitest parts of the clouds are at the same level as the vanilla version so you still have nice looking clouds, but the non-cloudy areas are now easier to see through.

The vanilla lights were way too bright in my opinion as they were pulsing as all bright lights seem to do in this game. So I brought their brightness way down. Clusters of lights especially on the east coast of the US and in western Europe were so bunched together that they had no detail. They were just blobs. So I brought them into Photoshop and added pixellation to them to create more detail. I also added an orange filter as sodium light seems to make it out to orbit the most from the photos I've seen. There's a bug in the game where sun-lit areas still have the electric lights visible. So I reduced the overall brightness of all of the lights to help with this problem.

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Feint  [author] Nov 26, 2016 @ 9:55am 
@celestite It doesn't look like the game is a priority for BI and is instead a side project by Dram and a few others. Either way, I'm glad they allow modding.
Celestite Nov 15, 2016 @ 12:06pm 
this is making me thinking dram is like bethesda: do jack shit and wait for fans to do the rest
dashanerocket Apr 5, 2016 @ 10:26pm 
Mark Watney Apr 5, 2016 @ 5:37pm 
Feint  [author] Apr 5, 2016 @ 5:10pm 
Thanks dashanerocket and Ξ Sgt_Rock Ξ. The space station is still under construction. Once I finish it, I'll put it up on the workshop. I'm trying to build the International Space Station, or as close as I can using TKOM parts.
Mark Watney Apr 5, 2016 @ 4:04pm 
yes great work ty
dashanerocket Apr 4, 2016 @ 7:38pm 
That space station looks cool. Can you post it on the workshop? Thanks for the mod, earth looks much better now!