[REL | OB (220719)] NaturaLux - ETS 2 Edition (Enhanced Graphics and Weather)

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17 May 2017 14:47

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Hello and welcome to the official ProMods Forum topic of "NaturaLux - ETS 2 Edition (Enhanced Graphics and Weather)"!

"NaturaLux" is a weather and graphics mod, bringing the visuals of the game engine to a new level.
Even with several dated features one can make this game look beautiful almost all day - every day. So I (GerScaniaTrucker) tried to achieve that and by far had some success. Certainly I am still not happy about the result and want to improve my work, as well as I am waiting for SCS to update and upgrade their graphics engine to keep up with the new technologies to make games even more realistic.
Until then I want you to participate in the Open Beta Test of this modification to receive feedback and make the 1.0.0 version of this mod even better.


Stay tuned for more soon!

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SIMPLIFIED FEATURES (as of this version (1.0.0ob-220719)):
  • Over 250 skybox/skydome textures in mostly 8 and up to 16K quality
  • Every single skybox/skydome texture comes with individual and the most realistic visuals, as currently possible within the game limitations
  • Improved, custom and realistic cloud shadows
  • Realistic sun visuals (including custom flare)
  • Improved skybox model (higher poly, seamless textures)
  • Improved alpha channels for realistic cloud masking (sun does not shine through clouds anymore)
  • Enhanced visuals during rainy weather (new rain streaks, no shining sun through cloudy skies, fog, rainbows, rain intensity variations)
  • Realistic and soft bloom settings
  • New sound effects (rain and thunder)
  • Some improved ground textures
  • More realistic light flares and light behaviour / visuals
  • Improved particles
  • Total overhaul of night visuals incl. realistic and correct nightsky and star positions
  • Realistic looks of the moon
  • New loading screens
And this is by far not everything - there is more to come, as this is only the open beta.
Visit our official ETS 2 Edition site for more informations about the mod at: https://nlmod.net/ets2 (Currently unavailable, I am working on the websites)

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MOD REQUIREMENTS:
  • Minimal Game Requirements:
    • Euro Truck Simulator 2 (64-bit) 1.35.xs - DX11 only
  • Minimal Hardware Requirements:
    • Dual core CPU 2.4 GHz
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 2 GB VRAM (Graphics card)
    • At least 20 GB available hard drive space
  • Recommended Hardware Requirements:
    • Quad core CPU 3.0 GHz
    • 12+ GB RAM
    • 4+ GB VRAM (Graphics card)
    • 30+ GB available hard drive space on SSD (Future-proofing)
Several launch options via "Steam" and some other tweaks are recommended!
More informations about these can be found under https://nlmod.net/ets2/installation

In order to work properly with other mods, "NaturaLux" needs to have the highest priority in your mod list.
Exception: Mods altering traffic/AI behaviour - These should stay above the main mod and its add-ons.

Some modifications require an additional add-on by us (e.g. "Sound Fixes Pack"), which should have a higher priority, than the main mod and any other add-ons from "NaturaLux".
More informations about compatibility add-ons and how to install them can be found under https://nlmod.net/ets2/add-ons/installation


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ADD-ONS:

At this moment "NaturaLux" offers following add-ons:

Compatibility Add-Ons
  • "Sound Fixes Pack" Compatibility Add-on
  • "ProMods" Compatibility Add-on
  • "Tregion" Compatibility Add-on
Other Add-Ons
  • Subtle Floating Icon Add-on
  • No Floating Icon Add-on
  • Vegetation Fix Add-on
  • Monthly - July Add-on
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Information about the Subtle Floating Icon Add-on:

This mod replaces the in-game floating icons with subtle, more realistic icons.

This includes:
  • Fuel/Gas
  • Garage
  • Tollgate
  • Service station
  • Truck dealer
  • Special Transport
  • Load
  • Unload
  • Recruitment agency
  • Train
  • Ferry
  • Border crossing
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Information about the No Floating Icon Add-on:

This mod replaces the in-game floating icons with transparent, not visible icons.

This includes:
  • Fuel/Gas
  • Garage
  • Tollgate
  • Service station
  • Truck dealer
  • Special Transport
  • Load
  • Unload
  • Recruitment agency
  • Train
  • Ferry
  • Border crossing
Recommended to advanced users only

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Information about the Vegetation Fix Add-on:

This mod changes the ingame colour of several tree types to realistic colours.

This affects:
  • birches
  • most common european spruces (Picea abies)
  • pines
  • beeches
  • linden
Also it replaces old vegetation with fitting newer one from France, Italy and the Batlics.

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Information about the "SUMMER HOLIDAYS!" (July) Add-on:

This add-on is part of the monthly selection for NaturaLux, to adjust several values in weather and climate corresponding to the mentioned month.

As of this version it alters:
  • Sun position (22nd of July)
  • Rain probability
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CREDITS:

- LEAD DEVELOPER / FOUNDER -

- Kirill (GerScaniaTrucker)

- DEVELOPER / CONTENT DISTRIBUTOR -

- Dirk2234
- Yojinbo

- ASSOCIATE / PROMOTER -

- Clumsy (theclumsygeek)
- Inklicker76 (Matthew)
- JayCetic
- Silverwolf
- Sven Engelen
- Skeleth
- Todd A

- SUPERTESTER (ETS 2 + ATS) -

- Clumsy (theclumsygeek)
- Inklicker76 (Matthew)
- JayCetic
- Silverwolf
- Sven Engelen
- Skeleth
- Todd A
- CascadeOverload
- Chris94_NOR
- luukf8
- Spectre

- BETA TESTER (ETS 2) -

- Oreos

- SECONDARY BETA TESTER -

- alex070867
- Bangkho
- Dalsecco
- FlyingScotsman4072
- Jack Spanner
- LeEclipse
- Michael
- Rohan (Wispy)
- scan720
- Sheng
- Snodizen
- trbN

- TRANSLATOR -

- Bangkho (IND)
- Cristi (RO)
- Cargo902 (NOR)
- Dalsecco (PT-BR)
- Darkcaptain (ES)
- GamerHacker (BS + HR)
- Hixo (PL)
- Retro (SRB)
- Rorooo (SK)
- Silverwolf (FR)
- tkk7406 (EL-GR)
- Tontzu (FI)
- Vitus SK (IT)

- SPECIAL THANKS TO -

- Inklicker76 (Matthew)
- JayCetic
- Sven Engelen
- Clumsy
- Todd A
- Silverwolf
- Leo2612
- Nico
- adgjl
- tkk7406
- Spectre
- Vøytek / Wojtek

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CHANGELOG-Section:

This section shows you the update-history of this mod.

UPDATE [1.0.0ob-220719] (NATURALUX) (Release: 2019-07-22)
  • COMPLETE REWORK OF THIS MODIFICATION
  • Over 250 skybox/skydome textures in mostly 8 and up to 16K quality
  • Every single skybox/skydome texture comes with individual and the most realistic visuals, as currently possible within the game limitations
  • Improved, custom and realistic cloud shadows
  • Realistic sun visuals (including custom flare)
  • Improved skybox model (higher poly, seamless textures)
  • Improved alpha channels for realistic cloud masking (sun does not shine through clouds anymore)
  • Enhanced visuals during rainy weather (new rain streaks, no shining sun through cloudy skies, fog, rainbows, rain intensity variations)
  • Realistic and soft bloom settings
  • New sound effects (rain and thunder)
  • Some improved ground textures
  • More realistic light flares and light behaviour / visuals
  • Improved particles
  • Total overhaul of night visuals incl. realistic and correct nightsky and star positions
  • Realistic looks of the moon
  • New loading screens
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OLDER VERSIONS (FOGGY WEATHER):
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UPDATE [1.6.0] (released: 2016-02-09) (ACTUAL PUBLIC VERSION)
  • Different, regional fog variants and regional temperatures
  • Complete rework of fog looks and variants
  • Special fog variants in the alpine region
  • Added new add-on for grimes "mild winter" mod
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UPDATE [1.5.0 - Late November Edition] (released: 2015-11-17)
  • Added new bad weather-variants with fog in the Late Autumn Edition
  • Added new add-on for grimes "late autumn" mod: "Late November Edition"
    • Quite the same as the Late Autumn Edition, but with realistic temperatures during late November and with more, exclusive bad weather variants
    • Recommended "Rain-Probability" in your settings: 70%+ for a real feeling of a late November (It won't rain the whole time, so no worries)
  • Fixed bugs and corrected errors in the mod description in the game
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UPDATE [1.4.0 - Season Edition] (released: 2015-11-11)
  • Better compatibility with the "late autumn" mod by grimes
    • Added same fog-variants as in grime's "late autumn" mod (v. 4.3)
  • Added new add-on's (Normal & Stronger) for the "early autumn" mod by grimes for realistic temperatures for this time of the year
  • Corrected errors in the mod description in the game
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UPDATE [1.3.0 - Season Edition] (released: 2015-11-07)
  • Summer Edition (Standard):
    • Added more variants of bad weather (e.g. light rain)
    • Added more variants of fog and corrected look of fog to a more realistic one (grayish one)
    • Improved the temperatures to more realistic ones
    • Corrected look of sunshine and sun rays
  • Summer Edition (Extreme Variant):
    • Same as Summer Edition (Standard)
    • Renamed add-on to "Stronger Variant"
  • Late Autumn Edition:
    • Same improvements as in the Summer Edition, but with adapted factors for late autumn

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UPDATE [1.2.0 - Season Edition] (released: 2015-11-05)
  • Compatibility add-on's for season mods ("late autumn" & "frosty") by grimes
  • Added new looks of fog for the add-on's
  • Corrected look of fog & temperatures to more realistic ones
  • Corrected errors in the mod description in the game
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INITIAL RELEASE [1.0.0] (released: 2015-10-26)

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DOWNLOAD-Section:

In this section you can find the DL-links of my mod.

PLEASE READ THE NOTICES BELOW, IF YOU WANT TO SHARE THE MOD OR DL-LINKS!
MAKE SURE TO REVIEW OUR DOWNLOAD RULES BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD THIS MOD!



ACTUAL PUBLIC VERSION ([1.0.0ob-220719] for ETS 2 1.35.x (released: 2019-07-22)):

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ACTUAL PUBLIC ADD-ONS ([Build: 220719] for ETS 2 1.35.x (released: 2019-07-22)):

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OLDER PUBLIC VERSIONS (FOGGY WEATHER) [1.0 - 1.6]:

1.6 for ETS 2 1.22.x-1.28.x (incl. Summer and Mild Winter Edition for 1.30.x) (released: 2015-11-17):

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Mild Winter Variants - Image
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Early Autumn Variant - Image

1.5 - Late November Edition (released: 2015-11-17):

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1.4 - Season Edition (released: 2015-11-11):

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1.3 - Season Edition (released: 2015-11-07):

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1.2 - Season Edition (released: 2015-11-05):

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1.0 - INITIAL RELEASE (released: 2015-10-26):

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DOWNLOADING AND SHARING (NATURALUX):
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ALL MODIFICATIONS BY THE "NATURALUX PRODUCTION" ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON OUR OFFICIAL DOWNLOAD PORTAL (https://download.nlmod.net).
SHOULD YOU FIND ANY OF OUR MODIFICATIONS ELSEWHERE, THAN ON NLMOD.NET OR TREGION.NET WEBSITES AND SERVERS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT US VIA EMAIL: [url]mailto:[email protected][/url].
WE (IN COORPERATION WITH "TREGION") WILL PURSUE EVERY CONTRAVENTION LEGALLY!
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OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DOWNLOADING AND SHARING (FOGGY WEATHER):
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THIS MOD WAS UPLOADED ON SHAREMODS (https://sharemods.com/) BY GERSCANIATRUCKER.
PLEASE REPORT, IF YOU FIND THIS MOD ELSEWHERE OR THE MOD WERE UPLOADED BY AN OTHER USER, THE PIRACY TO ME AT: http://forum.scssoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=193726
When recommending my modification, please link to the SCS Software forumlink: http://forum.scssoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=193726 ONLY; further information can be found there.
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Last edited by GerScaniaTruck on 22 Jul 2019 15:50, edited 3 times in total.
Creator and Lead Developer of the "NaturaLux" - modification for ETS 2 & ATS
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Creator & Developer of the "Realistic Map"

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17 May 2017 15:15

Wow, that's a realistic thunderstorm. Just the lightnings are still missing. :P
Also saw your skybox in Hubyfan's video yesterday. Looks very good indeed.
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Alb3r
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17 May 2017 16:15

Those lighty (and foggy at the same time :P) skies appearing at 2:40 look very realistic. The sun light effect there is lovely!

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17 May 2017 19:04

ETS2-User wrote:
17 May 2017 15:15
Wow, that's a realistic thunderstorm. Just the lightnings are still missing. :P
Also saw your skybox in Hubyfan's video yesterday. Looks very good indeed.
Thanks! :) You don't know how I would like to add those lightnings... :( Don't expect them earlier then the DX11/Vulcan-Upgrade of the engine. :P

@ Alb3r: Thanks! :)
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17 May 2017 22:15

nice, i'm looking forward to it!
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Driving Truck: ETS2: DAF XF ATS: Peterbilt 579
Current Mileage: ETS2: 284,829 km (176,984.54 miles) - ATS: 216,574 km (134,573 miles)
Level: ETS2: 44 - ATS: 29

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18 May 2017 10:42

@ Mooner_37: Thanks.

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I just tried foggy weather (, too fit into the mod name :lol: ,) in the frensh forest during early morning and this came out:



On the right top corner you can vote, if you like this fog or not. Or do it just here. ^^

Enough for this week. :)

Thanks for listening and see you next time.
Creator and Lead Developer of the "NaturaLux" - modification for ETS 2 & ATS
Lead Developer of "Tregion"
Creator & Developer of the "Realistic Map"

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Location: Somewhere in the fog, waiting for you :}

08 Jun 2017 08:01

I was in the woods this weekend, just to enjoy the nature:

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A single rail track in the woods?

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The second one or is it the same? (We gone back to the wood after seeing the first track)

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Oh a train. Scared me though. ^^ Didn't expected a train here.

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After a while we came back to that place and stood there till sunset:
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And PLS SCS, PLS FIX THAT SHADOWS! JUST LOOK AT THIS.

See you soon and keep your eyes open! ;)
Last edited by GerScaniaTruck on 08 Jun 2017 14:22, edited 1 time in total.
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08 Jun 2017 12:18

Looks and sounds good. Can't wait to check it out ;)
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08 Jun 2017 13:07

I'm waiting ;)
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08 Jun 2017 14:23

Thanks guys! ;)
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