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Old 10-25-2015, 09:02 AM   #1
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High Quality Skyboxes



Patch 1.1 is finally out and fixes those issues reported to me. Those who already have version 1.0 of this mod, simply download the Patch_1_1 file. Everyone else download the main files (and optional ones if you want) as usual.

This mod replaces every skybox and almost every backdrop in the game with a new high resolution version made from scratch.
Additionally I changed the fog color in the Korriban modules to make the area model and the skybox blend better and I edited the SunAurora (the glow when looking into the sun) in some modules.
Other than that I recommend you just check out the screenshots as pictures say more than a thousand words And for the animated Manaan Underwater backdrop, check out the video.

The pack has been in development for nine months now and is my first big mod project ever. I want to thank everyone who contributed to the project and/or gave criticism. You really made this a great experience, thank you
If you find any issues or have any other comments, please let me know and I'll see what can be done.

Available Files:

This mod consists of one main file and several optional AddOns. Here they are:
  • HQSkyboxes.part1.rar & HQSkyboxes.part2.rar: This is the main file that includes every skybox and backdrop I made for the vanilla game. Save them both in the same directory on your system and open part1. WinRar will automatically extract them both.
  • Optional_BoSSR.rar: This is an AddOn to be used with Brotherhood of Shadows: Solomons Revenge and includes every skybox introduced by said mod. Note the installation instructions!
  • Optional_BoSSR_TarisDestroyed.rar: This is an AddOn for the BoSSR AddOn that replaces the BoS:SR Taris skybox with a version that shows the damage done by the Mandalorian invaders. The BoS:SR AddOn is required to use this one.
  • Optional_GreenDantooine.rar: This is an AddOn to be used with the Green Grass for Dantooine mod and replaces the Dantooine skybox with a version that has green grass. The main file is required for this to work properly.
  • Optional_ManaanOriginal.rar: This AddOn replaces the Manaan skybox in the main pack with the version I originally made as the very first skybox for this project. I later replaced it with a new version but decided to upload this one anyway. Note the special installation instructions!
  • Optional_TatooineClouds.rar: This AddOn removes the clouds from my Tatooine skyboxes bringing them closer to their vanilla appearance.

Installation:

In most cases you simply have to copy all files from the archive into your Override. Some of them do have special instructions however, so please read the Read Me file included with every download (it's not the same every time!!!).

Screenshots:

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For even more screenshots, check one of the download links.

Bugs:

The "ceiling" and "wall" in the underwater areas of Manaan don't blend at all. This is however only visible when going to first person mode and looking up. If you don't do this, you won't notice anything.

Manaan Sea Floor Animation:

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Credits:
Mod by Kexikus
Created with the free version of Terragen 3 and Photoshop CS6

Bioware: Taris building model, Tatooine building models
dandelO: Grass shader used for Dantooine and the Unknown World https://sites.google.com/site/d4nd31...spubliclibrary
Darth Parametric: extracting the Tatooine building models, making .mtl files for the palm models and the Hammerhead cruiser model
Dastardly: figuring out SunAurora and making an editor for it that I was able to use
ftourini: tree bark texture used for both Kashyyyk textures http://ftourini.deviantart.com/art/t...0textures&qo=8
Jorak Uln: textures for the Taris building models
killst4r: palm trees used for the Unknown World http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPrevie....cfm/ID/490485
Malkior: BoS:SR Taris damage
Quanon: extracting the Taris building model and making two more Taris building models, making the crashed engine model for the Unknown World
Silveredge9: original BoS:SR .are files and permission for me to edit them
tsjase: Hammerhead model used for the Unknown World
Walli: ferns used for the Unknown World http://forums.planetside.co.uk/index.php?topic=6343

Dantooine Tree from http://www.terragen.org/index.php?ac...mod;dl=item603
Moon texture from LOLA/LRO data http://files.bigben.id.au/terragen/t.../moon/geotiff/

Smoke textures from http://jto.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-conte...a-20140621.jpg
and http://www.odt.co.nz/files/story/201...516f618954.JPG

THIS MOD IS NOT SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS OR BIOWARE. USE THIS FILE AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER THE AUTHOR OF THIS MOD NOR THE COMPANIES MENTIONED ABOVE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER WHEN USING THIS FILE.

Downloads:

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Nexusmods

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Old 10-25-2015, 02:39 PM   #2
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:00 AM   #3
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Mod of the year! Fantastic job!


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Old 10-31-2015, 02:18 PM   #4
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download this people ... the depth these give to the background sights of each world is worth an install no doubt IMHO, extremely well-done textures ...

thx Kexi


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Old 12-18-2015, 09:49 AM   #5
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Over the last days I finally updated the mod to fix some issues with the Manaan Sith Base Skybox and the Taris backdrop buildings. If you already have the original mod, simply download the Patch 1.1, otherwise download the updated main file.
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