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  • Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

    Kegetys has released a mod which tweaks the foliage in ArmA to only use the "very low" shader settings, and at the same time, the amount of grass being rendered is reduced.

    This mod, in short, results in a very significant increase in framerates for most people. ShackTac has just officially adopted this mod for our use, and the FPS improvements brought about by it will no doubt result in more North Sahrani missions now that they'll be playable by and large.

    Quoting from a part of our forum post about it:
    To quote Kegetys:

    Changes the vegetation in Armed Assault to use the 'very low' detail shaders when shader detail is set to a higher setting. This gives a performance boost without the visual quality loss of using 'very low' shaders everwhere, so normal maps etc. shader effects will still be used in vehicles & units.

    The mod also modifies the Sahrani grass appearance and density for improved performance and appearance. Some vegetation textures are also modified a bit to make them look better with the very low shaders.
    The download link can be found here:
    http://www.kegetys.net/arma/

    If you do not have Queen's Gambit, you will need to place this file into your ArmA\lowplants\addons\ folder once you have installed the lowplants addon.
    http://dslyecxi.com/shacktac/files/a...sara_grass.pbo

  • #2
    Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

    Very cool, thanks for the heads-up!

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    • #3
      Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

      Nice mod... I need all the fps i can get and maybe now maybe it will actually be playable for me on maps that require grass to be turned on.

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      • #4
        Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

        it allowed me to go from very low shader detail to very high with a playable framerate. loving it so far.

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        • #5
          Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

          If I was a chick I'd be all over Kegety's nuts right now. Excellent mod. I can FINALLY run grass without my framerate taking a nosedive.

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          • #6
            Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

            It says QG is required... anyone running it without?
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            • #7
              Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

              Switchy baby
              If you read the last line of Dyi's post above [may have been an edit] it says....
              The download link can be found here:
              http://www.kegetys.net/arma/

              If you do not have Queen's Gambit, you will need to place this file into your ArmA\lowplants\addons\ folder once you have installed the lowplants addon.
              http://dslyecxi.com/shacktac/files/a...sara_grass.pbo
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              • #8
                Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

                I will have to give this a try. Kurtiz was on last night using it and said it boosted his FPS quite a bit, like low teens to thirty I believe?

                Do you need to add a line to your shortcut to run this or is it an automatic setting once installed?

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                • #9
                  Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

                  Great!



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                  • #10
                    Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

                    BUMP: the link to the file I need because of my lack of Queen's Gambit is gone!
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                    • #11
                      Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

                      Mirror for the no-QG file:
                      http://rapidshare.com/files/10915682...grass.pbo.html
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                      • #12
                        Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

                        Well, I installed this and dropped the sara grass pbo in arma\lowplants\addons and I am still getting a message that states "Addon 'KEGSaragrass' requires addon 'Sara_dbe1". I don't have the QG addon, obviously. Why am I getting the message though?
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                        • #13
                          Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

                          Are you sure it's the right file? My sara_grass.pbo has filesize 1,457,210 and I don't have QG.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

                            Well, my file source was the top post, from Dslyecxi's post, and I tried the one that you posted on the 20th - they are very slightly different. The second one works.

                            Thanks a lot for your assistance.
                            BarnacleofDoom

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                            • #15
                              Re: Kegetys' Lowplants Mod

                              Originally posted by BarnacleofDoom View Post
                              Well, I installed this and dropped the sara grass pbo in arma\lowplants\addons and I am still getting a message that states "Addon 'KEGSaragrass' requires addon 'Sara_dbe1". I don't have the QG addon, obviously. Why am I getting the message though?
                              I know I'm really new to this but I have QG and I get the same message as this
                              "Addon 'KEGSaragrass' requires addon 'Sara_dbe1".

                              Am I missing something? I used the DL from the top link in the first post.


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