Environmental Visual Enhancements Redux CKAN

Version of EVE plugins which highly improves performance. Use as a replacement for regular EVE: Visual enhancements including clouds, lights, etc. Based on the work of rbray89, WazWaz, R-T-B, BIOZ

License: MIT

Game Version: 1.12.3

Downloads: 279,268

Author: blackrack

Mod Website: Forum Thread

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This is a build of EVE which improves performance. FPS can improve anywhere from +20% to +200% based on clouds config and PC specs, check the forum thread for performance comparisons: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/196411-19-111x-eve-redux-performance-enhanced-eve-build-v11121-31012021/

A few modern rendering tricks are used to improve performance:

  • Cloud shadows are rendered using the depth buffer instead of re-rendering most of the scene's geometry with a projector (saves a lot of CPU time, culling the scene+sending draw calls)

  • Celestial shadows are also rendered using the depth buffer instead of re-rendering most of the scene's geometry with a projector (saves a lot of CPU time, culling the scene+sending draw calls)

  • All the particles in a volumetric cloud layer are rendered at once in a single draw-call, instead of one draw-call per particle, saving CPU time

  • One MeshRenderer and one GameObject per volumetric layer instead of one per particle

  • Volumetric particles are rendered at 1/4 the screen resolution then upsampled with a depth-aware filter and composited into the scene, saving GPU power

Version 1.11.7.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.3

Released on 2022-09-09

  • Fix flickering city lights with Parallax (added a small depth offset)

  • Fix volumetrics in VR (thanks @JonnyOthan) for Kerbal-VR https://github.com/JonnyOThan/Kerbal-VR

  • Fix a nullref and some game event leaks (Thanks @BrettRyland and @GotMachine)

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Version 1.11.6.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.3

Released on 2021-12-19

  • Fixed flickering clouds in reflections (most noticeable on TU parts)

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Version 1.11.5.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.2

Released on 2021-11-06

  • Fix compatiblity with 1.10-1.11 (recompile shaders with older unity version)

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Version 1.11.4.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.2

Released on 2021-11-01

  • Fix clouds shadows breaking TAA (scatterer/tufx) in low orbit

  • Fix BuildManager exception during load (Thanks @al2me6)

  • Add terrain ultra material support for 1.9+ (Thanks @Bioz)

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Version 1.11.3.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.2

Released on 2021-06-18

  • Fix cityLights not appearing with latest scatterer versions (0.0770+)

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Version 1.11.2.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.1

Released on 2021-01-31

Performance improvements:

-Cloud shadows are rendered using the depth buffer instead of re-rendering most of the scene's geometry with a projector

-Celestial shadows are also rendered using the depth buffer instead of re-rendering most of the scene's geometry with a projector

-All the particles in a volumetric cloud layer are rendered at once in a single draw-call, instead of one draw-call per particle, saving CPU time

-One MeshRenderer and one GameObject per volumetric layer instead of one per particle

-Volumetric particles are rendered at 1/4 the screen resolution then upsampled with a depth-aware filter and composited into the scene, saving GPU power

Fixes:

-Volumetrics fade near the camera, more natural transition

-Fix 2D clouds fading into the planet when zooming out

-Fix issue where clouds are stuck when loading savegame from KSC

-Improve eclipse shading by making it softer and more natural

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