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[REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod - 4/16/2016 11:19:24 AM   
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If you zoom into a star you may have noticed that its corona animations become very pixelated. This mod fixes that by adding a gaussian blur to the animation and also significantly brightens up the star by toning down most of the dark "sunspots". As a bonus I also added a similar edit to the black hole animations.

It is a shame that the game doesn't utilize the GPU, I think a bloom effect shader would make these star visuals look particularly good. Also it is unfortunate that we can't change star colours, I think the red and yellow stars look a little too "pastel" for my liking.

Admittedly this mod might not be to everyone's tastes, but I personally find zoomed in pixelated graphics quite annoying!

[ Mod Features ]

- Added gaussian blur to all 300 animated corona frames
- Increased star brightness
- Reduced contrast on sunspots so they are nearly invisible

[ Before and After Screenshots ]

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[ Download ]

http://phidinh.com/dw/stars/phisari_stars_mod_1_0.zip

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RE: [REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod - 4/17/2016 2:19:38 AM   
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I like also this one

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RE: [REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod - 7/11/2016 2:32:56 AM   
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Excellent mod! Much improved thanks!

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RE: [REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod - 7/11/2016 1:34:57 PM   
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Looks good. I generally don't go for small aesthetic mods like this, but those stars do look pretty bad zoomed in by default...

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RE: [REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod - 1/21/2017 2:15:24 AM   
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Getting back into this game now that I have some free time in this new year. Anyone have any requests for small visual tweaks like this mod?

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RE: [REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod - 1/21/2017 10:04:39 AM   
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Higher quality planets and ship models would be awesome, but probably also too time consuming?

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RE: [REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod - 1/21/2017 4:24:29 PM   
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I am currently using Sirian's ships if that helps. Much nice quality sprites compared to vanilla DW in my opinion.

http://stephan.gestalter.at/html/page_183_2.html

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RE: [REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod - 5/1/2017 12:00:58 AM   
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It is a shame that the game doesn't utilize the GPU, I think a bloom effect shader would make these star visuals look particularly good. Also it is unfortunate that we can't change star colours, I think the red and yellow stars look a little too "pastel" for my liking.


I thought you could in the mapstars folder?



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