[REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod

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phi6
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[REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod

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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

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I like also this one [:)]
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RE: [REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod

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Excellent mod! Much improved thanks!
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RE: [REL] Phisari's Smooth and Bright Stars Mod

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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

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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

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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

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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

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ORIGINAL: phi6
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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