Route Vegetation & Grass EP TSW4

This mod replaces older style vegetation and grass with something similar to the newer style introduced by DTG in ECML

These foliage materials & textures have much improved level of detail (LODs). The grasses are more dense, lush and have a greater draw distance when linked with the draw distance commands in engine.ini
Some terrain grass and embankment textures have been replaced to match the colour of the new grasses.

We have deliberately excluded larger trees from this pack.

Various UK, DE & US routes are supported. This project is still in development, and more routes will be supported when we have time.

UK files updated 07 Nov 23 - Fixed a missing material problem with distant bushes
German files updated 03 Nov 23 - Fixed a MI problem with distant billboards for Hawthorn bushes

Requirements

No requirements other than TSW4.

Installation Instructions

Unzip the contents of the zip to your TSW4 DLC folder.
Presently each route has its own pak file, this is to make updating easier whilst this mod is being further developed.

Additional Comments

To get the most out of the pack, ensure that these values are higher than 1 in your engine.ini . I'd recommend at least a value or 3:

r.ViewDistanceScale=3
foliage.LODDistanceScale=3

If you cannot afford a r.ViewDistanceScale which is >1, then leave the value as 1. Use grass.CullDistanceScale=2 instead. This will double the default grass draw distance and provide a smooth fade out.

Your engine.ini file can be found in Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld4\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor

Alternatively get https://www.trainsimcommunity.com/mods/c3-train-sim-world/c105-ini-tweaks/i3889-tsw4-lighting-graphic-enhancement-version-32 where Jetwash has set up the best ini values already.

Tags: ep foliage vegetation

Files

FoliageEP_German_Content.zip 125 MB · Added 25 days ago · Downloaded 574× FoliageEP_UK_Content.zip 507 MB · Added 21 days ago · Downloaded 558× FoliageEP_US_Content.zip 92 MB · Added 23 Oct 2023 · Downloaded 710×

Previously uploaded files have been downloaded 1,844 times before being withdrawn.

Comments

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pixelrails 21 Oct 2023

Thank you! Your work is much appreciated!

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JBViper 21 Oct 2023

Thank you. Very useful mods for rejuvenating old roads.

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TrainhunterHD 21 Oct 2023

Many thanks! I am glad you made this TSW4 since this makes such a huge difference especially on older routes

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Hand92250 22 Oct 2023

Good job !

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Scorpion71 22 Oct 2023

Many thanks for bringing this to TSW4, been badly missed!

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H enjoyer 22 Oct 2023

This is wonderul. You are a legend. One question, Have you cooked it with the editor?

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Bescot 22 Oct 2023

Thanks! Not the official one, no. Mix of the old unofficial editor (which works ) and other stuff.

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Panzerpatser 23 Oct 2023

Will you also make a pack that include the peak forest trees models?

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Bescot 23 Oct 2023

Probably no - as we can't directly use those due to the addon-manager blocking the materials, and they tend to go transparent if you can't push the scenery distance right up.

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About this mod

Created
21 Oct 2023
Updated
21 days ago
Game
Train Sim World
Type of content
Patch
Compatibility
Train Sim World 4
Train Sim World Content
Bahnstrecke Bremen - Oldenburg, Birmingham Cross-City Line, Cathcart Circle Line: Glasgow - Newton & Neilston, East Coastway: Brighton - Eastbourne & Seaford, Glossop Line: Manchester - Hadfield & Glossop, Great Western Express, Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal - North White Plains, Hauptstrecke Hamburg - Lübeck, Hauptstrecke Rhein-Ruhr: Duisburg - Bochum, Main Spessart Bahn: Aschaffenburg - Gemünden, Northern Trans-Pennine: Manchester - Leeds, Rhein-Ruhr Osten: Wuppertal - Hagen, Ruhr-Sieg Nord: Hagen - Finnentrop, Rush Hour - Boston Sprinter - Northeast Corridor: Boston - Providence, Rush Hour - London Commuter - Brighton Main Line: London Victoria - Brighton, Rush Hour – Nahverkehr Dresden - Riesa, Schnellfahrstrecke Köln-Aachen, ScotRail Express: Edinburgh - Glasgow, Southeastern Highspeed, Spirit of Steam: Liverpool Lime Street - Crewe, Tees Valley Line: Darlington – Saltburn-by-the-Sea, West Cornwall Local: Penzance - St Austell & St Ives, West Somerset Railway