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.

German files updated 27 Jan 24 - Fixed a MI problem with some distant billboards for MSB
UK files updated 16 Feb 24 - Fixed a glitch with flowers on TPE, GCC & ECW. Removed WSR from files; no longer required due to DTG Liam's epic Remaster
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, you need to do one of two things. Either use Jetwash's Lighting and Graphic Overhaul (https://www.trainsimcommunity.com/mods/c3-train-sim-world/c105-ini-tweaks/i3889-tsw4-lighting-graphic-enhancement-version-35) which means you don't need to do anything as this is already set up for you or, if you don't use it, you should ensure that these values are higher than 1 in your main engine.ini . I'd recommend a value of 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\WindowsNoEdit

Tags: ep foliage vegetation

Files

FoliageEP_German_Content.zip 121 MB · Added 27 Jan 2024 · Downloaded 2,356× FoliageEP_UK_Content.zip 473 MB · Added 16 Feb 2024 · Downloaded 2,387× FoliageEP_US_Content.zip 92 MB · Added 23 Oct 2023 · Downloaded 2,651×

Previously uploaded files have been downloaded 4,760 times before being withdrawn.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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Tiellos 29 Dec 2023

Saudações Condutores!!!
Então, fico feliz por trabalhos como este... muito bom mesmo, dar vida ao Simulator.
O que mais me deixa impresionado, é os desenvolvedores cobrar tão caro por um Simulator "jogo" e suas DLC's, e nao fazerem um cenários compatível a ferrovia e seus trains. E vem pessoas muito das vezes leigas, e criam algo tao melhor que os desenvolvedores do jogo. Parabéns meu caro, pelo seu trabalho. Bom, e nao adianta vir com estória que vai ficar pesado... porque a maioria dos PC's hoje em dia suporta confortavelmente.

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Myron 27 Jan 2024

according to hey.txt. Munich-Aachen is a thing? :D

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Bescot 27 Jan 2024

Did I mean Muenchen Augsburg or Köln Aachen though :D

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DenisJura 2 Feb 2024

Thanks for this beautiful mode !
a question: with the new wsr I imagine that" !!BescotJetwash-GroundfoliageEP_WSR" should no longer be used?

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JetWash 2 Feb 2024

I’m not sure to be honest. I’ve used the route with it installed and not had an issue, it probably needs testing without though.

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JetWash 2 Feb 2024

It seems fine with or without but I suggest removing it, yes.

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DenisJura 2 Feb 2024

Thanks for your answer !

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\owawa 7 Feb 2024

missing LOD3/4 foilage on
ska gcc

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Bescot 9 Feb 2024

Which location is that please? Don't know what gcc means.

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\owawa 9 Feb 2024

Cathcart Circle Line: Glasgow - Newton & Neilston

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\owawa 19 Feb 2024

can you fix ska

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Marty 9 Feb 2024

I hate to be that guy. Is there a way you could possibly do OSD for this? It would put so much potential into that old route.

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#TED 24 Apr 2024

Please advise where the lines:
r.ViewDistanceScale=3
foliage.LODDistanceScale=3
should be placed in the engine.ini file.
Thank you.

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About this mod

Created
21 Oct 2023
Updated
16 Feb 2024
Game
Train Sim World
Type of content
Patch
Train Sim World 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