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10. OUTPUTS

Nolvus Ascension

10.6 DynDOLOD

DynDOLOD is the process of generating objects, trees and grass lods (lod = level object of detail)

Download and install the DynDOLOD Application

Click here to download the mod from nexusmods.com.

Warning!!!

The DynDOLOD app version should always match the version of the DynDOLOD resources (from 5.2 LODS section)

At the time this guide has been written they did.

If you get error running the DynDOLOD application, be sure to update the DynDOLOD resources mod as well.

When downloaded, extract the file somewhere and copy its content into your NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD folder (create the DynDOLOD folder)

Your NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD folder should contain these files

Setting Up Ini files

Go to your NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD folder and open the file TextGen_SSE.ini with a text editor of your choice.

Modify this value

  • ForceComplexGrass to 0

In the same directory open the file DynDOLOD_SSE.ini with a text editor of your choice.

Modify these values

  • CrownBrightness to 0.7
  • OcclusionMaxThreadsTerrainLOD to 1
  • OcclusionMaxThreadsObjectLOD to 1
Create DynDOLOD shortcuts for Mod Organizer 2

Shortcut for Text Gen

In MO2, edit executable ==> Click on "+" Button and select Add from file...

Browse to NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD and select TextGenx64.exe

Fill informations as shown (pay attention to the arguments section!!!)

-sse AND -D:"YOUR_PATH"

Where -D: MUST point to your SSD:\NOLVUS\STOCK GAME\Data folder.

Click on Apply and OK

Shortcut for DynDOLOD

In MO2, edit executable ==> Click on "+" Button and select Add from file...

Browse to NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD and select DynDOLODx64.exe

Fill informations as shown (pay attention to the arguments section!!!)

-sse AND -D:"YOUR_PATH"

Where -D: MUST point to your SSD:\NOLVUS\STOCK GAME\Data folder.

Click on Apply and OK

Textures Generation

Select DynDOLOD - Textures from the right combobox and click on Run button (Always run it from Mod Organizer)

Let DynDOLOD Textures load plugins

When loaded, fill informations as follow

Be sure your ouptut directory points to your SSD:\NOLVUS\MODS\overwrite folder

Click on Start and let DynDOLOD proceed (it can take +/- 30 minutes)

When done, you will receive a message from DynDOLOD

Create a mod for DynDOLOD - Textures

Double click on MO2 overwrite (at the bottom), you should have this

WARNING!!!

Delete anything else you have in the overwrite to only keep the textures folder

When done right click on overwrite and select Create Mod... then name the mod DynDOLOD - Textures and click OK

When done, move the mod under Grass Cache - Combined and activate the mod

DynDOLOD Generation

Click here to download the Nolvus DynDOLOD presets

When downloaded, extract the file somewhere and copy the 4 preset files into your NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\Presets (create this directory if it does not exist)

Select DynDOLOD - Ouptut from the right combobox and click on Run button (Always run it from Mod Organizer)

Let DynDOLOD Output load plugins

Select the right profile for the Nolvus version you want (select only one)

Click on Load Preset, browse to NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\Presets and select DynDOLOD_SSE_Nolvus_v5_Ultra_Preset.ini

Be sure your output path points to SSD:\NOLVUS\MODS\overwrite folder

Be sure all worlds are selected in the top left corner (you can right click on the list and select all)

This preset will give you 3d tree lods and grass in the distance (25% density)

Click on Load Preset, browse to NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\Presets and select DynDOLOD_SSE_Nolvus_v5_Ultra_Performance_Preset.ini

Be sure your output path points to SSD:\NOLVUS\MODS\overwrite folder

Be sure all worlds are selected in the top left corner (you can right click on the list and select all)

This preset will give you 2d tree lods and grass in the distance (5% density)

Click on Load Preset, browse to NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\Presets and select DynDOLOD_SSE_Nolvus_v5_Ultra_UltraPerformance_Preset.ini

Be sure your output path points to SSD:\NOLVUS\MODS\overwrite folder

Be sure all worlds are selected in the top left corner (you can right click on the list and select all)

This preset will give you 2d tree lods and no grass in the distance

Click on Load Preset, browse to NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\Presets and select DynDOLOD_SSE_Nolvus_v5_Redux_Preset.ini

Be sure your output path points to SSD:\NOLVUS\MODS\overwrite folder

Be sure all worlds are selected in the top left corner (you can right click on the list and select all)

This preset will give you 2d tree lods and grass in the distance (10% density)

If you want to define your custom settings, do the following

Click on Load Preset, browse to NOLVUS\TOOLS\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\Presets and select a preset of your choice to start with

Be sure your output path points to SSD:\NOLVUS\MODS\overwrite folder

Be sure all worlds are selected in the top left corner (you can right click on the list and select all)

To get 3D tree lods, right click on tree and select Edit

If you want 3D tree lod for LOD 4, select Level0, if you want 2D tree lod for LOD 4, select Billboard4

If you want 3D tree lod for LOD 8, select Level1, if you want 2D tree lod for LOD 8, select Billboard4

If you want 3D tree lod for LOD 16, select Level2, if you want 2D tree lod for LOD 16, select Billboard1

Warning!!!

For performance reason, i don't recommend to set 3D tree lod beyond LOD 4

To have grass on the distance (Grass LODS), enable the Grass LOD option

Set the density accordingly (the more density, the more grass and fps cost)

Disable this option if you don't want grass in the distance (performance friendly)

When your profile is set click on OK and let DynDOLOD proceed (it can take few hours depending the options you selected)

When done, you will receive a message from DynDOLOD

Create a mod for DynDOLOD - Output

Double click on MO2 overwrite (at the bottom), you should have this

WARNING!!!

Delete anything else you have in the overwrite to only keep these folders and files

When done right click on overwrite and select Create Mod... then name the mod DynDOLOD - Ouptut and click OK

When done, move the mod under DynDOLOD - Textures and activate the mod

Final Steps

First be sure to disable Grass Cache - Combined mod in MO2

Double Click on the mod No Grass In Object and go the Text Files tab

Set UseGrassCache and ExtendGrassDistance to False

Set OnlyLoadFromCache to False

Then Save

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