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All-in-one LandscapeLOD Color package, includes Higher quality versions of BTQ LandscapeLOD\'s and Border Regions textures. Package is split up into several categories for better vram usage. These textures are comparable to getting half of a resolution upgrade for free!

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LOD Compatibility Patch Progress:
v1.0 added Elsweyr Anequina

Coming Soon:
Elsweyr Anequina + UL compatibility
Unique Landscapes


Discussion Thread: http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=1037287

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Description:
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All-in-one LandscapeLOD Color package, includes Higher quality versions of BTQ LandscapeLOD's and Border Regions textures. Package is split up into several categories for better vram usage. These textures are comparable to getting half of a resolution upgrade for free!

I used professional photo-editing techniques to softly sharpen the shadows while ignoring as much noise and over saturation as I wish. This means that many more details are visible on the landscape, along with better roads and side paths.

High quality reduction methods were used to produce all of the lower resolution textures. I also injected these high quality reduced textures as mipmaps into the higher resolution textures, to produce better mipmaps than the typical generated ones.


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Details:
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Bundled release includes 512, 1024, and 2048 Landscape LOD textures along with 512 and 1024 Border Regions textures.

The package is split up into these categories,
- 3 Main textures covering 50% of the landscape, includes all visible directions around IC.
- 4 Important textures covering 25% of the landscape, includes towns from the Western Coast to Kvatch and the Mountain Areas to the north.
- 6 Less Important textures covering 25% of the landscape before the border regions.
- 23 Border Regions textures.

* Categories at the top have a greater visual impact, vram usage increases more with higher resolutions farther down the categories.


Optional 4096 LandscapeLOD textures are available seperately in the downloads section, these are not recommended (10.6 MB each).


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Installation
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Wrye Bain
Pick one resolution for each category 00, 01, 02, and 03.

OBMM
Follow the simple menu options.

If you wish to use the optional 4096 LandscapeLOD textures with OBMM, the 4096 archive includes new omod conversion data. Extract the PK LandscapeLOD Color.omod (or 7z archive) to a folder, and then extract the PK LandscapeLOD Color_4096.7z to the same folder. In OBMM click Create, Add folder, select the folder you extracted to. The omod conversion data will be imported, then click "Create omod".


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Conflicts
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Should be installed before Unique Landscapes or any mods that add new worldspaces.


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History:
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9/11/2009-Initial Release


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Credits:
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BTQ 4096 Landscape LOD textures
CaptNKILL 4096x4096 Landscape Border Regions
Blade9722 2048x2048 LOD replacement Border regions
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