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CAUCASUS REDONE 2021

 

 

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Fellow simmers,

 

allow me to present to you the newest version of the mod I've been working on for the last 6 months. My aim was to provide you with a little toned-down image of the Caucasus, leaning towards realism and less cartoonish look. I hope I managed to achieve that and you will gladly return to this beatiful map in your DCS sorties. Opposite to the previous versions and probably other mods, CAUCASUS REDONE 2021 brings to you a new look of the winter season, with snowy mountains and scattered-snow flatlands. As a bonus, I also decided to retexture the hangars. While being a big release for me, I don't consider this mod finished. I will be tweaking the textures even more, as there is always some room for improvement.

 

Happy flying,

Barthek

 

INSTALLATION GUIDE

 

 

1. If you're using any terrain mods, please deactivate them to avoid potential complications.

 

2. Download the MOD in JSGME-ready format from HERE

 

3. Unzip the content of this package to your JSGME mods folder within your DCS main folder.

 

4. Activate the mod in JSGME. You can find a great tutorial on how to do that HERE.

 

 

If you stumble upon some problems, feel free to ask me for help in this thread. I highly suggest installing the great "2.7 shader edits" mod by Mustang, available HERE. It does an increadible job and I cannot imagine flying without it now.

 

That is all. Thank you for your patience and I cannot wait to get your feedback! :thumbup:

 

Happy flying,

Barthek

 

 

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LEGACY VERSION: BARTHEK's CAUCASUS REDONE 2020

 

 


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Welcome back, Barthek

Looks amazing, so far

Thank you

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WOW!!!

 

Looks stunning... wondering If we can still give it a tropical look to this map, is possible to change the trees?

 

Yes, the trees look like ... cheap plastic

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Hi.

I used Stairway and Mustang mods and great respect for them for their work. But I have been using Barthek's mod for over a year and I have to say that it suits me best. I look forward to the rest.

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Have been following you elsewhere in the meantime. Good to see you back. As for these textures, the fields look good for a general European look. Crisp and sharp, (But not much like the actual fields in the Caucasus region, as you know). I still like it though. Trees look too dark. Also, I am very interested in your noise textures, as they constitute the largest portion of the map. Looking forward to see this progress.

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Hello,

 

thank you for your interest in the project. I want to make the Caucasus look as authentic as possible now, hence, I haven't finished editing fields yet. Below, please find the latest results of my experiments, based on the satellite image of the region. Other textures (like trees) have been taken from my last mod, so please disregard them, as they will be changed to match the whole scenery.

 

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As you can see, the main focus for me is to get as much detain as possible from the fields, making them look authentic from both - low and high altitudes. Once I am happy with the results, I will move on to other textures.

 

Regards,

Barthek

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You have always been very good with field textures, and these ones look top of the line. The real challenge now is to combine them with a good noise. This is very difficult, but I have faith that you can pull it off after seeing these pics. If I may sugggest something is that you avoid baked in forests (Which you usually don't do anyway). In your last mod posted elsewhere, the noise was ok, but looked a bit off at lower level. The balance, both in harmozing the general colour scheme with the fields, as well as making it good at high/med/low alt is truly challanging. Also btw- I think the mountain textures you had in the last one was top notch.

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Wow, these looks really very well made!

Looking forward to be downloading them!

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Awesome. Thank you so much, Barthek

So, you will change the trees, as well ?!

If so, could you please modify the hight?

They are way too big / tall

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I think Stratos :huh:

 

 

 

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Salutos de Alemania

 

I think you're right, thanks for the help.

 

Unfortunately that's what I get If I try to repaint the terrain to get a tropical look.

 

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How I wish Starway could build a Green Thunder mod for 2.5!

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Hello,

 

I am after another modding session, here are the results:

 

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IMHO, the fields look not that bad now, so I will move further, focusing on the trees and cities. I'll see what I can do. Stay tuned!

 

Barthek

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Amazing. It looks great

Thank you so much, Barthek

Only those ugly / awful / creepy trees .....

Colored roofs would be great, too, but that's a different story

 

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