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Mount&Blade Expansion => The Last Days => Topic started by: AlexDragon on March 07, 2013, 01:31:28 PM

Title: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: AlexDragon on March 07, 2013, 01:31:28 PM
What this does:

It makes all textures smaller and its a great thing to increase performance/ reduce lag/ crash in battle.

This will also massively increase the loading speed when you run TLD.

A must have for people who have low-spec Pcs!

textures size reduced to 1/3 from the original size of TLD.


How to install:

You need to have a program called Winrar in order to open the .rar.

Extract the texture folder and put it in your TLD folder, overwrite all textures if asked.

For non-steam user:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mount&Blade\Modules\TLD

For steam:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mount&Blade\Modules\TLD

1) Mirror:
Download Link:  (You need the cursor fix after you download or you won't be able to see your mouse at all)
http://www.gamefront.com/files/23044709/Textures.rar

Cursor Fix:
http://www.gamefront.com/files/23049037/Cursor+Fix.rar

2) Mirror: Mediafire (This one does not require the cursor fix, it is included, full package)
http://www.mediafire.com/?4ymm5obya7epda5


Medium-spec version: 
http://www.gamefront.com/files/23062530/Textures.rar

Please do not worry about how long the download link will last, as long as people are downloading it, it will be alright.
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Merlkir on March 07, 2013, 02:13:49 PM
Interesting. Can you post a few screenshots to see how that looks?
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Gaxleep on March 07, 2013, 03:56:51 PM
I tried a while ago, but I can't play because the pointer is gone ....

Readme says:
Quote
You can place your textures in this folder
 and make the game read them by putting a
scan_module_textures = 1
directive in module_info.txt

What's mean ?
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: AlexDragon on March 08, 2013, 02:39:29 AM
Interesting. Can you post a few screenshots to see how that looks?

I do the same for Full Invasion 2 (otherwise the mod will be as big like 10GB), people barely notice the difference (myself as well), and it is hard to tell what has been changed.

(http://imageupload.co.uk/files/7pfzaft89k19uz2x0r8g.png)

(http://imageupload.co.uk/files/q8tfu2uc4vjphzkhpl6l.png)

I tried a while ago, but I can't play because the pointer is gone ....

Readme says:
Quote
You can place your textures in this folder
 and make the game read them by putting a
scan_module_textures = 1
directive in module_info.txt

What's mean ?

You don't need to open the readme.txt, that comes from the Original TLD, just copy all .dds files and put them inside your TLD folder, overwrite all files, simple as that
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Gaxleep on March 08, 2013, 04:42:42 AM
I've done it exactly this way, but my mouse pointer has disappeared !
Could you tell me how to fix this ?
Thx !

(nobody else got this problem ?)
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: AlexDragon on March 08, 2013, 04:47:22 AM
I've done it exactly this way, but my mouse pointer has disappeared !
Could you tell me how to fix this ?
Thx !

(nobody else got this problem ?)

Ah the resolution of the mouse pointer got messed up, gonna fix this once i get home, this can be fixed in less than few minutes  ^^
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Merlkir on March 08, 2013, 04:48:40 AM
Interesting. I might try this for my LP recording, as the performance isn't always great.
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Gaxleep on March 08, 2013, 05:33:55 AM
I've done it exactly this way, but my mouse pointer has disappeared !
Could you tell me how to fix this ?
Thx !

(nobody else got this problem ?)

Ah the resolution of the mouse pointer got messed up, gonna fix this once i get home, this can be fixed in less than few minutes  ^^

Thx so much!
Beside I've got to say that your optimization is a real boost in TLD performance.
Well done, hope to see that fix directly in the mod itself.
Plz fix quickly, I can't wait !  ;)

That's unlikely to happen. We will support it as an official submod of course, it might even be packed into the mod's folder for players to use or not if they want to. With permission, of course.


Of course, as you wish.
It's possible to fix the flickering pointer too ?
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: AlexDragon on March 08, 2013, 11:15:25 AM
Interesting. I might try this for my LP recording, as the performance isn't always great.


That's unlikely to happen. We will support it as an official submod of course, it might even be packed into the mod's folder for players to use or not if they want to. With permission, of course.


Ofc, Feel free to do whatever you want Merlkir, our team owe TLD big time, i will release the optimization pack for each version to keep up to date with TLD :D

I've done it exactly this way, but my mouse pointer has disappeared !
Could you tell me how to fix this ?
Thx !

(nobody else got this problem ?)

Ah the resolution of the mouse pointer got messed up, gonna fix this once i get home, this can be fixed in less than few minutes  ^^

Thx so much!
Beside I've got to say that your optimization is a real boost in TLD performance.
Well done, hope to see that fix directly in the mod itself.
Plz fix quickly, I can't wait !  ;)


Of course, as you wish.
It's possible to fix the flickering pointer too ?

http://www.gamefront.com/files/23049037/Cursor+Fix.rar

Please tell me if this fixs the flickering pointer, hopefully it will
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Gaxleep on March 08, 2013, 11:41:24 AM
YESSS!!!!
And the pointer is stable !
THX!
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: MrExpendable on March 08, 2013, 01:38:32 PM
This looks like a great alternative for people who have weaker pc's yet still want to play TLD. Good job, Alex. :)


Is this a "thank you" from our part after using material from TLD for your Invasion mod? :P
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: jonathanimal on March 08, 2013, 03:13:49 PM
awesome! thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Skardrolf on March 10, 2013, 06:46:58 PM
Wow, that's just what I needed. Except that I can't download from Gamefront since they banned my country from their list...could someone PLEASE update it somewhere else? I would be really grateful.

EDIT: Oh dear...thank you so much!
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: AlexDragon on March 11, 2013, 02:42:02 AM
Wow, that's just what I needed. Except that I can't download from Gamefront since they banned my country from their list...could someone PLEASE update it somewhere else? I would be really grateful.

Here you go:
http://www.mediafire.com/?4ymm5obya7epda5
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Gaxleep on March 11, 2013, 07:16:08 AM
Although I really appreciate the benefits of this optimization, I have to say that the definition of armor and clothing in general is too low and I think a part of the pleasure of buying new armor is to enjoy by watching them during the game.
Hope I do not get an answer, "then do not put the optimization and uses TLD as before" ....
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: AlexDragon on March 11, 2013, 08:11:51 AM
Although I really appreciate the benefits of this optimization, I have to say that the definition of armor and clothing in general is too low and I think a part of the pleasure of buying new armor is to enjoy by watching them during the game.
Hope I do not get an answer, "then do not put the optimization and uses TLD as before" ....

Graphics is very much  the same if you put texture detail on 100 and graphics to the max (which i usually do, graphics might look abit different if you put texture detail below 50. I might going to do another optimization which only lower 30% details instead of going for 50. Thanks for informing me though ;D

in the mean time can you tell me your graphics settings so i can know what its like to play on low spec pcs?
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Gaxleep on March 11, 2013, 11:06:58 AM
Although I really appreciate the benefits of this optimization, I have to say that the definition of armor and clothing in general is too low and I think a part of the pleasure of buying new armor is to enjoy by watching them during the game.
Hope I do not get an answer, "then do not put the optimization and uses TLD as before" ....

Graphics is very much  the same if you put texture detail on 100 and graphics to the max (which i usually do, graphics might look abit different if you put texture detail below 50. I might going to do another optimization which only lower 30% details instead of going for 50. Thanks for informing me though ;D

in the mean time can you tell me your graphics settings so i can know what its like to play on low spec pcs?

Thx for the answer and for the good news :D

Ok, now I'm back from work and i can write my graphic settings for TLD:

Render method = DirectX 9
Resolution 1280x1024 32
Shadow quality = Low
Texture detail = 100%
Grass density = 0%
Character detail = Maximum = 100%
Character shadow detail = Minimum = 0%
Number of corpses = Unlimited (don't ask to lower, I won't)
Number of ragdolls = Unlimited (don't ask to lower, I won't)
Blood stains = On
Dynamic lighting = Enabled
Character shadow = Enabled
Environment shadows = Disabled
Realistic shadows on plants = None
Particle system = Enabled
Anistropic filtering = Enabled
Fast water reflections = Enabled

Estimated performance 89%
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: AlexDragon on March 11, 2013, 01:59:32 PM

Hey Gaxleep, try this:
http://www.gamefront.com/files/23062530/Textures.rar
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Gaxleep on March 11, 2013, 03:34:37 PM

Hey Gaxleep, try this:
http://www.gamefront.com/files/23062530/Textures.rar

Thx man, downloading now, I'll let you know after the test.  :D
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Sirg on March 12, 2013, 06:50:42 AM
AlexDragon, medium-spec version is awesome: I can't see any worsening of character/troops detalization by my eyes, but boot time is much shorter. There are not many lags in battles on my system with default textures, however I see some optimization here too.  So, medium-spec version is my choice ;).
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: Gaxleep on March 12, 2013, 07:18:39 AM
Yesss!

I confirm that now is much better!
Well done again.
At this moment I have no time to thoroughly test this release, but I will do tonight when I get back from work.
Thx !

Edit:
After a game session I can say that this version is much better, from the looking side.
Sieges are a slomo situation, yet, but I think that there's no much to do with it, until I'll get a better pc.
Title: Re: The Last Days Ultimate Optimization Pack for Low-spec PCs- For 3.23 version
Post by: makou on April 13, 2013, 01:12:26 AM
Hi,
First of all, thanks a lot AlexDragon for your mod, it makes a tremendous difference performance wise.

I'd love to be able to try the medium-spec version of your mod, but I can't download from GameFront anymore. France seems to be on their black list...

Could you try to upload this version to mediafire too ?

Thanks in advance, and thanks again for your mod.