Improved Weather Reload R6 + Review
Improved Weather Reload R6 was completely reworked weather with using 92 textures from sky high-resolution, light of lamps and headlamps traffic.
- 15 variants sunset.
- 18 variants dawn.
- 14 variants evening.
- 30 variants day.
- 3 types of rain.
- Adjust the frequency of morning fog, heavy fog rare.
- Orange lighting lanterns.
- Shadows of clouds.
- Configured HDR. for night glow light sources. No excess of bloom.
- Several variants nights.
I really like the mod. The weather has really changed a lot with cool lightening with hundreds of HD textures. There is sometimes fog coming in the morning. Very realistic. If the weather is very clear, the weather is very clear. If the weather is cloudy, the weather will be cloudy. Unlike the original weather when the weather is fine hundreds of clouds appear in the sky.
Realistic headlights also I have observed with the new version. In my headlights they bright up better than before. Works with graphic mods too like Brutal Environment Extreme. Also streetlights became better when lit at night so 😀
With the new Alpha version of Weather Reload, the mod just got even better. The graphics became more natural and colorful (not cartoony) esp. when at HDR. The weather also became great to look at the latest alpha version. If you look at the clouds cover, it is very great and realistic to look at. Every morning, every afternoon, every evening, or even every dawn or dusk; everything look great to look at. Sun looks like a bright orange sun setting down in the sky and the clouds were able to capture a similar thing when we usually look at a common sunset. When rising, the sun looks a bright yellow sun rising up the sky and even the clouds were able to capture a similar thing when we usually look at a normal sunrise.
Though in some parts In the morning, noon and afternoon, the sun wasn’t that took bright enough to look at. Sometimes the rays of the sun doesn’t look like a great thing to see in your truck window and you could directly see the shape of the sun. In short, it isn’t that bright enough to look at the sun.
The new great feature in this mod is the morning fog that is occurring. Though it happens nearly at every dawn. I hope the author will fix the morning fog from always in the dawn to sometimes or seldom at dawn. The afternoon dawn also happens, but it happens seldom or sometimes and that’s what I like. Of course it doesn’t fog all the time everyday right?
The rain part is great. Skies get dark because of rough clouds and it looks good to see. After the rain the cloud clears for the sun to make another wonderful day. Unlike ETS2 where when it is about to rain, clouds slowly gets dark then form like a stratus clouds (lol..) Here, the clouds gather, become big, become dark then rain. Also it gets foggy when the rain gets too much cats and dogs.
Unlike in the normal weather system that ETS2 has, if it’s really a clear day, it is really a clear day with few or no clouds after all. Unlike ETS2 where clouds seems to scatter around and you see huge clouds forming, even in a great day. Those kind of scenery are only good for a normal weather, but it shouldn’t be like that all the time.
This mod is not only a weather mod but also an environment mod since the author was able to change the colors and some parts of the environment.
What’s new in this version?
- Mod is adapted to 1.20
- Revision of the general lighting of whole daily cycle.
- Removed unnecessary textures.
- Removed an afternoon fog due to some problems during the testing.
- Added remove tint mod.
- Completely changed rain drops on the glass, changed the parameters and texture.
Fixed some bugs.
- Don’t use this mod with other weather mods.
- Works fine with all maps. In order to work with Promods Map, just delete the “climate.sii” and climate folder from the Promods 2 def folder. (Thanks to Dave Lacey for sharing this)
Compatibility: ETS2 1.22.x and 1.21.x
Review: Charles C. Sabuero
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How to install mod for ETS 2:
- Download this mod.
- Extract it!
- Paste the .scs file(s) into your My Documents/Euro Truck Simulator 2/mod folder.
- Run game ~> Edit profile ~> Enable mod.