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Post Risen 2: Enhanced Experience

September 21st, 2018, 20:10
Like many other Piranha Bytes games, Risen 2 is a flawed gem which needs some polishing. I've collected multiple mods plus included some my own balancing tweaks for gameplay and graphics performance to make the experience as good as possible.

Gameplay features
  • Quest and gameplay fixes from unoff. patch
  • Fixed English translation for muskets and shotguns
  • Fixed weapon icons
  • Pistols balanced to do less damage, but are faster to shoot
  • Muskets balanced to do less damage and are slower to shoot
  • Shotguns balanced do less damage and have shorter range
  • Bullets are twice as expensive
  • Increased high level armor cost
  • NPCs party members are weaker
  • Monsters power and Xp gain tweaked



Graphics features
  • Draw distance increased vastly
  • Item LOD distance increased
  • Increased field of view (FOV)
  • Torches gives shadows and more light
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping disabled for higher FPS
  • Quality of specular reflections changes for higher FPS
  • Shadows "High" setting tweaked to be less FPS demanding
  • High level vegetation density doubled



Mods included:
- Risen 2 Unofficial patch v0.5
- AntiWarp Mod (High)
- Lookup Specular Mod
- No POM Mod
- LOD Distance Mod
- Dynamic Torch Light Mod
- Rebalancing Mod

Download: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php…46581781127212

Installation:
Extract to the Risen 2 folder (eg. c:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Risen 2) and play.

PS. If you need a big performance boost, then lower shadows quality from Ultra to High.
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September 21st, 2018, 21:38
Thanks. I like a bit of modding, and I've never played that one.
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September 21st, 2018, 21:43
This looks fantastic! Tell me I don't need to install reshade for this and I'm replaying the game.
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September 22nd, 2018, 21:19
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
This looks fantastic! Tell me I don't need to install reshade for this and I'm replaying the game.
Not needed. Just the mod file.
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September 22nd, 2018, 21:51
Nice work, sadly the 2nd is the worst
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September 23rd, 2018, 22:30
Sounds good. I might have to find time for a replay.

What exactly does Parallax Occlusion Mapping do? Is there any loss of visual quality from having that disabled?
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September 23rd, 2018, 23:23
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Sounds good. I might have to find time for a replay.
What exactly does Parallax Occlusion Mapping do? Is there any loss of visual quality from having that disabled?
POM ON:


POM OFF:


Read more here: http://oliverm-h.blogspot.com/2012/0…provement.html

My computer had a huge FPS gain when POM was set off and in the game I just don't see the visual change. Now, with that extra FPS I could then improve the vegetation, drawing distance and the lightning, so that in the end the graphics are a lot better now overall.
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September 24th, 2018, 04:08
Thanks for the comparison. Is there a way to enable POM in the mod? If not, it's no big deal. I'm just curious.
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September 24th, 2018, 07:54
thanks want to try this

however link for download seems to be dead
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