Expert Mode

DynDOLOD Expert Options Window

The expert mode adds a few additional features to the advanced mode.

To start DynDOLOD in expert mode, use a text editor to set Expert=1 in ..\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\DynDOLOD\DynDOLOD_[GAME MODE].ini.

Specific Chunk

Moved to the top right under the Output Path.

The Specific Chunk drop downs can be used to limit object LOD generation to specific LOD levels or even specific object LOD *.BTO files.

The first dropdown select the LOD Level. Empty means all LOD Levels are generated.

The W dropdown sets the west cell coordinate part of the object LOD *.BTO filename.

The S dropdown sets the south cell coordinate part of the object LOD *.BTO filename.

The object LOD *.BTO filename is [WORLDSPACE].[LOD LEVEL].[W].[S].BTO. Use the existing *.BTO filenames to know which west and south cell coordinates to use.

Execute LODGen

The button Execute LODGen starts LODGen for the selected worldspaces again that already have existing object LOD data exported by DynDOLOD in the last LOD generation processes. Wait for all spawn processes to finish before closing DynDOLOD.

The export files can be found in ..\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\Export\LODGen_[GAME MODE]_Export_[WORLDSPACE].txt.

It is possible to change certain settings in the header of the export file to test different settings for example.

For example, this can also be used to update object LOD after changing existing LOD models, after updating grass cache or after updating terrain LOD meshes.

Rebuild Atlas

The button Rebuild Atlas updates the object LOD and tree LOD atlas textures depending on the Generate object LOD and Generate tree LOD checkboxes for the selected worldspaces based on the atlas map files of the last LOD generation process.

The atlas map files can be found in ..\DynDOLOD\Edit Scripts\Export\LODGen_[GAME MODE]_[Object|Tree]_Atlas_Map_[WORLDSPACE].lst.

Use this after installing new textures and after running TexGen to update the object LOD textures or tree/grass LOD billboards to rebuild the atlas textures for object LOD and tree LOD.

If any of the used textures has a different resolution, the positions of textures on the atlas will change - which will be rather obvious in the game. Update the object LOD meshes after rebuilding the atlas textures by clicking the Execute LODGen button.

Create Mod

The button Create Mod switches to the create mod mode.