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SSL -Sky Sun & Lighting

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A little history…

SSL Mod has its beginnings in the middle of the year 2011, not compliant with the lighting of ArmA 2 and absolutely convinced that the lighting of Armed Assault was better, I put to work to use its configuration as a base for a mini mod that would replace the ArmA2 lighting with Armed Assault.

I started making different changes, sometimes they were very good changes and sometimes really a disaster; Until I achieve what I was looking for, at least for my liking, to obtain a much clearer and more defined illumination.

Over time I left him a little careless, in 2016 I decided to continue modifying him, and I give him the SSL name "Sky Sun & Lighting", in 2017 due to health problems the mod was abandoned, and in 2019 after my recovery I returned to work on it. Initially the mod was for ArmA2, currently it is for Arma2 Operation Arrowhead / Combined Operations.

From 2011 until the writing of these lines, few people had access to this mini mod and they were the ones who encouraged me to release it.


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Description:
It changes the global lighting of the islands, textures of the sky and prevents being blinded by light sources. Also has a module with 21 color profiles.

Requirements:
ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead or ArmA 2 Combined Operations.

Installation:
Extract the @ssl folder in the root folder of ArmA2 Operation Arrowhead.

You can also visit the following:  FAQ  link at www.armaholic.com to see in detail how to install and launch addons.

How to use:
The mod is activated by default, the color profiles are loaded from the mission editor.

Open the mission editor, select modules in the right panel of the mission editor or press the F7 key, then double click anywhere on the map, search the list of modules for SSL profiles and select the desired profile.


SSL Colors module:
The SSL Colors module currently has 21 different profiles, some have a specific name like Takistan, Falujah, etc., but any profile can be used on any island, those profiles were simply created trying to look good on that island specifically.

There are also profiles that specify: Day/Night or only Day

Day/Night Profiles: Looks good day and night

Profiles Day: They look good by day, but at night they look very dark, at least for my liking. You can try it to see how it is, maybe you like it.

Shadow profiles lvl 1, 2, 3...
These profiles make the shadows/black color even darker.

(in the pdf that is inside the @ssl folder there are images of samples of the different levels of shadows)

 

SAMPLE IMAGE GALLERY
 

Video 1

 

Video 2


Thread on the armaholic forum

DOWNLOAD from WWW.ARMAHOLIC.COM - Link Dead


DOWNLOAD from WWW.MODDB.COM  NEW Added 03-06-2021



I recommend that you calibrate your monitor if you have never done so, or do not already have a color profile of the monitor itself.

Why calibrate the monitor? simple, all monitors do not look or rather do not show colors in the same way, some are brighter, or more pale, some are dark, etc.
Also sometimes we may have changed the configuration and leave it with too much brightness or more contrast, or leave it as when it arrived from the factory.

With a calibration we make sure that we are seeing the colors correctly or in the best possible way.

Here I leave some links so they can perform a correct monitor calibration

LCD Monitor Test

Online Monitor Test
 

Changelog

Spoiler

version 1.2
Fixed bad sky texture
cleaning and improving the configuration file
Added 6 new color profiles (Desaturated) for those who asked for them, enjoy.
Added "Extra islands fixes" Folder, (in this folder there are some optional islands
Avgani and Afghan Village from Armed Assault, contain some fixes of textures, coordinates, etc.
The islands of the Unsung mod that are separated as optional.)


Added full support following islands:

Aiaktalik
Helmand Valley
Yapal
MCAGCC 29 Palms Beta
Afghanistan - Oruzgan Province
Afghan Valley - Ghor Province
Fayshkhabur
Carraigdubh, co. Leitrim
Mana island, Fiji
Lingor
Dingor
Island Panthera
Cicada
Thirsk
Celle
Esbekistan
Aliabad Region
Hazar-Kot Valley
Capraia
Reshmaan Province
Baghdad
Tigeria
Tropica
CAA1 Project (Rahmadi, Porto, Sahrani, Sahrani United, South Sahrani, etc, etc.)
SMD Sahrani

Note: Remember all Armed Assault "ArmA1" islands, need CAA1 to work correctly.

Vietnam The Experience Islands (27 islands)
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VTE-25km Demo
VTE-7 Mountains
VTE-Aircombat
VTE-Ashau Valley
VTE-Australian AO
VTE-Bra
VTE-Dak Seang
VTE-FSB Gloria
VTE-la Drang
VTE-IIICTZA Parrots Beak
VTE-Ilo
VTE-Iron Triangle
VTE-Khe Sanh
VTE-Ku Bao Tien Massiv
VTE-Long Son
VTE-MDSZ
VTE-Meekong
VTE-Polei Kleng
VTE-Pu Mat Wetlands
VTE-Quan Binh Son
VTE-RIJ Rumble In The Jungle
VTE-RSSZ
VTE-Si Thau Plateau
VTE-TET 68
VTE-Vietnam 12Km
VTE-Vietnam 25Km
VTE-Vinh Thanh


UNSUNG Islands (inside "Extra islands fixes" folder)
--------------

MBG Vietnam
UNSUNG - Low Lands
UNSUNG - S.E.A
UNSUNG - Cao Bang
UNSUNG - Dong Ha
UNSUNG - Ia Drang Valley
UNSUNG - Mekong Delta
UNSUNG - Phu Bai
UNSUNG - Plei Trap Valley



I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. GHOST

 

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Looking forward to trying this out.

Thanks for the mod release. 🙂

 

Edit: @dalber24 did you let me have a look back in 2014 ? I got it on a HDD

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1 minute ago, chrisb said:

Looking forward to trying this out.

Thanks for the mod release. 🙂


Thx Chris, I made some profiles thinking about your taste for strong colors. 😁

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That's nice thanks.. Thought I had it, rang a bell.

Thanks again, I'll be looking at it later. 🙂

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Message sent.

 

You've done a great job with the colour and especially the lighting, makes a real difference. Very nice indeed.

I'll be using it regularly for sure.

Thanks.

🙂

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Thanks for sharing and your dedication!

 

Are you focused on A2/OA, or also may expand this to Arma 3?

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3 hours ago, .kju said:

Thanks for sharing and your dedication!

 

Are you focused on A2/OA, or also may expand this to Arma 3?



Hi .kju,  it's only for OA/CO,  ArmA 3 already has better lighting than this.
I will try to improve it since I am still modifying it, for example I still have to improve the sunrise a bit.

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well A3 terrain lighting has pros and cons. i was mainly asking as i made a GUI editor for living tweaking you may have been interested in 🙂

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3 hours ago, .kju said:

well A3 terrain lighting has pros and cons. i was mainly asking as i made a GUI editor for living tweaking you may have been interested in 🙂


That's very good, it would be interesting to take a look.😃
Here I change values from the cpp, trial and error, to make the color profiles use ppEffects Viewer.

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Just wanted to say thank you for this magnificient job! Finally, after all these years, I can play A2 which looks like normal world, and not some greenish-brownish sad filter out of Matrix movie. That's how this game should look from the day one, and funny how with your mod A2 looks a lot like A3!

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3 hours ago, krzychuzokecia said:

Just wanted to say thank you for this magnificient job! Finally, after all these years, I can play A2 which looks like normal world, and not some greenish-brownish sad filter out of Matrix movie. That's how this game should look from the day one, and funny how with your mod A2 looks a lot like A3! 


Thank you 👍, it may look a little washed, but you have 15 color profiles, with which you can make it look exactly as one needs, among those profiles there are some that you would like.
 

 

1 hour ago, .kju said:


Thanks .kju, I'll take a look, I saw some pictures, it looks very good.

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SSL - Sky Sun & Lighting update to v1.2

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