Nvidia is Releasing its Own Fallout 4 Mod Titled Vault 1080 This Friday

Nvidia is Releasing its Own Fallout 4 Mod Titled Vault 1080 This Friday

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One of the newest mods for Fallout 4 is being developed by the folks at Nvidia.

When it comes to showing off new graphics tech, you can't beat having a new game to use it in. Nvidia is bringing its newest, " super-advanced lighting and shadows" to a brand-new Fallout 4 mod named Vault 1080.

Vault 1080 is being developed in-house at Nvidia as a showcase, and is coming to Bethesda.net tomorrow. It features Vault 1080, which is similar in size and scope to other vaults you've encountered in the Commonwealth. There will be a brand new questline to complete, and plenty of Vault occupants to encounter. Nvidia describes the vault as,

"It's a Fallout vault like you've never seen before. It's certainly taken its toll on its occupants. They've become a congregation that embraces the darkness and sickness, and they've done it - so they believe - to survive. They're not the friendliest bunch. But is the whole thing built on lies? The truth is deep within Vault 1080, through a whole lot of fearful mystery. Find it and decide for yourself whether the monsters deserve their salvation... or not."

Vault 1080 is coming to PC via Bethesda.net tomorrow, September 2.

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Well. I can't wait to see what they have in store :D

Is there any word on if this mod will come to consoles in any form?

Matthew Lynch:
Is there any word on if this mod will come to consoles in any form?

Looking just at those pictures, if it does, it'll have to be heavily dialed down. Just the fog and lighting effects would choke the shit out of the Xbox One and PS4.

Oh, cool. The Nuka-World DLC got me back into playing, so I'll try it out. Probably won't be able to until Sunday though.[1]

[1] Australia's early timezone usually means releaseDate+1 and I'm busy Saturday. :(

Matthew Lynch:
Is there any word on if this mod will come to consoles in any form?

I doubt it. The consoles use amd hardware so I don't think nvidia would even try to make a console compatible version. That and I don't think the hardware overall is strong enough to make anything close to what they're aiming for.

The lighting in these photos looks much better than vanilla FO4 (which is shit). I'm looking forward to it. I wonder if the lighting will be used throughout the game, or if it'll be limited to only the new vault.

Do you need a 4k monitor to see 4K textures, ehh ? :)

Matthew Lynch:
Is there any word on if this mod will come to consoles in any form?

Doubt it. PC people love hoarding things to themselves.

Matthew Lynch:
Is there any word on if this mod will come to consoles in any form?

There's no word on it yet, but I would be kind of surprised if it does. It's obviously intended to be a mod that shows off graphic cards - specifically Nvidia's lighting effects. Since both consoles use AMD cards, I doubt Nvidia is going to be falling all over itself to show them off.

Godbeams - the new lensflare. Why blind your audience with fake 1980s camera effects when you can wash out scenery with fake lightbeams?

Built

ffronw:
But is the whole thing built on lies? The truth is deep within Vault 1080, through a whole lot of fearful mystery."

From the sounds of it it should've been called Vault 970!
Vault 3.5Gb?
Anyone?

ffronw:
"It's a Fallout vault like you've never seen before. It's certainly taken its toll on its occupants.

It's run by AMD :O

Lillowh:
Built

ffronw:
But is the whole thing built on lies? The truth is deep within Vault 1080, through a whole lot of fearful mystery."

From the sounds of it it should've been called Vault 970!
Vault 3.5Gb?
Anyone?

I found both very good.

I'm wondering about that nobody here sees this as a atmosphere/lore-breaking mod. 1080 vaults?

Charcharo:
Do you need a 4k monitor to see 4K textures, ehh ? :)

I cannot tell if you are being serious or not but no. You do not even need a 4K monitor to see 8K or 16K textures (I am an intermediate CGI artist so I know what I am talking about)

A texture is wrapped around the entire model so the higher the pixel density the clearer it will appear on the model. It is for this reason that it is not uncommon to have a separate texture for each individual limb, the torso, and head. Imagine pelting a bear and trying to fit that skin on a perfect square just big enough. You will find that there is a lot of empty space in between the limbs, so on an so forth and stretching the pelt to fit the square perfectly would not work as it will compress and distort the texture. If you were to slice each limb off and fit it into a square, covering up more overall real-estate, you would be able to work with lower resolutions as more pixels fit overall on the mesh. However, if you are working with a large model (like a building or a boss monster) then you would require much larger resolution textures anyways since it means the pixel density is more spread out combined with being able to get a much closer look at whatever it is given its relative size to your character.

Each square could be 1K all the way up to 4K in a game depending upon its relative size and importance. Since it is wrapped around a model, you will not see the full pixel density of a 4K texture, only what is facing you and depending upon the efficiency of unwrapping, the model will affect the overall pixel distribution and thus how crisp it will look.

RaikuFA:

Matthew Lynch:
Is there any word on if this mod will come to consoles in any form?

Doubt it. PC people love hoarding things to themselves.

Such as? High res textures? Full mod support/community patches? Proprietary tech like Gameworks and TressFX? Cause there's a good reason stuff like that is kept on the other side of the fence.

Charcharo:
Do you need a 4k monitor to see 4K textures, ehh ? :)

Thats not how it works and you know it.

RaikuFA:

Matthew Lynch:
Is there any word on if this mod will come to consoles in any form?

Doubt it. PC people love hoarding things to themselves.

Yes, all PC gamers are running a secret conspiracy to keep you specifically from getting your hands on our mods.

Strazdas:

Charcharo:
Do you need a 4k monitor to see 4K textures, ehh ? :)

Thats not how it works and you know it.

RaikuFA:

Matthew Lynch:
Is there any word on if this mod will come to consoles in any form?

Doubt it. PC people love hoarding things to themselves.

Yes, all PC gamers are running a secret conspiracy to keep you specifically from getting your hands on our mods.

shush, im bringing your spilling of pc gaming secrets up at the next international "we hate consoles pc's rule conference"

seriously though they might bring it to x-box with the settings turned down, but as far as i know no playstation mods have been released yet

Strazdas:

Charcharo:
Do you need a 4k monitor to see 4K textures, ehh ? :)

Thats not how it works and you know it.

RaikuFA:

Matthew Lynch:
Is there any word on if this mod will come to consoles in any form?

Doubt it. PC people love hoarding things to themselves.

Yes, all PC gamers are running a secret conspiracy to keep you specifically from getting your hands on our mods.

No, PC people just love acting like assholes when it comes to people trying to learn how to be more PC savvy.

RaikuFA:

No, PC people just love acting like assholes when it comes to people trying to learn how to be more PC savvy.

Nah, ive seen quote the opposite, people going out of their way to teach others how to be more PC savvy.

Strazdas:

RaikuFA:

No, PC people just love acting like assholes when it comes to people trying to learn how to be more PC savvy.

Nah, ive seen quote the opposite, people going out of their way to teach others how to be more PC savvy.

That wasn't my experience. Trying to learn about it in school was gatekeeping central. Hell, it took me over a year to find out why Amnesia wouldn't work. Plus when my computer broke only guy who can fix it wanted $200 just for a diagnostic.

RaikuFA:

Strazdas:

RaikuFA:

No, PC people just love acting like assholes when it comes to people trying to learn how to be more PC savvy.

Nah, ive seen quote the opposite, people going out of their way to teach others how to be more PC savvy.

That wasn't my experience. Trying to learn about it in school was gatekeeping central. Hell, it took me over a year to find out why Amnesia wouldn't work. Plus when my computer broke only guy who can fix it wanted $200 just for a diagnostic.

Sounds like some shitty experience you had there. Hopefully you experience the good side of PC gaming in the future.

Strazdas:

RaikuFA:

Strazdas:

Nah, ive seen quote the opposite, people going out of their way to teach others how to be more PC savvy.

That wasn't my experience. Trying to learn about it in school was gatekeeping central. Hell, it took me over a year to find out why Amnesia wouldn't work. Plus when my computer broke only guy who can fix it wanted $200 just for a diagnostic.

Sounds like some shitty experience you had there. Hopefully you experience the good side of PC gaming in the future.

I want to, but my PC is all the way in CA while I'm in NJ.

*sigh
At least stick to canon. Vaults don't go over 3 digits.

Only on Bethesda.net? Well that significantly reduced the chance of me downloading it. Also 5 bucks says the sickness they worship is just people who've turned into Ghouls. It'll be like the opposite of Jason and his Bright Brotherhood from New Vegas.

Makabriel:
*sigh
At least stick to canon. Vaults don't go over 3 digits.

TRANSMISSION INTERRUPT>>>>>

System Compromised at Data Sectors 423, 584, 209, 371...

ERROR
ERROR
ERROR...

image

"Actually, we DID make JUST ONE Vault like that, and that's the one. You'll love this. It's in stunning resolution, but we designed the entire place to cause motion sickness to anyone inside. Just watch and see. It's a laugh and a half."

RESTART IN PROGRESS

3...2...1...

SYSTEM REBOOTED>>>>>

Saulkar:

Charcharo:
Do you need a 4k monitor to see 4K textures, ehh ? :)

I cannot tell if you are being serious or not but no. You do not even need a 4K monitor to see 8K or 16K textures (I am an intermediate CGI artist so I know what I am talking about)

A texture is wrapped around the entire model so the higher the pixel density the clearer it will appear on the model. It is for this reason that it is not uncommon to have a separate texture for each individual limb, the torso, and head. Imagine pelting a bear and trying to fit that skin on a perfect square just big enough. You will find that there is a lot of empty space in between the limbs, so on an so forth and stretching the pelt to fit the square perfectly would not work as it will compress and distort the texture. If you were to slice each limb off and fit it into a square, covering up more overall real-estate, you would be able to work with lower resolutions as more pixels fit overall on the mesh. However, if you are working with a large model (like a building or a boss monster) then you would require much larger resolution textures anyways since it means the pixel density is more spread out combined with being able to get a much closer look at whatever it is given its relative size to your character.

Each square could be 1K all the way up to 4K in a game depending upon its relative size and importance. Since it is wrapped around a model, you will not see the full pixel density of a 4K texture, only what is facing you and depending upon the efficiency of unwrapping, the model will affect the overall pixel distribution and thus how crisp it will look.

Strazdas:

Charcharo:
Do you need a 4k monitor to see 4K textures, ehh ? :)

Thats not how it works and you know it.

RaikuFA:

Matthew Lynch:
Is there any word on if this mod will come to consoles in any form?

Doubt it. PC people love hoarding things to themselves.

Yes, all PC gamers are running a secret conspiracy to keep you specifically from getting your hands on our mods.

I am educating the Escapist guys... of course I know it... wasnt the smiley enough???

Holy Hell...

You should have made a winky smiley, ;)

Now THAT shows class and comedy.

Makabriel:
*sigh
At least stick to canon. Vaults don't go over 3 digits.

In my head, its a fake vault not made by vault tec.

Charcharo:

I am educating the Escapist guys... of course I know it... wasnt the smiley enough???

Holy Hell...

NO! It also requires one third of your soul so hand it over!

after trying it. its got great lighting effects, in an otherwise pretty damn dark vault that's very easy to get turned around in. there is lots of scrap and ammo.

that said i would hold off for the time being, while its interesting for 45-60 minute dungeon crawl, its a bit buggy to the extent of activating a console meant i permanently lost vats. i thought i was going to have to reload a game hours earlier but someone posted a console command workaround that reactivates vats

*edit*

Apparently they fixed the vats issue with the latest patch thank goodness

So, what, is my AMD Raedeon R9 290 4GB not worthy of this mod then?

 

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