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File Name: Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 (72.20 MB) Download
Author: Skoaler (Uploaded by Skoaler)
Date Added: 11-11-22
Downloads: 81
Grade: Not Rated
Description
Now updated to V12

V12 UPDATES ARE

New added Light shafts.. Both from above sun rays and below sun light shafts.. Most mods are updated with it.. It gives a new (Zing) to all views.. Kinda like a stage lighting rock concert with all the natural sunlight light beams.. Just now got to edit these... They make a nice add touch...

ALSO--- NEW V12 MOD (! A! Skoaler SH4 StandAlone SUB DUB CLIK -GO MOD) This is the mod I made that lets you access the SUB's Full views.. 360 view (Above and below the water) Even when you dive below water - this camera will stay with your exterior view.. This is now available in the (STANDALONE) basic SH4 .. To use.. Load any SH4 mission or patrol... A new menu icon will appear in green called (SUB) Hover your mouse over it and it will change to (DUB CLIK) ..so next Double click your mouse on it and you will be transformed into this new view.. You will be able to see all the action above and below water by using the mouse rotating around.. This mod as good as all but eliminates the user camera -- No more chasing after your boat with the user camera.. Now you are locked camera to it (Above and below water) and do not have to to try and find your boat




Hi .. These mods used in your JSGME program mod adder will be the best you can get to re-generate SH4 for weather.. Rain.. Clouds.. water .. and colors of all.. View never seen before beautiful SH4 seas.. Sky's and weather.. There are many mods to try (One by one in JSGME) Also are many (Standalone version mods) -- these are stripped down mods that you can try in JSGME with other Sh4 mods -- Just activate and (Overwrite mine last) for best results.. When SH4 was released .. the Devs were paid and left it (as is) I have found many ways to edit the files either from their own files with (Notepad) (Or) using a Hex editor .. A lot of this is complicated,, I have worked on MS Flight simulator files for years.. With Alphasim to Abacus.. To my own RDJ Simulations company.. just me... There are not many game simulators out there that allow 3rd party devs to edit them anymore... At least easily like FSX MS2020 and of course SH4.. SH4 is a great game to edit simply because the engines they used are are very good .. It is just that the game got update cancelled years ago.. This is a great game for future dev's to cut their teeth on.. For instance (About 10 years or so ago the MS Flight simulator X came out.. I was working for Abacus at that time building aircraft carrier models.. There was one (Catapult) launcher on the new FSX carrier that (Would not work) for all 3rd party dev's that were making FSX addons with their own carriers.. I used a (Hex editor) to look into it ... And I found there was an (Lower case) letter used in the carrier's catapult that did not match the (Developer SDK text that had higher case letter) I presented that find to the MS flight sim forum world .. (And they all fixed their carriers with it) Anyway that is how important a (Hex editor can be) -- So get one.. There are many free ones

V9 UPDATES ARE

New (FOG) updates.. The fog sh4 engine is updated.. Hurricane mods with blowing rain and cloud fog..Both in color and Black n white-- and of course new improoved wave swells
Other are some rain mods now have the new fog.. some have clear with rain and others have wild fog patches that go by your boat.. Other updates are - all black n white mods are now black n white underwater too.. A few other updates.. More updates to come


New weather updates.. I re-edited the (Fog) and rain values.. So there are now new subs (In any mission or patrol) that start out with just Light fog or heavy fog but no rain.. I edited out the rain so it would not appear.. so all you get is either light fog or heavy fog..Great for SH4 quick missions.. The enemy AI act very different with this fog.. You will have to load a quick mission to experience it! These are also implemented in the (Standalone mods) The standalone mods are just basic mods that do not have all my other edits such as cameras or periscope mods and some clouds mods or envionmental adds.. The Standalones are so you can use with default SH4 or with other peoples mods.. However - you must drag mine in (Last) in JSGME over theirs and overwrite for best result..

Other updates are with the (Rain) various mods now have blowing around rain.. Lighter rain.. Fat rain.. Rain that comes up intead of down.. You know (Forrest Gump Vietnam rain) You will have to see it to know Other updates are various reflections.. and now even a (Black) water SH4 sea.. that even SH5 does not have.. Strange to see.. Great for dark SH4 quick missions

1 NEW Scene.dat for most mods .. By accident and experiment I infused one of my old edited (Scene.dats) and it resulted in incredible water improovements with whitecaps and other stuff.. When I seen it I knew this gives SH4 a run to SH5's graphics.. I have always thought that the SH4 Dev guy that did the water and waves was let go as the funding for SH4 ran out.. At least (We) are allowed to edit this stuff.. I do not even know what I did in this particular (Scene.dat) that made the water better and beautiful.. But I did know how to go back into it to edit other stuff like wave Height and speed and keep the other intact... The result is (Version 5) and it adds incredible wave and water ripples and reflections.. I tested over many missions and at different times of day... so TrY it oUT! I overwrote most of my mods with this but will continue with the others


2 Better Black n white mods.. Improoved exterior black n white to give you that old WW2 movie look.. Like Run silent run deep movie.. or Destination Tokyo .. or John wayne .. you know that one.. The exterior is now more washed black n white... (However) it took a lot of re editing the underwater and interior to get it right as the exterior edit had effects on those ...
NOTE -- for the Black n White mods you (MUST) have (Post processes) Checked in the Options - Graphics so it will show pure black n white... otherwise it will have traces of color in it...

3 Extra Torpedoes mod -- (! AA EXXTRA Skoaler (Load Any SH4 Mission) for Extra Torpedoes) Load this seperate in JSGME to get up to about 50 torpedoes as you load a SH4 Mission or War Patrol.. This is a little buggy but it works.. If you do get a CTD then just reload SH4 and go back to the same load and it should work and load it with the extra torpedoes..

4 Saved games.. SH4 save game location usually is
C:\Users\YOUR PC USER NAME\OneDrive\Documents\SH4\data\cfg\SaveGames

or

C:\Users\YOUR PC USER NAME\Documents\SH4\data\cfg\SaveGames

Copy these SK saved games included (Skoaler (! AA EXXTRA Load Any SH4 Mission) Save games) Folder into your SH4 saved game location.. These should load with extra torpedoes, Rain and other stuff..

5 I added my (Press O or F5) mods to some of the mods.. These are mods that have huge waves or swells.. But it lets you to not be kicked off the deck.. Like the deck gun or anywhere else.. Waves will pass over you and you can (When clear) continue shooting from the surface.. These mods will load (At first) with a (Black screen) ... Just press (O) for Observation periscope (Or) press (F5) for conning deck.. and the game will appear.. .. Click any surface deck .. and as water waves wipe over you will not be kicked into the interior command room or control room.. You can even ride the sub underwater on the deck gun...


Welcome to the Skoalers SH4 (Weather mods) These mods edit the quick missions and single patrols allowing rain or other various weather such as ominous storm build up or various sea waves and wind -- as you start each mission or patrol..

There is also a Default (Standalone mod) That you can use in SH4 from scratch with no other addons
(1!AA SKOALER SH4 DEFAULT Standalone (Load any mission) with RAIN) - all missions start with rain
and
(1!AA SKOALER SH4 DEFAULT Standalone (Load any mission) with Ominous WX)- all missions start with heavy clouds

To use

Copy my mods Into your JSGME (Mods folder) and activate it

Next - load any (Quick mission) in SH4 and it will start out with (Rain storms) instead of clear weather..Or other weather depending on which mod activated.. Save your game at any time and you will have a rainy storm battle save game or other... It is really different









So... this will be updated

Skoaler.. Semper Fi.. USMC Recon...
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Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-04-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-04-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-04-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-04-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-04-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-07-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-07-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-16-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-21-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-25-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-25-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 12-25-22
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 01-03-23
Skoaler SH4 Weather (All missions) MODZ V11 by Skoaler on 01-05-23

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Comments
Skoaler
11-12-22 at 07:14 PM
Now updated to V2.. Now Includes (Standalone) Default SH4 mods So you can load SH4 from default and use the mods with SH4 alone or with any one else mods you may have activated in JSGME.. So you can start any mission with all out rain storms or just ominous approaching weather. Plus some of my own mods such as (Hurricane waves) and others that have clear sky but blowing new waves never seen.. at least automatically as you load a mission..
Skoaler
11-21-22 at 08:53 PM
Updated to V4

V4 UPDATES ARE
1 Better Black n white mods.. Improoved exterior black n white to give you that old WW2 movie look.. Like Run silent run deep movie.. or Destination Tokyo .. or John wayne .. you know that one.. The exterior is now more washed black n white... (However) it took a lot of re editing the underwater and interior to get it right as the exterior edit had effects on those ...

2 I added my (Press O or F5) mods to some of the mods.. These are mods that have huge waves or swells.. But it lets you to not be kicked off the deck.. Like the deck gun or anywhere else.. Waves will pass over you and you can (When clear) continue shooting from the surface.. These mods will load (At first) with a (Black screen) ... Just press (O) for Observation periscope (Or) press (F5) for conning deck.. and the game will appear.. .. Click any surface deck .. and as water waves wipe over you will not be kicked into the interior command room or control room.. You can even ride the sub underwater on the deck gun...
Skoaler
11-21-22 at 09:19 PM

To NOTE- These mods fot JSGME are intended to be only loaded from a SH4 mission or war patrol (Only) to work correctly... Using a saved game of yours may not appear as intended using these mods.. For instance (Rain) will not appear if you use one of your saved games with these mods...You must load from (Scratch) a SH4 mission or war patrol to get the mod results.. You (Can) however (Save the game) and the mod results will (save) that way... So there is that!
Skoaler
11-22-22 at 09:05 PM
Now in V5 mode.. These new updated V5 mods give you the best .. New water and waves look
Skoaler
11-25-22 at 09:47 PM
New -- Standalone Mod with extra torpedoes.. added.. experimental
Also new saved games... that you can copy into your SH4 saved game location and get incredible set ups in missions and war patrols...
Skoaler
11-30-22 at 09:43 PM
nEW Updates.. again.. There is always something new to edit... New single patrol and single missions edits.. Changing the wind speed gives various new sea and waves .. Edited sea foam with it.. There are so many things and looks you can get compared to the SH4 final Bland looking release.. An editable game.. We will not see that again...
Skoaler
12-04-22 at 10:49 PM
New update tonite.. SH4 Wild clouds... (see the last pic) This is in tonight's upload and will be updated for continued work Ons.... I found some values to not only get different water reflection via -the clouds .. but later edits edited the clouds themselves .. There are even more weather options.. Will post again as updates are figured out -- Skoaler
Skoaler
12-07-22 at 08:55 PM
New update tonite.. Added are standalone (Cloud mods)
New Standalone cloud mods.. These are to be activated in JSGME with default SH4.. Or you can activate them with other mods.. Just make sure you activate it (Last) and overwrite.. Clik (yes) to overwrite .. and try it..... This gives you other weathered clouds... some are (Wild looking) others are just bigger,, brighter ... or various mix of white n gray

Plus all my other mods are updated.. with these new incredible clouds.. It really gives SH4 a new breath of life I think...
Skoaler
12-12-22 at 08:30 PM
New update.. Small update... New ripple water in the waves.. Did not know that was there in one of thw Water.PS files.. It makes a big detail difference though
Skoaler
12-13-22 at 08:31 PM
New update again to V6.. I found some new Shader files that work the water and waves and even reflections.. It just keeps going on and on to improve SH4 .. The water engine was obviously deve'd into this game and left (as is).. However it can be edited to incredible new looks.. It just takes time.. I go through each entry and test.. Every once in a while I find something that will change the appearance of SH4 and I re upload my mods.. I think I am as close as far as it can go.. Check it out when you have time
Skoaler
12-16-22 at 08:32 PM
Now updated to V7.. New weather codes were edited.. Now with extreme lightning effects and better clear rain without all the fog.. so you can fight battles with bright white clouds with light rain to doom clouds.. Also the Standalone mods are updated so you can load SH4 from default and get the weather and cloud effects
Skoaler
12-20-22 at 06:36 PM
New update for v7.. Just more tweaking the files and re naming the better ones to appear at the top of the list .. I finaly figured out the (Fog) code to edit it to remove fog during my mods set with rain.. Now you get a clearer sea view but (With rain) and incredible clouds.. And edited rain to where it is not so big and intrusive.. Some mods are like with (light rain) now but with unusual seas and clouds
Skoaler
12-27-22 at 07:50 PM
Now updated to V8... "I shoulda had a V8" Ha!
Skoaler
12-30-22 at 09:26 PM
Now updated to V9.. This thing just keeps going on and on.. Now new Hex edits on the water waves.. LargeWavesArmonics and LargeWavesCoef.. do wonders making SH4 surpass SH5.. plus the added colors and reflections.. Other updates are various Fog mods without rain.. and various rain mods without fog.. Still trying to work out the lightning.. I have it firing like crazy but so far it does not follow the sub.. Stay tuned
Skoaler
01-04-23 at 10:31 PM
New Update tonite.. I updated the Fog mods..
Skoalers (Load Any SH4 Mission) (WilDClouDs) LIGHT FOGGY seas
To the medium to heavy sea fog... I was about to give up but then at the last edit of a certain SH4 (VolumetricFog) file I hit it... I got wild fog like little clouds all around.. I will never forget my first parachute jump in the military at Ft Benning.. Right before we jumped I looked out one of the little round windows and saw a small round cloud go by.. That is kinda what you will see here - as you take your sub out to any mission or patrol.. Just load any of my FOGGY mods...
Skoaler
01-07-23 at 08:53 PM
New update to V 10 ..


V10 UPDATES ARE

New (FOG) updates.. The fog sh4 engine is updated.. Hurricane mods with blowing rain and cloud fog.. These are incredible to do a quick war mission.. It is a hurricane fight !!! ..Both in color and Black n white-- and of course new improoved wave swells
Other are some rain mods now have the new fog.. some have clear with rain and others have wild fog patches that go by your boat.. Other updates are - all black n white mods are now black n white underwater too.. A few other updates.. More updates to come
Skoaler
01-12-23 at 11:06 PM
Will have a (MAJOR) update Tomorrow.. After finally (Re installing SH4) from scratch and testing (I found) I have a problem with the (Camera.dat file) It- for some reason keeps all my mods from loading in JSGME.. after I fix that file (Or just delete it) I will post the new V11 SH4 in the forums.. I usually re install SH4 often for testing but I have not lately in about 3 months... my fault .. Strange what a fresh re install test can do.. ThankX
Skoaler
01-13-23 at 09:22 PM
V11 is now available.. I had just (one) hex edit in the (Camera.dat) that caused all my mods to not load --After I did a fresh re install from UBISOFT Game Launcher to my Drive C.. I suggest for all to re- install SH4 from clean scratch --- For my mods to work.. ThanXZ
Skoaler
01-16-23 at 09:13 PM
New updated (Cameras) A new Standalone----(! A EXXTRA Skoaler (Load Any SH4 Mission) FREE CAMERA -will load last LocATiON)


This overwrite mod in JSGME program will make the (Free user camera) Load and (stay in place) When you click the cam icon again.. (It will not be on the boat) It will be wherever you first activated it.. It will be slightly underwater at first.. Use the (Shift + arrow keys) as usual and maneuver around.. This mod also has the (Camera lock to sub) ... When you get close to your sub the camera will lock on to it (Best at slow speeds and underwater) You can with this mod actually have the free camera follow the sub.. Instead of having to chase after it (YOU MUST ACTIVATE THIS MOD LAST IN JSGME) over all mods - For it to work.. When prompted-- click (Yes) to overwrite in JSGME

The best reason for this mod (Is it gives you an extra view as you camera lock on) You can still (break away) The free camera -- and go anywhere as usual.. Then use it to find your sub (Above or below water) and get close and (Camera lock onto it again)
Skoaler
01-20-23 at 09:46 PM
NEW UPDATE TO V12

New added Light shafts.. Both from above sun rays and below sun light shafts.. Most mods are updated with it.. It gives a new (Zing) to all views.. Kinda like a stage lighting rock concert with all the natural sunlight light beams.. Just now got to edit these... They make a nice add touch...

ALSO--- NEW V12 MOD (! A! Skoaler SH4 StandAlone SUB DUB CLIK -GO MOD) This is the mod I made that lets you access the SUB's Full views.. 360 view (Above and below the water) Even when you dive below water - this camera will stay with your exterior view.. This is now available in the (STANDALONE) basic SH4 .. To use.. Load any SH4 mission or patrol... A new menu icon will appear in green called (SUB) Hover your mouse over it and it will change to (DUB CLIK) ..so next Double click your mouse on it and you will be transformed into this new view.. You will be able to see all the action above and below water by using the mouse rotating around.. This mod as good as all but eliminates the user camera -- No more chasing after your boat with the user camera.. Now you are locked camera to it (Above and below water) and do not have to to try and find your boat


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