ROM Hack WRC 10 - Graphics Mod

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WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship - Graphics Mod
For game version 1.0.0

Updates Changelog:

Update #1 [22.03.2022]
Before updating the mod, be sure to completely delete the old version!
  • Fixed crash from the game while loading the track "Croatia - Rude"
  • Reduced chance of crash when loading other tracks
  • Returned weather effects
    • Snow, rain
  • Increased number of particles

Changes:
  • Handheld mode changed to dock [Handheld]
  • Render resolution reduced from 1080p to 720p [Dock]
    • More on these two changes below.
  • Min Dynamic Resolution - 480p [Handheld / Dock]
  • Max Dynamic Resolution - 720p [Handheld / Dock]
  • Image sharpening disabled [Handheld / Dock]
  • Headlight shadows enabled [Handheld]
  • Disabled shadows from lights in HQ [Handheld / Dock]
    • To increase performance
  • Increased resolution of cascaded shadows [Handheld / Dock]
  • 2-cascade shadow mode enabled [Handheld]
  • Increased shadow cascades distances [Handheld / Dock]
  • Increased resolution of static shadows [Handheld / Dock]
  • Texture filtering of some textures changed from linear to anisotropic 4x [Handheld / Dock]
  • Increased vegetations LoD distance [Handheld / Dock]
  • Increased draw distance of objects [Handheld / Dock]
  • Enabled smooth LoD transition of objects and vegetations [Handheld / Dock]
  • Slightly increased the number of objects and vegetation on some tracks [Handheld / Dock]
  • Added road decals on some tracks [Handheld / Dock]
  • Increased fog density on all tracks [Handheld / Dock]
  • Changed time of day on all tracks [Handheld / Dock]
    • Now the time of day is completely identical to the PC version of the game
  • Color Grading Enabled [Handheld / Dock]
  • Vignetting enabled [Handheld / Dock]
  • Motion blur enabled [Handheld / Dock]
  • Bloom Enabled [Handheld / Dock]
  • Sunshafts Enabled [Handheld / Dock]
  • Various other small changes [Handheld / Dock]

Screenshots:
Before (first): without mod + overclocking to 1785/921/1996
After (second): with mod + overclocking to 1785/921/1996

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Download:
WRC_10_v1.0.0_Switch_Graphics_Mod_22.03.2022

Instructions:
Unpack the "atmosphere" folder from the archive and put it in the root of the your SD Card, turn on overclocking and start the game.

About overclocking / performance and more
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It was necessary to change handheld mode to dock and reduce the resolution in the dock because in handheld there were difficulties with shadows.

In handheld mode, I recommend overclocking to the maximum - 1785/921/1600, and even then there will be resolution drops

I did not test it in the dock! In theory, everything will be 1 in 1 as in handheld mode.

There may be various problems in the graphics, and possibly even crashes from the game.
 
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Optimizing a games graphics better then the devs themselves... Really shows how optimized ports like these really are from the comparison screenshots.

Bravo.
 
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Oh wow, now we are talking.
When I first played it I was so disappointed, I can't believe beautiful graphics like Grid auto sport exist but they release this garbage looking game. And it's a shame because the game has really good content.

This makes it so much more enjoyable. Thank you.
 
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Hi @ecl0674 ,
Thanks for the mod.
Is it a possibility to activate heightmaps to give bump to textures ?
Last time on WRC9, I've had SSR, modified anti-aliasing from FXAA to TAA (few differences in render, less power consumer) and moved from linear filtering to bilinear filtering (the documentation of TegraX1 favorises bilinear).
Is it still "SETTINGS.CFG" we need to modify ?
Thanks again and great job
 
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Is it a possibility to activate heightmaps to give bump to textures ?
I don't know how they disabled this. And it's called normal map. Perhaps this is due to the fact that simplified lighting is used. Maybe something else. We got a lot of simplifications on Switch.
SSR doesn't work on all WRC games on Switch. Look at water.
Is it still "SETTINGS.CFG" we need to modify ?
And GRAPHICPRESETSSWITCC.CFG
 
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I don't know how they disabled this. And it's called normal map. Perhaps this is due to the fact that simplified lighting is used. Maybe something else. We got a lot of simplifications on Switch.

SSR doesn't work on all WRC games on Switch. Look at water.

And GRAPHICPRESETSSWITCC.CFG
Hi, yeah I know "heighmaps" are normal maps, I just ask if by changing "false" to "true" in SETTINGS.CFG would activate them. All textures are packed in a single file for each track, but maybe 'heighmaps" are present in these packs but not activated.
BTW, I noticed in GRAPHICPRESETSSWITCC.CFG, all values are the same for "normal" and "boost" presets, is it normal ?
Thanks, contrarely to WRC9, you have way more settings avalaible.
PS: is there any way to create severals presets in order to activate mod when docked but remain normal in handled to save power cell ?
THX for your work
 
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is it normal ?
Yes. See changes in first post.
activate mod when docked but remain normal in handled
With this mod you cannot set different settings for the two modes (see the first post again). I did a trick that makes it read some settings from the PC section of some files. And now if I bring back handheld mode (now it's always docked), the game will break (shadows will break, performance will be terrible). This was the only way (in my opinion) to improve dynamic shadows. This mod was desinged to play in handheld mode only with a charger. And I don't care the dock mode. Sorry.
 
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Are you joking, right?
No? Yeah, you gotta overclock for to reach that quality, but it doesn't justify how badly it looks in comparison. Find it very hard to believe the game couldn't have shipped with graphics similarly lower to how it looks overclocked.
 

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After some testing I'd like to report that the tracks "Rude" and "Rude reverse", from Croatia Rally will always crash the game when loading reaches 45%.

Also, rain and snow simply won't show (the drop effects on the camera do however), extreme conditions events are not as fun without them.
 
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Hi @ecl0674 , could be possible to share the "SETTINGS.CFG" raw version please ?
@lemonmaster , you're right, the problem is they pass from high end hardware to the switch just by slimming the engine. If they spend time on baking some maps, the game would look way better without needed OC.
 

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After some testing I'd like to report that the tracks "Rude" and "Rude reverse", from Croatia Rally will always crash the game when loading reaches 45%.

Also, rain and snow simply won't show (the drop effects on the camera do however), extreme conditions events are not as fun without them.
Thanks for the feedback. "Rude" has been fixed, I will update my mod soon.
As I said in the first post, yes, there may be crashes with my mod. Probably this is not the last broken track.
I apologize for this. Now I need to spend some more time checking all the other tracks.

About rain and snow. i'll see what i can do.
could be possible to share the "SETTINGS.CFG" raw version please ?
Just unpack the .nsp
 
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Thanks for the feedback. "Rude" has been fixed, I will update my mod soon.
As I said in the first post, yes, there may be crashes with my mod. Probably this is not the last broken track.
I apologize for this. Now I need to spend some more time checking all the other tracks.

About rain and snow. i'll see what i can do.

Just unpack the .nsp
Well, I would have did it but since I updated atmo, my own keys are always wrongly back up by Lockpick, even when I format the sd. That's why, I can't use nxdumptool. Trust me, if it was possible, I wouldn't have wait for your post :whip:
 

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Well, I would have did it but since I updated atmo, my own keys are always wrongly back up by Lockpick, even when I format the sd. That's why, I can't use nxdumptool. Trust me, if it was possible, I wouldn't have wait for your post :whip:
Here. And also one more.
 

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Update #1 [22.03.2022]
Before updating the mod, be sure to completely delete the old version!
  • Fixed crash from the game while loading the track "Croatia - Rude"
  • Reduced chance of crash when loading other tracks
  • Returned weather effects
    • Snow, rain
  • Increased number of particles
Available in the first post
 

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Update #1 [22.03.2022]
Before updating the mod, be sure to completely delete the old version!
  • Fixed crash from the game while loading the track "Croatia - Rude"
  • Reduced chance of crash when loading other tracks
  • Returned weather effects
    • Snow, rain
  • Increased number of particles
Available in the first post
This is awesome. I've been playing for hours without any issue now. Thank you!

Sometimes the game even looks beautiful, which is a lot to say given how bad the stock experience is.

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Hi @Zkajavier, What are your gaming experiences ?
Do you play plugged handled with oc ? Dock handle settings oc ? or simply Dock, with the mod ?
Can you play docked oc modded ?
Thanks
 
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