[NFSW] 8K HDRI Skyboxes by BadassBaboon

Category: Textures | Game: Need for Speed: World

[NFSW] 8K HDRI Skyboxes

8K High Dynamic Range Imaging Skybox

This is NOT a TexEd .tpf mod, it goes directly in the game files.

Since NFS World is still a popular online racing title mainly thanks to Soapbox Raceworld, and many people still showcase wonderful screenshots of this game to this date, I've decided to bring 8K HDRI skyboxes to this game. Each skybox matches with the color palette of the game, improving upon the vanilla look of the game.

Current version - 2.0:
  • Stretched skyboxes are now fixed
  • Removed DXT5 compression from some skybox textures to improve quality
  • Night sky over-saturation issue has been fixed


Note that the ambient color will shift depending on which map zone you're in, this adds to the sky variety.
Note 2 If you play online on Soapbox Raceworld, some servers might use their own custom skies, which might override this mod.


Scifox (February 20, 2022 @ 13:56)
ayo i put the thing in game files but it no work

brianjai (October 21, 2020 @ 07:14)
btw do I need to downscale all of it by 50%? or just downscale all these 8k textures are enough?

brianjai (October 21, 2020 @ 07:06)
When it works, it looks beautiful. And no major slowdown is detected (max everything+reshade)

but 80% of the time I have out of memory problem with that

brianjai (October 21, 2020 @ 07:05)
man my PC have a GTX1050ti with 4GB VRAM, and 16GB of ddr4.

And I still encounter issues 80% of the time

BadassBaboon (October 12, 2020 @ 21:37)
@biranjai You'd need a PC with 2GB+ VRAM and at least 8GB of RAM to avoid running into memory issues. And I don't think I'll be downscaling the textures, feel free to do it for yourself if you wish.

Uploaded at: October 09, 2020 @ 19:01