Max LOD Mod

Sami 1999

Reserve Team
Yeah, it maximizes the LODs. So no more low poly zombies during gameplay.

Download Link

You gotta use it via Frosty Editor. I tried exporting to mod format for use with Frosty'sModManager but then I can't launch the game. It just gives an error.


Anyway, here's the tutorial to do it by yourself:



Go to [root]\content\common\configs\lodgroups

Then double click on player_lodgroup



Now expand lods> [1]

And then expand coverage_0, coverage_1, coverage_2.

Now at right side, you will see three sets of lodvalues [Each of them represents lod values for each coverage group, highlighted in respective colors].

Set the values to 1000 for coverage_0

Set the values to 0 for coverage_1 and coverage_2




Credits:

Fidel Gameplay
Tajamul Husen
Sami 1999

Thanks to Frosty's tools aswell.



Screenshots:




Also, let me know why exporting it to mod format and trying to launch it via Frosty'sModManager causes error and crash. Maybe I screwed something up? Or maybe it's because of the updates.


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Update: Tutorial for editing LODs with CD File Explorer 18:


Same as Frosty's Editor. But the location is at "Bundles\win32\fifa\fifagame\fifagame" double click on fifagame.

Then on the bottom section of the tool,

"fifagame\content\common\configs\lodgroups\player_lodgrp" double click on player_lodgrp.

Then change the values as shown in the screenshot.
You can do the same for all other "member" trees. Just make sure "Coverage 0" is 1000 and "Coverage 1 and 2" are 0 for high and low.

For some reason, the location on File Explorer is different than that of Frosty's editor. But whatever.


Credits:

@regularcat

Special thanks to regularcat for telling me where the files are located on CGFE 18. And thanks to Shawminator for File Explorer 18.
 
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Sami 1999

Reserve Team
Nice share, I could have told you what you needed to edit you know.
Well now we know why lods didn't work properly last time you send me the files. Its because EA changed coverage_2 values with Update 4 and thats why LODs didn't max out when you changed the values.

Anyway, I didn't ask you cause Shawminators tool isn't released yet. This lod with Frosty's tool can cause ban when playing online.
 

daniel.ok

Reserve Team
Well now we know why lods didn't work properly last time you send me the files. Its because EA changed coverage_2 values with Update 4 and thats why LODs didn't max out when you changed the values.

Anyway, I didn't ask you cause Shawminators tool isn't released yet. This lod with Frosty's tool can cause ban when playing online.

I've heard a couple o ppl talking about Shawminator's tool for FIFA18 editing ... can you please detail? what it's about?
 

Sami 1999

Reserve Team
Thanks for sharing mate :)
You're welcome.

I've heard a couple o ppl talking about Shawminator's tool for FIFA18 editing ... can you please detail? what it's about?

Basically Shawminator is making CG file Explorer 18 I guess. But it should be better than Frosty's Tool since we can import models and textures, add extra head models and we don't need to run FiFA 18 using any tool either. Just lauch FiFA 18 from Origin and poof.

That's all I have heard, but I don't know for sure.
 

regularcat

Manager
Moderator
Well now we know why lods didn't work properly last time you send me the files. Its because EA changed coverage_2 values with Update 4 and thats why LODs didn't max out when you changed the values.

Anyway, I didn't ask you cause Shawminators tool isn't released yet. This lod with Frosty's tool can cause ban when playing online.

I play Pro Clubs and have yet to have a problem with it, fingers crossed.
 

Sami 1999

Reserve Team
I play Pro Clubs and have yet to have a problem with it, fingers crossed.
You mean with Shawminators tool or Frosty Editor?

Cause I plyaed FuT, Seasons and Pro Clubs with your lod (made by Shawminators tool) and didnt get a ban.

Dont know what will happen with Frostys mod. Cause EA doesnt like having any other software (like cheat engine or something) hooked up with Fifa while playing online.
 

regularcat

Manager
Moderator
You mean with Shawminators tool or Frosty Editor?

Cause I plyaed FuT, Seasons and Pro Clubs with your lod (made by Shawminators tool) and didnt get a ban.

Dont know what will happen with Frostys mod. Cause EA doesnt like having any other software (like cheat engine or something) hooked up with Fifa while playing online.

I don't really know how Frosty Tool works, I have never downloaded it.
I use shawminator's tool strictly.
 

Chuny

Chairman
Staff member
Administrator
Super Moderator
Great Sami!
Is it possible to share this as a FMM file? I have the rest of the mods in that format so I would like to have this as well. If I ran this through Frosty Editor then the ones from Mod Manager won't load.
 

Sami 1999

Reserve Team
Great Sami!
Is it possible to share this as a FMM file? I have the rest of the mods in that format so I would like to have this as well. If I ran this through Frosty Editor then the ones from Mod Manager won't load.

I explained in the third line why I didn't upload this thing as Mod Manager format. You may try loading the mod in Frosty Editor and export it as Mod manager format and see if it works. If it works, let me know.
 

msrajjc2

Club Supporter
Thank you Sami for this fantastic mod. I have however run into an error. I'll describe what I've done:

  • Opened Frosty Editor
  • Clicked 'Open Project' and selected your mod: 'Max LODs.fbproject'
  • Clicked 'Launch'
Then I am presented with this error message:



Frosty seems to be looking for a folder that isn't there... When I follow the path specified in the screenshot the only thing I have in the folder 'fifa_installpackage_00' is a .cas file named 'cas_01'. I don't have an 'en' folder or the 'cas.cat' file Frosty is looking for.

Any help you can provide is very much appreciated.

P.S. I also followed your tutorial and created my own project to see if that solved the issue but it didn't not unfortunately :(
 

Sami 1999

Reserve Team
Thank you Sami for this fantastic mod. I have however run into an error. I'll describe what I've done:

  • Opened Frosty Editor
  • Clicked 'Open Project' and selected your mod: 'Max LODs.fbproject'
  • Clicked 'Launch'
Then I am presented with this error message:



Frosty seems to be looking for a folder that isn't there... When I follow the path specified in the screenshot the only thing I have in the folder 'fifa_installpackage_00' is a .cas file named 'cas_01'. I don't have an 'en' folder or the 'cas.cat' file Frosty is looking for.

Any help you can provide is very much appreciated.

P.S. I also followed your tutorial and created my own project to see if that solved the issue but it didn't not unfortunately :(

Yeah, you are missing the files for some reason.

I recently did a clean install of the game. Anyway, I suggest you repairing the game from Origin, or maybe delete fifa_install_package 00 folder and then repair the game.

If it doesn't help, I suggest backing up the game and then uninstall it from your PC. And then download freshly. If that doesn't help, something is messed up with your game. Are you using the latest update?
 

msrajjc2

Club Supporter
Yeah, you are missing the files for some reason.

I recently did a clean install of the game. Anyway, I suggest you repairing the game from Origin, or maybe delete fifa_install_package 00 folder and then repair the game.

If it doesn't help, I suggest backing up the game and then uninstall it from your PC. And then download freshly. If that doesn't help, something is messed up with your game. Are you using the latest update?

Thanks Sami I'll try all those things.

This is the strange thing, I only got my PC the other day and downloaded Origin and FIFA yesterday... it's good in a way as I have nothing to backup/lose, but a bit strange that I don't have the necessary files...

EDIT: I 'repaired' it, then deleted the folder and 'repaired' it without success. Then I reinstalled it (having to download it again...!) and now I've ended with even fewer files/folders! Screenshot below...

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Really not sure what to do now... :(

FINAL EDIT: I deleted everything related to FIFA and then reinstalled it and it now works. I think the problem arose because I originally installed the game and ran Frosty using Remote Desktop while at work and Frosty didn’t have the required permissions to create the necessary files.

The mod is amazing. Being able to adjust LOD was one of the big reasons why I wanted to play FIFA on PC and this mod has made it totally worth it. Thanks Sami!
 
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Sami 1999

Reserve Team
Thanks Sami I'll try all those things.

This is the strange thing, I only got my PC the other day and downloaded Origin and FIFA yesterday... it's good in a way as I have nothing to backup/lose, but a bit strange that I don't have the necessary files...

EDIT: I 'repaired' it, then deleted the folder and 'repaired' it without success. Then I reinstalled it (having to download it again...!) and now I've ended with even fewer files/folders! Screenshot below...

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Really not sure what to do now... :(

FINAL EDIT: I deleted everything related to FIFA and then reinstalled it and it now works. I think the problem arose because I originally installed the game and ran Frosty using Remote Desktop while at work and Frosty didn’t have the required permissions to create the necessary files.

The mod is amazing. Being able to adjust LOD was one of the big reasons why I wanted to play FIFA on PC and this mod has made it totally worth it. Thanks Sami!

Glad it worked for you. EA did some weird things with their updates which caused Fidel's Cheat Engine lod tool to not work at all. So I made this tutorial so everyone can edit lods themselves.


And yeah, Its the 2nd year I've been asking on EA forums for adding max lods. But like always, they don't reply or fix any of these things.
 
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riesscar

Fan Favourite
Thanks so much for making this tutorial... I hope we can figure out what’s wrong with fbmod implementation, but it definitely makes a difference.

I wanted to ask: should only lods> [1] be edited? What if I were to want to increase LOD of the crowd, slc characters, etc... would adjusting some of the other lods> [_] values do so?

Thanks for any info!
 

Tajamul Husen

Club Supporter
Thanks so much for making this tutorial... I hope we can figure out what’s wrong with fbmod implementation, but it definitely makes a difference.

I wanted to ask: should only lods> [1] be edited? What if I were to want to increase LOD of the crowd, slc characters, etc... would adjusting some of the other lods> [_] values do so?

Thanks for any info!
Yes u can try changing diff lods e.g.(kit select,highlight,nis,replay,etc.)
 

msrajjc2

Club Supporter
can it be launched in conjunction with other mods? or is that not possible because it's a project file?
 

Sami 1999

Reserve Team
can it be launched in conjunction with other mods? or is that not possible because it's a project file?

Yeah.

But if you manage to export it as Mod manager format and launch the game without getting error, then it will work.

But it didn't work for me.
 


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