I spent a few hours this afternoon with some areas where I had screenshots low and med alt. Btw i’ve been at this since the sublogic days also. Here’s what i’ve noticed post patch.
Lighting less dark
Vector option for me wont make any difference to visuals
Better 2k framerate
Worse middle and FAR LOD
and a few other things already ,mentioed
All my screenshots before and after look the same ground texture, density buildings trees and vector. Higher may be a bit more blurry it’s subjective I dont have any screenshots.
What is clear is some folks have a huge difference posyt patch and for people that had to re-install i’m wondering if some of the sliders arn’t working correctly then people may not be able to get back what they had before.
I have an Ultra pic of an area of Edinburgh before and after and although I struggled to get the ac in the same location to take the shot, they look the same .
Water / water shaders seem worse, not so much in 4k but for sure in 2k.
What I did spend an hour on was bringing my nvidia colour settings panel up and tuning my brightness (blacks) contrast (whites) gamma and vibrnce to tune in a better in game view that works across night dawn day dusk (with the sim paused).
hth maybe we’ll get more word from Asobo about this and the other matters.
I would also say out of all the new sims we’ve had over the years there’s been nothing for me that looks and performs like this. To get so far so early in 6-12 months a lot of this will be tuned.