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Experimental Graphical features

Discussion in 'C2C mod mods' started by Toffer90, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Toffer90

    Toffer90 C2C Modder

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    Experimental effects
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    1. Sandstorm
    • Appears when zoomed in.
    • Could be cool effect for off-planet maps when parallel maps gets somewhere.
    The sandstorm effect here is global and constant, so not realistic for earth.
    Perhaps dll is capable of controlling the effect but I really have no idea about that.

    2. Fog
    • Appears when zoomed in.
    3. Clouds
    • Alternative approach to clouds.
    4. Clouds & Fog
    • Combo package.
    1, 2, & 3 are not compatible with each other, use only one of them at a time.
    Although, they can be combined to work together with a little XML copy-pasting.

    Terrain Texture Rework
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    5. Terrain Pack (v37 compatible)
    • Ice, Hills, peaks and all water terrain.
    6. Terrain Pack (SVN rev. 9551 → ????)
    • Ice, Permafrost, Tundra, Taiga, Hills, Peaks, and all water terrains
    Perhaps I will post more here later.

    Installation: Just drag & drop the top folder called assets to the caveman2cosmos folder and overwrite what's there. Do not put it in the "My Mods" folder.
     

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  2. Dancing Hoskuld

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    There is a snow storm graphic also as some storm graphics but I have difficulty seeing which plot they are on as they usually cover many plots to try and be 3D.

    There is also a graphic for earthquakes but that animation plays before you get moved to the plot so mostly you don't see it. We could probably fix that I suppose.
     
  3. Toffer90

    Toffer90 C2C Modder

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    the effects I've posted here are of a different nature than those you are speaking of.
    These are not tied to any plot in any way.
     
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    Thunderbrd C2C War Dog

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    Some cool stuff that would indeed be useful for multimaps I think. Interested to see what those who download report about the alternative clouds.
     
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    The clouds have a pretty bad issue though, they cover the minimap. :lol:

    Edit: The above is no longer the case.
     
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    I tried the fog one but nothing happened :(
     
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    Strange, did you put it in the "my mods" folder? That might be the problem.
    These modmods are not modular, but they don't overwrite any C2C files; so are easy to remove after tested.

    I didn't see any mistakes in what I uploaded for the fog one....
     
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    I did make them a modmod, ie changed the art path and put them in a folder in the My-Mods folder. First time I forgot to change the art path and got pink everywhere:lol: Mind you I did all of them before I realised the graphic all had the same name.

    The Cloud one does overwrite something it has a Global Defines XML file in it.
     
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    Ah, these are not compatible together out of the box. So you got it working?

    Right, forgot about that one, something I added to compliment the new clouds. I removed the old clouds and changed the camera height in city view so that clouds were not covering the center window; it was a rough copy paste job so I might have changed something else; but probably nothing problematic..

    Edit:
    Added the latest version of my work with water and other terrain. I guess some might be curious about my progress here.
    I went for more color than what was seen in earlier SVN; I'm not sure this was right so I'll need feedback.
    Something will need changing but I've turned blind and paralyzed after saturating my own ability to work productively on it.
     
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    lol... texture work will do that to you if you spend too much time on it at once. It's similar to going nose blind after sniffing lots of different scents.
     
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    updated the terrain pack

    New permafrost and Snow/Ice terrain.
    Better lake shore.
    Fixed some coastal water glitches (discoloration of beaches).

    Edit:
    Found And fixed some more beach discoloration.
    EditEdit:
    Improved land-water transition in terrain pack.
    EditEditEdit:
    updated terrain pack
    This is meant for C2C v36. Most of this pack will go into SVN after v36 release.
    EditEditEditEdit:
    Added new hill textures to the terrain pack.
     
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    Not the water i hope, its about 10X darker than needed . . IMPO

    Your 1st post needs something like attached so they can see what it looks like, again IMPO
     
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    I had a feeling I made it too dark, will brighten it in next update :).

    I could get a preview picture up today I guess.

    Edit:
    So just to get this straight, what water terrains were too dark in your opinion? I'm guessing you meant tropical ocean; but perhaps you meant some of the others as well?
     
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    There is only 1 file in the water folder marked water, correct?
     
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    Yes... but all water terrain get their color/darkness/brightness/contrast from a mixture of three different textures where the water texture in water folder is one of the three; the two others can be unique for each terrain.
    So you are saying all water terrains are too dark?
     
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    strategyonly C2C Supreme Commander

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    I dont know, but the ocean at least is, hows that?
     
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    Updated terrain pack; are oceans better now?

    Edit: Changed grass and added new plains and lush to terrain pack.
     
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    umm, the grass seems to have alot of "black" in it, it just might me darker green, but it doesnt look the greatest this way??

    i dont see any change in the water, its still waay to dark, again these are IMPO, . .
     
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    The grass doesn't look all that black to me.

    I would like to hear other opinions on the terrains before I start changing them further.
     
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    really, then my glasses are deceiving me, no offense.:crazyeye: looking in the folder, i dont see a grassdetails??
     

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