Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by corey, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Maybe an umbrella inventory item?
  2. TF

    TF First time out of the vault

    Jan 6, 2005
    Can't you just display an image overlay on top of the screen? Like that FIGHT! image that shows up when you karate it up with Lo Pan in Fallout2.
  3. Jesterka

    Jesterka Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 16, 2006
    Seriously, guys, what the hell? Is someone going to make a Raiders of the Rain Forest modification? :mrgreen: If anything, think about the sandstorm! :lalala:

    Personally, I expect shitty results. Rain in 3d (FO3), sure, but in Fallout's achraic 2d engine? Probably no way. I'm also pretty curious who'll try to implement rain as the first. Show must go on! :D
  4. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Map scripts could flash the caption "RAIN!" across the screen and then you have three heartbeats to either get under a roof tile or put the umbrella in your active item slot to avoid acid damage.

    PS. Power Armor works too.

    PPS. And Dermal Implants maybe.
  5. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Well despite the mockery i think this is definately
    worth a try. If someone is willing to team up with
    me and do tackle the scripting, i'll try to make
    animated 2D rain, snow and a sandstorm effect that
    doesn't look like shit (literally)

    Ideally, in the case of rain, i'd like to see the ground
    slowly darken pixel by pixel (as it does during the night -
    although, actually - if you look closely it turns green)
    and in the case of snow slowly lighten.
    But this may be tough to script.

    Some problems i can forsee:

    1) making the game not rain/snow/storm inside
    buildings/caves, tunnels etc
    2) making sandstorms go around - not through-
    3) problems with the engine - would this be
    an engine-related mod?
  6. Mr.Wolna

    Mr.Wolna Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 15, 2007
    Its on of my big dreams!

    Fallout with Weather effects! :crazy:
  7. Helios

    Helios First time out of the vault

    Apr 2, 2003
    1/2.You use the Timeslip-Engine? Theoretically you can use the Object Typ ID from the Map. The different object ID's are: Items, Critters, Scenery, Walls, Nothing and Misc. The offsets from the Map can correspon with the Engine. But the problem is, the game will high Cpu usage.
    3.What problem du you have with the engine?
  8. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Erm, sorry i dont understand much of this ... hence why i ask
    for someone who understands such things to combine efforts with me.

    Really? i presume most of us here will have high-powered
    comps that can handle it?

    None specifically, other than the things i mentioned above,
    plus the other points mentioned earlier in this thread.
    I suppose what i meant to say was - 'is adding these effects
    going to involve modifying the .exe?'
  9. Mr.Wolna

    Mr.Wolna Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 15, 2007
    Whats. about the idea use the fx filters of timeslips engine?

    Like his Drunken Mod, to get the rain or snow effects? Someone who can code fx shaders? btw, is the drunk mod in killaps RP when not, this must be add?
  10. Demonslayer

    Demonslayer Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Aug 8, 2005
    The "script" for the rain could be used for drugs too.
    Like dizzy or blury, no?
  11. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Interesting idea. I'd hesitate to say it
    wouldn't look ridiculous without giving
    it a try.

    I've tried to PM Timeslip with no
    success so far....
  12. Mr.Wolna

    Mr.Wolna Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 15, 2007
    I think this is the best way to make this possible, some shaders a lot of scripting and voalla :mrgreen:

    Of course, they will be no snow on the ground or some water from rain, but still it will be looking fucking nice.
  13. Xavierblazer

    Xavierblazer Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 30, 2005
    Wouldnt it melt your skin? Then you would have some Terminator effect going. Without the shades in your inventory you lose 3 CHR(and pop culture references galore :roll: )

    What would happen if someone were to take the rain graphic from BG and animate it in fallout?(Id try it, but I have no BG)
  14. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    You mean Baldurs gate? I also have none - but it
    seems like a good idea. Also, Diablo 2 has a rain effect.
    Does anyone know how to rip it from the game??
  15. Mr.Wolna

    Mr.Wolna Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 15, 2007
    We need to contact some diablo 2 modder meaby? But when you got it, how you will put ther stuff in Fallout? First we need to learn how it works in diablo then we can think about to convert it into Fallout, i think still the best is some one code a fx file like timeslip for his drunk mod!
  16. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Do you know how to this mr wolna? I also think
    it may be the best option.
    Glovz sent me a link to the Diablo 2 tileset, but
    there's no sign of the rain so i guess it must be
    an engine FX thing.
  17. Mr.Wolna

    Mr.Wolna Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 15, 2007
    Meaby, the problem is i know absolut nothing about code a fx file, ihave tried something like that some time ago, but i didn't have susess.

    @all modders i think this is a very great idea, and a MUST mod for fallout, so i hope someone with skills will make this true.
  18. Chris Parks

    Chris Parks Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 10, 2006
    Did anything ever become of this?
  19. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    I wouldn't bet.
  20. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Timeslip doesn't seem interested (I've PM'd him several
    times and cant find another way to contact him).
    Several people have told me it can fairly easily be done using
    Direct 3D (i think timeslip has used it to his engine tweaks) But
    no-one offers to help make it happen. I'm not a programmer and know
    nothing about such complex stuff.

    You're a good programmer Chris - can you help?

    @ Lexx - why do you think it's such a bad idea?