rain?

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

  1. Helios

    Helios First time out of the vault

    Apr 2, 2003
  2. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Aug 15, 2007
    I've already mentioned that I'm the middle of exams and am to busy to be playing around. :|

    It's easy enough to do. I'll write something when I have time, if no-one else gets there first.
     
  3. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I don't think, that this is a bad idea. But like you said - If nobody want's to help, it will not happen. I would say, that with timeslip's engine tweask and a special filter, this could be possible, but it seems that nobody from us can do this (without help).

    Yes, but blur isn't rain or a sand storm.
     
  4. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
    Modder

    Aug 15, 2007
    Quick and dirty rain mod here. Make sure sfall is set to use graphics mode 4 or 5, and you have a sm2 capable video card.

    It spams rain over the dialog menus. Not really fixable with the current sfall, because there's no script functions to tell you if there's a dialog on screen.
     
  5. Helios

    Helios First time out of the vault

    Apr 2, 2003
    Cool!
    Thank you Timeslip!!!
     
  6. Mr.Wolna

    Mr.Wolna Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 15, 2007
    AMESOME :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:


    Thx a lot Timeslip. i hope you will work more at this(like a screapt or a ddl to control this, because i think rain is very rare in the westerlands ans should not be every day or like this!, i like this very much!


     
  7. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
    Modder

    Aug 15, 2007
    I need some better textures before I can do anything else. I'm useless at making my own, but if someone can provide some tiling rain and snow textures then I'll make a full weather mod.
     
  8. Mr.Wolna

    Mr.Wolna Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 15, 2007
    i will make it...but i cant because in a few days i have some mounth no time and no internet :|


    But i hope some one will help you, becasuse a wather system for fallout ist wounderfull!



    Hey Timeslip, can you write a little tutorial how to code the fx filters, for sfall? Or is this too much work? Because i will try by my self.
     
  9. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Awesome. Timeslip - you are the best. I'll gladly help making weather
    textures. I've already done some tests in Photoshop. Mr Wolna - we should work together on this.
     
  10. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Aug 15, 2007
    yay. :)

    I need textures for various densities of rain, ranging from drizzle to a downpour. (4 different textures should do; I can blend between them.) Snow is going to be a bit harder to do because it doesn't fall in a straight line. It'll probably need an animated texture, so start with rain first.

    There's already more than enough shader tutorials around without me needing to write any more. This one looks the most relevant.
     
  11. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Awesome. I'll PM you with a few questions & suggestions.
     
  12. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
    Modder

    Aug 15, 2007
    I've updated the demo. It now has variable weather and a region system that lets you specify the chances of rain on each map. It also disables itself on the character screen/load screen/pipboy etc.

    There's still only rain at the moment, although it does get heavier or lighter as time progresses. I'll work on multiple weather types next.

    Edit: I've left a lot of debugging comments in the script, so sorry if the console gets a bit spammy. :P
     
  13. Jesterka

    Jesterka Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 16, 2006
    This thread is very promising, guys. A bit crazy too, but mostly promising.

    Holy hell, Timeslip, aren't you a Beth coder?

    If so, you'd be the most popular Bethguy so far. Anyway, having a skilled Oblivion-lover here is pretty suspicious. :D
     
  14. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
    Modder

    Aug 15, 2007
    Updated again. Now supports multiple weather types; rain, snow and sandstorm atm. Can add others later, if anyone has other ideas. It's still just a demo, so the console is still just as spammy. sfall 1.28 is required. (And I apoligize in advance for the awful snow/sandstorm textures. That's what happens when I try and make them myself. :P)

    If someone has a lot of spare time, could you go through maps.txt and add an entry in weather.ini for each of them? There's only weather in arryo and the den in this release.

    I've got quite a few morrowind/oblivion mods out, if that's what you mean.
     
  15. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Nice progress. I am really interested in sandstorms. But again a stupid question... is Dx9 required?
     
  16. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Aug 15, 2007
    Yup. It uses shaders, so sfall needs to be in graphics mode 4 or 5.
     
  17. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    And it isn't possible to use other shaders, so Dx9 mode isn't needed? Because, I would like to use it, but I can't get Dx9 to work on my Ubuntu PC and on Windows 2000/ XP it runs only slow.
     
  18. Continuum

    Continuum Vault Fossil

    Nov 8, 2006
    I made some quick snow like effect:




    I can change intensity, speed, wind direction, etc. Animation is "jumping", since there's no any "connection" between first and last frame...
     
  19. Abbadon101

    Abbadon101 First time out of the vault

    Mar 5, 2008
    the snows good, well done Continuum
     
  20. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Good stuff Continum, and well timed.
    I made a snow texture for Timeslip ...
    but it was crappy! Your's is sweet.
    This was on the list to do and now i can
    cross it off. :)