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 Post subject: Sorry to be nitpicking about a few graphic effects...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:22 pm 
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I just got the demo, everything is mervellous. Thanks for this game devs ;)

But as the game is much better graphically, some things irritate me a bit.

The first one doesn't happen very often so it's not a drama: when you put an helicopter in town, you see its rotors go through the building, it's quite ugly. Ok, nothing to be crazy about :P

But the transports animation is a true problem for my sensitive eyes. The size reduction of units that enter and exit transports is a good idea that add credibility but the weird smoke effect that comes with it is totally awful, really. It's a low res effect that has nothing to do in this game. IMO it should be the same smoke effect used when you buy and place your units, this one is simple and very nicely done.

I just wanted to know if there's a way to change it (with files of massive assault for example) or just disable it ? And if that's not the case, in a futur patch if we could have the possibility to disable it in the options Ohhh mighty devs :D ?

Because it hurts my eyes :(


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 Post subject: Re: Sorry to be nitpicking about a few graphic effects...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:49 pm 
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Uuldahan wrote:
But the transports animation is a true problem for my sensitive eyes. The size reduction of units that enter and exit transports is a good idea that add credibility but the weird smoke effect that comes with it is totally awful, really. It's a low res effect that has nothing to do in this game. IMO it should be the same smoke effect used when you buy and place your units, this one is simple and very nicely done.

I just wanted to know if there's a way to change it (with files of massive assault for example) or just disable it ? And if that's not the case, in a futur patch if we could have the possibility to disable it in the options Ohhh mighty devs :D ?

This is pretty easy to change.

0. Close the game.
1. Go to your data/scripts directory.
2. Make backup copy of unitsUtilityFunctions.lua file.
3. Change it to writable (it's read-only by default).
4. Find line that says: local load_effect = unit:addSimpleEffect(ENET_EFFECT_PS_STRANSPORT_LIGHTING)
5. Change it to: local load_effect = unit:addSimpleEffect(ENET_EFFECT_PS_SETUPSMOKE_LARGE)
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 one more time (because there is two functions with that effect. One for shrink and one for growth).
7. Save the file.
8. Start the game.
9. Enjoy.


Tho I'm not 100% sure you ment those effects but I think they are right. If they were wrong then just change em back. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:07 pm 
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Wonderfull, that's EXACTLY what I wanted, it looks so much better :D

Thanks a lot RMJ, you rock 8)

EDIT: I've replaced "SETUPSMOKE_LARGE" by "SETUPSMOKE_MEDIUM" and it's even better (that was too much smoke) :P


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Sweet.

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Hey Thanks! This was bothering me too, but I never thought it would be so easy to fix. BTW, since were on the topic of altering the game, do you know if their is a way to alter the models? I would love to change the LAVs to little units of infantry.

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