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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:33 am

Got hit over the head with an idea a couple nights ago. Tried it out, crashed my NWN client. Broke it into pieces, no crash for me.

So, yeah. I'm planning on making a bit of a change to the in-game world map, making it with higher resolution (so you can read some of the text on it) and adding a little bit of "magic".



























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Post by Grey_Stooge on Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:02 pm

You go The Amethyst Dragon...
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Post by Svair on Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:17 pm

Whoa!

And "Yay!" for extended software life.
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Post by MannyJabrielle on Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:37 pm

It's looking good Smile
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Post by RayvenNightkind on Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:53 pm

Oooh, very nice!
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Re: Pushing Pixels

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:42 pm

Unfortunately, even split up, the game client can't handle the 3D relief map. Sad

Dammit.

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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:21 pm

Hmmm ... any workarounds? If anyone can pull it out of their arse it's you, The Amethyst Dragon!
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:44 pm

Eric of Atrophy wrote:Hmmm ... any workarounds? If anyone can pull it out of their arse it's you, The Amethyst Dragon!
I wish. I even tried making it so the game would create each of the 20 pieces on a delay so that not all would need to be rendered at the same time. I worked, until I left the area and returned (when the game had to re-render the entire map at once). So this means it can't be used for the world map in-game.

I tested it on both my laptop and desktop (which has a better graphics card). The problem was with the NWN software rendering, not just the graphics card. Sad

Oh, well.

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Post by Elhanan on Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:34 am

Would it be possible to add a icon to the existing map that represented the character's current location (prior to looking at the map)?
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Re: Pushing Pixels

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:23 am

Elhanan wrote:Would it be possible to add a icon to the existing map that represented the character's current location (prior to looking at the map)?
I'm not sure. I'll have to think about it and see if I can figure out a way. Maybe I'll have to script a list of every area and their tags, then figure out a location for a "you are here" arrow based on those area tags.

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Post by Elhanan on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:59 am

The Amethyst Dragon wrote:
Elhanan wrote:Would it be possible to add a icon to the existing map that represented the character's current location (prior to looking at the map)?
I'm not sure. I'll have to think about it and see if I can figure out a way. Maybe I'll have to script a list of every area and their tags, then figure out a location for a "you are here" arrow based on those area tags.

This one would be helpful to newbies, and to any not having access to Teleport. But pls consider this one as a secondary feature; not a priority issue taking up your new found freedom. Smile
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