#1272 Weather Overlay

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2013-06-08
2013-06-08
AntumDeluge
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I found this very old feature request: http://sourceforge.net/p/arianne/feature-requests/49/

But I thought it would be okay to bring this back up: A weather overlay would be very aesthetically pleasing. Some maps could be marked as "rainy", deserts could have dust storms, lightning, snow, wind (leaves), etc. A map's weather could be marked as always on, or could appear randomly.

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  • Markus
    Markus
    2013-06-08

    I like the idea of having weather, but I dislike a bit the idea of having static/fixed weather assignment to zones. It could be a bit more dynamically and thus interesting maybe.

     
  • bluelads4
    bluelads4
    2013-06-08

    Hello,

    I agree with madmetzgers point of view. There are lots of games, commercial games and non commercial games which include a somehow static weather which looks really weird sometimes, like when you change a zone, walk a tile and the weather jumps from sunny to hard raining then, out of nothing which doesn't look natural like. Having weather in a dynamic way seems more natural and would fit perfectly to the world (e.g. it would be normal that amazon island could experience some stronger rain as though it looks a bit like a rain forest etc.)

    Greetings

    Bluelads4

     
  • Kimmo Rundelin
    Kimmo Rundelin
    2013-06-08

    On the side of implementation, I'd say this is dependent on https://sourceforge.net/p/arianne/developers/250/ . Some things, like fog, could be likely done with a special blend and would not require fast graphics, but rain animation would be unlikely to look good without translucency.

    (Assuming implementation being a dynamically generated layer above roof_add)

     


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