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Idea for Realer environment FX

Discussion in 'Level Editing - Advanced' started by [CD]Icedude, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. [CD]Icedude

    [CD]Icedude Hurf da Durf

    Dec 13, 2001
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    Under effects, theres a dripgenerator, maybe if you placed enough of those in an outdoor area, it would be like rain?

    you might be able to do the same with sparkgenerator, but i havent tried that yet

    if you know any other effects or decorations that can be used for environment fx, pleez let me know!
  2. Chrysaor

    Chrysaor Lord of the Pants

    Nov 3, 2001
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    Varpu posted something about Drip generators slowing down the game, he said u needed like 30 of them, but for rain u'd need a lot more.
  3. Varpu

    Varpu Novice Nali City Reviewer

    May 21, 2001
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    Each drip is an actor that is spawned and that is negotiated with clients and the server to keep drops dripping in all clients at the same rate =O)
    Well, I suppose that was not the original idea but spawning is one of the most net involved tasks in Unreal. A lot better idea would be to use special rain generators... I believe someone has made these creatures. They don't use spawning like drip generator but sprites that are not involved with server.
    Putting 30 drip generators in a map not only kills the net but will slow down local play as well.
    The eDome server banner system will disable the drip generators from server side so they don't make that much net traffic. I put it there because so many othervice good maps seem to use them.

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