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I would like to believe that current buildings models are not the final decision and developers will make them more correct. Because it's very strange to see Romans, Mauryans and Ptolemies fortress without any gates. Also Romans barracks have strange model too, when isolated room have no doors or hatches but have windows. And finally, fix the missing tiles at Athenians, Spartans and Macedonians civil center. It`s very odd to live in brand new ruins. Also textures of statues at Roman civil center are disappear when you look from the side.

 

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Missing tiles are for terrain integration, but the lack of doors on defensive buildings I'll definitely give you, that needs fixing.

Roman walls and barracks need to be replaced too, they have a reverse taper on their turrets and that's just a no-no by our standards plain and simple.

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1 minute ago, LordGood said:

Missing tiles are for terrain integration, but the lack of doors on defensive buildings I'll definitely give you, that needs fixing.

Roman walls and barracks need to be replaced too, they have a reverse taper on their turrets and that's just a no-no by our standards plain and simple.

Is in your hands, we need it purely accurate source? 

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I'm always for continually improving models... I'm not the one doing it though, so it's up to you guys...

 

17 minutes ago, LordGood said:

Missing tiles are for terrain integration,

Understandable, but is it the best option? I noticed some considerable discrepancies in ground decals used for the same structures across civs. A lot seem to be missing. Like the houses of some civs have ground decals (for example: Carthaginians, Macedonians, Ptolemies and Iberians), and others don't (like Kushites, Mauryans, Gauls, Britons). Same for CC's, temples etc... 

I think all structures of all civs should have ground decals, as it really helps a lot with terrain integration. Structures without ground decals look a lot less rooted to the ground/unnatural.

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Are things like dynamic decals or interactive decals possible? So that densely built up areas automatically generate town- or city-ground textures (muddy/dirt or paved roads)  

 

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33 minutes ago, Lion.Kanzen said:

need it purely accurate source?

We just need non-absurd models.

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@Sundiata The way to fix that would be to have different sized ground decals for different civs, depending on where predominant construction sits on the urban/rural scale. Each friendly to its own structural texture pack. In regards to the ones missing them, i believe they work better in their native environments without them (mainly desert ones) This could solely be a result of not  having civ-specific decals.

Thats a lot of extra work, however, and requires both coordinated texture, mapping, and model work

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4 minutes ago, RukoFiber said:

We just need non-absurd models.

 

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The buildings need some scales in this kind of RTS. they can be 100 size but(an example) it would be uncomfortable to play. others are little mistakes.

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When I'm done with my commission series I'll see if I can't get try a prototype.

@RukoFiber Those statues are two dimensional, a concession to keep the poly count from skyrocketing. We don't have LoD rendering so we cut corners where we can.

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1 hour ago, Lion.Kanzen said:

The buildings need some scales in this kind of RTS. they can be 100 size but(an example) it would be uncomfortable to play. others are little mistakes. 

We don`t mentioned about endless arrows or hunger mode like it was at Cossacs 3 as we also don`t need huge building scales. I guess the simple textures fixes will not break the game. I also hope that developers will make some hatches or doors for wall-towers at certain nations. BTW, it will be great if they will teach AI to use wooden and stone walls with wooden watchtowers, which AI usualy never build. For example, AoE2 (not HD) AI use some algorithm to designate a path of future wall and willingly repair it after enemy siedge. The wooden wall can be used at early game or when AI have no stone etc.

 

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AI city templates would be neato burrito, like how different AI personalities in Crusader would build different distinct castles, have certain AI model themselves after historical counterparts, ie Carthaginians building triple walls and the Kushites mimicking the layout of Napata or Meroe

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Adding hatches and doors everywhere is not really necessary but sure knock yourselves out. The biggest and probably most pertinent thing mentioned though is the design of the Roman barracks. It's a lot bigger than other barracks for some reason and retains the old pre alpha layout. I like the back 2 story section but the front half could use redesigned. :)

The Greek CC tiles could use filled in a bit and leave a few missing ones along the edge.

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18 minutes ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

sure knock yourselves out.

I'm not asking to do World of Hatches. It`s only for better visual pleasure because it`s not text-based RTS.

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4 hours ago, LordGood said:

We don't have LoD rendering so we cut corners where we can.

 

Well, I hope someday game will be able to save all textures at any sides of visibility.

 

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Oh! you're talking about the backface culling. Thats as simple as adding another plane. That's doable without a much higher poly count. You must be going through these with a fine toothed comb because that's the first I've seen that mentioned anywhere on here

as for the flatness of the statues, I cant help but wonder if some more vigorous normal mapping could make them, I don't know, *pop* a bit more

 

Some things like doors on walls are just not feasable, and workarounds would make towerless walls impossible for mapmakers. Doors are excluded on most wall turrets because though dependent on drag direction (clockwise correct) many times walls (and their turrets)  will be facing the wrong direction.

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1 hour ago, LordGood said:

impossible for mapmakers

I forgot to ask! As I remember this game include night maps. So, is it possible to make some night lights at buildings, torches etc. And what about chimneys? I think it must be at every conditionally residential house for more realism, especially at snow maps (fuming chimneys like Britons fortress). But unfortunately I didn`t know were the ancients use home oven or it was not necessary. And it will be great if game will use changing of night and day (activate night lights), changing weather (to cloudy will activate night lights, cold weather will activate chimneys smoke animation), changing seasons (cold will activate chimneys smoke animation, starting of season water floods, drought, sandstorms etc.) like it was at Age of Mythology and maybe Rise of Legends. And the most interested could be terramorphing like at some old RTS, when you can destroy or build bridges, grow bushes like you grow animals for food, grow forest for wood or searching new subterranean ore and mines etc.

 

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1 hour ago, LordGood said:

Oh! you're talking about the backface culling. Thats as simple as adding another plane. That's doable without a much higher poly count. You must be going through these with a fine toothed comb because that's the first I've seen that mentioned anywhere on here

as for the flatness of the statues, I cant help but wonder if some more vigorous normal mapping could make them, I don't know, *pop* a bit more

 

Some things like doors on walls are just not feasable, and workarounds would make towerless walls impossible for mapmakers. Doors are excluded on most wall turrets because though dependent on drag direction (clockwise correct) many times walls (and their turrets)  will be facing the wrong direction.

Well for the normal map part to make them bumpy if you can make the grey map that's described here https://m.imgur.com/lpC4V6B?r

Should be too hard to paint for you :) once we have this map we can either make a normal map or use it as the alpha channel on said normal map to turn it into a parallax map.

 

6 minutes ago, RukoFiber said:

So, is it possible to make some night lights at buildings, torches etc

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Work in progress.

 

8 minutes ago, RukoFiber said:

And what about chimneys? I 

Gauls did not build them.

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woo lad you're grabbin for that mile lol. Chimneys should be doable where necessary and accurate. I dont think we'll have time of day map tags for a while yet even if the multiple lighting thing gets committed.

that said, I am *particularly* excited for dynamic lighting and the opportunities that brings. Iberian flaming javelins and fire ships are gonna look awesome

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The day and night cycle isn't currently doable without changes to the engines. I don't think that will be particularly hard but nobody is planning to work on it AFAIK

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48 minutes ago, stanislas69 said:

The day and night cycle isn't currently doable without changes to the engines. I don't think that will be particularly hard but nobody is planning to work on it AFAIK

Night/Day cycles never really made sense, since game time actually represents years and years of settlement growth. So, then the day/night cycle would rotate every 2 seconds. ;););) But it is a game after all, so concessions can be made in the name of coolness. Season changes make way more sense, and with them can come different lighting conditions definitely (and flooding on Nile and Tropic maps would be cool). But again, as you mention, it takes a programmer to come along who's interested in implementing that kind of stuff. I'm about to make a thread regarding my sound effect ideas, but I know, again, that it needs an inspired programmer to make it happen. Crazier things have happened.

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Having the sun rotate around the map at the speed of 1 full rotation every hour or half hour would be pretty sweet, dynamically changing angles, having a low point, and a high point, representing "summer" and "winter".

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1 hour ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

Night/Day cycles never really made sense, since game time actually represents years and years of settlement growth. So, then the day/night cycle would rotate every 2 seconds. ;););) But it is a game after all, so concessions can be made in the name of coolness. Season changes make way more sense, and with them can come different lighting conditions definitely (and flooding on Nile and Tropic maps would be cool). But again, as you mention, it takes a programmer to come along who's interested in implementing that kind of stuff. I'm about to make a thread regarding my sound effect ideas, but I know, again, that it needs an inspired programmer to make it happen. Crazier things have happened.a

I always wondered if you could motivate more devs to come. I mean 0AD could use a little competition with people forking the engine and submitting patches from time to time. Just a random thought

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Gathering a team means more people to complain about things and second guess (and third guess) every gameplay decision. And then people end up hating you and then you burn out hard after @#$%king up a fundraiser. (y) Perhaps I am being oddly specific.

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