WAC never gave me any problems.
WAC never gave me any problems.
Hey, Llama, you said with the infinite map generator that you'd only be able to go to about 1000 cells because of rounding errors - would it be possible to not round at all?
Not sure what to make of that question ;)
Sorry about the continued wait... I started focusing on runecraft again for a little while, so they're going to see some nice progress over there. Afterwards I'm hoping to return to the map repeater and get some progress going here as well. I'm juggling plenty of things online alone, not counting things irl, so I hope you can understand why I haven't been around much. Don't worry, like I said before, I never abandon something that people want. Even if I'm dead for months, I usually come back at random-- that's kind of what happened with the GHD to start with, actually-- the poor folks on wiremod went about 4 months without hearing a word other than "it's actually impossible", and then suddenly a breakthrough occurred and it was nearly ready to release. So yeah, I know as a community people here are used to abandonment, but I want to stress that this is not going to end up like tornado chase, stargate, or queryphys-- though it just might sit and look idle for a few weeks.
I've been interested in both projects since the initial announcement of both on FP; they've always been inspirations to do the impossible in GMod. Once I saw the infinite map project, I was intrigued with the idea that a tiled map system could be set up successfully and I decided to stick around and watch the progress being done.
I liked the idea, and believed it could be done - so I set out to do it myself as a way of learning more about GMod Lua. I haven't gotten all that far with my project, and it's still pretty buggy and missing a whole heap of features (clientside rendering of other cells, smooth transitions, better maps), but I've been working on it here: http://code.google.com/p/cell-infinite-maps/
This isn't very usable, but the core of it works. I'm leaving it here for anyone who wants to see how an infinite map system works, but I'm 100% sure SuperLlama's system works better and is cleaner to use. Hell, I'm pretty sure I won't finish it; but if you really want to try it, get the above SVN and this map: http://filesmelt.com/dl/gm_celltest3.bsp
This isn't meant to compete in any way, but you can have a general look into the future of GMod. You can contact me on Steam if you want to know more; I'm going to stop derailing this thread now. After all, it's about SuperLlama's achievements, not my poor copies!
Whoa, I was just looking over your code and noticed an EntityKeyValue hook-- I don't know why I didn't think of that, but that's way better than using an info_cell_clone entity lol. I'll probably change my code so it does that too, thanks :D
Hey nipa, just a heads up, the map link is a 404.
Okay, that's fixed - also, no problem, SuperLlama! Any progress towards bettering GMod is good progress.
On a related note, since I'm not overriding GetPos() (only for the GPS) I've tested my system up to cell (2^15, 2^15, 2^15) - and it works, but I highly doubt you'd want to go that far...
Physics in gmod :)
ocean maps will be really fun :D
I get this error
13:56:13 Lua Error: [@addons\gravity hull\lua\gravityhull\sh_entityoverrides.lua:161] Tried to use a NULL entity!
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edit: I'm not suggesting InfiMap as a name, there just isn't an actual one yet.
Well, if I can manage to set up the multi-cell system properly, we could have something like this for an ocean map:
I used SetRenderOrigin on Entity(0) on PostDrawOpaqueRenderables. You need to reset it to vector_origin afterward though-- and it draws the skybox as a tool texture. You can override the skybox vmt though with an invisible one by putting it there in your materials folder. Now though I just render everything after moving the camera.
SuperLlama. With the theory of the system wouldn't this mean people would just be limited to source brushes and such..?
I'm going to be gone for a week starting today, just thought I'd let you know. Hopefully I can work on it some when I get back if runecraft doesn't need a massive bugfix or something.
EDIT: @above, I don't know what you're asking
If your question is about mapping, then the answer is also no. Any brush will do, as long as it's specified as being in a particular cell; I'm not sure how he's handling displacements, but for the most part anything you can do in normal GMod + mapping you should be able to do in any given cell.
1) It disappears
2) I can rotate it, but it's rendered in the same place even as I move it.
So try without DrawModel() - for my project, I think I'll use the camera movement method because it's less hacky.
i want to use this on a map that makes you fall forever :D
I would just like to say this tool is fantastic, and I am very looking forward to the larger maps, I can't wait, I hope you finish it soon, spacebuild needs bigger maps to contain the bigger ships made possible by this tool.
Quick question though, why can I hoverdrive into but not out of a gravity hull? Is it to do with the overrides?
And wires sometimes go strange and extend out the map using this, will that have to be fixed their end?
This is the best thing, ever.
Added this to our test server for neuroplanes. Will come in handy for transporting stuff in the AC-130
Server IP if you want to add it to the OP:
188.8.131.52:27015 - NeuroPlanes Official Server
Would it be possible to make underwater vehicles (like submarines) not fill up with water with this mod, somehow? Sorry if this is dumb, I would just really like that to be possible :c
I haven't actually checked lately..do you mean that you can go underwater in a submarine that's been Grav. Hulled, and it won't fill up with water, enabling you to walk&jump normally? (What a mouthful)