Author Topic: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?  (Read 19668 times)

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #60 on: September 03, 2016, 05:54:29 am »
Good job!!! Finally playing night missions is a pleasure :)

Is it possible to do the same with a smoke ? Would be great if we could remove it by pressing a button :) 
« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 06:00:16 am by Ketonur »

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #61 on: September 03, 2016, 10:08:44 am »
So, I've been playing around with it and having global night vision seems quite cheaty.

Wouldn't it be better to have night vision localized to where the girls can actually see (i.e. a radius around them based on their night visibility)?
See attached.

What do you think?

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #62 on: September 03, 2016, 10:35:00 am »
Once again, could anyone elaborate how to get this into your game?
I'd presume it ends up in the binary - anybody compiled a windows binary he could share?
Or do I have to wait for Merdiian to release his take on things?
Thanks!

Edit: I see Meridian is lightning fast and has already released his version. Kewl. Now I only need to parse whether I want all the other changes from his branch...  :P
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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #63 on: September 03, 2016, 10:43:31 am »
Once again, could anyone elaborate how to get this into your game?
I'd presume it ends up in the binary - anybody compiled a windows binary he could share?
Or do I have to wait for Merdiian to release his take on things?
Thanks!

I have already released it.
And in 1 hour I will release also this change.

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2016, 10:44:39 am »
I saw it in your thread Meridian, thanks.
Great stuff.

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #65 on: September 03, 2016, 12:23:42 pm »
Amazing work done here!

Is it possible to have an overlay that shows which tiles your girls can actually see? For smoke this would be useful, as it is often hard to tell how far through you can see.

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #66 on: September 03, 2016, 01:17:59 pm »
So, I've been playing around with it and having global night vision seems quite cheaty.

Wouldn't it be better to have night vision localized to where the girls can actually see (i.e. a radius around them based on their night visibility)?
See attached.

What do you think?

Yeah it would be way better to have a radius. Did you ever play baldur's gate? elves and shit had infra vision so they could see in the dark. If you selected  them and another character say a human...guess what! you got infra vision. with that character.

so I'm not to keen on global NV effects for that reason and I'd would be neat to have buffs and debunks to night vision and colors.

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #67 on: September 03, 2016, 01:42:23 pm »
Radius makes little sense since this isn't soldier's vision, just a feature allowing the player to see all that has been mapped.

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #68 on: September 03, 2016, 03:00:31 pm »
Radius makes little sense since this isn't soldier's vision, just a feature allowing the player to see all that has been mapped.

Try playing with both, I thought the same at first... but after I tried, I definitely prefer the radius-based one. It looks nicer, and is (for me) much more intuitive.

And as a bonus, you'll even get to see how far your units actually can see in the dark.

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #69 on: September 03, 2016, 03:35:00 pm »
Yeah, after playing a bit, I have to agree with you. Especially about the 'bonus' :) Another proof that armchair critics are usually wrong :)

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #70 on: September 05, 2016, 01:56:17 am »
What about the areas you've explored still lighting up, but not nearly as much? just enough to have a basic idea of what's been seen?

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #71 on: July 14, 2018, 09:31:58 am »
So, almost two years after the fact I decided to give the mod another whirl. The first battlescape that greets me:


Why oh why?  :'(

Edit: Ahhhhhh, scroll lock. This should be default, but still, now I can play the mod after all. Thanks once again to Meridian.  :D
« Last Edit: October 01, 2018, 06:37:04 pm by Meridian »

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #72 on: July 15, 2018, 12:08:01 pm »
So, almost two years after the fact I decided to give the mod another whirl. The first battlescape that greets me:
...
Why oh why?  :'(

Edit: Ahhhhhh, scroll lock. This should be default, but still, now I can play the mod after all. Thanks once again to Meridian.  :D

Note that if you prefer classic "soldiers emit light" option system (and foregoing any NV advantage you get otherwise) you can grab Magna-Lite lamps (can be purchased very early-game) and walk around with these too :)

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Re: Any way to make your gals emit light on night missions?
« Reply #73 on: October 01, 2018, 06:31:26 pm »
I think that is a very bad idea. Everyone will shoot at you.