Title: Time in Tribes
(=SK=)Zorak - January 11, 2011 09:21 PM (GMT)
Does tribes have the ability to do time? Lol.
Examples: Have the sun rising or falling, to be replaced by a moon rising or something?
Another, different thing I was wondering, is if you started a mod from scratch, would you be able to make time a factor. What I mean by that is, there'd be one place that the original server is set in, and the time of day would be taken from that place, and as you go along in the day the sun changes, light changes, etc.
I dunno if Tribes has the capability to do these things, I just got curious and it seems like something interesting if it could be done.
<!>bo'sdad - January 11, 2011 09:33 PM (GMT)
Im sure someone could write a add on to do it. so , if its dark outside where the server is, you would be forced to play night maps,, correct ? I think you would also need to edit some maps so that we had twilight maps as well. I dont think ive ever seen those in tribes . but before we do all that, we should just add more maps to our old and tired rotation. LOL
(=SK=)Zorak - January 11, 2011 09:59 PM (GMT)
Yeah, when it's night in the servers decided location, it'll have to be night maps. I think it sounds cool.
<!>bo'sdad - January 11, 2011 11:02 PM (GMT)
I also think it would be cool to see the sun rise and fall, but that would be a 30 min day. LOL and what do ya do if they vote more time ? reset the sun ? that would look funny as hell to see it jump back up into the sky. LOL
jokeing aside, I think it could be done, they made moveing sky after tribes came out, so why not moveing sun.
(=SK=)Zorak - January 11, 2011 11:19 PM (GMT)
Ya thats why I was thinkin it may have to be a different mod, with different maps. Time change options would probably be out, as it would have to be more real-time
Shadowraith - January 12, 2011 05:12 AM (GMT)
make an extremely large skybox, with both day and night on it, then rotate it, but lighting may be an issue. there is half your problem right there, is that day and night are lit differently, so therefore it would have to switch all the lighting on a map to a different set for the other time of day.
lawlz - January 12, 2011 06:08 AM (GMT)
I agree this would be pretty cool. Except I would probablly like the 30 minute day alot better... Only because alot of people would be stuck playing only night maps xD and I'd get annoyed with not being able to see. But a day / night map would be great. And we should really abolish the time votes... they are pretty retarded.
[df]Ninetails - January 12, 2011 12:50 PM (GMT)
Insdead of changing it on the server-side maps, we could just make changes to the client side maps, this would be easier for those who don't want(But i totally love the idea)
<!> Death666 - January 12, 2011 07:46 PM (GMT)
I know Aeon mod has had the day and night cycle running before. I remember when it was still glitchy and every time it was a certain time of day and the sky would change anybody outside to see it would lag like mad so everyone in the server would run downstairs inside this one base.