Ematarkus' Biomes

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  1. emarkus

    emarkus Active Member

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    Hi,

    I am currently about to release my biome mod. Its called Ematarkus Moar Biomes. It consists of several mixed-terrain biomes, and one metal-water terrain. See the screenshot below for knowing what to expect.

    When using these biomes, please note:
    - When you are creating a water-metal planet, you'll have to set water area percentage to exactly 50%, otherwise all will be water covered or no water at all will appear.
    - Garden only makes sens with water
    - Treeparadise is temperature dependent


    Screenshots

    Earth Lava Metal
    earth-lava-metal-mix.jpg

    Grass+Metal, nice gameplay:

    grass-metal1.jpg
    grass-metal2.jpg


    The Garden:

    the-garden.jpg

    The Water Metal Biome:

    metal-water-1.jpg

    Green Moon - (Greenhouse project)
    green-moon.jpg

    Metallic Moon

    metal-moon.jpg

    Treeparadise - Idea by Grandhomie
    treeparadise-1.jpg
    treeparadise-2.jpg <-- Treeparadise with lower temperature, therefore more ice.

    Repository Links:

    https://github.com/ematarkus/com.pa.ematarkus.moarbiomes.client/
    https://github.com/ematarkus/com.pa.ematarkus.moarbiomes.client/archive/release.zip

    https://github.com/ematarkus/com.pa.ematarkus.moarbiomes.server/
    https://github.com/ematarkus/com.pa.ematarkus.moarbiomes.server/archive/release.zip


    Current Version:
    0.7.3: included Treeparadise
    0.7.2: removed common dependeny
    0.7.1.: initial commit




    ... Soon in mod manager :)

    WARNING:
    The biomes will probably change a bit in future. Don't rely on their stability for your map designs for competitions,...

    Last edited: September 16, 2018
  2. grandhomie

    grandhomie Active Member

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    Interesting, I'll have to look at the code to see how it works.

    Do you think it'd be possible to create an earth biome that has ice within the polar circles, then a bit of grass/green for a few meridians then evenly distributed trees in the middle.
    The idea is to use it for unshared north vs south maps where each lane has room to build without trees in the base and then everyone has access to the same amount of trees and you need to conquer/secure land to be able to reclaim them.
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  3. emarkus

    emarkus Active Member

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    Yes that's possible. I'll create it if you have no objections :p

    Some questions:
    1) How shall we name that biome?
    2) What relations shall the areas have to each other?
    Ice / grass / forest

    Maybe 1 / 1 / 1?
    Or 1 / 2 / 2?
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  4. emarkus

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    That what I've got for now, using 1/1/1:

    forest wall:
    forest_wall.jpg
    (concept only. this variant is not released)

    3) do you want me to remove the trees in the polar grass area? I assume yes?
    4) do you want the grass-forest or the jungle-forest in the middle area?
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  5. grandhomie

    grandhomie Active Member

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    Yes, create it please :).
    1/ treeparadise, treeequality?
    2) ice should just be the caps of the planet. the band of just green/grass should be thin, it's just so we don't go from ice to trees (it can be removed if needed). most of the planet should be covered in trees.
    See attached screenshot:

    tree_mod copy.png
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  6. grandhomie

    grandhomie Active Member

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    Awesome, that was fast!
    4/ for the middle area (the equator), you can use what you think look best and what gives the best distribution of trees.
    3/ you can remove the trees near the poles or maybe make it so that there's even less trees? (small patches of trees?). up to you.

    Can you make the ice part a bit bigger, please?
  7. emarkus

    emarkus Active Member

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    yes I think i got what you imagine :)
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  8. emarkus

    emarkus Active Member

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    Treeparadise added in version 0.7.3:

    treeparadise-1.jpg treeparadise-2.jpg
    The plain-grass area also contains some ice clumps. added a icy_plain_grass terrain for the treeparadise biome.
    Last edited: September 14, 2018
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  9. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    That grass metal biome looks great!
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  10. emarkus

    emarkus Active Member

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    Yes i like that too. I might increase the metal portion a bit in future... Much to experiment with...
  11. grandhomie

    grandhomie Active Member

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    That's PERFECT, thank you so much!
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  12. RomeoRuiz15

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    emmmm..... somehow i used this mod and... its taking forever to load the systems to play them
  13. emarkus

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    For some biomes that will be the case unfortunatelly. Just decrease the planet size then. I think the more different terrain and CSG used, the longer the planet will take to load. In treeparadise for example I increased the amount of trees. Sure that will slow down things a lot. even ingame probably.

    But normally, the other planets shouln't be too slow and I had only normal load times until now.

    Can't tell you more as I dont have more insight.

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