[WIP]Deep Space

Discussion in 'Work-In-Progress Mods' started by nixtempestas, February 14, 2015.

  1. nixtempestas

    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    Just for the shits and giggles, made a mod that gets rid of the sun and (most of) the light it generates.

    Leaves you all alone amongst the stars.

    Highly recommend combining with the custom skybox mod.

    Try not to combine with AMD brightness fix, it is pointless with this mod loaded and may interfere depending on load order.


    Also, if anyone knows how to make the sun look like a black hole, that would be sweet, right now planets are just orbiting an empty space :)

    Deep Space on PAMM

    really WIP black hole version attached below.

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    Last edited: February 17, 2015
  2. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    I'm guessing it's the water shader. Going by filename, media/shaders/liquid_flow.fs looks most likely.
  3. nixtempestas

    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    Ah, that would make sense.

    Unfortunately I can't see anything in there that obviously deals with that (I know nothing about shaders) so I'll just leave it be and hopefully @bgolus or whoever does that stuff can give me some hints.
  4. bgolus

    bgolus Uber Alumni

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    I assume the sun color was set to 0 intensity? I'm not really sure why the sun light would still show then.
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    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    I think may have been a mod conflict actually, noticed I had failed to take my own advice and disable the AMD fix. I don't notice the reflection anymore...
  6. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    awesome mod. Screw the sun really :D
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    proeleert Post Master General

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    screenshots ?
  8. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    With custom skybox "Whirlpool Galaxy Blue Nebula"
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    Hmm I wonder: Could you make the sun be a black hole instead? So there is something in the middle, but no light is emitted?
    Last edited: February 17, 2015
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  9. nixtempestas

    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    Should be possible, I'll monkey around with the shader to see what happens.
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    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    And here are the results I come up with.
    upload_2015-2-17_9-35-11.png

    I really don't know what I'm doing with these shaders, I'd really like to get a more diffuse outline or something, but I don't know if that's possible since the sun itself has a distinct outline.
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  11. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    Black sun :D
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  12. nixtempestas

    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    ya, it doesn't look like I'm going to get any better than that with shaders, I'd need someone to monkey with the .papa files I think.

    I've attached the mod, such as it is, if anyone wants to monkey with it.

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  13. m1dnightmoose

    m1dnightmoose Active Member

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    So this mod is really awesome, but to me having a black sun doesn't do it for me, I'm looking for something out of interstellar. For example someone made this in webGL. I have next to no programing knowledge so I have no clue if this is possible within PA's engine. But if someone can make this happen I will provide free hugs for the rest of their lives. Also have an accresion disc as a way to provide light to the planets. Love you guys.
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    <3
  14. nixtempestas

    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    I'm sure it's possible, it's just beyond my ability.

    The issue as far as i can see it is that the sun is just a monochromatic ball, I don't think it's possible to do anything clever with the shader. You should be able to modify the model itself, it's probably in the game files somewhere, but that is beyond my skill.

    If someone out there could make something like that, it would be awesome.
  15. Killerkiwijuice

    Killerkiwijuice Post Master General

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    What if Uber could make a DLC of new suns and stuff like that? How awesome would that be? I'm pretty sure something lake that black hole from Interstellar is possible in PA.

    Red giants, blue giants, magnetars, etc.
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  16. m1dnightmoose

    m1dnightmoose Active Member

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    Yeah and maybe have the suns affect gameplay by burning planets or disabling units with electromagnetic radiation. Would really add more variety and reaplayability.

    <3
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  17. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    the new PTE seems to add some sun effect that is not removed by this mod.

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  18. nixtempestas

    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    that looks funky, I'll see what I can do
  19. Killerkiwijuice

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    You'll need to shadow sun.pfx and replace the contents with an empty particle emitter.
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    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    funny, the mod works fine in system designer, but not in live game. I'll see what i can do in sun.pfx.
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