More Provinces?

Talk about the mods or features you'd like to see in Daggerfall Unity. Give mod creators some ideas!
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MrDowntempo
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More Provinces?

Post by MrDowntempo » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:06 pm

How plausible would it be to take the heightmaps from Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim, scale them up to match Daggerfall's scale and stitch them together before plugging them into the new engine? Obviously a lot more work would have to be done to place towns and landmarks, but is that something the engine could feasibly support? I know there's been talk of upping the resolution of the original heightmap, but this would instead also require the world size to grow as well.

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Re: More Provinces?

Post by Jay_H » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:01 am

The engine has room for it. There's always the possibility of making additional land cells outside of the Daggerfall map and placing things there. A long time ago, one of DFU's core contributors, Lypyl, made a dungeon generator to piece together a brand-new superdungeon using existing blocks. That same thinking, applied to city blocks and land masses, would produce what you speak of.

Now I'm imagining a Project Tamriel on Daggerfall scale, with a map the size of Europe :lol:

Taking the actual height maps of the succeeding games would be awkward, though. You'd have these enormous rising hills instead of sharp mountains for Morrowind and Skyrim, for instance.
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Re: More Provinces?

Post by MrDowntempo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:25 am

Jay_H wrote:The engine has room for it. There's always the possibility of making additional land cells outside of the Daggerfall map and placing things there. A long time ago, one of DFU's core contributors, Lypyl, made a dungeon generator to piece together a brand-new superdungeon using existing blocks. That same thinking, applied to city blocks and land masses, would produce what you speak of.

Now I'm imagining a Project Tamriel on Daggerfall scale, with a map the size of Europe :lol:

Taking the actual height maps of the succeeding games would be awkward, though. You'd have these enormous rising hills instead of sharp mountains for Morrowind and Skyrim, for instance.
Awesome to hear it is in the realm of possibility! And the heightmaps would certainly need a lot of work but it's a possible starting place.

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