Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

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Teralitha
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Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

Post by Teralitha » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:30 pm

Just wondering, because in my spellbook the effect of magelight just says "light"

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Interkarma
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Re: Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

Post by Interkarma » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:28 pm

You can ignore Magelight if you like. It's an example effect for developers to use as a learning tool when creating custom effect mods that integrate across all the various magic systems (e.g. spellbook, spellmaker, enchantment, potions).

At this time custom effect support is also still in progress. Magelight is my testbed so I have something available to bootstrap custom effect support. It's likely to be disabled again sometime in alpha or beta cycles.

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Re: Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

Post by Jaiysaun » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:36 pm

Do the Mage Light spells count as illusion? As in, could I raise my skill by using them?

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Re: Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

Post by Interkarma » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:53 pm

Magelight is Illusion and should raise your skill normally.

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Re: Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

Post by Jaiysaun » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:14 am

Thanks. I would prefer that mage light not be completely removed as it's nice not to have a floating candle obscuring your view. Perhaps keep it around as an option you have to enable?

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Re: Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

Post by Ommamar » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:07 am

I never card for the floating candle in classic so if mage light doesn't have that it would be preferred over the light spell. The only time I ever used light was to raise illusion as the dungeons where always bright enough I didn't feel a need to cast light. Maybe there is already a mod or option but if not will dungeons become darker as the game is developed?

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Re: Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

Post by Jay_H » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:11 am

Dungeons have variable light settings. Look for "Enhancements" under the Daggerfall Unity settings, for "Light."

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Re: Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

Post by Interkarma » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:34 am

If nobody has any complaints, I'm happy to leave Magelight in the game. It does make a nice change over the fluttering candle, and the variants each cast a different colour light.

On that subject, would anyone complain if I included Vanity Clone (a.k.a. the "selfie spell") in the base game? Otherwise I'll just make this a mod at some point.

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Re: Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

Post by Teralitha » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:28 am

ahaha a selfie spell, yea go for it. Can we see ourselves in the game now? Never thought we could. if so, how.

And My vote is to replace the floating candle with the new multi colored mage light as well. main reason is because the floating candle has wonky lighting effects and I hate it.

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Re: Whats the difference Between Light and Magelight?

Post by Jay_H » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:37 am

Interkarma explained it on the forum and on Twitter.

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