[Mod/Feature Request] Turn all billboard sprites for static objects into cross meshes

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CodenameAwesome
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[Mod/Feature Request] Turn all billboard sprites for static objects into cross meshes

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Cross mesh similar to the tall grass in Minecraft. The exception to this feature would be creatures/people and other stuff that changes its sprite to show perspective. This would apply to all the trees/rocks/bushes in the overworld. Maybe bottles and stuff in buildings. It'd be especially amazing if it could have a set render distance where far away objects would still be a simple billboard to improve performance.

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Daniel87
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Re: [Mod/Feature Request] Turn all billboard sprites for static objects into cross meshes

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By cross mesh you mean taking two quads and stick them in a cross shape into each other? If so, I would already see some problems your way with woodland trees, where some are pretty curved. This would look quite weird when put into each other.
Correct me if I misunderstood you.

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Re: [Mod/Feature Request] Turn all billboard sprites for static objects into cross meshes

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Thats exactly the issue and reason why its not a thing.

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Re: [Mod/Feature Request] Turn all billboard sprites for static objects into cross meshes

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King of Worms wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:07 pm Thats exactly the issue and reason why its not a thing.
But what we really would need is the ability to flip billboards and resize them. This would bring my mod on a whole different level, considering the huge lack of variety in the original billboards :/

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Yes, honestly Im a bit disapointed with how the modding support is on halt for so long in some aspects.
More mobs and variants? Xml is not working? New sounds?

Well its because the steam run off partially and no new blood here to do the work, you being a very welcomed exception.

Btw... u asked about ideas for wilderness.. lightning bolts when storm hits 😉

But thats more for a weather system. That system is very old as well....

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Re: [Mod/Feature Request] Turn all billboard sprites for static objects into cross meshes

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King of Worms wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 5:23 pm Btw... u asked about ideas for wilderness.. lightning bolts when storm hits 😉
Damn, lightning bolts don't exist in original DFU while storms? I had no idea. Don't know why, but I always thought there were some. That is definitely an awesome idea to add in! Thank you man! :)

Maybe when I finish this mod, I will tackle a new weather system. Will have a look into it and see what I can improve. I guess then I will remove the shooting stars from my mod and add it in with the weather system.

The next week my mod might go a bit slower, as I have to make a couch coop game until 21st of August for a friends concert, where a larger audience will test my game. It's something along the lines of Ultimate Chicken Horse but in 3D top-down view.

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Re: [Mod/Feature Request] Turn all billboard sprites for static objects into cross meshes

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This thread was discussed all the way back in 2019 if you want to take a look:

https://forums.dfworkshop.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2573

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