The purpose of this addon is to bring a more life like weather system to operation flashpoint resistance. It also enhances the players surroundings and makes the user feel more immersed with the natural environment. The user will be able to select a variation of game logics which allow the weather systems to be activated.
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It also enhances the payers surroundings and makes the user feel more immersed with the natural environment. The user will be able to select a variation of game logics which allow the weather systems to be activated. More detailed information is followed. _______________________________________________________| ### Index ### ============= 1. Installation 2. How to select and use the Dynamic Weather 3. Features 4. Further development 5. Credits 6. Contact _______________________________________________________| 1.) # Installation =================== Extract the "NIM_Weather.pbo" file into your addons folder located in your root directory. _______________________________________________________| 2.) # How to select and use the Dynamic Weather ================================================ Dynamic Weather is very simple to use and include in your missions. Simply place a desired game logic or logics anywhere in your mission editor screen.Once you have your logic/s down, preview the mission and you should see a instant result. You'll find the game logics under your unit selection. class (Units -> Game Logic ->). There are six classes 1.) NIM Dynamic Seasons 2.) NIM Dynamic Weather 3.) NIM Pre Set Weather 4.) NIM Forest Leaves 5.) NIM FOrecasted Weather 6.) NIM Desert & Sand Effects _________________________________________________________| 3.) # Features ============== Here you shall find a list of features you can expect to see in the Dynamic weather system addon. The Dynamic Weather has also been developed to support multiplayer environments. During Multiplayer the user may find small different variations from the single player logics. The Lightning effects are synchronized as are the weather changes and fog and snowing effects. 3.A) # List of effects ====================== - Dynamically created clouds - Weather changes - New Thunder effects - New Lightning effects - Particle created fog - Particle snowing - Blizzards - Rainbow after raining - Forecastable weather - Mist on low ground height (near water, below 40m from sea level) - Desert storms - Desert wind effect Most features come in random and static shapes. 3.B) # Dynamic Seasons ====================== There's four pre-defined random weather types typical to the four season. Climate type is a mixed Central European and Scandinavian climate. The Seasonal weather has random features with fog, snow, weather and clouds. Everything is dynamic. These are also stand alone logics, so any other logics types of logics from this pack is not recommended to be used with Dynamic Season logic.Its advised that the user dose not mix Season logics together. 3.C) # Dynamic Weather ======================= Dynamic weather is concentrated on clouds and weather. They do not include fog or snowing effects.The logics enable full scale random weather effects varying from a sunny day with white fluffy clouds, to a severe thunderstorm. 3.D) # Pre-Set Weather ====================== Pre-Set Weather is a system that allows instant results,it enables the user to use fog, mist and snow effects and also use pre set weather conditions and cloud formations. Feel free to Choose the best suitable effect/s for your mission scenario. 3.E) # Forest Leaves ==================== This is a simple visual effect designed for autumn based themes.The Logic creates a simulation of falling leaves in a certain radios,the radios area showed at the end of the logic names. There are two sizes provided. 1.) 50m x 50m (small radios area) 2.) 150m x 150m (large radios area) Place the logics in correspond to the area you wish to see expressed. The logics are designed to use in forest type environments, as the logics create random falling leafs, so it is advised you put the logics near enough foliage to get the desired effect. The user can also place multiple logics to acquire a heavy simulation of leafs falling during a blustery day. 3.F) # Forecasted Weather ==================== Version 1.5 enables to forecast weather. This is a bit complex method done with additional command usually in init.sqs script. To enable forecasted weather you need the appropriate logic from NIM Forecasted Weather. For snow, you need the snow logic and so on. You also need to add a line in init.sqs file (any initialization field works also, so does triggers and waypoints for use in certain event). The basic format for the code line is following: [[<type1>,<time1>],[<type2>,<time2>]] exec "\NIM_Weather\NIM_Forecast<effect>.sqs" <type1> and <type2> are either type definitions or density definitions. If you use clouds and general weather, they are numbers from 0 to 4, 0 being clear and 4 being thunder. In snow and fog the type is number from 0 to 5 meaning the density of effect (0 being no fog). <time1> and <time2> are the time in minutes since the mission start for the desired effect to take place. <effect> is the effect you want to use. Options are "Clouds", "Fog" and "Snow" As example, if you want to change weather in 10 minutes to thunder and after 30 minutes to clear again, you do following actions: 1) place forecast logic (NIM Forecasted Weather -> Clouds & Weather) 2) add following codeline in init.sqs file or in any initialization field: [[4,10],[0,30]] exec "\NIM_Weather\NIM_ForecastClouds.sqs" Nothing more is needed. Unlimited amount of changes in supported. 3.G) # Desert & Sand effects ==================== For request sand storm effect is added. This isn't actually very good effect but adds the feature in the pack. Still, if you prefer some other script for sand effects, feel free to use it instead. __________________________________________________| 4.) # Further development ========================= This is public beta version and does not represent the final version. We have many ideas in the pipeline that are not included in this public release, but we have allowed enough variations of weather types to cover most mission scenarios. Also With community being active we can make and adapt ideas that people wish to see in a future pack. We intend to keep early versions compatible with new future updated versions. So feel free to use this system in new and already existing missions.The Team has extensively tested the weather to try and iron out all the bugs but there of course will be some, so please if you have come across any please visit our forums to let us know or to check for updates. **** (http://nimod.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=126) **** site old and obsolete The Final version of the dynamic weather system will be included in the final release of the "Northern Ireland Modification" for Operation flashpoint. ______________________________________________________| 5.) # Credits ============= 1.) Dynamic Weather Created by Sentinel (Scripter-nimod). 2.) Models by Smiley and Hornet85. 3.) Paddy for some scripting problems (Scripter-nimod). 3.) Fog script resource from MI_Fred (VTE Mod). 4.) Snow script resource from Kegetys (FDF Mod). 5.) Thanks to the "23rd Ground Division" and the "22nd regiment" squads for helping test the weather. 6.) BIS for providing Operation Flashpoint. 7.) The support from our fans and the on going addon and mod creations from the community. Created for the "Northern Ireland MOD" "All rights reserved". (C) "NIMOD" ___________________________________________________________| 6.) # Contact ============= Contact sentinel? - ([email protected]). Want more information? -(http://www.the-troubles.co.uk/forum/index.php?). ###THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADDON, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK###
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