[sporemodder] laser beams mod issue

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[sporemodder] laser beams mod issue

Unread postby Diegox64 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:17 pm

moded laser beams appears to be flat when I pack it with sporemodder

front view:
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not front view:
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custom laser beam .pfx code:

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ribbon ribbon-217 -flags 0x00000199
   alpha 0.6
   width 2.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 2.0
   offset 0.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 -0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 -0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 -0.3 0.3 0.5
   taper 0.7
   fade 0.8
   life 1.0 1.0
   startAlpha 0.0
   endAlpha 0.0
   segments 20
   segmentLength 0.066
   texture D7DE3DD2x1 -draw additive -sortOffset 0.2 -light -noFog
   tileUV 10
   slipUV -4.0
end
ribbon ribbon-218 -flags 0x00000199
   width 2.0
   offset 0.0
   taper 0.6
   life 1.0 1.0
   startAlpha 0.0
   endAlpha 0.0
   segments 20
   segmentLength 0.066
   texture D7DE3DD2x1 -draw additive -sortOffset 0.2 -light -noFog
   tileUV 10
   slipUV 10.0
end
effect UFM_ddklaser_beam -flags 0x10 -lodDistances 1.0 200.0 500.0 1000.0 2500.0
   ribbon ribbon-217 -sizeScale 0.7 1.0 1.5 2.0
   ribbon ribbon-218 -sizeScale 0.7 1.0 1.5 4.0 8.0
   sound -name ufo_laser_loop -soundFlags 0xa -field_18 #20322034 -field_1C 0.025
end
export UFM_ddklaser_beam


Does anyone know how to fix that?
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Re: [sporemodder] laser beams mod issue

Unread postby Emd4600 [ASR] » Thu May 04, 2017 8:13 am

Is the effect copied from an existing one? If so, which one?
Also, what do you mean by flat? It's hard to see what you mean in that picture.
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Re: [sporemodder] laser beams mod issue

Unread postby rob55rod » Thu May 04, 2017 9:03 am

Emd4600 [ASR] wrote:Also, what do you mean by flat? It's hard to see what you mean in that picture.

I think OP means it's like a sheet of paper, so it can be rotated to expose its flatness, instead of always facing the screen like ribbons normally do in Spore.

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Re: [sporemodder] laser beams mod issue

Unread postby Diegox64 » Thu May 04, 2017 2:13 pm

rob55rod wrote:
Emd4600 [ASR] wrote:Also, what do you mean by flat? It's hard to see what you mean in that picture.

I think OP means it's like a sheet of paper, so it can be rotated to expose its flatness, instead of always facing the screen like ribbons normally do in Spore.


Yes, this is not a sporemodder bug?, the original laser repack becomes flat too

pd: sorry for the other post, I accidentally hit enter and can´t delete it
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Re: [sporemodder] laser beams mod issue

Unread postby Emd4600 [ASR] » Fri May 05, 2017 10:02 am

Diegox64 wrote:
rob55rod wrote:
Emd4600 [ASR] wrote:Also, what do you mean by flat? It's hard to see what you mean in that picture.

I think OP means it's like a sheet of paper, so it can be rotated to expose its flatness, instead of always facing the screen like ribbons normally do in Spore.


Yes, this is not a sporemodder bug?, the original laser repack becomes flat too

pd: sorry for the other post, I accidentally hit enter and can´t delete it


Then, could you please tell me what the original effect was (that is, its name, and the file you got it from)? This way I can try to fix that bug.
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Re: [sporemodder] laser beams mod issue

Unread postby Diegox64 » Fri May 05, 2017 6:35 pm

Emd4600 [ASR] wrote:
Diegox64 wrote:
rob55rod wrote:I think OP means it's like a sheet of paper, so it can be rotated to expose its flatness, instead of always facing the screen like ribbons normally do in Spore.


Yes, this is not a sporemodder bug?, the original laser repack becomes flat too

pd: sorry for the other post, I accidentally hit enter and can´t delete it


Then, could you please tell me what the original effect was (that is, its name, and the file you got it from)? This way I can try to fix that bug.


I took the file from Spore_Graphics package: Spore_Graphics\gameEffects_1~\games.effdir\SG_laser_lvl_1_beam.pfx

I also used the \gameEffects_2~ and \gameEffects_3~ same file, testing whether the problem was by resolution but not.
Thanks for everything i love this tool.

EDIT: I forgot to say, I put the files in ep1_effects_1~ because packing the gameEffects_1~ seems to not work
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Re: [sporemodder] laser beams mod issue

Unread postby rob55rod » Sat May 06, 2017 3:47 am

Diegox64 wrote:I took the file from Spore_Graphics package: Spore_Graphics\gameEffects_1~\games.effdir\SG_laser_lvl_1_beam.pfx

I also used the \gameEffects_2~ and \gameEffects_3~ same file, testing whether the problem was by resolution but not.
Thanks for everything i love this tool.

...why are you building off of the lowest-quality version? .-.

Diegox64 wrote:EDIT: I forgot to say, I put the files in ep1_effects_1~ because packing the gameEffects_1~ seems to not work

That's normal.

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Re: [sporemodder] laser beams mod issue

Unread postby Emd4600 [ASR] » Sat May 06, 2017 6:36 am

Could you please try to use this effdir? http://www.mediafire.com/file/ue2yuz9ja ... est.effdir

To use an unconverted effdir, just place it in the ep1_effects_3~ folder (for highest quality). You will have to move your current effects somewhere else so there are no conflicts.

Mind you, this is only to test if a certain fix worked; if it does, then I'll release a SporeModder patch so you can get your effects working.
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Re: [sporemodder] laser beams mod issue

Unread postby Diegox64 » Sat May 06, 2017 9:06 am

Emd4600 [ASR] wrote:Could you please try to use this effdir? http://www.mediafire.com/file/ue2yuz9ja ... est.effdir

To use an unconverted effdir, just place it in the ep1_effects_3~ folder (for highest quality). You will have to move your current effects somewhere else so there are no conflicts.

Mind you, this is only to test if a certain fix worked; if it does, then I'll release a SporeModder patch so you can get your effects working.


Yes, it works now:
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...why are you building off of the lowest-quality version? .-.


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