Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

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Wolfword
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Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

Post by Wolfword »

I mean, a part of the map in wich there is nothing. No water, only you can see the skybox. Cause in space maps, its ANNOYING to have water under your feets if you exactly know that you are in space.

Maybe, a map with small meteors to build and the rest is "Empty Space"

It can be made, or not?
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Sucky_Lord
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Re: Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

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ofc its possible, and here in the spring community we also like to divide by zero in our spare time
Wolfword
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Re: Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

Post by Wolfword »

?????????

Er, Ill take that as a

No
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Neddie
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Re: Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

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In the present map format, no, I don't think so. We do it with void water. This is why void water exists.
SirMaverick
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Re: Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

Post by SirMaverick »

Sucky_Lord wrote:ofc its possible, and here in the spring community we also like to divide by zero in our spare time
That's not even a joke. You have to divide by NaN, not just zero. And ground will be gray, no skybox. But it's a bug, not a feature. :(
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Pxtl
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Re: Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

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neddiedrow wrote:In the present map format, no, I don't think so. We do it with void water. This is why void water exists.
To clarify: void water replaces the water on the map with an empty void that shows the skybox, which I think is _exactly_ what OP is requesting. The problem is that the landscape looks ugly being simply cut-off as it hits the void.
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Neddie
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Re: Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

Post by Neddie »

Pxtl wrote:
neddiedrow wrote:In the present map format, no, I don't think so. We do it with void water. This is why void water exists.
To clarify: void water replaces the water on the map with an empty void that shows the skybox, which I think is _exactly_ what OP is requesting. The problem is that the landscape looks ugly being simply cut-off as it hits the void.
Except he specifically did not want water, and void water still has water effects like wakes depending on water type.
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jK
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neddiedrow wrote:Except he specifically did not want water, and void water still has water effects like wakes depending on water type.
This gives `spaceships` a new meaning ;)
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Beherith
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Re: Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

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Use my mapconv with a map texture that has an alpha channel (32 bpp tga).
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TradeMark
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Re: Can maps have an "Empty Space"?

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Beherith wrote:Use my mapconv with a map texture that has an alpha channel (32 bpp tga).
whaat. you can make maps textures transparent in spring? :shock: how is that possible...
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