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Add Some Eye Candy

Adding an option to turn on extra eye candy would be nice;
It could include;
* Sun/Moon in the background.
* Day/Night Cycle (dimming screen, brightening, moving sun+moon, changing gradients) for the Above.
* See Through Water
* Dock-Style weapons panel instead of standard grid
* More and Prettier particles on explosions
* Terrain Debris (blow up some land, little chunks plop into the water)
* Worm Smears (hitting a worm into a wall hard enough will leave a little pink smudge behind on the wall)
* Terrain Singes (little black marks left on terrain from petrol bombs, etc)
* Burstable Clouds (knocking a worm into a cloud will make the cloud jiggle as he goes through it, with little puffs coming off of it)
* Lingering Smoke (little wisps of smoke hang around)
* Great Big Mushroom Cloud in the background after nuke strike
* Holy Hand Grenade emits rays of light before exploding.

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      • Dora commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I prefer the standard grid though. And when effects are done they need to be cartoon like to fit into Armageddon.

      • Dora commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Here are some more:

        -when old lady explodes dentures, glasses and a cane appear and fall into the water
        -when pigeon explodes a roasted pigeon appears and falls in the water + some feathers appear and fanish
        -when a sheep/super sheep/ explodes little pieces of wool appear and fanish + lamb chops appear and fall in the water
        -when crazy cows explode it releases several beef which fall into the water
        -when moles explode some hairs appear and fanish

        Etc.

      • Dora commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like these ideas. It would be great if the community could add this.

      • Zemke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        great suggestion, but only rain would be boring and might be frustrating :P. what about snow, sun, rain and all that stuff generated to the different terrains.
        means it snows on the snow terrain, it's sunny on the beach terrain etc. this'd be a real improvement to the weird old background. i prefer to keep that background little and without big colours this would irritade!

      • AndrewTaylor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Some of this would be really neat, but most of it I think would be somewhere between incidental and annoying. In any case, I wouldn't prioritise it over gameplay changes.

      • DrMelon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @ Malevol3nt: we can't add day/night cycles, have a sun or moon, have little blobs of terrian splashing into the water, smears, singes, lingering smoke, rays of light or hardly anything by just editing the gfx.dir file.

      • raffie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd be willing to draw new elements when needed for the beta patches.

      • Malevol3nt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To author of post: You can do all of that yourself really. Just open the gfx.dir with sprite editor, export the img's and sprites and edit them. I've written a basic guide of it here: http://forum.team17.com/showpost.php?p=674798&postcount=110

        I've allready done some edits on weapons, added new ones, aswell as replaced some GUI graphics. Make sure gfx.dir isnt bigger than 4Kbytes tho!

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