Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by wlfbck » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:07 pm

Might i throw in a suggestion for the new oil graphic? Make it a fountain coming out of the ground (animated ofc)! Like: https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/oil-fou ... 375076.jpg
Looks silly, but that's exactly what's great about it ;) It also helps with finding those, they are sometimes hard to find under biter corpses or forestry.

I also like the new ore look, nice work!

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by Vornicus » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:09 pm

Titan21 wrote:The new ores really look great, but will it make miner-placing more difficult because the boundaries of an ore-patch are harder to spot?
One way I can envision making it easier and still keeping the pretty is, when you are holding a drill for placement, to tint ore-filled squares according to their resource.

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Post by Creat » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:17 pm

I really hope you find a way to make the generation not be entirely in-house (I presume it is at least for the moment). Mods being able to use this to the full effect, not just recolor the existing ores, would be phenomenal! Mostly thinking about Bob's and Angel's obviously, but it's an important part of basically every complete overhaul mod.

I'll keep hoping :)

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Post by V453000 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:22 pm

Creat wrote:I really hope you find a way to make the generation not be entirely in-house (I presume it is at least for the moment). Mods being able to use this to the full effect, not just recolor the existing ores, would be phenomenal! Mostly thinking about Bob's and Angel's obviously, but it's an important part of basically every complete overhaul mod.

I'll keep hoping :)
I'm already considering releasing masks for tinting ... they will most likely not give as great result, but at least something, and much easier to use than 3D files and stuff. For vanilla it makes no sense to add the masks but for modding it would be useful.

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by Zeblote » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:23 pm

V453000 wrote:The issue is that even with the tools it still needs insane amount of effort and fanatical attention to detail to make it look nice.
I'm not trying to say "yo I am the only one who knows how to use it", just trying to point to the fact that people tend to think just clicking the button with The Tools is all there is. :P
I see, but someone will definitely get it working! Many modders already spend huge amounts of time to improve quality of their mods, so having these tools available can only make it better.

Also, if you were to release all the source models and part libraries you make them from, it would be possible to reuse them for mods that fit in the default style :D
Imagine trying to add a new type of train as a mod... basically impossible without the correct setup you made for the default graphics.

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by Proxy » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:42 pm

to be Honest. Now the Resources just Look like a Spare Pile of Stuff Lying on the Ground...
could't it look more like it was Sticking out if the Ground, or More Solid in the Middle?
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Let's just wait til the Age of Iron Stars

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by Dr. Walrus » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:00 pm

Vornicus wrote:
Titan21 wrote:The new ores really look great, but will it make miner-placing more difficult because the boundaries of an ore-patch are harder to spot?
One way I can envision making it easier and still keeping the pretty is, when you are holding a drill for placement, to tint ore-filled squares according to their resource.
I support this idea.
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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by eidolonFIRE_XI » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:12 am

Uranium ore is yellow...
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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by Betep3akata » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:17 am

Hi, V453000,
Why this uranium so toxic green? I see emeralds here.

And just an idea about the blue/purple glow around the large uranium patches: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_radiation. :!:
Not green glow, I'm begging! :mrgreen:

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by devilwarriors » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:34 am

Oh shit the new concrete is back!!!!! fuck yeah :D

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by Riph » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:59 am

That new ore looks _fantastic_

Like, no kididng, you should license this stuff out so that other games can look this good.

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by xeln4g4 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:18 am

I like that toxic green! Nice post, looking foeward to 0.15!

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by Rseding91 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:32 am

eidolonFIRE_XI wrote:Uranium ore is yellow...
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We don't care. It's going to be green in Factorio because that looks better.
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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by Omarflyjoemacky » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:44 am

Jeez - you guys over there are really hitting home runs. I can wait for .015, but GD you are making it hard.
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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by sekanz » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:53 am

Rhamphoryncus wrote: I think that there should be an option to choose which ore you want to mine in the mining drill window.
No, I dont think there should. I enjoy the challenge of it.

And I love the new visuals. I can hardly wait for 15!

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by devilwarriors » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:01 am

Rseding91 wrote:
eidolonFIRE_XI wrote:Uranium ore is yellow...
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We don't care. It's going to be green in Factorio because that looks better.
It would look pretty nice with that shade of yellow (it's uranium oxide)
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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by SaintFlow » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:03 am

Rseding91 wrote:
eidolonFIRE_XI wrote:Uranium ore is yellow...
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We don't care. It's going to be green in Factorio because that looks better.
I think that sums up the way the devs are communicating often quite nicely :'D


That said, finally an FFF for me to look at things! Looks splendid! Awesome idea to use python for that as well, python rocks.

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by LotA » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:44 am

Astonishing new graphics.. :shock:
Green ore really reminds me of C&C's tiberium

Lately I'm not playing factorio much, that allows me to play other games, but as soon as 0.15 will be released, I'll just throw any other games out ^^

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by chakrit » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:31 am

LotA wrote:Astonishing new graphics.. :shock:
Green ore really reminds me of C&C's tiberium

Lately I'm not playing factorio much, that allows me to play other games, but as soon as 0.15 will be released, I'll just throw any other games out ^^
Same for me. Everytime I try to hit the "New Game" button there's a little devil whispering in my ears that all my efforts are gonna be wasted when Nuclear Power hits, science pack recipe changes and whatnots. Plus the improved signals are gonna change how outposts and supply depots will be made so no point in going big now.

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Re: Friday Facts #179 - New resource graphics & concrete

Post by ospeovedos » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:06 am

eidolonFIRE_XI wrote:Uranium ore is yellow...
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I have some green uranium ore:
uranium with a side of uranium
It's the one on the left. OK, so most of it is yellow, but there's definitely some green in the middle. The one on the right is also uranium, and it's nearly black.

0.15 is looking good! It's getting hard to wait for with all these Friday teasers!

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