Terrain preview on game setup screen when using seed

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Terrain preview on game setup screen when using seed

Post by cogwheel » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:48 pm

Map exchange strings are great, but they make it a bit cumbersome to test variations on settings. Plain seeds are a bit better in this respect, but there's still a lot of latency between changing a setting, seeing its effect, and returning to the new game screen with all the previous settings selected.

I would love to have a terrain preview on the game creation screen when I'm using a seed or map exchange string. It would make the process of getting the settings you want much simpler. As I imagine it, it would basically just be a minimap of the initial spawned chunks. I realize this would involve spinning up a bunch of code much earlier in the flow than present, but I think it would be a huge QoL improvement (especially for testing terrain gen changes ;) )

Actually, now that I think about it a bit more, I think I've been too cautious. This would work well for random seeds too. Just hide it behind a checkbox for people who don't want spoilers. Right now it's nothing but a time sink to find a seed you want.

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Re: Terrain preview on game setup screen when using seed

Post by ssilk » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:00 pm

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