Change surface minimum darkness %

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Change surface minimum darkness %

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Currently, the minimum darkness of a surface is hard-coded to be 85% at the deepest part of the night, calculated by time-of-day.

I am writing a mod that implements underground surfaces, and thus I would like to be able to force significantly deeper darkness.

If the override value is simply "How dark is it at evening-o-clock?" and I need to freeze the time of day on the surface, that's obviously fine.

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I've looked into this before and got stuck on the fact that the darkness % effects solar panels directly - not just visual.

I'll see again but I don't remember it being something easy to work around.
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Re: Change surface minimum darkness %

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I mean, it's perfectly fine that this directly affects solar panels - I want to make the underground extremely dark, which should also naturally make solar panels next-to-useless. I don't want placing solar panels underground to be a viable source of energy :)

So that sounds just fine to me!

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Yes, but you don't want your solar panels to produce negative power, as it could do when it goes an extra 15% below it's "zero" point.

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Re: Change surface minimum darkness %

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I mean, sure. On the other hand, power_output = max(power_output, 0) isn't exactly a MENSA brain teaser :D

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Re: Change surface minimum darkness %

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I added this (I have source access). It is in a version that was released recently.

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