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Texture Pack Alone (Skybox) 2014-04-25

A skybox that fits SoA much better than that ugly galactic smear.

  1. Arctic

    Arctic Giant Robot Advocate

    • Tester
    I really didn't like the galaxy in the skybox. So I tried to make my own that was just stars; no pesky smear. I think this is a pretty good skybox, good resolution. I called it "Alone" because it feels so much less crowded and so much more... well, lonely. I personally prefer this to the default skybox.

    INSTALLATION
    1. Download the Skybox from the Resource link.
    2. Extract "Alone (Skybox)" into your "Release/Textures/Texturepacks/SoA_Default/Sky" folder. Make sure to replace the default StarSkybox textures.
    3. Done. Should not generate any bugs, as these are literally just textures.

    Example Picture:
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    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2014
    Arctic, Mar 16, 2014
    Last edited by PsychoticLeprechaun; at Apr 25, 2014
    #1
  2. ColdFuseon

    ColdFuseon Lost in Space

    • Contributor
    The skybox is beautiful but this would be better if the moon was a real sphere, orbiting around the planet!

    I like it
  3. PsychoticLeprechaun

    PsychoticLeprechaun Designer & Web Developer

    • Dev Member
    It's a very nice Skybox! Though the emptiness it conveys will be very deceiving as there will be a lot of life to meet in the game!
  4. joppiesaus

    joppiesaus Infamous Space-Octopus

    • Member
    Awesome skybox! It makes the atmosphere of the game much, much better. The only thing that looked a bit weird was this:
    The moon looks like there is a planet in the front of it that's blocking the light
  5. PsychoticLeprechaun

    PsychoticLeprechaun Designer & Web Developer

    • Dev Member
    That planet is the planet you stand on - it is how the moon phases work!
  6. Arctic

    Arctic Giant Robot Advocate

    • Tester
    Matt's right, that is actually how moon phases work. Also, thanks for all the feedback!
  7. vesa

    vesa Kerbalnaut [4/50]

    • Member
    Actuately moon phase is caused by the moons position relative to planet you are in, and the moon being blocked by planet is called Lunar eclipse
  8. Tiger

    Tiger Crash Landed

    • Member
    The more you know...
    [video=youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3rhQc666Sg[/video]
  9. Benjamin

    Benjamin Lead Developer

    • Dev Leader
    This is a great skybox arctic! We will eventually be rendering other planets in the sky, but your moon really improves the look of the night sky!
  10. tetryds

    tetryds cus tet, that's it

    • Member
    Could the skybox be replaced along with the texture pack?
    So every texture pack would have it's own, or not.
    That would be nice.
    (if it is already, just ignore this)
  11. Benjamin

    Benjamin Lead Developer

    • Dev Leader
    Yup it already can :)
  12. Arctic

    Arctic Giant Robot Advocate

    • Tester
    Arctic submitted a new resource:

    Alone (Skybox) - A skybox that fits SoA much better than that ugly galactic smear.

    Read more about this resource...
  13. Arctic

    Arctic Giant Robot Advocate

    • Tester
  14. PsychoticLeprechaun

    PsychoticLeprechaun Designer & Web Developer

    • Dev Member
    I merged your old thread in to this one, and edited the first post to reflect the fact this is now a resource!
  15. tetryds

    tetryds cus tet, that's it

    • Member
    This assets pack system is epic.
    Thanks Matt!
  16. PsychoticLeprechaun

    PsychoticLeprechaun Designer & Web Developer

    • Dev Member
    Haha, no problem! I am going to be implementing the rest of this system very soon, at which point all threads made on the contribution forums will require the user to make a Resource pack - I think it is better to encourage sharing of asset work than simply showing screenshots! Of course, I will make sure there is still a section to do just that, but it will be clearly marked as an area where resources aren't distributed, just work-in-progress shown off.
  17. Benjamin

    Benjamin Lead Developer

    • Dev Leader
    Sorry about the atmosphere bug! It was a rather simple bug to fix, so the next build will include it. You can actually fix it yourself if you replace the line

    color.a = 1.0;

    with

    color.a = min(color.a, 1.0);

    at the end of Shaders/AtmosphereShading/SkyFromAtmosphere.frag
    Benjamin, Apr 27, 2014
    Last edited by Benjamin; at Apr 27, 2014
    #17
  18. Arctic

    Arctic Giant Robot Advocate

    • Tester
    Why, thank you, Matt! That was very nice of you.
  19. Arctic

    Arctic Giant Robot Advocate

    • Tester
    MILESTONE! We have reached a heaping FIVE downloads! Woo Hoo!
  20. Arpak

    Arpak Moderator - Former CM

    • Moderator
    I think this skyboxes biggest achievement is that its technically the first mod available on the forums, congrats! :p

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