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Offline eRe4s3r

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[GFX] [Mod] Enhanced Stream FX
« on: July 19, 2010, 02:35:30 PM »
What does it do?

Well, its that time of the year again - this little mod enhances the stream effects to something very fancy, and very fitting for my "glow" blocks (in fact, they interact nicely with each other) - I changed all of them so yes, you might complain that you can no longer tell inverter streams apart (sorry ;p)

Technical Brabblings - Orginal FX were 32x32 - thankfully to the Unity engine which uses centered particle sprites we can now increase resolution to gain more pixels for blend effects - this i did (to 64x64 to be exact) i also changed the effects each in photoshop, added some nice glow and toned down the visibility and the end result is that they look very.. ehm, glowy and flashy they also (mostly) blend out nicely ;)

This is for the people who look for a more surreal and soft experience while playing tidalis - these effects work best in dark styles - Note that screenshot doesn't do it justice - its an "motion" effect.

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Install
Replace Streams Folder with the one inside the attached ZIP - Make a backup of that Folder first (rename it to StreamsBCK for example)

The Streams Folder can be found in X:\Steam\steamapps\common\tidalis\RuntimeData\Images

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Uninstall
Reinstall of the game, or use your hopefully self-made back up of the streams folder ;)

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Activation
It's active when you overwrite the Folder
« Last Edit: July 19, 2010, 06:05:41 PM by eRe4s3r »
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Re: [GFX] [Mod] Enhanced Stream FX
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 03:06:12 PM »
Wow, very cool!
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Re: [GFX] [Mod] Enhanced Stream FX
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 03:56:00 PM »
Yes Thanks  ;D You enjoying your "holliday" yet? ;P - i gotta do justice to my "bringer of additive blended doom" tagline - ;P

I just got the 144 and 50 block achievement and Score 100000 Points In A Single Chain  and Score 50000 Points In A Single Chain
.. by accident ~.~

I had setup a test level with 1 color to check if this little mod impacts performance and apparently the game counted that for the achievements when i next lost a (very hard) quick game. Mhh. odd
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Re: [GFX] [Mod] Enhanced Stream FX
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 03:59:12 PM »
Ah, yep, you can win achievements via quick games.  We figured some people would only want to play those, not the adventures, so we made it as flexible as possible.

Yeah, taking some time on the holiday already, but it's not been as much as my wife would like.  Thankfully, most stuff with Steam is winding down today (as far as having the steam page, demo, and mac version all perfect-for-now), so I should get some more relaxation time coming up. :)
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