3rd Jun 2010 at 11:04 PM
Last edited by Goggalor : 16th Dec 2010 at 10:43 PM.
Ambitions "Fog emitter" can show other effects
Posted this over at MATY but figured I should put it here as well.
The new fog emitter which can be found in the buydebug catalogue (blue-green sphere in misc category) can display almost any in-game effect. With testingcheatsenabled true, ctrl-shift click the sphere and choose "set visual effect" and just enter the name of the effect.
I have attached a text file with what is hopefully all effect names. Not all of them work, and some others only show at night.
Short (15sec) example video:
The effects used in this are:
I stuck the criminal storm effect over a house and it was noisy! It was also very, very cool. There's no rain, just swirly clouds (it's not quite a tornado, but the downdraft and updraft effect makes you think one is coming) and flashes of lightning. I'm not sure if it was a coincidence or not but the computer broke when the effect started. I wonder if it shorted it out?
ep2criminal (swirly clouds)
ep2criminalelectricity (electric storm effects)
My cat taught me how to fetch. I throw the toy, she shows me where it landed, and I fetch it.
Oh my goodness, THANK YOU!!!!! ok, so my boyfriend won't thank you, because that puts me in so many more hours of this game to play with stuff. This ALMOST makes the screwup with CAW ok, but not quite.
9th Jun 2010 at 5:34 PM
Last edited by Katryn : 9th Jun 2010 at 7:40 PM.
Ok... I'm usually a lurker. Been here for the last year+ and have shyly, never posted and instead researched and found all my answers through information and experimentation. But this time, I cannot find my answer and am becoming rather frustrated trying to figure this out on my own. I cannot seem to make this work as a waterfall. I can get the splash bit with waterfall_1_shortsplash, but cannot get an actual waterfall such as in the picture posted by Goggalor. I see he has his emitter located at the top back area of the waterfall mound. I replicated this but then get nothing whatsoever.
I feel like a complete noob not being able to figure this out and need to humbly as if someone would be so kind as to offer a tutorial of sorts to help me get this working.
*edit* Wait... 10 posts? LOL I don't remember the other 9
*edit #2* Eww, I just thought of something. I was unable to see the fire in the windows when my firefighter is putting out some of the larger house fires. I also wouldn't see the explosions from detonating junk piles and such. It was like I was missing the new animation graphics provided with Ambitions. Last night I removed the NoMosiacHELL file (which I thought was fine since it did remove the mosiac, but saw a post stating some of the issues it makes) and replaced it with the AMB version from here. After which I suddenly saw there are some nice butterflies in CAS when you select the Eco Friendly trait. (Saw her do her little move before.. but not the butterflies.) I assumed this meant I had fixed the missing animations, but I wonder if some piece of CC is borking some more of them... like the waterfall animation. LOL meaning maybe I am doing it right.. and just can't see it.
Oi! What a pain. Ok, brb while I remove all cc and try again on a clean slate. (I'm going to feel so silly if this works though. )
*edit #3* Ok.. yes.. I'm a noob. I was using the medium size waterfall. I had typed in waterfall_2_medium instead of waterfall_2_med. This somehow borked it so no other type I tried would work either. I used the reset effect command and this cleared whatever error my mistake created, so now yes... they all work.
Hehe so in the end... never mind this silly post :P
Thank you though ever so much for this great find, and the list! Oh the possibilities!!! Snow!!
9th Jun 2010 at 5:56 PM
Last edited by Captain THPS4 : 9th Jun 2010 at 7:20 PM.
Wow! I did notice the ability to type in names a while ago, but since I didn't know any of the names I didn't bother messing with it. Glad to see it's been figured out, thanks for sharing! There's actual rain and snow already, not just the thundercloud? I guess that means we have confirmation that weather is most definitely being worked on and hopefully in the next EP!
It can still snow indoors too...just need some snow terrain paint and maybe I could make a winter-themed tomb!
Perfect! Before the patch/Amb broke Caw, I was working on a snow covered world for my next story! I thought I was going to have to photoshop in snow fall, but this is going to save the day!
However, I do have a question as I notice you used one of the holes from WA. Did you just set it to be a trigger to enable the snow, and if so, can any object be the trigger? I have WA, but it's not installed, and I'm too lazy to reinstall it just for that.