The Dink Network

Weather Demonstration

August 27th, 2003
Score : 7.5 good
Peasant Male Australia
This is a nice development file which showcases one way of achieving multiple weather effects in your DMOD.

There is not a detailed description of how this is achieved but the readme file is clear and straightforward, and if you know your way around a DMOD you’ll be able to figure out how Dan went about the effects by using visions, scripts and the full screen bmps.

As for the effects themselves:

Rain: not so good, I remember seeing it in one DMOD. It is too regular. Dan came up with a much better version in FIAT. Check the source and graphics for that.

Rain with Lightning: Lightning I thought was not good at all. Check mimifish’s trailer for the Other World for a good lightning effect. Or you could go pitch the Lightning graphics from Pilgrim’s Quest as I think these are better.

Darkness: there are 4 versions here, none of them really appeal to me, but I guess the horinzontal alternate black lines is my favourite. The vertical black lines do something weird on screen changes.

There is a promise of more weather effects and Dan invites you to send ideas to him and he may try and do them.

NB I did a snow storm weather effect in PQ that may be of interest… I guess I should release it as a separate pack as it’s a bit rude to expect someone to download 39 MB for a couple of full screen bmps.

Overall 7.5 out of 10