Weather options for BW: R

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Any plans on adding options in game to have weather like Rain and Snow just like WC3/Diablo 2 ?

I think it'd be pretty cool.. if the community is against it, maybe allow it as an option for UMS ?

I was always a fan of rain and snow (wc3).. feels like it adds realism to the game
I think this will be a cool addition to the new SC:R as I don't see this kind of update will bring a huge impact on gameplay.

Though I am not sure how this could be executed given that SC:R would be in 2D environment rather than 3D.
05/15/2017 11:26 AMPosted by Tractatoss
Though I am not sure how this could be executed given that SC:R would be in 2D environment rather than 3D.


I imagine same way other 2D games with an isometric view did it, an image with large transparency and small sprites moveing down at an angle and looped (roller coaster tycoon 1 + 2 style), or the same small sprites spawning randomly then drop down at an angle then after a few frames show a "splash" animation (seen some old C&C mods do this)
Dynamic weather you mean? I don't think that's in the plans for the game. StarCraft does have snowy tilesets though.

I think rain effects like the ones used in Diablo 2 are pretty doable in the StarCraft engine though, so it would be a nice little feature for custom maps.
cool idea :) maybe also a sandstorm!
Dynamic weather you mean? I don't think that's in the plans for the game. StarCraft does have snowy tilesets though.

I think rain effects like the ones used in Diablo 2 are pretty doable in the StarCraft engine though, so it would be a nice little feature for custom maps.


that's what I was referring to.
05/15/2017 12:50 PMPosted by OShogun
StarCraft does have snowy tilesets though.


I hope this tileset's colours get fixed as its hardly ever used due to the fact its too bright i think.
Would be awesome for UMS, I can say that much.
If you want weather go outside.
This would be a fine thing to have as a toggle-able option, just like how the remastered graphics will be toggle-able. For competitive players, they will all turn it off as it distracts from the gameplay, but for casual players they will be able to enjoy some extra eye candy/immersion.

Just please prioritize things like this very low though, there are more important things that need to be done right first.
+1 fun addition that could make things look more interesting. I imagine something more like typing a command in chat to activate it, /weather rain, for example. Would be hilarious to activate snow in desert maps
05/15/2017 11:26 AMPosted by Tractatoss
I think this will be a cool addition to the new SC:R as I don't see this kind of update will bring a huge impact on gameplay.

Though I am not sure how this could be executed given that SC:R would be in 2D environment rather than 3D.


so I'm all for it but here is the possible game changes

1. snow, the ground units can leave tracks

2.rain, creep dissipates faster & mechanical units (mostly terran because they look more rustic) can move slower after a while (due to rust)

3.sandstorm, chip damage over time to everything

4.all, a little harder to see
I remember that there were some maps that used a winter texture, the snow and stuff looked really good, a weather effect could be nice.
05/15/2017 01:09 PMPosted by Rnds
I hope this tileset's colours get fixed as its hardly ever used due to the fact its too bright i think.

http://www.gamershell.com/static/screenshots/0/2883/46149_full.jpg this one?

Yeah, I think if it was a little greyish instead of PURE BRIGHT WHITE it could be pretty playable
I would welcome this idea if it's only grafic sugar but not if it's intended to have effects on gameplay.
i don't freaking want it to be snowing or raining while im playing, maybe its suitable for warcraft or sc2 but in BW that is just unnecessarily annoying.
I don't think it's terribly conceivable with this project.
05/16/2017 05:04 AMPosted by Rumi
i don't freaking want it to be snowing or raining while im playing, maybe its suitable for warcraft or sc2 but in BW that is just unnecessarily annoying.


why/how exactly?
just make sure there's no thunder and lightning, pros will have to bring up their shade glasses again ( lol @ random korean dude on forum if you know what I mean)

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