Screenshots - shadows (daytime)

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Ribald, May 23, 2015.

  1. Ribald

    Ribald New Member

    I must say, I'm really impressed by the atmosphere created in screenshots, with shadows ( sun being very low ).
    It rises the question, if there will be any daytime cycles? Not something that was the original C1 particularly missing, but I really like the style in screens.
  2. Cossack

    Cossack Administrator Staff Member

    Hi, We think that full cycle daytime model is bad idea for RTS. Our engine support it, but we decide to make multiple best light presets. It is possible that we give player and option to choose what light preset he like most. Or set random change of light presets during game round.
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  3. Sakonosolo

    Sakonosolo New Member

    Why do you feel that a day night cycle is a bad idea? I agree that having it be the way the game works by default wouldn't be all that good but it being an option could be cool if the engine supports it. Especially when you say that there might be an option for random light changes. Those would probably be pretty jarring and to me at least it seems the best thing to do would have a day/night cycle as an option that's disabled by default that can be enabled, along with what you said, being able to choose a certain time of day to lock it at out of that day/night cycle. So in the options menu have like a slider that goes from 12 AM to 11PM that the player can choose what time of day to lock the time at (which would default to something, maybe the time that's in your screenshots) along with an option for a full day/night cycle. That seems better than having jarring transitions between different light presets if set to random like you said in your post.

    Just a suggestion on this topic.
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  4. Cossack

    Cossack Administrator Staff Member

    Without light, there is no shadows. Without shadows and light, objects become visualy flat.

    Only shadow, make this 2D circle looks 3D.


    Night light, also means less brightness and color saturation. In this case, detailed colored units, lose their difference between each other. And it is very important for gameplay to easily identify units types in Cossacks game.
    This is all subjective. But, it is easy to make such mod. We are opponents of too many options in the game.
  5. [KGR]Hitman

    [KGR]Hitman New Member

    I agree with admins.
  6. ares0027

    ares0027 New Member

    i think a day/night cycle would be perfect especially for this game. you can go and tell your friends like "at the dawn of 11th day we shall meet at the middle of the map and battle!" and you know sneaking your army behind hills during the midnight and attacking when light is at its lowest peak, that would be awesome! imagine peasants carrying torches running towards town hill and some of them attacking enemy with their torch, setting them on fire etc. i think that would be awesome. PLEASE at least consider making it an option.
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