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Still working on ArcaneTale, I am trying as hard as I can to make a realistic rainforest scene & some things just seem to be missing from it. It feels empty, & I cant think of anything to add that wouldnt be a pain in the back to get working.

So far my list is as fallows:
Detailed Backgrounds
Tree's of various sizes. (Including fungi wrapping randomly around the bottom.)
Old fasion houses with lit tourches
Fireflies at night.
Grass, flowers, & random details spread around the rainforest.
Large/Small Mushrooms of various colors.
Different plant life.
Waterfalls

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I need some idea's that could make the environment look more interesting, any ideas?

 
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12th July, 2005 at 17:43:53 -

I think some weather effects, in particular rain would be a good thing. I love it when games have rain in, I think it adds a lot to the atmosphere when done in the right way.

Looking good btw.

 
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12th July, 2005 at 18:07:43 -

Yeah, I forgot to mention, Rain is apart of the weather system I made & the game has 4 times of the day, Day, Noon, Night, Morning.. all have there own sound effects, atomosphere color (Bright, Orange, Clear, Dark) & once I can get a stable server to run these globally, everyone can run off a day/night; weather system where everyone see's the same thing.

 
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12th July, 2005 at 18:25:28 -

Add lots of bugs (especially ants)
Nice screenshots, by the way.

 
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12th July, 2005 at 18:47:13 -

Adding things like butterflies is an idea me & Snerlin are still discussing. I'm thinking of how I can do it so that it can look very random, so people cant detect a pattern that would ruin the realistic feel of the game. Thanks for the complements, I think its about time I step away from Diamond & what better of a project. More idea's are welcolm, I'm open up to anything.

 
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12th July, 2005 at 19:08:52 -

Have u got sun rays coming through the canopies? Mist? Misty platforms would be awsome.Sounds also help hell of alot, like parrots frogs etc etc.how about fallen trees?

 
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12th July, 2005 at 20:27:29 -

I've got a nice rainforest ambient as far as sounds go, but Mist & Runray I dont have yet. I'll add those to the check list, thanks. As far as fallen tree's, I did just add one the other day to the game in replacement of a bridge.

 
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12th July, 2005 at 23:29:18 -

Oh boy...we're never going to get finished with the rain forest. Image

Hmm...I just remembered, I've made a butterfly sprite that I forgot to send you. I don't really like how the butterfly is right now. I'm gonna redo it and make it look better.

 
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13th July, 2005 at 01:02:17 -

I think that mist in some parts would be good. It is a rain forest after all. Like by the water falls, mist would look nice.

 
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13th July, 2005 at 02:25:12 -

Maybe have some spores coming down a mushroom when you poke them?

 
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13th July, 2005 at 02:27:03 -

Already said but, I think you need the sun's rays shining through holes in the foliage. Also put in some random effects like bugs flying around and maybe long grass randomly placed.

 
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13th July, 2005 at 05:08:24 -

http://www.create-games.com/forum_post.asp?id=116345

my second picture down has some sunrays.. crappy ones but still add effect.

 
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13th July, 2005 at 06:21:03 -

I agree with Nuklear on the mist thing.
There have to be more leaves on the floor, maybe a bit to the front of the player. Foreground trees/bushes would make things more realistic too.

 
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13th July, 2005 at 11:23:15 -

Brandon Im finally ungrounded and back!!! I think you should add some animals to the game that just kind of run around like monkeys or birds or something.

 
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13th July, 2005 at 11:25:15 -

"I agree with Nuklear on the mist thing."

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13th July, 2005 at 13:58:05 -

So long as that straight line of ground is visible, it'll never really look beleivable. Nature rarely operates in straight lines.

 
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13th July, 2005 at 16:06:02 -

With the cartoony graphical style you're using Brandon, I don't think realism is too important. Having said that, some weather effects, insects and bumpy ground wouldn't go amiss.

It's looking great by the way.

 
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13th July, 2005 at 16:16:18 -

continuing on what fifth said, you could use sprawling foliage to break up the straight line. Also, although cliche, vines are an idea.

 
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13th July, 2005 at 21:27:09 -

I'm going to see what I can do about adding alot more plant life all over the ground so that it does take away from the flat feeling, I am also planning on making more objects appear above the player. Because most of everything is backgrounds, everything is behind you.

 
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13th July, 2005 at 21:59:12 -

I think it looks fine the way it is, I would rather just leave it and keep all the bugs out of the forest.

 
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27th July, 2005 at 06:32:38 -

Those images does not work for me, so, cant really help out.

 
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28th July, 2005 at 11:17:02 -

how about leaves falling from bushes when you run into them? or kicking up leaves or dirt form the ground when you run?

 
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28th July, 2005 at 22:16:06 -

Rain? In a forest? Rainforest is an oxymoron. LOL, obviously some of you people haven't been around trees for a while .

Hmm... I love the sunrays from the canopies of a forest. And that natural smell of earth. Put those in .

BTW, I think you've got enough ideas. Too much and it'll look wierd.

Oh, wait, have a waterfall. With little water particles

 
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28th July, 2005 at 23:38:30 -

what the heck are you talking about MUZ, it isn't an oxymoron.

 
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29th July, 2005 at 08:28:26 -

Pity we, the ignorant who do not know of trees!

Nice screenshots there Brandon.

 
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29th July, 2005 at 21:13:08 -

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29th July, 2005 at 23:59:11 -

Maybe if you added some of them running around it would feel more like a rainforest .

 
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30th July, 2005 at 01:21:55 -

Well, yeah, there's rain in the rainforest, but not of it ever gets through the canopy. Just tiny drips. I actually take those forest paths whenever it's raining outside .

 
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30th July, 2005 at 03:53:03 -

You know what this game needs? Beer.

My tits sag to the floor like that.

 
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