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by Gael de Sailly
Sat Nov 10, 2018 21:48
Forum: Maps
Topic: Maps for Capture the Flag mega-topic
Replies: 198
Views: 23113

Re: Maps for Capture the Flag mega-topic

I approve it too, and did some fixes on the schematic and the conf file. It should be ready for merging, now.
by Gael de Sailly
Mon Nov 05, 2018 17:54
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Ubiquitous Time State
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: Ubiquitous Time State

There is an API function to keep a chunk loaded : minetest.forceload_block , but always keep in mind that it may take much CPU and RAM. That's what was done on MinetestForFun Classic server on a few dozen of chunks around mesecons factories (by the mesecons mod itself), and the lag was already notic...
by Gael de Sailly
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your Screenshots of Terrain!
Replies: 160
Views: 11393

Re: Post your Screenshots of Terrain!

voxelproof wrote:A few more examples of large lakes in Eden.

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I notice that your places in Eden are always completely snowy. Because you are at y=600+. I suggest increasing your altitude_chill parameter to something on the same order of magnitude than your elevation.
by Gael de Sailly
Tue Oct 30, 2018 18:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Commercial Hacked Client
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Commercial Hacked Client

I would be very surprised to see an actual commercial hacked client. It's more likely that the player you saw was just trolling you.
by Gael de Sailly
Sat Oct 27, 2018 16:13
Forum: Modding Discussion
Topic: Is somone be willing to maintain my mod?
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Is somone be willing to maintain my mod?

Hello,

Is it possible to see your code and download your subgame? People are more likely to be interested in your project if they can see and test it. The best is to make it available on GitHub.
by Gael de Sailly
Tue Oct 23, 2018 23:04
Forum: Maps
Topic: [Idea] a real Earth (if possible)
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: [Idea] a real Earth (if possible)

https://github.com/Jeija/spheretest <- Kinda what youre searching. Spheretest isn't adapted to the geometry of a real planet. It is topologically a torus, which would make the North and South poles coincide. But it can look nice for regions far from the poles. Have a look at Lentebriesje's Earth ma...
by Gael de Sailly
Fri Oct 19, 2018 00:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Qubits or Bits ? Humans or Bots ? Realism or Utopia ? 42.
Replies: 39
Views: 1930

Re: The future of Minetest

Hello, I was, at first, not willing to involve myself in such a polemical thread. But I have chatted a lot with Chiantos about this, and found out, as parasite pointed out, that he has been totally misunderstood. He is very annoyed to see such virulent comments without being able to clarify his thou...
by Gael de Sailly
Wed Oct 17, 2018 18:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Hacks on Minetest
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: First Hacks on Minetest

As I understand it, it was for experimenting how mods work rather than just for changing a texture. Create a new mod and depend it creatures then create an empty init.lua and create a folder textures and place your new chicken texture there, using the original file name an enable the mod for the wor...
by Gael de Sailly
Tue Oct 16, 2018 22:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Hacks on Minetest
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: First Hacks on Minetest

Yes, it is as simple as that. Just replace the image you want to change, and give it the same name.
Try it!

Don't hesitate to actually try things by yourself if you want to learn Minetest modding. The eternal DIY :D
by Gael de Sailly
Mon Oct 15, 2018 19:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your screenshots!
Replies: 9467
Views: 1200731

Re: Post your screenshots!

A curious penguin-shaped mountain found on Carpathian mapgen https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/6905002/46974328-06242680-d0c4-11e8-93bc-58754a87e6a2.png ---------- Matterhorn (Italy/Switzerland), using real topographical data, BTW yet another pyramid ;) 1 node here is 80 m. https://user-imag...
by Gael de Sailly
Sun Oct 14, 2018 23:40
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: [Mod] Mapgen from geographical data [geo-mapgen] (Biomes!)
Replies: 69
Views: 9579

Re: [Mod] Mapgen from geographical data [geo-mapgen] (Biomes

Well... I was not expecting to have so many posts to read, let me answer your questions one by one. it would be way better to use GDAL to extract this data anyway so that you can scale and distort it using map projections rather than image tools. It is already using GDAL, btw you need to have this l...
by Gael de Sailly
Sun Oct 14, 2018 13:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your Screenshots of Terrain!
Replies: 160
Views: 11393

Re: Post your Screenshots of Terrain!

2 more screens of the new Lua Valleys Mapgen with my custom parameters Long valley with a viewing range of 850 https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/6905002/46916973-17850a00-cfc2-11e8-8e7a-9ac2448c2784.png 1000 nodes away, the highest peak is the one visible in the horizon on the first screensh...
by Gael de Sailly
Sun Oct 14, 2018 09:52
Forum: Mod Releases
Topic: [Mod] Real Terrain [0.1.0] [realterrain]
Replies: 68
Views: 23524

Re: [Mod] Real Terrain [0.1.0] [realterrain]

Hi bobomb. I am very glad you are back on this project. Much time has gone, and, a bit disappointed by the abandon of your project, I started my own, that you can find here: https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=19387 . It works differently, in 2 steps, using a Python script to convert the ...
by Gael de Sailly
Sat Oct 13, 2018 23:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the best way I can help Minetest development?
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: What's the best way I can help Minetest development?

For me it seems that you don't disagree that much. Restraining you from saying it's dumb or stupid does not mean accepting it blindly, I mean you can reject the work without offending the author, like a teacher can give low marks without insulting their pupils. This is not about approving the work o...
by Gael de Sailly
Thu Oct 11, 2018 21:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the best way I can help Minetest development?
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: What's the best way I can help Minetest development?

Welcome skyace65 :) What we need first, according to me (I'm not developer but I've been following the development quite closely for 4 years). Good subgames. There are quite a lot of subgames but most are of low quality. Some time ago there was a poll about bundling subgames in the download, and we ...
by Gael de Sailly
Wed Sep 26, 2018 05:13
Forum: Problems
Topic: ABM works unstable/incorrect
Replies: 24
Views: 811

Re: ABM works unstable/incorrect

@bosapara: all that you describe in your first post is an expected behaviour, and is explained by the "chance" parameter. If chance = X and delay = Y, your ABM has 1/X chance to be executed every Y seconds, to add randomness. If you want it to be executed at every time, use chance = 1, or remove the...
by Gael de Sailly
Fri Sep 21, 2018 22:09
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: [Mod][Merged] Valleys Mapgen [valleys_mapgen]
Replies: 439
Views: 43810

Re: [Mod][Merged] Valleys Mapgen [valleys_mapgen]

Today I released my old changes as version 2.3, decided to break the compatibility with older version of Valleys Mapgen, and began to align the code with Minetest 5.0's API. You may find strange that I am still developing this if VMG is merged on core. It's mainly because I will use the Lua version ...
by Gael de Sailly
Fri Sep 21, 2018 21:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your Screenshots of Terrain!
Replies: 160
Views: 11393

Re: Post your Screenshots of Terrain!

One more pic from Lua Valleys Mapgen, using my custom parameters:
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by Gael de Sailly
Thu Sep 13, 2018 23:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your Screenshots of Terrain!
Replies: 160
Views: 11393

Re: Post your Screenshots of Terrain!

Modified the Lua Valleys Mapgen a bit today, and got interesting results with canyons

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by Gael de Sailly
Thu Sep 13, 2018 18:09
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: [Mod][Merged] Valleys Mapgen [valleys_mapgen]
Replies: 439
Views: 43810

Re: [Mod][Merged] Valleys Mapgen [valleys_mapgen]

New, experimental version of Valleys Mapgen today, using 3D noise instead of 2D for rivers, which results in a totally different shape (more irregular and "epic") for the deepest valleys. Ok, I'm using the 3d_rivers branch and the same seed as in your screenshots, and I get completely ordinary vall...
by Gael de Sailly
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your screenshots!
Replies: 9467
Views: 1200731

Re: Post your screenshots!

The new canyon shape of Valleys Mapgen (Lua version), obtained by using 3D noises instead of 2D for the valleys:

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by Gael de Sailly
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:32
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: [Mod][Merged] Valleys Mapgen [valleys_mapgen]
Replies: 439
Views: 43810

Re: [Mod][Merged] Valleys Mapgen [valleys_mapgen]

New, experimental version of Valleys Mapgen today, using 3D noise instead of 2D for rivers, which results in a totally different shape (more irregular and "epic") for the deepest valleys. Download or see the code https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/6905002/45488336-63455900-b761-11e8-9ec4-47f5...
by Gael de Sailly
Sun Sep 09, 2018 23:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up!
Replies: 76
Views: 5601

Re: Up!

DragonsVolcanoDance wrote:The craziness doesn't stop underwater.

Could be called ''Down!'' too! x)
Climbing underwater in Minetest is a bit weird btw
by Gael de Sailly
Tue Sep 04, 2018 07:19
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: [Mod] Mapgen from geographical data [geo-mapgen] (Biomes!)
Replies: 69
Views: 9579

Re: [Mod] Mapgen from geographical data [geo-mapgen] (Biomes

It fails to decompress data while reading a chunk. There is 2 reasons I can see: there may be an error in heightmap.dat file structure, or the mod is trying to read the file from the wrong position.
What map were you using?
by Gael de Sailly
Tue Sep 04, 2018 00:26
Forum: Servers
Topic: [Server] Capture the Flag Server (Guns!)
Replies: 1808
Views: 109321

Re: [Server] Capture the Flag Server (Guns!) - Multiple maps

Very long game today: > 3 hours again
+ Spoiler