Rivers

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Rivers

by migdyn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 23:07

Do you know any mods that add flowing rivers? (like the Streams mod for Mine$hit). If not, what do you think would be the best way to program such mod?
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Re: Rivers

by Gael de Sailly » Sun Jan 13, 2019 17:19

It is very difficult to generate rivers that flow into another in a consistent way (I mean, without going uphill, or making loops). Valleys mapgen has river but they don't fulfill these criteria.

As far as I know there has been only one good attempt to design such a map generator, it was by MillersMan in 2016: https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=14380.
It is not a mod but a C++ mapgen (meaning that you would have to recompile Minetest). It was very buggy, but promising, unfortunately there hasn't been further progress on it since June 2016.
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Re: Rivers

by paramat » Mon Jan 21, 2019 00:09

migdyn, what do you mean by 'flowing'? =) Any river in MT will consist of 'source' nodes and 'flowing' nodes, however both are stationary.
 


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