Beautiful Night Skies

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Amelila
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Beautiful Night Skies

Post by Amelila » Wed May 23, 2018 9:31 pm

Got pretty excited when I managed to get this working! Interesting observation: I noticed FFXI uses some kind of atmospheric haze or obfuscation in the night skies. It doesn't show up in any of the DAT files, so I think it's programmed right in. You can notice the darker spots where hardly any stars show up, but you can barely see it with the original low res textures. If you're viewing this on mobile, you may want to turn your brightness up :)

https://i.imgur.com/pDltpIV.png

https://i.imgur.com/7UW5Gya.png

https://i.imgur.com/Pa3hirV.png

Original for reference: https://i.imgur.com/i4lYuLa.png
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Re: Beautiful Night Skies

Post by atom0s » Wed May 23, 2018 9:48 pm

When I was messing with things a few years back, I found that part of the sky rendering is integrated into the weather system of the client. You can go past the normal assumed weather ids and actually alter the skybox in different ways. If I can find screenshots I took ages ago I'll post them here. But, there are parts of the weather system that do alter the sky which may help you find other tid bits of this.
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Re: Beautiful Night Skies

Post by Amelila » Thu May 24, 2018 11:53 am

Thanks, Atom0s! I would definitely be interested in seeing that.
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