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what would be even more cool though to is that if in Tower!3D Pro that you could have the deicing trucks deice planes and have snow removal equipment to that would remove snow from the runways maybe that can be put in The XX version of tower.

 

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41 minutes ago, ATC AlaskaGuy said:

what would be even more cool though to is that if in Tower!3D Pro that you could have the deicing trucks deice planes and have snow removal equipment to that would remove snow from the runways maybe that can be put in The XX version of tower.

 

You could put this idea into the Towerxx wishlist forum and see if they are willing to do that.

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3 minutes ago, ATC AlaskaGuy said:

I really hope that someone knows how to make it look like it is snowing at KJFK in tower 3!D Pro like in the video that atcJoe shot to publish on his youtube channel

Go on his video comments and ask him then! 😉

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4 minutes ago, Pedantic G said:

Go on his video comments and ask him then! 😉

You sure he will tell? 😉

Because of the loop it can be a video or image sequence with alpha. I doubt that the snow is an effect that comes from the game engine. I would solve it with an overlay during or after the recording. With the foggy mode and an appropriate opacity setting it can appear as if the snow is behind the windows (ADIRS, etc.).

Of course I can't say how Joe did that exactly. Maybe he actually programmed it into the game somehow, who knows. I don't think it really matters that much. In the end it's a fantastic idea and looks great.

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1 hour ago, EliGrim said:

You sure he will tell? 😉

 

Ha ha. Probably not but got the reaction wanted I guess.

I am with you as it looks like a pre/post production technique I have seen before called Particle Snow effect or something similar possibly.

Good idea though and another reason for "seasons" ability etc if/when the new version comes out 😁

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4 hours ago, EliGrim said:

Maybe he actually programmed it into the game somehow

Nope, definitely not via the game engine. The recorded loop indicates it was done using an overlay or some other software.

Cool visual effect if you're into that, but if he can get the snow to stick to the ground I'll really be impressed. 😀

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I'm not saying there is snow in the game, but this sure looks like it. I went for a screenshoot with a snowflake behind the strip, so that you know it hasn't been overlaid on top.

Snow.png

p.s. Just looked at ATControl Joe's video, yep definately a video overlay, the snow in the game engine doesn't move with the camera ie. if you pan the camera to the left in the game, the snow will move from left to right across the screen while you are panning.

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3 hours ago, crbascott said:

@WildCard, I was never able to get the game to recognize more than two voices. Is this available out of the box or is this one of your tweaks? 

They sound like Disney characters on helium! 🤣

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1 hour ago, Pedantic G said:

They sound like Disney characters on helium! 🤣

Definitely not the best voices, but I've just about had it with David and Zira. David owes me money and Zira makes me sleep on the couch. 😂

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@crbascott Would you believe i'm l33t haxor and all your base are belong to us? ☠️😝

Yes, it's a tweak. I re-wrote the speech part of towerspeakbridge and parts of the command parser because I wanted access to all of my installed voices. I have a few, including one's that microsoft have now 'retired', thus the Disney voices 😉   I also did some optimisation and fixed a few bugs while I was there.

The two David's and Zira's are actually the same, but the Hazel's are different.

Installed voices:
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idx: 0
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft David Desktop
 Description: Microsoft David Desktop - English (United States)
 ID:          TTS_MS_EN-US_DAVID_11.0
 Gender:      Male
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENU/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 1
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft James
 Description: Microsoft James - English (Australia)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enAU_JamesM
 Gender:      Male
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENA/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 2
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Matilda
 Description: Microsoft Matilda - English (Australia)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enAU_MatildaM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENA/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 3
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Eva(Canada)
 Description: Microsoft Eva - English (Canada)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enCA_EvaM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENC/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 4
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Linda
 Description: Microsoft Linda - English (Canada)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enCA_LindaM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENC/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 5
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Richard
 Description: Microsoft Richard - English (Canada)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enCA_RichardM
 Gender:      Male
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENC/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 6
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft George
 Description: Microsoft George - English (United Kingdom)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enGB_GeorgeM
 Gender:      Male
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENG/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 7
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Hazel
 Description: Microsoft Hazel - English (United Kingdom)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enGB_HazelM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENG/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 8
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Sarah
 Description: Microsoft Sarah - English (United Kingdom)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enGB_SarahM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENG/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 9
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Susan
 Description: Microsoft Susan - English (United Kingdom)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enGB_SusanM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENG/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 10
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Sean
 Description: Microsoft Sean - English (Ireland)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enIE_SeanM
 Gender:      Male
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENI/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 11
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Koyal
 Description: Microsoft Koyal - English (India)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enIN_CortanaKoyalM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENN/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 12
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Heera
 Description: Microsoft Heera - English (India)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enIN_HeeraM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENN/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 13
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Ravi
 Description: Microsoft Ravi - English (India)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enIN_RaviM
 Gender:      Male
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENN/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 14
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft David
 Description: Microsoft David - English (United States)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enUS_DavidM
 Gender:      Male
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENU/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 15
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Eva
 Description: Microsoft Eva - English (United States)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enUS_EvaM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENU/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 16
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Mark
 Description: Microsoft Mark - English (United States)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enUS_MarkM
 Gender:      Male
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENU/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 17
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Zira
 Description: Microsoft Zira - English (United States)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enUS_ZiraM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENU/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 18
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Hazel Desktop
 Description: Microsoft Hazel Desktop - English (Great Britain)
 ID:          TTS_MS_EN-GB_HAZEL_11.0
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENG/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 19
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Catherine
 Description: Microsoft Catherine - English (Australia)
 ID:          MSTTS_V110_enAU_CatherineM
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENA/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
idx: 20
 Enabled:     True
 Name:        Microsoft Zira Desktop
 Description: Microsoft Zira Desktop - English (United States)
 ID:          TTS_MS_EN-US_ZIRA_11.0
 Gender:      Female
 Age:         Adult
 Culture:     ENU/eng/en
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

p.s. I wonder if anyone will notice any of the other changes 🙂

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1 hour ago, WildCard said:

Yes, it's a tweak. I re-wrote the speech part of towerspeakbridge and parts of the command parser because I wanted access to all of my installed voices. I have a few, including one's that microsoft have now 'retired', thus the Disney voices 😉   I also did some optimisation and fixed a few bugs while I was there.

Figured as much. 😞

It's a shame ... if I had your version of T!3D I might still be playing it.

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