Replacing the desert mountains

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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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fabi wrote:I was under the impression that the latest work aims on impassable mountains.
Right. So it seems. :whistle:

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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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Is there any possibility of wrapping this up for inclusion in 1.13, doofus-01?
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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Sure, assuming 1.13 isn't getting frozen soon, I could pick this back up again. I don't remember what happened.
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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No, it won't be frozen soon.
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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fabi wrote:
zookeeper wrote:I've been following this thread but it only now occurred to me that the shape of the mountains might be problematic visually when units are standing on them...
I was under the impression that the latest work aims on impassable mountains.
There was a problem there, I guess. The perspective was also too low to the ground. I'm starting over, keeping the "impassable" -> "clouds+peak overlay" convention. The shading on this is almost nonexistent for now, but this is my new design.
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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It's good, but it seems too... step-like. IMO there should be more slanted surfaces, plus they seem lower than the regular mountains. Other than that, looking good so far :)
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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Well, I thought I lost my XCF file, but I was able to recover it, so I got some enthusiasm back. I haven't put any work into the transitions yet, those are obviously last.
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doofus-01 wrote:Well, I thought I lost my XCF file, but I was able to recover it, so I got some enthusiasm back. I haven't put any work into the transitions yet, those are obviously last.
If I may ask, what are you using as pictures for your reference? Are you going for more this or this?
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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More the second, like something in Arizona. But then it also has to fit in the strange Wesnoth terrain perspective, and be sort of iconic icon-like, so maybe it's losing something.
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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Very nice! Needs some more variation in the Impassable variations, though.
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doofus-01 wrote:More the second, like something in Arizona. But then it also has to fit in the strange Wesnoth terrain perspective, and be sort of iconic icon-like, so maybe it's losing something.
That's what I figured - the Wesnoth angle makes it hard, but perhaps less small slopes and a bit more of a drastic one at the top, like what is in the dead center of the second image? I am sure it had to be hard to shade that though.
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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Turuk wrote:perhaps less small slopes and a bit more of a drastic one at the top, like what is in the dead center of the second image?
The sprites have to walk on it without looking too strange though. Maybe I am not understanding what you mean.

This is with some overlays, I don't think they look much worse than on the regular mountains.
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In any case, these are the files I have for now. They are still missing the "range" sets and "castle" sets. Maybe some transitions too, maybe not.
EDIT: removed TGZ. Lower post has updated files.
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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doofus-01 wrote:The sprites have to walk on it without looking too strange though. Maybe I am not understanding what you mean.
A valid point, and it looks good as it is now anyway. The overlays seem to fit in nicely.
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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This now has a couple of "ranges" and the one "castle" tile that I think alleviates the worst overlaps.

The file names are meant to work with the same macros used for the other mountains, with "desert_mountains/dry*" (or "desert_mountains/peaks*").
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Re: Replacing the desert mountains

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It still seems to be missing a 'long range' 3x2 variant. Can one be made, or should we remove that variant for dry mountains?
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