Mac Matrix wrote:Oh yeah. x_X I noticed that but thought that it was due to them cutting it half-way through the video to change the mood.hpbifta wrote:From what I have been able to glean from the web so far this will be an irrellevancy, The sun in TM2 is an independent object and will be able to be manipulated via a new feature known as ManiaScript, this will enable you to control the time of day on the fly throughout the map, It works quite well if you watch the gameplay footage of the Valley environment on the videos available at the moment. That race quite niceley goes from full day to night-time. This was just one of many ideas which was offered up to Nadeo during the early testing phase of TMU-F/TMN-F.Mac Matrix wrote:
Finally, how about a fifth option to the environment mood setting? "Variable"?
We would have four set moods - sunrise, noon, sunset, midnight, and then a second which loads the track with whatever mood is closest to the computer's actual time (or maybe loads it perfectly, like if it's 3pm, it'll be like a half noon, half sunset mood)?
Time will only tell how many of those ideas and others have now been implemented by Nadeo, and so far no one outside of their team has any idea of what ManiaScript will be capable of yet, for all we know there may be commands which will allow you to make some blocks move depending upon trigger events, or to cause something to alter in the track such as trigger a rockfall or lift a drawbridge we just don`t know yet. By the sounds of it the game is still quite a way off so anything can happen yet.
ManiaScript... in honesty, Nadeo needs to be careful about that. It sounds to me like the idea to implement a script that enables anyone to make anything could be used for malicious intent (i.e. hacking, viruses, etc) so... whilst I'm not saying it'll happen, Nadeo need to be aware of it and need to be certain bad thing can't happen.
But now that I think of it, would ManiaScript mean that it would -finally- be possible to trigger bullet-time on a real-time, in-game basis? that's something I've wanted to see for a long time... could it finally happen?
And I'm drooling now at the possibilities of blocks that people could create... the suspended ring finish block is a possibility now! oh the possibilities.... crazy corkscrew roads, buildings, trampoline pads, pinball barriers....... I want this game so badly. I'm not much of a coder but I'm getting jealous of Nadeo just thinking of the game... T-T
Underground Start/Finish lines.