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branch? Sep 18, 2017 @ 4:57pm
Are Rimworlds Rivers flowing into the continent...?
I'm not sure whether or not the way the rivers that are formed in the random generation is depicting outwards or inwards flow. A river originating from within a desert flowing out into the coast seems outworldish.
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Sithis Sep 19, 2017 @ 3:02am 
It actually doesn't seem that the game calculates flow directions to begin with. Had a river flowing through a scorched desert with no problem which in teal life is... rare at best. With all my love for this game, it's still by far not, sasy, Dwarf Fortress, that does factor in elevation, humidity, natural erosion and other things when creating rivers, and can even give them different flow speeds, so while this might get expanded upon in future updates alongside the work on additional biomes and planet generation, it doesn't look like actual water flow and currents are a thing that exists as of now.
TSense Sep 19, 2017 @ 1:05pm 
We barly have rivers anyway, i don't think the flow is really there.
0.16 no rivers
0.17 first version rivers <--- we are here
0.18 maybe rivers with logic
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finish game - rivers will make sense <--- no idea when that comes out
Rivers flow from the land towards the sea in nature as a norm.
Usually, they don't form in a desert, but if the area is mountainous it could form in a desert.
Originally posted by Trump 2020 - ApocalypticRNG:
Rivers flow from the land towards the sea in nature as a norm.
Usually, they don't form in a desert, but if the area is mountainous it could form in a desert.
What a pointless 3 year necro.
Hedgie Oct 4 @ 12:17pm 
Originally posted by Trump 2020 - ApocalypticRNG:
Rivers flow from the land towards the sea in nature as a norm.
Usually, they don't form in a desert, but if the area is mountainous it could form in a desert.
How'd this even show up for you?
Bozobub Oct 4 @ 12:27pm 
Rivers DO sometimes flow "backwards", to our eyes. For example, the New River (part of the oldest river system in the US, ironically) flows the "wrong" direction over the Appalachian Mountains, because it was there before the mountains (even though the Appalachians are very old) and simply cut its way through them, as they were uplifted over millions of years =).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_River_(Kanawha_River_tributary)
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branch? Oct 4 @ 1:46pm 
I remember 2017 September like it was just yesterday.
Originally posted by Hedgie:
Originally posted by Trump 2020 - ApocalypticRNG:
Rivers flow from the land towards the sea in nature as a norm.
Usually, they don't form in a desert, but if the area is mountainous it could form in a desert.
How'd this even show up for you?
Also curious what was being searched for that this was found.
Last edited by Beef Hammer; Oct 4 @ 4:17pm
pheanox Oct 4 @ 4:33pm 
I swear.
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