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StormFox - Environment mod [BETA]
 
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Type: Effects, Addon
Tags: Scenic, Realism
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Sep 10, 2017 @ 10:09am
May 30 @ 10:47am
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StormFox - Environment mod [BETA]

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Description
Version 1.2


StormFox is a free environment mod that will freshen your GMod experience with weather, light and effects!

It is made to support as many people as possible. This means SF runs mostly on the client, will adjust its quality to each individual machine and even try to adjust itself to most maps for the best outcome.

Features:
  • Day/ Night cycle (With a chance of seeing shooting stars)
  • Rain, fog, thunder, wind and many other effects.
  • Dynamic moon phases
  • Dynamic clouds
  • Dynamic weather generation.
  • Environment sounds. E.g. calm rain hiting the window.
  • Snow texture replacement. Grass, dirt and roads will be covered in snow.
  • Dynamic shadow and light (This option is off by default)
  • Lamps that can be placed by admins and light up doing the night or in dark storms.
  • Map lights will be turned on doing the night.
  • CAMI support for most adminmods.
  • Wiremod support
  • Wind physics (off by default on servers)
    .. and many more features to come

Easy and automatic settings for clients


HUD for easy weather access (admins only)
You can find it under Q -> Options -> StormFox -> Server Settings, sf_menu in console or type "!sf menu" in chat.


Supports existing map day/night-effects

(Map is: rp_industrial17_beta9)

Light entities for admins and serverowners


Server Configs
Here[github.com]

Client Configs
Here[github.com]

FAQ
  • Will this work with another weathermod?
    Sadly no. The mods will start to fight for the control of sun and the skypaint entity.

  • Does this mod require any game/asset?
    Yes, there are a few entities that use CSS models, but its nothing major.

  • Can I disable time?
    Kinda, You can pause time by setting sf_time_speed to 0 and set a time with sf_start_time. (Although sf should save the time between each server shutdown).

Known Issues
  • Dynamic lights aren't casting shadows!
    The Gmod engine only support 8 lights with shadows at all times. Careful not to place too many lightentities near each other.
  • I'm lagging!
    Be sure the weather quality is at 0, if the problem still persists, try set it manually at 1. Dynamic shadows can also be expensive on big maps.
  • There are snow at the wrong places!
    Some maps use outdoor textures indoors, you can fix this by setting sf_replacment_dirtgrassonly to 1.
  • Some of the effects are missing.
    Check if the map got all entities supported. You can find missing entities displayed on the weather controller.

Github: https://github.com/Nak2/StormFox
Mods supporting StormFox: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/discussion/1132466603/1621726179562817703/
API-support: https://github.com/Nak2/StormFox/blob/master/stormfox-api.md
Map-support: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/discussion/1132466603/1484358860947246619/
PS: this is a beta, there might be unforeseen bugs.
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15 hours ago
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Nakiiiii
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Jul 13 @ 11:37pm
Somehow swapped the Day and Night Light filters
Doctor Rosen
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Jul 8 @ 3:57am
Raining bug detected.
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1,691 Comments
RK800 Connor 12 hours ago 
I'm having an issue where the rain only falls in one place.
Longu 18 hours ago 
i think i'm one of the few that didn't experience any kind of glitch since we've found out about stormfox.
czepa5 19 hours ago 
Mine seems to be broken, The rain only stay's in one place, Do you know how to fix this thanks.
Kodi022² Jul 15 @ 4:06am 
Thats fine, the weather is a lot of fun and a good new twist to good ol' sandbox so i am greatly enjoying it already. Excited to see what comes next with the mod
Nakiiiii  [author] Jul 15 @ 3:55am 
@Kodi022 Setting the light-range to 0% will break Source's light. Before you ask, no. I can't make a setting that are between 0 and 4%, as the system is A-Z letter based. I tried to make the fog takeover, but the community seems to hate fog with a passion. I’ll work on another system later.

@Darmagon @Elvis I'll look into the raindrop bug when I'm back home. Currently at my families house and only got access to a slow laptop that can barely update steam.
Kodi022² Jul 15 @ 1:54am 
don't know if this is a known bug but when it's night and the light range is allowed to reach 0%, dynamic lights like lamps and lights do not emit light anymore.
Elvis Bisanovic Jul 14 @ 7:54pm 
try it out with an stopwatch.
Elvis Bisanovic Jul 14 @ 7:54pm 
Way longer than 5mins.
Darmagon Jul 14 @ 12:59pm 
Bug: raindrops sometimes get stuck on screen and take up to 5 mins to fall off and get stuck on 1 distorted image unless you clip through a wall.
[UB]Destiny Jul 14 @ 11:16am 
The best weather addon I've ever seen.There's n doubt about it.One thing you should make is add more to the weather,like ice falling and snow storms :D
But this is the most epic thing ever.