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Last Modlet Updates:

- Working on converting modlets to work with a19

Aug 3 2020 - Added 7D2D-EntityRandomizer

Jul 26 2020 - Tweak to Buff Ambiance - Darker Inside

Jul 26 2020 - Bugfix for Punishing Weather - Core.  Added Punishing Weather Rain More, Punishing Weather Temp More In Burnt Forest, Punishing World - Newbie Coat - Remove, and Buff Ambiance - Darker Inside

Jul 16 2020 - Updated for a19: Punishing Weather - Core, Punishing Weather Effects - Medium, Punishing Weather Effects - Light

Jul 12 2020 - Added: Buff Ambiance - Darker Nights to fix issues with One Hour of Daylight because it was not dark enough like a18 was

 

Modlet Generator: 7D2D-EntityRandomizer

Summary: A script that makes copies of vanilla zombies with random properties

Note: The a19 b173 script generated modlet released on github has 4 extra copies of each zombie in it (332 randomized zombies total)

Note: The script is not yet released (because it is a piece of crap unfit for human eyes), but the github repo has a copy of the generated modlet for a19 b173

in it that it is likely to work *only* for this specific version it was generated against!

This is an experiment and I'm releasing it as a demo to see if this is worth persuing! Please read the notes on Github: Main Page.  Any good/bad input is welcome!

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Aug 3 2020

 

Modlet: Buff Ambiance - Darker Nights

Summary: Makes nights darker

I'm requesting help/input for this!  If you know of an XML change to make nights even darker, please let me know!  I'm trying to make it as pitch black/0 visibility as

possible, while still having the stars/moon etc. emitting some faint light.

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Jul 12 2020

 

Modlet: Buff Ambiance - Darker Inside

Summary: Makes indoors darker

I'm requesting help/input for this!  If you know of an XML change to make indoors even darker, please let me know!  I'm trying to make it as pitch black/0 visibility as

possible, while still having the stars/moon/lights etc. emitting some light.

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Jul 27 2020

 

Modlet: Add More Pipe Bombs

Summary: Add a few more types for early and end game use.

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Modlet: Rabbit Of Caerbannog

Summary: Adds a very vicious zombie rabbit that very rarely spawns, and a grenade to kill it.

Additional credits (See Github and forum for contributions):

Mjoelnir.hh

Mumpfy

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Modlet: Rabbit Of Caerbannog - Spawns A Lot

Summary: An Override to Rabbit Of Caerbannog modlet to make rabbit spawn more often

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Modlet: Add 5 more slots for recipe ingredient list

Summary: If you use mods and run into a recipe you cannot craft this may help

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Modlet: Add more common sounds

Summary: Add more sound variations to common actions. Demo/Work in Progress.

Let me know if you want more of a particular sound!

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Modlet: Punishing World - Newbie Coat - Remove

Summary: Removes the Newbie Coat buff when spawning into a new game for the first time.

Note: It only works if you spawn into a world when this modlet is already loaded.  If you add the modlet after spawning, the existing Newbie Coat buff will *not* be removed.

Note: I believe other people have made modlet(s) like this?  See my post in this forum thread about it.  I'll happily deprecate my modlet if another

exists with identical functionality that is being maintained!

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Jul 26 2020

 

Modlet: One Hour of Daylight

Summary: Can have perpetual nighttime or daylight, adds additional hours of daylight options in between normally not available in the start game options.

Note: Nothing in this modlet was changed for a19, a18 was just *much* darker at night than a19.  I recommend also loading my

Buff Ambiance - Darker Nights and Buff Ambiance - Darker Inside with this to make it as much like the pre a19 version as possible!

Additional credits: Claymores Modlets "MORE OPTIONS"

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Modlet: Punishing Weather - Core

Summary: Adds pretty dense dirt, winds, and temp changes to all biomes

Note: Since this mod makles it hard to see far, you can probably turn down "things in the distance" in your video settings to get more FPS.

Also: You may want to use this console command from this guide how-to-fix-increase-your-fps-guide-a18 to remove distant terrain: gfx dt

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Modlet: Punishing Weather Effects - Medium

Summary: An Override to Punishing Weather - Core modlet. Lessens visual effects of the Core

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Modlet: Punishing Weather Effects - Light

Summary: An Override to Punishing Weather - Core modlet. Lessens visual effects of the Core. More like vanilla in terms of FPS affecting visual settings

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Modlet: Punishing Weather Rain More

Summary: An Override to Punishing Weather - Core modlet. Adds more rain conditions so its rainy more often (but not 100% every day)

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Modlet: Punishing Weather Temp More In Burnt Forest

Summary: An Override to Punishing Weather - Core modlet. Adds more heat to the burnt forest

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Jul 26 2020

 

 

*************** BELOW: NOT TESTED (or known to be working) ON a19 YET ! ***************

Modlet: Remove The Map

         Direct download:

             a18 => (Tested on) a18.3         

             a19 => WIP.  The a18 modlet does not work in a19!

          More Information:

               Github

               7daystodie.com

               7daystodiemods.com

Description: Map is greyed out, forcing you to use only the compass and your memory

Last Update: 1-19-2020

 

Modlet: Punishing Weather - Survival

Direct download (Tested On): a18.3

a19 => WIP. 

More Information: Github,7daystodie.com,7daystodiemods.com

Description: Gets colder as your altitude increases

Last Update: 1-12-2020

 

Modlet: A fork of KHelldons a17 modlets

Direct download (Tested On): a18.2

a19 => WIP. 

More Information: Github (My fork),7daystodie.com: Khelldons modlet page

Description: An attempt to get them to work in a18

Last Update: 2-7-2020

 

Modlet: You've got Mail

Direct download (Tested On): a18.2

a19 => WIP. 

More Information: Github,7daystodie.com: This Forum Thread,7daystodiemods.com

Description: Add fun stuff in places you find mail

Last Update: 2-22-2020

 

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BELOW: "Decommissioned" modlets I don't want to spend time updating or I no longer personally use.

If anyone has any interest, let me know and I can look into rebuilding them for the latest version of the game.

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Modlet: Nerf the Junk Turret

Description: Makes Junk Turret more of a warning system than a Zombie destroyer, especially in early game. Adds more items to craft junk turret ammo with

Note: Not updating for a19 as a lot has changed with the junk turret.  Maybe more change will come before the vanilla code stabilizes and maybe I'll update it then.

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a19 updates (see edit history)
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I like the idea with the weather stuff ... not really played much proper gaming time in A18 as I rarely get past the first day whilst testing my various modlets and stuff in A18 lol .

 

I had noticed in the little day events I do that there are no changes to weather and its always sunny in my games lol

 

 

Ragsy !!

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I noticed the same thing too. The weather isn't really an issue to deal with most of the time. I wanted something where I had more control (I wanted to be able to trigger the rain, sun brightness, etc) but a lot of that's not accessible with the XML modlets.. From reading the forums, I guess in older versions of the game a lot of people complained a lot about it "raining for days" and "not being able to see anything" so maybe they tuned it down a bit.

 

I've also seen a few people asking for "snow in the forests" and other things. I'm thinking of adding more "override" modlets to override the core mod so you can choose your overall biome weather look/feel like "cold world" or "hot world". Since hot and cold are both generally buffered by the same clothing it doesn't really matter if you have both hot/cold in all the biomes (well, snow biome is likely going to need to be cold but you could have a "cold" desert). Maybe the snow on the ground could be colored to be grey so it could be wet ash or something so it could be hot.

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Note: For the modlet "One Hour of Daylight (or 0 up to 24)", I originally made it 1 hour (and some options) up to 23 as I didn't think about 0 or 24 hours as options :). 0 hours is "Perpetual Twilight" for most of the time (it does get darker at times) and 24 hours would be "Perpetual Daylight" and I believe kills the blood moons (haven't tested as of now).

 

Anyway, Apparently other people have had this same idea for a modlet, so I didn't steal their idea on purpose/directly ;). My modlet only allows changes to the Daytime length settings. I found this modlet from Claymore which made me realize you could have 0 or 24 hours of daylight (which 0 is awesome IMHO and what I play now) so I updated mine after naming it "One Hour of Daylight"

Claymores "MORE OPTIONS" Modlet

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You're very welcome, buddy :) Glad you liked the option and yeah: It does make it feel more scary than having a sunny bright warming daytime most of the day. I have to admit: I never played with it that much. I created it just for shenanigans, to be honest :D

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Its interesting because it changes the gameplay so much. Its so dark you really can't go into POI without a light, so you wither carry a torch and attach it to a wall (or use it as a weapon) so it's a lot harder and challenging, until you get a helmet with a light on it, then your hands are free to carry a weapon. Honestly, I'm thinking of making a mod to make it a *lot* harder to get/craft a helmet light to extend the time you have to spend lurking around holding a light. I have a game going (on day 6) and I had a mod added to let me have a flashlight + duct tape "helmet" and I kinda regret I did it as I realize how much it takes away from the creepiness.

 

Also: I'm on day 6, barely got a forge and workbench running. Found an underground bunker on Day 2 (just luck). I've looted about 6 small POI's. It *really* makes it more fun in the early game for those that like a challenge. As soon as you let go of a light source it turns pitch black indoors in a few seconds, most of the time. I went down into a mine and only brought 1 torch, died, and realized I respawned in my bunker...with 0 lights crafted or on me. Fumbled around in pitch black dark for like 10 minutes :)

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Added new modlet: You've got Mail

 

Description: The mailman cometh! This modlet adds a bunch of "fun" items into the game that you can find in places where mail would be found (mailboxes, desks, dressers, trash) in order to add a bit of backstory to the residents of the city, the outbreak and fall of civilization, and a bit of much needed whimsy. This modlet is purposefully designed to not add any custom graphics/sounds. so at times you may have to be a bit imaginative. The idea spawned from the fact that some containers like mailboxes/desks/trash *should* be full of all sorts of interesting nonessential stuff that no one has looted and makes these places ideal for a place to find things relating to/about the former residents.

 

If anyone has any interest in me adding more to this modlet, please let me know! I have more ideas for stuff, I just wanted to get a working modlet posted. If you have any ideas or requests (that I can pull off) I'll try to entertain them. :)

 

 

Details: There are a few types of items in this modlet.

  • 80+ "Fun? things to just read"
  • 50+ "Fun?, useless items"
  • 30+ "Parcels to open". Some actually contain useful things.
  • 4 Games to play: Soduku, Chess, Checkers, Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Weapons: BB gun

Things I might add when I have time, or if anybody generally requests "more stuff":

- More puzzles/games

- More fun weapon "reimaginations" + ammo

- More backstories

- More items (useful and useless), books, etc

- Quests with some storyline.

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Cool, more junk to pack around. Just kidding.

I like all the "extras" (item mods) that people are making. It gives a feeling that this rotten decrepid world once held intelligent, thoughtful life.

Boardgames eh? Hmmm... may have to do a quest mod. :)

 

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I originally planned on adding quests to this, and a lot of other stuff, but I wanted to spend more time testing out how to make a decent quest (and a backstory) vs "find the loot, bring it back, get something". Right now it's a lot of XML for a single quest and I wanted to put some thought behind it (and testing).

 

Yeah, I kinda like finding junk (there are some other "junk" modlets around) as it makes you stop and deal with them and makes it a little more random vs "everything I find is useful". I kinda enjoy the "I'm starving... (opens cabinet) ..dammit, a paper bag and a pencil" :). I also find it a bit "dry" to be raiding people houses and not finding any evidence of "people".

 

Also: The games were more of a "hmmm" for me too. It's extra junk to find but has a purpose. I don't forsee people dedicating a lot of time to it, but it might be fun if you have a few hours at night and want to just do something funny. I made all the game boards basically out of glass so a single stray bullet/zombie/punch destroys the game ;)

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Added new modlet: Nerf Junk Turret

 

Description: This modlet makes the vanilla junk turret much less powerful, especially in early game. Hopefully only a high tier modded junk turret will actually be capable of causing real damage to enemies vs a warning signal. The lower unmodded tier junk turrets are more of a "watch your back" item than a "can destroy all Zombies for me" item. It is basically much slower, less scaning range, and weaker.

 

Details:

Junk turret damage to entities has been reduced.

"Recoil" from manually firing it has been increased.

Range (entity detection, ammo, and player activation) has been reduced.

When deployed its "movement speed" and "scan area" and other movement related things have been reduced.

Firing rate has been left alone.

Junk turret ammo stacking has been reduced. Some modding bonuses have been dropped.

 

In order to compensate (slightly) for all the above, more items can now make ammo for the junk turret so when carrying one around its more likely you will have something available to can quickly make ammo from. These make the same generic "Junk Turret Ammo":

 

Scrap Iron <- Vanilla recipe. The cost of scrap iron for ammo has been increased.

Scrap Brass

Cobblestones

Scrap Lead

Mechanical Parts

Glass <- Can only be made in the forge with crucible. Basically "crude blobs of glass".

 

Note: The items were chosen as "weighty/chunky" resource items. I cannot find a good way to make the junk turret ammo do different damage per ammo type. If I can figure this out I'll maybe make separate ammo types, add broken glass, etc.

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I like the Get Greener mod. Having less snow and desert is not always  a bad thing. But does this actually completely remove them? I use the desert to get extra sand rather than using the cement mixer to make sand from rock. Other than that desert is just a heat pain. But are all the effects: heat. cold, resources still the same in the areas where they were? Curious how this actually works, its not explained in the 7D2D mod pages.

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16 hours ago, Hogweed said:

I like the Get Greener mod. Having less snow and desert is not always  a bad thing. But does this actually completely remove them? I use the desert to get extra sand rather than using the cement mixer to make sand from rock. Other than that desert is just a heat pain. But are all the effects: heat. cold, resources still the same in the areas where they were? Curious how this actually works, its not explained in the 7D2D mod pages.

Good questions ;) 

I was not the original author of the "7d2dModlets" mods, I'm just trying to maintain them as much as possible.  A few of them are a little obtuse for me as well.  I do plan on going through them again and updating once a19 comes out (in the next few weeks?) as they might not work in a19 so I have to retest/tweak them all.

 

Question: (for the snow and desert biomes) "But does this actually completely remove them?"

Answer: Yes, this completely removes the snow and desert biomes (and replaces them with custom Forest biomes)

 

Statement: "I use the desert to get extra sand..."

Reply: It appears the new forest biomes don't contain any sand :(

 

Question: "But are all the effects: heat. cold, resources still the same in the areas where they were?"

Answer: No.  This appears to change the new Forest biomes "local weather" (temp/fog/wind/etc) to what the normal "forest" biome has.  So the 2 new biomes are just like the normal forest biome is, weather wise.

 

Statement: "...its not explained in the 7D2D mod pages"

Reply:  I'll beef up the documentation a bit when a19 comes out and I retest all my mods.  I didn't touch the docs at all when I did the initial conversion from a17 :)

 

Additional info:

Anyways ... For "Get Greener" I freely admit I didn't do much beyond making some small changes just so the mod loaded without errors in a18, so I'm not intuitively familiar with how it actually works :)  It appears its doing this:

- Removing the snow and desert biomes that come with the game. Well, not deleting them off your computer but just removing them as something that game can use when the game starts.  If you removed this modlet the game will once again have the snow and desert biomes.

 

- Creating 2 "new" forest biomes BUT internally using the names "snow" and "desert".  I'm betting this is because the game is expecting there to be "snow" and "desert" biomes to make the maps so it's just reusing the names but changing what the biome actually is made of.  There's not much indication of where the new forest biome settings come from (I have not looked hard to see if they were just copy-pasted from the existing forest biome but it looks like it was) but there is a note that the one replacing "desert" keeps the oil shale that normally you find in the desert.  The one that replaces snow doesn't have any special notes.

 

- I haven't had any user(s) input on the Get Greener mod.  If you have any idea or want tweaks (like "would like some sand") let me know and I'll see if I can either add it, or more likely make a "Get Greener - Plus Sand" modlet to tweak Get Greener (you would load them both).  I haven't messed with the biomes much so I might not be able to make anything work (or work well), but I'll give it a shot once a19 comes out.  I'm not sure what the original intent of Get Greener was (beyond adding more green forest): to make the game easier (no harsh biomes) or harder ( no sand, not easy to find oil shale, etc) or both.  I'm not sure if I added "sand" if it would be easy to make it "seen" on top of the ground (but still be a mostly forest biome) or you'd have to blindly dig for it underground.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Life2Death said:

are you gonna make punishing weather for 19? i love it

Thanks!

I will if I can :)  I heard there were changes to how weather is handled in a19 (like literal changes to the xml files/settings/capabilities) so it might take a bit to figure it out.  I plan on attempting to make the a19 version as close to the a18 one as possible, though I did have some small changes I wanted to make which was mostly to make "override packs" for it easier to create.

 

I'm starting to work on updating my mods for a19 so it shouldn't be too long unless I run into new game stuff and have to do a lot of testing

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16 hours ago, doughphunghus said:

Thanks!

I will if I can :) I heard there were changes to how weather is handled in a19 (like literal changes to the xml files/settings/capabilities) so it might take a bit to figure it out.  I plan on attempting to make the a19 version as close to the a18 one as possible, though I did have some small changes I wanted to make which was mostly to make "override packs" for it easier to create.

 

I'm starting to work on updating my mods for a19 so it shouldn't be too long unless I run into new game stuff and have to do a lot of testing

i wish there was a way to make it rain all the time, but like not lag the crap outta your game. that wet debuff, incentivices players to eat more often and be more careful going out exploring/looting

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On 7/3/2020 at 7:11 AM, Life2Death said:

are you gonna make punishing weather for 19? i love it

Forgot to update you :)  I tested them, tweaked a little and they’re released (see above).  There are a few things I noticed I don’t like:

1. the nights are not as dark anymore. I made another Modlet to try to fix this, so you may also want to load it: “Buff Ambiance - Darker Nights”

 

2. the desert seems to have “intermittent sandstorms” with rather clear views, like every minute or less. It looks a little weird and I’m not sure yet how to make it better, e.g perpetual sandstorm visibility.

 

Also:  There are some things I’m looking into to make these modlets “better”, but I don’t think I can change the FPS or density of the rain but I can make a “rains a lot” modlet.  Another possibility I’m looking into are some of the FPS “tweaks” people have posted.  Some of them cut out graphics of things far away.... so maybe if the rain/fog/etc were so thick and constant around you you could activate those tweaks and it wouldn’t hamper FPS As much and you wouldn’t be able to see anything far away anyway.

 

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Poorly!
Let's do it! Where I live, minus 50 in the shade, and there is no sun for six months! Realism, I really want to cry!
Why is this nonsense? Now, when flying on a gyroplane, and nothing is visible because of the rain, fog!
It would be better to make a separate mod, changing the seasons, as in (in one major fashion, I forgot which one), only with a sharp change in temperature! A couple of dry winter, spring, summer!

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any way that some days it can be sunny and clear (low prob) but crappy foggy days  mostly. Im trying to balance it out and have changed the following lines

 

<CloudThickness min="0" max="10" prob=".5"/>

 <Fog min="0" max="10" prob=".5"/>

 

was 0.05, would this work?

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Thanks doughphunghus


A great weather-core punishing mod, I love the rain, the fog, everything, zero visibility, just like the movie the fog, you do not know where they will attack you.
Also thanks for the other mods (a great hit Darker Nights).

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15 hours ago, user2010 said:

Poorly!
Let's do it! Where I live, minus 50 in the shade, and there is no sun for six months! Realism, I really want to cry!
Why is this nonsense? Now, when flying on a gyroplane, and nothing is visible because of the rain, fog!
It would be better to make a separate mod, changing the seasons, as in (in one major fashion, I forgot which one), only with a sharp change in temperature! A couple of dry winter, spring, summer!

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I would love to do seasons.  I could imagine setting each season to last... 7.3 days ;)  that way you get to battle the horde in each season for the first 4 horde nights, then after that it gets a little unpredictable when seasons change. Additionally. I would start day 1 in spring to give you time to build up for summer and winter. 
 

thr big problem I see with this is I have no idea how to control the weather like this in a plain xml modlet. The only way I can see it happening is via a DMT mod (which I cannot do but is likely a good option for someone with more skill than I have) or a server side process or mod to one of the server tools.  I might be able to pull that off but I don’t know how many people would want to go to the trouble installing it.  If I went this far, I’d likely put in some “random hellish weather” events, like rain for days, etc. or wherever the land claims are make it extreme weather for a day, etc. it would be a lot of work for me though.  I’ve looked into it just a little, and all of the tools are in languages I don’t use on a daily basis :(.  
 

anyway, I might make some more override models to the core weather modlet for more rain, snow, wind, etc so you can tune it more to your liking without having to hand edit the xml.  I’ve looked a little into maybe making some biome mods to go along with it (like snow in all biomes.... or snow patches at least, for an “all cold world”, maybe like the Winter Project mod) but technically those are not “weather”. 

13 hours ago, TomGun42 said:

any way that some days it can be sunny and clear (low prob) but crappy foggy days  mostly. Im trying to balance it out and have changed the following lines

 

<CloudThickness min="0" max="10" prob=".5"/>

 <Fog min="0" max="10" prob=".5"/>

 

was 0.05, would this work?

I’ll check and see this weekend. Your changes might work (just guessing).  The last updates I did for a19 I tried to “standardize” all the settings so it would be easier to make and maintain override modlets for the core weather mod. I think I decided there would be a 5% chance of “nice weather setting” for each parameter, which is where the 0.05 comes from.  The o lot reason I’m not sure how well your changes would work is I made all the probabilities add up to 100%.  There are some notes in the xml the pimps made that indicate that it doesn’t have to be 100%, it can go over 100% (which your changes likely do, if the docs are right)  and that they do some calculations to figure out the final percentages/odds for that weather setting. So since you’re adding .5 (which is 50%) and taking away my 0.05 (5%) the total should add up to 145%.... and that’s where I’m frizzy as I don’t have their xml docs in front of me at this moment ;)  I do think it will work like you want, just not sure how well (will it be 10% like you set it or it will actually calculate out to be a lot higher percentage/odds which I suspect it is.  I’m guessing probably 30%?

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9 hours ago, Gouki said:

Thanks doughphunghus


A great weather-core punishing mod, I love the rain, the fog, everything, zero visibility, just like the movie the fog, you do not know where they will attack you.
Also thanks for the other mods (a great hit Darker Nights).

Thanks! I love playing this game when it’s super dark and you don’t know what’s out there (well, the sounds usually give it away.  I tried making more zombie sounds that “fit” and it was a lot harder than I thought. I’m still chewing on that idea).  I also like that you can’t go into a POI or underground when it’s dark unless there’s lights in inside or you carry light as it can be pitch black at its darkest.  I wanted to do a “flashlight “ mod where there were batteries and “tiers” of flashlights so you mostly could only find weak/dim gun and helmet lighting (or parts), and would have to work up to crafting the flashlights that are the current brightness in the regular game.  It might be possible with a19.  When I first tried in a17? I couldn’t make it work, so I just didn’t use flashlights ;).  Also: Throw something like the community creature packs in near total darkness and it’s a lot of fun ;).

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On 7/23/2020 at 9:06 AM, TomGun42 said:

any way that some days it can be sunny and clear (low prob) but crappy foggy days  mostly. Im trying to balance it out and have changed the following lines

 

<CloudThickness min="0" max="10" prob=".5"/>

 <Fog min="0" max="10" prob=".5"/>

 

was 0.05, would this work?

Update (see above post):

So, here's a chunk of documentation about the weather and how the "probabilities" work. Note that this documentation may be outdated (TFP seems to update it, but there's some really old documentation/notes floating around mixed in with the new stuff) but it's all I have to go on.

Example:
	<weather>
	<Fog min="0" max="0" prob="0.1"/>
	<Fog min="20" max="30" prob="0.95"/>
	<weather/>
"This would mean there's a total probability of 1.05,
by adding all the 'prob' values of the 'Fog' conditions.
There's a 9.5% chance there will be a 0 fog condition and
a 90.5% chance the fog condition will be between 20 and 30.
This is because 0.1, from the first line, is 9.5% of 1.05,
the total probability of the fog conditions; and 0.95, from
the second line, is 90.5% of the total fog condition
probability of 1.05."

Note: It may be easier to visuallize your control if you make
sure all your probability values for each condition add up to 1.

given this, my "core" modlet has this (a random biome CloudThickness section taken just as an example):

    <CloudThickness min="0" max="10" prob=".05"/>
    <CloudThickness min="10" max="40" prob=".1"/>
    <CloudThickness min="40" max="70" prob=".2"/>
    <CloudThickness min="70" max="80" prob=".45"/>
    <CloudThickness min="80" max="100" prob=".2"/>

All the probabilities add up to "1", so as I read it the probability of the CloudThickness being between 40 and 70% "thick" is 20%. On a side note: It appears that the weather changes really slowly (on vanilla game time settings) so I don't know if the CloudThickness was 0%, and the game recalculated the probability and it landed on 100% CloudThickness, exactly how long this would take to go from 0% to 100%.  Based on some games I've played, I *feel* it would take several "real life minutes", like 5-10 minutes. I have no idea how often the weather is "recalculated"!

 

Anyway...If you changed the 0.05 line to to .5 (and did not add another line) we get this:

    <CloudThickness min="0" max="10" prob=".5"/>
    <CloudThickness min="10" max="40" prob=".1"/>
    <CloudThickness min="40" max="70" prob=".2"/>
    <CloudThickness min="70" max="80" prob=".45"/>
    <CloudThickness min="80" max="100" prob=".2"/>

which means the probabilities add up to 1.45.  Doing the math above (warning: I could get this wrong!)  that's .5/1.45 = 0.3448.  This rounds to .34  which is 34% . So 34% of the time the CloudThickness will be between 1 and 10%. My guess in the above post of 30% appears close :).

 

Honestly, I'd say try playing with the setting change you made and see if its close to what you want.  If the "clear days" are too many/often, simply drop the number of the line you changed until it feels right.  I didn't do a lot of testing to see how all the weather conditions "felt/played", I generally just took the "biome weather default" settings for each weather parameter and then worked around the average of that setting (for temperature for example), making the "nicest/cleanest looking" weather condition only a 5-10% chance of happening *for each metric*, so if there ever was "nice clear day with no wind and a nice temp" you could really appreciate it as the odds of that happening for all metrics combined are really, really low.  Likely only one of the weather metrics will hit the 5% "nice" probability at a time.

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