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Dark_Underworld
08-30-2000, 09:54 AM
when you look at a surface from a long way away from it it looks weird, and all repeated how do u fix this?

is it just some surface flags?

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WarBeast
08-30-2000, 12:23 PM
i kno what u mean, i hate that problem, it makes the levels look worse, i found it helps lowering the light a bit though

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EJM Whial Roper
08-30-2000, 01:01 PM
am not totally sure of this, but each mat is drawn differently by the PC (or engine)


at long distances, it draws em basic and crap to cut down on processor use or sumink

well, hope i didn't get it too wrong...

feel free to laugh if I did

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Rhettman
08-30-2000, 01:12 PM
In the Level Header, increase the Mip Map values.

Each mat has 4 mip maps. The game displays a different sized one depending on how far away you are. Changing those numbers sets a minimum size that the engine will draw.

1st try changing 'em up 1, and you'll see how much it helps!

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Mohican
08-30-2000, 01:16 PM
Somewhere in JED (I think it's in the Level Header editor, but I'm not sure) is a place where you can specify at what distance from the player (in JKUs) each level of detail should be applied. Basically, you just have to type in a higher number than the default setting for each of the four entries, and experiment a little to see which settings work best with the textures you're using.

MikeC
08-30-2000, 01:34 PM
JK does that to help simulate distance. Do what Rhettman and Mohican suggested and change the mip map values to larger numbers (its the distances at which it goes through the different stages of that).

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Dark_Underworld
08-31-2000, 08:15 AM
It diddnt seem to make a difference

Rhettman
08-31-2000, 01:27 PM
Than increase the value. Also, changing the U and V scales of the mat can blur things a bit. Did ya change the texture scale at all? That might be the problem.

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Dark_Underworld
09-01-2000, 06:00 AM
How do you change the U and V scales of the mat?

and i did change the scales, about to take off all scales...

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Dark_Underworld
09-01-2000, 06:24 AM
nope, diddnt work, still looks weird, i also tried opening valley of thr jedi tower, cuz that has surfacs that r far away, but it diddnt help