Better weather scripting system?

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  1. Sasker

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    Based in a lot of trys, the weather scripting system si very poor. It can be enhaced in the future?


    StartTime=(540) In minutes
    Duration=(1) In minutes, to next scripting block
    Sky=(10) Sky types:
    { 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 } No rain skys, from sunny to cloud.
    { 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 } Rain skys from sunny to overcloud. Can be rain with these sky types.
    RainChange=(100)
    Rain Chance
    RainDensity=(1)
    Intensity of rain, but it only supports 3 values :(
    0 -> if will rain then intensity = 0.2 (20%) ALWAYS
    1 -> if will rain then intensity = 0.6 (60%) ALWAYS
    2 -> if will rain then intensity = 1.0 (100%) ALWAYS
    Temperature=(29)
    Temperature, but ambient and track at same time??? Why?

    Humidity=(30)
    WindSpeed=(5)
    WindDirection=(0)
    Working?


    It's impossible create an acurrate weather session, we only have 4 options to create:
    No rain, rain at 20% of intensity, rain at 60% of intensity and rain at 100% of intensity

    Sorry for my english.
     
  2. Reprobator

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    A Fog option too please!
     
  3. dv8r

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    A generic .wet file for all tracks so we can script the creation of the wet file from some other source easier? Maybe the option to specify the location for weather config?
     
  4. Aleksi Elomaa

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    It doesn't really matter since RealRoad is, at the moment, horribly broken when trying to race in rain as the tail end of the field will get bone dry track whereas front of the field will have very wet track...
     
  5. dv8r

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    Thats nice, so we call off all ideas and development because a BETA product has a bug....
    ...

    Here is some info ive been looking in to. Ill probably never get the time to develop it, but the idea is this:

    Read real weather data from here: http://www.wunderground.com/api/ or some other weather data api location
    Process this data in a server plugin at the end of each session and write this data in a format suitable for the .wet file

    and that should give a server live(ish) weather conditions right????? if someone wants to work on this thats cool, maybe at some point ill begin.
     
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  7. Ralffan

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    Hello,

    though this post is very old, there are still only three possible values for rain intensity (or density), I think ist's sad, it would be great to have more options.
     
  8. tafkams

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    I agree with you.

    It is possible to change weather values more granular via plugin. I tried to implement a weather tool but ran into weird behaviour i described here:
    http://isiforums.net/f/showthread.php/23322-Track-temperature-changes-when-AccessWeather-returns-true

    Sadly i got no answer if this behaviour was caused by my code and stopped there. But theoretical you can controll the weather in all ways you like.
     
  9. Woodee

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    Is the rain intensity not affected by the air temperature (humidity)?
     
  10. MarcG

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    from the knownissues.txt:

    Weather/RealRoad
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    -Wind and humidity do nothing.
     
  11. Woodee

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    I was sure there was something that made the rain different. I have seen it foggy and misty sometimes, that is unless I dreamt it! :p
     
  12. MarcG

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    try it and find out, maybe ISI have forgot to update the knownissues.txt :D
     
  13. Moe Faster

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    simply add more empty slots for scripted wx, allow default wx to be adjusted & saved & saved as.
    add a chosen default wet file to the track folder when created
     

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