[XP] Requesting help making and implementing custom rain

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I'll be frank, I don't like the already given rain option in RMXP. It works well, and I like the effect it gives, but the rain textures themselves don't fit the style of the game I'm making. They're all pixelized, compared to my very smooth game art-style I'm going for.

I've looked everywhere in the files, and I can't seem to find the texture for the rain itself, nor how I can change it (If there is a way to do that.) If that's possible, I'd like to replace the texture for the rain with my own custom image.

If not, all I need is some other way to make the rain look like it already does, just in my own style.

Thanks in advance for any help! If any scripting is needed, and I implement it, you'll get a large credit in the game, just as a thank you from myself. Let me know if any screenshots are needed.

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EDIT: Oh, and for the record, I have googled this many times and came up with nothing. The closest thing I came to was http://www.rpgmakervx.net/index.php?showtopic=45857, but it's not what I'm going for. I'll add more detail in the morning if anyone replies.
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WHen you say texture... I assume you mean the picture of the rain itself? Hmmm. I'm a VX guy but I'd say it ought to be either in the Pictures folder or System or something similar. At any rate, it should be there somewhere.

Anyway, once you find it it should be a simple matter of replacing the file in the appropriate folder. As for the resource itself, there are plenty in the digital sea.
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It's a bit more than you're looking for, but this is one of the best weather systems for XP that I have come across and used before. Hope it helps you. Advanced Time and Weather Script
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WHen you say texture... I assume you mean the picture of the rain itself? Hmmm. I'm a VX guy but I'd say it ought to be either in the Pictures folder or System or something similar. At any rate, it should be there somewhere.

I'm afraid I've looked all night and turned up nothing. Perhaps there's someone here who would know where it is?

It's a bit more than you're looking for, but this is one of the best weather systems for XP that I have come across and used before. Hope it helps you. Advanced Time and Weather Script

I do like the idea of having that much control, but if it's not the right texture I want, then it's wasted effort :C Thanks anyway though.
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I do like the idea of having that much control, but if it's not the right texture I want, then it's wasted effort :C Thanks anyway though.

Have you taken a look at it? I'm not saying it's not what you're looking for, I'm just not sure what you mean exactly. At the very least, if it's a matter of changing the 'images' associated with it, you could still use the script, and simply swap the pics you need to, or, not use the rain function =p
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Have you taken a look at it? I'm not saying it's not what you're looking for, I'm just not sure what you mean exactly. At the very least, if it's a matter of changing the 'images' associated with it, you could still use the script, and simply swap the pics you need to, or, not use the rain function =p

Hmm, I may have not taken a super good look into it. I'll get back to ya later and see what I turn up.
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Have you taken a look at it? I'm not saying it's not what you're looking for, I'm just not sure what you mean exactly. At the very least, if it's a matter of changing the 'images' associated with it, you could still use the script, and simply swap the pics you need to, or, not use the rain function =p

Hmm, I may have not taken a super good look into it. I'll get back to ya later and see what I turn up.

The program and script itself is pretty nice, but I'm not seeing any configurations for allowing me to put my own rain texture into it. Any other suggestions, or ways to make this one work? Or perhaps does anyone know of any programs to do specifically that?
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Rain and Snow textures are procedural and are not simple textures that you can edit.  That is what gives them the ability to have individual rain drops and snow flakes fade out as they fall.  If you notice, when you turn "Storm Power" up, the size of those particles increases.  With the Rain, the width is wider, but the same number of particles is used.  Personally, I think it looks kind of bad.

What you can do depends on Scripting ability.  You could script your own storm to use your own textures.  Of course, if you did that, you might even put in stuff to have a "water splash" animation when a rain drop hits the ground.  But that is pretty much what F0's system does for you already.

A third option would require Unlimited Fogs.  Use multiple fogs as your Rain texture, then fade in and out individual layers.  Probably needs a lot of layers however.

In short, modifying rain isnt possible without scripts.
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Rain and Snow textures are procedural and are not simple textures that you can edit.  That is what gives them the ability to have individual rain drops and snow flakes fade out as they fall.  If you notice, when you turn "Storm Power" up, the size of those particles increases.  With the Rain, the width is wider, but the same number of particles is used.  Personally, I think it looks kind of bad.

What you can do depends on Scripting ability.  You could script your own storm to use your own textures.  Of course, if you did that, you might even put in stuff to have a "water splash" animation when a rain drop hits the ground.  But that is pretty much what F0's system does for you already.

A third option would require Unlimited Fogs.  Use multiple fogs as your Rain texture, then fade in and out individual layers.  Probably needs a lot of layers however.

In short, modifying rain isnt possible without scripts.

Dagnabbit Heretic, you helpful man, you. Why you gotta be so gosh dang nice to me :,<

Dohoho, anyway, thanks for the advice, I may have to just actually use the multiple fogs script then. I've been trying to use as few outside sources for my scripts as possible, but I may have to opt out on this one and just use it.

Thanks again dude, I'll check out that F0's script a little later.
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I may have a possible fix...

http://downloads.chaos-project.com/heretic86/CollectionOfArtAndScripts.exe

In that massive package, find the Cloud Altitude Map, then head to the North West corner.  It'll give you a brief demo of what you can do with the True Power of Fogs.  If you do it right, you might be able to simulate a Rainstorm with Fog effects by putting particles on several layers of Fogs.

Other thing to note about Rain and Snow in general is that the "Storm Power" affects the Size of the particles, not the number of them for some strange reason.  More power means BIGGER particles, which, during a Rain Storm causes it to, Im sorry to say, look like CRAP.

Enjoy the BLIZZARD using Fogs in that monster demo!

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Posted Collection here as well.
http://rmrk.net/index.php/topic,48400.0.html
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