Back to the Future: Hill Valley is a full conversion mod for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Back to the Future: Hill Valley will be based on the Back to the Future Trilogy, allowing the player to re-enact all the great moments from the films. While some parts of the story are stretched to make it more enjoyable, we are determined not to stray too far from the original story-line. The people behind this mod want the community to relive the movies and have as much fun in the process as possible. With the outstanding game play of the Sandbox hit, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, in combination with one of the best movies of all time, Back to the Future, this mod is sure to bring countless hours of fun to anybody who enjoyed the movies.

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Iced up Delorean (Mods : Back to the Future: Hill Valley : Forum : Ideas and Feature Requests : Iced up Delorean) Locked
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Aug 29 2007, 8:55pm Anchor

I was wondering if in a similar way to the vent smoke on the plutonium-driven delorean could partical effescts be made around the delorean for say, 10 seconds after time travel;
I plan to work an tweaking this sort of thing on my own, but before i begin, i want to know if theoretically speaking, could it be done?

Aug 29 2007, 9:23pm Anchor

Possible, but won't be too graphically pleasing. I think smoke tends to rise in vc, or if it does fall, it doesn't go around the edges and fall, but just goes down through the body. It's impossible to get a lot of particles to look right and will look more like globs of icecream stuck on the delorean. I'll get a test up right now.

Aug 29 2007, 9:34pm Anchor

something like this.
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Aug 29 2007, 9:40pm Anchor

scratch that, new vid coming up. Never realized they still had old particles from gta3 not used anymore. Now I can have falling smoke particles just for the delorean, and not have it affect other stuff (like engine smoke)

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If anyone asks, the textures for the fist are courtesy of Kinglog after his changes with the weapons.

Edited by (in order): Delorean88us, Delorean88us, Delorean88us, Delorean88us

Aug 29 2007, 9:54pm Anchor

Just gotta fix up the particles when the delorean is in motion (looks a bit too fake), make the bttf2 and higher models have less of an icey smoke, and looks like this is a new 0.2d feature as well. Vid later.

Edited by: Delorean88us

Aug 30 2007, 1:58am Anchor

Another poll!!
How long should the effects go for? It starts immediately upon reentry.

Right now, it's set at 20 seconds. But that was more for testing reasons. As before, post the list each time and add one to your favorite. If you cheat and add more, or take some away from another, you will be looked down upon and laughed at for acting like a Tanner.

Add another affect not possible by sa, as smoke always rises up in that game and can't be changed, so the car will look like it's smoking, much like the first vid. Why did rockstar have to get rid of the particle.cfg file......

Edited by (in order): Delorean88us, Delorean88us

Aug 30 2007, 2:39am Anchor

I'd say 10 at most, you dont want it to go for too long..

10s - 1

Edited by (in order): Delorean88us, Delorean88us

Aug 30 2007, 2:45am Anchor

And YOU said it'll be IMPOSSIBLE!!!

Aug 30 2007, 2:50am Anchor

LOL, actually I say that alot. While some stuff remains impossible (seeing yourself in the past), there were quite a couple of things that became unimpossible. The stationary wormhole is one. Sparks is another. Glowing coils (well, blue painted more like). Just to name a few

well, texture switching's still impossible. Well, it is, but it involves more jumping like flying-driving stuff.

Oh yeah, Kinda need this to only happen when the delorean is really slow, otherwise at high speed, it will look like it's really smoking. I could have it move, but it's based on which direction the delorean's heading, so if the delorean drifts, the smoke will go forwards in the direction the delorean is facing, so not good. Thats why it is only at low speeds.

Edited by: Delorean88us

Aug 30 2007, 2:54am Anchor

can u make the steam fall slower, idk it just looks a bit wierd to me :P
but id say 10

10s - 2

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Aug 30 2007, 3:03am Anchor

10 seconds is a bit too slow. Venting occurs a few seconds after that. And sure, i'll slow it down. Just so you know, the ice procedure occurs the instant you come back, so before the widescreen goes away. So thats a little over 5 seconds there.

Edited by: Delorean88us

Aug 30 2007, 3:12am Anchor

I'll have a vid up soon showing what 20 seconds of coldness looks like.

Aug 30 2007, 3:14am Anchor

16 seconds.

Aug 30 2007, 3:17am Anchor

lol, hold your horses. You haven't seen the 20 seconds yet.

Speaking of which, i'm lowering the speed at which the frost comes in again. It's still a bit too fast in the movie.

Edited by: Delorean88us

Aug 30 2007, 3:23am Anchor
Aug 30 2007, 3:27am Anchor

40 seconds.

Aug 30 2007, 3:27am Anchor

I change my vote

40s - 1
23s - 1
10s - 1

Edited by (in order): RicardoDude, RicardoDude

Aug 30 2007, 3:28am Anchor

wow, thats going to be varied.......umm......i'll round off later.

Aug 30 2007, 3:29am Anchor

Mr. Fusion variants will have less frost. Something like the first vid, except it's not rising up.

oh yeah, how's the falling rate of the steam now?

Edited by: Delorean88us

Aug 30 2007, 3:44am Anchor

Just noticed that steam just cuts off weirdly, is it possible to make it reduce, lets say from 20 to 30 seconds, so it would look like ice melts.

Aug 30 2007, 4:19am Anchor

40s - 1
25s - 1
23s - 1
10s - 1

sorry, i had to do it.

Aug 30 2007, 4:26am Anchor

Yeah. Another thing, maybe the bttf I delorean could malfunction after the reentry? Like going slower and slower... Then getting back to normal, that solves the problem with particle not keeping up after the car.

Aug 30 2007, 5:17am Anchor


this is a stupid wuestion but how
do u get the ice on it???


Aug 30 2007, 5:23am Anchor

um...i asked this question a while back and you guys told me couldnt be done..

Aug 30 2007, 6:03am Anchor

Aah, but chevron, that was to do with different textures, but I figured that they could use a similar code to the steam, becausethat just uses partical effects...
my vote is 25 seconds

40s - 1
25s - 2
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Edited by: EvilRaptor

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