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Add addon Better Weather for Vanilla and Extended Weather v0.39
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better_weather_v0.1.4.zip
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sqparadox
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Biases the dynamic weather system to favor good weather. Comes in two versions, one for vanilla weather, and one for the Extended Weather mod.

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Better Weather for Vanilla and Extended Weather v0.39
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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

The Extended Weather version of this mod also fixes a bug in Extended Weather.

Normally after a blowout the weather is set to bad. The value this is set by was not changed when Extended Weather added very_good and very_bad. Because of this it still sets the weather to 3, but while 3 is bad in vanilla (1 good, 2 neutral, 3 bad) in Extended Weather 3 is neutral (1 very_good, 2 good, 3 neutral, 4 bad, 5 very_bad).

It does this while also setting the actual weather it shows the player (la_silenthill) to one that normally doesn't even occur during neutral weather, hence the bug.

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lokStre
lokStre

Does this require a new game?

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

You do not need to start a new game.

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lokStre
lokStre

Thank you.

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

Just a note that this bug was fixed in Extended Weather v0.22 so the above post no longer applies.

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LiquidBronze CreatorOnline
LiquidBronze

Nice, thank you!

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Amoch
Amoch

Thanks, really appreciate this! Could I be so annoying to also ask an additional addon (since you seem to have the know-how), where cars use less gasoline in game? Cars in LA use up their gasoline way too fast, making them less useful. The gasoline should last significantly longer, IMO about 3-4x.

Also having drive-able cars being marked on the hud map (like mechanics, guides etc.), would be a big improvement. It's very easy to walk straight past drive-able cars (like the one placed in Darkscape), then having to walk huge distances unnecessarily. Just an idea... :)

Again, thanks for the addon!

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lokStre
lokStre

I've made the cars each use 30 percent the fuel consumption. Just extract to your gamedata folder.

Mediafire.com

You can also change the trunk capacity for each vehicle by editing this file as well.

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Amoch
Amoch

I think there's some bug with the first car you get in Dark Valley (the chopper chase into Darkscape), as it consumes more fuel than the cars I've found later. Still, this is a much welcomed addon.

I also notice that cars sometimes just disappear (after having driven them), maybe the emissions destroy the cars? If that's so, that would be a good addon (make cars impervious to emissions).

Anyways, thanks, will definitely use this!

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Amoch
Amoch

Thanks again, I've been using this now for a while, and it's a huge improvement. However, cars are much to vulnerable to bullets and fire from enemy NPCs (like military in Darkscape). To make some changes to the overall resistance to bullets in the cars would also be much welcomed. It's not exactly realistic that the whole car blows up after being hit by a few bullets anyway. :)

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

No update needed for Extended Weather v0.21

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Amoch
Amoch

Eh, where can we download Extended Weather 0.21? :) Just did a google search, but nothing showed up...

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

Update was released through the Lost Alpha launcher.

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Amoch
Amoch

OK, thanks! (Duh..)

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wmn955
wmn955

Sorry to ask that stupid question but is Extended Weather another mod and when yes where to get it.

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

Mods tab of the Lost Alpha launcher

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

Updated for Extended Weather v0.22

-Weather after blowout changed to Clear(la_clear) to match Extended Weather v0.22

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Betschi
Betschi

Is the weather following a Markov chain?

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

I had to look up what a Markov chain is so I'm not 100% sure but I'm going to give that tentative yes.

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DerellLicht
DerellLicht

So, I recently played LA V1.4007. I *quickly* got tired of grey weather, so installed this mod; I *don't* have Extended Weather installed, so I installed better_weather_vanilla.

Sadly, it doesn't appear to do *anything* !! I had 90% grey weather throughout the game... very disappointing. Is there something else I can do, to make this mod work?

The only other mod that I installed, which *might* have been related to this, is the M97 patch... is it possible that M97 conflicted with your mod somehow?

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DerellLicht
DerellLicht

Later note: I started a new game, and changed BETTER_WEATHER_CHANCE to 6, and at least initially, it appears to have reduced the probability of grey days to something that I can tolerate!!

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LiquidBronze CreatorOnline
LiquidBronze

sqparadox one thing I noticed, not sure you can fix it. It still does rain some (light rain), but has the chance to light rain during sunny days, this doesn't seem to fit. Is it possible to not make it rain when the weather is "sunny" ?

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

Not quite sure what you mean.

If you mean that it rains while the sun is shining (rain with a sunny sky texture) that would likely be controlled by the individual weathers (gamedata/config/weather). I might be able to fix it but I wouldn't know where to begin.

If you mean that the "good" weather period has a chance to rain than yes, that can be fixed. Under Extended Weather 0.22 the "very good" period includes af_clear, la_clear, and la_sunny. The "good" period adds wtc_clear, la_dully, af_partly, and la_rain. Vanilla also has af_cloudy, af_foggy, and af_rain but not wtc_clear (there is no "very good" period in vanilla).

Any of those could be edited to change the chance of that weather type or even removed completely. This is all at the bottom of gamedata/config/lost_alpha/lost_alpha_cfg.ltx (note: the weights for each weather are not percentages).

I haven't wanted to change that file because it's rather important, covering some very diverse settings, not just weather, thus increasing the likelihood of mod conflicts. This is why I chose to weight periods instead. I suppose I could include it as an optional addon.

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LiquidBronze CreatorOnline
LiquidBronze

Sorry late reply sqparadox. Yes, I do believe the situation is more towards this:

"If you mean that it rains while the sun is shining (rain with a sunny sky texture) that would likely be controlled by the individual weathers (gamedata/config/weather). I might be able to fix it but I wouldn't know where to begin."

But again, I guess if it could be "fixed" via this way as well:

"If you mean that the "good" weather period has a chance to rain than yes, that can be fixed. "

So in "lost_alpha_cfg," you can safely comment out an entire line? Have you tried that? When you mention weights are not percentages, I see the equation under the header as an example does show %, can you elaborate?

Thanks for the response, appreciate it.

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

I think I know the weather you are talking about, light rain with a partly cloudy sky.

You could use the Weather Editor. I haven't done much with it myself but I believe it edits the current weather, so next time that weather occurs open up the console and type "weather_editor". One (or more) of those sliders will increase cloud cover.

Can you safely comment out an entire line in lost_alpha_cfg.ltx? Probably not, though it would depend on which line. Likely that would cause scripts to look for data that isn't there, possibly glitching, possibly erroring or even crashing. Taking out entries, like removing "la_dully, 15," should be fine.

I say the weights are not percentages because they do not have to total 100. They effectively act like percentages but reading them that way is misleading. For example "la_dully, 15" in the good period has an 8.1% chance, not 15%.

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MESONER
MESONER

First thx for the addon it really helps when you are tired of too much bad weather. But I still would like to have more rain and storm between good weather. Which file/game archive I need to unpack for edit to get a higher chance for storms/rain while still having a higher chance for sunny weather?

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

Are you running Extended Weather or vanilla?

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MESONER
MESONER

Extended weather 0.22

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sqparadox Author
sqparadox

Most of the info you need is in my above reply to LiquidBronze. You'll need to edit gamedata/config/lost_alpha/lost_alpha_cfg.ltx.

Go to the bottom and lower the numbers next to af_rain, af_cloudy, af_foggy, etc. in the "bad" and "very_bad" periods to decrease the chance of that weather type. You can also just remove any of the weather types you don't want to see or turn up the weights on the types you do want to see.

Since you are running extended weather, you'll need the version out of that: Dropbox.com

If you need to unpack it yourself in the future, this converter works for unpacking/packing .xdb files and the gamedata.db files (page is in Russian, the converter is in english):
Bit.ly (have to use a url shortener as moddb doesn't like the russian in the url)

It's a command line utility but there are examples in English on that page, including unpacking .xdb files.

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Deneske
Deneske

Hello ez jó az 1.005 verzióhoz?????

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na1352260975
na1352260975

I can't get it to stop raining. If it stops, it starts up again in like 5 mins. I am playing vanilla, with the vanilla script. I turned up probability of good weather from 4 to 5, then to 6, and it's still raining all the time. This is my second playthrough. I played before with extension weather, and this mod, and it worked great (without any adjustments to the settings). What am I doing wrong?

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mp150
mp150

I noticed the Extended Weather got updated to v0.40; where does that leave this mod?

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therealMooble
therealMooble

now its on 0.43... any infos somewhere?

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therealMooble
therealMooble

Playing with CGIM`s Weather Mod^^
*All Infos about most mods like Ext. Weather on the Launcher are in russian...

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mp150
mp150

I guess the only way is to unpack both mods with Dead Air unpacker, and compare the files.

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Uklejamini
Uklejamini

Does this work on Lost Alpha 1.30000, 1.30001, 1.30002 and 1.30003?

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urbanowiczmateusz7
urbanowiczmateusz7

Where i must add it ?

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