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Offline Latino210

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Bug, feature, or careless user?
« on: October 07, 2012, 01:24:39 pm »
Hi, guys

I am experimenting with a map with a lot of light sources and I am having a little problem: it seems that the lights are projecting shadows through the floor, making weird shadows underground. Is this a bug, an undocumented feature, or one of the many mistakes of yours truly?

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Re: Bug, feature, or careless user?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 02:00:54 pm »
I think ShipIt knows all about this one, much to his regret.

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Re: Bug, feature, or careless user?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 03:11:02 pm »
I think ShipIt knows all about this one, much to his regret.

Let me guess, old bug? By the way, I have put about 12 light sources in a map tile by using "light" on the surface panel, but the ufo2map tells me "100 light sources" and takes about 40 seconds to process the map. Is it normal? Is it acceptable?

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Re: Bug, feature, or careless user?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 03:54:14 pm »
Yes. The game can generate more than one light for a single surface.

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Re: Bug, feature, or careless user?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 05:18:40 pm »
Hi, guys

I am experimenting with a map with a lot of light sources and I am having a little problem: it seems that the lights are projecting shadows through the floor, making weird shadows underground. Is this a bug, an undocumented feature, or one of the many mistakes of yours truly?

Yes.

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Re: Bug, feature, or careless user?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 07:17:48 pm »
Sometimes shadowcasting works wrong in the lightmap compiler. No remedy is known so far and even the cause of it is not discovered yet.

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Re: Bug, feature, or careless user?
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 06:33:42 am »
Yes.

Somehow I missed to add the link here. You can work around this by removing the func_doors from the map. This is also recommend because the AI seems to have problems with them.