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Ability to load atmospheres in conjunction with mods
Brought it up in discord. It was discussed pretty heavily and aggressively but I still think it has room to grow.

It’d be a good idea to add an auto-load function for atmospheres when a specific mod is loaded.
A friend of mine made a mod where a custom atmosphere was made to compliment the mod. However because the feature to load atmospheres along with mods hasn’t been added, the mod never got as big of a name as it deserved.

Although the main purpose would be cosmetic, it would also add a lot of functionality in bypassing the current mod maker limits of 128 objects. Blocks that would usually have been used to make scenery can now be used towards functionality in the mod while the atmosphere does the rest of the work.

In addition, this would also mean that toribash only has to render the graphical shape of the object, instead of the collision as well. I’m not entirely sure if that’s going to save on cpu or not though.


It was also brought up that it could be used to a higher degree in TBN.
using the same idea, you can make an atmosphere that holds a lot of information about the environment, such as an actual video screen, more complicated structures, scenery and other things that can be loaded into a mod automatically without too much trouble. I understand that this already exists to an extent within TBN, but with some tweaking, it’d be a good way to introduce non-colliding objects into a mod that would otherwise have to be manually loaded in


In both ideas, you can add an option to turn on or off the feature, which would save strain on old computers. It’d be similar to graphical settings for TBN, and a great addition for mod makers in TB.


FOR TB
-Ease of access for mods that already have an atmosphere modelled for them
-a way to bypass the mod maker without putting more strain on servers
-more ways to add detail into mods without wasting objects

FOR TBN
-Introduction to graphical settings
-Nabi is able to offload the work of optimization on large, detail-oriented maps onto their creators instead of their developers

I’m sure there’s more that can be useful here, I just don’t know yet.
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