Update Speculation thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crazikyle, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Occam's Razer

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    Aside from performance, the biggest issue with making WCU larger is the terrain size, or rather terrain resolution. Every other official level uses heightmaps that are at 1 pixel per 1 meter resolution, with 4096x4096 being the largest possible heightmap. But because WCU needs the steeply inclined roads of Belasco to be drivable with such sharp grade changes, it uses 2 pixels per meter. So while Italy is spatially 4x larger than WCU, both maps are running the terrain system at its limits.

    If the devs were interested in pushing the terrain system to accept larger heightmaps, a boost in WCU's size might be on the table, but that's a big development, and some of the larger mod maps have demonstrated that going bigger has stability problems with nearly every tool and feature. It would also probably require a partial rework of even the extant parts of the map, so my money's on it being outside the scope of a ~5 month development cycle.
     
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  2. surprisinguser1

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    What video are you talking about?

    Personally, I really hope that this is true. Sure, WCUSA was just updated with tunnels, but the map has gone 4 years without a big update. I would love to see this map get some more love.
     
  3. moses72

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    yeah
    if i was remastering it, i would add a massive mall you could drive through
    a mudkickers inspired offroad park
    something kind of like the universal backlot
    a redesigned redwood area + beach
    and maybe a mansion
     
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  4. Alfa08

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    minute 15.00 of this video:
     
  5. IonicOwl

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    A mansion you say?

     
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  6. Leroux83

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    Even if this thred isn't a ideas and suggestion thread, I totally agree with your suggestions. I personnaly made this map, which I put on my huge idea list (https://www.beamng.com/threads/a-huge-list-of-ideas-and-suggestions-its-dense-but-read-it-plz.81496/). It would come with extending the map...



    I'd like to add a big parc with paths and an underground subway.

    Anyway, even if this map need some more love, we should wait until we have new teasers (hope they'll come again soon !) to really speculate about hypothetical remaster / ameliorations.
     
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  7. Agent_Y

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    I'm pretty sure it was metioned by the devs that extending this map would require redoing the terrain from scratch so that's not happening.
     
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  8. Leroux83

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    Okay, I'm not a map maker so I didn't know that.
    Do you know where this information was ?
     
  9. Agent_Y

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    It was on some thread where someone suggested that the map should be extended, it was months ago before it even had its little revamp, back when it still had some clipping road tiles and stuff
     
  10. Opteryx

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    Personally, I think that the Bolide is about to be updated. If you go into the Bolide and look at the engine, there are no engine mount or oil pan slots.
     
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  11. surprisinguser1

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    I'm going to be the one to tell you that that is one of the main things this thread has been focused on and we all agreed on.
     
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  12. KrukasKlep

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    Ontopic: its probably why the update is pushed back to november
     
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  13. HeepXJ40

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    I'd love to see a grand marquis or town car equivalent in beam... grand marshall is basic
     
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  14. Turbo49>

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    Although here,
    https://www.beamng.com/threads/civetta-bolide.136/page-25#post-1339508
    Stoat says it is not releasing imminently. Maybe he was reffering to the fact that the update is far away but it could also mean it is delayed to the next update.
     
  15. surprisinguser1

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    Well, now that we know that the next update is postponed until November, it is possible that it will come out. Very slim chance though, but there is still a chance.
     
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  16. Acrain7

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    That explains so much about the map, how it always felt a bit unfinished and rushed.
     
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  17. silence russian mods

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    i tried adding pbr to wacusa and it looks amazing hope that the next updated includes pbr to roads at least
     
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  18. Copunit12

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    Some have been added but both are still 90% correct.
    https://www.beamng.com/threads/west-coast-usa.72039/#post-1197723
     
  19. monobrau

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    https://www.beamng.com/game/news/blog/tire-physics-changes/
    It may have to do with tires. They mentioned "thing heating up" in the end of the article, so it may be thermal related. Maybe tires?

    Devs plz add chrome capped lug nut swelling (JK)
     
  20. gtaman788

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    What if this is The Remaster update.
    Forget much new Content ( other then car parts for existing cars )
    Think about it sunburst Has no oil pan ( AFAIK ) But new Wipers and i think new looking springs?

    The Moonhawk has new rear fascia in the files. God i want a sedan version. With a reworked inline 6 mesh. There is something sexy about a 70s inline 6 sedan ( hay am Aussie look up Holden HQ belmont or XA falcon 500 sedan :D )

    We know the super car.s remaster was in the works as is on hold.
    WE know the GM phase 1 remater is done so is H-series.


    SO maybe some remastering is going on.
     
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