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8 Track Screen

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spaceeinstein

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wow.gif This is really live TV. Was this discovered before? If not, how did Rockstar do that? If yes, lock this.

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aad

holy cow i never saw that and i never looked at it but im sure rockstar did this in the way they do cutscenes really cool to notice this.

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spaceeinstein
Cutscenes uses the actual game world. This one uses a floating camera and displays them on a flat screen. Revolutionary? Would the next GTA have real life TVs?

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MuT7

that would be cool, sit at a safehouse, maybe practice shooting, and watch tv! Now all the funny radio commercials might be on tv!

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JernejL

it is probably done in a similar manner as mirrors..

 

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Top Dawg

wheres that pic ?

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Opius

Woah! I'm not sure exactly how it works, but I imagine it would be a texture linked to a camera. It's probably just a custom material, but how would it know how to setup the camera?

 

Paging SteveM and Ashdexx to this thread.

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MuT7

hey if someone can remake that, we could place cameras everywhere and make long replays and watch crazy things we do.....

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g33k
Basicly a camera Like in cutscenes. Then the it shows what the camera sees in the side there.

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steve-m

Holy sh*t, R*^ never cease to surprise. First the the mirrors, then the animated UVs, then the dynamic traffic signs, and now this. I didn't do the races when I was playing it on the PS2, now I know I missed a lot. tounge.gif

 

Without having looked into any files yet, I'd guess most of that is done via mission script, but the texture might still be a special placeholder, or there's a certain flag/section in the dff. Trying to identify the files now...

 

Edit: These look suspicious:

13629, 8screen01, innertrack, 200, 0

13630, 8screen, innertrak, 200, 0

 

Edit2: Nope, the screen itself is an extra object. Dunno which, though.

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DexX

oh sh*t! wow.gif

 

the image itself is probably a render target of sorts. the mirrors look like their done by mirroring scene geometry, and displaying it through the backside fo alpha-channeled objects, i couldnt find any special materials on the models. im pretty part of it is based on scripting too.

If this is done the same way, you'd only be able to use it on interiors, but it is nonetheless very cool.

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steve-m
spaceeinstein, which mission is that, and at which point exactly do you see that screen? I've been looking through the mission script, but didn't find anything obvious yet.

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Black-hawk

Looks like the Hotring challenge. The stadium in LS.

EDIT: It's called 8-track.

EDIT2: Wee

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Edited by Black-hawk

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ocram88

It isn't in the mission script, because i use a clean main.scm.

I think it is hardcoded confused.gif

 

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JernejL
spaceeinstein, which mission is that, and at which point exactly do you see that screen? I've been looking through the mission script, but didn't find anything obvious yet.

he is probably reffering to 8-track mission..

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steve-m

I can see me on the screen wow.gif

 

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But yea, looks hardcoded, at least the camera sequence.

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DexX

 

But yea, looks hardcoded, at least the camera sequence.

i've looked throught the ide, ipl, at the model files, and textures, and theres nothing that looks out of the ordinary.

 

your the only person with a working col editor, could you look at the collision files for the screens, and see if they have any kind of special or unknown properties, maybe a new col material?

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Spooky
the image itself is probably a render target of sorts. the mirrors look like their done by mirroring scene geometry, and displaying it through the backside fo alpha-channeled objects, i couldnt find any special materials on the models. im pretty part of it is based on scripting too.

If this is done the same way, you'd only be able to use it on interiors, but it is nonetheless very cool.

The mirrors are defo rendertargets, with my settings mirror-CJ is very blocky smile.gif

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steve-m
your the only person with a working col editor, could you look at the collision files for the screens, and see if they have any kind of special or unknown properties, maybe a new col material?

But where? I removed those two huge screen backgrounds, but the screens themselves are still there. And I don't think they are mapped onto any model, they might just be hardcoded rectangles. Probably the same for the mirrors.

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DexX

 

your the only person with a working col editor, could you look at the collision files for the screens, and see if they have any kind of special or unknown properties, maybe a new col material?

But where? I removed those two huge screen backgrounds, but the screens themselves are still there. And I don't think they are mapped onto any model, they might just be hardcoded rectangles. Probably the same for the mirrors.

oh, i didnt know you did that.

@ spooky, yea all the mirror-like effects are blocky, from the actual mirrors in shops, to the "water" undeneath cars in the upgrade shops, to these "big screens" tvs.

 

but i think im on to something, these pictures should tell part of the story..

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if teh difference isn't immediatley noticeable, i disabled the mirrors and camera images. how? by wiping out the cull.ipl tounge.gif

 

# IPL generated from Max file cullzone.maxinstendcullendpathendgrgeendenexendpickendcarsendjumpendtcycendauzoendmultend

 

 

presumably all the info for them is in this file. i dont know the coordinates of any of these images right off hand, but this more or less means they have to be controlled by this file.

 

*goes looking for screen coordinates*

 

Edit1: these coordinates in teh cull.ipl control the reflection in Transfender it looks like. commenting them out, disables that reflection..

#617.362, -125.788, 997.063, 0, 11.739, 997.063, 10.0508, 0, 1008.21, 1, 1.21549e-006, 6.91462e-007, -1, -997.049

looks like its this one..

#619.283, -9.54742, 1000.02, 0, 22.7563, 1000.02, 21.9313, 0, 1033.7, 1, 4.07695e-007, 4.59119e-007, -1, -1000

#617.362, -76.9418, 997.063, 0, 11.739, 997.063, 10.0508, 0, 1008.21, 1, 1.21549e-006, 6.91462e-007, -1, -997.049

 

edit2:

#carls wardrobe mirror, carls main house (las santos, new game, the first, middle picture i posted)

255.146, -41.5101, 1000.64, 0, 7.74902, 1000.64, 6.74689, 0, 1008.07, 1, -1, 0, -1.62921e-007, -259.786

#wood floor, same house

#2496.5, -1702.49, 1013.75, 0, 28.4774, 1013.75, 6.19434, 0, 1030.5, 1, 1.15219e-006, -3.34393e-007, 1, 1013.75

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Opius

Woah! You should try playing with some of the right-most values and seeing whether it changes the screen or the target. It doesn't look like it's done with flags though...

 

At school, can't test myself.

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DexX

i am playing with the flags biggrin.gif

heres the format dealy-so far:

2496.5, -1702.49, 1013.75, 0, 28.4774, 1013.75, 6.19434, 0, 1030.5, 1, 1.15219e-006, -3.34393e-007, -1, 1013.75

position xyz, always 0, unknown xyz?, always 0, render target clipping distance, unknown 1, unknown float, unknown float, flags, unknown float

 

the flags are second to last, and ive only seen 2 values used so far:

-1 - default for reflective surfaces

0 - uses player viewpoint for realtime reflections

1 - normal reflection

2 - no reflection

4

8

9 - (is listed in the file) no reflection

16 - no reflection

32

64

128

256

512

1024 - uses player viewpoint for realtime reflections

2048

4096 - uses player viewpoint for realtime reflections

8192

16384 - uses player viewpoint for realtime reflections

32768

33792 - uses player viewpoint for realtime reflections

 

will edit as i get more. looks we we got the mirrors though tounge.gif

Edited by ashdexx

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steve-m

wow, i would've never though of the cull sections. wow.gif

 

But did you notice there are some lines with only 11 and not 14 values? Apparently, the 10th value defines the type of the entry. Also, those you labeled "always 0" aren't always 0, at least not for most of the "type 8" entries. And the 13th value isn't always a flag, in line 13 it's -1.62921e-007 for example.

 

And why are values 3, 6, 9 and 14 almost the same for most of the entries? confused.gif

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Opius

Original line for BOTH 8 Track screens. notify.gif

 

-1399.83, -208.103, 1039.34, 0, 120.187, 1039.34, 173.006, 0, 1157.71, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0

 

 

Didn't try much, but moving the zone vertically (third parameter) didn't effect anything. However, change the fifth-to-last value to anything other than 2 made the skybox the target, assuming you were inside the clipping zone for the zone. notify.gifnotify.gif

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jacob.
Why is this coming as a suprise to people? Is the same concept not displayed in the driving/flying schools? (the little video played before you do the lesson demonstrating what to do).

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spaceeinstein
Hell no (I think). Everything in San Andreas that you see uses the same camera that is always following CJ. Everything exccept reflections and big screen TVs.

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zbuffer

you could have live TV

u would 1st need a TV card

then a mod so it can like run on tvs in the game

 

u could also do that with a radio card

if there was a mod for that to

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MuT7

for us non-modders can someone sum this up in simple english? Cause i can't follow anything confused.gif

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Opius

It's a live TV screen.

 

There's no way to simplify it beyond that.

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MuT7

I meant what people found out

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