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So I glanced at the wiki about sky creation, and the thief's den has no prefabs. So I made a sky brush where it should be with the sky texture portal_sky

 

and when I go into my map, it looks like theres a constant lightning. It goes from grayish green to black when you move, and doesn't look like a sky.

 

Tis a bit odd trying to follow along the wiki without all the stuff

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. Extract the thiefs_den.map from the pk4 archive (just rename it .zip temporarily or associate .pk4 with Winzip or Winrar etc.)

. Open thiefs_den.map in Dark Radiant.

. Zoom well out and you should see three main sections, the skybox is on the right.

. Drag a brush fully round it and click the 'select inside' button to select it. Check it's all selected.

. Put texture lock ON.

. Optionally drag the selection roughly to centre on coordinates 0,0,0. This is good practice before saving any prefabs so they can be inserted later without any offset much closer to where you want them.

. File menu > Save as prefab. (you might create a prefab folder if you want.)

. You can then load the skybox prefab in your own maps. If you have to drag make sure you have texture lock on with most prefabs. You can also insert it a particular point on the right mouse button menu in orthoview but this includes the original offset from 0,0,0.

 

Sky portal texture in your own map should now be like the stormy sky in Den. I think you can just delete the cloud patch if you just want a clear sky with stars.

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. Extract the thiefs_den.map from the pk4 archive (just rename it .zip temporarily or associate .pk4 with Winzip or Winrar etc.)

. Open thiefs_den.map in Dark Radiant.

. Zoom well out and you should see three main sections, the skybox is on the right.

. Drag a brush fully round it and click the 'select inside' button to select it. Check it's all selected.

. File menu > Save as prefab. (you might create a prefab folder if you want.)

. You can then load the skybox prefab in your own maps.

 

Sky portal texture in your own map should now be like the stormy sky in Den. I think you can just delete the cloud patch if you just want a clear sky with stars.

 

Sweet Thanks man!

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I'm trying to get the sky prefab, but when I try to open thiefs_den.map in Dark Radiant the program crashes (code 0xc0000005). It doesn't crash when using my own maps. I'm using the latest version 0.9.6.

 

Any help appreciated.

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Thanks for that...but now I seem to be having another problem :blush:

 

I'm trying to follow the skybox instructions in the wiki. But instead of a sky I see just a pitch black surface. I just can't see where I'm going wrong.

 

xytopkc0.jpg

 

camerake7.jpg

 

The map is lit with one ambient light.

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The portal sky stuff is technically more advanced than a regular skybox/environmental map.

 

At any rate, the prefab should work, unless something is missing on your system. Maybe someone else with the thiefs_den package can test that prefab here?

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