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Testers Wanted: Transparent Floor Tile Set

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Uploaded: 24th Dec 2004 at 2:08 PM
Updated: 15th Mar 2007 at 9:55 PM by MTS2Staff
After some amount of fudging around I came up with some transparent floor tiles that are Homecrafters Plus compatible. I made clear, red, blue and green versions. You'll find that the clear ones are the least strange looking in the game because when shadows fall on partially transparent tiles, the shadowed part becomes completely transparent... meaning any color that was in the tile disappears. Please let me know if you have any trouble with these.

The 5th item in the zip file as a frost-covered partially transparent tile. I thought some of you might like it. However it DOES break compatibility with Homecrafters Plus. If you do not remove this tile from your downloads before you try to create or edit a floor tile in HCP, the program will crash. I'm still trying to correct this and of course I'll share any improvement I can make with you. But I thought some might like it for Christmas. It does look pretty cool in the game.

As far as I can tell so far, reflectivity and shine do not work on floor tiles at all. Applying the regular mirror reflection material to floor tiles gives a very freaky effect... it reflects your ground cover material, and the reflection moves as the camera does. It gives the effect of an extremely-well camoflaged house and makes me nauseous. I did not include it in this package. There are new setting for reflectivity in wall packages, though, so I'll keep experimenting.

EDIT: If you put any of these directly on the ground level, you'll get blue-tinted bright colors and bright blue shadows. It's ugly. They are meant to be placed at least on a foundation.



EDIT by MTS2 Staff: If you are interested in these transparent tiles, you might want to check the "Double-Sided" (i.e. visible from underneath, too) transparent tiles - downloadable from Post #126 - that also don't crash HomeCrafter.