Particle Aurora Particles 2016-01-02

Aurora Borealis particles

  1. Exactol

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    Aurora Particles - Aurora Borealis particles

    Aurora particles for your winter maps
    Special thanks to FissionMetroid for particle help and Fubar for aurora02d and aurora04a

    Particles may be a bit on the performance heavy side (around 300ish for each)
    Also looks bad when viewed directly below

    Includes:
    aurora02b: A ring of auroras
    aurora02c: A simple curve aurora
    aurora02d: A curve ring aurora made by Fubar
    aurora03green: A green wave aurora
    aurora03blue: A blue wave aurora
    aurora03a: A blue wave aurora, but a bit more colorful
    aurora04a: A wave aurora made by Fubar

    Also included:
    aurora03d: Child particle to aurora03a
    aurora03blueb: Child particle to aurora03blue
    aurora03greenb: Child particle to aurora03green

    Particle In Action: http://gfycat.com/AlarmingShadowyHarborporpoise
     
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    Last edited: Jan 2, 2016
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  3. K2Kief98.

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    Super cool, arctic styled content is always a favorite of mine!
     
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    That's... beautiful
     
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  8. CyanideNoodles

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    I can't seem to get this to work. I create an info_particle_system entity with the system name as "aurora_borealis" and set start active as "yes". I also created an aurora_particles file in my maps folder just in case.
     
  9. Vel0city

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    Did you also create a mapname_particles.txt and did you put the particle .pcf file name in that? Because Source needs a mapname_particles.txt in the same folder the map itself is in (so tf/maps or tf/download/maps) in order to cache the particles when the map boots, otherwise you won't see them.
     
  10. CyanideNoodles

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    Yea I did, it looks like this

    aurora_particles
    {
    "file" "!particles/aurora_borealis.pcf"
    }
     
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    You need another copy of that file inside the particles folder as well, named [mapname]_manifest.txt. And I think a third called particles_manifest.txt? I'm just going off what the wiki says. And of course don't forget to pack them all when you ship your map.
     
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    All you need is the (mapname)_particles.txt in the tf/maps folder. It looks like the thing you did wrong was put aurora_particles at the top, when it should be particles_manifest @CyanideNoodles