can't load skybox file skybox/sky_nightfall_01 to build the default cubemap!

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by MegapiemanPHD, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    Anytime I want to use the nightfall skybox I get an error like this:

    can't load skybox file skybox/sky_nightfall_01 to build the default cubemap!

    and the skybox is compleatly messed up. I have this issue for all of the night maps and have no idea how to fix it, even after asking google. Anyone know what can be done?
     
  2. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Well, that's an error you get with every skybox. You can safely ignore it. What's messed up about the sky?
     
  3. GPuzzle

    GPuzzle L9: Fashionable Member

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    The nightfall_01 skybox is actually Double Cross's skybox. The page TF2 Sky List on the VALVe Dev Wiki contains information about the skyboxes and light_env
     
  4. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    I'll post a screen shot

    [​IMG]

    there is that big white space. I can't seem to be able to cover it up or lower it in the sky in so it can't be seen.
     
  5. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    That's the bottom of the skybox. Fly around every other map using it and you'll see it there too. You need geometry on the edge of the level that hides it. You'll see what I mean.
     
  6. Fish 2.0

    Fish 2.0 L6: Sharp Member

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    You may want to scale your non-skybox water up 16 times so it doesn't look so... sudden. Or scale your skybox water down, but I really wouldn't recommend that.

    *the texture, that is
     
  7. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Something about the water needs to change, depending on how far away from it he is now. I think most people tend to make the regular stuff at scale 1, then make the skybox water .0625 to match.