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Thread: Day and Night cycles???

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    Default Day and Night cycles???

    Don't know if this has been discussed...but will HD feature variable times of day??? If not, is it even possible with a downloadable update later on???

    On another note...this is for Colin, Egg and the SL crew...did you ever consider variable weather and weather effects??? eg rain, snow, sand storms...

    Been watching a few Far Cry 2 videos lately and the day and night cycles on that is just insane...love the lighting that creeps in through the trees in the jungle...but I digress...

    EDIT...I don't mean like racing on a track from day to night, but having the option to race on a track either in the day, midday, evening or night...would be cool to race on say, Vineta K in the morning, when the sun glares off metals with vibrant colours and blue skies all around, then have the option to switch and race at night, where the track takes on a whole new look with neons plastered all over the place, psychedelic electric wonderland...
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    Do that for all four times of day and the game weighs 4GB
    It takes textures to do that too, not only rendered lighting.
    I think an XBox360 racing game has day and night cycles realtime, but it's on two discs because of that. Don't quote me on that though, I'm really not sure.

    Of course it would be great, but it's a lot of work too.

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    Aaaand an extra one for overcast...

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    But the who likes overcast? Are you english?

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    ... and weather effects would hit the frame rate.

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    Oh we can't be having that!! I need my 60fps please

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    Yeah, I think it's the sole reason they didn't get put in.

    Big, full-screen effects = bad

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    Fair enough...just a thought...

    Bring on the 25th...can't wait...

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    I guess that's the same reason we won't be seeing Blue Ridge, right? Stuff like grass and trees eats up framerate pretty effectively...

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    Weather effects and a day/night cycle were added to Burnout Paradise over the weekend. No, redone textures were not needed.

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