Limits in colormaps and loathing

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Limits in colormaps and loathing

Postby Buck Mild » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:16 pm

Hey guys,

I was wondering if limits have been changed since I was here last.

What are the maximum amount of colors you can use on a CMAP?

Max size (dimensions) of a CMAP?

Max # of units on a map (visible at once, without script aid)
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Re: Limits in colormaps and loathing

Postby paladin MAIK » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:19 pm

Hi Buck Mild.

As far as I know the maximum 256 colors, and maybe more I do not know.

The largest size I've seen it in the HWD - 2048x1792

Maximum number of units = 400 :|
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Re: Limits in colormaps and loathing

Postby Pyro » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:33 pm

Max colors for colormap is still 256 total, but you should index to 240 or 245 so the rest are used for mesh stains.

Max map size is ... I don't recall this one. I know it is really really big.

Max visible units is still 400.
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Re: Limits in colormaps and loathing

Postby Melekor » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:51 pm

Pyro wrote:Max map size is ... I don't recall this one. I know it is really really big.

There is no hard limit to the cmap dimensions, but myth is a 32 bit process so the colormap and everything else together needs to fit in 2GB. With that in mind, I'm pretty sure that 12800x12800 is doable, and possibly a bit larger.
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Re: Limits in colormaps and loathing

Postby Point » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:55 pm

240 colors and can be 256 colors if your color map includes all the colors that would be used in mesh stains... (blood, explosions, etc...)

map size no longer has a coded limit which crashed out at 2560x2560 previously though the size still must be evenly divisible by 256 pixels

400 units max visible at one time on map

many other limits have also been increased since the old days of 1.3 Check the current mesh limits in the version of loathing you are using..... they should reflect the limit that loathing will currently allow you to put on the mesh.... (even if myth 1.8 may allow more.. )

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Re: Limits in colormaps and loathing

Postby juliocpaes » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:52 pm

has a plugin named "WWII santa's head - long way to walk". whose color map has the following dimensions :
Width 4096 pixels and height 512 pixels. :wink: who know this link, please post here.

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Re: Limits in colormaps and loathing

Postby Buck Mild » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:36 am

Thanks for the info guys, and yes I would love a copy of oak. Is it finished now? I remember seeing screenshots back in the day.

Also, is it possible to increase the color count now with a new patch? I know making a map with a color palette is an art from of its own but it would still be nice to have.
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