How To Measure World Size? Author Message
EthanC
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 Post: #1 How To Measure World Size? As the title implies, I'm trying to figure out the formula to figure up how large your world is based on the number of terrain blocks and so on, but i'm missing the basic understanding of how many meters are in a terrain block. I asked several times on other threads but didn't get a response so I'm making a new thread. There's a big of weird terminology and the world editor is pretty vague. For instance in world info i get Area Size: 128. Well, that's cool but what is an "area" and 128 whats? Meters perhaps? The current world extends from -12,-5 to 42, 26 How many square kilometers would that make the world currently, and also how many meters in one terrain block (the engine calls these "areas" perhaps? I'm not sure). Thanks
11-20-2011 05:00 AM
Driklyn
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 Post: #2 RE: How To Measure World Size? An area is one terrain block An area size of 128 means there's 128x128 units in each area According to the export guide, 1 unit is 1 meter With an understanding of the above, you can come to the conclusion that each area in your world is 128x128 meters or 0.128x0.128 kilometers. Assuming your world contains every area (i.e. no gaps, is a perfect rectangle) between (-12, 5) and (42, 26), your world stretches across 55x32 areas for a grand total of 1760 areas. 55 areas x 0.128 km = ~7.0 km 32 areas x 0.128 km = ~4.1 km 7.0 km * 4.1 km = 28.7 km² Or, (1760 areas * 0.128 km) * 0.128 km = 28.8 km² ---------- Also I should note that scale is what you make it. You are really the one who determines the final scale. You could make your character have a scale of 0.0001f and fit your entire world onto 1 area if you wanted and still have the appearance of a world with 1760 areas, for instance. (This post was last modified: 11-20-2011 06:30 AM by Driklyn.)
11-20-2011 05:34 AM
EthanC
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 Post: #3 RE: How To Measure World Size? Excellent. So that would mean that it's 7.6km wide currently if I get my math correct. At that rate, barring unforseen cataclysmic events preventing the engine from handling it, it's very much possible to create worlds larger than those in most MMOs, when you figure in each SWG planet was around 12kmx12km. Thank you very much!
11-20-2011 05:40 AM
evldmn
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 Post: #4 RE: How To Measure World Size? (11-20-2011 05:40 AM)EthanC Wrote:  Excellent. So that would mean that it's 7.6km wide currently if I get my math correct. At that rate, barring unforseen cataclysmic events preventing the engine from handling it, it's very much possible to create worlds larger than those in most MMOs, when you figure in each SWG planet was around 12kmx12km. Thank you very much! Don't worry about that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFgBlfp01kE
11-20-2011 09:23 AM
impi
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