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Willits’ comments tally with his 2008 warning that Rage would be “more difficult to mod” due to the id Tech 5 engine’s megatexture system, which stores texture data for levels as one huge map that streams in, rather than smaller maps that are individually loaded as and when required.


Edge Magazine Source: http://www.next-gen.biz/news/id-expl...od-limitations

Isn't a very long or detailed article at all, but I still didn't know this until now. I was really hoping for something that would be easily modifiable. But I'm sure the modders out there will figure something out.
Edited by Doogiehouser - 4/20/11 at 4:15pm
post #2 of 11
Hope it'll just keep out all the crappy modders and we'll get some quality mods.
 
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so still modable just tad harder? Sweet, as long as you can still mod it. Maybe like poster 2 said, it will keep baddies out.
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I used to rip on Carmack, but he really is a pioneer of the industry. I hope the new engine shines, and I hope the design team makes some well-scripted moments in Rage.

I think Rage is going to have more "ooh and ahhh" moments than all the trailers will lead you to believe. I think the game is going to be slick.
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So If I understand this correctly they unwrap the entire map then texture it? hmmm
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I know this is for a game but modding has its limits?
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Maybe we can not have the obligatory nude mod? That would make me so happy...

no mutant titties for me.
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Maybe we can not have the obligatory nude mod? That would make me so happy...

no mutant titties for me.
You aren't serious are you.
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
I used to rip on Carmack, but he really is a pioneer of the industry. I hope the new engine shines, and I hope the design team makes some well-scripted moments in Rage.

I think Rage is going to have more "ooh and ahhh" moments than all the trailers will lead you to believe. I think the game is going to be slick.
I'm with you. I'm really looking forward to this game.
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post #10 of 11
Do they seriously think that id's devs edit the MegaTexture directly? Obviously they use tools to piece it together... in the end, it's all up to id to provide tools to edit it, or up to someone to write them... which is the same as any other game, really.
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