Revisiting the Match Day DLC
Alright, so it's been a solid year or so since BadPeanut made a functional Match Day stadium. I've scoured Reddit threads, Simtropolis, the workshop, and the CO forums, and discussion seems to have just ended with that. Rather than attempt to receive an old thread to ask questions, I'm making this post.
To your credit, BP, the stadium is beautiful, and being among the only people to have made a functional Match Day stadium is no small feat. But it's simply not my style, architecturally or functionally. I want it to be as modular as possible. Besides, I want something closer to FIFA regulation size for the football pitch. Rather than whinging about there not being alternatives I can use or begging for people to make one for me, I'd like to work on making my own.
There seem really to be two main obstacles to this. One, getting the mechanics to work with an asset seems finicky, from what I've read. It seems the solution is just trial and error, which I can do. Two, it seems animations that are on the more necessary-ish side to make things work smoothly don't load. While I haven't seen a definitive answer to how to fix that, I've tossed around using the CAL, a modified procedural objects mod, or just making a stadium with a roof (the lazy way out, but meh).
Of course, wanting to do this is my first foray into asset creation. Starting small, amiright?
I've had to reverse engineer stuff before in a more academic and technical sense before, so at the very least, those skills are something I'm familiar with. I'm familiar enough with 3D modeling (started in Autodesk Inventor, then moved over to Sketchup, now working in Blender). My girlfriend does coding in multiple languages and has offered to help me make mods, so I'm good on that front.
I guess the point of this post is to look for anyone who has any suggestions/info that might make this process faster or easier. If I manage to figure this out and can reproduce it consistently, I might take requests to make real life stadia. If not, I might pull a one trick wonder.
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Is Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel worth it ?
- Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US:
Around 2000 USD but can spend higher if justified
- Are you open to refurbs/used?
- How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?
I think performance and build quality take priority for me. Then the battery life
- How important is weight and thinness to you?
I would like it to be thin obviously but not by compromising the performance or build quality.
- Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.
15" or higher with good colour accuracy since I like making some illustrations and comics
- Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.
Yes I would be using Cad and doing photo/video editing, 3D modelling and rendering since I'm an architecture student. Here is a list of softwares I use : SketchUp Vray Revit Lumion AutoCAD Adobe Suite
- If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?
Not much, probably only FIFA :p
- Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?
Since I multitask heavily and all these softwares are cpu/gpu intensive, I need the laptop to handle these task efficiently and provide as breezy an experience as possible. For example, in my current laptop, I do experience extremely slow render times and lags in photoshop when the file size exceeds 200mb
Keeping this in mind I do like this HP Omen which fits well within my budget. Will these specifications be enough for my requirement or do I need to go higher ?
- Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.
I like the possibilities that come with the touch screen of Acer ConceptD 7 and would love to explore it for my illustrative work and sketching. But it's a little out of my budget. I'm wondering if it will be worth spending an extra 1000 USD approximately over something with similar specs but a normal screen like the hp omen and buying a drawing tablet later when I have more money ?
I appreciate any insight or help in deciding. I'm open to other suggestions for laptops too if they are better than the two I mentioned
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