Visual Mode.lua allows you to texture maps in Aleph One. It supports almost all features of Forge's visual mode, plus co-op texturing, OpenGL, multiple texture sets, and more. Requires Aleph One 0.20.1.
- Added a feature to snap textures to nearest 1/4 or 1/5 WU while dragging (overhead map + microphone + secondary trigger)
- Improved freeze feature not to slowly slide down; head bobbing still occurs if you were moving forward when you hit freeze
- Uploaded May 31st 2010
- tags: script
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This just goes to show...
PerseusSpartacus on May 11th 2012, Version 2.1
...how useful a lua script can be. I use Weland to make maps, and it doesn't have a built-in Visual Mode like Forge does, so I have to use this. Granted, it has cons, but you barely even notice them. All in all, wonderful.
It's a great script.
iamanidiot123 on Apr 12th 2011, Version 2.1
At first, i neglected some features of visual mode (such as texture dragging.) It can do anything (except for get you a sandwich). It's great for texturing. However, it's not good for underwater maps, as you can still suffocate while texturing. Just don't stay underwater for very long.
BOB on Aug 11th 2010, Version 2.1
Yeah....... that's about it.........
Best .lua out there for PC map-makers
DADDY Z3RO on Jun 7th 2010, Version 2.1
I use Treellama's Weland editor, and in it's rough state, this .LUA is the one, true, pure texture editor.
a little glitchy
elitesoldier on May 10th 2010, Version 2.0.4
for some odd reason, when i play with a map i textured with this lua file: allies, enemies, walls, and items are all noclipped. and when i walk through a wall it sends me to the respawn point. could somebody PLEASE tell me how to fix this?
goran svensson on Aug 3rd 2009, Version 2.0.4
It takes a while to get used to the controls, but it's time well spent. Visual lua is on par with forge's visual mode. Very handy if you want to texture a complicated area.
Very good script
WeirdoYYY on Jan 4th 2009, Version 2.0.3
When you need to fix a map right then and there you can do it..
The only major setback I find tho is that it just does textures so if you need to make a map you gotta make it blank first then work off that which can be a bit tedious.
All in all tho it does what it says it does and it is a must have for all mappers.
A must have.
Windbreaker on Oct 12th 2008, Version 2.0.2
With the added ability of texturing unpaved surfaces, this script makes Forge's visual mode obsolete. The script is extremely easy to learn, and, in my opinion, beats Forge's VM in terms of how it operates. Unlike Forge's VM, you can use textures from all sets easily, you can "freeze" in the air to texture hard-to-reach places, and you don't have to deal with too many lines overloading the engine. If you're still hesitant about making the switch to this script, I assure you that it is easy to learn, and you'll be far better off in the long run.
Tim Vogel on Jul 14th 2008, Version 2.0
This is a must have for any mapper or scenario designer. It should be really easy to get started if you're familiar with Forge's Visual mode and it has a couple of great improvements over Forge.
I've made a lot of maps in the past that are close to the 1024 poly limit and it takes a lot of time to texture these maps in Forge because of it's limits and crashes. This makes it so much easier, kudos to Treellama and Irons for this gem!
A powerful tool
Longinus on Jul 13th 2008, Version 2.0
I'm quite astounded by how many of Forge's visual mode features have been packed into this script. Very clever of Jon and Greg to have pulled this off using A1. I find its a very convenient tool, able to mostly replace the Forge visual mode. With me using entirely PC's, its nice not having to crack open my ancient G3 laptop and struggle with forge's annoying visual mode limitations. Still, if you're making a fairly complex map, you'll still have to revert to forge for certain visual edits. Controls are not particularly user friendly. (completely understandable since this is all done with Alephone). You select certain editing modes by pressing keys such as mic, map, or action key. You then click or hit the switch weapon keys to perform various actions. As mentioned before, the HUD really helps here. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure is possible to improve upon these inconveniences in future iterations. Aside from the mostly minor usability nuisances, this is a very effective and powerful tool.
Very Good To Have
Sharkie Lino on Jul 12th 2008, Version 2.0
Very useful. It has allowed me to make many texture fixes to maps without having to worry about any crashes due to the "Too Many Transparent Edges" error.
An absolute must-have
RyokoTK on Jul 12th 2008, Version 2.0
After 15 minutes I was sold. The script does what it says on the tin, and it does an extremely good job of replicating Forge's abilities whenever possible, and exceeding them whenever capable.
There are a few obvious problems, but it's less a fault of the script and more just an engine limitation. The controls are sub-par, but the HUD does a good job of clarifying what does what. There are a few minor differences in functionality between this and Forge's visual mode, but nothing that breaks the bank. The only key problem I have is that, currently, yaw and pitch aren't locked when aligning textures, meaning that if you want to align a texture on a wall you can't do so without simultaneously looking around. Adding control panels is a little bit sticky, but workable. There are a couple other personal preferences but they don't really detract from the script.
Overall, this is an outstanding utility that very nearly renders Forge's visual mode obsolete, and I heartily recommend it for anyone -- especially for mappers who tend to have visually complex maps that crash Forge.
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