Day/Night Cycle and Weather

Day/Night Cycle and Weather

« posted: Apr 21, 2014, 09:19 AM »
Is there a day/night cycle and various weather conditions in Wasteland? I played for several hours at various times over the weekend and I never saw it get dark or rain. That time was spent on several servers including my own.

Re: Day/Night Cycle and Weather

« Reply #1 posted: Apr 21, 2014, 07:16 PM »
I just joined an Altis Wasteland server this morning and it was night time in the game. Full on dark with no NVGs.
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Re: Day/Night Cycle and Weather

« Reply #2 posted: Apr 23, 2014, 12:11 AM »
You have to configure the in-game starting hour in the A3W settings, otherwise you will probably not see night before a restart. The default value is 8 AM.

I'm currently testing starts at 3 PM with restarts every 6 hours, which results in roughly 5 hours of daytime and 1 of nighttime per cycle, if the feedback is good I'll set that time as the default value.

I'm also considering automatically giving NVG to new players (e.g. without saves) who join after sunset.

Re: Day/Night Cycle and Weather

« Reply #3 posted: Apr 23, 2014, 01:21 AM »
That makes sense and I saw that setting in one of the files, probably a config file. Does it ever rain on these maps or are they considered arid/desert locations?
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« Reply #4 posted: Apr 24, 2014, 09:45 AM »
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Re: Day/Night Cycle and Weather

« Reply #5 posted: Apr 24, 2014, 10:13 AM »
The weather seems to be random but is mainly dry. However, it rained so much on our server a few days ago that i got a cold  :'(

Re: Day/Night Cycle and Weather

« Reply #6 posted: Apr 25, 2014, 10:45 PM »
Yes indeed. I logged on to my server this morning and it was really overcast, before long it started to rain.
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Re: Day/Night Cycle and Weather

« Reply #7 posted: Aug 02, 2014, 09:26 AM »
How do I make it 24/7 daytime? Seem to be losing players once it goes dark  :(
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Re: Day/Night Cycle and Weather

« Reply #8 posted: Aug 02, 2014, 09:33 AM »
How do I make it 24/7 daytime? Seem to be losing players once it goes dark  :(

The easiest way would be to set A3W_startHour to like 7, and have the server restart every 12 hours maximum. That way, the in-game clock would always be between 7 am and 7 pm.
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Re: Day/Night Cycle and Weather

« Reply #9 posted: Aug 02, 2014, 09:34 AM »
Thanks. So logical :)