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recently i want to create some new worldfiles with World Machine. The setup is not very complicated but it uses the standard erosion device.
When i want to build the world, the building progress hangs at the erosion device. After some time the progress information for the erosion device shows the following number -2147483648% and i have to cancel the world building progress.

Has anyone even ever had this problem?
Hello everybody,
as I worked with Excel recently I've noticed that sometimes as I clicked with the mouse cursor in some cells a yellow popup with some information text is displayed.

Maybe this would be a cool feature in World Machine also.
I think about the possibility to give a comment on devices. If the user clicks on the device a popup with that comment will be displayed.

So if you share World Machine files you can give the users some hints.

What do you think about this?
Bug Reports and Help / Problem with own color maps
October 16, 2006, 09:06:48 am
I've found a German tutorial at http://www.terrain-masters.de which describes how it is possible to work with own color maps.
I've followed the steps of this tutorial (open the file colors.tga with your grafic application, resize this file, apply the name of the new color map to the file colors.txt).
Now I have a problem:
When I start World Machine a message box shows the following error message: invalid filetype
After I click on ok another error message appears: Could not load color table (file: color.tga)
After I click on ok World Machine crashes.

I have used Paint Shop Pro 8 to edit the file colors.tga.
Do I have to set some more options when I save the file?

The color.tga file has a width of 256 pixel and a height of 11 pixel (I have added one new line).
It was saved as 24bpp with 16 Million colors.

Please help.
at my homepage I want to offer some of my tmd-files for download. As long as these tmd-files does not contain any macro devices this should be no problem. But what is if the tmd-file contains macros (sometime third party macros)?
Do I've to ask the creator of the macro if I can put his macro into the download file?

General Discussion / Fraktals
July 31, 2006, 07:53:16 am

do you think it could be possible to make something like a 'Fraktal Perlin' device?
Bug Reports and Help / Scrollbars within mainview
April 07, 2006, 08:45:13 am

one simple question.
I am missing the scrollbars (horizontal and vertical) for the mainview.
Is there a setting to enable them or am I missing something?
General Discussion / Possible to include Text?
March 29, 2006, 05:15:21 am
I want to ask if it is possible to build a terrain which includes some Text.
For example to have the famous Hollywood-Text as part of the terrain.

I hope you can follow me.

Maybe we could have a new wm device, which allows us, to type some text (like the text-tool within 2d painting tools). This text becomes part of the terrain.
Macros and Plugins / Idea: Macro to create pyramid
March 18, 2005, 06:18:23 am

yesterday I've worked with the TerraFormer2. This tool allows me to create some nice pyramids within a landscape.
Now, I've asked me if this would be possible to do with WorldMachine too.

What do you think?
Macros and Plugins / Question about Dune Maker macro
February 07, 2005, 03:13:25 am
This weekend I've experimented with the Dune Maker macro from manleystanley.

I've downloaded the macro from http://www.terranuts.com

Now my question:
World Machine needs a very long time (approx. 9 Minutes) to build a 2049x2049 world.
When I hit the yellow preview button, World Machine crashes. Only the green build world button works, but as mentioned above it tooks a very long time.

Is this normal?
Macros and Plugins / Sharing World Machine Files (*.tmd)
February 03, 2005, 05:29:04 am
Hello Everybody.

I've ask this question some days ago withing the 'General discuss'-Forum.
Remnant answers, that it would be possible to share world machine files.

Therefore we should use this 'Macro Sharing'-Forum.

Before I start sharing World Machine Files it would be nice to hear what you think about it.

Bug Reports and Help / Erosion (Registrated Version)
January 26, 2005, 06:42:44 am
Hello Everybody.

This is my first post here but it won't be my last. I've just bought WorldMachine, installed it and started the programm.
Wow. What the hell happened to the Perlin Noise. There is really a difference between the demo version and the registrated version  :D

Now to my question. I've hit the preview button for the standard project which contains perlin noise and the file output.
Everything works fine. The landscape was build very quickly.

Then, I've added erosion, so that the project contains perlin noise, erosion and the file output. I hit the preview button again but this time the landscape was build very slow.
It seems that the erosion was processed 4 times.

Is this correct?
I've connected the primary output of erosion to the primary input of file output.
So I would expect that the erosion was processed one time, because I haven't connect other things to the other output connections of the erosion.

I hope my english is not so bad.