Posted by on 2021-12-14
  • Donut Mod
  • Pure3D Editor
  • Mod Launcher
Introduction

Hey everyone, this is Loren from Donut Team and welcome to another Tuesday Topics blog post!

This week, I want to talk a bit about our modding efforts as I haven't really touched on that too much since starting this blog.

Donut Mod

We're currently working on a small update for Donut Mod set to release sometime before the eventual Level 3.

Here's a brief summary of some of the things this update will include:

  • New NPCs and NPC outfits that can appear during Taxi Mission routes.
  • The Miniature UFO for SHAR MP.
  • A brand new model for the Li'l Lightnin'.

We are also discussing checkpoints for missions but this may not make it into the next update.

Lucas' Pure3D Editor

We have some cool stuff in the pipeline for the Pure3D Editor.

External Tools

The first thing I'd like to touch on is External Tools.

This feature is new way for external tools, scripts and programs to recieve P3D data from the Pure3D editor and, optionally, make changes to it.

In the event changes are made, the external tool will save the data and the Pure3D Editor will insert it back into the file.

Here's a demonstration of this in action:

Undo/Redo

We've accidentally leaked this feature in the Discord before (woops!) but we're also working on the ability to undo and redo in the Pure3D Editor.

This feature is complicated and we want to make sure it works correctly so we're not sure when it will be out but it is in the pipeline.

Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher

We also have some cool stuff coming up for the Mod Launcher.

Dynamic Cube Map Reflections

We're working on a Dynamic Cube Map Reflections hack that makes vehicle reflections dynamic. It's pretty sweet.

Here is a brief demonstration:

It's not perfect yet(?) but we still think it's pretty rad as is and wanted to demonstrate it.

Free Camera

We're also working on a proper free camera hack.

Here is a brief demonstration with the "Move Player with Camera" setting enabled:

Maz's Birthday

One last thing before we go:

Yesterday was @maz's birthday and I just wanted to mention it here. Happy Birthday Maz!

Conclusion

Thanks for reading another one of our Tuesday Topics posts! See you again next week.

- Loren from Donut Team

P.S.: Borb was not around to give me a song this week so it is I who shall do the recommending! I've been listening to a lot of EDM recently so check this song out, it's pretty fire.