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Old 25th October 2011, 10:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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is there one that just renders the surface, Tectronics includes data about whats under the ground etc, (you can see this on the edges) all we need it hte surface
In the old file format you could do that - though you still had to fully read every file, as they are g-zipped. It did, though, have a highest non-transparent block entry.

I believe the format has changed, though I have not looked into it to see how. If it is still zipped then you have to inflate every frigging file and, to be honest, this will never be really fast.
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Old 25th October 2011, 07:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Personally, I don;t see why we bother (given resources required) - will only add to the sense of permanence on a temp world?

Agree the problem needs solving though as when the perm world does arrive, this issue will be there waiting for us.
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