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Old 01-23-2019, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default [NOT A BUG] still no rivers

I posted about this a while ago, but still cannot get them to appear at all.
preload is maximum, but I don't think that's the problem, its fine in every other map.
sometimes in the distance I can see the slight inkling of a river, but itl gradually fade away as I get close.
main canals/waterways are fine, but normal rivers and deltas are just never there.
anyone else get this or know how I could resolve it?
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:43 PM   #2
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i think the problem is height maps? if you look at the coast, the waves come through the land when you close to the shore, maybe that's it?
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:49 PM   #3
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this is what I mean
rivers just done go from or out to sea, anywhere on the map, and there's the clipping issue with the water
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:52 AM   #4
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I went to compare Google earth with the map.
As it turns out, the way most of the canals just stop close to the shore in DCS is the way most of them stop IRL.

Re the actual rivers - I don't think it's that the water textures are missing, I think they've been modelled as dry (they look like the dry braided river beds here up close) - which isn't so surprising.
One of the dry rivers that runs to the shore I compared is on the coast of the mainland by Lavan Island.

I know it's desert, but I wondered if the river might still have water in it.
It turns out it only rains there 8 days a year.

I guess they decided that if 90 % of the rivers are dry 90% of the time, it's more accurate to have all of them dry all of the time than to try to model two different kinds of river (wet & dry) or to have them 'wet' all the time.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:24 AM   #5
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mm ok, I guess that sounds right then, I really wondered more again as I do see a mirage of water in them sometimes from a distance, but ill give up on it as I'm sure your right, thanks
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