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    3D Beams 2.0

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    Alright, Citizens, this has been a long-awaited update!

    With the (kind of) recent changes to beam graphics to use the fancy screenspace bloom effect, and fixes to how beams are drawn, I decided to revisit this old mod of mine.

    Here's a short list of changes from default beams:
    • Beams have much more colour saturation.
    • The 2d flat billboard plane that beams normally are drawn with has been replaced with a multilayered 3D model.
      • This also applies to the handheld beam, which now scales correctly to be an expected size.
    • Beams can scale larger than a single block diameter for output, but I will need to finetune this - please provide feedback on array sizes and the diameter you'd like to see on the beams at that size.
    • each beam color (except purple/black) have their own unique color.


    (NOTE: Framebuffer must be enabled to see the full beam effect!)
    1. Download and open the ZIP file
    2. Enter the "3D_BEAMS" folder
    3. Merge the provided 'data' folder in the 3D_BEAMS folder with the 'data' folder in your Starmade installation
    4. Start the game!
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    Yeah !!!
    An absolute must-have if you care about aesthetics (the current default beams, while a step up from the old ones, pale in comparison to these)
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    This mod makes beams actually feel powerful and dangerous, and is absolutely beautiful. 10/5 stars.
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