RimWorld has a 3D mod now, come see it in motion
RimWorld is a Dwarf Fortress-inspired administration recreation, so it is no shock that its modding neighborhood can be following within the footsteps of their dwarven forebears.
For instance, this week noticed the discharge of Yayo’s Rim 3D through the Steam Workshop. It is a mod that permits you to press a button to view your RimWorld camp in 3D. Come watch a video of it beneath.
Here is a video from Yayo, the mod’s creator:
To be clear, it is not like each merchandise in RimWorld has been all of a sudden changed by a 3D mannequin. As a substitute, the mod appears extra like an early ’90s first-person shooter, with a 3D world the place the objects inside it are angled 2D sprites. 2.5D, we used to name this.
It is nonetheless spectacular. As soon as put in, you’ll be able to press “hotkey 0” in-game to change between 3D mode and regular mode. You need to transfer the digital camera with WASD moderately than the mouse as soon as in 3D mode, however it works as a brand new method to tour and admire the world you are constructing. The video above exhibits it operating easily and looking out nice throughout intense fight, too, with lasers pinging all over the place.
Though there is no freelook, there’s an choices menu that permits you to fiddle with the digital camera settings to vary the FOV, tilt, draw distance and extra. The Steam Workshop web page linked above suggests there are extra options deliberate, together with a “pawn first particular person view”, free cam, visible enhancements and a sky texture. I already get Dungeon Keeper vibes from the way it appears now, however the capability to see by way of pawn’s eyes would seal the deal.
If or when these enhancements will arrive is anybody’s guess, given the mod web page additionally says that Yayo goes to work on their very own recreation as an alternative for the subsequent 5 months, however there’s already greater than sufficient to play with. Have at it.