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FlowScape

Let Nature Flow from your Brush · By PixelForest

FlowScape Development News Sticky

A topic by PixelForest created Feb 08, 2020 Views: 3,663 Replies: 13
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I live down under in Australia, land of sunshine and beaches. Unfortunately over the last few months we have had wildfires, severe smoke, hail storms, dust storms and now floods, are we getting locusts next? 

Luckily it was the school holidays for most of it and i just kept moving the fam to the least worst places and had a bit of an adventure on the way, so all is good here.

As far as development of FlowScape is concerned, it is still on track (weather permitting) and I have a ton of new stuff in the works that i am looking forward to sharing with you. Next update shouldn't be far away.

Hope all is well for you lot and thanks for playing around with FlowScape and creating fantastic images!

Glad to hear from you, the news in Australia have been devastating! Thanks for letting us know and looking forward to the new versions (maybe with export?)... Take care!

I am an Aussie too, down in Adelaide

Still thoroughly enjoying FS. Glad all is OK with you Pixelforest, hope your home is undamaged. Looking forward to updates, but they are not necessary to keep enjoying FS. The biggest limitation is, as usual, a paucity of my own imagination.

Are you still ok ? It's almost end of May, and I was wondering if perhaps you moved away from Itch to Steam ?

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Hello, I just recently discovered FlowScape and it looks Truly Amazing!! Sadly I have not been able to try it out yet, BUT I'm hoping to remedy that tomorrow! The only current computer I have access too is an Old Junk Chromebook, but I'm getting a refurbished computer from a friend tomorrow(Most likely)! The reason I'm posting here now though is I have 2 major concerns!


First, it doesn't seem like there's been an update to the game in like nearly a year, and that's always worrisome(will it even still be running in another year, will it ever get new assets, and so on) ! I understand the world has been CRAZY for the last few months(even longer in Australia), but from what I've heard, this is a single person development team(I could be wrong), and I'd think being stuck at home because of this pandemic would make for the perfect time to work from home on this project/game/income source...just in order to bring a little more quality of life features(humans/humanoid figures) to it at least!

Being stuck at home is actually what has made me actively go looking for a program like this to use, and not just watching others use them on YouTube! So I'm curious if there will be Anything added to FlowScape anytime soon(like within 3 months, even 6 months), and will it remain operational for the foreseeable future(years)?

From what I've seen it really Only Desperately Needs "humanoids" added to the assets! Even just some generic posed figures(sitting, standing, walking, running), maybe with a few hair, color, outfit options. Now, I believe there is an option to add in assets(again I could be wrong), but "all in one" is always preferred imo! Especially since I can't draw to save my life, and I'm not familiar/technically advanced with any 3D modeling tools! :(

Secondly, I have to ask about the memory requirements! I'm no "tech guy"(maybe someday), but I'm not a complete noob either. So I'm wondering why the Windows 10 version requires 12 GB Ram, and why it's 3 times the requirement Windows 7 has, (4 GB)? Especially when even games like World of Warcraft only require 8 GB, which also happens to be what usually comes with most decent off the shelf computers(well 4 GB to 8 GB).

I only ask because on quite a few of the videos I've watched about FlowScape, which granted are mostly 6+ months or older :(, a lot of people say they have glitching issues and even problems like sudden shutdowns and such! So I'm wondering if that large requirement has anything to do with it(forcing us to save often so we don't lose our work for example), And "IF" 12 GB is Truly required to run it, or can it run on a 8 GB or possibly even a 4 GB Ram(like Widows 7 says)?


I mean No disrespect or anything, I just want to make sure the computer I'm likely getting will run FlowScape, or if I should wait until I move(after this pandemic)...which is when I'm buying a new proper gaming computer! Which does bring up one more question. If I buy FlowScape now will I be able to download it on multiple computers(once I get my gaming computer), or is it locked to just one download on just one device? Thanks!

And Thanks for making it to the end of my long post! :)

Hey, I've been wondering the same thing, I hope the author is doing ok and is well. FYI - yes you can buy it here on itch and you can then download it for Mac AND for Windows. No copy protection methinks.  You can also buy it on Steam, which helps when moving to other computers (although with itch.io that should not be a problem too, just I know Steam better).

I think the memory reqs are because there is a lot of overhead going on in positioning and calculating light and shadows on the fly. 

8gb is fine if you turn down the resolution and dont wanna make too complicated scenes. ive used this on an 8gb ram pc before and am useing it on this one soon so it should work fine in my experiences that is dont take my word AS law i might be wrong

Developer(+2)

All good here, we just opened up our lockdown and kids are back in school, so hopefully it all goes well, as now i have a lot more time on my hands

Good to hear ! Still in a bit of a lockdown in Belgium, but slowly getting there. All the best !

Is this version the same as the one on Steam?

Thanks. 

I hope we are able to get an update soon. I'm incredibly excited about the upcoming features. I realize things are tough right now because of all of the things going on so no rush, just curious.

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Any news on potential updates? Love the program, use it all the time, just curious if this program is still in development.

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I think so - join the Discord server, plenty of updates and discussion there !