Scripts:Thunder and Lightning
Just a quick little script I thought I'd share. This will create a flash of lightning at random intervals, and optionally, play a random thunder sound as well.
plotscript, mapthunder, begin variable (thundersfx) if (read timer (0) == 0)then, begin set timer (0, random (1,8), 18) #happens every 1-8 seconds thundersfx := random (0, 3) #replace these numbers with the range of sounds you want to use play sound (thundersfx,false,true) tweak palette(40,40,40) #change these higher or lower for brighter or dimmer flashes update palette reset palette fade screen in end end
Use this script as the Each-Step script for every map you want thunder/lightning.
If you're only using one sound, delete all references to 'thundersfx' and just play the sound directly. This can easily be modified to call individual bolts of lightning instead of map-wide.