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GrimJim
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 8:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Which is the correct answer, 1(15x1.2)=18 or 5(15x1.2)=90?

THanks for the other answers...
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Section8
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 1:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

BurstShots((DamagexDamageMultiplier - DamageThreshold)x(1 - DamageResistance))
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Ed the Monkey
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 1:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

can you tell us the meanings of the attributes applied to the tiles (as in Red!Viewer)?
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Section8
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2002 7:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Type:

Wall
Floor
Object
Stair
Roof

All fairly self explanatory, and it's best to get them right, as I'm pretty sure the pathfinding code checks this

Material:

Stone
Gravel
Metal
Wood
Water
Snow

Once again, fairly straight forward. I think these only govern the footstep noise that is played, and the dust clouds the vehicles kick up. There might be some code in the scurry bots' AI that doesn't allow them to burrow through stone, but I'm not quite sure.

Boolean Flags:

Ethereal - Tile is drawn, but has no collisions. Used for things like grass tufts, plants and anything you don't want blocking shots/players/vehicles/etc.

Cover - Provides a -40% (IIRC) penalty to shots taken at a character deemed to be utilising the cover. I think the entity has to be within 1 floor tile of the cover, but I'm not quite sure.

Window - Allows line of sight and attacks through a wall. It may also provide cover bonuses/penalties. I think that the tile bounding box is halved, so that the bottom half still behaves as a wall.

Trellis - Like window, but intended for grills, railings, fences, etc. Collides with entities, allows line of sight and attacks. May provide some cover

No Alpha - For .ZARs with transparencies, this disables transparency.

Climbable - Applied to ladders and stairs. Self explanatory

Invisible - Tile is not rendered. Ethereal may still need to be tagged to prevent collisions

No Shadow - Tile doesn't generate a shadow. Usually applied to tiles in the level editor to tidy up "dirty" shadows, generally on sloped tiles.

Additionally, there are "Exit" and "No Popping" flags that can only be applied in the level editor.
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Max-Violence
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2002 5:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey Section8, could you find out why it happens and/or a possible workaround for the "user-made speech file bug"?

Here's the thing: People who have FOT installed on a drive other than C: can't get the speech file for a user-made mission to work without having to assign it themselves. Most people don't know how to and/or don't post asking how (see the "Please, Rebellion Help" thread in this forum for some extra info), so those people probably thing they're doing something wrong when they install the mission when they're not.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2002 11:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Btw, Section8, what about that Reaver graphic? Could you come up with something? I don't remember resolving this one. Was there a fixed sprite after all?
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Red
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2002 11:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What's wrong with it? Can Red!Viewer handle it?
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Jimmyjay86
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2002 11:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hmm, not sure if anyone else could get a fully functional Pipboy, but the one I had was never able to crouch or go prone although the sprite has the animations.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2002 11:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

To Red:

We talked we Section8 about it a long time ago. I think this was about when a Reaver uses a rocket Launcher it doesn't display it properly. One of the reasons we started this thread.

To JJ86:

I think this has to do with the VD's that equally have the animations but lack the ability to change stance. Weird ha!
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Jimmyjay86
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2002 11:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

VD's??? Venereal Diseases?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2002 12:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

8) 8O

Vtard Vlad the Dragon icon_mrhappy
Actually, no it stands for the Vault Dweller. I think for some strange reason and since the uniforms are matching, they grouped them and forgot to link the animations in both...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2002 12:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

For the PipBoy, the reason he can't crouch/prone is because he has no crouch/prone animations (as can be seen in Red!Viewer).

I never saw the reaver, so I don't know...


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Jimmyjay86
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2002 12:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, Pipboy has all of the animations. I just checked in Redviewer and he works - just not in the game.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 12:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Check also the Vault 0 Citizen. Although as I recall you know that. I guess you probably want Section8 confirmation.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 1:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I think it may be as simple as an incorrect entity type which doesn't recognize the correct locations of the animations.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 8:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's probably something to do with the race. Pipboy would be a Unique Humanoid (If someone wanted to test and see if this is indeed the case, you could change the race of an existing, working sprite with full anims to Unique Humanoid and see if that limits crouch/prone) and the Vault Citizen I don't seem to remember having a full animation set. If it does, it was never intended to use them all, but it does mean that you could possibly use it in place of the normal base character sprite. (ie rename VaultMale.spr to TribalMale.spr - I don't think reassigning the sprite in the entity editor would help as I believe it is all hard-coded according to race)

As for the Huge Reaver, it slipped my mind. If I don't post anything about it in the next couple of days, PM me.

And the speech file issue sounds a little strange. All of our stuff was done across various different drive mappings, and never had any problems. Not to say that the release doesn't have the problem, but it doesn't sound easy to trace or fix without code revision.
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Max-Violence
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 12:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Section8 wrote:
but it doesn't sound easy to trace or fix without code revision.


In other words, a patch would be needed... and we all know how likely it is for that to happen...
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Lynxer
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 6:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Ok, my knowlegde is expanding. I know am capable of designing a partly functional map, tiles are no longer the critical point.

My question in short is: What does it take, after having opened a brand newmap, to be able to add fully functional entities.

Right now i dont seem to be able to add any as they fail to display on the map after left-clicking.

Ok, its clear my brain needs sleep.
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Jimmyjay86
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 7:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Assuming you already have the entities and sprites unzipped, the next thing is to make sure that you have some floor tiles down. If you place them at level 0 then go up to level 1 and place your entity. It should be visible. The entity must always be placed on a tile and won't appear if it isn't.

Try opening up one of the mission maps to see if everything shows up alright there.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 4:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

One for Section8:

It's been a long time that I was tinkering with ImpactFx, explosions, beams and such(with very good results). In several occasions, I select a color but when I import it to the file, it seeme "impure"(e.g. I have plain green but I see green with a black outline) Why does this happen? Any way to avoid it?
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