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    posted a message on Terran Tactics - Recruitment
    Quote from zeldarules28: Go

    Looks and sounds fun. But I was watching the first video, and it seemed a bit... slow. Like when he had to walk across the entire map (from top to bottom). People don't like that kind of stuff. I'm assuming its slow because its just the beginning but..yeah

    Good luck though :D

    I know it's badly designed. I could use excuses such as "I teach players to explore the map that way" or "this was my first map I made", but it really is just an unfortunate map layout that's all.
    But this is the only time you need to walk such a long way alone, I promise. If you can finish the first map, you can start with the real action.

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    posted a message on Terran Tactics - Recruitment

    I've got some news for you!

    I've made quite some progress in the past two weeks. Two maps are done and a third is on its way. I also worked on the triggers and modfile for the campaign, and if everything goes as planned, you can expect a demo at the end of this month.

    Also, I've made a video walkthrough from the first map. I've embedded it on the first post.

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    posted a message on Is a campaign-like upgrade/research system possible?
    Quote from Nerfpl: Go

    Its easily possible you just need to create own database of possible upgrades. You just need to get motivation and set it up step by step. Something like: On give, store int upgrade31 = 1, etc etc, on load, for each n from 0 to XX, Set Upgrade[n] = Load int Upgrade+n . thats it, all you need is database. You can make it so flexible that in the end to add new upgrades you will just add it to database and increase total amount of them and it will store/restore them automaticly.

    Dude, you just saved me a lot of work! I just save the level of each upgrade in an integer and save that, and when I load it I just check throught all upgrades and the system will do the rest. I wanted to do the same, expect that I would use integers for each upgrade as an activator. The trigger would check if the integer is 0,1,2 or 3 and would set the upgrades accordingly. But the method you're implying is much more better.

    Thanks for your help everyone, the system is coming along nicely. If anything goes well, I'll finish the system this month.

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    posted a message on Is a campaign-like upgrade/research system possible?

    I hate upgrades... After following and setting up a new map, I tried to make an upgrade system. However, I just can't seem to get it to work!

    I can save the status of specific upgrades, but I can't load specific upgrades and instead only the score value. Like Nerfpl said, upgrades can be saved via "Type: Game Link - Link Type: Upgrade". However, this setup isn't available when loading it, and the closest I get is "Type: Game Link - Link Type: Score Value". The inability to change the link type makes this unnecessarily difficult.

    Look at the attached pictures for details.

    Any ideas?

    Edit: nvm, I found a workaround for this.

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    posted a message on Is a campaign-like upgrade/research system possible?
    Quote from Terhonator: Go

    I am intrested about this subject. I haven't even linked my campaign maps together yet. How to do that?

    TheAzureguy if you make any progress please post files / tutorials about this thing.

    Of course I will. I'll use the system for the campaign I'm currently working on, and unlike other modders I'll not encrypt my bank files (I use another anti-cheat system instead). Once I've finished the demo, I'll publish it and then everyone can check out the system for themselves.

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    posted a message on Is a campaign-like upgrade/research system possible?

    Sorry for the late question, but I'm currently finishing the system I described above, and there is only one problem left to solve before I can complete it.

    What is the exact Action to save the upgrade data from a player? Also, which variable type must I use? I've been looking for it all night and I can't seem to find the solution.

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    posted a message on Terran Tactics - Recruitment

    Greetings everyone, and welcome to the Terran Tactics Recruitment Thread.

    What is Terran Tactics?

    Terran Tactics is a campaign which focuses on the strategical possibilities the StarCraft II engine has to offer. Did you like the upgrade and research feature of the campaign, as well as the choice which missions to do in which order? This is what we'll do here as well, expect that there are even more choices and even more flexibility. Imagine a Kessen game, but in a StarCraft II way.

    Aside from the occasional single-man missions (Breakout, Piercing the Shroud, Belly of the Beast ect), the campaign is all about conquering planets and defeating your enenies. Unlike in StarCraft II, you'll not be able to train any units on the battlefield. They're being trained and organized into groups prior to each battle. You can then assign your groups to different landing zones on the battlefield and fight the battle the way you want it.

    What's more, you can upgrade your troops between each battle, and any units that are still alive at the end of the battle will be refunded (i.e. recycled). And of course, there will be a New Game+ mode which allows you to start the campaign once again but with all of your upgrades and minerals intact.

    (All of the features above has been tested and work properly. See here for a little background on the system.)

    As a little appeizer, here is a walkthrough of the first map of the campaign (including subtitle commentary by me!)

    Here is a second video, showcasing various features from the campaign. The troop selection and mission selection as well as new game + and overall gameplay mechanics are shown here.

    Team so far

    • TheAzureguy

    Honorable Former Teammembers:

    • Victiln
    • o3210
    • DuckyTheDuck

    Current status of the project

    Since I won't create an official thread or team page before anytime soon, I'll post the development news here in this recruitment thread.

    • April 26th, 2012: Entering "When it's done" mode.
    • January 28th, 2012: The Skyrim/christmas holidays are over, work resumes once again.
    • November 8th, 2011: The annual "We're still alive and are still working on this project. Unless stated otherwise, this project is still active." message. (See this post for details)
    • September 14th, 2011: Added second video
    • August 9th, 2011: Second map is currently being finished by Victiln. Meanwhile, the modfile, banks and triggers are almost finished as well.
    • August 2nd, 2011: First map of the 3 maps for the demo is finished. The modfile for the campaign, along with the triggers and custom units, is currently in its completion process as well.

    What is the current progress of the campaign?

    The project is currently on hold until the add-on "Heart of the Swarm" is released. Until that happens, work on the story and overall concept will be done, so that once the add-on is out, the project can be kicked back into action.

    How can I contact you?

    Send me a PM and tell me what you've done so far / what you can do. After that I'll do a little test, and if you pass, we'll start to work for real.

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    posted a message on "Black Terrain" Minimap In Game

    I've had the exact same problem as well, and Hobrow's solution worked perectly! Thanks a lot for that!

    In case someone still has trouble with this problem, here's a more in-depth explanation: Basically, you need to replace the textures if you want to use textures from other texture sets or want to use custom textures. Select the two textures you want to swap with each other and hit the replace button. A texture set created this way will not result in a black minimap. I duplicated a texture set and removed and added textures, which is what caused the bug I think. The editor doesn't like duplicates or copies of anything, so your best bet is to edit existing stuff to prevent any complications.

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    posted a message on Is a campaign-like upgrade/research system possible?
    Quote from zeldarules28: Go

    @TheAzureguy: Go

    Welcome to sc2mapster! :D Feel free to send me a PM if you need anything!

    I would say yes, it's "possible". But not exactly in the way blizzard did it. You could save all of that information into a bank file. For example, you would have your "home base" map file, which would work like the hyperion. You can look around and buy things. When you go to launch the next mission, the game would check your bank files to see which missions are available, and then display those. All of the information could be saved via banks. Of course, this means that players could hack the banks and give themselves all the items in the very beginning.

    Thank you, I am indeed new here. That's why I checked theTrigger Libraries and Data Assets archives in case someone has done what I'm looking for already, but doesn't seem so. I also admit that I don't work with the editor for too long (only got the game 2 months ago) but if it's technically possible, I'll look into it and try to make it work.

    Quote from zeldarules28: Go

    Of course, this means that players could hack the banks and give themselves all the items in the very beginning.

    Actually that would be great if you could do so in the SoL campaign - just to have everything from the start. Having obtained all but one single-player achievement, this would be a perfect last playthrough.

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    posted a message on Is a campaign-like upgrade/research system possible?

    I've heard that it's currently not possible to make a "true" campaign. The best that is possible right now is to define which map is loaded next, but the first map must still be opened manually (map file dragged over the starcraft II shortcut). Even the well-done StarCraft 1 mod can only contain the unit types so they don't need to be loaded into each map.

    Anyway, now to my question: Is it possible to recreate the upgrade system from the Sons of Liberty campaign? You know, the unit enhancements and zerg/protoss research stuff. I could find the map containing the triggers (TStory01.SC2MAP), but no mod file combining all of the stuff to the next map.

    I don't mind creating something functioning myself through some trial & errr, but before I waste a week or two on this: Is it actually possible or not?

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