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    posted a message on Seeking Actor Term Types Compare upgrade count

    Is there a term type where I can compare the current players upgrade count in an Actor Event?

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    posted a message on (SOLVED) Set a Standard distance effect-target regardless of distance

    THANK YOU!

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    posted a message on (SOLVED) Set a Standard distance effect-target regardless of distance

    Would that be Location Offset - End Value?

     

    Sorry tried this out without success. It's actually related to my other question with the issue order, which works now. Essentially I have a create persistent which creates a target unit at a location. I need it to always create the target unit at the maximum distance of the ability range regardless of where the player clicks. I did try source as you suggested but that doesn't seem to work.

     

     

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    Okay I finally figured out what you are talking about. Do you have a link to a recommended tutorial for working with offsets? I have no idea how to set those offset values and Im highly interested in learning more as it could help me with a bunch of other issues.

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    posted a message on (SOLVED) Create unit and then issue order to attack created unit

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

     But the problem is the SET effect is set to a point. How is that going to work when you need the order to target a unit.
    I stand corrected! As I can see Caster History at work. Glad I'm finally starting to get the hang of this. Thanks again Dr Super Evil
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    posted a message on (SOLVED) Create unit and then issue order to attack created unit

    I can't seem to find a way to reference the created unit even if I put a SET effect after the Effect Target Ability and before the Create persistent Effect, because the SET Effect target location type is Point / or unit. It has to be point because you need to use it on an empty space to create the unit at the location. Here is the order of things.

     

    1. Effect Target

    2. SET effect

    3. Create persistent 

       A.) Effect 1: Create unit at target point

       B.) Effect 2: Issue order: unit value: Caster, target ref: Set effect

     

    and thats the problem, the SET effect doesn't have an actual target to reference because it wasn't created yet!

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    posted a message on (SOLVED) Set a Standard distance effect-target regardless of distance

    What im looking to do is the following:

     

    Effect Target ability with a designated range (lets say 8 as a standard)

     

    When you order the unit to use the ability, it launches a projectile (or does its thing, lets say a beam) in a straight line up to the maximum designated distance (range 8)

     

    It should not matter where you click, it should always fire at the same distance.

     

    How would you go about doing this? 

     

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    posted a message on Beam hitting same target multiple times

    I have a behavior with a periodic search effect which drains a targets energy. I have a nice beam actor coming out using a create persistent and persistent until destroy flag. I use a range validator to destroy the persistent when the target moves outside of range. My actors are simple start persistent create and stop persistent and destroy. I have my search area set to a maximum of 3 targets.

     

    My periodic effect occurs every second. Problem is the beam hits the same target 3 times instead of only once. I tried putting the no markers validator on the search and create persistent effects but that didn't work. 

     

    I'm thinking I need to setup some terms in the actor but I'm not sure which ones.

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    posted a message on Need help with different units sharing the same actor model

    I have 3 different zergling units all with 3 different actors. Most of them I just duplicated and setup their own models and actor events etc. but for some reason they all keep sharing the same model even though I've set all 3 of them up with different models on their actors! I've been looking under the Actor events of the units actor and can't find any place where there is a link. Please Help!

     

    Here are the details.

     

    1.) A zergling that uses the standard ground zergling but is smaller.

    2.) A Zergling that is ground with the standard ground model and size.

    3.) A Zergling type that is air and uses the zergling with wings model.

     

     

    If I change the model for the zergling with wings, it changes the model for all 3 zergling types! 

     

    If I try to duplicate the original default Changeling (Zergling with wings) it doesn't seem to duplicate correctly either as it somehow shares the same properties with the original copy. I've noticed this problem before with other units like the Ultralisk for example. It's almost like you have to go in from scratch to recreate all this stuff.

     

     

    EDIT:

     

    I did end up solving this problem, but I kept the post up here because I wanted to hear peoples opinions regarding Blizzards Default units and some of the strange settings they have going on. Whats with all the linked units / actors? 

     

    In order to get this to work I had to recreate the zergling and actor from scratch.

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    posted a message on (SOLVED) Sticky Bomb help needed

    This works when you set the unit - effect field on the remove behavior to the original set of the first ability, but I want my detonate ability to detonate ALL bombs. Unfortunately it only detonates 1 at a time it seems.

     

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    Scratch that! Just forgot to make the caster buff stack! Now it works perfectly! Thank you Dr. Super Evil!

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    posted a message on (SOLVED) Sticky Bomb help needed

    Let me see if I get this logic straight.

     

     

    Ability A.) Effect Target Ability -
    1. Launch Missile
    2. SET
    3. Apply Target Buff
    4. Target Buff Initial Effect (Apply Caster Buff)
    5. Caster Buff Final Effect - (Remove target buffs)
    
    Ability B) Effect Instant Ability-
    1. Remove Caster Buff
    Ability A.) Effect Target Ability -
    1. Launch Missile
    2. SET
    3. Apply Target Buff
    4. Target Buff Initial Effect (Apply Caster Buff)
    5. Caster Buff Final Effect - (Remove target buffs)
    
    Ability B) Effect Instant Ability-
    1. Remove Caster Buff

     

     

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    posted a message on (SOLVED) Sticky Bomb help needed

    I made a sticky bomb ability using an apply behavior buff. It works by launching a missile at the enemy or friendly target, once the missile hits I use an apply behavior effect to apply a behavior (as the sticky bomb). The behavior has a duration and a fatal damage response handled to remove the behavior. Upon removal the final effect is to explode. So and the Caster can detonate all sticky bombs with a 2nd ability that executes a search area to remove all the behaviors. Long story short 1 of 3 scenarios can happen.

     

    1.) Sticky Bomb duration behavior ends and the final effect detonates the bomb.

    2.) Caster uses secondary ability to detonate all bombs (Running a search area to remove behaviors of the type "Sticky Bomb" and therefore the final effect executes.

    3.) The target unit dies, executing the fatal combat damage response and thereby sticky bomb goes off.

     

    It works just fine except for one issue. Each team can pick 1 hero of this type. 

     

    So if both teams pick the hero with the sticky bomb ability, they can actually go around detonating each others bombs because of Scenario # 2. Since it uses a remove behavior of type effect.

     

    I've been thinking on this one and not really sure how to solve it since you can't really mark a behavior as originating from a particular player. Also Since I have the ability set so you can use on both friend and enemy (reasons being, it doesn't damage allies but damages enemies only so you can use it to make living moving bombs) that makes it harder to do because otherwise you could simply run the search area to find only enemy targets, but if you want it to find both enemy and ally targets with the bomb, thats why you can detonate other players bombs.

     

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    posted a message on Destroying Triggers worth it?

    Is destroying triggers really worth it? I mean lets say you have a few that run 1x and you don't need them again. Does destroying them actually free up memory and improve performance? If it does I barely notice it. Why destroy triggers at all when you can just turn them off?

     

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    While were on the topic, I've also been thinking a lot about dialogs and also destroying unused dialogs and items. In general, if something isn't being used why keep in running in the background. I almost wonder if all these little things add up. 

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    posted a message on Deal % of damage based on SUM of Shields and Health

    The problem is it still kills the unit.

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    posted a message on Tooltip Reference Issue

    So I just noticed something funny that I've never noticed before. Was wondering if anyone understood how to address this issue.

     

    For my map, I use the tooltips to update all the information for my upgrades leveling up etc. If a weapon or ability is upgraded, I reference the behavior, effect, weapon whatever in on players hero button tooltip. It works nicely as it constantly shows the % or damage amounts as the player upgrades his hero.

     

    However, I just now noticed if I use an aura effect that is upgradable and is supposed to affect ALLIED UNITS ONLY and I put the tooltip on the behavior for the target buff, the reference doesn't update with the recent changes like it does on the button of the player and also on the caster buff of the player. Both tooltips will update for the players button and his own caster buff (for the Aura) but not on the target buff. It basically remains at the starting stats of the effect with no update.

     

    This provides false information to players as they might look at buffs to see stats of the buff forcing me to provide less information, I.E. (This buff is giving this unit bonus damage and armor) but I can't say how much now because it would be inaccurate.

     

    My stat changes for the player occur primarily through upgrades. Just FYI. 

     

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    I did a bit more exploring and noticed if you have a negative buff you put on another player the tooltip on that as well does not update according to your upgrades. Looks like tooltip references only update for buffs buttons on the "player".

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    posted a message on (SOLVED)Need hero to grow stronger the more units around it

    There is still so much to learn.... so many unnecessary search effects.

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