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    posted a message on A number of questions about Trigger related issues

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

    1. Good to know. I will be taking another crack at this once I get another list of issues out of the way. One way or another, I want to understand how this is done and do it right.
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    2. How would I set the integers for buttons?
    I know how to create variables and set them as well as the difference between local and global variables. What I do wonder though is how I would indicate each specific button to set the integer to. I am assuming that I would need to get this information in the UI editor? If this is the case, what might be the place to find the proper ids of the buttons?
    3. How to change the names and actions of the buttons in the game menu?
    There has been people who've made drastic UI and menu changes like these, but I am not necessarily looking to make things this drastically different. I mainly want to know how to change those menu buttons that say save game, load, quit game, options etc except for multiplayer. I am assuming that to add new ones I'd probably need to do things in the UI editor.
    4. How to detect when a player says a phrase or single word then do an action?
    I want to add certain types of menus and features that can be opened by typing words into the chat bar. I've seen some mods detect what people say then do certain actions based on it. Would you happen to know how this is done?
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    posted a message on Is it possible to allow players to change hotkeys through triggers?

    I've been trying to see if it is possible to create a custom hotkey profile for use in custom melee mods because some people have said they would love it if this could be done. So for I've only seen one possible relevant command in the trigger editor called"Set Dialog item hotkey". Maybe this might require some knowledge of the UI editor to do?

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    posted a message on A number of questions about complicated issues that I need some help with. [Project Critical/FinalTouches]

     

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

    I am taking the creation of this unit very slowly so I can learn persistents and everything involved at a healthy pace. Soon I will recap on this. For now, here is a new set of questions:
    1. How to make ability that involves pulling another unit towards the casting unit and visa versa?
    Similar to the Abduct ability on vipers, I want to make an ability that involves pulling a unit towards the casting unit. I also want to understand how to set things up so when a missile is launched at an enemy, it will push the enemy back. I think I asked you about this a while ago, but I believe I can better understand it now with my slightly improved understanding of persistents. So far what I've tried is simply using an apply force on a unit and it barely even made the unit budge and the viper's abduct ability setup being so complex, I am having some trouble understanding it. 
    2. How to automatically change the selected unit to another when something happens?
    I am trying to make an ability similar to the adept's spirit ability. So far things are mostly working fine except that the newly spawn unit is not getting automatically selected when created. I spent a little while trying to figure out how this could be done and I am still unsure. Do you know how to do this?
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    posted a message on Noir : Automata - Custom Campaign Feedback

    It is so nice to see projects like these. I can tell you are very passionate about this and that makes it even better!

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    posted a message on How to enable unit select UI?

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

     Np. I will figure it out eventually.
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    posted a message on A number of questions about complicated issues that I need some help with. [Project Critical/FinalTouches]

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

    Okay. So far the only part I am not quite clear on is the part about the create persistent and how to validate the unit. I still somewhat inexperienced with persistents. Could you explain in a bit more detail how I'd set a persistent like this up? I may already get this. By "targeting the point of a Create Persistent effect" I am assuming you mean a specific offset set in the persistent. What sort of validator would I use to check in the unit is moving in front?
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    posted a message on A number of questions about Trigger related issues

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

     I am still studying this carefully as well as looking over tutorials. I hope to understand this eventually. In regards to 2. This is working now. Turns out I just didn't notice the layouts getting created. For the meantime I have a few other trigger related questions. I'll start with the one that has to do with the our previous discussion.
    1. What is the purpose of the modified buttons and are those buttons moved in the same way as the modified buttons?
    Since I am not that knowledgable about this part, I wondered what the purpose of adding modified ui buttons is or if these are definitely needed?
    2. Allowing players to change hotkeys in change and save a hotkeyprofile.
    I wanted to set things up so that players could set up their own hotkey profile and save it so that it could be used over multiple games. Now I am not sure if this is possible or not. Since you have more experience than I do I thought I'd ask you. I was noticing these trigger actions:
     
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    posted a message on A number of questions about complicated issues that I need some help with. [Project Critical/FinalTouches]

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

    Alright. That seems to be working. I'll move onto todays questions now.
    1. [Revisting] Caterpillar question. How to make a unit follow another unit?
    You said this in post #211.
    "Use the thorner01 WOL campaign map Spawn Trains and Train Movement triggers for inspiration. For a data solution I would suggest a series of Create Unit effects that apply buffs to the created unit periodically ordering them to move to the source unit (their creator). Apply Force effects can be used to ensure that no unit strays too far. Actor wise use SOp(Forward Vector) SOps that use the scope of the source effect to find the actor to face." 

    Now I was also noticing that you suggested using an SOP forward vector. There is a number of things I am unclear about in this regards.

    -Do I need to specify an actor under host>subject?

    -I did notice a field for effects here. Would I input the periodic effect under the host forward>actor find effect?

    -Do I need to use any sort of issue order ability with something like a move ability? If so, how would I specify them to move to such and such unit.

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    posted a message on How to enable unit select UI?

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

     Been a little while, but now I can answer this. Here is what it looks like:
    So far this is what it looks like. I've messed around with a few of these are so far no luck getting it enabled. Ik if I managed to reset the editor to default settings this would fix the issue, but I don't think if its possible to do this within the editor.
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    posted a message on How to enable unit select UI?

    In reply to TheAzureguy:

    This happens in maps as well. I just accidentally took the picture while I was using a mod file. The way this problem started to begin with is that I accidentally mashed a group of keys and suddenly it disappeared. I don't know what I pressed to make it disappear.
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    posted a message on A number of questions about complicated issues that I need some help with. [Project Critical/FinalTouches]

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

    Finally I can catch a break and get back to editing a bit more now.
    1. Solved
    2. Solved
    3. I have two questions about this part. When you say defender are you talking about the unit that would take damage from the explosion? How do I specify if fatal. Is this a flag or some sort of effect or something else?
    4. I think I may understand this part. Going to give this a try. 
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    posted a message on How to enable unit select UI?

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

    Going to give this a try soon. Been so much busy with irl stuff lately. 
    Posted in: Terrain
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    posted a message on A number of questions about complicated issues that I need some help with. [Project Critical/FinalTouches]

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

     
    1. I've fixed all the aliases. I will do some more experimentation and see if something starts working. This is one of those situations where by all logic it should be working.
    3. Darn. Maybe I can get that done using the editor I have on parallels.
    4. What exactly does suppress drop off do out of curiosity?
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    Todays questions
    1. Multiple Switch Behaviors
    I wanted to know if there was a way to have multiple units use a behavior type ability at once simply put. I have a behavior type ability on marines that switches on and off. When I tried having it switch on for each at once, it only works for one and the others aren't affected.
     2. Changing Charges and build time Via behavior
    Lets say I want to add 2+ charged to a warp gate when a behavior is added, how would I do this?
    3. Help with understanding how to create this new mule.
    So I had an idea for a new type of mule for another Terran faction. This unit when summoned automatically explodes after a few seconds. For each enemy it kills, then it returns a certain amount of resources to the player. How would I give the player a bonus group of resources when enemy units are killed.
    4. Temporarily boosting an enemies' health or damage when it kills a unit.
    So currently what I've tried doing is using a search effect with with validators, but the problem with this is the it seems to be targeting any of the same type of unit nearby when getting killed. I wanted to know what would be the best method about accomplishing such a task since you have more experience then I do.
     
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    posted a message on Jayborino's YouTube Feedback/Schedule Thread

    In reply to JayborinoPlays:

     Hello Jayborino. Would you ever consider doing some videos of melee mods per chance? There is a really good one I've been working on for a while. It is almost ready for full release.
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    posted a message on A number of questions about complicated issues that I need some help with. [Project Critical/FinalTouches]

    In reply to DrSuperEvil:

    Thank you. It worked perfectly! Also to answer the other two from before.
    1.1 Yes. I started fixing these and it was solving the issue.
    1.2 I set the subgroup priority of the worker to 100 after reading this and checked that the nexus had a priority of 2. For whatever reason, nothing changed after this. Maybe I am doing something wrong. The work flag is enabled.
    Here is a look at what I was changing:
    Nexus
    Probe
    I have just a few other questions for today. Most of these are is this possible sort of questions. As follows:
    3. Is it possible to change these flags via behaviors?
    Self explanatory.
    4. Is it possible to change collisions using behaviors?
    3 and 4 are ones I've been trying to figure out how to do for a while. I am not quite sure if its possible at this point.
    Posted in: Data
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