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Unable To Edit Comments/Display Text Message
Jun 17 2017, 3:13 pm
By: IceRain(Z)  

Jun 17 2017, 3:13 pm IceRain(Z) Post #1

Hello, I'm unable to edit the comments or display text messages in the trigger section of SCMD. If I attempt to edit, the editor doesn't save the map, and then it crashes.

I'm also 100+ hours into this map creation.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Jun 17 2017, 3:29 pm by IceRain(Z).


Jun 17 2017, 3:36 pm Mimose Post #2

100h+ sound like a lot of work. Are you sure you are still in maplimits? (FAQ - MAP LIMITS)


Jun 17 2017, 3:55 pm IceRain(Z) Post #3

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100h+ sound like a lot of work. Are you sure you are still in maplimits? (FAQ - MAP LIMITS)

Maximum Number of Units on a Map: 1700
I'm at 562.

Maximum Number of Sprites on a Map: 500
I'm at 0.

Maximum Number of Locations: 255
I'm at 150.

Max Amount of Triggers: 90-120k
There is no indicator, but I have a lot.

Maximum Number of Strings in a map: 65535 bytes
I believe this is the issue. I have a lot of text/comments in the trigger section to organize my work.

Thanks for the response, Mimose. I have bookmarked that page as it's highly resourcesful. I'm pretty sure it is the Strings. I'll report back.


Jun 17 2017, 6:30 pm IceRain(Z) Post #4

It's the strings. I'm glad it was a simple fix. Though I'm annoyed that it is a problem, because I like to organize my work.


Jun 17 2017, 6:44 pm Mimose Post #5

Y, abbreviations ftw. hf n gl 2 u


Jun 18 2017, 3:11 pm O)FaRTy1billion[MM] Post #6

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If you primarily use text triggers, you can save comment strings by saving all of the triggers in a separate txt file and using // comments

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Jun 18 2017, 5:10 pm Suicidal Insanity Post #7

I see you !

String text limit shouldn't come into play until saving the map though, while editing you can go over the limits.

What version are you using?

Jun 20 2017, 7:05 pm IceRain(Z) Post #8

The latest version displayed on the main site: 0.8.0


Jun 20 2017, 7:32 pm Suicidal Insanity Post #9

I see you !

Try the ones from here:

Jun 20 2017, 8:51 pm IceRain(Z) Post #10

Quote from IceRain(Z)
Now I have an issue with this updated editor displaying the incorrect text in game:

Now it's been renaming some of my trigger comments "CONDITION:"

And that is because I am over 100% String capacity. I'm abbreviating everything now.


Jun 20 2017, 9:08 pm Pr0nogo Post #11

Just gotta hope blizz raises the string limit in future patches I guess. That and the unit and sprite limits.

Jun 21 2017, 4:20 am rockz Post #12

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Just some FYI, non trigger based comments can be put into the text triggers (use // to escape the line). Do all your work in text triggers and notepad++ then compile the triggers. You lose the triggers when compiled, but your comments will stick out much better in a text editor, and you can view things easier as well as hide triggers.

I personally don't like comments as they make it harder to view triggers in classic map triggers.

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Jun 21 2017, 5:56 am Oh_Man Post #13

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Recycle your comments by using strings from the game itself. That's what I do.

So like all my health potion triggers I label the comments <06>Health Potion, etc.

You can also recycle sound files, locations and switches using this same technique.

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