LocUnlock v1, Modders finally get locations in melee!
Post #1 MC˛poiuy_qwert Sep 15 2008, 4:57 am
PyMS and ProTRG developer
LocUnlock is an MPQDraft and FireGraft v0.93 plugin supporting SC:BW versions 1.15.1 to 1.15.3 (1.15.2 and 1.15.3 are currently not supported by FireGraft v0.93), designed to allow modders the use of locations in game types other then Use Map Settings. The two things you can do with this plugin is make the Anywhere location cover the whole map with all elevation levels, or set one or more values (top left x/y, bottom right x/y, and elevation flags) of any location you want.
1) Extract LocUnlock.qdp to your MPQDraft folder
2) When creating a SEMPQ or loading an MPQ patch, make sure the "LocUnlock v1" plugin checkbox is checked
FireGraft v0.93 Installation/Application:
1) Extract LocUnlock.qdp to your FireGraft folder
2) When editing your project, go to the Plugins tab
3) Click tha add Add button under MPQDraft plugin, and select LocUnlock.qdp
LocUnlock uses the EnableDebugMode (which is currently only supported by PyTRG) action to edit locations, and takes its parameters from the Start Locations (unit 214) death count of different players:
Player 2: Location number
Player 3: Values to change (bitmask: 1 = top left X, 2 = top left Y, 4 = bottom right X, 8 = bottom right Y, 16 = flags)
Player 4: Top left X
Player 5: Top left Y
Player 6: Bottom right X
Player 7: Bottom right Y
Player 8: Elevation flags (bitmask: 1 = Low Elevation, 2 = Medium Elevation, 4 = High Elevation, 8 = Low Air, 16 = Medium Air, 32 = High Air)
If the Location number or Values to change is 0, then the Anywhere location is automatically set to cover the whole map with all flags set (like how it starts for UMS maps).
Make Anywhere cover the whole map at the start of the game:
Cover 2x2 square of tiles in the top left with location 1 when switch 1 is set:
SetDeaths(Player 2, Start Location, Set To, 1)
SetDeaths(Player 3, Start Location, Set To, 31)
SetDeaths(Player 4, Start Location, Set To, 0)
SetDeaths(Player 5, Start Location, Set To, 0)
SetDeaths(Player 6, Start Location, Set To, 64)
SetDeaths(Player 7, Start Location, Set To, 64)
SetDeaths(Player 8, Start Location, Set To, 63)
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This post was edited 1 time, last edit by poiuy_qwert: Sep 15 2008, 9:46 pm.
Post #3 MC˛poiuy_qwert Sep 15 2008, 9:23 pm
Post #6 O)FaRTy1billion Sep 15 2008, 10:22 pm
Too bad TrigPlug isn't nearly finished. I guess you could release the alpha with PyTrg, but only specific players and units would work for most things.
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Post #7 MC˛poiuy_qwert Sep 15 2008, 10:32 pm
PyMS and ProTRG developer
Well PyTRG has had TrigPlug support in it for 3 version's. If you don't mind releasing an alpha then do it!
Post #9 MC˛poiuy_qwert Sep 16 2008, 1:34 am
Dear Poiuy Qwert:
Very cool! Shame I had never invested any time into learning mapping/triggering, having preferred modding and for all those years knowing triggering could not be used in mods. I want to do something with LocUnlock, but I have no idea what. =o[
Does it work fine in multiplayer games?
Dear Flying Hat:
Actually, that should already be possible with Iscripting, just with image calls instead of spawning actual units. Most any visual effects accomplished by UMS mappers is outclassed by iscripting. I see LocUnlock being much more useful to game mechanics.
This post was edited 3 times, last edit by Hercanic: Sep 23 2008, 2:38 am.
Post #16 MC˛poiuy_qwert Sep 23 2008, 4:11 am
Pardon if any of these are basic, or "no duh", questions:
1. How many locations can be made/exist?
2. Can locations be removed?
3. Do you predefine each location, or is creation dynamic? As in, could I specify a new 2x2 location to be created and centered on every Marine every player makes?
Post #20 MC˛poiuy_qwert Sep 24 2008, 9:57 pm
PyMS and ProTRG developer
1. 255 locations exist
2. Locations always exists, you cant remove them, just stop using them.
3. Since locations always exist, you don't actually create them, LocUnlock lets you change any property about any location at anytime, then you can do whatever you want with it. Centering would be done with the normal Center Location action.
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