Staredit Network > Forums > SC1 UMS Mapmaking Assistance > Topic: Increasing mining
Increasing mining
Jan 20 2010, 1:05 am
By: ejac1337  

Jan 20 2010, 1:05 am ejac1337 Post #1



Anyone have any ideas on how to increase mining so you can get more than 8 minerals per trip?

My original idea was to have a lot of 8 mineral patches stacked on top of each other and since they're eight minerals, they would be removed once they were mined. From there, I simply had triggers that counted how many mineral patches there were and gave the player additional x minerals. This didn't work because I can't have more than 1 scv mining a mineral patch at the same time and obviously since I had stacked minerals, the scvs just stacked on each other. Any other ideas? Maybe EUDs? (don't bother mentioning actions).



None.

Jan 20 2010, 1:09 am poiuy_qwert Post #2

PyMS and ProTRG developer

http://www.staredit.net/wiki/Changing_Minerals_Mined




Jan 20 2010, 1:11 am ImagoDeo Post #3



Quote from ejac1337
Anyone have any ideas on how to increase mining so you can get more than 8 minerals per trip?

My original idea was to have a lot of 8 mineral patches stacked on top of each other and since they're eight minerals, they would be removed once they were mined. From there, I simply had triggers that counted how many mineral patches there were and gave the player additional x minerals. This didn't work because I can't have more than 1 scv mining a mineral patch at the same time and obviously since I had stacked minerals, the scvs just stacked on each other. Any other ideas? Maybe EUDs? (don't bother mentioning actions).

Apparently preplacing a Nuclear Missile for Player 69 will decrease the input from all minerals gathered to 7 instead of 8. Perhaps there's an extended player/unit combo to raise it?



None.

Jan 20 2010, 1:24 am ejac1337 Post #4



Thanks for the ideas, but I need to be able to give differentiate the amount of minerals gained from base to base.



None.

Jan 20 2010, 2:00 am rockz Post #5

ᴄʜᴇᴇsᴇ ɪᴛ!

create resources with a limited amount of minerals and decrease the cost of everything in your map.



"Parliamentary inquiry, Mr. Chairman - do we have to call the Gentleman a gentleman if he's not one?"

Jan 20 2010, 8:42 am NudeRaider Post #6

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

Is the player human? Else you could make each base a different computer player.

Workaround: Virtual Mining.
Detect how many patches are left on each base and how many scvs are mining them, then give an autoincome based on these numbers.




Jan 20 2010, 9:09 am DavidJCobb Post #7



@Nude: How would they detect when an SCV is actually mining a patch? If they just check if the SCVs are in a location near the minerals, then a player could just have some SCVs sit around (or even build structures!) near the minerals and still earn ore.

...but if an SCV was near a CC when the player's minerals increased...

...and if that is used in combination with the Changing Minerals Mined link...

...then the OP can detect which base mined minerals when, and vary the exchange rate...?

I'd try it, but it's 4AM. Don't have time. But it seems like it could work, though one would have to cycle through each CC/Nex/Hatch.



None.

Jan 20 2010, 9:30 am NudeRaider Post #8

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

Quote from DavidJCobb
@Nude: How would they detect when an SCV is actually mining a patch? If they just check if the SCVs are in a location near the minerals, then a player could just have some SCVs sit around (or even build structures!) near the minerals and still earn ore.
Yes, but he would only get the extra income, not the actual income through mining, so it's unlikely someone will do that. And if he does, what's the problem?
The only problem I see is that this can be exploited if the patches are nearly mined. He could just sit there getting autoincome and not finishing mining. But there's ways to prevent that too.




Options
  Back to forum
Please log in to reply to this topic or to report it.
Members in this topic: None.
[2022-11-26. : 9:47 pm]
Ultraviolet -- buncha convict descendants :P
[2022-11-26. : 5:40 pm]
Oh_Man -- then how come AUS doesnt do it
[2022-11-25. : 4:45 pm]
Fire_Kame -- because we're colonizers
[2022-11-25. : 4:45 pm]
jjf28 -- it's tradition
[2022-11-25. : 4:44 pm]
Nekron -- how come SEN only ever celebrates thanksgiving
[2022-11-25. : 2:21 pm]
Andrea Rosa -- :wob:
[2022-11-25. : 3:14 am]
lil-Inferno -- :wob:
[2022-11-24. : 11:13 pm]
Fire_Kame -- Voyager7456
Voyager7456 shouted: tl; dr that's why Kame is a regular despite not playing SC at all :P
I'm still waiting on my veteran's discount tbh
[2022-11-24. : 11:07 pm]
Fire_Kame -- :wob:
[2022-11-24. : 11:03 pm]
Roy -- Wow, it thought the comma was part of the URL. I meant this: http://www.staredit.net/forum/43/
Please log in to shout.


Members Online: Roy, jun3hong