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Improved C3C Editor Help?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by WildWeazel, Mar 8, 2006.

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Would you like to see an improved editor help?

  1. Yes, it would be very useful

    14 vote(s)
    70.0%
  2. No, it's unnecessary

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Chuck Norris doesn't need a help file

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  1. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel hard-coded Supporter

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    If you've looked to the Editor Help (the window you get when you press F1 in the editor) you have probably been disappointed by the vague information.
    I've mentioned a few times that I've been thinking about putting together an improved Editor Help file that would actually be helpful for modders. It would include detailed information on each flag, button, and dialogue box, as well as frequent problems and questions.
    If there is significant interest in something like this, I will go ahead and do it. I found a trial program for creating .CHM files, so this could simply replace the default help file.

    If I decide to do it, any help would be appreciated. I've played with the editor enough to know what most things actually do, but some of you know more than I do.
     
  2. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    I don't think i can help much since i haven't tryed to many things with the editor, but i just wanted to say that you should also add which building traits are cumulative (for example Doubles Research is cummulative).
    I asked this before ... (i'll look for the thread). It is important when there are lots of wonders&buildings around. Other mod makers surely need this.

    EDIT: Nate1976 quoted CyberChrist about this (in one of my first threads:))
    If you are going to add this to the help file then you should check this: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost.php?p=3571780&postcount=6
     
  3. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    I haven't used the help file too much, but I can see that this would be very helpful for new modders. So, in other words, I probably wouldn't get too much help from this myself, but it would increase your kharma. :)

    Edit: voted yes.
     
  4. Stormrage

    Stormrage Ever Present Taskmaster

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    Do it! Do it! WoooooooT! Please? :)
     
  5. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel hard-coded Supporter

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    :bump:
    I'm still considering this. Any other opinions? If I get 10 people who want it, I'll probably do it.
     
  6. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    Sure.

    Maybe I'll actually use the help file now. :mischief:
     
  7. William GBTW

    William GBTW 73h 1337 H4x0rz

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  8. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    I always found the help files to be super.... helpful. But Sure.

    It took me like. .two minutes to remember how to spell always

    Edit: Chuck Norris Doesn't Need a Help File.
     
  9. William GBTW

    William GBTW 73h 1337 H4x0rz

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  10. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel hard-coded Supporter

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    Overall it's pretty good, at least from the standpoint of someone who is new enough to the editor to need it, but IMO there is room for improvement. There are some things that aren't quite as intuitive as they would seem, and others that need better explanations than what is given.
    Case in point:
    :lol:
     
  11. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    Really? It can't say that! No way can it say that.

    EDIT: :twitch: It really says it.
     
  12. William GBTW

    William GBTW 73h 1337 H4x0rz

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  13. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel hard-coded Supporter

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    That's another thing, if I do it I'll include some basic info and FAQs on the modding process, things like PCXs, file placement, common problems and fixes, etc. All those things that pop up in question threads once a week.
     
  14. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    Yeah, something like this:

     

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