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XML Rebuild - Calling for help!

Discussion in 'Rise from Erebus Modmod' started by Valkrionn, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. black_imperator

    black_imperator Emperor

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    i started the unit file, and for now here is how i sort them :

    Equipment Units

    Heroes Units ( atm alphabetical, if you want something else tell me)

    Civ UU

    Religious UU

    Summonable Units

    Default Units classed by CombatType

    Barbarian Units ( by civ)

    for units that have several civs, ( blowpipe, verdandi, swordsman...) do i list them with default units or with one of their civ( the first met)
     
  2. lemonjelly

    lemonjelly Modding For Ethne

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    Yeah, I'd put that and maybe put a comment next to their name stating the other civ/s they belong to.
     
  3. lemonjelly

    lemonjelly Modding For Ethne

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    Is anybody doing BuildingInfos?

    I would sort it similar to black_imperator's way above.

    Wonders (Alphabetical)

    Palaces (Alphabetical again)

    Civ UB

    Religious UB

    Spell Buildings (Alphabetical again)

    Default Buildings (Alphabetical again)

    Misc Buildings (Alphabetical again)

    That okay? :D
     
  4. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    That sounds fine. For UU's that aren't entirely unique, I'd do it like multi-civ leaders: Put them with the first civ they fall into alphabetically. So the Doviello would get Verdandi, not Elohim.

    If you check the promotioninfos file (hit Alt + 3 to see it easily) each section should have a start/end point in the comment line for the first/last entry.

    Like this:
    Code:
            <!-- Angel -->                        <!-- Start Racial Promotions -->
            <!-- Undead -->                        <!-- End Racial Promotions -->
    Yeah, that would be fine with me. :goodjob:
     
  5. lemonjelly

    lemonjelly Modding For Ethne

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    I was talking about this sort of thing
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            <!-- Verdandi -->                        <!-- Elohim As Well -->
    
    I shall retire to my top secret lab and cast the spells of re-arranging then. :p
     
  6. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Ah, missed that. Yeah, that would work.

    :goodjob:
     
  7. black_imperator

    black_imperator Emperor

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    unitinfos.xml is done
     

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  8. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Hehe, one thing I've noticed: The 'uber gnosling' is not a Kahdi UU, but actually used as a mana guardian. :p
     
  10. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Actually, your file seems to be causing me crashes. Is it doing the same on your end?
     
  11. black_imperator

    black_imperator Emperor

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    working without any issues for me, i tried before uploading it, you have a message before the crash ?
     
  12. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    None at all, it's an instant crash on loading. I hadn't added anything to Unitinfos that the game would be relying on, so I'm not sure why it's crashing.
     
  13. shoggi

    shoggi Team RifE Grunt

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    I'm looking into SpellInfos at the moment.
    Is there an particular way it should be sorted except for Worldspells/Everything Else?
    If not, than thats going to be easy work. Just have to sort the newer stuff.
     
  14. sylvain5477

    sylvain5477 Cerebrus father

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    Actually, I was thinking to seperate ablities from spells, wrld spell also in one section, apart from that one block per civ specific and alphabetical order.

    But Valkrion may want something different :)
     
  15. shoggi

    shoggi Team RifE Grunt

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    I was thinking about that too.
    Then one possibility would be:
    Worldspells
    Civ Spells (grouped by civ)
    Civ Abilities (grouped by civ)
    Religious Spells (grouped by religion)
    Religious abilities (if there are any)
    Other spells
    Other abilities

    But then there is the question about the copied spells, for various civilizations.
    I mean, theres like 5 versions of scorch, for malakim, jotnar, ordo. ect.
    Should that be grouped with the other scorch (thats what I would do) or with the civ.
    And you could argue to keep the spells spheres together, instead of sorting the spells alphabetically, so death 1-3 for example are one after the other.
     
  16. sylvain5477

    sylvain5477 Cerebrus father

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    So many ways :)
    Maybe better Valkrion tell what he's looking for :)
     
  17. Monkeyfinger

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    Dibs on writing up the Khazad and Austrin for now, I could also do the Jotnar but they seem really popular and I have a feeling I'd be stealing from someone interested if I claimed them.

    It might be better to create a new concept category called "changes to original civilizations" and sort the civs alphabetically in it. This gives us a convenient place to find them all, as well as a place to put changes to civs which were only mildly tweaked (Lanun, elves). Full writeups would go in the section for the civs themselves, not in the concepts section. Don't a bunch of the old crew have these writeups already?
     
  18. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    I would do it this way:

    Worldspell
    Civ Spells
    Civ Abilities
    Religious Spells
    Spells by Spellsphere
    Other Spells (Alphabetical, doubt there will be many)
    Other Abilities

    I'm actually thinking we can remove the original BtS concept section and put Civ writeups there.

    So far the Malakim and Doviello have concept sections (will need some slight updating) as do the Frozen. Some of the original civs have small sections, but nothing near what I'd like. :lol: Take a look at the Malakim section. That's just changes from the base Malakim. :p
     
  19. sylvain5477

    sylvain5477 Cerebrus father

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    You see I carefully dispatch unitinfo to black_imperator and spell nfo to shoggi (they asked) so I won't actually be doing anything :D
     
  20. xienwolf

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    Maybe Civ Spells (Abilities) instead of Civ Spells, then Civ Abilities? Meaning:

    Amurite Spells
    Amurite Abilities
    Bannor Spells
    Bannor Abilities
    .
    .
    .

    Instead of:

    Amurite Spells
    Bannor Spells
    .
    .
    .
    Amurite Abilities
    Bannor Abilities
     

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