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Quick Modding/Hacking Answers Thread

Oct 30, 2010 at 12:57 AM
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carrotlord said:
Assembly isn't like lego bricks, which is unfortunate.

But your idea will still work. You can run a conditional check to see if mimiga mask is equipped and make the weapons act/look differently based on that condition. That'd be much easier than adding new weapons.
Err...
What I was saying is that I would have some way of knowing which character was which (the aforementioned mimga mask item, although I'd need a way to keep it from actually appearing in the player's inventory). So when the game needs to read the weapon data, I'd just check to see if we're character B, and if we are, then tell the game that the weapon data is over thataway past the end of the normal executable where I put a duplicate of the weapon definition code except with completely different definitions. I'd probably have to recompute a checksum in the EXE header somewhere (or just decapitate the damn thing and change it to a .COM file), but besides that it should work, right?
 
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Schilcote said:
(the aforementioned mimga mask item, although I'd need a way to keep it from actually appearing in the player's inventory).
This part would be easy, since the item itself does not turn on the effect. Rather, the games runs an <EQ+ TSC event when you get it, which is just turning on a flag.
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So when the game needs to read the weapon data, I'd just check to see if we're character B, and if we are, then tell the game that the weapon data is over thataway past the end of the normal executable where I put a duplicate of the weapon definition code except with completely different definitions. I'd probably have to recompute a checksum in the EXE header somewhere (or just decapitate the damn thing and change it to a .COM file), but besides that it should work, right?
This could work, but like noxid said you would probably need/want a new set of weapon data when you switched characters, and allocating the memory might be hard or something (although if you're using CE you can use the old map data's location as free RAM).

Either way the changes you are suggesting do not seem impossible in the slightest, but it seems like it would require a lot of work (a lot of hacking, mostly writing the new gun functions).
 
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Hey, I've been forgetting really simple things recently...I feel like a noob (which I sort of am) all over again...

I want to create a null object (object 0) that will run a script when your character makes contact with it. Which flag is that? Flag 400 has no effect (and is undefined by CE)...

Also, I'm having noobish issues with scripting...I want to set up a simple starting point...and have just a single door at the end...

Here's the script (text censored)


#100

<KEY<FLJ0101:0100<FAI0004<WAI0050<MSG<TUR[censored]<NOD<CLR[censored]<NOD<CLR[censored]<NOD<CLR[censored]<FL+0100<END

#101

<END

#200

<HMC<KEY<WAI0050<FAO0004<TRA0001:0000:0001:0013<END
A door is tied to event 200. Whenever I examine the door, the current map resets and it runs event 100 again. It's trapped in an endless loop and I have no idea why. If someone could help me out, it'd be greatly appreciated. For now, I'm just changing the start point to test later parts of the map (to see if they even work...)
 
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400 is useless flag.
I'm pretty sure it's 100.
 
Oct 30, 2010 at 2:34 AM
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Just checked, and it worked great. (Thanks!) Also, I updated my first post with a TSC problem. Could you help with that as well?
 
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Sure can. You forgot the leading 0

#0100

#0200

etc.
 
Nov 1, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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Ehh... Where do I start?

I can't seem to get any of the editing programs to work either. Cave Editor always tells me it can't save anything.

"Error Saving Map Data" is the exact error message.
 
Nov 1, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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Remove read-only status from all files, and the executable.

For the next question you're going to ask, you need to remove the (C)Pixel requirement from the .exe, which can be done in CE's Game Settings menu.
 
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Ah, that did it. I should have thought of that myself.

I don't suppose there's any way to import/export .PBMs from PNGs or BMPs?
 
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.pbm = .bmp

just change the extension. There's an option to do that in CE's Game Settings menu.
 
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lots of spriting
very tired
text fragmented
no punctuation

how do i get the mimga mask thingy to happen
 
Nov 1, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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<EQ+0064
 
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Anyone know why there's an up-side-down playersprite in MyChar.bmp? I've certainly never seen it used.
 
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In the normal ending when you jump off the Island and are falling.
 
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Oooooh. Ic.

How does this look:


It's supposed to be this guy:
 
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Schilcote said:
Oooooh. Ic.

How does this look:


It's supposed to be this guy:
black is the transparent color, you need to make his pants off-black (black +13 green) and fill the gray with black.
 
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sixtyseconds said:
black is the transparent color, you need to make his pants off-black (black +13 green) and fill the gray with black.
I know, they already are. I turned the background gray for purposes of examination.
 
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Schilcote said:
I know, they already are. I turned the background gray for purposes of examination.
okay, just making sure.
 
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This...
Code:
#0017
<PRI[b]<FLJ0064:0020[/b]<FLJ0201:0018
<LI+1000<SOU0020<AE+<MSG
Health refilled.<NOD<END

[...]

#0020
<KEY<MSG<FAC0030
Hmm...
Uhh...
Medical equipment of
some kind?<NOD<CLR
No use to me.<NOD
<END
... is not working. It just gives me the normal "Health Refilled" when I use the health refilly thing with 0064 on.

On a related note, what's the best (and by best I mean easiest) way to make the player invulnerable when a flag is on?
 
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