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New created weapon wont work.

Post by martin83 » 28 Jul 2010, 20:34

Okay, this is my first post and first endeavor in creating a mod. I have attempted to create a new weapon. I have put it into the game. I am able to research it and build it, but after I build it I can not use it. I have attempted to create a new missile type weapon with more range than the missile fortress and more damage as well, but as I said after I build the weapon I can not use it. I want the weapon to work in a similar manor to the Laser Satellite Center where I click the target and then it is hit with a salvo of missiles.

Ok here is the mod i have been working on.
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Now I need to learn to edit and create the design of the weapons.
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Re: New created weapon wont work.

Post by vexed » 29 Jul 2010, 05:05

Without files, nobody will be able to help you.
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Re: New created weapon wont work.

Post by Roux Le Corps » 29 Jul 2010, 16:54

soooo archangel batteries? seriously a 5x5 camp of them is probably better then las-sat with faster refire anyway
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Post by Mysteryem » 29 Jul 2010, 18:40

Well, a building mounted weapon with a lassat weapon type (I think it's weapon type, just look at the entry for the lassat weapon) will require you to click on a target to make it fire, unfortunately it will have the laser explosion, the turret won't turn to fire, the projectile will be invisible, the muzzle flash will be invisible and it won't have any weapon firing sounds (I think). Due to the structure limits, can be changed, you can only have 1 building with a lassat type weapon. When mounted on a unit, it will do the above except that it will turn to fire, weapon trail (e.g. howitzers) will be visible and muzzle flash will be visible. This is all from memory when I decided to mess around with weapons.txt so some of it may (and probably will) be wrong. From what I know, I don't think what you're trying to achieve can be done by txt editing at the moment.
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Post by XboxJosh » 31 Jul 2010, 19:34

I tried to make a LasSat tank once, it was nearly a complete failure as all the units wanted to get line of sight on their targets... :roll: :stare:

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Post by Roux Le Corps » 01 Aug 2010, 06:56

we need a void ray type unit, would be an epic siege type tank ^_^
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Re: New created weapon wont work.

Post by Tenoh » 04 Aug 2010, 19:47

Meh, never seen a point of MDWs in the games,if you want to win fast just use the super weapon and kill everything with one shot *shrug*
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Re: New created weapon wont work.

Post by martin83 » 16 Aug 2010, 19:06

I am attempting to make a new turret cannon design. I can research it and that leads to the hardpoint structure that i made with it but when i go to design a vehicle with the new weapon on it the weapon is not in the list of weapons. The weapon name is Reaper Rotary Cannon and the internal name is cannon-rot. I have no idea why this is.
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Re: New created weapon wont work.

Post by Tenoh » 18 Aug 2010, 12:56

Hmm...
you need first the weapon id and data placed in weapons txt then add a line to research it in research txt,make sure you dont forget to add the number of available components you get from research and make sure you link it with a structure research with this weapon,also dont forget to add result from your research to resultcomponents txt and put a line in names txt... meh,did i forget anything else?

edit:looking over your files,wow you sure made mess of stuff here,hard to see exactly where to find needed changes.
edit2:looks like everything is in order not sure why you dont get the weapon.
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Re: New created weapon wont work.

Post by Roach » 11 Sep 2010, 06:18

Its a coincident for me to run into the same issue too :P so far I'm able to add new structures without any trouble.
However, getting the design weapon/system component into the screen is an issue due to a hard-coded culprit found in design.c >_>

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85	#define MAX_TABS        4
93	#define MAX_DESIGN_COMPONENTS 40        // Max number of stats the design screen can cope with.
94	#define MAX_SYSTEM_COMPONENTS 32        // can only fit 8 buttons on a system component form
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Re: New created weapon wont work.

Post by martin83 » 21 Sep 2010, 14:03

It's been a few days since I was on last because my daughter was just born on September 16. So as you can imagine i have been a little busy. If it is a hard-coded culprit causing the problem is there any way it can be fixed? If so how?

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Post by lav_coyote25 » 21 Sep 2010, 19:05

martin83 wrote:It's been a few days since I was on last because my daughter was just born on September 16. So as you can imagine i have been a little busy. If it is a hard-coded culprit causing the problem is there any way it can be fixed? If so how?
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Re: New created weapon wont work.

Post by Verin » 24 Sep 2010, 00:47

lav_coyote25 wrote:
martin83 wrote:It's been a few days since I was on last because my daughter was just born on September 16. So as you can imagine i have been a little busy. If it is a hard-coded culprit causing the problem is there any way it can be fixed? If so how?
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Re: New created weapon wont work.

Post by martin83 » 08 Oct 2010, 19:30

Ok i have found a quick work around for having weapons so you can use them in the game just put them at the top of the list in the weapons.txt file instead of at the end.

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Re: New created weapon wont work.

Post by Mysteryem » 08 Oct 2010, 19:47

martin83 wrote:Ok i have found a quick work around for having weapons so you can use them in the game just put them at the top of the list in the weapons.txt file instead of at the end.
No difference. What I think you're having a problem with is that you removed the blank line at the end of the file, try adding it back in. If not, glad you got it working, have fun modding away.
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