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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Berg » 06 Apr 2012, 23:31

Mysteryem wrote:Made a spinning helicopter blade animation (texture animation, not model). :D
Spent ages trying to get it to work properly with seemingly random occurrences of it working an not working. To discover there's a bug with the texture animation for VTOL jets which means it'll only work properly for every 3rd teamcolour starting at zero (so 0:green, 3:black, 6:pink 9:someothercolour). :stressed:
How many frames did it use and can I see your texture and data?
The animation frame rate and frame count are also broken.

If your frustrated take a deep breath.

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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Mysteryem » 07 Apr 2012, 00:22

Berg, are you sure animation frame rate is broken? I haven't checked recently, but I thought it used to work at any rate (in milliseconds I think). Frame count also works, though I've come across some problems with what I was doing, as you'll see.
http://developer.wz2100.net/ticket/3394 you can find a mod with the data I used. The model has 3 frames.
I believe I've discovered the actual problem as far as what's causing it to happen, though not the actual code in question.
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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Berg » 07 Apr 2012, 00:35

Mysteryem wrote:Berg, are you sure animation frame rate is broken?
You will find it works in a fashion the frame rate and frame count did not work correctly yesterday :|

Look here the frame rate is and has always been broken viewtopic.php?f=33&t=5311#p54912
That has the animation fix I did that a while back but this patch will no longer work for structures in 3.1
you will see the frame count error if you use over 4 frames.

I do note that your not actually animating the model but and add on effects This is added on a connector?
Looking at your animation it seems you have used a pre existing model and just changed the effect it uses Im not sure I ever tried to do this as I wanted to add animation not just change whats already hard coded.
wz2100-20120407_085243-Sk-Rush.jpg
They doo look impressive ingame except for the extra vtol wings
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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Mysteryem » 07 Apr 2012, 00:54

Berg wrote:
Mysteryem wrote:Berg, are you sure animation frame rate is broken?
You will find it works in a fashion the frame rate and frame count did not work correctly yesterday :|

Look here the frame rate is and has always been broken viewtopic.php?f=33&t=5311#p54912
That has the animation fix I did that a while back but this patch will no longer work for structures in 3.1
you will see the frame count error if you use over 4 frames.

I do note that your not actually animating the model but and add on effects This is added on a connector?

Did you also need to edit stats or defines in the model?
All VTOLs have an animation attached to them about point (0,0,0) when they move, which is defined in body.txt. I simply used this animation.

And yup, looks like frame rate is broken, that, it's been removed, or I just can't remember properly. :lol2:
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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Berg » 07 Apr 2012, 00:56

Yeah its a bug for frame rate and frame count the wrong variable is used in some part of the code that messes it up but your work has hinted at another method of getting rotors to animate nice work mysteryem

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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Berg » 07 Apr 2012, 02:38

Ok after doing some searching I have found where the model is defined and also its effect definition

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/home/your name/warzone2100-3.1_beta7/tests/modellist.txt
/home/your name/warzone2100-3.1_beta7/data/base/stats/body.txt
/home/your name/warzone2100-3.1_beta7/data/base/wrf/basic.wrf
/home/your name/warzone2100-3.1_beta7/data/mp/stats/body.txt
/home/your name/warzone2100-3.1_beta7/data/mp/wrf/basic.wrf
Now if the vtol model is duplicated, renamed and made to use another effect it can look like the rotors are moving as mysteryem has demonstrated.

In body.txt we have to add the effect at the end of this chopper define the key is

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Body key,Unused,Size,Build power,Build points,Weight,Body points,Body model,Unused,Weapon slots,Engine power,AFRK,AFRH,AREK,AREH,ALEK,ALEH,ARIK,ARIH,ATOK,ATOH,ABOK,ABOH,Flame model,Designable
the model define is

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ScavengerChopper,Level One,LIGHT,39,500,1500,80,scavchop.PIE,50,3,2200,3,1,3,1,3,1,3,1,3,1,3,1,0,0
so I think if we add an effect pie in the effects folder and also add it too modellist.txt and basic.txt

We might be able to do the bingo it works dance
http://developer.wz2100.net/attachment/ ... dmp-JE1OfF from tmp

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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by NoQ » 09 Apr 2012, 16:00

Goth Zagog-Thou wrote:
NoQ wrote:On which map? This clearly depends on a map.
One of mine, 'Urban Closer'. They rush me within two minutes, and I end up getting my rear handed to me shortly thereafter. Play the map and you'll see for yourself. :P
Hmm, ok, so before i start to balance it up, i need to know what sort of map it should be balanced for.
Urban Closer has 4 scavenger factories and 12 scavenger derricks. I'm often testing it on Garden, which has 3 factories and 12 derricks. Note: the amount of factories doesn't mean much (as long as it is non-zero).

But most of the built-in maps don't have so much scavengers on them. For example, on Sk-Startup, there is just one scav derrick and one scav factory. On Rush/Rush2, there are 5 derricks and 1 factory.

Should i try to keep the overscavengered maps playable, or should i rather make standard maps challenging? :hmm:

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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Berg » 09 Apr 2012, 16:10

NoQ wrote:Should i try to keep the overscavengered maps playable, or should i rather make standard maps challenging? :hmm:
Make standard maps challenging map makers will see adapt to mod if they want to use it

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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by NoQ » 10 Apr 2012, 12:06

v1.04:
  • Chopper rotor animation by Mysteryem (in fact Berg is still working on improving it)
  • Balance changes: delay scavenger start by 30 seconds, produce units a bit slower; add new minipod helicopter, make choppers a bit stronger and faster to produce.

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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Berg » 10 Apr 2012, 12:35

I am excited folks the first added animation to the mod choppers should be feared.
Screenshot-Warzone 2100-7.png
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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Merowingg » 10 Apr 2012, 12:40

Oh dear I cannot keep up with the pace of this thread :)

I want to say great work gentlemen :)

What about some primitive looking but Scavendish ;) borg/s ? :) But those are far more detailed :hmm:
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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Berg » 10 Apr 2012, 12:44

Merowingg wrote:What about some primitive looking but Scavendish ;) borg/s ? :) But those are far more detailed :hmm:
What can be done will.
This modes size is getting rather larger every added feature so slowly we add.
I'm glad you like it many folks have contributed.

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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Rman Virgil » 10 Apr 2012, 12:59

NoQ wrote:Should i try to keep the overscavengered maps playable, or should i rather make standard maps challenging? :hmm:
Berg wrote:Make standard maps challenging, map makers will see adapt to mod if they want to use it
+1

They are a wonder to behold rotor animated. :) Well done. :3
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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Berg » 10 Apr 2012, 13:09

Rman Virgil wrote:They are a wonder to behold rotor animated. :) Well done. :3
Your encouragement in the choppers added a lot to this being achieved Rman and I must say Mysteryem thinking up the effect was a major step for animation.

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Re: Ultimate Scavenger AI Mod (for 3.1)

Post by Giani » 10 Apr 2012, 13:42

Berg wrote:I am excited folks the first added animation to the mod choppers should be feared.
Screenshot-Warzone 2100-7.png
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Screenshot-Warzone 2100-9.png
:shock: :D
The helicopters look awesome :)
And the vtol factory looks good in game.
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