[Historical] Campaign-Rebirth of the North

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[Historical] Campaign-Rebirth of the North

Post by Taurus » May 4th, 2005, 8:57 pm

I have created a new Campaign based around the people living in Dwarven Doors (Remember that screano from HttT?) I would post it up on the campaign server except I can't seem to figure out how to do it. Anybody know how it's done? The Wiki says to upload it from "Get more campaigns" and then select "Publish Campaign". The problem is that I can't see any "Publish Campaign" option.

Can anybody point me in the right direction?
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Post by Disto » May 4th, 2005, 9:00 pm

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Post by Taurus » May 4th, 2005, 9:03 pm

Yeah, did that. Is this what it should look like:

author="Taurus"
title="Rebirth of the North"
icon=neutral-peasant-attack.png
version="0.1 (Incomplete)"
image=Peasant.jpg
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Post by turin » May 4th, 2005, 9:26 pm

Basically.

But the image= line won't do anything, so you might as well remove it.

Also, the version, author and title fields are truncated at a certain number of characters. "Taurus" won't exceed the author field, but "Rebirth of the North" might exceed title and "0.1 (Incomplete)" will certainly exceed version.
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Post by scott » May 4th, 2005, 10:24 pm

Have you made sure the .pbl file, the .cfg file and the folder all have the same name and exist at the same level? The option to publish is at the bottom of the campaign list. Are you sure you scrolled all the way down?
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Post by Taurus » May 4th, 2005, 11:17 pm

Yeah, the .cfg and .pbl files and the folder are in the same level. Yes, I am sure I scrolled down all the way. If it is the name or verson number that is too long I changed it to "Northern Rebirth" That should be ok eh? Here is what my pbl file looks like right now:

author=Taurus
title=Northern_Rebirth
icon=neutral-peasant-attack.png
version=0.1
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Post by turin » May 4th, 2005, 11:26 pm

Where are they located? They need to be in .wesnoth/data/campaigns/, or the equivalent for your OS.
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Post by Taurus » May 4th, 2005, 11:48 pm

Yes, they are in library/prefences/wesnoth/data/campaigns. I am using Mac OS X 10.3.4 and wesnoth 9.1 if that helps.
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Post by scott » May 5th, 2005, 2:56 am

Maybe try quotes. Here is my pbl file:

author="scott"
icon="neutral-outlaw-attack1.png"
version="v1.11 (BFW 0.9.1+)"
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Post by Taurus » May 5th, 2005, 5:08 am

Just tried that. Still no go. Do you have to have a valid "pbl" file in your campaign directory in order for that opton to be avaiable on the campaign server? I have never seen that option before.
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Post by scott » May 5th, 2005, 5:30 am

Well it looks like you figured it out, right? I just noticed it on the campaign server.

Edit: Here is a suggestion:

in the opening story, say "stronger and stronger" rather than "more and more stronger"
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Post by Taurus » May 5th, 2005, 5:36 am

Alright, I got it working. I think the problem was in the file itself. I deleted it and wrote the "pbl" file all over again. Now it's up.

If anybody has any suggestions, comments, questions or feedback please let me know.

Special thanks to all you guyz for helping me out, and to Invisible Philosopher for his Campaign Design walkthrough. It was a big help.

So, let me know what you all think so far.
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Post by aelius » May 7th, 2005, 2:07 pm

I've tried to play it through several times now, and I can't beat the first scenario, no matter what strategy I try. Even fighting only during the day time, letting the two orcs fight each other first, protecting and leveling peasants, I still end up outnumbered and outgunned after about 20 turns and get run over.

I think part of the difficulty is that there are so many villages and you don't have anything that can reliably hold them. When your army is made up of exclusively level one units, it's really depressing when you're outnumbered!

It's also very difficult to level units, as peasants don't have zones of control and one orcish grunt can kill a peasant in one attack.

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Post by Attila » May 7th, 2005, 2:43 pm

aelius wrote:I've tried to play it through several times now, and I can't beat the first scenario, no matter what strategy I try. Even fighting only during the day time, letting the two orcs fight each other first, protecting and leveling peasants, I still end up outnumbered and outgunned after about 20 turns and get run over.

I think part of the difficulty is that there are so many villages and you don't have anything that can reliably hold them. When your army is made up of exclusively level one units, it's really depressing when you're outnumbered!

It's also very difficult to level units, as peasants don't have zones of control and one orcish grunt can kill a peasant in one attack.

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I liked the campaing, but I had the same problem. The only units that I could recruit were peasants who were destroyed by the orcs. My suggestion is to have the player be able to recruit chaotic humans: Image,Image, Image, and Image. (You can download the level 3 versions from the campaign server)

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Post by aelius » May 7th, 2005, 2:49 pm

Attila wrote:I liked the campaing, but I had the same problem. The only units that I could recruit were peasants who were destroyed by the orcs. My suggestion is to have the player be able to recruit chaotic humans: Image,Image, Image, and Image. (You can download the level 3 versions from the campaign server)
I'd be wary of making it too much like Liberty - I think the only peasants idea is a good one, but it's hard to swarm your enemy with weak units when you're outnumbered!

I think that toning down the huge number of villages and maybe shrinking the orcish keeps would make it a fun and interesting challenge.

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