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Story of a Drake Outcast - 0.5.0 now out!

Post by Reepurr » September 24th, 2010, 5:53 pm

EDIT2: Bye bye, outdated first post...

This is the comments thread for the campaign Story of a Drake Outcast, which currently has 4 scenarios and 1 talk scenario. Unfortunately, it's not finished, but development is still ongoing. :)

This campaign was originally designed for 1.9, but is also on 1.8; there may be some bugs in 1.8 that aren't in 1.9 so it would be much appreciated if any bug complaints while playing included the version.
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.1 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by Reepurr » September 25th, 2010, 11:02 am

No comments? :(

Version 0.1.2 has been zipped and is available for download at the bottom of this post. Changes made:
Scenario 1 has been edited to try and counter the tomato surprise, and also there are guards in the mine.
Scenario 2 has been added...However, it uses a name=sighted event so you'll have to turn on instant shroud updates until you see the boss.
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.3 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by Reepurr » September 25th, 2010, 7:02 pm

I can't believe I've just triple posted.
ADS is now on the 1.9.1 addons server (as A Drake's Tale, due to a stupid mistake).

Scenario 1 in Easy mode is, I think, finished, but not on Medium/Hard,
Scenario 2 - I'd like a coder to inform me of a way round the name=sighted event, which is badly glitched,
Scenario 3 has just been released and probably has an awful lot of glitches.

Please note that, as Scenario 1 is so difficult, the campaign has been given Intermediate status.
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.1 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by Anonymissimus » September 25th, 2010, 7:38 pm

Reepurr wrote: Scenario 2 - I'd like a coder to inform me of a way round the name=sighted event, which is badly glitched,
Every workaround is either inaccurate or complicated. The fewer the former the more the ladder and vice versa. Really try using another event type if possible (usually "moving to an area where the sighting should happen"). You can check out zookeeper's ON_SIGHTING macro (in 1.9's core/macros/event-utils.cfg).
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.1 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by Reepurr » September 26th, 2010, 8:39 am

Now I know why you need a hidden e-mail for the add-on server...

I...um...accidentally...deleted the...pbl file...so I have no random passphrase...
:x
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.1 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by Reepurr » September 26th, 2010, 2:33 pm

Work has been continued:
* The name=sighted event has been replaced with name=moveto. <-- not working
* Scenario 1 has been made easier, but has a pesky bug stopping a few spawns.
* Scenario 2 has been made harder.
* Scenario 3 has been linked with Scenario 2 by a surprise event.
* Scenario 4 (entirely talk) has been added.
* The campaign will be renamed Story of a Drake Outcast, unless anyone has any complaints.

Unfortunately, I can't overwrite the current campaign on addons because I still don't have the passphrase. :annoyed:
What can I do?
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.1 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by StDrake » September 28th, 2010, 11:17 am

umm..wait for 1.9.2 and the addon list should get cleared if i recall correctly

meanwhile - don't use the same id in different [unit] clauses when you want ot spawn units like that, this makes all but one disappear if you save and reload the game

and it wouild be nice to move the drake fighter in scenario 1 from 10,28 to 12,27 so he can be moved into defending the broken wall neatly like the other of his kin
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.1 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by Elvish_Hunter » September 28th, 2010, 12:40 pm

Anonymissimus wrote:Reepurr wrote:
Scenario 2 - I'd like a coder to inform me of a way round the name=sighted event, which is badly glitched,

Every workaround is either inaccurate or complicated. The fewer the former the more the ladder and vice versa. Really try using another event type if possible (usually "moving to an area where the sighting should happen"). You can check out zookeeper's ON_SIGHTING macro (in 1.9's core/macros/event-utils.cfg).
Reepurr wrote:* The name=sighted event has been replaced with name=moveto. <-- not working
As Anonymissimus wrote, every workaround for sighted has its downsides. For example, there may be problems with Delay Shroud Update activated. Anyway, I can suggest you two workarounds to integrate sighted events with moveto events.
The first one is used in Love to Death, and is this:
Spoiler:
The second one is how I work around it in TSoG (just an example. It uses a NEAREST_UNIT macro that check what's the nearest unit to the moving enemy.)
Spoiler:
Reepurr wrote:Unfortunately, I can't overwrite the current campaign on addons because I still don't have the passphrase. :annoyed:
What can I do?
StDrake wrote:umm..wait for 1.9.2 and the addon list should get cleared if i recall correctly
The 1.9 server will remain the same for the whole 1.9 development cycle. To have your password cleared, or your add-on removed so you can upload it again, you should contact a developer.
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.1 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by Anonymissimus » September 28th, 2010, 6:21 pm

Server restart is when the beta series will come out afaik; around 1.9.8 or so I guess.

I can recommend zookeeper's ON_SIGHTING macro; the biggest drawback I found via careful visual inspectation is that it doesn't fire instantly if shroud is updated manually but at the next move or attack instead. But since in 1.9 shroud is always updated instantly currently...
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.1 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by Reepurr » September 29th, 2010, 9:20 am

Whoa. Okay, SOMEONE ACTUALLY POSTED FEEDBACK!

...Ehem.
STDrake, I'll be looking at that unit-moving in a little while.


Anyway, contact a developer to get A Drake's Tale removed from the addon server?
You mean PM, for example, beetlenaut? Or did I misunderstand?
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.1 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by Elvish_Hunter » September 30th, 2010, 8:41 am

Reepurr wrote:Anyway, contact a developer to get A Drake's Tale removed from the addon server?
You mean PM, for example, beetlenaut? Or did I misunderstand?
Yes, you understood right :wink:
Anonymissimus, in A Gryphon's Tale thread, wrote:Any add-ons server admin is allowed to delete the existing passphrase and make a new one for the new maintainer
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Re: A Drake's Story, v. 0.1.1 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by bigkahuna » October 2nd, 2010, 11:34 pm

Reeppur, you said on my thread that you needed to install 1.8 to put it on the add-on server. If you're willing, I could mantain the 1.8 version of your campaign. I charge minimum wage though :wink:

Seriously though, if you want I would be willing to do it. I like how the campaign is turning out so far :)
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Story of a Drake Outcast 0.1.4 now out!

Post by Reepurr » October 3rd, 2010, 9:28 am

@ bigkahuna: I take you up on your offer - thanks!
Bear in mind you cannot open the maps in Map Editor, so you'll have to use a replace all in Notepad/Text Edit/Whatever to get rid of the 1.9-only terrains.
(e.g. Urb, Uue)
And also, could the entrance to the mine in scenario 1 be labeled "Abandoned Mine Entrance" since there's no rails in 1.8?


@ everyone_else: It's now on the addons server, under Story of a Drake Outcast. I recently did some last-minute changes; if the game crashes on you please tell me...
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V. 0.1.4 ---Now for 1.8 and 1.9+!

Post by bigkahuna » October 3rd, 2010, 1:49 pm

Story of a Drake Outcast is now available for:

•Wesnoth Version 1.8+

•Wesnoth Version 1.9+

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Re: Story of a Drake Outcast, v. 0.1.4 (for 1.9.1+)

Post by Reepurr » October 15th, 2010, 5:31 pm

*BUMP*
I've completely revamped the two (so far, that is) cave scenarios, hopefully they'll be more enjoyable and it will cause a little more interest in the campaign.
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