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Changing unit types

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In my campaign, there is a scenario similar to "Capturing the Ogres" in Eastern Invasion. You recruit dwarves to try and capture bears. So lets say I recruit two thunderers and a fighter. I have also created bear rider units (with fighter and thunderer variants). I want to know is there any way to change the fighter to the fighter version of the bear rider, and the thunderer to their version of the bear rider in the next scenario. I'm assuming it would have to be done in the recall list, but correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Changing unit types

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Wouldnt {VARIABLE unit.type bear_thunderer} work for you? If those different variants have same type then you might need to use [object] to select which one.

Doesnt matter much if you want to do it in recall list of normally.

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Re: Changing unit types

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Ravana wrote:Wouldnt {VARIABLE unit.type bear_thunderer} work for you?
I'm not entirely sound with variables, but most likely it would. However, would something like this here work as well?

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[if]
     [have_unit]
         type=Dwarvish Thunderer
     [/have_unit]
     [then]
          [modify_unit]
             type=Bear Thunderer
          [/modify_unit]
     [/then]
[/if]
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Re: Changing unit types

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DirectActionsWML#.5Btransform_unit.5D looks like what you want.

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Re: Changing unit types

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Thanks, zookeeper. So if I read that correctly I would change "[modify_unit]" to "[transform_unit]" and "type=" to "transform_to="?
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Re: Changing unit types

Post by Ravana »

Yes. Notice that unless you also include some filter, it will change all units.

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Re: Changing unit types

Post by DeCoolest_Cat »

So this would be it? If so, thanks to both of you!

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[if]
     [have_unit]
          type=Dwarvish Thunderer
     [/have_unit]
     [then]
          [transform_unit]
               [filter]
                    type=Dwarvish Thunderer
               [/filter]
               transform_to=Bear Thunderer
          [/transform_unit]
     [/then]
[/if]
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Re: Changing unit types

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Except it said not to use a [filter] tag.

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Re: Changing unit types

Post by DeCoolest_Cat »

Forgot about that. So should I put the [filter] tags outside of the [transform_unit] tags?
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Re: Changing unit types

Post by GbDorn »

DeCoolest_Cat wrote:should I put the [filter] tags outside of the [transform_unit] tags?
No, just remove them. And you don't need the [if] [have_unit] [then] construct ([transform_unit] will just do nothing if no unit matches the filter)
Note that [transform_unit]:
- does not modify hit points and move points (just max hit points and max move points), so you may want to add some code to handle this,
- does not work on units in the recall list (as it is unclear to me when you want the change to happen).

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