Macro question [theoretical]: gathering useful macros in a standalone file?

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shevegen
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Macro question [theoretical]: gathering useful macros in a standalone file?

Post by shevegen »

Hey there.

I am reading through some threads; one of regeneration based on hp percentage rather than e. g. +4 or +8 hp.

The code may look like this or so:

#define ABILITY_REGENERACION_MENOR
[regenerate]
value="(hitpoints * 0.05)"
id=regeneracion_menor
name= _ "regeneracion menor"
description=_"
La unidad se regenera 5% del HP por turno."
affect_self=yes
poison=slowed
[/regenerate]
#enddef

Now ... if such macros work then I can easily use ruby to autogenerate it as-is.

But what I am also wondering ... is it possible to put all the macros for the whole
campaign into a single file, and then just reference / tap to that file for all these
special abilities?

The reason why I am asking ... I could probably autogenerate all these macros
for all abilities, update this as-is and refer to it within different scenarios, rather
than carry these on a per-scenario basis.

Anyway - right now this is just a noobie question. I haven't even finished thinking
what abilities I may need, so I am just randomly poking at things right now,
possibly WAY off any sensible paths to follow. :)
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Pentarctagon
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Re: Macro question [theoretical]: gathering useful macros in a standalone file?

Post by Pentarctagon »

You could.
99 little bugs in the code, 99 little bugs
take one down, patch it around
-2,147,483,648 little bugs in the code
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Re: Macro question [theoretical]: gathering useful macros in a standalone file?

Post by Ravana »

It is normal to have macros in separate folder away from rest of your wml. In _main.cfg include that folder first.
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Re: Macro question [theoretical]: gathering useful macros in a standalone file?

Post by Atreides »

One could using the new resource tag make a separate addon with just those utils/macros in it and then load it in any other addon that needed them? A sort of universal macro resource.
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