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Basic INI codding (ZH)
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Gen.Kenobi
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject:  Basic INI codding (ZH) Reply with quote

What this tutorial will cover?

* Basic INI codding
* Adding a new unit, making it buildable.

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So...you have Generals Zh and want to get started with modding...

This GUIDE is for you!

Now to get started you'll need a BIG file extractor. We'll use Final BIG. If you don't have it donwload it here! http://commandandconquer.filefront.com/file/Final_Big_Editor;38034

So, today i'll teach you how to add a new unit for vanilla US.

This will be called the CannonJeep. Basicaly a HUMVEE with the Crusader Tank weapon.
So let's get started.

First open Final BIG and open INIZH.big file. Them extract all files onto your Generals ZH directory. (They will be already in their positions, so just go to edit, extract all.)

The files we'll use for this tutorial will be:
> AmericaVeichle.ini (go to Data->INI-> Object)
> CommandButton.ini (go to Data->INI)
> CommandSet.ini (go to Data->INI)

AmericaVeichle.ini contains all veichles for vanilla US side.
CommandButton.ini contains all buttons in the game, and we'll need to use it to add a new button to buy the Cannon Jeep
CommandSet.ini basicaly puts the button you've made into the slot you want.

So let's get started, first open AmericaVeichle.ini

The first code you see is the AmericaVehicleHumvee.

Now copy all the code:

Code:

;------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Object AmericaVehicleHumvee

  ; *** ART Parameters ***
  SelectPortrait         = SAHummer_L
  ButtonImage            = SAHummer
  
  UpgradeCameo1 = Upgrade_AmericaBattleDrone
  UpgradeCameo2 = Upgrade_AmericaScoutDrone
  UpgradeCameo3 = Upgrade_AmericaHellfireDrone
  UpgradeCameo4 = Upgrade_AmericaAdvancedTraining
  UpgradeCameo5 = Upgrade_AmericaTOWMissile
  
  Draw = W3DTruckDraw ModuleTag_01
    OkToChangeModelColor = Yes

    ConditionState = NONE
      Model = AVHUMMER
      Turret = Turret
      ShowSubObject = Turret
      HideSubObject = TurretUp01 Housecolor03 MuzzleFXUP01
      WeaponFireFXBone = PRIMARY Muzzle
      WeaponMuzzleFlash = PRIMARY MuzzleFX
    End

    ConditionState = REALLYDAMAGED
      Model = AVHUMMER_d
      Turret = Turret
      ShowSubObject = Turret
      HideSubObject = TurretUp01 Housecolor03 MuzzleFXUP01
      WeaponFireFXBone = PRIMARY Muzzle
      WeaponMuzzleFlash = PRIMARY MuzzleFX
    End

    ConditionState = WEAPONSET_PLAYER_UPGRADE
      Model = AVHUMMER
      Turret = TurretUp01
      HideSubObject = Turret MuzzleFX01
      ShowSubObject = TurretUp01 Housecolor03
      WeaponFireFXBone = PRIMARY MuzzleUp
      WeaponMuzzleFlash = PRIMARY MuzzleFXUp
      WeaponFireFXBone = SECONDARY WeaponB
      WeaponLaunchBone = SECONDARY WeaponB
      WeaponFireFXBone = TERTIARY WeaponB
      WeaponLaunchBone = TERTIARY WeaponB
    End

    ConditionState = REALLYDAMAGED WEAPONSET_PLAYER_UPGRADE
      Model = AVHUMMER_d
      Turret = TurretUp01
      HideSubObject = Turret MuzzleFX01
      ShowSubObject = TurretUp01 Housecolor03
      WeaponFireFXBone = PRIMARY MuzzleUp
      WeaponMuzzleFlash = PRIMARY MuzzleFXUp
      WeaponFireFXBone = SECONDARY WeaponB
      WeaponLaunchBone = SECONDARY WeaponB
      WeaponFireFXBone = TERTIARY WeaponB
      WeaponLaunchBone = TERTIARY WeaponB
    End

    TrackMarks = EXTireTrack.tga

    Dust = RocketBuggyDust
    DirtSpray = RocketBuggyDirtSpray
    PowerslideSpray = RocketBuggyDirtPowerSlide

    ; These parameters are only used if the model has a separate suspension,
    ; and the locomotor has HasSuspension = Yes.
    LeftFrontTireBone = Tire01
    RightFrontTireBone = Tire02
    LeftRearTireBone = Tire03
    RightRearTireBone = Tire04
    TireRotationMultiplier = 0.2   ; this * speed = rotation.
    PowerslideRotationAddition = 1.25   ; This speed is added to the rotation speed when powersliding.

  End

  ; ***DESIGN parameters ***
  DisplayName           = OBJECT:Humvee
  Side                  = America
  EditorSorting         = VEHICLE
  TransportSlotCount    = 3                 ;how many "slots" we take in a transport (0 == not transportable)
  WeaponSet
    Conditions = None
    Weapon = PRIMARY HumveeGun
    Weapon = SECONDARY HumveeMissileWeaponAirDummy
  End
  WeaponSet
    Conditions = PLAYER_UPGRADE
    Weapon = PRIMARY HumveeGun
    Weapon = SECONDARY HumveeMissileWeapon
    Weapon = TERTIARY HumveeMissileWeaponAir
    PreferredAgainst = TERTIARY     AIRCRAFT
  End
  ArmorSet
    Conditions      = None
    Armor           = HumveeArmor
    DamageFX        = TruckDamageFX
  End
  BuildCost       = 700
  BuildTime       = 10.0          ;in seconds    
  VisionRange     = 150
  ShroudClearingRange = 320
  Prerequisites
    Object = AmericaWarFactory
  End
  ExperienceValue = 50 50 100 150   ;Experience point value at each level
  ExperienceRequired = 0 100 150 300  ;Experience points needed to gain each level
  IsTrainable = Yes             ;Can gain experience
  CrusherLevel           = 2  ;What can I crush?: 1 = infantry, 2 = trees, 3 = vehicles
  CrushableLevel         = 2  ;What am I?:        0 = for infantry, 1 = for trees, 2 = general vehicles
  CommandSet      = AmericaVehicleHumveeCommandSet

  ; *** AUDIO Parameters ***
  VoiceSelect = HumveeVoiceSelect
  VoiceMove = HumveeVoiceMove
  VoiceGuard = HumveeVoiceMove
  VoiceAttack = HumveeVoiceAttack
  VoiceAttackAir = HumveeVoiceAttackTOW
  SoundMoveStart = HumveeMoveStart
  SoundMoveStartDamaged = HumveeMoveStart
  SoundEnter = HumveeEnter
  SoundExit = HumveeExit

  UnitSpecificSounds
    ; These have the syntax of SomeNameSomewhereInCode = SomeNameSomewhereInLookupINIs
    ;TurretMoveStart    = NoSound
    VoiceCreate         = HumveeVoiceCreate
    TurretMoveLoop      = TurretMoveLoop
    SoundEject          = PilotSoundEject
    VoiceEject          = PilotVoiceEject
    VoiceCrush          = HumveeVoiceCrush
  ; Required for the W3DTruckDraw module
    TruckLandingSound = RocketBuggyLand
    TruckPowerslideSound = RocketBuggyPowerslide
    VoiceUnload = HumveeVoiceUnload
    VoiceEnter = HumveeVoiceMove
  End


  ; *** ENGINEERING Parameters ***
  RadarPriority = UNIT
  KindOf = PRELOAD SELECTABLE CAN_ATTACK ATTACK_NEEDS_LINE_OF_SIGHT CAN_CAST_REFLECTIONS VEHICLE SCORE TRANSPORT

  Body = ActiveBody ModuleTag_02
    MaxHealth       = 240.0
    InitialHealth   = 240.0

    ; Subdual damage "Subdues" you (reaction defined by BodyModule) when it passes your max health.
    ; The cap limits how extra-subdued you can be, and the other numbers detemine how fast it drains away on its own.
    SubdualDamageCap = 480
    SubdualDamageHealRate = 500
    SubdualDamageHealAmount = 50
  End
  Behavior = TransportAIUpdate ModuleTag_03
    Turret
      TurretTurnRate = 180
      RecenterTime = 5000   ; how long to wait during idle before recentering
      ControlledWeaponSlots = PRIMARY SECONDARY TERTIARY
    End
    AutoAcquireEnemiesWhenIdle = Yes
    MoodAttackCheckRate        = 250
  End
  Locomotor = SET_NORMAL HumveeLocomotor

  Behavior = PhysicsBehavior ModuleTag_04
    Mass = 50.0
  End

  Behavior = TransportContain  ModuleTag_05
    PassengersAllowedToFire = Yes
    Slots             = 5
;    EnterSound          = GarrisonEnter
;    ExitSound           = GarrisonExit
    DamagePercentToUnits = 100% ;10%
    AllowInsideKindOf  = INFANTRY
    ExitDelay = 250
    NumberOfExitPaths = 3 ; Defaults to 1.  Set 0 to not use ExitStart/ExitEnd, set higher than 1 to use ExitStart01-nn/ExitEnd01-nn
    GoAggressiveOnExit = Yes ; AI Will tell people to set their mood to Aggressive on exiting
  End

  Behavior = ObjectCreationUpgrade ModuleTag_06
    UpgradeObject = OCL_AmericanBattleDrone
    TriggeredBy   = Upgrade_AmericaBattleDrone
    ConflictsWith = Upgrade_AmericaScoutDrone Upgrade_AmericaHellfireDrone
  End
  Behavior = ObjectCreationUpgrade ModuleTag_07
    UpgradeObject = OCL_AmericanScoutDrone
    TriggeredBy   = Upgrade_AmericaScoutDrone
    ConflictsWith = Upgrade_AmericaBattleDrone Upgrade_AmericaHellfireDrone
  End
  Behavior = ObjectCreationUpgrade ModuleTag_14
    UpgradeObject = OCL_AmericanHellfireDrone
    TriggeredBy   = Upgrade_AmericaHellfireDrone
    ConflictsWith = Upgrade_AmericaBattleDrone Upgrade_AmericaScoutDrone
  End

  Behavior = ProductionUpdate ModuleTag_08
    MaxQueueEntries = 1; So you can't build multiple upgrades in the same frame
  End

  Behavior = WeaponSetUpgrade ModuleTag_09
    TriggeredBy = Upgrade_AmericaTOWMissile
  End
  Behavior = ExperienceScalarUpgrade ModuleTag_10
    TriggeredBy = Upgrade_AmericaAdvancedTraining
    AddXPScalar = 1.0 ;Increases experience gained by an additional 100%
  End

  Behavior = SlowDeathBehavior ModuleTag_11
    DeathTypes = ALL -CRUSHED -SPLATTED
    ProbabilityModifier = 25
    DestructionDelay = 1
    OCL = INITIAL  OCL_InitialHumveeDebris
    FX  = FINAL    FX_BattleMasterExplosionOneFinal
    OCL = FINAL    OCL_FinalHumveeDebris
  End

  Behavior = DestroyDie ModuleTag_12
    DeathTypes = NONE +CRUSHED +SPLATTED
  End

  Behavior = FXListDie ModuleTag_13
    DeathTypes = NONE +CRUSHED +SPLATTED
    DeathFX = FX_CarCrush
  End

  Behavior = CreateCrateDie ModuleTag_CratesChange
    CrateData = SalvageCrateData
    ;CrateData = EliteTankCrateData
    ;CrateData = HeroicTankCrateData
  End

; This is commented out per hotlist request 10/9 ML
;  Behavior = CreateObjectDie ModuleTag_15
;    DeathTypes = ALL -CRUSHED -SPLATTED
;    CreationList = OCL_AmericanRangerDebris01
;    ExemptStatus = HIJACKED
;  End

  Behavior = EjectPilotDie ModuleTag_16
    DeathTypes = ALL -CRUSHED -SPLATTED
    ExemptStatus = HIJACKED
    ; The following added out per hotlist request 10/9 as above ML
    VeterancyLevels =  ALL -REGULAR ;only vet+ gives pilot
    GroundCreationList = OCL_EjectPilotOnGround
    AirCreationList = OCL_EjectPilotViaParachute
  End

  Behavior = TransitionDamageFX ModuleTag_17
    ReallyDamagedParticleSystem1 = Bone:Smoke RandomBone:Yes PSys:SmokeSmallContinuous01
    ReallyDamagedFXList1 = Loc: X:0 Y:0 Z:0 FXList:FX_BattleMasterDamageTransition
  End

  Behavior = FlammableUpdate ModuleTag_21
    AflameDuration = 5000         ; If I catch fire, I'll burn for this long...
    AflameDamageAmount = 3       ; taking this much damage...
    AflameDamageDelay = 500       ; this often.
  End

  Geometry = BOX
  GeometryMajorRadius = 14.0
  GeometryMinorRadius = 7.0
  GeometryHeight = 11.5    
  GeometryIsSmall = Yes
  Shadow = SHADOW_VOLUME
  ShadowSizeX = 45  ; minimum elevation angle above horizon. Used to limit shadow length

End


And paste it in the end of the file. Now let's get started with the true modding!

Fist we need to change the object name to

Code:
Object AmericaVehicleCannonJeep


Good now we have our new unit! Now we need to change it's weapons and cost and build time!

Code:

  ; ***DESIGN parameters ***
  DisplayName           = OBJECT:Humvee
  Side                  = America
  EditorSorting         = VEHICLE
  TransportSlotCount    = 3                 ;how many "slots" we take in a transport (0 == not transportable)
  WeaponSet
    Conditions = None
    Weapon = PRIMARY CrusaderTankGun
    Weapon = SECONDARY HumveeMissileWeaponAirDummy
  End
  WeaponSet
    Conditions = PLAYER_UPGRADE
    Weapon = PRIMARY CrusaderTankGun
    Weapon = SECONDARY HumveeMissileWeapon
    Weapon = TERTIARY HumveeMissileWeaponAir
    PreferredAgainst = TERTIARY     AIRCRAFT
  End


What we've done? We've changed the PRIMARY weapon of the Cannon Jeep to the CrusaderTankGun weapon. How can i add my own and new weapon? YOu'll need to edit the Weapons.ini (go to Data->INI) but we'll not cover it today. Let's make our CannonJeep Cost less? and build faster?

Code:


  ArmorSet
    Conditions      = None
    Armor           = HumveeArmor
    DamageFX        = TruckDamageFX
  End
  BuildCost     = 100
  BuildTime    = 5.0        ;in seconds  
  VisionRange     = 150
  ShroudClearingRange = 320
  Prerequisites
    Object = AmericaWarFactory
  End




Now it's done!!!! We now need to add the buttons! For this open CommandButton.ini and find HUMMER.

The code that you'll find will be this one:


Code:

CommandButton Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleHumvee
  Command       = UNIT_BUILD
  Object        = AmericaVehicleHumvee
  TextLabel     = CONTROLBAR:ConstructAmericaVehicleHumvee
  ButtonImage   = SAHummer
  ButtonBorderType        = BUILD ; Identifier for the User as to what kind of button this is
  DescriptLabel           = CONTROLBAR:ToolTipUSABuildHumvee
End


Again copy it and paste on the end of the file. Them we need to change the object name.

Code:

CommandButton Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleCannonJeep
  Command       = UNIT_BUILD
  Object        = AmericaVehicleCannonJeep
  TextLabel     = CONTROLBAR:ConstructAmericaVehicleHumvee
  ButtonImage   = SAHummer
  ButtonBorderType        = BUILD ; Identifier for the User as to what kind of button this is
  DescriptLabel           = CONTROLBAR:ToolTipUSABuildHumvee
End


Now the button is done! We need to setup the slot in the CommandSet.ini. Open it!!!!

Search for AmericaWarFactoryCommandSet:

Them you'll find this:

Code:

CommandSet AmericaWarFactoryCommandSet
  1  = Command_ConstructAmericaTankCrusader
  2  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleTomahawk
  3  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleHumvee
  4  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleMedic
  5  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehiclePaladin
  6  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleSentryDrone
  7  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleAvenger
  8  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleMicrowave
  9  = Command_UpgradeAmericaSentryDroneGun
  11 = Command_UpgradeAmericaTOWMissile
  13 = Command_SetRallyPoint
  14 = Command_Sell
End


As you can see, the max limit of buttons in a place (like war factory) is 14 slots. But if you see you'll notice that the slot 10 is clear we just need to add the slot 10 and put the button code!

Code:

CommandSet AmericaWarFactoryCommandSet
  1  = Command_ConstructAmericaTankCrusader
  2  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleTomahawk
  3  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleHumvee
  4  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleMedic
  5  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehiclePaladin
  6  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleSentryDrone
  7  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleAvenger
  8  = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleMicrowave
  9  = Command_UpgradeAmericaSentryDroneGun
  10 = Command_ConstructAmericaVehicleCannonJeep
  11 = Command_UpgradeAmericaTOWMissile
  13 = Command_SetRallyPoint
  14 = Command_Sell
End


Done! Your new unit is added with the buttons and the commands needed. To end this tutorial you MUST test it to see if you really modded the game!!!!

Go test it and sucess!!! We got it!
If there's something wrong, you must review your codes to see what's wrong!!!

Modding takes time but is very fun!

Hope you liked it and enjoyed! More tutorials comming soon!
Happy modding!

-Gen.Kenobi out

Key Words: #Tutorials #Modding #Generals #ZeroHour #OSBIGEditor #XCCUtilities #FinalBIG 

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