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Atomic_Noodles
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeneralKrukov wrote:
Atomic_Noodles wrote:
1) Are you sure its just the Weapon Stages being too long?

2) Radiation must be set to how max it is specified in the Radiation Controls. (By Default its 500) Going above your set one will crash the game.

3) Read the TurretX Flags in the GrandCannon's Entry in Rules


I made the stage 50 and rate up to 50 and tested it out but still nothing.


And you've tested it out if it works when you force-fire?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atomic_Noodles wrote:
GeneralKrukov wrote:
Atomic_Noodles wrote:
1) Are you sure its just the Weapon Stages being too long?

2) Radiation must be set to how max it is specified in the Radiation Controls. (By Default its 500) Going above your set one will crash the game.

3) Read the TurretX Flags in the GrandCannon's Entry in Rules


I made the stage 50 and rate up to 50 and tested it out but still nothing.


And you've tested it out if it works when you force-fire?


Yes. :S

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the Warhead & Projectiles of the Missiles and see if they have proper verses. Also you should just post a topic in Editing Forum. This topic is for requests for Tutorials.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the problem and I should have noticed it earlier.

Here's how you listed your weapons in rules.

Code:
Weapon1=120mmx
EliteWeapon1=120mmxE
Weapon2=MammothTusk
EliteWeapon2=MammothTusk
Weapon3=120mmx
EliteWeapon3=120mmxE
Weapon4=MammothTusk
EliteWeapon4=MammothTusk
Weapon5=120mmx
EliteWeapon5=120mmxE
Weapon6=MammothTusk
EliteWeapon6=MammothTusk


Here's how you should be looking at it.

This makes up your first ground loop:


Weapon1=120mmx ;First weapon to use against a ground unit.

After you have engaged a enemy, per frame your rate goes up by the RateUp tag, once you hit your next stage you proceed to the next weapon.

Weapon3=120mmx;Second weapon to use against a ground unit.

As you can see you 1st and second and even third weapon are the same, so every stage shoots the same 120mmx weapon.

Weapon5=120mmx;Third weapon to use against a ground unit.

This makes up the elite Ground Stages:

EliteWeapon1=120mmxE;First Elite weapon to use against a ground unit.

EliteWeapon3=120mmxE;Second Elite weapon to use against a ground unit.

EliteWeapon5=120mmxE;Third Elite weapon to use against a ground unit.

Now here are your anti Air phases:

Weapon2=MammothTusk

Weapon4=MammothTusk

Weapon6=MammothTusk

The Elite Anti air stages:

Though this is funny since your elite stages are all the same as your regular ones, there's zero improvement with elite version for AA combat.

EliteWeapon2=MammothTusk

EliteWeapon4=MammothTusk

EliteWeapon6=MammothTusk

As you can see your Gatling logic is coded incorrectly to the point where your cycle the same weapon over an over, so its not that its not reaching the next Gatling cycle, its that every Gatling cycle is coded exactly the same and therefore no change is evident.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I'd also go into detail more on how rateup and ratedown and stages work.

First up to get to another stage we need to know the charge.

So if your first weapon in a loop had a rof of = 20

And your RateUp value was 50, then.

Hit the attack button to fire at an enemy.
Charging starts.
Every frame charges you by your rate up value. So the next time you are able to fire the second shot your charge will be at 1000.

If Stage is:

Stage 0 does not exist but you could say that both stage 0 and stage 1 always use the same weapons, which is your primary and secondary weapons.
Stage1=1000
Stage2=2000
Stage3=3000

Then after your first shot by the second shot you have gotten to stage 1, the next new weapon will be available at stage 2, so after you continue to fire at the enemy you will hit stage 2 by charging to 2000, and thus start using a new stage 2 weapon.

If this weapon has a ROF=10. You will now get 2 more shots off before you charge to 3000 and hit the final stage.

Once you hit 3000 in this example, you will now be using your final stage 3 weapon.

Now with Ares Cyclic Gatling enabled, you drop back to stage 0 but retain stage 3's weapon until you hit stage1.

If cyclic Gatling is off, then you continue to fire with the 3rd weapon until you no longer have a target.

When you no longer have a target your charge drops by the RateDown every frame until it hits 0 and reduces the stage your on until you hit stage 0, and it goes back to its stage1 weapon.
This is also true for cyclic Gattling if an enemy target is no longer present.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

change Weapon3=120mmx to MammothTusk

in Gatling logic, weapons 1,3,5,7,..... are Anti Ground and weapons 2,4,6,8,..... are Anti Air

EDIT: whoops, didnt see EricAnimeFreak's post #Tongue
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding Rad IE: http://modenc.renegadeprojects.com/Internal_Error#eip_0065B73F
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Sir Shockwave
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to make a couple of quick Tutorial Requests -

1) Double Superweapons. To clarify a little, this is shown to be possible if MO's structure information can be believed, as the Allied Strategy Center, Soviet Palace / Battle Lab / Science Lab and Yuri Psychvault / Chemvault / Genevault. The regular "Superweapon=" tag doesn't work for this, as the two weapons just cancel each other out. Ares doesn't appear to provide relevant tags.

2) RA1 Chrono Tank movement. I know we had a tutorial for this somewhere, but it looks as if it was taken down or lost for some reason. Any idea where it might have gone?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#1

Ares would not need to provide any relevant tags because they already exist in the game.

Superweapon=

and

Superweapon2=

both work in Yuri without ARES allowing you to have 2 superweapons on a building without any patches like ARES.

#2
Just look at the chrono miner or chrono legionnaire etc, It's just a matter of setting the correct movement type and locomotor.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EricAnimeFreak wrote:
#2
Just look at the chrono miner or chrono legionnaire etc, It's just a matter of setting the correct movement type and locomotor.


Except that's NOT the movement type we're looking for -_-

EDIT - Nope, the Superweapon/Superweapon2 code as described above isn't working either.

To further elaborate on the Chrono Tank - remember how it moved in Red Alert 1? Using normal treads to move but had a special Teleport Deploy function? Simply giving it the Chrono Miner and/or Chrono Legionnaire Locomotors won't do this.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's SuperWeapon= and SuperWeapon2=.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChronoTank is impossible, You'll have to deal with a Teleporting Unit (Ala Chrono Legionnaire) or make one that has dummy Refineries to which it can dock at.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlexB wrote:
It's SuperWeapon= and SuperWeapon2=.


I just went and double checked all my code, still no dice. This could just be another case of technology failing on me.

Atomic_Noodles wrote:
ChronoTank is impossible, You'll have to deal with a Teleporting Unit (Ala Chrono Legionnaire) or make one that has dummy Refineries to which it can dock at.


Yet I recall seeing a Chrono Tank Tutorial here that went walkies for some inexplicable reason.

Ah well, really not worth a Flame War over it, so I'll let this one slide unless it magically reappears somehow.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir Shockwave wrote:
AlexB wrote:
It's SuperWeapon= and SuperWeapon2=.


I just went and double checked all my code, still no dice. This could just be another case of technology failing on me.

Atomic_Noodles wrote:
ChronoTank is impossible, You'll have to deal with a Teleporting Unit (Ala Chrono Legionnaire) or make one that has dummy Refineries to which it can dock at.




Yet I recall seeing a Chrono Tank Tutorial here that went walkies for some inexplicable reason.

Ah well, really not worth a Flame War over it, so I'll let this one slide unless it magically reappears somehow.



Hmm well it should be exactly "SuperWeapon=" & "SuperWeapon2=" on that Specific Building. Have you tried testing out by using 2 existing superweapons and putting it on one building?

Well the Chrono Tank was done that way, You made a dummy Refinery Building at which the chrono Tank would dock at. The Bugs I recalled from this method is that the Unit would go back to where he teleported from after "Unloading"
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atomic_Noodles wrote:
Hmm well it should be exactly "SuperWeapon=" & "SuperWeapon2=" on that Specific Building. Have you tried testing out by using 2 existing superweapons and putting it on one building?


Yep. And added the Superweapon to the index, double checked the weapon code and (in the case of this weapon) checked up all the Ares tags. Nada so far.

I triple checked it this morning O_O

Atomic_Noodles wrote:
Well the Chrono Tank was done that way, You made a dummy Refinery Building at which the chrono Tank would dock at. The Bugs I recalled from this method is that the Unit would go back to where he teleported from after "Unloading"


Hmm...I may need to look into making it a Secondary Weapon or something, perhaps a Mini Superweapon of sorts? This warrants more research...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guy can use "SuperWeapon=","SuperWeapon2=" and "SuperWeapon3=" . It's prefectly fine. I'm using this in my mod without any problem

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure SuperWeapon3 doesn't exist.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OmegaBolt wrote:
Pretty sure SuperWeapon3 doesn't exist.


At the rate this is going, I'm pretty sure SuperWeapon 2 doesn't exist. But at this point I may be dragging the topic off track.

Post up a new thread with the code?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't ask, do it. #Tongue

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your not trying to use the exact same superweapon on both superweapon slots are you?

Also check for double entries of building code in rules.

Try this on your building.

SuperWeapon=SpyPlaneSpecial
SuperWeapon2=ParaDropSpecial
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discussion on this subject continued here - http://www.ppmsite.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=478995#478995. It is only now I realise I put it in the wrong forum -_-

Oh, and for Animu - bizarrely it worked for the SpyPlane/Paradrop, but it's not working for the two SuperWeapons listed in the new thread.

Which is beyond bizarre.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a typo on your Superweapons name.
If you use CTRL F on your code then put in your

AlliedBomberASpecial
and
AlliedInterceptorASpecial

And select Match Case and hit enter a few times.

You will see your bracketed SW's are using different names as they are case sensitive. So your SW's currently have no code.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there a good soul to create a tutorial about how to create animations(explosions, mainly) with simple textures,like from ZH,with 3dsmax?
Particle illusion's renders are just bad for shp conversion.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

umm..... request tutorial how to make cloakable weapon, but sth like MO's Chimhera Core
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

deathreaperz wrote:
umm..... request tutorial how to make cloakable weapon, but sth like MO's Chimhera Core


Its just a dummy Weapon with the Weapon applying AE Cloaking...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know, but how can autofire and attack to allies ???
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check infantry parabomb codes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

need omnifire tag ???
what tag/function should i use ???
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GetABrain=yes.
CanMakeStuffUp=true.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

already -_- , but this is new
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GuardRange=255
DefaultToGuardArea=yes
CanPassiveAquire=yes
AttackFriendlies=yes
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to add this one too. #Tongue

Code:

GodMode=yes
ForceField=yes
Speed=999


But really, you can find everything inside the ini files. I think atomic had talked about omnifire few times in different threads. You should do some searching before asking the same questions. Tutorials should be asked only for new or breakthrough ideas or exe hacking.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should just let deathreaperz rip the mod instead of wasting time handing him code anyway (which he could figure out by looking at Crazy Ivan).
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys, does anyone have lagless railgun?
I am not messing with them, because they lag in RA2, I tried few times. But someone of you maybe know trick or two
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[RailgunSys]
HoldsWhat=SmokeParticle

done.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is not working.
it lags as hell, and also only laser line is drawn, not spiral particles.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

go to my mod and see if such railgun lags
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Well, you must change other codes then.
kenosis, this is not first time that you say me ,,go to my mod to see how this works....how that works" you are so good politician and businessman!
I should now download your mod and ,,borrow your ideas" Very Happy
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Decrease the following ones to reduce lag:

SpiralRadius=
ParticlesPerCoord=
SpiralDeltaPerCoord=
MovementPerturbationCoefficient=
PositionPerturbationCoefficient=
VelocityPerturbationCoefficient=
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies to interrupt, but I was wondering if anyone had a tutorial for installing a new Main Menu? Because I can't seem to find anything here, or on ModEnc...the only "tutorial" there really was was AmgCmdr's comments on the old YR Argentina site...which you can now only access via Wayback Machine, and even when you do, it essentially tells you absolutely nothing about it.

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Installing a new main menu? It's just a bik video at the left (RAD Video Tools can convert it) and some SHPs at the right.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Installing a new main menu? It's just a bik video at the left (RAD Video Tools can convert it) and some SHPs at the right.


Yeah...but there's no instructions on how - the required MIX files, where it all goes - this stuff has gone missing.

It probably also doesn't help some of them are in PCX format (example - the 2021 Cataclysm GUI is entirely in this format).

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wouldn't take you that long to figure it out when you have westwood's working example files and then compare it to the new arts that are typically, a replacement, nothing more, nothing less to existing files.

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ApolloTD wrote:
It wouldn't take you that long to figure it out when you have westwood's working example files and then compare it to the new arts that are typically, a replacement, nothing more, nothing less to existing files.


There's the thing. I did do a little digging around. I found the inactive assets for the old menu (which are inactive for a reason, so simply calling the mix that would be kinda pointless), but nothing related to the one they currently use for some unexplained reason.

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You didn't dig deep enough. #Tongue

I can't tell you where the files are now, but everything is there, otherwise, the game wouldn't have those menus in the first place. Wink

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So after toying around with Launch Base for a bit, the good news is that I found a way to install the files loosely.

This means most likely the asset collected was bad, as it straight up refused to load while others did so on their first try without any tinkering.

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I need a tutorial on Custom Ivan Bombs, everything is OK, but when it comes to IvanBomb.FlickerRate I am lost. I can't understand what this means:
http://ares-developers.github.io/Ares-docs/new/weapons.html#customizable-ivan-bombs

frameToShow = (Game.CurrentFrame - Bomb.PlantingFrame) / (Bomb.Delay / (Bomb.Image.Frames - 1))

IF (CurrentFrame mod (2 * Bomb.FlickerRate) >=  Bomb.FlickerRate) THEN
frameToShow = frameToShow + 1

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Graion Dilach
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wat.

If the amount of passed frames in the gameplay divided by FlickerRate's remainder is bigger than FlickerRate itself, then the game will choose to display not the actual frame but the frame after it.

This means that small FlickerRates will mean a lot of jumping back and forth between frames while huge ones will gonna shift the whole frame layout with a frame (first frame gets skipped). Keep in mind that huge FlickerRate will gonna make it losing it's animation feeling.
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AlexB
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a fine piece of documentation indeed. It really conveys the essence of the feature.

Maybe this mental model helps:
The bomb image animation playback is slowed down to be played over the bomb's entire lifetime (Bomb.Delay).

Let's call the current image number "A". Bomb.FlickerRate is the duration for switching back and forth between A and the next image. FlickerRate=5 means 5 frames A, five frames A+1, 5 frames A, 5 frames A+1.... This gives the impression of flickering. 5 frames is 1/3 second.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I understand, it works very well now. Thank you both!  Very Happy

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