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Offline ohartenstein23

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Re: [Documentation] [Feedback] Map Editor
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2021, 09:19:59 pm »
Don't need the log to tell you what's not working - I only drew sprites for the Map Editor UI for UFO.

If you want to use this in TFTD, then you'll need to add the UI sprites either through a mod or by adding it to the "standard" folder in your installation. This means:

1. Making a copy of the image file located at standard/xcom1/Resources/Extended/UI/mapeditor_icons.png, editing it to the TFTD palette, and placing it either in the standard/xcom2 folder or your own mod.

2. Referencing this new image file in a ruleset file, either in standard/xcom2/extraSprites.rul if you put the image in the standard folder or somewhere in your own mod, containing the following lines:

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extraSprites: # must be somewhere under the extraSprites header
  - type: MapEditorIcons
    width: 320
    height: 240
    subX: 32
    subY: 40
    files:
      0: Resources/Extended/UI/mapeditor_icons.png #this is for putting it in the standard folder, change it to wherever you put the image

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Re: [Documentation] [Feedback] Map Editor
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2021, 10:26:32 pm »
Thank you so much. The obvious is incredible. It never occurred to me, that they actually didn’t exist.  :o
It works. If not difficult, please include these changes in next stable release.

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Re: [Documentation] [Feedback] Map Editor
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2021, 02:20:25 am »
I wasn't planning on drawing TFTD sprites until I had a full release candidate. However, if you have a standalone mod that gets it working, I'll update the first post with a link to it.

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Re: [Documentation] [Feedback] Map Editor
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2021, 09:22:29 am »
You told that there is an issue with drawing light sources and shade like the game does it (including advanced light path algorithms). What is the actual problem, if it still persist?

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Re: [Documentation] [Feedback] Map Editor
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2021, 08:16:08 pm »
One of TFTD map results in an crash by unexpected error. Apparently this is a rout-mistake of the developers of the game itself. Is there anything you can do to handle errors like this correctly? Or is it a special case, that does not require intervention? In any case, this is not a problem, as long as there are other map editors that can be used to fix the .RPM file. Just in case, I am attaching files, although in theory this error can be reproduced on any standard ones.

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Re: [Documentation] [Feedback] Map Editor
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2021, 10:37:26 pm »
@ohartenstein23

looks like 4ky's issue (above^) is an out-of-bounds node(s). But i just want to note (in case you're unaware of this) that several TFTD route-files have noderanks that are set to an invalid value ... ie. 9 when the limit is 0..8

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not sure how ( or if ) you want to handle those

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Re: [Documentation] [Feedback] Map Editor
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2021, 04:25:09 pm »
You told that there is an issue with drawing light sources and shade like the game does it (including advanced light path algorithms). What is the actual problem, if it still persist?

The problem was that updating lighting for the entire map is computationally expensive, and the editor can call for lighting updates rather quickly. To prevent slowdown from that, I believe I only call for updates in the (x, y) column of tiles when a tile is added or removed. Also, I haven't added any way to check the map with different global shade values.

One of TFTD map results in an crash by unexpected error. Apparently this is a rout-mistake of the developers of the game itself. Is there anything you can do to handle errors like this correctly? Or is it a special case, that does not require intervention? In any case, this is not a problem, as long as there are other map editors that can be used to fix the .RPM file. Just in case, I am attaching files, although in theory this error can be reproduced on any standard ones.

@ohartenstein23

looks like 4ky's issue (above^) is an out-of-bounds node(s). But i just want to note (in case you're unaware of this) that several TFTD route-files have noderanks that are set to an invalid value ... ie. 9 when the limit is 0..8

/iirc

not sure how ( or if ) you want to handle those

As kevL said, some RMP files in TFTD have invalid node values and positions. The editor doesn't have any extra validation yet, so you'll have to use another tool like MapView or a hex editor to correct those before my code will be able to handle that map. I'll add it to my list to for for my next update.
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Re: [Documentation] [Feedback] Map Editor
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2021, 03:31:14 pm »
The problem was that updating lighting for the entire map is computationally expensive, and the editor can call for lighting updates rather quickly. To prevent slowdown from that, I believe I only call for updates in the (x, y) column of tiles when a tile is added or removed. Also, I haven't added any way to check the map with different global shade values.

Well, to me would be good any kind of solution - when changing tile, or even with hitting some button to calculate shades, and in that mode you can't edit the map, just observe it. Could be a new mode together with tile/nodes. Any solution would better than saving map, moving it from save to mod, closing and reopening the game and launching battlescape.

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Re: [Documentation] [Feedback] Map Editor
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2021, 04:50:16 pm »
Well, to me would be good any kind of solution - when changing tile, or even with hitting some button to calculate shades, and in that mode you can't edit the map, just observe it. Could be a new mode together with tile/nodes. Any solution would better than saving map, moving it from save to mod, closing and reopening the game and launching battlescape.

Updating whole map lighting on changing a tile is a slowdown that I don't want to introduce into the editor. I will have an option to better preview the map in the future without needing to load it into a mod.

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Re: [Documentation] [Feedback] Map Editor
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2021, 10:28:07 pm »
Updating whole map lighting on changing a tile is a slowdown that I don't want to introduce into the editor. I will have an option to better preview the map in the future without needing to load it into a mod.

Ok, I see you reason. What about my idea to make a 3ed mode (together with tiles and nodes) with preview of lightning, where i can choose shading, but i will not be able to edit tiles, so no recalculation but lightning on changing this mode setting from its menu?