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extended map.ini coding

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Category: Code
Level: Intermediate
Created: Thursday May 28, 2015 - 18:08
Updated: Sunday May 31, 2015 - 12:20
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Summary: A tutorial for those who want to make heavily customized maps, but modders might find tricks too!

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Spellbooks are easy to do, because they work similiar to unit special abilities.

You will need to check the following files: playertemplate.INI, science.INI, specialpower.INI, commandbutton.INI, system.INI (found in data\ini\object\system)

I will show you here how to make a small spellbook of just 3 powers, making a larger one uses the same system, you just need to add more modules inside the spellbok obj, sciences and commandbuttons.


It's the best to create a new spellbook object, instead of editing existing one. So let's see:


              
Code


Object DeathmatchSpellBook




CommandSet = DeathmatchSpellBookCommandSet
RadarPriority = NOT_ON_RADAR
KindOf = SPELL_BOOK IMMOBILE IGNORES_SELECT_ALL INERT


AddModule
    Behavior = PlayerHealSpecialPower ModuleTag_Heal
        SpecialPowerTemplate = SpellBookHeal
        HealAffects             = INFANTRY CAVALRY SHIP DOZER MONSTER ;MACHINE
        HealAmount             = 0.5 ; ;1.0    ; 0.5 = 50% of maximum health
        HealRadius             = SPELL_HEAL_RADIUS_UNIT_SCAN
        HealFX                 = FX_SpellHealUnitHealBuff        ;FX_DefaultUnitHealBuff
        ; To replenish hordes a bit
        HealOCL = OCL_HealSpellHordeReplenishPing
        AvailableAtStart     = No
        RequirementsFilterMPSkirmish = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER
        RequirementsFilterStrategic = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER_STRATEGIC
    End
End    


AddModule
    Behavior = SpecialPowerModule        SpellBookWarChant_ModuleTag
        SpecialPowerTemplate        = SpellBookWarChant
        AttributeModifier            = SpellBookWarChant
        AttributeModifierRange        = 100
        AttributeModifierAffects    = GENERIC_BUFF_RECIPIENT_OBJECT_FILTER
        TriggerFX                    = FX_SpellWarChant
        UpdateModuleStartsAttack    = No
        AvailableAtStart            = No
        RequirementsFilterMPSkirmish = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER
        RequirementsFilterStrategic = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER_STRATEGIC
    End
End

AddModule
    Behavior = OCLSpecialPower    ModuleTag_OCLCaveBats
        SpecialPowerTemplate    = SpellBookCaveBats
        OCL                        = OCL_SpellBookCaveBats
        CreateLocation            = CREATE_AT_LOCATION
        AvailableAtStart        = No
        RequirementsFilterMPSkirmish = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER
        RequirementsFilterStrategic = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER_STRATEGIC
    End
End

End





Now, I will use as example the heal power:






              
Code


Science SCIENCE_HealN ; N is for new, it's needed to make new sciences if you want requirments to work properly (so you cant just buy 25pp balrog if you don't have darkness first as an example)
PrerequisiteSciences = SCIENCE_EVIL ; see below, we edit playertemplate.ini
SciencePurchasePointCost = 5 ; only for campaign, not relevant
SciencePurchasePointCostMP = 5 ; how much it costs
IsGrantable = Yes ; it can be granted through map script
End

SpecialPower SpellBookHeal ; you already know how a special power works - it is bound to commandbutton and module in spellbok obj!
    InitiateAtLocationSound     = SpellHeal
    Enum         = SPECIAL_SPELL_BOOK_HEAL
    Flags                = WATER_OK RESPECT_RECHARGE_TIME_DISCOUNT
    ReloadTime         = SPELL_RECHARGE_TIME_TIER_1
    RequiredSciences         = SCIENCE_HealN ; the science above
    RadiusCursorRadius         = SPELL_HEAL_RADIUS_CURSOR    
End


CommandButton Command_PurchaseSpellHeal ;this one is in the spellstore
    Command                = PURCHASE_SCIENCE
    ButtonBorderType    = UPGRADE
ButtonImage            = SBGood_Heal
Science                = SCIENCE_HealN ;
TextLabel            = CONTROLBAR:Heal
    DescriptLabel        = CONTROLBAR:TooltipHeal
End







And the commandsets:





              
Code

CommandSet DeathmatchSpellBookCommandSet ; this one is used by spellbook object
1 = Command_SpellBookHeal ; this one leave it as it is unless you want another description
2 = Command_SpellBookWarChant
3 = Command_SpellBookCaveBats


End

CommandSet DeathmatchSpellStoreCommandSet
1 = Command_PurchaseSpellCaveBats
    2 = Command_PurchaseSpellHeal
3 = Command_PurchaseSpellWarChant

End





The playertemplate related stuff:







              
Code

;these are the settings for factions


PlayerTemplate FactionMen
IntrinsicSciencesMP = SCIENCE_EVIL ; this matches the PrerequisiteSciences in the science
PurchaseScienceCommandSetMP = DeathmatchSpellStoreCommandSet ; the commandset of the spellstore
SpellBookMp = DeathmatchSpellBook ; the spellbook object used for this faction
End





The same template goes for other factions. Of course, you can create a different spellbook for each faction (like original ones) but it takes a lot of time! :P



Let's get these pieces together and see the spellbook in-game!





              
Code


Science SCIENCE_HealN
PrerequisiteSciences = SCIENCE_EVIL
SciencePurchasePointCost = 5
SciencePurchasePointCostMP = 5
IsGrantable = Yes
End

SpecialPower SpellBookHeal
    InitiateAtLocationSound     = SpellHeal
    Enum         = SPECIAL_SPELL_BOOK_HEAL
    Flags                = WATER_OK RESPECT_RECHARGE_TIME_DISCOUNT
    ReloadTime         = SPELL_RECHARGE_TIME_TIER_1
    RequiredSciences         = SCIENCE_HealN
    RadiusCursorRadius         = SPELL_HEAL_RADIUS_CURSOR    
End


CommandButton Command_PurchaseSpellHeal
    Command                = PURCHASE_SCIENCE
    ButtonBorderType    = UPGRADE
ButtonImage            = SBGood_Heal
Science                = SCIENCE_HealN
TextLabel            = CONTROLBAR:Heal
    DescriptLabel        = CONTROLBAR:TooltipHeal
End




CommandSet DeathmatchSpellBookCommandSet ; this one is used by spellbook object
1 = Command_SpellBookHeal
2 = Command_SpellBookWarChant
3 = Command_SpellBookCaveBats


End

CommandSet DeathmatchSpellStoreCommandSet
1 = Command_PurchaseSpellCaveBats
    2 = Command_PurchaseSpellHeal
3 = Command_PurchaseSpellWarChant

End





Object DeathmatchSpellBook




CommandSet = DeathmatchSpellBookCommandSet
RadarPriority = NOT_ON_RADAR
KindOf = SPELL_BOOK IMMOBILE IGNORES_SELECT_ALL INERT


AddModule
    Behavior = PlayerHealSpecialPower ModuleTag_Heal
        SpecialPowerTemplate = SpellBookHeal
        HealAffects             = INFANTRY CAVALRY SHIP DOZER MONSTER ;MACHINE
        HealAmount             = 0.5 ; ;1.0    ; 0.5 = 50% of maximum health
        HealRadius             = SPELL_HEAL_RADIUS_UNIT_SCAN
        HealFX                 = FX_SpellHealUnitHealBuff        ;FX_DefaultUnitHealBuff
        ; To replenish hordes a bit
        HealOCL = OCL_HealSpellHordeReplenishPing
        AvailableAtStart     = No
        RequirementsFilterMPSkirmish = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER
        RequirementsFilterStrategic = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER_STRATEGIC
    End
End    


AddModule
    Behavior = SpecialPowerModule        SpellBookWarChant_ModuleTag
        SpecialPowerTemplate        = SpellBookWarChant
        AttributeModifier            = SpellBookWarChant
        AttributeModifierRange        = 100
        AttributeModifierAffects    = GENERIC_BUFF_RECIPIENT_OBJECT_FILTER
        TriggerFX                    = FX_SpellWarChant
        UpdateModuleStartsAttack    = No
        AvailableAtStart            = No
        RequirementsFilterMPSkirmish = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER
        RequirementsFilterStrategic = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER_STRATEGIC
    End
End

AddModule
    Behavior = OCLSpecialPower    ModuleTag_OCLCaveBats
        SpecialPowerTemplate    = SpellBookCaveBats
        OCL                        = OCL_SpellBookCaveBats
        CreateLocation            = CREATE_AT_LOCATION
        AvailableAtStart        = No
        RequirementsFilterMPSkirmish = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER
        RequirementsFilterStrategic = SPELL_BOOK_REQUIREMENTS_FILTER_STRATEGIC
    End
End

End




PlayerTemplate FactionMen
IntrinsicSciencesMP = SCIENCE_EVIL
PurchaseScienceCommandSetMP = DeathmatchSpellStoreCommandSet
SpellBookMp = DeathmatchSpellBook
End

PlayerTemplate FactionElves
IntrinsicSciencesMP = SCIENCE_EVIL
PurchaseScienceCommandSetMP = DeathmatchSpellStoreCommandSet
SpellBookMp = DeathmatchSpellBook
End

PlayerTemplate FactionDwarves
IntrinsicSciencesMP = SCIENCE_EVIL
PurchaseScienceCommandSetMP = DeathmatchSpellStoreCommandSet
SpellBookMp = DeathmatchSpellBook
End

PlayerTemplate FactionIsengard
IntrinsicSciencesMP = SCIENCE_EVIL
PurchaseScienceCommandSetMP = DeathmatchSpellStoreCommandSet
SpellBookMp = DeathmatchSpellBook
End



PlayerTemplate FactionWild
IntrinsicSciencesMP = SCIENCE_EVIL
PurchaseScienceCommandSetMP = DeathmatchSpellStoreCommandSet
SpellBookMp = DeathmatchSpellBook
End


PlayerTemplate FactionMordor
IntrinsicSciencesMP = SCIENCE_EVIL
PurchaseScienceCommandSetMP = DeathmatchSpellStoreCommandSet
SpellBookMp = DeathmatchSpellBook
End











Add this in your map.ini and tell me if it works! :D


So basically, the spellbook works almost like a normal object, you can have different type of special power modules into it. Of course, you can create new ones aswell (not only existing powers), but I won't do it here or this tutorial will be infinite.





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