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Stories / Re: The Oath [Vegetarian/Pacifist challenge]
« on: August 27, 2021, 10:39:20 AM »
The item limit is around 1600 squares planted (or squares that have stuff you dropped on it), so it takes a lot of work to hit it, but if you plant a 40x40 square then you will get lots of messages about having too many items on this tile and needing to spread your stuff out. In the old days, you'ed just start losing items, but now the warnings happen way before the item loss starts so it's safe.


Not related to OP but, was wondering about the limit, thanks for the info.

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Modding / [URWME] Container Demo
« on: August 23, 2021, 10:35:59 PM »
Been making solid progress on implementing containers through modding, wanted to share what I have so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQQu_Ndc1kc

Designating an item as a container:
Code: [Select]
.TestContainer. "Hunting Horn" *COMMON* [effort:0] /0m/
[SKILL:CONTAINER]

Hotkey: Shift+O - Opens container menu

Supports multi item selection & send
Save & load item data to files, based on the containers item ID



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Modding / Re: Changing vanilla craft menu names
« on: August 01, 2021, 07:30:26 PM »
I've mitigated menu slots in my URWME project, under the Assigning and using extended menudefs category you can see how it works. Would something like this standalone be something people would be interested in, albeit windows only?


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Modding / Re: How, and where to post background modifications?
« on: August 01, 2021, 01:19:25 AM »
These look great. I would just make a zip file and upload it to your thread, or make a new one. Easiest way to setup the zip would be:
  • zipfile ->
    • RITUALSBG.bmp
    • SKILLSBG.bmp
    • truegfx ->
      • truegfx files

then people can just open up the zip and drag it ontop of their UnrealWorld folder to overwrite. (at least on windows)

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Mod Releases / Re: [3.63] [3.62] URWCharacterMenu v1.0.3c
« on: July 29, 2021, 10:53:06 PM »
Any news on an update for 3.7.0, I tried to see if the current version of the mod works with the beta, and no dice.  :'(

I love all your work and wish you the best.

When I can, is probably the best answer I can give you for an update.

I've been thinking about that answer for about 30 minutes now so, hopefully that's better than a dishonest response or nothing at all lol. I've just got a lot on my mind. Updating the addresses isn't a very hard task to do, I just want to do more than that, and I don't know when I'll have the stroke of motivation to do what I want to do with this project. Maybe soon, maybe not. I've been working on implementing containers into the URWME project, still have some loose ends to tie up on that but maybe after I get that functioning I can return to working on a superior version of this.

I may end up updating the addresses before that, but, I don't know. I was also hoping to do it after stable release, but yea. We'll see. I appreciate the support, it has definitely helped along the way.



Also, neat workaround by ineedcords there, for some functionality.

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General Discussion / Re: ##urw IRC Chatroom
« on: July 17, 2021, 11:32:49 PM »
Maybe it would be better to have a Discord channel?

Already exists :)

Is this still active? The invite seems to have expired.

Unofficial URW Discord:
https://discord.gg/Fw58NPUY3u
this link shouldn't expire.

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Mod Releases / Re: [3.70 Beta] [3.63] URWSSSelector v1.0.3
« on: July 03, 2021, 02:08:43 AM »
~Updated for 3.70b beta, minor bug fixes, middle mouse click instructions added to OP

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This is pretty close to getting struck by lightning in a video game, considering the statistics of an animal (ground bound as well) being stuck in that exact spot with that exact configuration of trees out of the 215000~ grid of rendered tiles. Somewhat of a special thing to see in terms of the virtual.

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Bug reports / Re: Power outage, now URW doesn't work
« on: May 26, 2021, 08:40:12 PM »
So my city lost power while I was playing, and now URW won't boot. It shows up on the taskbar, but there is no window or instance running anywhere ???

Do I have to reinstall or something?

Problem is due to winpos.dat file being set to 0,0,0,0 (saves your screen co-ordinates and width/height)

if you delete:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\UnRealWorld\winpos.dat

should fix itself when you run it again. otherwise just do an integrity check/reinstall as privateer suggested.

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Mod Releases / Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0b
« on: May 25, 2021, 07:17:49 AM »
~Updated image host to github URL

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Mod Releases / Re: [3.63] URW Mod Extender v0.0.3
« on: May 06, 2021, 11:22:01 PM »
I see. Hopefully it can work out in the end! I'd totally be willing to even donate a bit of money for it.
What about adding new animals? I wouldn't mind seeing some more variety in wildlife.

I can copy/paste animals and modify their sprites pretty easily, and I can insert them into the map. I haven't done much testing on how their AI handles itself though, and theres alot of data I haven't mapped, so full editing isn't something I can currently do, but sprite, some weight values, names, vocals and attack text I can edit, and acouple of other things. Most likely I can just copy current NPCs and overwrite the sprites and such, and it will probably inherit the rest of the original NPCs functionality, so ideally you could just base new NPCs off of old ones as far as aggression/leashing/AI stuff goes.

here is what I have currently mapped for NPCs (data i know for sure (okay maybe not for sure but pretty sure) does the intended effect)
Code: [Select]
                ClassID = 0x0,
                CreatureID = 0x4,
                Name = 0x8,
                Nickname = 0x30,
                Portrait = 0x49,
                Sprite = 0x2B6,
                Vocals = 0xA8,
                //Vocal2 = 0xB2,
                Attacks = 0xDE,
                //Attack2 = 0xEA,
                Skills = 0x115,
                Items = 0xB4,
                MeatWeight = 0x94,
                IndexID = 0x52C

A minor test I performed a long while ago where I changed a cow's name to 't-rex' and butchered it showed that by products of the new 't-rex' inherited its name appropriately, IE: t-rex cuts, t-rex fat, etc.

I can also, to a limited degree, control their x, y, and direction, but game code still affects NPCs when time passes so, I've no idea how their AI will try to react until I run more tests. Ideally looping x/y/direction would allow me to lock their position, if I needed to.


I've got a few things going on in the project currently, but I think next update will be focused on adding containers to the game so we can store larger quantities of items in our home areas.

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Mod Releases / Re: [3.63] URW Mod Extender v0.0.3
« on: May 06, 2021, 08:21:21 PM »
Would this allow the implementation of dynamic character sprites?
I can pretty much do this, the problem I run into is at the end, after changing all the data, the user is forced to press F9 to reload the games images from the truetile folder. Normally this wouldn't be too much of a problem because I could program it to send the F9 key when it detects new sprite changes, but F9 tends to be a bit buggy and can cause the game to crash.

The alternative method is generating every possible sprite combination and putting them all in the truetile folder before starting the game, which would keep them all available without using F9, but then you run into the problem of having thousands of sprite sheets for tiny changes.


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Suggestions / Re: Village crafsmen
« on: April 29, 2021, 11:36:38 AM »
If you're playing on Windows, you might be interested in taking a look at URWME and Cultural Crafts, and experimenting with your ideas if you're into modding at all.

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Suggestions / Re: Honing blades
« on: March 24, 2021, 11:44:22 PM »
This is also potentially achievable via modding. Would require a bit of work to make it immersive though, such as attaching it to a skill, a grinding wheel for sharpening, etc. Item quality is very easy to modify however, could also include item degradation in the long run.

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Modding / Re: Adding Custom Music?
« on: March 24, 2021, 11:25:33 PM »
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Sorry for the late reply, I've been in-and-out of the game as of late. ^^;

I have this planned as a feature in my current project. My question is, when do you want sounds/music to be played? looped? I have many ways of doing it, so I'm open to ideas people will actually use contrary to just my own thoughts.
@Karmatose , @ConnorA

I was imagining something where for example you could have different atmospheric tracks play depending on whether you were deep in the forest, or in an open field where you can see and be seen for miles on end. So...locational based, but also event based like for example if you're in a fight with a bear, the track would change, etc...Possibly different tracks for different times of day, as well. I think this could work with either music, or ambient sound (like crickets chirping in a field at night), or a combination of both. Might be interesting to also have the music get more intense as your physical condition gets worse... Like the closer you are to death the more intense the music gets (if you're still in a battle) but if you've left the battle/you're dying for non-injury related reasons, then the closer you get to death the more ominous the music gets, and then at a certain cutoff point the music starts to get very quiet...until it stops completely and you die. But, that might be a tad too advanced to be honest.

My worries are that finding good copyright-free music/ambient might be difficult. Using a site like https://asoftmurmur.com/ to create ambient mixes might be interesting though, but I'm not sure about their terms of use (despite reading it the legal jargon went a bit over my head..but from what I understand that specific site allows usage for non-commerical use only?) or if you could manage to convert the tracks you make into MP3/WAV files or not.

@Night Is the project you're referring to your URW Mod Extender (https://www.unrealworld.fi/forums/index.php?topic=6325.msg18406#msg18406) you released recently? I'm looking at the thread and as someone brand new to modding in URW I'm...somewhat lost ^^; How would this be used to add music?


Most of what the mod extender does is providing more access to the games data/functionality. In the case of sounds/music, they could be activated in several different ways, such as when the terrain type changes, or when an game object is near the player (NPC/item/tracks), probably several more options if I think about it. All of these things I detect through a loop/loops dedicated to tracking that data. In the future, I plan to have a scripting system based off of these events, that follows a similar syntax to URW's crafting syntax, some examples might look like:

Code: [Select]
[START_TerrainChanged]
   .MyCustomScript1.
   Conditions:
      [TERRAIN:pine mire]
   Actions:
      PlayMusic("PineAmbience.wav")

   .MyCustomScript2.
   Conditions:
      [TERRAIN:village]
   Actions:
      PlaySound("EnterVillage.wav")
[END_TerrainChanged]



[START_PlayerChanged]
   .MyCustomScript3.
   Conditions:
      [HEALTH:<80]
      [SWITCH:HasGrunted] == false
   Actions:
      PlaySound("Grunt.wav")
      [SWITCH:HasGrunted] = true

   .MyCustomScript4.

   Conditions:
      [HEALTH:>=80]
      [SWITCH:HasGrunted] == true
   Actions:
      [SWITCH:HasGrunted] = false
[END_PlayerChanged]



All of the above code would be handled by the mod extender in an script.txt file, when conditions/actions are met. Also, there would be some control mechanisms to repeat actions, or to only execute them once, or to only execute them once everytime the condition is met. I haven't currently implemented it so, the above is just a psuedo version of what it will most likely look like.

Basically, a condition/action system, with functions that will allow for user input, such as PlaySound("SoundFile.wav"). When I've completed more of the project I will document the functionalities more thoroughly, but most of what you said is within scope.

The only thing that might be difficult with what you said is transitioning between ambiences in the case of combat, mostly because I'd have to track the duration of the sounds playing and then transition to the next at the end of the first sound so it would sound smooth, but it is possible to do.


There also may be other areas where I can implement sounds, but this would be the main place.
@Karmatose


As for copywrites, I have no clue, It's a big mess when it comes to fan-made projects, but I just assume as long as I'm not profiting off of something it shouldn't be a problem. Probably costs them more to send a C&D to someone using their stuff for non-profit personal/fan based entertainment than ignore it if its not cutting into their dough. I'm not a legal expert though, so don't take anything I say as fact lol. I know that most media type property has a license attached to it, so thats probably what you would want to refer to most of the time. Some just require crediting the source.

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