Map editor "Game Mode" question

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Map editor "Game Mode" question

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Post by Kaplan » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:44 pm

Hi everyone !

I'm pretty new here, but i'm in love with OW since the beginning. I've finished campaigns again and again and discover, later, mods (arabs :arhello: ) and the Map Editor ! I don't script, i don't know anything about this and I only use the editor in one way ...

I don't know if it's the correct place to talk about my issue :?

I'll try to explain ...

So, I used the mad editor (and XichtEd too) to play alone, not for share my creations. I created bases, characters and create stories (i've a great imagination). Once all in place, I played my scenario with the "Game Mode" in the Map Editor. In Map Preferences, I change the "Player's side" to "all sides" and put the fog of war "All visible".

By this way, I could select and play all units, build and attacks with all "players", leave "Game Mode" to create others units, return to "Game Mode" ... But now, and idk since how many times, when i controlling all sides and i put people in a building, i can't make them leave the building (and don't have the characters health bar at the top of building). I can click on soldier "portrait" and and make them leave individually but not so cool :amcry:

I have spend a lot of times enjoying creating my own stories ... and if someone have an idea, i'll be so grateful :amlol:

Thank u for reading, and hope u will understand me :wink: I'm french :mrgreen:

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Re: Mad editor "Game Mod"

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Post by Szymiew » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:54 pm

Hmm, since you play in Editor's Game Mode, can't you just go back to the editor, delete the problematic building and recreate it, along with the soldiers inside?

I'm afraid you've been using the Editor not in a way it was meant to be used ;) So bugs are to be expected.
I did some modding years ago and more experienced modders were always telling me not to use Editor's Game Mode at all, but test my maps in the actual game.

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Re: Map editor "Game Mode" question

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Post by Kaplan » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:44 pm

Yep, i know it's not the way it was meant to be used, but just asking it someone had an idea on what happen.

Thank you for your answer !

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Re: Map editor "Game Mode" question

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Post by Gravitr » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:55 pm

As Szymiew mentioned above, some things doesn't likely work in Game mode. I don't think there is a way to fix that, but you can use some SAIL code to do a "smaller workaround". Not working on 100%, but better something than nothing I think.

So, in your map, go to SAIL > Open SAIL editor, then File > New module > OK, paste code below, and click File > Save module/all.
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every 0$1 do
begin
  UnitSelect;
  enable;
end;

on ActiveUnitChanged(b) do
  UnitSelect;

var b, un, list;
function UnitSelect;      
begin
  b = [];
  un = [];
  list = FilterAllUnits([[f_type, unit_building], [f_occupied]]);

  for b in list do
  begin
    if IsSelected(b) then
    begin
      for un in UnitsInside(b) do
        if IsSelected(un) then
          exit;

      SelectUnits(UnitsInside(b));
    end;
  end;
end;
Notes:
- if selected building and previous selected building isn't same, it will work without a delay
- else units in building will be selected in less than 1 second
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Re: Map editor "Game Mode" question

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Post by Kaplan » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:33 pm

It was working before, without any code or bug. I could select every occupied building of any side and make them empty, as in normal/multiplayer mission.

Gravitr, i've tried your code, but not working :/

Thanks anyway

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Re: Map editor "Game Mode" question

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Post by Gravitr » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:47 pm

It's working on my computer. Are you sure the code is running? Try map reset, then Open SAIL editor, Compile tab and select Run. You'll be switched into gamemode automatically.
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Re: Map editor "Game Mode" question

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Post by Kaplan » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:20 pm

Oups, code wasn't running ... :lol:

As i said, I don't know anything about SAIL.

Thanks a lot, i will try this !

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Re: Map editor "Game Mode" question

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Post by Serpent » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:55 pm

Just change player side from all sides to current side.
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Re: Map editor "Game Mode" question

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Post by Szymiew » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:56 pm

You may want to consider reading McBenn's Comprehensive Tutorial for both Editor and SAIL.
Link: http://forum.stucuk.net/viewtopic.php?t=1650
I haven't read it from cover to cover*, but I think it contains everything you need to know to make your own scripted missions, objectives, campaigns etc. It's in English.

I learned mostly from ZoNe's SAIL Function list and SAIL Reference, but I don't know if they are available in other languages than Polish.
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