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Angel Aro
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(id: Cherub Aro)
posted 06-15-03 01:33 AM CT (US)         
What do you think should be included in a new scenario editor if ES was to make another? Give your suggestions for a new scenario editor in this thread. The suggestions can be new conditions, effects, terrain, or just your opinion on what would make a better scenario editor. Be sure to keep the discussions relating to the main topic of this thread.

Past Editor Opinion Threads:

The Scenario Designer's Wishlist posted 05/13/03 kevingamer _AcX_
AoE III Scenario Editor posted 04/25/03 by kevingamer _AcX_
The Scenario Editor - A powerhouse or a user-friendly tool? posted 01/09/03 by Darkmaster
The OFFICIAL Scenario Editor Thread posted 12/03/02 by CrystalCrown

Angel Aro
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CrystalCrown
HG Alumnus
posted 06-15-03 12:00 PM CT (US)     1 / 153       
I know this has been said numerous amounts of times before. However, it is important enought to be repeated.

Trigger Copy/Paste Function


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Shiroken
Squire
posted 06-15-03 08:27 PM CT (US)     2 / 153       
Hate to sound like a troll, but whats the difference between this thread, and the other scenario wishlist threads already listed in your sig, Aro?
Angel Aro
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posted 06-15-03 09:56 PM CT (US)     3 / 153       
There are four of them, and they are inactive. I decided to make a new official one.

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el_espaniol
Squire
posted 06-15-03 10:06 PM CT (US)     4 / 153       
i will like a function to save only triggers from a scenario to a ".xxx" file, and load in another scenario, or backup trigger system and you can pass it by e-mail, or diskette...
zyxomma100
Squire
posted 06-16-03 05:21 AM CT (US)     5 / 153       
Triggers that can:
  • Completely customize a units stats.
  • Detect certain keystrokes.
  • Use an Objects Not In Area condition.
  • Completely change terrain.

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    Squire
    (id: Darkmaster)
    posted 06-16-03 09:11 AM CT (US)     6 / 153       
    Ability to alter terrain (without the use of tricks).

    -1
    da hobo
    Squire
    posted 06-16-03 05:17 PM CT (US)     7 / 153       
    a 'replace object with object trigger'

    "The most important thing to do in your life, is to not interfere with somebody else's life." - Zappa
    Lionheart0231
    Squire
    posted 06-16-03 10:14 PM CT (US)     8 / 153       
    I think an effects like freezing units as they die for example when a champion dies he falls on his knees. also
    you should be able to place dead bodies that stay there and do not rot away. other things like being able to place weapons on the ground, stuck on a dead unit. Another would be stats, changing units armor, range, and speed.
    Philip Dunscombe
    Squire
    posted 06-17-03 10:26 PM CT (US)     9 / 153       
    My wishes would have to be a randomizer and countdown trigger option.

    I also think object not in area or a customized unit display system would be great.

    A trigger that changes terrain and elevation would also be very useful :-). I will exploit what ever ES manages to come up with how ever.

    [This message has been edited by Philip Dunscombe (edited 06-17-2003 @ 10:26 PM).]

    JackalRat
    HG Alumnus
    (id: BrandNewCar)
    posted 06-17-03 10:58 PM CT (US)     10 / 153       
    a "Whilst in area" condition, would make sound for different places so much easier to achieve .

    Bill.

    Angel Aro
    Squire
    (id: Cherub Aro)
    posted 06-17-03 11:16 PM CT (US)     11 / 153       
    A "Camera Follow Unit" option. It would make your screen follow the selected unit, instead of having to repeatedly using the Scroll trigger.

    Also a Snap View trigger that instantly goes to an area, like in SWGB. Useful for cut-scenes.


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    [This message has been edited by Angel Aro (edited 06-17-2003 @ 11:18 PM).]

    biodegradeablefi
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    posted 06-19-03 06:08 AM CT (US)     12 / 153       
    Conditions
    - damage object
    - object damaged

    Effects
    - Change object range
    - Change object for object

    A cut & paste triggers option!

    More farm animals
    Different Gaia civilians (jesters, merchants, peasants, innkeepers etc)
    Different Gaia buildings (wells, taverns, other historical structures of the times)

    But the editor I have still rocks. it's me that limits it thinking I can't do it then I think again and hey presto! When you see what can be done (ie: Canute's Saga) you just gotta tip your hat to all involved.

    Raptor the Good
    Squire
    posted 06-20-03 09:22 AM CT (US)     13 / 153       
    What I think would be cool is a unit editor. You completely customize a new unit then save it, and it would appear in the units list in the editor.

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    Dragon_Sword
    Squire
    posted 06-20-03 10:36 AM CT (US)     14 / 153       
    100 players(more or less) instead of 8.


    Copy and paste will be more accurate and cut away just what you want. (example: half a house)

    [This message has been edited by Dragon_Sword (edited 06-20-2003 @ 10:44 AM).]

    Raptor the Good
    Squire
    posted 06-20-03 09:53 PM CT (US)     15 / 153       
    You should be able to pave roads and build bridges. Sea walls and gates should be built by a new unit called a construction ship.

    Have 2 different types of each forest. Forest and Dense Forest. Pine Forest and Dense Pine Forest. Jungle and Dense Jungle. Foot soldiers and archers (not cavalry or siege units) should be able to walk through the normal forest but not the dense. Also villagers should plant trees, and it would take them 20 years to become full grown trees. This could be used as a defense or as a replenishable resourse. (I hate it when I am on an island and I chop away all the trees.)

    I suggest a new building called a ranch. It would be similar to a farm in that it would produce food, but it would be bigger and require 2-3 villagers to run it.

    There should be 2 more resourses: Iron and Water. Iron would be mined like gold or stone. There would be a button next to the repair button called gather water. When clicked, the selected villagers would go to the nearest water and fill their buckets. They would then take it to either a Town Center or a new building called a/an " ." (I am open to suggestions on the name.)

    This is all I can think of right now, I might be back.


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    el_espaniol
    Squire
    posted 06-24-03 06:14 PM CT (US)     16 / 153       
    change ammount of resourse effect, like you can put a 99999 food farm with this, or a gold mine....
    Lionheart0231
    Squire
    posted 06-24-03 11:13 PM CT (US)     17 / 153       
    Well like people have been saying, how about more animals?
    crocs, lions, and so on? how about hunting dogs? and better elavation that goes high, including stairs so units can go up or down? And, something that changes a weapon a unit uses, or change clothes style or make your own weapons. and how about marine predators? sharks, whales, how about putting snakes on the game? also archers should have the ability to shoot fire arrows with like braziers. another important thing would be instead of modpacks making a rain and snow, there should be an effect to do that. also more mountain designs or something that you can design your own terrain. it would be cool to have volcanoes spitin lava. volcanoe mountains for that matter. Also another good thing is having like wounded units with blood on them for use in scenarios. and it would be very awesome if it would turn day and night, show lightning effects and blizzards, not to mention sandstorms. more terrain like caves canyons. also military buildings should show action, like swordsmen fighting, archers shooting... i know this is alot of stuff, but i hope its gives good ideas. ill write again if i come out with more.
    "Lionheart0231"
    da hobo
    Squire
    posted 06-25-03 04:12 PM CT (US)     18 / 153       
    @ raptor the good: this is 'The Scenario Editor Thread' not a game play thread. Make a new thread of your own please.

    "The most important thing to do in your life, is to not interfere with somebody else's life." - Zappa
    Dragon_Sword
    Squire
    posted 06-29-03 08:16 PM CT (US)     19 / 153       
    Optional Weather:
    Cloudy Night(no stars)
    Night(stars)
    Morning(sun rise)
    After noon(Basic)
    Evening(sun set)
    Drizzle(light raining)
    Rain
    Poring
    Stormy
    Lightning
    Cloudy
    Fogy
    Clear sky
    Custom(make your own sky with "Paint" and call it Customsky-_____and it will show up in the
    editor)

    What esle?

    [This message has been edited by Dragon_Sword (edited 06-29-2003 @ 08:17 PM).]

    Raptor the Good
    Squire
    posted 06-29-03 11:05 PM CT (US)     20 / 153       
    How are you supposed to see the sky when you are looking down from it?

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    Dragon_Sword
    Squire
    posted 06-29-03 11:09 PM CT (US)     21 / 153       
    You could rotate the angle..so you can see Sky view to a units view...
    Shadow Of Death
    Squire
    posted 07-01-03 11:18 AM CT (US)     22 / 153       
    Euhm... a better change .....(example: name), so that you can change names for units that aren't in the game when it starts.

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    Lionheart0231
    Squire
    posted 07-02-03 05:31 PM CT (US)     23 / 153       
    a type of easy trigger system these triggers now days are hard to put in action. simple triggers such as a unit moves some where and says something at the right time, rather then putting many triggers in effect just to make one thing happen. more gaia units (others) for scenarios i guess... and the ability to make day turn to night. well im out of ideas...
    Lionheart0231
    magna gb
    Squire
    posted 07-02-03 07:55 PM CT (US)     24 / 153       
    Sound Fade In
    Sound Fade Out
    Stop Sound
    Being able to set the loop count in the "play sound" effect

    Now this is one that I have wanted for a long while:

    -Animation Effects

    Description: basically allows a unit to perform one of the five animations it has for a set amount of times.

    -Effect:Set Animation

    Effect: let a unit start one of its 5 animations (standing, fighting, walking, dying, decay), you may set the direction of the unit as well as the number of times the unit will perform that animation, enter 0 for infinity.

    -Option: Preset Animation

    Effect: set an animation to a unit that is being created in the trigger the option is in.


    hello all
    Dragon_Sword
    Squire
    posted 07-03-03 05:38 PM CT (US)     25 / 153       

    Quote:

    simple triggers such as a unit moves some where and says something at the right time, rather then putting many triggers in effect just to make one thing happen.

    Thats easy...don't take much triggers at all!
    All you do is:

    Task Object to the area you want the unit to go to...

    And to make a it say something when you want it to is really easy.. just do either object in area and display instrutions. or Timer and display instrutions...

    easy as it gets man...

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