January 20th, 2007
Posted by pftq

AOM Guides Library, ID Viewer

Two new things to check out!

After being under the veil for over a week, the AOM Guides Library has been opened to the public. :p Actually it’s been done since the first day working on it, but Paperfriend and I had some problems obtaining permission to host peoples’ guides. For now, we’re just posting summaries and linking to the full guide instead (unless we have the author’s permission, in which we snag every word off the original text and take it for our own mwahaha!).

Anyways here’s a quote from Paperfriend’s official announcement:

The library of guides
on pftq.com

Dear fellow forummers, recently, I have made a list of guides. Nearly 100 guides easily accesable.

However, this can be made even easier: pftq is giving part of his site available to host these guides. It comes with a search function, that can sort by game, title, author, discovery date, keywords, and more.

And you can help:
There are easily over a 150 guides to add to the library, next to things like styling, and we can’t do that by ourselves: That is why we are asking you to help.
If you want to help, please make a post saying so, and we hope to give you acces as soon as possible.

What more can you do:
If you have written any guide at all, please give us permission to host it. You will be given full credit, and your whole guide can be searched for keywords. Which is easier for people needing a guide.

So please, help us to help others,
Paperfriend and pftq.

The library is located here, at https://www.pftq.com/aomguides.

NEXT…

 

The recent trigger effect/conditions I’ve released all require an ID number to specify the unit class/type you wish to use. Unfortunately, there really isn’t such a list around.

Fortunately for you - I’ve created another effect, this time, a search engine that finds the ID of any unit type/class you want!

ID Viewer Effect

 

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January 20th, 2007
Posted by pftq

ToUnit Effects

         This is my 4th venture into using kb commands for triggers. These commands were discovered by TwentyOneScore nearly 4 years ago, but no effort was put in by the community to understand them. From what I gather, once TOS left, the concept was buried and seemingly lost.

         The build of these triggers is very different from my previous kb trigger effects and conditions (as it is a different type, not an “in Area”), but you should find that it works exactly as it should - ex. Army Deploy with the location set to a unit.

         I have gone and taken all effects I find useful, that use a location as target, and configured them to use a target unit as well:

Army Build Building At Unit
Army Deploy To Unit
Army Teleport To Unit
Invoke God Power At Unit (Lightning, Shift Sands… where unit is)
Move From Area To Unit
QV Invoke God Power At Unit (see Invoke GP At Unit)
Teleport Around Unit To Unit (so weird modding my own code)
Teleport Units to Unit
Unit Build Building At Unit
Unit Create At Unit

Download ToUnit Effects Here

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January 20th, 2007
Posted by pftq

Teleport in Area Effect

        Following up on my last release “Convert Units in Area”, I’ve configured the “Teleport Unit” effect as well to take in area inputs.

        It works just as one would expect.   A center unit is selected, which is not teleported of course.   Player ranges to teleport from can be set as well as unit type (which should be defined if possible.. looping through all types is very hard on the computer).

        The exact same code works on Age of Mythology and Age of Empires III, expansion and non expansion.

        Teleport in Area Effect

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January 15th, 2007
Posted by pftq

Convert Effects for AOM/AOE3

        Figured out how to do knowledge base queries in XS just yesterday - and after playing around with it for a bit, created this as my first endeavor. :p

        Age of Empires III’s editor lacks a few vital triggers. One is the Change Units in Area effect from Age of Mythology and another is missing from both games: Convert Units in Area. These effects perfectly fullfill both.

         As far as I know, such an effect  has never been created before (however, the technique has been known since 2003…  everyone must have been asleep or it got buried).   There have been some attempts to  create  a Convert in Area effect, but they were always partial.   This is the first true Convert in Area effect that does exactly as one expects.  

Download: Convert Effects

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January 14th, 2007
Posted by pftq

Arrays in AOE3 RMS

        It has always been believed that  Age of Empires III’s coding language  was extremely primitive  and did not have arrays.   Every single time, instead of storing sets of variables, one had to go through and actually name every single one.   Sometimes this wasted hours per script.

         However… RMS Arrays DO exist! By most random chance, I found them in less than a minute skim through the ai files >_< All this time we've been using vars over and over again.. argh!

        More information on my AOE3 Scripting Page  

There might be even more functions than this. I’ve only just found out there were arrays in the past 10 minutes. XD

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