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Old March 5th, 2004, 04:47 PM
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Default Modding feedback wanted

This post is for people who have created or at least tried to create mods for Dominions II.

I'd like to know what modding command you find missing, especially minor ones that I might just have forgotten about or some other minor additions that would make your mod better.
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Old March 5th, 2004, 05:46 PM
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(1) On/off switches for most commands would be great. Eg, I'm working on an "Arabian Nights" mod for Arco and I want to change the Priestess to a non-holy non-sacred nature-1 Healer. I could just edit the Priestess' stats like this:

#selectmonster 242
#spr1 "./arabian/doctor1.tga"
#spr2 "./arabian/doctor2.tga"
#holy off
#magicskill 8 0
#hp 10
#mr 12
#mor 10
#gcost 90
#end

As it is now I can't get rid of the 'holy' status without #clear.

(2) More flexibility with item slots:

#handslots (number)
#headslots (number)
#miscslots (number)

(3) Missing commands:

#researchbonus (+/- bonus)
#forgebonus (bonus)
#healothers (rate)
#corrupts
#inquisitor
#skeptic
#spreaddeath (like the HoS)
#spreaddisease (like the HoS)
#rebel (like the Eater of the Dead)
#unique (for summoned units, like the Djinn from the artefact Lamp or the big bad summons)

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Old March 5th, 2004, 05:50 PM
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Default Re: Modding feedback wanted

uhm sorry for this question, but when will "real" editing be able:

- Editing of Magic sites
- real spell editing, in an effect to alter spells effect (i.e. fires from afar does water damage instead of fire, or the beckoning can only be cast on mountains, or venegeance of dead summons skeletons instead of souless, or certain spells get increases AoE, get magic resitance negation etc


thanks for the afford up to now !
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Two things besides what poster previous suggested. A #unholy switch to completement the #holy. And a #gender male/female so the warrior women I created stop being kidnapped by succubi.
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Weapon modding:

#nbrattacks (number) - for weapons with multiple attacks

#nomalus - this weapon doesn't count towards the total number of weapons wrt ambidextry

Monster modding:

#whenwounded (monsternumber) - when wounded, this unit will morph (eg, Jaguar Warrior -> Werejaguar)

#whenkilled (monsternumber) - when killed, this unit will morph (eg, Freak Lord -> Freak)
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Units:

#ambidextrous
#demon
#sailing
#supplybonus
#pillagebonus
#defendbonus
#siegebonus
#bloodvengance
#summonallies
(like Werewolves)

#battleallies
(like Mother of Lions / Moloch)

#healcommand
(like Arco priestesses)

#seducecommand
(like Succubus)

#fleeAfterBattle
(like Gladiators)

#mistform
(starts with mistform)

#magicquickness
(starts with magical quickness)

#spr1
#spr2

(If you could specify an existing sprite for a new unit, based on a the sprite used by a current unit number rather than a tga file, that would be really nice!

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Spells:

#numeffects or
(to change the number of effects, like "5" for Summon Imps and "20+" for Crossbreeding, or the number of darts for Nether Darts)

#aoe or
(area of effect)

#summonunit
(so that you can change "Summon Imps" to "Summon Gimps" without removing imps from the game)

#gemcost
#fatiguecost
(fatigue and gem effects need to be discrete!)

#ritual
(makes this a ritual)

#combat
(makes this a combat spell)

#castUnderwaterOnly
#castLandOnly
#targetFriendlyProvinceOnly

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Dominion:

#defaultgrowth
(specifies province growth rate for a neutral growth scale)

Additional Dominion features that would be nice:

#magiccost
The cost to increase a pretender's magic by a level. Default is 8.

#luckRareness (default: 0)
Effect of luck scale on "#eventisrare". #eventisrare has a default of 15. if you set #luckRareness 5, then the percentage of rare events would be like this:
code:
#eventisrare 15
#luckRareness 5

luck scale: 3 2 1 0 -1 -2 -3
eventisrare: 30 25 20 15 20 25 30

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Nations:

#clearpretenders
#addpretender
#clearthemes
#addtheme
#clearheroes
#addhero


Themes:

#themename
(all the rest would be like nation modding)

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Old March 5th, 2004, 07:40 PM
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#spellbonus {spellname} {bonus units or damage per casting}

Would make it possible to create animist/vinemen style combinations as well as creating specialist casters who focus on one particular battlespell. Could give rarely summoned units and spells the boost they need.
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Forgot the #missile {weapon nbr} to give new missile weapons the "in flight" animation of the specified weapon. As far as I know you get no animation at all as it is. Would be really great if one also could add {spell name} to get the animation of a spelleffect.
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Being able to reference #armor by number instead of just by name would be nice.
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Default Re: Modding feedback wanted

As usual, What Saber Cherry said.

#addpretender for nations, and #ambidextrous are the two most annoying I have come across.

I want to add pretenders, not replace. Many of em, I want to add to one nation only.
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