In-Game Help

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  1. sneakycold

    sneakycold Member

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    I already asked Sitra about this and he directed me to post it publicly so everyone can chime in.

    I wanted to update the In-Game Help, clicking on the recent added feats, classes etc. by the Co8 and Temple+ are on a dead end.

    If someone here in the community can give me instructions on how to modify it then I am willing to work on it.
     
  2. Sitra Achara

    Sitra Achara Senior Member

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    Can you clarify exactly which UI you're talking about?
     
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    This UI specifically. I'm planning on creating a separate directory for Temple+ feats, spells etc.
     
  4. Sitra Achara

    Sitra Achara Senior Member

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    Ah ok. Indeed that is missing for feats (though IMO the description at the bottom of the character UI is good enough).

    I assume you're familiar with formatting help entries - if not, take a look at help.tab. Make sure to use an advanced text editor such as notepad++ to view the special characters for linebreaks.
    ToEE lists the feats automatically due to the association of each feat with the parent topic TAG_FEATS_DES, so you just have to add entries for each feat.

    You should submit the entries in a separate file however (i.e. don't just edit it in help.tab or help_extensions.tab). Ideally I'd like to tie it to the new content toggle so it doesn't show otherwise.

    Hmm, there's actually another hairy part with linking the feats from rules\feats to their help topics. Currently there is no field to specify the help topic, and I imagine adding it to every feat would be a PITA. So the simplest thing would be to process the file name - e.g. "battle caster.txt" -> "TAG_BATTLE_CASTER". So stick to that when choosing the help topic IDs.
     
  5. Sitra Achara

    Sitra Achara Senior Member

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    BTW the classes and spells should be in there AFAIK.
     
  6. sneakycold

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    Yeah but when the description is long, it doesn't fit the UI. The scroll bar for it is not working as intended .

    I'm viewing it now and seeing a lot of VT.
    Ok, will test it.

    Does it mean I have to create my own help.tab?

    Yeah I will stick to it then. Thanks for the tips. I'll be back for questions.
     
  7. Sitra Achara

    Sitra Achara Senior Member

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    Yeah, create a new .tab file for all the entries.
     
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