Tweaking reactive temples

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  1. hammyh

    hammyh Established Member

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    I was thinking to play around with a some of the conditions/mobs for triggering the lvl2 reactive temples. And maybe adding the ogre cave to Ashrem's gang for personal fun.

    in theory, anything called after py00439script_daemon elif (cur_map == 5067): should be called/checked, which should automatically occur when the party enters.

    What forces this file call? (it's not automatic, apparently).
     
  2. Sitra Achara

    Sitra Achara Senior Member

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    It's triggered on map change (san_new_map event).
    The san_new_map script from script_daemon.py is actually assigned to one of your PCs at the beginning of the game.
     
  3. hammyh

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    Hmm, so in the case of an existing saved game...is a reference to the function saved to the save-game file? ( ie, save-dependant). It doesn't seem to be dynamic for an existing save.

    Ok. I'll think about in that context.
     
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    Do you mean if the function itself is saved? It's not, if you change the script it'll affect the game.
    Note that it's overridden in Temple+ (inside co8fixes.dat), so make sure to use that file as base.
     
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    Ahh...ok. That's the key. I looked through Temple+ [too] briefly for a reference but didn't see anything. So I was then testing changes to the original temple directory.

    Thanks.
     
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    Ok. I found it in the extracted .dat.

    Is there a temple+ "guide" thread to read?
    For example, will T+ read an extracted directory structure, or only the .dat? And recommended current extractors/insertion tools, etc.

    I've run ToEE so many times, I can't avoid the itch to do a little experimenting. ;)

    (it also breaks up the routine testing)
     
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    A question about the file loading:
    It says the override folder has precedence. Yet when I put any folder, including a /scr directory without or within another directory, the log says:
    "Ignoring override folder x". Does the override require a .dat file?
     
  9. Sitra Achara

    Sitra Achara Senior Member

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    Did you follow the instructions in the "User file overrides" section? In particular mod_specs.json.json
     
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    That was that issue. The log now states:
    Registering override folder funstuff
    Unable to add archive funstuff: 1

    And "funstuff" is not displayed above the version number on ToEE main menu screen
    (I couldn't find more info on this error, other than a reference to tio_path_add )


    Edit: My wild guess was indeed a win10 home version compression fail. o_O. (Tio)
     
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  11. Sitra Achara

    Sitra Achara Senior Member

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    I take it problem is solved? What was the issue exactly?
     
  12. hammyh

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    No change. I don't know.

    I did try decompressing and compressing the co8fixes.dat (with some file tweaks) using Tio. That was successful. Tio with bad parameters can crash the win10home dos client.
     
  13. Sitra Achara

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    Weird. What are the files in there? Can you upload?
     
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    Currently the error is thrown with no files other than the empty file mod_specs.json in a folder (currently called "funstuff"). I've tried a few files within...and same result. These were /scr/itt.py and /co8fixes/scr/py00439script_daemon.py.

    Would an empty folder (with no .py files, etc.) or incorrect file structure cause such an error?

    I'm guessing that tio_path_add fails to pack the directory and this error is thrown and reported.

    I'll dig down deeper when I have time, but it will probably take a while to learn and dig.
     
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  15. Sitra Achara

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    That's weird as hell... it's using the same method used to add the data\ folder, so no idea why that's failing.
     
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