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26 Jun 2011 00:24 #241 by Seizure22
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if you want an easy hacky way, just map the mine's texture to a bounce material

if you want a real way, mod the explosion force on the explosion datablocks (there are subexplosions too, but I don't think they have force by default)

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26 Jun 2011 00:54 #242 by whirligig
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Are you talking about this?

Code: // Impulse
impulseRadius = 10;
impulseForce = 15;


Because I tried changing those, and the mines still had the same amount of force with both of them set to 0.

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08 Jul 2011 02:27 #243 by Explode
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Where are the codes that declare the phrases like You've found a gem?

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08 Jul 2011 02:52 #244 by Joey
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Marble/server/scripts/game.cs

I love you, but your attitude is like that of a shrew. Your options? Take a pill or be my kill. Might I suggest that you wear a vest. Perish in class or be banished to the land of bluegrass, where dreams don't exist as you'll be eternally pissed.

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08 Jul 2011 03:15 #245 by Explode
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Okay thanks!!

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08 Jul 2011 03:22 #246 by Ian_Cordle
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Why didn't you just ask lamp?

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08 Jul 2011 03:24 #247 by Joey
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Just a wild guess here but maybe it's lamp that wanted the information... Or he didn't know.

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08 Jul 2011 03:42 #248 by Explode
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Lamp was brain dead.

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03 Jun 2012 22:04 #249 by Explode
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Sorry for the double post but.....

Where is the command Rotate defined. (I am trying to get an object to rotate on the y axis)


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03 Jun 2012 22:56 #250 by Jeff
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woot! A question!

Um...i dont think there is a rotate function that i know of, just use

%matrix = getWords(%obj.getTransform(),3,6);

returns the 4 point rotation vector in radians^
x y z theta

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04 Jun 2012 15:26 #251 by Aayrl
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If you're looking to rotate an object in the GUI, follow the code in the help/credits gui. Here's an example of the super speed gui item.

Code:new GuiObjectView(HC_SuperSpeed) {
profile = GuiDefaultProfile;
horizSizing = right;
vertSizing = bottom;
position = 30 73;
extent = 79 66;
minExtent = 8 8;
visible = 0;
helpTag = 0;
cameraZRot = 0;
forceFOV = 0;
model = ~/data/shapes/items/superspeed.dts;
skin = base;
cameraRotX = 0.35; // Rotate the object around the x axis (Spinning effect)
cameraZRotSpeed = 0.001; // Speed of rotation
orbitDistance = 2;
autoSize = 0;
};

If you're trying to rotate an object in a specific Marble Blast level, simply open the level editor and click on the object you wish to rotate. While your mouse is highlighting the axis you wish to rotate the object about, hold down ALT (CMD for Macs?) and then click and drag that axis. The object will rotate about that axis.

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04 Jun 2012 15:47 #252 by IsraeliRD
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Aayrl: the rotate option (Alt in windows) doesn't exist in Mac. You can't add it.

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04 Jun 2012 20:59 #253 by Explode
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@ Jeff, Do I add that to the item data?

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04 Jun 2012 22:42 #254 by Jeff
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um what I said was more for manual rotation. If you are rotating an item, well, I believe that rotation is from the engine. If you wanted it to be on the Y axis, then just change its rotation field in the level editor. The field is X Y Z A, where A is the theta measurement angle in degrees. If you want to rotate a static shape, then you have to make a recursive schedule, and make updates to its rotation vector.

@Whirligig (even though this was one year ago and i fixed this for him....anybody else if you were still wondering)

you need to delete the subexplosions because @Seizure they do have forces to them. Once you kill those then you can change those properties.

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15 Aug 2012 20:33 #255 by Explode
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I have a question about engine limitations:

Is it possible to make a gui profile that has the ability to display video content in .rec or file format?

I would like to know this before I waste any time working on an impossible project.

Thanks,

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15 Aug 2012 21:43 #256 by Jeff
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um..you should try to attempt to use a GuiTSControl() which is found in playGui.gui. Then, you can use that to play the .rec considering that the demo player just uses playGui.

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16 Aug 2012 23:54 #257 by Aayrl
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MBP was able to accomplish this using a similar method to what Jeff mentioned above for their demo player in-game. Depends on where you're playing the .rec file and what else would be running on that GUI page.

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18 Aug 2012 20:32 #258 by Seizure22
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.rec is a recording of input and/or additional gameplay data, it contains no video data

the GameTSCtrl gui object renders the game world, though. (it's what playgui uses)

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21 Aug 2012 05:13 #259 by UN1C0DE
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How can I shake the camera when triggering a landmine?

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21 Aug 2012 05:34 #260 by Jeff
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Not sure of this works, but on the landmine's explosion datablock it has camera shaking properties, try modifying that. If that does not work, you will have to use a hackish way by modifying the player's field of view, and using a series of schedules to shake it quickly.

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21 Aug 2012 08:58 #261 by UN1C0DE
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Aug 20, 2012, 10:34pm, jeff wrote:Not sure of this works, but on the landmine's explosion datablock it has camera shaking properties, try modifying that. If that does not work, you will have to use a hackish way by modifying the player's field of view, and using a series of schedules to shake it quickly.

Sadly, modifying camera shaking properties doesn't work.

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24 Aug 2012 15:46 #262 by Alexis
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I have a question, when i type:

Code:$prefs::variable = 2

In a file, and open the game, the variable is saved and its value too, in prefs.cs, how is it possible? And what does :: mean?

EDIT: After some thinking... i guess :: mean we're adding/modifying a variable of the $prefs class? Just a guess. I'm not sure they are class in TS.

I still don't see what black magic is used to put automatically all $prefs variable into the prefs.cs file. I just want to know how it works. But BTW it's really useful to add an info on the hard drive without using any function to write into a file.

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24 Aug 2012 19:46 #263 by Explode
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To my understanding, the reason that happens is: the game compiles the changed file, it sees that a new variable was created, it analyzes a the variable's name ($ means global, Prefs means the file, :: divides the file and variables name, variable gives a place to find it, = 2 gives value, ; ends line. Thus, it is a Global variable in the prefs.cs name variable and it has a value of two) then copies it to the location it needs to go to. So, if you made a variable: $pi=3.14159265359; it wouldn't sync with the prefs.cs.

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24 Aug 2012 20:30 #264 by Alexis
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That's odd, i don't think it was in the TS syntax guide i've read some months ago. It's really confusing to me.

So, can i create my own file which act like $prefs, but with a different name? And could you be more precise on the way it actually works?

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24 Aug 2012 21:18 #265 by Explode
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Trying it out in T3D...


Edit: Yep, in T3D at least. I made a variable : $Pi::variable=1; and a pi.cs, exec it and it worked.

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24 Aug 2012 21:27 #266 by Alexis
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Wow...

So, there's no limit, you can put the pi.cs where you want and create the variable where you want? I think you can be more precise.

I'm still wondering how it works. I don't get what TS get.

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24 Aug 2012 21:36 #267 by Explode
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I personally don't know why it does that. I just knew for some random reason it did. My guess it that it works as a classification (not unlike $ that tells the engine it is a global variable, where pi:: tells the engine it is a pi variable and to store it in pi) Now I only tried this within the folder. So, the way the engine takes it from client to server, idk. It may still work, but the engine knows in MB to put it in the client copy of prefs.

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24 Aug 2012 21:45 #268 by Jeff
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Actually, the engine has no idea where prefs is stored. its all torquescript based with a c++ console function.

:: means nothing, its for a matter of programmer organization. Its just the namespace operator, which has no effects on variables in TorqueScript.

You can export any $global to any file with the export method

export($variablename,marble/blah.cs,False);

how prefs does it, they use the * (wildcard) operator, which exports any variable to the file that begins with the wildcard. How prefs was made:

export($pref::*,~/client/prefs.cs,False);

Variables in torque are easier than you think, probably the easiest i've ever seen in a language compared to others where you have to define them with the specified type and scope, U or S for integers, ect.

Hope this helps! Any questions feel free to post or ask me!

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24 Aug 2012 22:15 #269 by Alexis
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Aug 24, 2012, 2:45pm, jeff wrote:How prefs was made:

export($pref::*,~/client/prefs.cs,False);


Well, it looks more interesting, thank you Jeff, but i'm not sure to get it... where is the function export() called? And why did the $pi::blah variable worked for Explode, since you just said that it's how prefs was made? I doubt Explode typed:

Code:export($pi::*,~/blah/pi.cs,False); //Plus, why false as a second argument?

It's still very confusing to me.

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24 Aug 2012 22:18 #270 by Jeff
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False is so that it don't keep adding to the file, and instead erases it then exports it. Export is called in marble/main.cs in the function onExit()

And you can do that with any variable, you don't have to just export prefs. Also lamp could have also just made a new .cs file too

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