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Gnoll_Mage
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posted April 02, 2008 07:13 PM
Edited by Gnoll_Mage at 18:17, 06 Apr 2008.

Modding lessons

After talking briefly to pause, I stumbled on the idea of having some HC modding `lessons`. They'd be live (e.g. like the HC chatroom), with real-time responses, answers, testing (students have the editor open in the background...), questions etc., with one or two `teachers` - i.e. people drawn from those of us who know what we're doing in some area of modding - plus whoever wishes to be a student. After all, we all know how sometimes the forum style of helping people just isn't hugely convenient. There's 2 main issues though:

Numbers: at the moment, this just wouldn't really be worth it. Given the general high levels of expertise and the limited number of modders, there wouldn't be much point. However, if we were to advertise a bit, maybe the fact that lessons would reduce the fairly large learning curve for H5 modding would be enough to entice one or two new people to join in.

Timezones: the perennial drawback of an international community. Would there ever be a good time, given the potentially low numbers?

Finally we'd have to ask ourselves, is the workshop busy enough? Is there a need for more H5 modders or mods? Would there be much point to the whole idea???

Potential teachers:
Gnoll_Mage (textures, creature creation (effects...), NCF?)
2ndHero (textures)
Cepheus (NCF, texturing, locating elusive data files, some .xdb stuff)
Wulfstan8182 (texturing, see his post below, beginner modding)

Post below if you're interested.

Lessons
Gnoll_Mage teaching: creature splicing DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
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2ndHero
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posted April 02, 2008 07:14 PM

This would be a good idea, it would really help beginners. But I'm having troubles with the HC chatroom.
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posted April 02, 2008 07:17 PM
Edited by Gnoll_Mage at 21:35, 02 Apr 2008.

Thanks. Me too actually (what's the problem for you?). We'd have to look at maybe MSN, an other internet chatroom, or even my own chatroom if necessary,
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posted April 02, 2008 07:20 PM

It worked one day when nobody was there, but when I try to go there my firefox just freezes and I have to end the process from task manager.
I updated my Java but it didn't help.
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posted April 02, 2008 07:24 PM

It only goes in IE for me.
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posted April 02, 2008 07:32 PM

I tried in ie, but when I clicked "click here to activate the object" ie freezes.
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posted April 02, 2008 07:33 PM

sounds like a h*** of an idea to me!

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posted April 02, 2008 08:09 PM

I could be a teacher for making textures...
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posted April 02, 2008 09:01 PM
Edited by Gnoll_Mage at 21:03, 02 Apr 2008.

Lesson
Gnoll_Mage teaching: creature splicing 03 April GMT+0 20:00, HC chatroom

(Could move if 2ndHero wants.)

If I can find a few more teachers, I might post in the Temple.
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posted April 02, 2008 09:09 PM

What do you mean with "could move if I want"? The place?
I can try to find a chatroom, but it would be easier to use MSN messenger (or just a thread were you answer fast.(
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posted April 02, 2008 09:12 PM
Edited by Gnoll_Mage at 21:13, 02 Apr 2008.

If you want to join in, specify the methods that would work (MSN is a no-no for this one I'm afraid).

Gmail chat?
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posted April 02, 2008 09:17 PM

Why MSN  messenger is a no no?
As for the gmail, I think you can't register very easily, because you need somekind of invite codes as far as I know.
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posted April 02, 2008 09:28 PM

Not any more!

pause asked specifically for the lesson, and he can't use MSN for it.
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Cepheus
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posted April 02, 2008 10:46 PM
Edited by Cepheus at 22:49, 02 Apr 2008.

Let me in on this, I'd love to help out where possible!

I'm able to help with NCF, texturing of any sort, locating elusive data files and some .xdb stuff.  I have no idea how to add effects to merge creatures together, though.

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posted April 02, 2008 10:53 PM
Edited by Gnoll_Mage at 23:15, 02 Apr 2008.

Yay!

If any teachers want to give a lesson, I guess they can post like I did above. Also, people can make requests...

@Ceph: post in the Temple?
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posted April 02, 2008 11:20 PM

Whyever not

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posted April 02, 2008 11:20 PM

Ooh, I can't wait for tomorow!
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, eh?
posted April 02, 2008 11:34 PM
Edited by Wulfstan8182 at 23:37, 02 Apr 2008.

i can teach some people on changing the colour of a creature's overall appearance/details and still keeping it in the same saturation/lightness and i'm pretty good at alpha too, half transperent=piece of cake but i don't think i'll take any lessons. modding has gone far ahead since i left and i don't wana confuse my head again(grrr... that evil NCF! dares to confuse a dwarven ghotst's head)

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posted April 03, 2008 12:12 AM
Edited by Gnoll_Mage at 00:15, 03 Apr 2008.

Anyone up for a running a "modding for n00bs" lesson?

Edit: I hope no-one's expectations are too high for tomorrow, I'm a notoriously bad teacher...
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posted April 03, 2008 04:07 AM

Don't worry, I'm a notoriously bad student.
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