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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted June 03, 2003 05:55 PM

Sadly, I failed to do it.

Could you please post here DETAILED, step by step, moron-friendly instructions explaining what should be done?

For example, what do I do with the ZV172N.bmp file?

I know NOTHING about these things.

Thanks,

Stupid Vlaad


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Arstahd
Arstahd


Adventuring Hero
posted June 04, 2003 12:54 AM

OK,

1) Place the animation (ZM172N.def)and import program (H3sprite.exe) into your Heroes3 DATA folder.

2)Make a backup copy of H3sprite.lod This is the main datafile, we want a backup in case something goes wrong.

3) Open a MS-Dos command prompt. There should be a shortcut to it somewhere, if you can't find it just double-click COMMAND.COM in your Windows folder.

4) Change to your Heroes/Data directory (folder) in DOS. To do this type the following, using your path to the DATA directory.

cd c:\games\heroes~1\data

*NOTE* DOS can only recoginize file names of 8 characters or less. To access a longer filename (i.e. Program Files) type the first 6 characters followed by a tilda (~) and a number indicating which file you're refering to if there is more than one with the same six first letters (this is usually 1). In the above example, my Heroes folder is named "Heroes III" so I had to write it as "heroes~1" in the path. You can also just change the names so that they are 8 characters or less long.

5)Import the file by typing the following:

H3sprite.exe @ZM172N.def

6) Enjoy!



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IYY
IYY


Responsible
Supreme Hero
REDACTED
posted June 04, 2003 01:00 AM

Hey, I didn't know it's possible to add new creatures to WOG... Maybe I should work on my own then (if you don't mind a HMM2 look )
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Arstahd
Arstahd


Adventuring Hero
posted June 04, 2003 02:34 AM

Well this isn't a new creature, just a new animation. It replaces the old Nightmare battle graphics.

If you feel like creating your own monsters, go right ahead. If and when you're finished with the various bmp's, myself or someone else from the team can help you to get it packed into def format.
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IYY


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Supreme Hero
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posted June 04, 2003 02:52 AM

Where can I get more information on how many frames I need for each animation, and which animations are needed?
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Cybernetic
Cybernetic


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Cypriot Legend
posted June 04, 2003 04:55 AM

Quote:
Where can I get more information on how many frames I need for each animation, and which animations are needed?


Yes, this would a useful thing to know, more fans can then send ideas to the WoG team and get it checked. If its good, new creature here we come Also if this info was also given, we will soon see a flood of new monsters by the time 3.59 is out (yes, I do mean 3.59)
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Arstahd
Arstahd


Adventuring Hero
posted June 04, 2003 05:15 AM

The best bet would be to look at the originals to see just what your work should look like. Use a utility like ResEdit to extract some Defs and DefView to open it and save the frames as bmp's. The frames are ordered in the following lists.

0-Movement
1-Fidgit
2-Stand Still
3-Take Hit
4-Defend
5-Death
6-Death 2 (only used by Beholders)
7-Turn left to front
8-Turn right to front
9-Turn left to back
10-Turn right to back
11-Attack up
12-Attack side
13-Attack down
14-Shoot up
15-Shoot side
16-Shoot down
17-Magic or Dragonbreath up
18-Magic or Dragonbreath side
19-Magic or Dragonbreath down
20-Start of movement
21-End of movement


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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted June 05, 2003 12:24 AM

I didn't have the time to say "thank you"... Nightmares are so beautiful now!
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Morlokk
Morlokk

Tavern Dweller
posted June 11, 2003 01:31 PM

Ya .guys!

Well... sorry, I'm novice and understand a little bit of that you've been talking about.. Panther?!?!! That's great idea. But Have You Thought that it would be not bad to create a family of cats? Like a new castle?!?!?! How do you think?
My creatures:
home cat - 5-8 hp.
wild cat - 15-20hp
Gephard - 25-30hp
Tiger - 45hp
Panther - 60
Lion - 110
Cat-Human(like a god?) 500hp.
Well. what you think?
kran@bk.ru
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soccerfeva
soccerfeva


Disgraceful
Famous Hero
banned
posted June 11, 2003 04:05 PM

Each one of us should concentrate on making 1 creature.
That way,when Heroes 5 come out,it's.. what?! 1000 creatures?!

Well,that would be fantastic.We would have dogs and cats running all over the place.Perhapes even kitten-angels,can resurrect kittens!
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Lord_Woock
Lord_Woock


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
Daddy Cool with a $90 smile
posted June 11, 2003 06:30 PM

What if I make a chicken unit?
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soccerfeva
soccerfeva


Disgraceful
Famous Hero
banned
posted June 21, 2003 07:40 PM

That's fine.We'll call that town a farm.And peasants maning it.Perhapes Peasants could become lv 7 creatures?
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Lord_Woock
Lord_Woock


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Undefeatable Hero
Daddy Cool with a $90 smile
posted June 21, 2003 07:42 PM

Nope... They become heroes

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soccerfeva
soccerfeva


Disgraceful
Famous Hero
banned
posted June 21, 2003 07:48 PM

Ya right! And with their specialty -350 gold per day!
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Lord_Woock
Lord_Woock


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
Daddy Cool with a $90 smile
posted June 21, 2003 08:23 PM

Quote:
5-Death
6-Death 2 (only used by Beholders)


Huh?

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Arstahd
Arstahd


Adventuring Hero
posted June 22, 2003 12:08 AM

Quote:
Quote:
5-Death
6-Death 2 (only used by Beholders)


Huh?


In the DefMaker program's "Creature Wizard", it goes through all of the possible action types that a creature may have. To help identify which is which, there is a small descriptive comment for each stage. Stage 5 is the Death animation, stage 6 is an alternate Death animation (or so says the hint text) that alledgedly is only used by Beholders. I've never actually looked into this so I'm taking the creator's word on it.
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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted June 24, 2003 01:18 PM

Can we put any pre-done sprites into the game this way? It would be more simple for objects, right? If it's possible, where can I find the list of objects? In other words, why does ZM172N stand for Nightmare?
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Arstahd
Arstahd


Adventuring Hero
posted June 24, 2003 09:53 PM

Quote:
Can we put any pre-done sprites into the game this way? It would be more simple for objects, right? If it's possible, where can I find the list of objects? In other words, why does ZM172N stand for Nightmare?


If you correctly compile a new Def you can replace an existing one. To add a new creature requires the game code to be altered to recognize it, not something most of us can do.

To see what's in the game you can use ResEdit with it's Quickview tool to explore the Lod files.

As for the filename, it's just a naming convention that Slava came up with. Most all of WoG addions start with a Z, this puts them at the end of the filelist for easy reference. I believe M stands for monster and 172 is it's creature number. I couldn't tell you what the N stands for, Nightmare maybe?
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Lord_Woock
Lord_Woock


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Undefeatable Hero
Daddy Cool with a $90 smile
posted June 24, 2003 11:14 PM

I only seen a beholder die one way - what's the other one?

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Orion
Orion


Known Hero
Dark God of Ordered Chaos
posted June 30, 2003 06:03 AM

i have only ever seen beholders turn white then collaspe when they die so yes please describe their of method of dying
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