Tutorial Basic Object Implementation: A Tutorial

Discussion in 'Starbound FAQs, Q&A, and General Help' started by mollygos, May 14, 2013.

  1. AbeLincolnstein

    AbeLincolnstein Void-Bound Voyager

    Simply amazing, more of these would be greatly appreciated. Keep up the great work Guys. Also, this just makes me want to start modding this game already. I'm already doing the planning for a mod right now.
  2. Axe Garian

    Axe Garian Oxygen Tank

    Idea for the next Tutorial: How to Implement new Character Creator Head Models... like this one:

  3. goodgame

    goodgame Subatomic Cosmonaut

    If we want smoother animation, then there's no limit to the number of frames we can make for the PNG file, as long as the PNG file is a pixel sized to a factor of 8?
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  4. Erick648

    Erick648 Pangalactic Porcupine

    Question: How do we make the modded items spawn in-game (aside from using admin codes)?
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  5. Axe Garian

    Axe Garian Oxygen Tank

    Somehow, I bet it's only a matter of time before a Mod comparable to Yoraiz0r's Final Cheat Menu for Terraria's tConfig/tAPI shows up. :up:
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  6. demanrisu

    demanrisu The Original Agaran Menace NPC

    Just add them to drop lists or NPCs or whatever.
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  7. Aragaron

    Aragaron Big Damn Hero

    Your avatar...
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  8. demanrisu

    demanrisu The Original Agaran Menace NPC

    What about it?

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  9. Aragaron

    Aragaron Big Damn Hero

    So sexy... :yeahhhh:
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  10. Kawa

    Kawa Tiy's Beard

    Okay serious question time. I have a series of similar items, all decorative, not animated, and useless. Each takes four files -- an icon, the actual sprite, an object file, and a frames file.

    The object file'd have to be different so as to show the right name and description, but considering there's this whole "blah.png:{color}.{frame}" bit, is it possible to have a single strip with each variant in and have all the different objects refer to the same PNG? And if I leave out the dropItem property, will the game just use a downsized version of the in-world sprite?
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  11. Legacy95

    Legacy95 Void-Bound Voyager

    Tutorials are useless. Use some brains and actually figure it out on your own, unless the game screen is set to come with the ability to change what buttons you press (actions, gadgets, attacks etc).
  12. Kawa

    Kawa Tiy's Beard

    ... Excuse me, but what?
  13. Black--snow

    Black--snow Cosmic Narwhal

    Good lord, son....
    Tutorials are great, they help people understand something they couldn't previously. If we all had to learn by ourselves there would be a lot less stuff in the world (In general).
  14. dhxmg

    dhxmg Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    That would mean no school tho...

    Just (super)sayin(g)
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  15. Kawa

    Kawa Tiy's Beard

    Y'see, what bothers me is that I'd like to use my brains and figure it out, but I have no game for trial-and-error figuring-out, nor anything to compare with and extrapolate from with my brains.
  16. Legacy95

    Legacy95 Void-Bound Voyager

    There's Super Metroid on the Wii U, as well as A Link To The Past.
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  17. Kawa

    Kawa Tiy's Beard

    And how in the name of peace and sanity is that at all relevant?
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  18. Legacy95

    Legacy95 Void-Bound Voyager

    .-. You have to use your brains in Super Metroid, don'tcha? And sometimes it takes crittical thinking to figure out what a Boss's weakness is in ALTTP. Am I correct? :)
  19. Kawa

    Kawa Tiy's Beard

    Technically, you are not wrong.

    This is still entirely unrelated to my question, though. Even if you were in a position of authority to answer, which I doubt, you've only given complete non-answers so far. The only one here who could use his brains and doesn't is you, I'm afraid.
  20. Chalky

    Chalky Void-Bound Voyager

    Yeah who the hell uses API documentation. You should just waste hours bumbling around without a clue until you finally hack something together that barely works.

    Shitty developers unite!
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