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Offline havikryan

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will ai war 2 have cheats?
« on: September 15, 2016, 10:14:05 AM »
Good day,

I was wondering if ai war 2 will have cheats, I got 200 hours of ai war and 150 of that was spent using cheats, removing the cap and spawning attack waves to test the defence with epic battles, it's always a great amount of fun.

I have used the search function but couldn't find anything about the availability of cheats.

also my apologies if this is in the wrong section.

With kind regards,

Havikryan

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Re: will ai war 2 have cheats?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 10:18:31 AM »
Good day,

I was wondering if ai war 2 will have cheats, I got 200 hours of ai war and 150 of that was spent using cheats, removing the cap and spawning attack waves to test the defence with epic battles, it's always a great amount of fun.

I have used the search function but couldn't find anything about the availability of cheats.

also my apologies if this is in the wrong section.

With kind regards,

Havikryan

Yes, or rather we aren't calling them cheats anymore.  Modding!  You can pretty much manipulate the game through the XML (planned).
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Offline havikryan

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Re: will ai war 2 have cheats?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 10:24:15 AM »
cheats seem more convenient though that's simply because I'm lazy haha

with this xml can you ''create cheats'' like create a rule where if you type X then Y spawns? all I'm imaging when I read xml is opening a file and for example changing caps or ship costs.

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Re: will ai war 2 have cheats?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 10:32:19 AM »
cheats seem more convenient though that's simply because I'm lazy haha

with this xml can you ''create cheats'' like create a rule where if you type X then Y spawns? all I'm imaging when I read xml is opening a file and for example changing caps or ship costs.

That's similar to the script function Keith added to Classic.  I'm not sure.  XML should be fairly open ended though.
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Opened your save. My computer wept. Switched to the ST planet and ship icons filled my screen, so I zoomed out. Game told me that it _was_ totally zoomed out. You could seriously walk from one end of the inner grav well to the other without getting your feet cold.

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Re: will ai war 2 have cheats?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 10:35:46 AM »
all I can do is wait then to see how easy or difficult it is, I have absolutely no experience when it comes to modding so if it's to difficult I'll just have to wait till someone else releases a mod of that nature then.

either way thanks for the replies, and so quickly even, greatly appreciate it :3

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Re: will ai war 2 have cheats?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 10:50:05 AM »
all I can do is wait then to see how easy or difficult it is, I have absolutely no experience when it comes to modding so if it's to difficult I'll just have to wait till someone else releases a mod of that nature then.

either way thanks for the replies, and so quickly even, greatly appreciate it :3

Editing XML is pretty easy to do.  I wouldn't worry  about that to much!

No problem!
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Re: will ai war 2 have cheats?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2016, 12:54:37 PM »
For the purposes of QA, especially in alpha, cheats are very useful - I can't imagine early play testing to be anywhere near efficient without them. So it's more a matter of organising the methods to be presentable in the public release, and making appropriate controls for multiplayer

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Re: will ai war 2 have cheats?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 01:04:28 PM »
I can't imagine not having Cheats Proper in there, along with all the xml and so on.  Thanks for the reminder on that!
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