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Offline Reath

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Reath's Rooms
« on: January 31, 2016, 05:55:01 PM »
I made 14 new rooms for the game. They should all be fair and fit within normal gameplay. The developers can include these rooms in the game officially, if they want.

Usage instructions: extract the .zip file in the Skyward Rogue folder, and combine the folders. The levels will now appear randomly in the game.

You can also try them out individually. Open Starward Rogue\RuntimeData\Configuration\TestChambers\a_testReathRooms.xml in a text editor. Start the game, then pick the mods options in the file selection window. Select a_TestReathRooms in the Test Chamber dropdown. The first level will now load. To change levels, alt tab to the text editor, then copy and paste one of the room_setup scripts on top of the one at the top. Return to the game, press esc and select reload test chamber. The new room will then load.

To remove the new rooms, delete all files with the Reath_ prefix in the Starward Rogue\RuntimeData\Rooms directories.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2016, 08:43:14 PM by Reath »

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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 07:39:32 PM »
Unofficial Forum Greeting.

Hi. Welcome to the clubhouse. Glad to have you.
I took the liberty of looking at your rooms and writing up some feedback. I hope you don't mind. I liked most, really liked a couple, and had a couple of changes to suggest for just a few.

I also took the liberty of writing up an .xml room script to make it easier for others to take a look in the Test Chamber. You can rotate between the rooms by copying and pasting the desired room at the top from the list at the bottom. Then just hit ctrl+F4 in game to rotate between them in the Test Chambers.


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<root>
<room_setup script="TunnelWide/Reath_Squeeze" />
  <entity type="PlayerStandard" category="Player"/>
</root>
<!--
<room_setup script="FatHorizontal/Reath_LaserTrap" /> nice
<room_setup script="FatHorizontal/Reath_Warzone" /> a bit cramped for a 7x7_fearsome, perhaps replace it with a 5x5?
<room_setup script="QuadNN/Reath_MineMania" /> nice, the mine exploding the blockables was neat
<room_setup script="QuadNNWW/Reath_Trickshot" /> not sure about those gravity generators up north
<room_setup script="SmallEW/Reath_Blockage" /> nice
<room_setup script="SmallNS/Reath_Distractions" /> I think this is a bit much in too small of a space. Perhaps a larger room?
<room_setup script="SmallNS/Reath_Outpost" /> nice
<room_setup script="SmallNS/Reath_X" /> I really like this one
<room_setup script="SquareNE/Reath_Guarded" /> nice
<room_setup script="SquareSW/Reath_TakeCover" /> nice. I really hate blaze turrets, but that's not your fault.
<room_setup script="Standard/Reath_WreckedBase" /> really nice.
<room_setup script="StandardEW/Reath_TurretTrouble" /> a bit busy. perhaps something to hide behind to allow a breather.
<room_setup script="TunnelTall/Reath_GravityTunnel" /> nice
<room_setup script="TunnelWide/Reath_Squeeze" /> nice
 -->
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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 10:33:16 PM »
Hi, thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you liked most of them.

I updated the rooms based on your comments. Warzone now has a 5x5 Death Adder instead of the 7x7 Fearsome. Turret Trouble has some cover, and I moved the turrets closer to the corner. I removed the northern gravity generators in Trickshot.

I'll look into redoing Distractions when I've got more time. It would probably work better in a bigger room.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2016, 10:41:35 PM by Reath »

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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 02:33:52 PM »
I ran into Wrecked Base on a normal playthrough, and only two of the doors in the room appeared. I got stuck on the floor because of that. Did I do something wrong while making the room, or was it a bug? It looks fine in the room editor.

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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 03:15:51 PM »
If you press F3 you can see which room it loaded. It also is appearing as a 1x1 room instead of a 2x1. Do you perhaps have another version of the room in a 1x1 room folder?
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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 03:22:57 PM »
I checked and there's only one copy of it, which is in the standard folder. The console also shows that it loaded that one.

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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2016, 03:26:10 PM »
Hmm.
Okay, sometimes secret rooms spawn and that "hides" doors until you hit them with a missile. Try shooting the place where the doors should be with a missile? If you want to make a backup of your game file so that you can try different places and still might have a missile, that might be wise.
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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2016, 03:32:51 PM »
I shot a missile everywhere using a bug report save, and no doors appeared. I attached the save if someone else wants to check. This seems like a bug, unless I'm missing something.

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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2016, 03:41:56 PM »
The level continues in that health room, down one and right one from the room you are in.

There is code to open the dev menu and use a map reveal item, somewhere, but I cannot find it atm.
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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2016, 03:47:31 PM »
Whoops, not sure how I missed that. Still, odd that it loaded the room in the wrong place. Looks like the floor still generated correctly.

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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2016, 03:50:17 PM »
I don't know the room spawning logic. So I can't really help there without theories of secret rooms blocking door spawns.
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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2016, 08:43:26 PM »
I updated the .zip file in the original post. It now includes an .xml file for easier testing. I added more details in the original post. Distractions is now a quad room, and was significantly redesigned. The cover in Turret Trouble was moved to a better spot.

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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2016, 02:18:24 AM »
Thanks for your contribution. I'll look over the rooms and get them ready for integration as soon as possible. Cheers!

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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2016, 12:26:40 AM »
Thanks, Reath. All of your rooms looked good, and have been added to the internal build. These should be in public build version 1.013. Thanks!

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Re: Reath's Rooms
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2016, 12:23:18 PM »
You're welcome. I might make some more rooms later, and then post them on this board once I've finished a couple of them.