What do I need to make my own race?

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  • #249992

    LordCameron
    Member

    I’ve already done a lot of stuff, but the game still crashes at startup so I figure I am missing something. Currently I :
    Can Customize my leader’s appearance
    Have a unit for every single position
    Have all the buildings linked in a city, plus have a special building and defensive structure
    Have the five city types linked to my race
    Have the racial governance linked to my race
    and a few more things I’ve done here and there but can’t rememeber.

    Basically, what is vital to a bare bones race not crashing the game/ being playable?
    Thanks in advance!

    #250002

    SikBok
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    There is no exhaustive list of ‘things to wire up’ for a race, other copying what the darkelf example mod does. Also, such a list might not help you, as you might have all the parts, but there’s an error in one or some of those parts.

    I’d like to suggest a different approach. Set the game to debug mode and keep an eye on the warnings reported in the console. Perhaps grab a log after a crash and see if there are any warnings or errors in there. Typically the game will tell you what is going wrong if there is something missing or not set up correctly.

    If you have trouble figuring it out, post some more information here. I.e. tell us exactly where it crashes and if there is any relevant info in the log files. We might be able to point you in the right direction.

    #250050

    Dr_K
    Member

    I tried to figure it out a while ago and got a new race to be bare bones playable with no debug errors. Here is a list of all of the rpks that I ended up altering.

    HEROFIGURE_DLC3
    UNITPIONEER
    UNITPIONEER_DLC3
    AOW_LEVELGENERATOR
    UNITLEADERS
    UNITLEADERS_DLC3
    AOW_STRUCTURES
    AOW_CITYPROPERTIES
    RACELOGIC
    AOW_UNITPROPERTIES
    AOW_TC_HUMANS
    DEFAULTHEROFIGURES
    HEROFIGURETITLERACES

    I’ll try to go through and list all of the changes later. There was a lot of copy and pasting involved. Also, there are still a bunch of other things that I did not create which might be necessary later in the game to avoid errors.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  Dr_K.
    #250052

    LordCameron
    Member

    That’s awesome thank you. I’m definitely missing a few of those. And thank you SikBok for the suggestion, that’ll stop me flailing in the dark.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  LordCameron.
    #250055

    Dr_K
    Member

    List of copied that should give you another playable race. This is assuming that the models and textures are going to be used from an existing race.

    AOW_STRUCTURES
    Entities: All city entities
    Settings: City Settings

    AOW_UNITPROPERTIES
    Settings: Race Requisite

    AOW_CITYPROPERTIES
    Settings: Upgrade Link, Racial City Upgrade

    RACELOGIC
    Settings: Race Command, Race Definition

    HEROFIGURE_DLC3
    Settings: Hero Customization Set

    HEROFIGURETITLERACES
    Hero Appearance

    DEFAULTHEROFIGURE
    Default Lords, Hero Customization Set

    UNITPIONEER(_DLC3)
    Entities: Builder/Settler units
    Settings: Unit sets (all)

    UNITLEADSERS(_DLC3)
    Entities: Hero Units (set to Hero Type: Hero, and then switch back after adding them to the Leader Customization set extension)
    Settings: Hero Figure Media, Leader Customization Set

    AOW_LEVELGENERATOR
    Player Classes, Races, Units

    AOW_TC_HUMANS
    Not necessary, just happened to have it open in that test mod

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  Dr_K.
    #250057

    LordCameron
    Member

    Incredible. You are the true knowledge core.

    #250064

    LordCameron
    Member

    It works!

    #250084

    Dr_K
    Member

    It works!

    Great! I’m glad you can follow those notes correctly, because apparently I couldn’t :P.

    I should probably write it up a bit more clearly and add in the extraneous things needed for it to be playable.

    #250101

    SikBok
    Keymaster

    It works!

    w00t

    Incredible. You are the true knowledge core.

    Indeed, thanks for helping out Dr_K

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