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#1 Hurlanc

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:30 AM

(i'm actually creating a new topic, so i can manage specifically questions and requests.
last update : 12/07/10

Hi all, i've created an extension for Strange Eons (a java-based modder for Arkham Horror) so it can generate WFRP stuff too.

You can download it : here
Note : i kinda dropped using vendolis forum since it's plagued with spammers

 

How to install it ?

you can download Strange Eons alone here : http://www.sfu.ca/~cjenning/eons/

open Strange Eons, Toolbox/Manage plugins/Open plugin folder
copy w3e.seext in there and reload Strange Eons.

 altenatively, you can double-click w3e.seext to install it into SE <<<<<THIS DOES NOT ACTUALLY WORK

Make sure that you have the latest version of Java.

- "i get error that ui-grid.selibrary is missing" >> "You can download the ui-grid.selibrary from the Strange Eons Website at http://www.sfu.ca/~cjenning/eons/plugins/index.html" (hat tip Sorga68)
- All cards : some users seem to experience errors when loading existing cards >> make sure you have the latest version of SE, try to reinstall it wil all patches (check in the thread page 5-6 for related discussion)

 

What can it do for the moment ?

- Career cards : The layout is similar to FFG's. You can set your own talent slots (choosing the color and the title). You can set up to 5 talent slots (3 on the right side, 2 on the bottom side.The stance meters are not restricted (you can set it to 0/4 for instance). Every single text field can be changed to fit translations in other languages.

- Mutation cards
- Disease cards : for those 2 cards (mutation & disease) see here

- Monster sheets : This card does not exist in FFG products (at the moment). These A5 cards are similar to the pages inside GM handbook of the core rules. You can set up to 4 different monsters, 3 different special abilities, 6 different actions.

- Action cards : Quite similar to FFG action cards (except the artwork). The rank of the cards may be displayed with little stars under the cose/duration (top right of the card). On Spells and Prayers, you can choose alterntive action type icons, and display the Power/Favour needed for the action.

- Talent cards : like in Career cards, talent types are completely DIY (not restricted to FFG Tactic/Focus/Reput)

- Item Cards : You can set different stats (Damage, Critical, Load, Defense/Soak, Durability) and display them as text (like in FFG cards) or with pictograms. FFG weapon groups and qualities are built-in inside SE, You can also add your own (groups or qualities). On the back, choose the texture, and the color under the portrait artwork.

- Mini-item Cards : (under construction) a crossover between the item card above, and mini-items from Arkham Horror, effectively, item the size of a talent card.

- Ability cards (for careers). Actually abilities in this version fit on my personal house rule, they are counted as Talents. (a more FFG-like artwork has been submitted, will be added soon)

- Location cards. Thanks r_b_bergstrom for the nice artwork. I thought original layout was a bit too simple so i included a way to have a track on the card itself. The basic example inside SE is a "Burning house". Of course, this track is optional, just set its length to zero if you don't want it. You can set up to 3 steps on it (set one to -1 if you don't want it)

- Location XL cards : this card is designed to work as a gridded map, Check this thread for discussion about the concept.

 

Issues with existing content :


- Item Card : i have an error with this card
"Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property "length" from null"
This is caused by the binding of the tintPanel.The card seems to proceed correctly though.

 - Vertical scrolling issues : when there are too many controls on a single editor panel, the editor wont scroll vertically. I'll adress that by changing the layout of controls, creating more panels, so that each panel wont be too long. Check monster cards for instance.

Currently working on :

- locationXL
- ally card

 

FAQ :

- Why don't you scan official cards ? Well we did this in the first place, but Games Workshop asked us to stop using copyrighted material (see this thread around page 7-8)
- May i ask you to include my own graphics into SE ? Sure ! we're always pleased to add new features and new fan-made design cards. Even if there is already one. If we have a 3 or 4 designs for career cards for instance, the user will switch between them.
- How can i create my own extension ? Read Chris jennings' website in the first place. You can also check the disease.js sourcefile, I heavily commented it so you can try a simple card on your own.

 

Hurlanc



#2 zuzul

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:57 AM

problem : File not available.

And I'm working on the Magic Set Editor ; we may share something maybe.



#3 Hurlanc

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:03 AM

hmm, i believe there's some kind of timer (of 30seconds or so), try to refresh the window a bit later.

even if you don't use SE, you can  download the w3e.seext, it's basically a zip file with some pictures inside (a blank career card, the talent slots and so on..)



#4 Sunatet

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:19 AM

Great plugin mate

The only issue I have with it, is the career skill box.

Font is too big, skills are overlaping with stance symbols.

SE also draws a red dotted line around the skill names box.

Here is how it looks:

SE career bug



#5 Hurlanc

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:24 AM

yeah !! i stared at this redbox for about 5 minutes, completely puzzled, and then i figured out that "skill" was aoutside the drawing region :)

i fixed it and uploaded a new file.



#6 Heretek

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:44 AM

Downloading it know will try it in a few, thanks for this. Hope this project gets finished :)) it's a great idea.



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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:49 AM

The skill box is fine now, but SE started to throw errors, when I start a new profession:

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot call method "equals" of null
at uibindings:507
at uibindings:151
at uibindings:388

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot call method "equals" of null
at uibindings:507
at uibindings:151
at uibindings:388

I cannot edit, or interact with a profession in any way then.

It becomes OK, when I click CLOSE, then everything start to work as intended (the close does not close the profession, it just puts it in the right state for some reason).



#8 Hurlanc

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:56 AM

that's strange i have some unrepeatable errors like this sometimes but can't figure where it comes from.

i emailed Chris Jennings (who created SE to know if he has an idea)



#9 Paladyn

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:36 PM

There are still issues with downloading, may I ask to upload it to another server?



#10 zuzul

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:48 PM

private Message for Hurlanc (sorry, i don't know how to send PM here):

"Si je ne dis pas de conneries tu es français ou francophone. Excellent les commentaires dans ton code, et excellent boulot ! Je continue de mon côté sur le MSE, je suis pour la diversité des utilitaires. Une petite question : tu as super bien extrait les images de fond des cartes ; tu a retouché via un utilitaire comme photoshop ou tu as séparé des calques d'un pdf ?

Merci d'avance,  

Zul."



#11 Hurlanc

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:54 PM

oui, français :)

j'avais commencé à écrire les commentaires en français, puis je me suis dit que ca serait plus intelligent en anglais :) il doit rester des bouts francophones par-ci par là..

Pour les images de fond, bizarrement les scans que je fais avec le matériel de la boite donnent des résultats vraiment pas terribles, alors j'ai récupéré les fichiers d'exemple donnés dans les news FFG. Puis traitement avec GIMP.



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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:59 PM

Paladyn said:

There are still issues with downloading, may I ask to upload it to another server?

do you have that  "file unavailable" message ? try reload the page after a while..

i'll find a different server tonight, suggestions anyone ?

 



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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:15 PM

Hammerzeit - 74.53.20.230/hammerzeit/index.php

 



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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:22 PM

 I'm also getting the Error which reads: 

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot call method "equals" of null
at uibindings:507
at uibindings:151
at uibindings:388

 



#15 zuzul

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:40 PM

Hurlanc said:

oui, français :)

j'avais commencé à écrire les commentaires en français, puis je me suis dit que ca serait plus intelligent en anglais :) il doit rester des bouts francophones par-ci par là..

Pour les images de fond, bizarrement les scans que je fais avec le matériel de la boite donnent des résultats vraiment pas terribles, alors j'ai récupéré les fichiers d'exemple donnés dans les news FFG. Puis traitement avec GIMP.

 

Thank you for the answer. there is also a thread concerning WFRP in the Casus No forum, with active demands on tolls for home made cards. I will send you the files I'm making to share info.

(pis bon, entre codeurs français, on se comprend ;-) ....)



#16 Heretek

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:09 PM

Been messing with this since yesterday... needs some work but it's pretty awesome. Hope it gets finished with all card types, thanks for this.



#17 Hurlanc

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:59 PM

hmm i can't edit my original message anymore ?

Heretek, feel free to point what can be improved :)



#18 Sunatet

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:18 AM

Hurlanc said:

hmm i can't edit my original message anymore ?

You can, just click "report to moderator" and then change "reportar" to "editar" in the adress.

Oh, and don't forget to upload any changes You make in Your mod to Hammerzeit, many people from this forum looks there regularly .



#19 Heretek

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 02:02 AM

First of all Hurlanc the forum is all screwed up, I'm having issues signing on and staying signed on so I think whatever issue you are having is probably forum related.. Anyway the program is awesome, I see errors in the Script area but it does not affect anything as far as I can see. Improvements... well aside from the stuff that you know needs to be done like the order/faith/insanity thingy perhaps a expansion symbol might be nice but it’s a really small thing. Other than that I just want to be able to manipulate and create the rest of the cards (Action, Insanity, Talents etc..) I will let you know if I notice anything but I've made about a dozen careers already with this and they all came out fine big thumbs up and a thank you... it's probably the most useful tool this game will see for some time!!! Keep up the great work.



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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:04 AM

Can't get the file to open on Mega Upload either.  Anyway the Hammerzeit site can dump it onto there site so it downloads much easier than this?

 






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