Page 1 of 4

Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give credit

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:36 pm
by LordElmo5280
My first question is how do u give another unit an ability it wouldn't normally have for example i wanna give a chicken the build ability.
If you cant explain then send a screen shot or something thats fine too.

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give credit

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:17 pm
by Marine
Well you use the Custom Unit Editor, on the top tab with I believe a helm, there are tutorials for this you know, just click help or go to: http://world-editor-tutorials.thehelper.net/

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give credit

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:57 pm
by LordElmo5280
Marine 382BB wrote:Well you use the Custom Unit Editor, on the top tab with I believe a helm, there are tutorials for this you know, just click help or go to: http://world-editor-tutorials.thehelper.net/


Yea i know that site it actually helped me alot but it doesnt explain anything aobut custom abilities or changing unit abilities

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give cr

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:24 pm
by Ricky_Honejasi
LordElmo5280 wrote:My first question is how do u give another unit an ability it wouldn't normally have for example i wanna give a chicken the build ability.
If you cant explain then send a screen shot or something thats fine too.


Your question is a bit vague but anyway :

If you mean different abilities that are given from the start, go to the Unit/Object Editor and under the Unit tab. Then select the unit in question in the left list, double-click "Abilities - Normal" on the right list and then add/remove any ability.

If you mean different abilities that all units of the same type uses but cannot use right away, it's the same as above but make 2 triggers ... one to disable the ability for the player (event : Map Init, action : "Player - Enable/Disable Ability") and one to enable the ability for all units sharing the ability in question when it is the time.

If you mean adding a brand new ability in mid-game to a SPECIFIC unit, you will need the Frozen Throne expansion to be able to give any new ability via triggers to any unit. In that case, go to the Trigger Editor, add the proper events/conditions for your trigger (presuming you know how to do it for now) and it is the action "Unit - Add Ability".

However regardless of the case, if you want to allow a unit to construct a building as an "ability", it is completely different. In that specific case, again go to the Unit/Object Editor, select a unit from the left list BUT select "Techtree - Structures Built" instead and add/remove the buildings you want to be able to construct. If you want any initial building restrictions, the action "Player - Set Training/Construction Availability of Unit" of the Trigger Editor is your friend.

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give cr

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:56 pm
by LordElmo5280
Ricky_Honejasi wrote:
LordElmo5280 wrote:My first question is how do u give another unit an ability it wouldn't normally have for example i wanna give a chicken the build ability.
If you cant explain then send a screen shot or something thats fine too.


Your question is a bit vague but anyway :

If you mean different abilities that are given from the start, go to the Unit/Object Editor and under the Unit tab. Then select the unit in question in the left list, double-click "Abilities - Normal" on the right list and then add/remove any ability.

If you mean different abilities that all units of the same type uses but cannot use right away, it's the same as above but make 2 triggers ... one to disable the ability for the player (event : Map Init, action : "Player - Enable/Disable Ability") and one to enable the ability for all units sharing the ability in question when it is the time.

If you mean adding a brand new ability in mid-game to a SPECIFIC unit, you will need the Frozen Throne expansion to be able to give any new ability via triggers to any unit. In that case, go to the Trigger Editor, add the proper events/conditions for your trigger (presuming you know how to do it for now) and it is the action "Unit - Add Ability".

However regardless of the case, if you want to allow a unit to construct a building as an "ability", it is completely different. In that specific case, again go to the Unit/Object Editor, select a unit from the left list BUT select "Techtree - Structures Built" instead and add/remove the buildings you want to be able to construct. If you want any initial building restrictions, the action "Player - Set Training/Construction Availability of Unit" of the Trigger Editor is your friend.

lol lots to read thanks alot you were really helpfull.

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give credit

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:57 pm
by LordElmo5280
I got another question: How do you turn a regular, passive ability ability into an aura?

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give cr

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:30 pm
by tipereth
Triggers. Assuming you mean something like evasion or critical strike.

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give credit

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:31 pm
by LordElmo5280
hmm can't seem to find it whats it under? Unit? Trigger? Animation?  Im trying to change freezing breath from frosties into a slowing aura

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give credit

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:01 pm
by Marine
Well you can I believe edit an aura or create a new aura and change the buffs to do stuff like Critical Strike or Evasion.

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give credit

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:26 pm
by LordElmo5280
Alright cool thanks  :)

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give cr

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:58 pm
by tipereth
No, no you can't. You can however just modify endurance aura to affect only enemies, and give a negative speed bonus.

Oh, and make sure you make it like, not a hero spell while you're at it.

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give credit

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:36 pm
by LordElmo5280
Nah i'm pretty sure it can be done look at omniknight in dota.  Its got a slow aura made from spirit link.

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give cr

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:42 pm
by tipereth
Uh...no. No it doesn't. In no way is omniknight's slow aura related to spirit link. They just happen to share the same icon. You can change the icon of a spell or unit.

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give credit

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:01 pm
by LordElmo5280
oh, w/e doesn't matter as long as it works and has a matching icon idc  ;D

Re: Im makin a tag map but i have many questions plz answer them and ill give credit

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:15 pm
by LordElmo5280
Marine 382BB wrote:Well you can I believe edit an aura or create a new aura and change the buffs to do stuff like Critical Strike or Evasion.


Ok I changed the the buff to make it a slow aura and allowed it to have 3 ability upgrades max but it doesn't allow me to modify the effect of it, it only allows me to modify the aoe, mana cost, duration, cooldown and all that but it doesn't let me modify by how much it slows for each level.  I want it to slow both movement speed and atk rate, how do i do it?