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Offline ArmorNox (Funky Dynamite)

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Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« on: November 29, 2016, 07:53:49 PM »
Hello,
I recently got back into DC and am currently -trying- work with the most recent editor.  However, I'm having several problems with it.  Such as the topic of this post.  I have been trying to make original equipment for characters...however, none of my original items seem to be readied by any characters.  I have tried multiple characters, classes, items, slots for items...nothing works.  what am I doing wrong?
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Re: Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 08:43:58 PM »
Never mind, guys.  I'm terribly sorry.  I'm an idiot. I misread the blasted "class can ready" options....  Things can be readied now.  Thanks anyways....
Now, I have a couple questions about adding classes and races, is this section the right area to ask those?
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Re: Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 09:52:50 PM »
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questions about adding classes and races, is this section the right area to ask those?

Sure.  We're flexible enough to tolerate such things.
(Not that I, personally, can answer such questions.)

Offline ArmorNox (Funky Dynamite)

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Re: Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 10:27:49 PM »
Okay then.  First off let me start off by asking; is it even possible to to add (or subtract) races or classes.  Yes I know,  subtracting classes is next to impossible, but i was mainly asking the subtraction question for races.  Or can i substitute, say, Halflings for Drow?
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Re: Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 12:28:14 PM »
Races and classes are totally under the designer's control.
You can have as few or as many as you please.  The
Dungeon Craft engine and editor are completely ignorant
of these things.....they must be defined by you.

Manikus has provided the definitions for the races and classes
that he believes are appropriate.  You can discard, add, and
modify them as you please.

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Re: Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 12:58:39 PM »
Generally, altering the races cannot be that complicated since even I manage it to some degree, but how to add special abilities is something still beyond my possibilities.

Maybe this thread, among others, is interesting to dive into the topic:

http://ua.reonis.com/index.php?topic=3304.0

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Re: Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 01:48:54 PM »
Hey Funky Dynamite! Welcome to the forums. :)

Look in the Data folder of the TemplateDesign.dsn and you will find files called "races.txt", "baseclass.txt" and "Classes.txt". These are the places to define races and classes (you need to look at the latter two for classes). I highly recommend making a copy of these files to work with. :) When you are done with your adjustments, i.e. subtracting a race or class or adding something, you must import the changed database into your design.

Offline ArmorNox (Funky Dynamite)

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Re: Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2016, 12:01:38 AM »
Okay thanks, guys.
I tried doing that the first time I opened the first time I opened the editor and my changes didn't seem to take. But Manikus just gave me a lead.  The changes I feed in seem to work but I'm having trouble Getting a spell casting class to work.  It won't memorize spells.  I'm trying to basically make an Assassin class with spell casting abilities....  I know, I know, I make weird stuff....   :-\ But the lack of spells (and now I mention it, thevish skills) on my class...Lemme guess...Special Abilities?
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Re: Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2016, 03:01:04 PM »
It's a little more complicated than Special Abilities - it's SPecial Abilities and Skills. ;)

Start a new thread for this class in the 'Development" sub-forum, with a tex copy of the class and I would be happy to work on it with you. :)

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Re: Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2016, 03:15:25 PM »
Will do, Man
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Re: Original Items.... What am I doing wrong?!
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2016, 08:56:53 AM »
Hey Funky Dynamite! Welcome to the forums. :)

I needed some time to realize that Funky Dynamite is the same who made "the chalice of unlife"...  :-[
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