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Re: Anyone have Uatu's dying PC icon?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2017, 12:51:16 PM »
I practice scripting all the time, so what seems fast for you is just ordinary time for me. ;)

So you want to understand how to do it yourself? That's great news. :D
Start with the documentation that Paul wrote, particularly these pages:
http://www.dianneandpaul.net/UAF/Help/SASpecialAbilities.html (read first)
http://www.dianneandpaul.net/UAF/Help/SASpecialAbilitiesScripts.html
Then, start with a spell that has scripts - these can be SAs or a script right in the spell. If the latter, look at the Help fo rthe functions, if the former, find the Help for the Hook and read that, then the help for the function and read that.
Then, try and make the spell yourself without looking at the original. When you get stuck, if you get stuck, refer back to the original for additional help. :)

The default databases are jam-packed with examples of script usage. But, there is really a lot more that can be done, and some of it I have done in "Proof of Concept" designs which I share from time to time.

And of course, you can always ask me questions. 8)

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Re: Anyone have Uatu's dying PC icon?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2017, 07:09:37 PM »
Ulp!  The thing about programming languages and programming in general is that for me it is a perpetual cycle of learning and forgetting, and going back to the beginning again and again!  But I will try again, thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 02:35:50 PM »
Ulp!  The thing about programming languages and programming in general is that for me it is a perpetual cycle of learning and forgetting, and going back to the beginning again and again!  But I will try again, thanks!

Considering what I said above, I would recommend that you ease into to it - look the list of available spells and find one that is close to what you want to do, i.e. "I want to stick combatants in place...Entangle does that. What does Entangle look like?" I know this works for Web, because that is what I did. In all fairness, I didn't actually use any of the Entangle scripts, but they gave me a starting place.

Plus, if the spells are official spells, ask for someone else to do them. If I can figure out spells that are from the core 1e books, I will want to add them to DC anyways. :) I will also consider spells in modules and Dragon magazine, but probably more to help out than to add to the default databases.

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Re: Anyone have Uatu's dying PC icon?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2017, 12:14:45 AM »
Definitely appreciate your support always!  For the most part I will only be trying to add "official" (core) spells - especially those for which graphics will be straightforward/fun to do!
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Re: Anyone have Uatu's dying PC icon?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2017, 01:22:04 PM »
That sounds great! :D I will help as you need/want it.

As soon as I get back around to it, I will update my work on the illusionist and send that to you.

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Re: Anyone have Uatu's dying PC icon?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2017, 09:52:34 AM »
Thanks - looking forward to it!  :D  (Not to mention monks, too, but illusionists most of all!)  I will have some more spell art as well - spell art is quite interesting to make...
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Re: Anyone have Uatu's dying PC icon?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2017, 01:43:55 PM »
New spell art would be great. :) I think we have talked about elsewhere the spell art needed for illusionists. I would be happy to let you make as much of that as you would like. :)

If there are particular spells that you would like to be worked on, you should start a new thread, perhaps int he Development sub-forum with a list. :) I like making new stuff.