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Offline Paul R. Stevens

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #195 on: November 06, 2015, 02:50:53 PM »
Also, There are missing commas between Special Abilities
in the .CHAR files produced by ConvertFRUA.exe.
That is causing the editor to quit before finishing the import
of GlobalData.txt.

I'll have a new ConvertFRUA.exe by tomorrow.

Also, the error message is garbled.  I'll fix that, too.

It works better with 'mammal'.  I think we should change
it to have three 'm's.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #196 on: November 06, 2015, 02:58:51 PM »
From the monsters database:
Code: [Select]
mammal

I'm guessing you're making a joke that I am not getting.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #197 on: November 06, 2015, 06:59:38 PM »
Use the _20151106 versions of
DungeonCraftEditor
ConvertFRUA

from
http://dianneandpaul.net/UAF/FRUAConversion/

With these I was able to convert several designs.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #198 on: November 06, 2015, 07:05:34 PM »
RE:  "mammal"

Quote from: Manikus
I'm guessing you're making a joke that I am not getting.

I don't really see any humor in it.  I simply want
you to use the Midwest spelling of 'mammal'.
I realize that West-Coasters are a bit ahead of
their time.  But we are talking about Medieval Knights
and such.  The olde ways are best.

In exchange, I promise not to ask you to change your
spelling of "Cammel".
« Last Edit: November 06, 2015, 07:08:05 PM by Paul R. Stevens »

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #199 on: November 06, 2015, 09:19:00 PM »
Hang on ... Are you saying "mammal" can legitimately be spelled "mamal" in some places!? Surely not? It was "mammal" in FRUA.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #200 on: November 07, 2015, 11:37:40 AM »
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Hang on

I'm hanging.  We'll see what Manikus has to say on Tuesday.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #201 on: November 09, 2015, 02:14:41 PM »
The issue is easy enough solved. I nominate one of you to be the spellchecker.  Decide amongst yourselves.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #202 on: November 09, 2015, 02:25:00 PM »
I'm not sure, but we may be at cross purposes here. Is anyone suggesting that "mammal" should be spelled differently than M-A-M-M-A-L?

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #203 on: November 09, 2015, 02:52:35 PM »
I'm not sure, but we may be at cross purposes here. Is anyone suggesting that "mammal" should be spelled differently than M-A-M-M-A-L?

Paul was pointing out that I had mispelled said word. Since to the best of my knowledge, this only affected one record, when I looked in the database, all I saw was the word with the correct spelling, as I did not do a search on the mispelled word.
My response above is to say instead of five or six posts about a spelling mistake, either tell me which line it is in, or fix the damned thing.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #204 on: November 09, 2015, 03:14:13 PM »
'mamal' appears on line 6042 of the file I just downloaded.
It is in the definition of CONJURER.

I did fix the #@!$ thing myself but I thought you
might want to fix your original copy.

I thought the number of posts about this missing 'm'
was rather amusing and I still hope to squeeze out
a few more.  Reminds me of the political squabbling.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #205 on: November 09, 2015, 04:18:29 PM »
I have original copies of the default databases, but not of the FRUA_Conversion_xxx databases. If it's posted here, I would download it and override the copy in my bin folder.

And I"m no upset about our interchange, I just wanted to make sure that Steve knew that we were only going to use the version of mammal with a double "m" in the middle. Not the single "m" mamal, nor the triple "m" mammmal.

Should I be keeping an official version of the FRUA_Conversion_xxx databases?

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #206 on: November 09, 2015, 04:44:12 PM »
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Should I be keeping an official version of the FRUA_Conversion_xxx databases?

I had assumed that you would.  But there is no good
reason for that assumption.  With your permission,
I will maintain the official version.  The only time this
will be inconvenient is if a significant modification is
needed; I'll have to ship it to you  to edit and return.
So be it.  I hereby declare my copy to be 'official'.

And I will remove the 'm'.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #207 on: November 09, 2015, 05:01:12 PM »
I can keep it if you want. The only reason I hadn't already decided mine was official was because I hadn't been as involved with this when you were working on this with Jaesun or earlier with ProphetSword.

I also just told marainein that we still have lots to do on a couple of these - the spells and special abilities databases. All the FRUA spells are listed, but many do not do anything.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #208 on: November 09, 2015, 06:13:08 PM »
As long as there is significant work to be done, you
should probably have the official source code in
your hands.

Some would say that the problem can be solved
by using SourceForge to maintain the code.
I am not enamored of that solution but am able
to comply if outvoted (Manikus gets two votes to
my one).

Which reminds me - I have not committed my changes
to the engine and editor for quite a long time.

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Re: Importing FRUA Designs
« Reply #209 on: November 09, 2015, 06:25:29 PM »
I cast my two votes to NOT use SourceForge to hold the official databases. With my current set-up, I can not upload to teh CVS, and to be honest find the whole SourceForge experience to not be very user friendly at all.

Because of this, I will post them in the forums as they get updated significantly, which usually coincides with releases. I will also post them upon demand for any who want them.

 

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