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DECORATE - 3 actors into 1 actor

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:44 am
by UnTrustable
Im new about decorating monsters.
I know now, how to make one monster actor, but im ready
for the next challenge which is:

I have 3 monster actors, one that is equipted with shielding (it looks that way).
Second with a lot of armor around his body...
Third with only his health left.

Those i like to combinate so it looks like a pain-in-the-ass end boss (one of them)
So far i scripted them into Decorate lump, but when actor one is down (with the shielding) it refuses to
switch (a_spawnitem("nameofactor",0,1,0,1)) over to the
next actor... and so on.

You understand it must look like D'Sparil of Heretic game, which is only a '2 monster actor', one that
sits on a serpent, and the other is the walking one.
(there is no D'Sparil script on the net anyway to study it.)

So far, 'A_SpawItem' didn't work in the 'Death:' sequence while a test wad of a MonsterSpawner-gun on the net DID work.
I have played alot with the numbers at the end of A_SpawnItem command but it still refuses to
spawn the next monster actor. No typing errors.

What or where do i do wrong?
Can anybody help me with this issue? Help will be very appriciated.
Code at this moment:

Spoiler:

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 4:09 pm
by Anakin S.
You didn't use A_NoBlocking in the death sequences so the monsters cannot be spawned. They're trapped inside their parents.

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:54 pm
by UnTrustable
Yes, what the.... ?!?
That is it ! :P :lol:
I created multiple monsters, how the heck could i forget those parameters... ??

I guess its because im a newbee...

Thanx Anakin ! :wink:

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 9:51 am
by HotWax
One note on your actors' death sequences. You don't need to define an XDeath state if you don't need the monster to have one. I just noticed that the XDeath states (at least for the first two actors) are identical to the Death states.

Just an observation.

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:32 am
by Anakin S.
UnTrustable wrote:Yes, what the.... ?!?
That is it ! :P :lol:
I created multiple monsters, how the heck could i forget those parameters... ??

I guess its because im a newbee...

Thanx Anakin ! :wink:


You're welcome. You may be a newbie, but you seem to know what you're doing. Nobody's perfect, I guess.

Also, Hotwax is right. It could save some space if you remove the XDeath states.

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:34 am
by Ryan Cordell
Although you're mostly a first-timer or such for ZDoom, I really think this could be possibly done with more advanced decorate and some ACS, but, it's all up to you anyway. ;)

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 3:40 pm
by UnTrustable
Blade Nightflame wrote:...more advanced decorate and some ACS, ...


What more is possible?? :wink:
So far i played with guns possibilitys, like today, i gave this monster a spreadfire.
I mannaged to make a monster up-side-down.

Just see at the 'WWW'button.....

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:15 am
by TheDarkArchon
1996 called. They want their web designs back.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 12:17 pm
by Nash
Oh god, my eyes. :(

(Maybe you should rename your website to "WadMix1997")

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 12:33 pm
by Lamneth
I don't mind the colors/oldschoolness, it just needs to be reorganized a bit. For example, you may want to put the list of weapons in WadMix so far on a seperate page, and same for the monsters on the left. It makes things a lot less cluttered.

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 11:07 pm
by UnTrustable
Lamneth wrote:I don't mind the colors/oldschoolness, it just needs to be reorganized a bit. For example, you may want to put the list of weapons in WadMix so far on a seperate page, and same for the monsters on the left. It makes things a lot less cluttered.


Yeah, maybe your right.... and all the others are right too.
I haven't learned webdesign, nor english, nor wad design, nor whatever :?
For someone like me, its pretty something.
However, about the page, i will change, because it IS very busy.
Thanx for the advise :wink: