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Topic Subject:Let's unlock the camera, remove the black map bug, and add a host of other useful utilities!
Shrink
on the trender train
posted 11-16-05 02:50 PM EDT (US)         
AOMPlayer000 - Or rather, Grun - recently contacted me with a mod to the AOEIII editor which improves it greatly:

  • You can unlock full camera controls, as in AOM:TT.
  • There is no longer fog and black when you guit a testgame.
  • There is a small tool that has all protonames of all the units.
  • All units can be aligned to the map (if Trading Posts and resources, etc, aren't aligned, then the CPU AI doesn't recognise them.)
  • You can pitch many objects by using the keys Ctrl+Up, Ctrl+Down, s, d after clicking move object.

    I'm not sure if reyks New Editor includes any/all of these features, but I think it's worth release anyway - it's a brilliant mod.
    This is AOMPlayer's work, of course, so I take no credit.

    Here's a copy of the readme:
    *****AoMPlayer's Editor Patch v.1.0*****

    1. New Features

    You now can unlock full camera control like in AoMtT, there'll be no more fog and black when you quit a testgame, you can find out proto names
    of units with a small tool, you can align units (otherwise the CPU player won't recognise them if they're resources or trading posts, for example),
    there's a button to reset the view and you can pitch (many) objects.

    MOST IMPORTANT: I didn't create the unlock camera tool. See credits for further information.

    2. Where to find those features

    Unlock and reset camera -> New buttons to the right of the toolbar
    Align, Proto Name Tool -> In the "Objects" menu
    Pitch units -> In "Move objects" use the following keys:

    Ctrl+Up, Ctrl+Down, s, d

    Also you can use Ctrl+t to playtest a scenario.

    3. (Un-)Installation

    Move the files into the respective folders.

    unlockscreen.cam -> My Documents/My Games/Age of Empires 3/Scenario
    user.con -> (Age of Empires 3 install directory)/Startup
    uieditormenu.xml.xmb and uimainnew.xml.xmb -> (Age of Empires 3 install directory)/data

    To uninstall simply delete them.

    4. Credits

    Special thanks to PHARAO, an unfortunately gone former member of AoMH, who invented the camera unlocking technique for AoM Vanilla.
    I simply ported it over to AoE3. His contribution can be found at the AOMH DL Section.

    That's it, have fun .

    AoMPlayer/Grun

    Download now.


    [This message has been edited by Shrink (edited 11-17-2005 @ 01:23 PM).]

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    Tinus
    Skirmisher
    posted 11-16-05 03:01 PM EDT (US)     1 / 20       
    It stands there a long time.. It was placed in 2004, (As I see in the post date).

    And why is it on aom.heavengames? It should be in aoe3.heavengames. Or do you mean that the exact same files work also for aom?


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    Shrink
    on the trender train
    posted 11-16-05 03:10 PM EDT (US)     2 / 20       
    Did you even read the text above that link?

    Anyway, I've removed it now for fear someone else will think its the actual file... though if they read any of the thread, they shouldn't do.


    Byz
    Skirmisher
    (id: Byzantine_Warrior)
    posted 11-16-05 03:43 PM EDT (US)     3 / 20       
    Wow, that's awesome! Good job Grün.

    It's just a shame that these basic, yet crucial tools had to be created by a modder and not by ES.


    Byz
    Tsunami Studios
    "People are born to succeed, not fail." - Henry David Thoreau
    ToMyBoY
    Skirmisher
    posted 11-16-05 03:57 PM EDT (US)     4 / 20       
    Where the hell is Grun anyway? How's he going to learn about the editor if he doesn't visit here to read my informative posts and tutorials. And when can we get the file?

    [This message has been edited by ToMyBoY (edited 11-16-2005 @ 03:58 PM).]

    SilencedDisciple
    Skirmisher
    posted 11-16-05 07:14 PM EDT (US)     5 / 20       
    Very nice. Thanks Shrink (for informing us) and Aomplayer. Will def. download it when its up. Will it cause OOS on multiplayer?

    Just curious, does aomplayer come here anymore? Where has he gone to?

    -SilDis


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    Alexandergreat3
    Skirmisher
    posted 11-17-05 01:32 AM EDT (US)     6 / 20       
    Wow, this is great news! Thanks for letting us know, Shrink .

    Quote:

    I'm not sure if reyks New Editor includes any/all of these features, but I think it's worth release anyway - it's a brilliant mod.

    I think it would be really awesome if these features is included with reyk's new editor to make things a lot more convenience for the users .

    Thanks again for a wonderful news!

    Shrink
    on the trender train
    posted 11-17-05 06:25 AM EDT (US)     7 / 20       
    I do not believe this affects multiplayer in anyway.
    Grun requested to be banned because he spent too much time here.

    If reyk wants to add these features to his New Editor, that would be rather awesome, and AOMPlayer certainly wants it.


    Shrink
    on the trender train
    posted 11-17-05 01:22 PM EDT (US)     8 / 20       
    The download is now up, Go get it!

    Shrink
    on the trender train
    posted 11-18-05 10:40 AM EDT (US)     9 / 20       
    Bump. I'm surprised at how few people can see how useful this is.

    Rabid_Potatoe
    Skirmisher
    posted 11-19-05 02:47 PM EDT (US)     10 / 20       
    Isn't banning himself a little on the extreme side?

    Rabid Potatoe Is The Win.
    Spitfire
    HG Alumnus
    (id: spitfire_23)
    posted 11-19-05 03:59 PM EDT (US)     11 / 20       
    Awesome work. Grun to the rescue - again!

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    RiderOfEternity
    Skirmisher
    posted 12-11-05 01:40 PM EDT (US)     12 / 20       
    Tis extremely useful

    Leader of Liquid Fire. Animator Seb C.

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    V01ture
    Skirmisher
    posted 12-11-05 05:40 PM EDT (US)     13 / 20       
    Did I miss something? Shrink is banned? Why? Did he ban himself or something?
    papaya
    ಠ_ಠ
    (id: X_MOSS)
    posted 12-11-05 05:42 PM EDT (US)     14 / 20       
    Pretty much. He did a X>Doikie in the thread telling him not too.

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    Skirmisher
    posted 12-11-05 05:45 PM EDT (US)     15 / 20       

    Quote:

    Pretty much. He did a X>Doikie in the thread telling him not too.

    LOL, a moderator was in a bad mood that day.. just for that. Sounds like a neat little mod, I need all the help I can get with the dumb editor, I'll try it out.


    V01ture
    Skirmisher
    posted 12-11-05 06:36 PM EDT (US)     16 / 20       

    Quote:

    Pretty much. He did a X>Doikie in the thread telling him not too

    Perma ban? Nah, wait can't be. How long then?


    Edit: Nevermind, I looked it up. One week. >.>

    [This message has been edited by V01ture (edited 12-11-2005 @ 06:37 PM).]

    oddy
    Skirmisher
    posted 12-12-05 02:00 PM EDT (US)     17 / 20       
    Is it possible to change the hight of the camera too? I forgot the key combination of AoM:TT.

    A condition is not a trigger.
    An effect is not a trigger.
    A trigger is a combination of one or more conditions and effects.
    It causes effects to happen if and when conditions are met.
    Period.
    WartyX
    Skirmisher
    posted 12-12-05 04:20 PM EDT (US)     18 / 20       
    one bad thing about this mod
    it overwrites the camera pitch mod.
    sorry but unless you get it fixed im reverting back

    otherwise a great job. very useful for walls etc

    Shrink
    on the trender train
    posted 12-14-05 01:10 PM EDT (US)     19 / 20       
    This unlocks the camera - why do you need the camera pitch mod?

    EaZy
    Skirmisher
    (id: EazY_Ben)
    posted 12-14-05 02:24 PM EDT (US)     20 / 20       
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