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Re: General Mapster32 Help Thread
« Reply #120 on: October 25, 2017, 04:14:25 PM »

Is there a way to make a monster stayput inside a rotating sector?

I've built a rotating sector with the SE1 and a SE0 ( pivot )
Into the sector that is circeling I did put a commander (stayput he is).
Now, he stays inside the sector for a few seconds then he "jumps" outside.
He won't be circeling anymore but he still stays in one spot even though the sector he is residing is quite big.
(I tried to make his sector purple lined but it didn't help. I also built a cage of blocked sprites around him in this sector but didn't help either...)

Anyone with a fix?
enemies always seem to slide to the outside of a rotating sector like they're in a centrifuge - then they jump out when they get to the edge.

the only suggestion i have is to put the stayput enemy in a child sector inside the rotating sector - then have the child sector move within the rotating sector and track along with the rotation at the same speed.

couldn't tell you if the enemy would stay in it, or end up squished like it was hit by a train, I haven't mapped in years.
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Re: General Mapster32 Help Thread
« Reply #121 on: October 30, 2017, 09:42:27 PM »

I tried but he slips outside again...
But thanks for giving inputs anyway  :)
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Re: General Mapster32 Help Thread
« Reply #122 on: January 16, 2021, 07:16:30 PM »

Recently I discovered a new file in Eduke32 when building maps.
It's called ' *.maptags '

Anyone know what the file is for?
Does it need to be included when publishing a map? ( Example: I'm thinking of the *.ain-file that comes with Half -Life 2 maps).
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Re: General Mapster32 Help Thread
« Reply #123 on: January 18, 2021, 11:16:08 AM »

I only recently found out about this one, it's for "convenient tags". Basically, you can write any word instead of numbers to link a channel, for example DOOR1 or something instead, and the maptags file will link these with tag numbers. I got rid of it fast myself, as it's not something I'd need myself - the file is created even if you mistakenly write a letter instead of a number while putting the tag. Don't think it's necessary to include in the release, I think the name-tags are only used for the editing maps, but then it gets converted to numbers, as I've never seen one attached with a map - but I'd recommend doing a quick check if the map alone would work without it, or even better checking that on a short example map with one activator-open door using a convenient door tag instead of regular one.
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Re: General Mapster32 Help Thread
« Reply #124 on: January 18, 2021, 05:25:19 PM »

I only recently found out about this one, it's for "convenient tags". Basically, you can write any word instead of numbers to link a channel, for example DOOR1 or something instead, and the maptags file will link these with tag numbers. I got rid of it fast myself, as it's not something I'd need myself - the file is created even if you mistakenly write a letter instead of a number while putting the tag. Don't think it's necessary to include in the release, I think the name-tags are only used for the editing maps, but then it gets converted to numbers, as I've never seen one attached with a map - but I'd recommend doing a quick check if the map alone would work without it, or even better checking that on a short example map with one activator-open door using a convenient door tag instead of regular one.

Thank you, Aleks  ;)
That naming feature reminds me of the tag-system in the Source engine ( Half-Life....etc.)

Think I'll stick to my "ancient" system.....paper and a pencil to keep track of tag numbers.
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Re: General Mapster32 Help Thread
« Reply #125 on: January 19, 2021, 01:30:58 PM »

Yeah I'm also too used to the old system. I don't really write the tags anywhere most of the time, unless setting some effects that require lots of different channel, then I go for example 280XX and XX goes from 01 to whatever is needed. Other than that I just put random 4-5 digit number and check if it's free. There's a useful feature when you hold Left Shift over a sprite, it will show lines connecting to every other object tagged under the same channel.
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