okay currently making a map............. i just gotta get this global stuff right :-\
Post up with any specific problems you are having and I'll see if I can help out. :> It's quite tricky getting started, don't worry, everyone has the same problems including me when I started. :>
All the global commands are listed here
and if you want to see what the default values are, just open up "default.xml" in a text editor. You can find this file in your Eufloria folder.
I've finally got round to going through this and it's a brilliant tutorial, you're a great teacher annikk ;)
Once I've found some time for a couple of "levels" (to make sure I properly understand the concepts in here) I'll move on and see how I do with your intermediate guide. Thankyou for all this work. I wouldn't have considered looking at the level making process without your guides here.
It's great to hear that. :> Obviously the purpose of writing the tutorials was to encourage more people to start making levels. Looking forward to seeing your first initial experiments!
Okay then, here I am.
About time! ^_^
As you may remember, I’m on an iMac, and when I play Eufloria, it is in a Parallels Desktop Virtual Machine w/ Vista. For now I’d like to stay with TextWrangler, a free Mac coding editor I’m already quite comfortable with. Lua colouring etc. included.
Sounds good. :>
And now, when saving the first file, I have other choices than in step 8 your first post. Please see attached images:
1st image shows the settings as I have copied them from a level of yours.
2nd image shows the line break options
3rd image shows encoding options
Since I copied the options in the 1st image from your file I guess all is well, but [s|being a perseedtionist[/s] I just want to be sure.
OK or not OK?
Hmm, you know, I'm really not sure. I always used Ansi in Notepad, but I just checked and Notepad++ gives no such option.
I suppose one way to find out would be to open one of the level files that have been posted on these forums, and see what the settings for that are.
The other method would just be to try random settings until you find something that works. :>
The settings you have in the screenshots look like they would probably work fine. Whatever the default settings were is likely to be fine, I'd imagine. :>
<edit>BTW <brag mode> I copied all the code by hand, didn’t cut’n’paste. I mean, IF I want to learn it’s best to train my fingertips’ nerve connection to brains, right? Once I’ve understood some more THEN I can make me my macros etc., I know how to do THAT. </bragmode> <back to humble coding n00b>
hehe, it's funny, a lot of people seem to want to do that. :> I guess it is good practice, getting used to writing things out in the correct syntax. However, it does also mean that your initial maps are prone to throwing up errors - one minor typo like a comma instead of a full stop can cause the whole thing to not work. If you have any problems with the code from the initial steps of the demo crashing, I'd recommend just using the copy and paste method so that you don't get stuck on the early steps. Don't worry, there will be lots of opportunities to type out code by hand later on, I assure you!!