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 Post subject: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:55 pm 
hi I'm new and i wanted this to be my first post i don't know if it already exist but i didn't see it yet i think it could be cool to have a tool with witch we could create new stuff and share,


Last edited by Azhrei on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
moved from 'Ideas for New Applications' to 'CharTool'


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 Post subject: Re: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:46 am 
hi Echoe,

Welcome to our illustrious MT community.

As for your tool request, its possible that you might have missed that MT is system agnostic e.g. its also used to play chess online. Now my guess is that you are not looking for a tool to create/edt/share chess pieces, so could you at least elaborate on what it is you're looking for?

If however you are simply looking for a spot where you can share and get shared creations linked to rptools, then have a look in the gallery: http://gallery.rptools.net/main.php

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 Post subject: Re: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:44 pm 
hi wolph42
tkx for the quick answer
sorry i just reread my post, the tool i was trying to talk about was a tool to create new race, classes or new weapon.
I notice on my chartool that i dont have all the race and clases for D&D 4ed so i was wondering if there was a tool to add this thing
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 Post subject: Re: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:20 pm 
ah for the char tool. Check. No clue I don't use it. I'm also wondering whether there isn't a seperate section somewhere on this forum for questions related to the chartool? Might want to have a look around.

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 Post subject: Re: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:55 am 
Yeah, that's more of editing done to the data set of an existing tool rather than a new tool by itself.

Although I could see a use for a tool that helps build the changes to the CharTool data but that would be extremely game-specific. It's unlikely you'll see such a tool from us here at RPTools, but you might entice the community of users to create such a tool. Some folks here have taken to using other languages to build tokens from stat blocks, for example, so there is some local expertise for things like this. (Although this would be a much bigger task.)


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 Post subject: Re: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:17 am 
Azhrei wrote:
Yeah, that's more of editing done to the data set of an existing tool rather than a new tool by itself.

Although I could see a use for a tool that helps build the changes to the CharTool data but that would be extremely game-specific. It's unlikely you'll see such a tool from us here at RPTools, but you might entice the community of users to create such a tool. Some folks here have taken to using other languages to build tokens from stat blocks, for example, so there is some local expertise for things like this. (Although this would be a much bigger task.)


There already is such a tool.. it's built into IT(or CT, I don't remember which.. perhaps both), but it has not worked since Jay did a largish ovehaul on IT back when he started CT a few years ago. Jay recently checked in some major changes to it which fixes many of the existing issues(but there are still some un-implemented features), but at this point, SVN and a development environment is the only way to get to the tool and even still there are some things that can't be edited aside from hacking the game settings XML file directly. However, we are SIGNIFICANTLY closer than we were a few months ago since it's been totally broken for 3 years or so and now at least SOME stuff can be edited.

Jay is looking for testers(knowing that there WILL be bugs!!!!) for the GameSettingsTool used to build/edit CT/IT game files, but so far, there have not been any takers that I know of other than myself(and I have not had time to spend more than a few very brief moments playing around with it in Eclipse.)

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 Post subject: Re: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:25 am 
The tool appears to be working for adding new items to the game settings database tables. Races, classes, and weapons can all be added since they are kept in the tables. It's still in the early stages of testing though, so it hasn't been released yet. You would have to check out the source code of CT & IT and then run it from inside of Eclipse.


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 Post subject: Re: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:27 am 
Cool! I knew there was some of that but I didn't know it had progressed that far. Good news! :)


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 Post subject: Re: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:14 pm 
lol ok im a newbie (kobold) I'm happy that a tool already exist, but all you mention like svn xml ct and it, sound like japanese to me still, i will try to look in to it.
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 Post subject: Re: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:57 am 
jay wrote:
The tool appears to be working for adding new items to the game settings database tables. Races, classes, and weapons can all be added since they are kept in the tables. It's still in the early stages of testing though, so it hasn't been released yet. You would have to check out the source code of CT & IT and then run it from inside of Eclipse.

cool thx Jay
can you tell me what is eclipse


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 Post subject: Re: tool to create new race, classes, weapon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:11 pm 
Eclipse is our software development tool. There are instructions here: How to get RPTools source via Eclipse and subversion. If you're not used to software development though, that can be tough to figure out.


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