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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

Post by Merudo »

Am I right to say that Wolph42's Bag of Tricks v.43 does not support MT 1.5.2?

I tried some functions on the example maps and got a tons of error.

Clicking on Toggle ALL doors gives me about ten "getProperty" errors.

Same for Toggle slid. doors and Toggle Door 1,2.

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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

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given the fact that Ive still not been able to test and the fact that more error reports are dripping in: yes, thats a safe assumption.

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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

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wolph42 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:24 am
given the fact that Ive still not been able to test
Bummer. This is one of the core resources for MT that would really put 1.5+ to the test. I'm seeing some performance issues with it that have been hard to articulate in a way that provides actionable info to the developers... I suspect that results from you with regard to how the BoT works in 1.5+ would provide the kind of specificity the devs need.
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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

Post by karrel »

ok with the door thing this is what i do i make the map using an older version of maptools and bot works fine when i open the map in the 1.5 version of maptools

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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

Post by derf »

To fix the "This version of maptool does NOT support VBL manipulation" abort when using Set Door:
  1. Make sure the Selection window is visible (under the Window menu, Selected should be checked) and select the lib:OnTokenMove token
  2. Scroll the Selection window down until you see section 6b. Door Animation, right click the setDoor macro, and edit it
  3. Scroll down to line 87, and replace this line:

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    [h:hasVbl		= !json.isEmpty(json.get(json.get(bot_VBLGrenade(1,0),0),"points"))]
    with this one:

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    [h,if(vblSupport): hasVbl = !json.isEmpty(json.get(json.get(bot_VBLGrenade(1,0),0),"points")); hasVbl = 0] 
  4. Hit OK, and then Set Door should work.
This is using version 43g of the BoT, and Maptool 1.5.3.

I did notice that the door action on the map I was using to test had a pretty considerable delay compared to 1.4.1.8. I'm not sure if that's due to the number of doors (it has 15 or so), the number of tokens, or something else, but on a fresh map I could create 10+ doors and performance wasn't a problem.

If you were using the BoT door VBL functions before, under 1.5.3 you can give your door a thin token VBL line by drawing the VBL you want on the map, then editing the door token and under the VBL tab pressing Move VBL From Map.

Since I'm finally delurking and creating an account to post this, I'd also like to say thanks to Wolph42. The BoT has been really handy, even if I only use a portion of all the stuff packed in there. Cheers!

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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

Post by Phergus »

Welcome derf and thanks for finding the fix for this!

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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

Post by derf »

Glad to help. I was looking into the door slowness today - turns out it was only when they were being operated by a switch token and the Toggle Door macro was fine.

It is related to the number of tokens on the token layer, and possibly their distance from the door. The getTokenNames() call in the operateLever macro is what's taking the time, specifically when it's checking for tokens in range of the door. Doesn't matter if a proximity is set or not, since both sides include "range" in the JSON (is that to ensure the token has a path to the door?).

I'm almost always using MapTool displayed on a TV for in-person games, so non-GM ability to hit door switches doesn't matter much to me and I was just going to eliminate the call, but I did find a better workaround: confining the search to PC tokens resolved the problem. I mean, I suppose it would resolve the problem unless you had a ton of tokens flagged as PCs for some reason, but it's a decent approach for now. For the record, the delay was ~5 to 8 secs for me with about 15 door switches and probably another 20ish NPCs (and 3 PCs) on the token layer. With the PC filter added, there was no noticeable delay.

To apply the fix, in the lib:OnTokenMove token, in the 6a. Door Button section, edit the operateLever macro and add '"pc", 1,' to the getTokenNames() calls by:
  • replacing line 12:

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    [tokenList		= getTokenNames(",",json.set("{}", "layer", "TOKEN", "range",json.set("{}","token",leverToken, "upto", proximity)))]
    with:

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    [tokenList		= getTokenNames(",",json.set("{}", "layer", "TOKEN", "pc", 1, "range",json.set("{}","token",leverToken, "upto", proximity)))]
  • replacing line 21:

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    [tokenList	= getTokenNames(",",json.set("{}", "layer", "TOKEN", "range",json.set("{}","token",leverToken)))]
    with:

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    [tokenList	= getTokenNames(",",json.set("{}", "layer", "TOKEN", "pc", 1, "range",json.set("{}","token",leverToken)))]
I'll have a quick poke later to see if I can find what's behind the range search slowness - it's definitely no problem on 1.4.1.8 and getTokenList() appears more or less the same at a glance in the 1.5.3 source, apart from some sensible reformatting. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the same or similar thing is behind other observed BoT performance hits.

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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

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derf wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:09 am
To fix the "This version of maptool does NOT support VBL manipulation" abort when using Set Door:
Update to the above post: BoT is actually able to manage VBL under 1.5.3 after all, it just doesn't check for version 5 in onCampaignLoad. I think the previous fix still makes sense, since the VBLGrenade call shouldn't be made if VBL support is not actually there, but if you want BoT VBL functions enabled, you can add version 5 to the check (again, this is for BoT version 43g):
  • In the lib:OnTokenMove token, down near the bottom in the "Util - OnCampaignLoad" section, edit the onCampaignLoad macro
  • Near the bottom of the macro on line 475, add "|| mtVersionNr == 5" to the version test
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    [vblSupport		= if(bot_inStr(lower(mtVersion), "nerps") || mtVersionNr > 89 || mtVersionNr == 4, 1, 0)]
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    [vblSupport		= if(bot_inStr(lower(mtVersion), "nerps") || mtVersionNr > 89 || mtVersionNr == 4 || mtVersionNr == 5, 1, 0)]
If anyone else has BoT functionality they want to use that isn't working in 1.5.3, feel free to let me know. I think this covers everything I was planning to use for my next few games, but I don't mind poking around at other stuff.

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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

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derf wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:00 pm
I'll have a quick poke later to see if I can find what's behind the range search slowness - it's definitely no problem on 1.4.1.8 and getTokenList() appears more or less the same at a glance in the 1.5.3 source, apart from some sensible reformatting. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the same or similar thing is behind other observed BoT performance hits.
This seems very much related to what I was reporting with my getTokens() experience in 1.5+.

Az was looking into it prior to the 1.5.3 release, but I don't think anything's been found yet... or, at least, it didn't make the 1.5.3 release.

I knew the BoT would be the framework to look at to illustrate the problem. Heck, I haven't tested it yet, but I'm betting that the Crowd function crawls compared to earlier versions.

Thanks for looking into it. :)
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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

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"Bug" with 43g in MT1.5x
macro: rotateGroup
This version of maptool does NOT support this function

I cannot see why this line is in the rotateGroup macro, but it does prevent group rotation in MapTool 1.5x

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[h:assert(getLibProperty('vblSupport','lib:EventMacros'),"This version of maptool does NOT support this function",0)]

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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

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lmarkus001 wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:44 pm
"Bug" with 43g in MT1.5x
macro: rotateGroup
This version of maptool does NOT support this function

I cannot see why this line is in the rotateGroup macro, but it does prevent group rotation in MapTool 1.5x

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[h:assert(getLibProperty('vblSupport','lib:EventMacros'),"This version of maptool does NOT support this function",0)]
It's there because certain versions of MT didn't support token VBL and the BoT checks to see what version of MT you're using and disables functions that won't work with it. rotateGroup must be one of them.

It looks like you'll need to change how it checks for which version of MT that function works with.

Did you try changing the version check as noted in a post above?

Here is the relevant code in the lib.onTokenMove onCampaignLoad macro.

Change this:

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[vblSupport		= if(bot_inStr(lower(mtVersion), "nerps") || mtVersionNr > 89 || mtVersionNr == 4, 1, 0)]
To this:

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[vblSupport		= if(bot_inStr(lower(mtVersion), "nerps") || mtVersionNr > 89 || mtVersionNr == 4 || mtVersionNr == 5, 1, 0)]
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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

Post by venger »

This is my first go with BOT
I'm lovin it!

I took some time to research with vids and reading, and beginning to understand its all about how the tokens inter-relate and when everything is in the right place .... nice bag of tricks!

I can now; install a basic set of features into existing campaigns to add teleport and event pads for now and expand as needed.
My next dungeon is going to be teleport madness!! hah

Its a thing of beauty and I still have much to learn!
Thanks for all the hard work and to all the contributors that went into this great BOT


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Re: Wolph42's 'Drop-in' Bag of MT Tricks v.43 [EMBARKATION]

Post by jkthomsen9 »

I am having trouble with the ShadowPad feture. This is the first time I am using this feature so it could be a mistake on my part. I followed the video tutorial. Under settings there is a setting under toggle tab for invisibility. If I DO NOT have the box checked it sorta works. It requests a value for tok and I get the following error.

Invalid condition in IF(getState(invisState, meTok)) roll option.       Statement options (if any): h,if(getState(invisState, meTok)), CODE       Statement Body (first 200 characters): { [seeingToks = getTokenNames("json", json.set("{}","setStates", json.append("", seeInvisState)))] [purgingToks = getTokenNames(


If I have it checked it dose not work. I do not get a request for the value of tok and I get this error

 Invalid condition in IF(isNPC(tok) && getState("Invisible",tok)) roll option.       Statement options (if any): H, IF(isNPC(tok) && getState("Invisible",tok)), CODE       Statement Body : { [H, MACRO("[email protected]:libDnD35Pathfinder"): tok ] }; {}

I am using the pathfinder/3.5 framework with BOT

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