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ianbanks



Joined: 06 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:48 am    Post subject: Cartographer Reply with quote

Cartographer now has (in an unreleased version) support for scriptable filters.

The scripting language is "Lua". You can download documentation and a stand-alone version of Lua to try it out at:

http://www.lua.org/

It might be worth your time learning it if you're interested in writing filters for the next release of Cartographer.

An example of what you can do is this script:

Code:
-- A filter to fill the screen (or selected area) with diagonal
-- "strokes" using the current pen.

for n = 1, 100 do
    x = math.random() * 225 + 10
    y = math.random() * 225 + 10
    line(x, y, x + 10, y + 10)
end


If you save the above and place it in the filters directory, it is loaded up and added to the "Filters" menu. Clicking on the filter runs the script. You can run it multiple times and even limit the effect of your script to the current selection. (The above script uses your currently selected tile type).

The background of the following map was generated using the above script:

http://www.winbolo.net/mapcollectioninfo.php?id=5278
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Nova



Joined: 04 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.
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Alain



Joined: 05 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow too !

I tried the last release :
http://www.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au/~ziph/cartographer/Cartographer-0.4.zip
and I report here some details (I know that it is a work in progress, but if I can help you with that...)

1 - The "Palette" window is too short and the bottom of 2nd line icons is cut, like red selection square.

2 - When a selection is "on", it is possible to add or remove bases, pills, and starts positions OUT of the selection. I think it must be impossible to modify anything OUT of the selection.

Don't take care of that if you have seen it.

In name of all maps creators, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK !
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ianbanks



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alain, thanks for pointing those out, I hadn't noticed. (The first one is probably only on certain versions of Windows, I will look out for it next time I'm testing).
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Alain



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ianbanks, for the first item I said, I saw the "Palette" problem on "Windows Server 2003" ! (Who is using it to create maps ?! Not very important...)
On "Windows XP" it runs good.

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Alain



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An other item : when drawing and selecting square by square, it is difficult to see which square the cross cursor is pointing.
Question : Is it possible to make a cursor like the LGM have in the game ? (moving square by square in the drawing window with selecting/unselecting 1 square on single mouseclick ) And have the X, Y positions somewhere on the screen or in palette or thumbnail window ?

Oh, and an other : "ctrl" key is usualy used for random selecting and "shift" to extend a selection.
Question : Can you apply this ? Change actual shift key to ctrl (for select and add rectangles or elipses), and use shift key to extend a rectangle or an elipse (selected icon) from the last selected square. Of course this will function only if the last selected square stays visible on screen (actualy not).

Oh oh, and an other : Will you make a "create a perfect square icon" and a "create a perfect circle icon". AND / OR when drawing a rectangle (or an elipse) and using ctrl key, make it a perfect square/circle while choosing dimensions with the cursor ? (And fixing it when mousebutton stop to be used)

You have probably already think or/and do some of these items, then pass over !

Thank you for read my long list ! Very Happy
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Alain



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ianbanks, Will you make an auto-scrolling of the drawing area when the cursor comes near up/down/left/right of the drawing window ?

Thanks Very Happy
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Alain



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed Oh ! I forgot it : auto-scrolling only while mouse button is active for drawing rectangles/elipses bigger than screen ! Confused
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Alain



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed and lines ! Confused Confused Confused
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Alain



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will you create a palette icon to recall palette window ? Or create Menu/View/Palette, because when we must restart Cartographer each time the Palette is closed ! Smile Thanks for all !
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Alain



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last icon at down/right of the Palette window is "crater" but it draws "ruins" (both are already on the left). Can you replace this last icon by a mining icon to add mines on all types of terrains ? (except water, boats and walls !)

I create a Cartographer_Palette map. I have fill squares in the same order than the Cartographer Palette window.
http://www.winbolo.net/mapcollectioninfo.php?id=5298 Smile
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F.U.B.A.R.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ever hear of the edit button? its kinda neat...its for when u mess up on your post.....u can go back and fix it. or just delete..thats a nice one too.
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Alain



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F.U.B.A.R. : thanks, I haven't saw edit button ! Embarassed
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Vengeance



Joined: 02 Feb 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aparently not =\
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F.U.B.A.R.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and also....theres a quote button......its used if u wanna quote someone.


Alain wrote:
F.U.B.A.R. : thanks, I haven't saw edit button ! Embarassed



looks like that....aaaannnnddddd! guess what....u can view your post before u even send it to the thread! just click ''preview''





btw if im coming off as an asshole its because in real life i am...but i mean no harm.
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