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Some of the Blizzard developers are providing help on the Battle.net Custom Maps forum in regards to the Editor. Their introduction thread is here and there are quite a few interesting questions/answers.
Here is a small selection:
Here is a small selection:
Try removing the offending event from the actor and adding it again from within the editor.Some of my actors aren't working as before. I'm using a action actor for an impact, with a event that creates it when a damage effect starts. Now the actor isn't even being created. Before 1.5 that method worked fine, am I doing something wrong?
Here's our guess at what's going on: your actor derives from a parent actor that defines the event, but your actor overrides the value of that event. The index for the event that is being overridden is from the previous version of the game, which is now stale. Refreshing it as I described above should fix it.
If you use the XML view on the culprit actor, you’ll be able to see syntax like index="3" that shows which parent event the event with the "index" syntax is supposed to override. When the pattern of the overridden data changes, this index does not get automatically updated to account for the change, which means the child event may no longer be overriding the event in the parent that it was originally intended to override.
This issue can show up in other areas in data where you override the value of a single element in an array whose index has changed. Unfortunately, there's not a great fix for it on our side, but we're actively investigating it.
Hopefully this fixes your actor, though!
Hi TheSkunk, I just tested creating custom Loading Screen Help in Game UI data and was able to reproduce what you're seeing, where the original tips still appear. We will research this further and try to provide a solution to the community for randomized loading screen tips in the future. Thanks for bringing it to our attentionMy current issue, although minor, is that I seem to be unable to edit the loading screen tips.. Manually changing the field under Map -> Loading Screen -> Help only displays one tip, where a editing them under Data -> Game UI doesn't seem to do anything. (The original tips still appear)
Is it possible to re-add support for this feature? It was very useful to quickly test a map without having to open it with the editor.with the newest 1.5 patch it seems like its not possible to open custom maps by dragging them on the starcraft.exe file anymore, since it seems like the new launcher is somehow overwriting the map load.
Hi Mille, I don't believe we intentionally removed support for this and I am a big fan of drag and drop for opening maps as well. While it looks like there is a workaround by using the switcher instead, we'll look into what can be done to re-enable support for this.
Can you expose the property lists of all UI Frame types? This would be very helpful for the UI Editor users. For example:
CFrame: Width, Height, Anchor, RenderType, Enabled, Visible, AlphaMaskTexture...
CButton: Shortcut, Text, Label, HitTestFrame, NormalImage, HoverImage, ClickSound...
We are working on additional UI editing support for 2.0, and hopefully this information will be available directly from the editor. But I've compiled a partial list for you in case it may be useful:
Fields for: Control
Fields for: Frame
Complex Field: Anchor
Fields for: Desc
Fields for: Button
Fields for: Tooltip
Fields for: Image
Complex Field: Layer
Fields for: Label