creatures caves welcome, guest
downloads   gallery   dev   community   creatchi   forum   mycaves
hack shack | script reservations | dev resources | dev forum

  

Patch Plants  on 11/7/2013 | 1 like

Hello,
     Are patch plants easier to create than regular agents, since they're a sort of addition to an already created agent (i.e. the garden box)? Or do they basically entail the same amount of coding and work to create?
- Rascii


Dear Rascii,
     In my opinion, they're both pretty much equal, though patch plants may be slightly more difficult the first time around since you have to get familiar with Garden Box coding and variables. Beyond that, patch plants and regular plants are generally the same: a coder still needs to write an install script, it is just "nested" inside a GB script. The other scripts, including the timer script and remove script, are basically identical.

So from my experience (mostly helping others--I have yet to finish a patch plant of my own) the Garden Box is definitely not a "shortcut" for people who want easier plants, but those who are new to plant creation aren't in for much if any extra difficulty, and coders who are already familiar with making regular plants will find that patch plants aren't intimidating at all once you start. :)
- Ghosthande
 
 
Malkin | 11/9/2013  log in to like post  1

You might also like to read my article on updating the Shee Pears, which talks a bit about the differences. :)


downloads
cobs
adoptions
creaturelink
metarooms
breeds
 
gallery
art
wallpaper
screenshots
graphics
promos
sprites
dev
hack shack
script reservations
dev resources
active projects
dev forum
 
community
links
advice
chat
polls
resources
creatchi
 
forum
bookmarks
general
news
help
development
strangeo
survivor
mycaves
log in
register
lost pw
1 online
Namiraja
creatures caves is your #1 resource for the creatures artificial life game series: creatures, creatures 2, creatures 3, docking station, and the upcoming creatures family.

contact    help    privacy policy    terms & conditions    rules    donate    wiki