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savannahs11

savannahs11
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  10/4/2017

Grendel Man suggested it, so I now have one topic I'll ask all my programming questions in. Here goes the first one: How do I define what happens when a button on a compound agent is clicked?

Somewhere, inhuman screeching can be heard.
 
GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  10/4/2017

When you create a button part on a compound agent, you use this command:

PAT: BUTT (command) part_id (integer) sprite_file (string) first_image (integer) image_count (integer) rel_x (decimal) rel_y (decimal) rel_plane (integer) anim_hover (byte-string) message_id (integer) option (integer)


message_id is the message the button sends when it's clicked. So if you want to send an 'Activate 1' to the base agent, you'll do '1' here, then whatever you want to happen will be defined in that script.

On the other hand, you may want a totally user-defined behaviour that cannot be triggered by any other means, so you'd use a user-defined script number like '99' or something. Then you need to add that script, like 'scrp 2 0 0 20123 99' and it will get called when the button is clicked.

The variable _P1_ is set to the button's ID when clicked, meaning you can set up a switch case for multiple buttons on the agent even if they all call the same script.

 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/5/2017

I'm trying to use a subroutine. CAOS Tool doesn't see anything wrong with my script, but when I inject the COS, I get an "unresolved label "[subroutine]" at token ''" error. Is there something I don't know about that you need to put in to have a subroutine function correctly?

EDIT: Wait, no. I figured that one out.


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Malkin

Malkin
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  10/5/2017

How did you figure it out? So that the rest of us know...

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savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/5/2017

I originally had the script define the subroutine near the install script, but moving it to the line after it was called fixed it. Also, another problem. When a button is pressed, the machine should open a weird hatch thing at the bottom, vend an object, then close said thing. Right now, it just opens and then sits there forever without actually vending anything.

scrp 3 3 14893 301
part 9
setv va00 posx
setv va01 posy
anim [0 1 2 3 4 5]
inst
new: simp 2 25 14895 "nichelingmother" 8 24 510
attr 194
elas 10
accg 2
perm 100

part 9
anim [5 4 3 2 1 0]

endm


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Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  10/5/2017

Have you checked out the balloon maker tutorial?

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GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  10/5/2017

Your vent script doesn't appear to place the vended object anywhere. It creates it, but doesn't position it anywhere. It might even be appearing behind the machine if they're fighting on the same z-axis.
 
Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

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  10/5/2017  1

You need to targ ownr again after the attributes of the vended object are set, right now it's trying to animate part 9 pf the vended object. (+what has been said above: position of the object that was vended has to be set too)
 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/5/2017

I knew about moving the object, but I guess that bit got removed somewhere along the line while I was fiddling with the CAOS. Now, it vends, but not in the right spot, and I don't specifically need help with that part, but now, it's skipping the first part of its animation.

Somewhere, inhuman screeching can be heard.
 
GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  10/5/2017

You'll have to post the updated code any time you make a change so that we can diagnose the problem.
 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/5/2017

I'm at school now, and I can't access my code, but I'm pretty sure it's something like this:


scrp 3 3 14893 301
part 9
setv va00 posx
setv va01 posy
anim [0 1 2 3 4 5]
inst
new: simp 2 25 14895 "nichelingmother" 8 24 510
attr 194
elas 10
accg 2
perm 100
mvto va00 va01

targ ownr
part 9
anim [5 4 3 2 1 0]


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Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

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  10/5/2017  1

You have to put 'over' after the first animation, then the code resumes execution after the animation. Right now the first animation doesn't have any time to finish before the code gets to the second animation
 
savannahs11

savannahs11
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  10/5/2017  1

Thanks, Pilla. I'll try that when I get home.

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savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/5/2017

That worked. I'm trying to get the button to animate when pressed now, but it throws an 'animation change failed' error.

scrp 3 3 14893 301
part 2
anim [0 7]
over
setv va00 posx
setv va01 posy
part 9
anim [0 1 2 3 4 5]
over
inst
new: simp 2 25 14895 "nichelingmother" 8 24 510
attr 194
elas 10
accg 2
perm 100
mvto va00 va01

targ ownr
part 9
anim [5 4 3 2 1 0]

endm


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Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  10/5/2017

Maybe it's similar to 'pose change failed'?
The Common Errors list on the CDN has some information available on that.


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savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/5/2017

That didn't help.

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GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  10/5/2017

Are you certain the sprite has 8 images for your 'anim [0 7]' to be valid? If you've added more images to the sprite during development, you might want to check that all in-use copies of the file have been properly updated and there aren't any old versions hanging around.
 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/5/2017

It has a lot more than eight images, and I know there are no old versions, because I didn't start coding until all the sprites were done.

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GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  10/5/2017

And the button is using its own sprite, or the base sprite? If it's using the base sprite, does that mean it looks identical in pose 0 as the base agent?
 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/5/2017

All the sprites for the machine are in the same file.

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Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

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  10/6/2017

Are the sizes pf image 0 and 7 identical? If not it can throw an error
 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/6/2017

No, and those numbers are assuming that the base image is actually image 10. Before you ask, making the script reference the actual positions of the frames in the sprite makes no difference.

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GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  10/6/2017

Can I see what you have for the button when it's created? The "PAT: BUTT" line (which incidentally is my favourite script command ever)
 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/6/2017

pat: butt 2 "nichelingmother" 10 1 204 327 1 [10] 301 1


Here you go.


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GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  10/6/2017

The image count needs to equal the number of frames used in the animation. You've specified 1 here, but the button animation is requesting two seperate frames.

I can't test this myself so I'm not entirely sure which solution is correct, but you either need to change that first '1' to a '2' or possibly to '8' if that doesn't work.

(The reason for 8 is that maybe it needs to see the whole range, since the two frames being used for the anim aren't contiguous. So like, since you're using frames 10 and 17, maybe it needs to be told all 8 frames between exist even though you're only using two of them.)

 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/6/2017

I changed that 1 to an 8 and it's throwing the exact same error.

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GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  10/6/2017

And I assume changing it to 2 didn't help either? Just being thorough.

Sorry to say, but I'm out of ideas on this one. You'll need to wait for someone with more experience in this area.

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  10/6/2017

Maybe it'd help if you could post the whole cos file up? That way we can see how it works as a whole.

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savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/6/2017

Here's the whole mess at once.

*This is the install script. The seed will not inject if there is already a mother in the
*world.
inst
enum 3 3 14893
addv va99 1
next
doif va99 eq 0
new: comp 3 3 14893 "nichelingmother" 24 0 500
attr 198
elas 10
accg 2
perm 100
pose 9
mvto 6090 9210
endi



*When activated by the Hand in seed form, check to transform with a dummy agent. If you can
*transform, do it.
scrp 3 3 14893 1
doif pose eq 9
inst
setv va00 -237
setv va01 -332
addv va00 posl
addv va01 post

new: simp 5 1 14893 "nichelingmother" 1 0 0
rtar 5 1 14893
mvto 1 1

doif tmvt va00 va01 eq 1
enum 5 1 14893
kill targ
next
targ ownr
mvby -237 -332
pose 0
attr 192
*These are the buttons. Message IDs are as follows:
*300: Revert to seed form.
*301: Vend red pheromone.
*302: Vend green pheromone.
*303: Vend white pheromone.
*304: Vend gray pheromone.
*305: Vend black pheromone.
*306: Vend yellow pheromone.
*307: Vend pink pheromone.
*Seed button.
pat: butt 1 "nichelingmother" 9 1 230 273 1 [9] 300 1
*Red button.
pat: butt 2 "nichelingmother" 10 1 204 327 8 [10] 301 1
*Green button.
pat: butt 3 "nichelingmother" 11 1 204 314 8 [11] 302 1
*White button.
pat: butt 4 "nichelingmother" 12 1 218 304 8 [12] 303 1
*Gray button.
pat: butt 5 "nichelingmother" 13 1 232 304 8 [13] 304 1
*Black button.
pat: butt 6 "nichelingmother" 14 1 246 304 8 [14] 305 1
*Yellow button.
pat: butt 7 "nichelingmother" 15 1 260 314 8 [15] 306 1
*Pink button.
pat: butt 8 "nichelingmother" 16 1 260 327 8 [16] 307 1
*Pheromone hatch.
pat: dull 9 "nichelingmother" 3 217 315 1
else
kill targ
targ ownr

rtar 1 2 10
doif targ ne null
mesg wrt+ targ 126 "This is not a safe location!" ownr 0
endi
endi
endi
endm

*Revert to seed form.
scrp 3 3 14893 300
inst
pat: kill 1
pat: kill 2
pat: kill 3
pat: kill 4
pat: kill 5
pat: kill 6
pat: kill 7
pat: kill 8
pat: kill 9
pose 9
mvby 237 200
attr 198
endm

*Vend red pheromone. This is the one that's completely freaking borked. I realize that the
*mvto doesn't move it to the right place, but I'll handle that later.
scrp 3 3 14893 301
part 2
anim [7 0]
over
part 9
anim [0 1 2 3 4 5]
setv va00 posx
setv va01 posy
over
inst
new: simp 2 25 14895 "nichelingmother" 8 24 510
attr 194
elas 10
accg 2
perm 100
mvto va00 va01

targ ownr
part 9
anim [5 4 3 2 1 0]

endm


*Remover script.
rscr
enum 3 3 14893
kill targ
next
enum 2 25 14895
kill targ
next

scrx 3 3 14893 1
scrx 3 3 14893 300
scrx 3 3 14893 301


And here's the error...

Runtime error in agent 3 3 14893 script 3 3 14893 301 unique id 242487
Anim change failed - on part 2 which has base 0
[part 2 {@}anim [7 0] over part 9 anim [0 1 2 3 4 5] s ...

Windows NT/2000 6.2 build 9200 ()
OriginalDisplay DirectX (netbabel 148 )
Fri Oct 06 18:38:28 2017 - Savannah - 2.296 b195


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Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  10/6/2017

Thanks for that!

I did a search on "anim change failed" - there was a thread from last year in which you had a similar problem. Could the solution offered there be adapted to your present situation?


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savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/6/2017

I still can't figure anything out. All I've managed to do is cringe, because that's the default response when I see literally anything I've posted more than six months ago.

Somewhere, inhuman screeching can be heard.
 
GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  10/6/2017

pat: butt 2 "nichelingmother" 10 1 204 327 8 [10] 301 1
*Green button.


This still says 1.

 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/6/2017

I changed the wrong 1.



Whoops.

The script now works perfectly and I am officially stupid.


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GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  10/6/2017

lol :D

No worries. We all have brain farts. Glad it's working!

 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  10/6/2017

Now that I know what's going on, how can I slow an animation down? Putting the same frame in the ANIM ten times in a row feels a little cheaty.

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Grendel_Man
Sanely Insane

Grendel_Man
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  10/6/2017

FRAT -insert number here-. Put it before the animation.

Note that it'll stay this way for all animations afterward once set, so if you want a future animation to play faster/slower than that you'll need to use FRAT again.


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