New species - various quiestions


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Dungeon Dilettante

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Joined: Saturday, 28th April 2018, 22:07

Post Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 03:22

New species - various quiestions

After reading the guide on species modding, it seems the core stuff is pretty clear. However, some things are still a mystery for me.
First of all - how do I add a description for my new race? Can I just paste it in alphabetic order into dat\descript\species?
Second - what to do if I don't have a corresponding monster for my species? And why do I need one? (What does the guide means "for display?")
And lastly - how do I designate tiles for my species? I want to reuse lava orc ones - what string is responsible for it?

Swamp Slogger

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Joined: Monday, 12th September 2016, 16:25

Post Tuesday, 1st January 2019, 22:35

Re: New species - various quiestions

Sergeek wrote:After reading the guide on species modding, it seems the core stuff is pretty clear. However, some things are still a mystery for me.
First of all - how do I add a description for my new race? Can I just paste it in alphabetic order into dat\descript\species?

Doesn't even have to be in alphabetical order. You'll probably also want to add an entry in docs/crawl_manual.rst.
Second - what to do if I don't have a corresponding monster for my species?
And lastly - how do I designate tiles for my species? I want to reuse lava orc ones - what string is responsible for it?

tilepick-p.cc and rltiles/dc-player.txt are needed here.

More generally, the Faerie Dragon species https://crawl.develz.org/tavern/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=25195 is fairly complete - do everything that does, and you'll have done everything you need. That's probably how to answer your second question, too.

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