Modding Help Help Me!

Discussion in 'Starbound Modding' started by Utkudakid, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Utkudakid

    Utkudakid Subatomic Cosmonaut

    So im not really into coding,and i want to make a farm animal.I can change descriptions and stuff but i cant code.Any templates i can use? :cry:
     
  2. cybersam

    cybersam Twenty-three is number one

    sorry... i'm not sure if there is any...
    but you can try to uzse one of the existing farm animals and edit that

    but with a quick look in to these files...
    it looks like you won't to code anything... at least not in lua... only json stuff

    if you want to create a completely new animal... then you are prepared to do 3
    the egg, the baby and the grown up version

    that is if you want to create it like in the original game...
    first the egg,
    this is just an item that will spawn your baby animal
    then the baby that will evolve in to the grown up version
    and finally the grownup version


    the easiest way i can think of is just to copy one of the existing types
    and create a new one
    the eggs can be found here "objects\farmables\eggs\fluffaloegg"
    the babies and the grown ups here "F:\Users1\Downloads\Games\PC\Starbound\UnpackedAssets\monsters\farming"

    sorry if i currently can't be of much more help... i'm a bit occupied with my own mod.. ^_^'''
    maybe i can help out tomorrow or something...
     
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  3. Utkudakid

    Utkudakid Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Oh god,there is no objects folder!Can you post the files when you are free?
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2016
  4. dyre00

    dyre00 Poptop Tamer

    Have you unpacked the pak file in the assets folder? The objects folder is in there.
     
  5. Utkudakid

    Utkudakid Subatomic Cosmonaut

    oh,im extremely stupid,but how do i do that?
     
  6. cybersam

    cybersam Twenty-three is number one

    well...
    checkout the modding guide thread...
    there is all the info that you need to get you started... at least a list of threads and posts that will be helpful

    i wanted to write a small tutorial for doing this...
    but its going to take some time as there a lot of files needed for this so it will take more time than i currently have...

    so here is a small mod with all the files that are needed to create a new animal for your farm...
    i just copied the fluffalo and created all the neccassary items/mondest files so you can buy the egg at the terramart
    place it in your farm let it hatch and evolve into grown up version

    no real scripting required and no lua included (it works as it is)

    if not modifiet it will add a new egg to the terramart called "tutorial fluffalo egg"

    i'm not really good with sprites so i just used the original files i only did a small change to the egg to make it at least look a bit different from the original fluffalo egg
    i didn't change the harvest pool so it will just give your the same thing that a fluffalo gives

    anyway...
    here is the mod... have fun playing around with it ^_^
    you will need to edit the stuff or you will just have a another fluffalo that is just named "tutorial fluffalo" xD
     

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  7. Utkudakid

    Utkudakid Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Thank you so much!If i can make something decent enough to play with,i will credit you!And one more little thing,how do we change drop pools?Im making a coconut creature thats supossed to give you coconut drinks,so can i just write the spawn name in or do i have to do something different?
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016
  8. cybersam

    cybersam Twenty-three is number one

    looks like i messed the egg to baby part...
    that version spawns the default fluffalobaby...
    i changed that to spawn the correct one...
    also changed the color of those tutorialfluffalos so they at least look a bit differnt from the original...
    i added a new harvest pool and changed the harvest pool of the fully grown fluffalo to ironbar for testing also i did change the harvest time
    just for testing...

    anyway... here is the new mod....
     

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  9. Utkudakid

    Utkudakid Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Thanks!The sprites are going better than expected,but i have no idea how its mouth is gonna look,any ideas?The baby looks like a groop with legs for now.
     
  10. cybersam

    cybersam Twenty-three is number one

    well can't help you with sprites...
    i'm not good in that department xD

    anyway....
    have fun with it ^_^
     
  11. Utkudakid

    Utkudakid Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Oh no,not as in you making the sprite for its mouth,ideas.I dont want the baby to be a big groop.
     
  12. cybersam

    cybersam Twenty-three is number one

    ?!.... i'm not sure i understand it correctly...
    if you don't want the baby to get bigger... you could try replacing the animations for the big one with the small version...
    or try removing the "evolveType" and add the harvest pool in the config...
     
  13. Utkudakid

    Utkudakid Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Oh god,nobody understands me,im the vaguest talker ever.So im making this creature called Cocorin,and i dont have any ideas for its mouth.Do you have any ideas for its mouth?
     
  14. Utkudakid

    Utkudakid Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Hey,how do youu make the white background vanish?
     
  15. cybersam

    cybersam Twenty-three is number one

    you need to use a program that supports transparency to edit your sprites... and use a transparent background
     
  16. Titanium

    Titanium Existential Complex

    You may want to make that title a bit more specific.
     

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