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The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:52:33 AM »
If you want to help, this is the place to come. Basically say what skills you have (even if you write None, I can still find you things to do) and I try and find you things to do. Obviously being good at image editing, for example, is particularly helpful, but if you have time and can write stuff there's going to be a lot of text files, unit descriptions, etc to complete and the more other people can do those the more time I get to actually code fun stuff in.

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Jubal (team leader)
joek
TTG4
Whorefinger
Ezrael
Nickwizzo

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Shabang
Derelictfrog
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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 03:03:59 AM »
AND YOU HAVE MY SWORD. Super keen for this mod! Excellent work!

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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 03:28:25 AM »
And my bow! (Not exactly skilled, but I'll do what I can) also willing to learn
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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 08:56:43 AM »
AND MY AXE.

I can type but am willing to learn anything else.

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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 11:22:01 AM »
I'm more than willing to help - the only problem is that I have no real artistic or programming ability and haven't played R:TW in years. I would love to see this happen, though, so if there's anything I can do / learn to do...

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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 11:40:25 AM »
Firstly, welcome to Exilian everyone; do make yourself at home and poke around any of the rest of the site you wish to.  :)

Okay, the stuff which needs doing is often slightly dull and basically involves typing, the jobs I most need doing are as follows;

- Writing unit descriptions
- Writing building descriptions
- Getting the names file sorted so the family members aren't all called Antigonos and Vercingtorix and so on.
- Menu quotes, as you know the RTW loading screens all have menu quotes on. This should be a fun job, just going through "Overheard in..." and picking out the most quintessentially Cambridgeish entries

In each case I'll send you the files directly, all of them are .txts and have pretty intuitive structures which you'll just need to copy & continue. So... who volunteers for what?
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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 11:43:21 AM »
I'd be up for that. I don't particularly mind which

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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 02:07:07 PM »
Me too please! Chuck me something to do, whatever, I don't give a big crap.

edit: You should know that I have no abilities to offer other than boundless enthusiasm.
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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 02:22:35 PM »
*Is back*
*Pledges typing and code-monkeying abilities*
I have limited experience with a few scripting languages, so given a reasonably simple syntax I'm quite comfortable with messing around with python/lua/whatever TW uses files as well as simple txts, if necessary.

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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 01:18:56 AM »
I guess I'll go for builings whenever we have a list of what we're doing for them.

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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 10:23:30 AM »
OK, I'll just throw these things out here and anyone can grab anything.

MENU QUOTES
This is the file, basically just add new quotes with the current syntax, Quotes all in a list then authors - copy this into a text file probably. And remember to put each one on a separate line etc as shown or it won't work. This needs someone to go through "Overheard" and pick out the most quintessentially Cambridge quotes around.
Code: [Select]
¬ Localisation file for transition screen quotes
¬ Lines in brackets are not to be translated

{Quote_1}
Rise up, Sir Peter Wolf's-Bane. And, whatever happens, never forget to wipe your sword
{Quote_2}
Aslan is on the move. The Witch's magic is weakening

{Author_1}
Aslan
{Author_2}
Father Christmas
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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 10:27:48 AM »
UNIT DESCRIPTIONS
Again, syntax is important, this is the code for an entry:

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{arch_spearmen} Levied Spearmen

{arch_spearmen_descr}
In the defensive militias of Archenland, most soldiers are required to provide their own weapons and the most commonly seen weapon was the spear. The main reason for this is obvious; spears are almost ludicrously cheap and easy to make and are also very easy to use, at least when used as part of a loose, larger formation. While making a good halberd requires the skills of a true weaponsmith, anybody with a rudimentary knowledge of smithing and even the most primitive of forges can make perfectly adequate spears.

{arch_spearmen_descr_short}
Levy spearmen are sturdy troops with long spears to aid against cavalry charges.

It doesn't matter what you name the entry as an internal name, that's up to you - so the name in curly brackets then the name of the unit, the name plus "_descr" then a paragraph-long description starting on the next line, then "_descr_short" with a one sentence description on the next line. I'll keep the troop rosters thread updated with which ones we have - post any entries you make up here or in the troop thread inside "code" tags (on the panel above where you post it's the "#" button.
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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 03:39:07 PM »
I'm clueless about computers and suffer frequent writers block but I'm happy to proofread any descriptions etc. Don't want to be completely useless here!

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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2013, 04:00:46 PM »
I'm clueless about computers and suffer frequent writers block but I'm happy to proofread any descriptions etc. Don't want to be completely useless here!

Hivemind, I'll doubtless ramble at some point so editing may be necessary

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Re: The "I Pledge Thee My Sword" thread
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2013, 04:26:00 PM »
Right, I've grabbed the Menu quotes. I'll probably pop it up on github at some point if any of you use it, so more than just me can edit it...