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How To Ask a Question

Post by MrCrayon »

Alright. This has been bugging me and many noobs seem to need this, so here I go.

How to Ask a Question

by MrCrayon

*Note*:Before you do anything, try and search google.



Step 1: Ask yourself this question: What am I trying to find/accomplish/achieve?

Step 2: Once step 1 has been established, ask yourself if you have the proper knowledge or tools to set about your task. If you don't know what you need, refer to step 1. Make sure you have tried all means that you know or have found. If you can't find anything (after at least an hour) proceed to step 3!

Step 3: At this point, your toolbox of knowledge is ready. Time to say something! Now that you have a point to your question and you have attempted to find an answer, write your question in a clear and precise (and well informed manner)

example from the modding category:
Press_Tilty wrote:I'm having a problem. I've added two vehicle spawns, but they don't spawn my vehicle!

I have created a 10x10x10 control zone, added it to the cp's details, named it properly, and added it to both spawns. I redid all the values according to fierfek's tutorial, and added all the vehicles in the lua (below, I don't think there's any mistakes). My munge log doesn't give me any errors, object related or otherwise.

I've cleaned a bunch, and manually cleaned.

The control region passes through the ground, if that's anything...

I'm adding the imperial speeder, the STAP and the BARC speeder to each. LUA's below.

Clone Wars Conquest
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--
-- Copyright (c) 2005 Pandemic Studios, LLC. All rights reserved.
--

-- load the gametype script
ScriptCB_DoFile("ObjectiveConquest")
ScriptCB_DoFile("setup_teams")

-- REP Attacking (attacker is always #1)
REP = 1;
CIS = 2;
-- These variables do not change
ATT = REP;
DEF = CIS;


function ScriptPostLoad()


--This defines the CPs. These need to happen first
cp1 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp1"}
cp2 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp2"}
cp3 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp3"}
cp4 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp4"}



--This sets up the actual objective. This needs to happen after cp's are defined
conquest = ObjectiveConquest:New{teamATT = ATT, teamDEF = DEF,
textATT = "game.modes.con",
textDEF = "game.modes.con2",
multiplayerRules = true}

--This adds the CPs to the objective. This needs to happen after the objective is set up
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp1)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp2)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp3)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp4)

conquest:Start()

EnableSPHeroRules()

end


---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- FUNCTION: ScriptInit
-- PURPOSE: This function is only run once
-- INPUT:
-- OUTPUT:
-- NOTES: The name, 'ScriptInit' is a chosen convention, and each
-- mission script must contain a version of this function, as
-- it is called from C to start the mission.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
function ScriptInit()

ReadDataFile("ingame.lvl")


SetMaxFlyHeight(30)
SetMaxPlayerFlyHeight (30)

SetMemoryPoolSize ("ClothData",20)
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo",50) -- should be ~ 2x number of jedi classes
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::State",650) -- should be ~12x #Combo
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::Transition",650) -- should be a bit bigger than #Combo::State
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::Condition",650) -- should be a bit bigger than #Combo::State
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::Attack",550) -- should be ~8-12x #Combo
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::DamageSample",6000) -- should be ~8-12x #Combo::Attack
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::Deflect",100) -- should be ~1x #combo

ReadDataFile("sound\\yav.lvl;yav1cw")
ReadDataFile("SIDE\\rep.lvl",
"rep_inf_ep3_rifleman",
"rep_inf_ep3_rocketeer",
"rep_inf_ep3_engineer",
"rep_inf_ep3_sniper",
"rep_inf_ep3_officer",
"rep_inf_ep3_jettrooper",
"rep_hover_fightertank",
"rep_hero_anakin",
"rep_hover_barcspeeder",
"rep_hover_fightertank")
ReadDataFile("SIDE\\cis.lvl",
"cis_inf_rifleman",
"cis_inf_rocketeer",
"cis_inf_engineer",
"cis_inf_sniper",
"cis_inf_officer",
"cis_inf_droideka",
"cis_hero_darthmaul",
"cis_hover_aat",
"cis_hover_stap",
"cis_hover_aat")


ReadDataFile("SIDE\\tur.lvl",
"tur_bldg_laser",
"tur_bldg_tower")

SetupTeams{
rep = {
team = REP,
units = 20,
reinforcements = 150,
soldier = { "rep_inf_ep3_rifleman",9, 25},
assault = { "rep_inf_ep3_rocketeer",1, 4},
engineer = { "rep_inf_ep3_engineer",1, 4},
sniper = { "rep_inf_ep3_sniper",1, 4},
officer = {"rep_inf_ep3_officer",1, 4},
special = { "rep_inf_ep3_jettrooper",1, 4},

},
cis = {
team = CIS,
units = 20,
reinforcements = 150,
soldier = { "cis_inf_rifleman",9, 25},
assault = { "cis_inf_rocketeer",1, 4},
engineer = { "cis_inf_engineer",1, 4},
sniper = { "cis_inf_sniper",1, 4},
officer = {"cis_inf_officer",1, 4},
special = { "cis_inf_droideka",1, 4},
}
}

SetHeroClass(CIS, "cis_hero_darthmaul")
SetHeroClass(REP, "rep_hero_anakin")


-- Level Stats
-- ClearWalkers()
AddWalkerType(0, 4) -- special -> droidekas
AddWalkerType(1, 0) -- 1x2 (1 pair of legs)
AddWalkerType(2, 0) -- 2x2 (2 pairs of legs)
AddWalkerType(3, 0) -- 3x2 (3 pairs of legs)
local weaponCnt = 1024
SetMemoryPoolSize("Aimer", 75)
SetMemoryPoolSize("AmmoCounter", weaponCnt)
SetMemoryPoolSize("BaseHint", 1024)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EnergyBar", weaponCnt)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntityCloth", 32)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntityFlyer", 32)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntityHover", 32)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntityLight", 200)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntitySoundStream", 4)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntitySoundStatic", 32)
SetMemoryPoolSize("MountedTurret", 32)
SetMemoryPoolSize("Navigator", 128)
SetMemoryPoolSize("Obstacle", 1024)
SetMemoryPoolSize("PathNode", 1024)
SetMemoryPoolSize("SoundSpaceRegion", 64)
SetMemoryPoolSize("TreeGridStack", 1024)
SetMemoryPoolSize("UnitAgent", 128)
SetMemoryPoolSize("UnitController", 128)
SetMemoryPoolSize("Weapon", weaponCnt)

SetSpawnDelay(10.0, 0.25)
--ReadDataFile("dc:KIV\\KIV.lvl", "KIV_conquest")
ReadDataFile("dc:KIV\\KIV.lvl", "KIV_conquest")
SetDenseEnvironment("false")




-- Sound

SetSoundEffect("ScopeDisplayZoomIn", "binocularzoomin")
SetSoundEffect("ScopeDisplayZoomOut", "binocularzoomout")

voiceSlow = OpenAudioStream("sound\\global.lvl", "rep_unit_vo_slow")
AudioStreamAppendSegments("sound\\global.lvl", "cis_unit_vo_slow", voiceSlow)
AudioStreamAppendSegments("sound\\global.lvl", "global_vo_slow", voiceSlow)

voiceQuick = OpenAudioStream("sound\\global.lvl", "rep_unit_vo_quick")
AudioStreamAppendSegments("sound\\global.lvl", "cis_unit_vo_quick", voiceQuick)

OpenAudioStream("sound\\global.lvl", "cw_music")
-- OpenAudioStream("sound\\global.lvl", "global_vo_quick")
-- OpenAudioStream("sound\\global.lvl", "global_vo_slow")
OpenAudioStream("sound\\yav.lvl", "yav1")
OpenAudioStream("sound\\yav.lvl", "yav1")
OpenAudioStream("sound\\yav.lvl", "yav1_emt")

SetBleedingVoiceOver(REP, REP, "rep_off_com_report_us_overwhelmed", 1)
SetBleedingVoiceOver(REP, CIS, "rep_off_com_report_enemy_losing", 1)
SetBleedingVoiceOver(CIS, REP, "cis_off_com_report_enemy_losing", 1)
SetBleedingVoiceOver(CIS, CIS, "cis_off_com_report_us_overwhelmed", 1)

SetOutOfBoundsVoiceOver(2, "cisleaving")
SetOutOfBoundsVoiceOver(1, "repleaving")

SetAmbientMusic(REP, 1.0, "rep_yav_amb_start", 0,1)
SetAmbientMusic(REP, 0.8, "rep_yav_amb_middle", 1,1)
SetAmbientMusic(REP, 0.2, "rep_yav_amb_end", 2,1)
SetAmbientMusic(CIS, 1.0, "cis_yav_amb_start", 0,1)
SetAmbientMusic(CIS, 0.8, "cis_yav_amb_middle", 1,1)
SetAmbientMusic(CIS, 0.2, "cis_yav_amb_end", 2,1)

SetVictoryMusic(REP, "rep_yav_amb_victory")
SetDefeatMusic (REP, "rep_yav_amb_defeat")
SetVictoryMusic(CIS, "cis_yav_amb_victory")
SetDefeatMusic (CIS, "cis_yav_amb_defeat")

SetSoundEffect("ScopeDisplayZoomIn", "binocularzoomin")
SetSoundEffect("ScopeDisplayZoomOut", "binocularzoomout")
--SetSoundEffect("BirdScatter", "birdsFlySeq1")
--SetSoundEffect("WeaponUnableSelect", "com_weap_inf_weaponchange_null")
--SetSoundEffect("WeaponModeUnableSelect", "com_weap_inf_modechange_null")
SetSoundEffect("SpawnDisplayUnitChange", "shell_select_unit")
SetSoundEffect("SpawnDisplayUnitAccept", "shell_menu_enter")
SetSoundEffect("SpawnDisplaySpawnPointChange", "shell_select_change")
SetSoundEffect("SpawnDisplaySpawnPointAccept", "shell_menu_enter")
SetSoundEffect("SpawnDisplayBack", "shell_menu_exit")


--OpeningSateliteShot
AddCameraShot(0.908386, -0.209095, -0.352873, -0.081226, -45.922508, -19.114113, 77.022636);

AddCameraShot(-0.481173, 0.024248, -0.875181, -0.044103, 14.767292, -30.602322, -144.506851);
AddCameraShot(0.999914, -0.012495, -0.004416, -0.000055, 1.143253, -33.602314, -76.884430);
AddCameraShot(0.839161, 0.012048, -0.543698, 0.007806, 19.152437, -49.802273, 24.337317);
AddCameraShot(0.467324, 0.006709, -0.883972, 0.012691, 11.825212, -49.802273, -7.000720);
AddCameraShot(0.861797, 0.001786, -0.507253, 0.001051, -11.986043, -59.702248, 23.263165);
AddCameraShot(0.628546, -0.042609, -0.774831, -0.052525, 20.429928, -48.302277, 9.771714);
AddCameraShot(0.765213, -0.051873, 0.640215, 0.043400, 57.692474, -48.302277, 16.540724);
AddCameraShot(0.264032, -0.015285, -0.962782, -0.055734, -16.681797, -42.902290, 129.553268);
AddCameraShot(-0.382320, 0.022132, -0.922222, -0.053386, 20.670977, -42.902290, 135.513001);
end
GCW Conquest
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--
-- Copyright (c) 2005 Pandemic Studios, LLC. All rights reserved.
--

ScriptCB_DoFile("setup_teams")
ScriptCB_DoFile("ObjectiveConquest")

-- Empire Attacking (attacker is always #1)
local ALL = 2
local IMP = 1
-- These variables do not change
local ATT = 1
local DEF = 2

function ScriptPostLoad()


--This defines the CPs. These need to happen first
cp1 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp1"}
cp2 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp2"}
cp3 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp3"}
cp4 = CommandPost:New{name = "cp4"}



--This sets up the actual objective. This needs to happen after cp's are defined
conquest = ObjectiveConquest:New{teamATT = ATT, teamDEF = DEF,
textATT = "game.modes.con",
textDEF = "game.modes.con2",
multiplayerRules = true}

--This adds the CPs to the objective. This needs to happen after the objective is set up
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp1)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp2)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp3)
conquest:AddCommandPost(cp4)

conquest:Start()

EnableSPHeroRules()

end


---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- FUNCTION: ScriptInit
-- PURPOSE: This function is only run once
-- INPUT:
-- OUTPUT:
-- NOTES: The name, 'ScriptInit' is a chosen convention, and each
-- mission script must contain a version of this function, as
-- it is called from C to start the mission.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

function ScriptInit()

ReadDataFile("ingame.lvl")



SetMaxFlyHeight(40)
SetMaxPlayerFlyHeight(40)


SetMemoryPoolSize ("ClothData",20)
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo",50) -- should be ~ 2x number of jedi classes
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::State",650) -- should be ~12x #Combo
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::Transition",650) -- should be a bit bigger than #Combo::State
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::Condition",650) -- should be a bit bigger than #Combo::State
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::Attack",550) -- should be ~8-12x #Combo
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::DamageSample",6000) -- should be ~8-12x #Combo::Attack
SetMemoryPoolSize ("Combo::Deflect",100) -- should be ~1x #combo


ReadDataFile("sound\\tat.lvl;tat2gcw")
ReadDataFile("SIDE\\all.lvl",
"all_inf_rifleman",
"all_inf_rocketeer",
"all_inf_sniper",
"all_inf_engineer",
"all_inf_officer",
"all_inf_wookiee",
"all_hero_hansolo_tat",
"all_hover_combatspeeder")

ReadDataFile("SIDE\\imp.lvl",
"imp_inf_rifleman",
"imp_inf_rocketeer",
"imp_inf_engineer",
"imp_inf_sniper",
"imp_inf_officer",
"imp_inf_dark_trooper",
"imp_hero_bobafett",
"imp_fly_destroyer_dome",
"imp_hover_speederbike",
"imp_hover_fightertank")

ReadDataFile("SIDE\\tur.lvl",
"tur_bldg_tat_barge",
"tur_bldg_laser")

SetupTeams{
all = {
team = ALL,
units = 20,
reinforcements = 150,
soldier = { "all_inf_rifleman",9, 25},
assault = { "all_inf_rocketeer",1,4},
engineer = { "all_inf_engineer",1,4},
sniper = { "all_inf_sniper",1,4},
officer = { "all_inf_officer",1,4},
special = { "all_inf_wookiee",1,4},

},
imp = {
team = IMP,
units = 20,
reinforcements = 150,
soldier = { "imp_inf_rifleman",9, 25},
assault = { "imp_inf_rocketeer",1,4},
engineer = { "imp_inf_engineer",1,4},
sniper = { "imp_inf_sniper",1,4},
officer = { "imp_inf_officer",1,4},
special = { "imp_inf_dark_trooper",1,4},
},
}

SetHeroClass(ALL, "all_hero_hansolo_tat")
SetHeroClass(IMP, "imp_hero_bobafett")

-- Level Stats
ClearWalkers()
AddWalkerType(0, 0) -- special -> droidekas
AddWalkerType(1, 0) -- 1x2 (1 pair of legs)
AddWalkerType(2, 0) -- 2x2 (2 pairs of legs)
AddWalkerType(3, 0) -- 3x2 (3 pairs of legs)

local weaponCnt = 1024
SetMemoryPoolSize("Aimer", 75)
SetMemoryPoolSize("AmmoCounter", weaponCnt)
SetMemoryPoolSize("BaseHint", 1024)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EnergyBar", weaponCnt)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntityCloth", 32)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntityFlyer", 32)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntityHover", 32)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntityLight", 200)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntitySoundStream", 4)
SetMemoryPoolSize("EntitySoundStatic", 32)
SetMemoryPoolSize("MountedTurret", 32)
SetMemoryPoolSize("Navigator", 128)
SetMemoryPoolSize("Obstacle", 1024)
SetMemoryPoolSize("PathNode", 1024)
SetMemoryPoolSize("SoundSpaceRegion", 64)
SetMemoryPoolSize("TreeGridStack", 1024)
SetMemoryPoolSize("UnitAgent", 128)
SetMemoryPoolSize("UnitController", 128)
SetMemoryPoolSize("Weapon", weaponCnt)

SetSpawnDelay(10.0, 0.25)
ReadDataFile("dc:KIV\\KIV.lvl", "KIV_conquest")
SetDenseEnvironment("false")


-- Sound Stats

voiceSlow = OpenAudioStream("sound\\global.lvl", "all_unit_vo_slow")
AudioStreamAppendSegments("sound\\global.lvl", "imp_unit_vo_slow", voiceSlow)
AudioStreamAppendSegments("sound\\global.lvl", "des_unit_vo_slow", voiceSlow)
AudioStreamAppendSegments("sound\\global.lvl", "global_vo_slow", voiceSlow)

voiceQuick = OpenAudioStream("sound\\global.lvl", "all_unit_vo_quick")
AudioStreamAppendSegments("sound\\global.lvl", "imp_unit_vo_quick", voiceQuick)

OpenAudioStream("sound\\global.lvl", "gcw_music")
OpenAudioStream("sound\\tat.lvl", "tat2")
OpenAudioStream("sound\\tat.lvl", "tat2")
-- OpenAudioStream("sound\\global.lvl", "global_vo_quick")
-- OpenAudioStream("sound\\global.lvl", "global_vo_slow")

SetBleedingVoiceOver(ALL, ALL, "all_off_com_report_us_overwhelmed", 1)
SetBleedingVoiceOver(ALL, IMP, "all_off_com_report_enemy_losing", 1)
SetBleedingVoiceOver(IMP, ALL, "imp_off_com_report_enemy_losing", 1)
SetBleedingVoiceOver(IMP, IMP, "imp_off_com_report_us_overwhelmed", 1)

SetLowReinforcementsVoiceOver(ALL, ALL, "all_off_defeat_im", .1, 1)
SetLowReinforcementsVoiceOver(ALL, IMP, "all_off_victory_im", .1, 1)
SetLowReinforcementsVoiceOver(IMP, IMP, "imp_off_defeat_im", .1, 1)
SetLowReinforcementsVoiceOver(IMP, ALL, "imp_off_victory_im", .1, 1)

SetOutOfBoundsVoiceOver(2, "Allleaving")
SetOutOfBoundsVoiceOver(1, "Impleaving")

SetAmbientMusic(ALL, 1.0, "all_tat_amb_start", 0,1)
SetAmbientMusic(ALL, 0.8, "all_tat_amb_middle", 1,1)
SetAmbientMusic(ALL, 0.2, "all_tat_amb_end", 2,1)
SetAmbientMusic(IMP, 1.0, "imp_tat_amb_start", 0,1)
SetAmbientMusic(IMP, 0.8, "imp_tat_amb_middle", 1,1)
SetAmbientMusic(IMP, 0.2, "imp_tat_amb_end", 2,1)

SetVictoryMusic(ALL, "all_tat_amb_victory")
SetDefeatMusic (ALL, "all_tat_amb_defeat")
SetVictoryMusic(IMP, "imp_tat_amb_victory")
SetDefeatMusic (IMP, "imp_tat_amb_defeat")

SetSoundEffect("ScopeDisplayZoomIn", "binocularzoomin")
SetSoundEffect("ScopeDisplayZoomOut", "binocularzoomout")
--SetSoundEffect("WeaponUnableSelect", "com_weap_inf_weaponchange_null")
--SetSoundEffect("WeaponModeUnableSelect", "com_weap_inf_modechange_null")
SetSoundEffect("SpawnDisplayUnitChange", "shell_select_unit")
SetSoundEffect("SpawnDisplayUnitAccept", "shell_menu_enter")
SetSoundEffect("SpawnDisplaySpawnPointChange", "shell_select_change")
SetSoundEffect("SpawnDisplaySpawnPointAccept", "shell_menu_enter")
SetSoundEffect("SpawnDisplayBack", "shell_menu_exit")

-- Camera Stats
--Tat2 Mos Eisley
AddCameraShot(0.974338, -0.222180, 0.035172, 0.008020, -82.664650, 23.668301, 43.955681);
AddCameraShot(0.390197, -0.089729, -0.893040, -0.205362, 23.563562, 12.914885, -101.465561);
AddCameraShot(0.169759, 0.002225, -0.985398, 0.012916, 126.972809, 4.039628, -22.020613);
AddCameraShot(0.677453, -0.041535, 0.733016, 0.044942, 97.517807, 4.039628, 36.853477);
AddCameraShot(0.866029, -0.156506, 0.467299, 0.084449, 7.685640, 7.130688, -10.895234);
end
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This is how to format a question, yoyo.
Pew...
Notice how he knew what he was setting out to do and he knew at least a fair amount about what it was. He clearly has read a tutorial and is asking for help due to his used up options.




Useful visual diagram for people. More to follow for tomorrow with some links to topic-related websites. By the way, it was Maveritchell who made this diagram and I think it is well made. :thumbs:
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[quote="Maveritchell"]You are at a stage now where you are asking questions without trying things out first. This should not be the case. Always try something out before you ask a question.

Image[/quote]

Links

1. http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
2. http://www.wikihow.com/Ask-a-Question-Intelligently
3. http://www.connectionsmagazine.com/articles/4/095.html
AgentSmith_#27 wrote: It should be noted your questions won't always be answered. When I ask a question on Gametoast and no one can help, and all my ideas are exhausted, I take a good long break from that mod (I'm talking days here) and when I get back to work on it I find it suddenly clicks.
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Also, note I posted my LUAs first thing. A lot of people forget that.
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noted, presstilty. I had to dig out Mav's diagram by the way. It was a little hard to find, but the search tool helped a lot.
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Post by Twilight_Warrior »

If you're going for just questions in general, you forgot the most important step before coming on here to ask a question.

Google.
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I always search for what i am looking for a couple times first, even though 85% of the time i get no answers
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Re: How To Ask a Question

Post by Teancum »

Man, I love Mav's diagram :thumbs: He has a way of making things so succinct without sounding like a jerk. Not many people can do that.
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[quote="Maveritchell"]You are at a stage now where you are asking questions without trying things out first. This should not be the case. Always try something out before you ask a question.

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Teancum wrote:Man, I love Mav's diagram :thumbs: He has a way of making things so succinct without sounding like a jerk. Not many people can do that.
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[quote="Maveritchell"]You are at a stage now where you are asking questions without trying things out first. This should not be the case. Always try something out before you ask a question.

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I concur, everything he says is wise and well thought out, he is gandalf as to lotr, he is yoda as to star wars, he is merlin as to arther, you get the idea
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Or he reads too much xkcd...
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Either way, it is impressive how effective a sarcastic flowchart can be, lol.
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Teancum wrote:Man, I love Mav's diagram :thumbs: He has a way of making things so succinct without sounding like a jerk. Not many people can do that.
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[quote="Maveritchell"]You are at a stage now where you are asking questions without trying things out first. This should not be the case. Always try something out before you ask a question.

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That flowchart should be stickied at the top of the modding forum.
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Re: How To Ask a Question

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I hope this topic is stickied, because I am a little tired of seeing bad questions.
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Teancum wrote:Man, I love Mav's diagram :thumbs: He has a way of making things so succinct without sounding like a jerk. Not many people can do that.
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[quote="Maveritchell"]You are at a stage now where you are asking questions without trying things out first. This should not be the case. Always try something out before you ask a question.

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I concur, everything he says is wise and well thought out, he is gandalf as to lotr, he is yoda as to star wars, he is merlin as to arther, you get the idea[/quote]

Mav is in my opinion the greatest modder ever. The reason is he makes every map memorable. He also never gets into a discussion unless he knows everything there is to know about it. I think we can learn a thing or two from him.
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Re: How To Ask a Question

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Add Search to your instructions.
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Re: How To Ask a Question

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Done.
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Re: How To Ask a Question

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MrCrayon wrote:I hope this topic is stickied, because I am a little tired of seeing bad questions.
THEWULFMAN wrote:
Teancum wrote:Man, I love Mav's diagram :thumbs: He has a way of making things so succinct without sounding like a jerk. Not many people can do that.
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[quote="Maveritchell"]You are at a stage now where you are asking questions without trying things out first. This should not be the case. Always try something out before you ask a question.

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I concur, everything he says is wise and well thought out, he is gandalf as to lotr, he is yoda as to star wars, he is merlin as to arther, you get the idea
Mav is in my opinion the greatest modder ever. The reason is he makes every map memorable. He also never gets into a discussion unless he knows everything there is to know about it. I think we can learn a thing or two from him.[/quote]
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sorry I couldn't help myself. Anyway-

It should be noted your questions won't always be answered. When I ask a question on Gametoast and no one can help, and all my ideas are exhausted, I take a good long break from that mod (I'm talking days here) and when I get back to work on it I find it suddenly clicks.
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Re: How To Ask a Question

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forgot to say this, but, if anyone has any useful sites on this, that would be great!
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