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  • Tutorial:Basic Spell Book for Aura

    List of topics covered!

    1. How to combine multiple aura as one?
    2. Identifying Spell Book Problems!
    - Green button in hero ability research button
    - Missing tooltip for button
    - Misplace position of hero ability button
    3. Solution for Spell Book Problems


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    How to combine multiple aura as one?
    Step 0: Introduction & Explanation
    A Spell Book is required!
    In order to combine 2 or more aura into 1, we will need to use a
    spellbook. In this tutorial, I'll be creating a new aura which has 3 aura:
    devotion aura, brilliance aura and trueshot aura.

    Step 1: Create a new map
    There are 2 methods to create a new map
    1. File > New Map > Create new map > ok
    2. CTRL+N > ok

    Step 2: Go to Object Editor
    There are 2 methods to go to "Object Editor"
    1 - Press F6 to open Object Editor (shortcut key)
    2 - Module > Object Editor (standard toolbar)

    Step 3: Create Spell Book
    There are 2 methods to create a "Spellbook"
    1 - Abilities > right-click any spell > New custom ability > Items > Spellbook
    2 - Abilities > Special > Items > Spell Book > Copy ability > Paste ability

    Step 4: Modify Spell Book into Hero Ability
    We will need to change Spell Book settings to convert it into Hero Ability.
    because Hero only can use custom-made/default "Hero Ability" not unit/item!
    Below are the explanation of which details required to be changed

    1. Data - Spell List : Entangling Roots, Dispel Magic, Roar
    Delete all the abilities inside and add aura you want!
    All of the three aura's I added into the Spell Book are "Neutral Hostile" type.
    Note* You can only add "Units" ability/aura into spellbook
    Result: Data - Spell List : Brilliance Aura, Devotion Aura, Trueshot Aura

    2. Stats - Hero Ability (false) | Stats - Item Ability (true)
    To change the ability to true or false, simply double click and tick the box.
    Note* If Hero Ability and Item Ability is false, this means it is a unit ability.
    Result: Stats - Hero Ability (true) | Stats - Item Ability (false)

    3. Text - Name : Spell Book
    This text is for the name of your "spell/aura/hero ability". Create a name!
    For me, I will name this as "AyumiAura", hehehe
    Result: Text - Name : AyumiAura


    Step 4: Test out the New Aura
    Now its the time to test out our new aura. I have created a custom unit,
    which is an archmage named Ayumi. I deleted the previous Hero Abilities
    found in archmage and added in the new custom-made aura, AyumiAura.
    Once completed, I placed the new custom Hero into the map.
    1 - CTRL + F9 to test map!


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    Identifying Spell Book Problems!
    Step 0: Introduction & Explanation
    Identifying Problems
    "OMG, my spellbook got problems!!?!?! Help me Plzzz >.< !!!!"...
    After you tried it, you realised that all three auras are in one ability, yeah!
    However, you notice some problems with the new aura such as:
    Problems
    Picture 0: *before adding the new hero ability
    Picture 1. The button in research hero abilities is green!
    Picture 1: The green button in research hero abilities has no tooltip!
    Picture 2: The new spell book button position is not placed where I want.
    Picture 2: The new spell book button picture is not what I want!
    Picture 2: The new spell book button also does not have a tooltip! Argghhh
    Picture 4: The new spell book button can be open. I dont want it to be open!




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    Solution for Spell Book Problems!

    Solution: 1# Green button in hero ability research button
    Customizing your button pictures!
    How do I fix this? I dont want it to be green but I want it to be different!
    Let's say I want it to be a Trueshot Aura icon for my new (aura / spell book)
    To fix it, go to the spell book abilities > select the spell book you have created

    Stats - Hero Ability : False | Stats - Item Ability : True
    By default, you will get this when you first create a spell book! Change the
    value for Hero Ability to True while Item Ability to false. Why? If we don't
    enable this, you will not see Art - Icon - Research. To fix the green button,
    we need to put a picture/icon inside the Art - Icon - Research
    Result: Stats - Hero Ability : True | Stats - Item Ability : False

    Art - Icon - Normal : Spell Book
    Double click the Spell Book, you will see a mini pop up window! Then, change
    the Spell Book picture by clicking on the preset button, it will drop down
    a list of categories, such as Units, Units Missle, Items, Abilities, etc
    For me, I want it to be Trueshot Aura icon, so I select Abilities > Trueshot
    Result: Art - Icon - Normal : Trueshot Aura <Normal>, Trueshot Aura (Neutral Hostile)

    Art - Icon - Research : <empty>
    Left click on Art - Icon - Normal, and then "Copy Field Value". After that,
    left click on Art - Icon - Research and then "Paste Field Value." Doing this
    will make both normal icon and research icon same! Apart from that, saves
    time instead of searching the similar icon by going through the categories.
    Result: Art - Icon - Research: Trueshot Aura <Normal>, Trueshot Aura (Neutral Hostile)



    Solution: 2# Missing tooltip for button (normal tooltip & research tooltip)
    Adding tooltip for each hero ability button!
    Umm... my hero ability button doesn't display the name and the description.
    Could you please tell me how to do it? Piece of cake! To fix it, go to the spell
    book abilities > select the spell book you have created. Once you reach there,
    scroll down to the bottom, you will notice there are 2 types of tooltip:

    Stats - Hero Ability : False | Stats - Item Ability : True
    By default, you will get this when you first create a spell book! Change the
    value for Hero Ability to True while Item Ability to false. Why? If we don't
    enable this, you will not see Text - Tooltip - Normal and Text - Tooltip - Research
    Result: Stats - Hero Ability : True | Stats - Item Ability : False

    note* tooltip - Learn description is only shown within hero research abilities

    Text - Tooltip - Learn:
    Result: Text - Tooltip - Learn: AyumiAura

    Text - Tooltip - Learn - Extended:
    Result: Text - Tooltip - Learn - Extended: Level 1: Provides 3 aura for hero

    Text - Tooltip - Normal :
    Result: Text - Tooltip - Learn: AyumiAura

    Text - Tooltip - Normal - Extended:
    Result: Text - Tooltip - Learn - Extended: Level 1: Provides 3 aura for hero



    Solution: 3# Misplace position of hero ability button
    Placing hero ability buttons in the right position!
    How do I fix this? I dont want my hero ability button beside the patrol
    command button. To fix this, you will need to change the x,y coordinates of
    your button. Below is a picture created by me to guide you!



    The picture above shows the position of each box by row and column.
    There are 3 rows (y=0,1,2) while there are 4 columns (x=0,1,2,3)
    So, if I want my new hero ability button to be placed at coordinate (2,2)

    Art Button Position - Normal (X) : 0
    Result: Art Button Position - Normal (X) : 2

    Art Button Position - Normal (Y) : 0
    Result: Art Button Position - Normal (X) : 2

    Art Button Position - Normal/Research/Turn Off (X/Y) : 0
    Normal means button placed for using
    Research means button placed within Hero Ability Research
    Turn Off is for buttons that has auto cast features

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