XML talk:XML Modding Lessons

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We should have a page that directs a user to require modding knownledge no matter what is involved: binaries, BSL, XML, etc.

This could be structured like a tree diagram.

For visual / lazy / stupid people like me, "Modding Oni" is far too textual.

For the like of us reading is slow, boring, in quitessence just bad. --paradox-01 (talk) 21:54, 17 July 2019 (CEST)

You could start with basic levels and create forks on the subject.


Level
  |
  Settings (ONGS)
  Savegame slot
  Skybox, atmosphere, weather
  Level logic (BSL)
  Cutscenes
  Geometry
   |
   Static geometry, furniture
   Animated gemoetry
   Pickup objects
   Weapons
   Consoles - Text pages
   Doors
   Turrets
  FX (sounds and particle via TMBD and ONIE decision paths)
   
Character
  |
  Model (TRBS, custom TRIA) - texturing (TRMA)
  Movements (TRAC, TRAM)
  Player stuff
  AI - profiles, interactions, patrol path, alarms


Bonus: ultra cool community demo level with dedicated sections

  • mixed H2H/gun fight pit
  • cutscene area
  • logic area (CONS, DOOR, TV, TURR, etc.)
  • environmental showcasting (particle, textures, shading))
  • ...
You're literally describing the Modding Oni page :-p There's nothing preventing someone from using the table of contents to browse in the manner you've described. Probably the copy in some sections can be reduced in size though, or moved to separate articles, and the TOC is limited to the top level when it should probably go down a couple more levels so the reader can see the different available subjects from the TOC. Possibly there should be one page for an introduction to modding concepts and then another page for the modding subjects you describe. Modding Oni was intended to serve both purposes, which might be overloading the page. --Iritscen (talk) 17:24, 18 July 2019 (CEST)