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tModLoader [WIP] DMode Mod

Do you like the mod's concept?

  • Great! I want to test this right away!

  • Yeah. Cool.

  • I'm afraid of breaking the game...

  • Not so good. Needs polishing.


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BurntChow

Terrarian
Holding an item with your cursor and then right clicking a tome of ownership uses a tome but no item becomes owned. Same thing with gem of upgrade.
 
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psycodylan

Terrarian
Oh my! I loved what you said there, you have read my mind.
First, about the Orbs: I also noticed that Green Orbs end up accumulating a lot more than Red Orbs, so I'm thinking on multiple creative ways of exchange besides crafting.

Second, a Big Gem of Upgrade is a superb idea, but it would be quite expansive to get. I might add a "Superior Upgrade Gem" that instantly increases the Quality by 25 to 30 at the cost of 20 of the regular ones.

Third, increasing the mining power of axes and hammers is not a problem, but messing with the pickaxes is a bit dangerous since it could potentially allow the player to mine powerful ores too soon. I'm thinking on adding a maximum bonus of 4% bonus mining power. Also, the Skill System already increases the mining speed of all tools by 15% at Master Level (10), so adding another way of increasing it's mining speed to synergize with it would be neat.

And last, I'm quite surprised my mod would be considered better than the Calamity mod so, thanks, I really appreciate that.
I just feel the mod has more long term appeal than calamity, there is no end.
Also, you could increase the use time instead of pickaxes and axes by percent. So, instead of mining power, you could add .2% use time increase per gem (rounding up, of course.) This way, you can't mine adamantite with a copper pickaxe, but you could still cut through dirt, stone, gems, ores and more like butter if you had enough upgrades.
 

psycodylan

Terrarian
why the glass requirement? I've never gotten glass or fallen stars out of a destiny box, so why include them in the crafting materials?
 
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c2i39400

Terrarian
There you go. Every projectile of unknown damage shot by the player may receive the damage type of the weapon that it came from. This does not apply to secondary projectiles (projectiles that come from other projectiles).
Oh, I see that bug is fixed. But the two example I gave, Starbolt is still increasing Strength attribute, and Ice Spike is still increasing Dexterity attribute.
I guess this is because they shared the same projectiles that are already in vanilla. Maybe I am wrong.

Edit: Also, this update broke thorium's grave buster and grand thunder bird summon, tested with only d-mode, thorium and cheat sheet enabled on 32 bit tmodloader.

Edit2: And possible calamity's shadowdrop staff, too.
 
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Doctor Moonbad

Skeletron Prime
I just feel the mod has more long term appeal than calamity, there is no end.
Also, you could increase the use time instead of pickaxes and axes by percent. So, instead of mining power, you could add .2% use time increase per gem (rounding up, of course.) This way, you can't mine adamantite with a copper pickaxe, but you could still cut through dirt, stone, gems, ores and more like butter if you had enough upgrades.

Surely.

why the glass requirement? I've never gotten glass or fallen stars out of a destiny box, so why include them in the crafting materials?

It's way to compensate the Orbs I removed from the crafting recipe last time, and also to difficult the crafting of the new Superior Gem of Upgrade. I'm testing and playing to see what's a good "trade".

Oh, I see that bug is fixed. But the two example I gave, Starbolt is still increasing Strength attribute, and Ice Spike is still increasing Dexterity attribute.
I guess this is because they shared the same projectiles that are already in vanilla. Maybe I am wrong.

Edit: Also, this update broke thorium's grave buster and grand thunder bird summon, tested with only d-mode, thorium and cheat sheet enabled on 32 bit tmodloader.

Edit2: And possible calamity's shadowdrop staff, too.

Well that's trouble... I'll try to think on another solution. Can you tell the developers to define the damage types in those weapons, it would really help me.

Thanks for the feedback you all, you are really helping me a lot finding those bugs and also giving me ideas that I can work with. I might consider adding exclusive content in the mod just for you guys, as a mean of showing my thankfulness.
 

Doctor Moonbad

Skeletron Prime
Holding an item with your cursor and then right clicking a tome of ownership uses a tome but no item becomes owned. Same thing with gem of upgrade.

Well, that's not exactly a bug, it's a glitch that It's impossible for me to solve using TModloader's current version.
So, to be able to use the a Gem of Upgrade or a Tome of Onwership, you MUST:
- Have the item placed inside your Hotbar (the slots from 1 to 9 and 0)
- Have the item 'selected': An item is considered 'selected' when it's respective Hotbar slot number becomes yellow.
 

psycodylan

Terrarian
Surely.



It's way to compensate the Orbs I removed from the crafting recipe last time, and also to difficult the crafting of the new Superior Gem of Upgrade. I'm testing and playing to see what's a good "trade".



Well that's trouble... I'll try to think on another solution. Can you tell the developers to define the damage types in those weapons, it would really help me.

Thanks for the feedback you all, you are really helping me a lot finding those bugs and also giving me ideas that I can work with. I might consider adding exclusive content in the mod just for you guys, as a mean of showing my thankfulness.
Why not use amber instead of glass? you already have amber from chests plus its rare and you don't need to tear up beaches and deserts late game. It would make amber much more useful.
 

Doctor Moonbad

Skeletron Prime
Why not use amber instead of glass? you already have amber from chests plus its rare and you don't need to tear up beaches and deserts late game. It would make amber much more useful.

You are absolutely right, after playing it, I noticed that using glass is a horrible idea and very costly... both in time and Sand Blocks (poor Deserts... ). However, getting amber from the Destiny Boxes is quite slow, so I'm thinking on making multiple recipes that use the different rewards given by the Destiny Boxes, such as obsidian and the gemstones. Of course there will be a recipe that uses only Orbs, but it cost efficiency will be the worst. How about that?

EDIT [1]: I'm also going to refactor some chances on the Destiny Box, so that it's easier to get greater rewards.
 
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psycodylan

Terrarian
You are absolutely right, after playing it, I noticed that using glass is a horrible idea and very costly... both in time and Sand Blocks (poor Deserts... ). However, getting amber from the Destiny Boxes is quite slow, so I'm thinking on making multiple recipes that use the different rewards given by the Destiny Boxes, such as obsidian and the gemstones. Of course there will be a recipe that uses only Orbs, but it cost efficiency will be the worst. How about that?

EDIT [1]: I'm also going to refactor some chances on the Destiny Box, so that it's easier to get greater rewards.
i like the idea of worse efficiency for not having to use extra materials. Maybe the superior (or higher?) gem of upgrade can use amber in its more efficient recipe.
 

Doctor Moonbad

Skeletron Prime
i like the idea of worse efficiency for not having to use extra materials. Maybe the superior (or higher?) gem of upgrade can use amber in its more efficient recipe.

The recipes are done and in total, I've added 17 of them. All These recipes use the items given by Destiny Boxes, and follow a pattern of cost efficiency based on the gems' values and... no more Sand Blocks.

Oh, I see that bug is fixed. But the two example I gave, Starbolt is still increasing Strength attribute, and Ice Spike is still increasing Dexterity attribute.
I guess this is because they shared the same projectiles that are already in vanilla. Maybe I am wrong.

Edit: Also, this update broke thorium's grave buster and grand thunder bird summon, tested with only d-mode, thorium and cheat sheet enabled on 32 bit tmodloader.

Edit2: And possible calamity's shadowdrop staff, too.

I've changed the coding strategy:
* When a frendly projectile does not have a damage type when generated, it will receive a damage type.
* The damage type to be set is the same as the item's damage type of the currently item being held by the projectile's owner (aka the 'selected' item).
* Exception 1: If the 'selected' item does not have a damage type, then a random vanilla damage type may be set.
* Exception 2: If the projectile does not have an active owner or a valid item in hand (such as nothing), a random vanilla damage type may be set.

Because of this change, I may create items that allow players to exchange attributes point types for other ones (Dexterity to Strength for instance...).

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I've updated the "attribute-damage-conversion-to-EXP" formula to something much more balanced. For example, projectiles that pierce through enemies or bounce do not generate as much EXP as projectiles that hit one single time or do not bounce. Additionally, high level players have get slightly reduced EXP based on their General Level, and critical strikes are less effective based on the 'selected' item's critical strike chance (if it is high chance, low EXP conversion, otherwise with low critical strike chance, high EXP conversion).

The Destiny Boxes have been updated too! The low reward tiers are easier to get, while the high reward tiers are slightly easier. The more HP the player has, the greater the chance he / she can get Wooden Crates. Finally, the chance of getting any tier, except for the first tier, is decreased for every past tier they already got.

A lot of extra details have been changed, but I just can't talk about it... IT'S TOO MUCH... but of course, you'll notice them eventually.
 
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c2i39400

Terrarian
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I think I found a bug.
 

psycodylan

Terrarian
I didn't think of this until now. Target Dummies can be abused for XP on skills. This might lead to people going afk and rubber banding the left mouse button down instead of having fun (Especially for piercing weapons). If you don't want to change it, I understand. They are training dummies after all.
EDIT: Statue spawned mobs might be something to think about too.
 

Doctor Moonbad

Skeletron Prime
I didn't think of this until now. Target Dummies can be abused for XP on skills. This might lead to people going afk and rubber banding the left mouse button down instead of having fun (Especially for piercing weapons). If you don't want to change it, I understand. They are training dummies after all.
EDIT: Statue spawned mobs might be something to think about too.

Yes... I'm still thinking on ways to counteract that, and I got 2 ideas:
- Option 1) Register the player's velocities and past velocities, checking if the player is actually trying to fight. Because when fighting the player usually moves a lot.
- Option 2) If the player stays completely immobile for more than 15 seconds, the player gets a buff that sets all of his / her damage values to 0%, making it impossible to afk farm.

Will enemies' level increase after modded boss being defeated?
One day, yes, but first I need to finish the mod itself and only then, I going to add more mod synergy.
 

c2i39400

Terrarian
Yes... I'm still thinking on ways to counteract that, and I got 2 ideas:
- Option 1) Register the player's velocities and past velocities, checking if the player is actually trying to fight. Because when fighting the player usually moves a lot.
- Option 2) If the player stays completely immobile for more than 15 seconds, the player gets a buff that sets all of his / her damage values to 0%, making it impossible to afk farm.


One day, yes, but first I need to finish the mod itself and only then, I going to add more mod synergy.
I choose option 2. It also looks easier to implement than option 1.
 

psycodylan

Terrarian
How's the infusion system coming along? Need any ideas?
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Yes... I'm still thinking on ways to counteract that, and I got 2 ideas:
- Option 1) Register the player's velocities and past velocities, checking if the player is actually trying to fight. Because when fighting the player usually moves a lot.
- Option 2) If the player stays completely immobile for more than 15 seconds, the player gets a buff that sets all of his / her damage values to 0%, making it impossible to afk farm.


One day, yes, but first I need to finish the mod itself and only then, I going to add more mod synergy.
Velocites can be easily bypassed with minecarts. Maybe check how long it's been after the mouse was last moved?
 

Doctor Moonbad

Skeletron Prime
How's the infusion system coming along? Need any ideas?
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Velocites can be easily bypassed with minecarts. Maybe check how long it's been after the mouse was last moved?

I didn't know that. Thank you!.

I choose option 2. It also looks easier to implement than option 1.

Precisely.
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How's the infusion system coming along? Need any ideas?
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Velocites can be easily bypassed with minecarts. Maybe check how long it's been after the mouse was last moved?

My script for it is almost complete, and I'll soon post all the information here for you guys to see and analyze before I code it.
 

psycodylan

Terrarian
My exp on strength is -2%. I'm playing on normal and my strength stat is level 2166. I mainly use the upgrade gems because of this, i have no idea why it's happening.
EDIT: it goes positive after using a skill upgrade gem.
Also, I feel a Big Destiny Box is needed. Just craft it with 10 of the normal ones.
 
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Doctor Moonbad

Skeletron Prime
My exp on strength is -2%. I'm playing on normal and my strength stat is level 2166. I mainly use the upgrade gems because of this, i have no idea why it's happening.
EDIT: it goes positive after using a skill upgrade gem.
Also, I feel a Big Destiny Box is needed. Just craft it with 10 of the normal ones.

Well, that's weird. I'm gonna check this real quick... As for the Destiny Boxes, I don't really know why a bigger version would be better or necessary, can you explain why?

EDIT [1]: Solved! It was because I ended up forgetting to update the mathematical equations for the Power Crystals.
 
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