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Offline blackjacket

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Hero Filter?
« on: April 27, 2010, 07:36:23 PM »
Hey,

Does anyone know if there is any possible way through scripting, plugins, or dat files to create different filter categories for characters in the selection screen? It's starting to get overwhelming sifting through all the characters.  Thanks in advance.

Offline Epimethee

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Re: Hero Filter?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 12:21:30 AM »
There could be a solution, but what I envision is clumsy and would require quite a bit of work:

The basic idea is that a script moves hero files to a different folder and disable character.dat entries so they don't appear. So when launching the game, you would select, for example, the characters tagged Avengers, DC and/or Under 5000 XP to appear in-game.

Option 1. If you're using FFX, you could do part of the job by writing a Startup plugin in Python. Cf. the minimal documentation on http://ffx.freedomforceforever.com/manual.htm under Plugins : Startup Plugins. But I don't see a way to make an in-game interface for selecting available characters apart from the console.

Option 2. Create a game launcher with a graphical interface where you select your set of characters to play the game with. The folder management scrip runs and launches the game.
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Re: Hero Filter?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 12:32:04 AM »
You're right.
That IS clumsy!  :P

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Re: Hero Filter?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 11:48:49 AM »
Heh. The lack of hooks on the game's user interface is a [insert favourite expletive].
« Last Edit: April 28, 2010, 11:50:32 AM by Epimethee »
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Offline lugaru

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Re: Hero Filter?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 10:04:31 AM »
That is why if they ever make a sequel/remake/prequel/ANYTHING I hope they have tags in the hero files... that way you can put the team, universe, secret identity and other stuff into it. Spider Man could have Marvel, NY, Peter Parker, New Avengers, Hero, etc. Click on New Avengers and you get Luke Cage, Wolvie and the rest. Click on Peter Parker and you get all the hero files tagged with that name like "Iron Spidey", "Symbiote Spidey" and "Armored Spidey".

Offline bearded

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Re: Hero Filter?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010, 10:58:27 AM »
what about attributes?  i know attribute slots are valuable, there are only five of them.
but if you had an attribute called avenger, could you use that as a tag, in python or a startup plug in?

Offline daglob

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Re: Hero Filter?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 11:53:07 AM »
... or is there a way to do something like that in using a program like EZHero?

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Re: Hero Filter?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010, 03:20:08 PM »
A standalone launcher might be a cool idea.
I know games like Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Fallout3 have used them for mod management, and in MUA character selection too.

other uses for the launcher could be selecting which mod to play from a list of mods, coordinating save files from mods, changing active/inactive ffx plugins as well as picking character sets.

Then again, i don't know diddly about coding or programming so i don't know how feasible it would be.

Offline oktokels

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Re: Hero Filter?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 05:49:31 PM »
anybody got a solution for this??  :wacko: