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Multiple Issues Building My First Module

Postby orionsbell » July 4th, 2014, 3:12 am

HI, I'm brand new to all this so please be kind...

First I'm on Mac OS 10.9.4 and running Vassal 3.2.11.

I'm trying to build a beta test version of my developing game and have already come across some issues.

I used the Card Game example in the last two pages of the 3.1 Design Manual as a guide but have the following problems:

1) Can't get my second deck to display on the board.
2) When cards are drawn into player hands, a copy of the back image cover the top left quarter of each drawn card.

Decks were built using the new multi-card feature.

Up coming issues:

1) Decks contain cards that are both horizontal and vertically oriented. Mainly horizontal.
2) I want players to be able to rotate cards 90° both in their hand and when they place cards into the pay area.

Please help. I've only been working on this for 3 hours and I'm already frustrated. :cry:

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Re: Multiple Issues Building My First Module

Postby uckelman » July 4th, 2014, 9:26 am

Thus spake orionsbell:
>
> First I'm on Mac OS 10.9.4 and running Vassal 3.2.11.

3.2.12 is out. It contains 17 bug fixes over 3.2.11, several of which
affect MacOS X. I suggest that you upgrade.

> I'm trying to build a beta test version of my developing game and have
> already come across some issues.
>
> I used the Card Game example in the last two pages of the 3.1 Design
> Manual as a guide but have the following problems:
>
> 1) Can't get my second deck to display on the board.

We need more details in order to comment on this.

> 2) When cards are drawn into player hands, a copy of the back image
> cover the top left quarter of each drawn card.

This is controlled by the Mask property on each card. If you don't like
the inset, select a different "Display style"

> Up coming issues:
>
> 1) Decks contain cards that are both horizontal and vertically oriented.
> Mainly horizontal.
> 2) I want players to be able to rotate cards 90° both in their hand and
> when they place cards into the pay area.

Use the Can Rotate trait.

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Re: Multiple Issues Building My First Module

Postby orionsbell » July 8th, 2014, 5:02 am

J.

Thanks for the help. I've got most of the basics solved but still have one major problem:

I've set the "Can Rotate" and placed it above "Mask" trait, but I can't get the cards to rotate.

Help?

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Re: Multiple Issues Building My First Module

Postby uckelman » July 8th, 2014, 7:53 am

Thus spake orionsbell:
>
> I've set the "Can Rotate" and placed it above "Mask" trait, but I can't
> get the cards to rotate.

Try reversing the order of the two traits.

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Re: Multiple Issues Building My First Module

Postby orionsbell » July 8th, 2014, 8:06 am

UBD (User Brain Dead) I forgot the key command I set to rotate.

Doh!
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