[messages] [Module Design] Newbie needs help

Tom Russ taruss2000 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 19:08:45 CET 2014

For the partisan counter I would imagine you want to use the "Mask" trait.
See, for example p. 52 of the Module Designer's Guide.
I don't think you will need restricted access.

For ownership markers, I would suggest using "Game Piece Layers".
This is a different kind of layer than the layers used in counters.
It lets you define different layers to which game pieces belong which can
be used to give stacking orders (so, for example, ownership markers can be
on the bottom) and it also makes it easy to turn off the display of certain
layers.  See p. 25 and p. 52.


On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:23 AM, Kezerk <kezerk at kezerk.com> wrote:

> I've prettymuch managed to solve most of my problems and maybe could
> manage to do so for these too, but someone may already have done it and
> can post a step-by-step howto. No need to re-invent the wheel.
> I'm making Europa modules for Vassal, and next I'd need to figure out
> how to do two things:
> * Create a "Partisan" counter.  The owner is the only one who can view
> the reverse side. This can be easily done with "Restricted Access" but
> the problem is, how can the owning player check the reverse side of the
> counter (to see what it is) without it also showing to the opponent and
> observer?   Optimal would be that the owner could see the name of the
> unit even with the "masked side" up, but I don't think it can be done,
> can it?
> Currently I have the piece defined as:
> Basic Piece (image of Partisan counter and name "Partisan")
> Prototype - Ground Unit (Includes Delete, Movement Trail, Mark when
> Moved, Marker - Type = Ground Unit)
> Restricted Access
> Layer - Front side (Partisan) and reverse side (the actual unit/Dummy)
> * Hide all counters with a specific Marker Type.
> The Ownership markers sometimes obscure the terrain beneath, and I'd
> like to be able to have a "Show ownership on/off" button.
> The ownership markers are already defined with Marker - Type = Terrain
> How do I create a button/command that only affects them?
> Thanks in advance,
> - Kez.
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