Bugs In Macintosh Blades of Avernum
Editor v1.0 and v1.0.1
Every scenario designer on the Macintosh should upgrade their Blades of Avernum Editor to v1.1, which is located in the Scenario Workshop.
get_strategy Description Wrong
The description of the call get_strategy should actually read
short get_strategy(short which_char, short dummy) - Returns
the current strategy of which_char. See set_strategy for the
meanings of the different strategy values. The value of dummy
DEAD_STATE Not Always Called
What a character's character id is -1 (which happens, among
other times, when a creature is in an outdoor combat or made
by a splitting monster), its DEAD_STATE is not called when it
died. DEAD_STATE is called normally for normal creatures. This
will definitely be fixed when the Blades scenario format is
upgraded in May or June.
Errors In Messages
- One call is given the wrong name in the docs. The call "broadcast_message_from_loc"
is actually called "broadcast_message_from_x_y".
- The description of give_ter_script_message in the docs should
read void give_ter_script_message(short which_ter_script,short
what_message) - This gives message what_message to terrain script
which_ter_script. You can find out the number of a terrain script
by selecting it in the editor.
char_give_item, char_has_item_of_class_equip and move_to_loc_x_y Broken
The calls char_give_item, char_has_item_of_class_equip and move_to_loc_x_y don't work. Don't use them.
Incomplete Info on Traits
The chapter on Character Traits in the editor appendices is
incomplete. This text should be appended to the end of it. In
addition, characters have some innate abilities. Some, like
Call Spirit, come from the traits above. Some, like Ritual of
Sanctification, are learned in the scenarios. These innate abilities
are below. When their value is 1, the character has the ability
and hasn't used it today. When the value is 2, it has been used
15 - Summon Beast
16 - Call Spirit
17 - Regenerate
18 - Cure Afflictions
19 - Battle Frenzy
20 - Divine Aid
21 - Restore Energy
22 - Ritual of Sanctification
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