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 Post subject: Unintended behavior? Age description is exposed
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:02 am 
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So, DragonAPI has an interesting feature -- improved mystcraft handling, and ChromaticCraft adds a feature for this:

> ChromatiCraft: Added MystCraft Page Extractor

I thought that the age description string was not part of the API, and not exposed to anyone. Reika points out that after you visit the world, the description string is part of the accessible NBT of the book.

This machine will extract a symbol from the book -- including the random symbols -- with a chance of destroying the book.

So, random ages can be used as a source of symbols.

I do not know what the chances are, nor if there is any favoring of common symbols or rare symbols. Nor am I necessarily certain that this is a bad thing.

Ok: Reika has said that the chance of ruining the book is based on the card rank -- the rarer the card, the more likely you ruin the book. It's not a super-early ability, you can use it after hooking all 16 colors up to a relay network. So I think it's about the start of the ChromaticCraft mid-game, or late early game.

_________________ (and later): Safe linking and Mystcraft introduction: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... HC6PDjh7ns

Currently a work in progress (3 of 5 parts finished). A 5 minute "TL; DW" summary is at the end of part 3. The first 10 minutes of part 3 are a summary of parts 1 and 2; part 3 is a decent job of being a self-contained mod spotlight, and does significant details on how to write worlds.

Part 4 will be looking at dangers of ages, coming soon

 Post subject: Re: Unintended behavior? Age description is exposed
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:27 am 
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I don't really like it, but it's not my thing.
I think that's doable with the API alone, so sure. If Reika is hacking into the mod more directly then I'm not responsible for anything breaking.

The actual description is part of the agedata, not the book NBT. The visible pages are in the book NBT.

Either way, it's Reika's mod to my mod, so he can do that.

I am the Mystcraft Dev.

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